So I am now an official Funko Pop collector…

When the Australian bushfires tore through the Great Southern Land, and the world watched as billions of animals and millions of acres of land were burned to a crisp, the heroes of that time were the Australian firefighters, the ones that did whatever they could to stem back the life-destroying infernos. Think about this.  This…

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The monitor “sparked” at 2:00 A.M.

I can’t sleep.  I just can’t sleep. Okay, maybe I can get up, write my blog post, putter around on social media, all that. I check my desktop computer.  Monitor’s dark. No problem, I’ll wiggle my mouse, the screen saver should activate in three … two … two … two … Well, that’s not good.…

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A rock concert of 1,000 performers

I haven’t had a great few days of late.  Maybe I’ll blog about the crises, maybe I won’t. But for now, I need some eyebleach.  Sonic eyebleach, to be more precise. And that sonic eyebleach comes from a very unlikely source. A rock concert. In 2019, organizers in Paris held a massive stadium concert that…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, July 11 2020

Good morning everybody.  Sorry I’m late, I overslept.  Yeah, it’s Saturday, I’m allowed to oversleep. But what I’m not allowed to do is forget to compile my list of blogs and blog posts that populate my blogroll.  You need to check these out and see what’s going on.  What are you waiting for, a starter’s…

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And my last hope for Competition Season just went plop.

I get it.  I get it.  COVID-19 is breaking everything. And my last possible hope for something to come out of Competition Season this year has just been dashed. I submitted several digital photos to the Washington State Fair, in the hopes that COVID-19 had finally floated away from that state. No dice.  They just…

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I see your Lady A, and your other Lady A, and raise you a Lady A.

All right, everybody follow along. Once upon a time, there was a blues singer named Anita White, who for the past twenty years has fronted her own blues band, and has performed on stage under the name “Lady A.” Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, a country trio who called themselves Lady Antebellum……

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K-Chuck Radio: Our Robot Overlords

During my current run at radio station WHCL (my old college station, which is hosting alumni for the summer in pre-recorded content), I’ve noticed that there are several different timeslots on the schedule that are listed as “Robot’s Choice.” See, there isn’t always enough talent to handle all the timeslots, and that goes for students…

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Rapist and pedophile Mary Kay Letourneau has died.

It wasn’t an affair.  Let’s get things straight now. Mary Kay Letourneau did NOT “have an affair” with one of her students.  She did not just “engage in sexual relations” with that student.  She raped him.  While he was in sixth grade and she was his teacher. I say this because  Mary Kay Letourneau has…

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My entries that would have been into the 2020 New York State Fair Photography Competition

First, I heard that because of COVID-19, the 4-H groups would not have their meeting at the New York State Fair this year. Then, I heard that because of a deadly rabbit virus, there would be no rabbits or cavies at the Fair this year, either. Then this happened. pic.twitter.com/ELBC1UtpL8 — New York State Fair…

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Well, my newest radio stint might actually last longer than my previous radio stint…

This summer, I was able to return to my college radio station, WHCL (88.7 FM, or whcl.org for you new-heads).  Friday nights at 11:00 p.m. Eastern time, my old college radio show, the Nightowl Radio Show, returned from the archives and spun once more. It’s been a fun run, and I really enjoyed putting together…

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