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Busiot ... my new word.

Busiot … my new word.

I coined a new word – “busiot” … Quick – call Websters !!! Think of the word “business”. People pronounce it as “biz-ness”. It relates to work and how we make a living. But it literally means “a state of being busy” if you break it down into its components. It’s good to be busy. […]

88 Years For the The Opry / Goodnight Tom Clancy

88 Years For the The Opry / Goodnight Tom Clancy

When I get deep into a work phase, it can be amazing what has been going on when I come up from the cave for some air … It is with sadness when we learn of a talent passing from us. Especially when it is such a talent for creating narratives and stories that entertain […]

"Cord Nevers"? What about "Cord No Mores" ?!?

“Cord Nevers”? What about “Cord No Mores” ?!?

Yet more changes are coming to a dictionary near you … A new group is rising: “Cord Nevers” These are folks in their early to mid twenties who have never subscribed to “cable”. They have been streaming things via the internet and have not given into subscribing to “cable television”… Who subscribes to “cable” anymore […]

September 11th 2001 ~ Always Remember ~ Never Forget

September 11th 2001 ~ Always Remember ~ Never Forget

A dozen years go by and it can seem like yesterday. Especially when your life was touched by such tragedy. Always remember … never forget … Honor heroes by living to make a better future for all.

Back to the Moon We Go !

Back to the Moon We Go !

Finally … back to the moon we go! God speed m’LADEE … Think of the wealth of minerals there could be used for the advancement of our world for industry and the benefit of all mankind. It would probably also be a good idea to send up a fence building robot to run some barbed […]

A Conversation about America between Stephen Fry and Craig Ferguson on the CBS Late, Late Show

A Conversation about America between Stephen Fry and Craig Ferguson on the CBS Late, Late Show

Who are those two people you may ask ? Stephen Fry would be well known to you if you were living in the UK and had been keeping your television license paid up. Or maybe listen to Harry Potter on audio book. The last I saw of him was driving badly on an episode of […]

See America ... Not just one City

See America … Not just one City

I always find it frustrating when someone from Europe – especially the UK – who flies into JFK Airport and stays in NYC for a week or so and claim they have “been to America” … They have been to New York City. Would the British agree if I flew into Heathrow, took a taxi […]

Why is what Bono said so shocking to some?

Why is what Bono said so shocking to some?

Bono said something shocking ?!? The lead singer of a rock band said something shocking ?!? Isn’t that what rock stars do ? Shock ? It is amazing that some people are shocked about what Bono said about the best way to get people who are impoverished out of it. “Capitalism” … It’s also funny […]

August 28th ~ Time and History Stops For No One ...

August 28th ~ Time and History Stops For No One …

As the years roll on, we keep adding to our American History. History, like time, stops for no one. Of course, the more important an event was depending on the importance we put on an event makes that moment in history live on. Some events transcend everything else. Some moments in history go beyond what […]

The Discovery of Goat Hatred Lives On ...

The Discovery of Goat Hatred Lives On …

There was a particular article of mine from just a half year ago that generated quite a bit of interest and chuckles out there … Got Goat?!? Here is another fellow who no doubt thought goats were a cute critter to have around: (a listing found on CraigsList from a certain northern Florida Capital city […]

It's a Man's Life in U.N.I.T.

It’s a Man’s Life in U.N.I.T.

. Yes – It’s a man’s life in U.N.I.T. … I remember one day the Brigadier said to me: “Pick up that box and put it in that truck.” … and … “Remember, it’s five rounds – rapid!” But that never worked on the Daleks … Dr Who turns 50 this year in November. We […]

Chill out Chicken Little - it's only the Perseids !

Chill out Chicken Little – it’s only the Perseids !

Nope – the sky is not falling … Well, yes it is. It’s time for the Perseids !!! For those who have never experienced this, it is a time when we pass through the debris left by the comet Swift-Tuttle. They are falling right now – but they peak out this weekend. Unfortunately, the best […]

The Future ? Jane ~ Stop This Crazy Thing !!! Technology is Wonderful, but People Embrace the Familiar.

The Future ? Jane ~ Stop This Crazy Thing !!! Technology is Wonderful, but People Embrace the Familiar.

During the CBS Late Late Show, host Craig Ferguson sings the line during the opening theme song … … “Tomorrow’s just your future yesterday.” Devo encouraged … … “Duty now for the future.” I agree with George Jetson … … “Stop this crazy thing!” But of course this is all intended by me to get […]

Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day !!!

Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day !!!

Nobody knows who started National Ice Cream Sandwich Day … Believe me – I tried !!! Who cares who started it? Just enjoy it. Like this neapolitan style Germanic creation known as Erdbeer, Vanille und Schokoladeneis zwischen Waffeln Fürst-Pückler-Schnitte. Imagine asking for one of those by name at your corner convenient store ! Apparently, it […]

Wer Kraftwerk Ist ? Musik Fur Jeder !

Wer Kraftwerk Ist ? Musik Fur Jeder !

Es ist ein deutscher, echte Musik mit Technologie … Was ist das ? … Que ?!? Portugiesisch !?!

Milton Friedman born on this day in 1912

Milton Friedman born on this day in 1912

I sometimes wonder what it would have been like to have been born in the early 20th century and experiences the tremendous growth in knowledge and technology over a lifetime in that century. I find myself believing that the best time and place to have been born across the entire history of the world would […]

DEVO? Why not ...

DEVO? Why not …

HELP! The Movie Premiere in 1965

HELP! The Movie Premiere in 1965

It was this day in 1965 that the second movie from The Beatles was premiered. Even the Queen attended the premiere !!! After the ground breaking success of their first effort, the black and white pseudo-documentary “A Hard Day’s Night”, there needed to be a follow-up. This time it would be in color … but […]

Korean War 60th Anniversary since the Armistice

Korean War 60th Anniversary since the Armistice

An armistice is when the opposing sides in a war agree to stop shooting. Neither surrender. The conflict continues, it’s just that bullets cease to fly. I have personally interviewed and spoken with people who had first hand experience during the Korean War. Many of them were in South Korea (ROK). First hand accounts from […]

Anniversary of the First Photos from Mars by Mariner IV

Anniversary of the First Photos from Mars by Mariner IV

It seems unbelievable that it was 1965 when we took the first close-up photographs of the planet Mars. Mariner IV sent these first photos on this date in 1965. It is just as amazing to find out just how many folks believe we did not have a spacecraft go anywhere near Mars until the 70s. […]

A 1971 Time Machine ~ I Remembered the Theme Song but Not the Show

A 1971 Time Machine ~ I Remembered the Theme Song but Not the Show

A song can be powerful. Sometimes it is like a time machine. There I was, listening to a mix of “Martini Music” … I have to explain – “Martini Music” is a type of music (not really a genre but it kinda is) that represents a certain type of mood and style. Usually found in […]

Chinese Web Spammers Trying to get us to order Fake Products

Chinese Web Spammers Trying to get us to order Fake Products

For almost two months now the spam from the chicoms keeps flowing in. It’s a simple matter to just mark it as spam – but they appear to have as many IP addresses as there are chicoms! They all point to sites selling fake products – mainly sunglasses and women’s bags … It is really […]

Happy Birthday Ed Ames ~ Always MINGO to me ...

Happy Birthday Ed Ames ~ Always MINGO to me …

One of the coolest television shows on when I was a kid in the 60s was Daniel Boone. Maybe the coolest character on television was Mingo – Boone’s Native American Indian friend who shared many adventures. Mingo to Daniel Boone was like Spock to Captain Kirk. An indispensable companion. Mingo was much cooler than Mr […]

Enjoying the Anamorphic Bliss ...

Enjoying the Anamorphic Bliss …

It seems like only yesterday that all the movie channels were showing standard definition 4×3 “pan and scan” edits on high definition channels. It was so very annoying ! TV screen crops are like watching a baseball game through a knot hole in the back field fence ! Yet – what I am always after […]

A Web Missteps ~ Anagram of Spam

A Web Missteps ~ Anagram of Spam

Anagrams … Love ’em ! Of course “A Web Missteps” is an ironic anagram for “Website spam”. Yes – the spammers are at it again … For cryin’ out loud !!! I have been getting the weirdest comment posts lately. This week is is mainly from the chicoms but a couple are from br*zil. The […]

The 21st Century Parasites

The 21st Century Parasites

Spam … Spammers … How did a pack of parasitic, despicable, loathsome losers who attempt to promote their unwanted garbage on others’ money and works be equated by moniker to an edible meat product ?!? Lately, there have been loads of idiots from France, Russia, China, India and the other usual suspect loser nations flooding […]

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

Has wisdom become unfashionable ? “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.” We live in a time where a channel on television named for learning is in reality full of freak shows and the dregs of humanity. The universal truth in cinema was once understood that movies make stars, stars do not […]

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Awww, shucks ... Corny but dadgum easy !!!

Awww, shucks … Corny but dadgum easy !!!

Some of our corn finally matured and we harvested about half a bushel. My mom had found a video of a fella who found a way to easily cook corn on the cob in a microwave oven and sent it to me – It’s amazing how easy this is – and it works like a […]

Combatting the High Cost of Sauce

Combatting the High Cost of Sauce

I was inspired to try a recipe for an interesting cocktail weenie concoction that called for Chili Sauce. I didn’t need a “blow yer face off” hot chili sauce – or an asian style sweet/hot kind … something more like regular chili sauce that is tangy and tasty that will not destroy the taste buds […]

Gene Wilder is Still Alive !

Gene Wilder is Still Alive !

Yes – he is … Don’t listen to those rumors flying around the internet last week… He’s 80 years old TODAY ! As far as I know he still drinks Woolite and loves sheep. He still shoots with his shaky hand. He doesn’t like evil little girls like Veruca Salt and kids who steal his […]

The Wonderful Tennessee State Museum ~ Our Spring Bok Choi Harvest this year ~ and Goodnight Esther Williams

The Wonderful Tennessee State Museum ~ Our Spring Bok Choi Harvest this year ~ and Goodnight Esther Williams

Being quite busy these weeks with everything and the CMA Music Festival in full swing ~ I decided to shotgun post several things at once to hold us for a week or so … We have a fantastic State Museum located in downtown Nashville. My favorite display is the printing press from 200 years ago […]

What You Think You See Is Not What You Think You Get

What You Think You See Is Not What You Think You Get

Comic book ads back in the 1960s were quite amazing … When I found out I could pick up bottles from soft drinks that were discarded along the roadside and turn them in for 3 cents a piece at the corner store and immediately support my comic book habit, I was in heaven ! RC […]

Remembering ~

Remembering ~

Decoration Day by illustrator John T. McCutcheon – 1900 There are many stories about when Memorial Day began in the United States. There is one tie that binds … it began to honor those who gave their lives in the American Civil War. First known as Decoration Day, we now remember all who gave their […]

Creating New Words vs Destroying Old Words

Creating New Words vs Destroying Old Words

There is only one cause of unhappiness: … the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.” – Anthony De Mello So … Now we are supposed to think of chocolate and overly sweet sugary deserts when we hear the word […]

Charles Lindbergh makes history in 1927 // Goodnight Gifted Keyboardist Ray Manzarek of The Doors

Charles Lindbergh makes history in 1927 // Goodnight Gifted Keyboardist Ray Manzarek of The Doors

What drives a man to push the limits of himself, the elements and technology ? What drives him isn’t as important as the drive itself. On top of that, what man gets a large loan from a bank, throws in everything he made working over the previous year and risks his life to do something […]

Bob Sweikert Lived Fast and Died Young

Bob Sweikert Lived Fast and Died Young

Could you imagine living an entire life doing the same, slow routine day in and day out? Never pushing the limits of anything. Always staying below the speed limits. Going with the flow. Imagine never making waves. Going with the flow. Never facing the wind or reaching for something that was just out of reach […]

Got Goat ?

Got Goat ?

Let me get something straight right off the bat – I hate goats … We all have our likes and dislikes when it comes to our tastes – preferences that is. Most of us are tolerant of other’s tastes even if we would not participate ourselves. Me ? I absolutely love grits. A Hamburger fanatic. […]

Project PX Anniversary

Project PX Anniversary

It is recognized that the “Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer” was born on this date in 1943. It’s secret name was “Project PX” … But it’s nic-name was ENIAC … It was a secret project during WWII with the US Army and U Penn’s Moore School with a funding of half a million dollars which […]

4/10ths of a Second between Immortality and Obscurity

4/10ths of a Second between Immortality and Obscurity

It could be safe to assume that you do not know who Mack Robinson is. Even if you are a fan of the Olympic Games there is a slim chance you know the name or even heard the name or seen his name in print. However, Everyone knows who Jesse Owens is. Sure ! He […]

Utopia Overnight

Utopia Overnight

Nothing happens quickly. You can’t have utopia in a single day … Actually, there can never be Utopia – but that’s a subject all unto itself. Mankind continually strives to create systems that defy reality and nature, only to ultimately fail. Every five years the world of physics is turned upside down because a smaller […]

Bulldoggin' with Cowboy Bill Pickett

Bulldoggin’ with Cowboy Bill Pickett

No matter what it is … … someone was the first to do it. In modern rodeo and cowboy times, steer wrestling known as “bulldogging” is as common as grits on a southern breakfast table. Who was the first cowboy to chase a steer at full gallop, come up next to the running steer, jump […]

Don't Mess with Uncle Ted

Don’t Mess with Uncle Ted

I am a huge fan of O Henry. When a new story comes around with a similar surprise twist which is known in literary circles as an “O Henry Ending” I am always pleased and ready to share it… Here is a fine example of American short story humor that was shared by Mikala. This […]

Science and the Tortillia Chip

Science and the Tortillia Chip

We love chips and salsa in our house. But we can’t stand store chips in those big plastic bags. Not only because of the loads of salt (because we like to actually taste the food) but the price of convenience and the chemicals introduced to keep them fresh. We make our own – but they […]

Goodnight Possum -

Goodnight Possum –

Who’s gonna fill their shoes? ___ We Didn’t Stop Loving Him Today…

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1981 does not seem to be an ancient time given the speed of computer technology advancement. Computer years seem to be similar to dog years but even more accelerated. The first IBM PC was introduced around this day in history in 1981, although some put it’s introduction in the month of August 1981. It was […]

Happy Hillbilly Day !

Happy Hillbilly Day !

Actually, there is no “official” day of the hillbilly … I refer to a New York Journal article way back in 1900 that was published on this day that is the first known mention of the term. It was in an article by political correspondent Julian Hawthorne. Hawthorne was quite a prolific writer and traveler. […]

Happy Birthday Edward L Beach Jr

Happy Birthday Edward L Beach Jr

Today marks the birthday in 1918 of Edward L Beach Jr – A real American hero and significant member in the brotherhood of Submariners. He led a full and adventurous life with his career in the US Navy. His achievements would fill several books – which do fill several books. Good reading for those who […]

Reflections of a Sonic Journey - Discovering Vinyl Records

Reflections of a Sonic Journey – Discovering Vinyl Records

I “caught” my young daughter eying the crates of vinyl stacked in my production office. We began to share these old recordings and I was pleased to see she was digging the music. It reminded me of discovering a box of LPs and 45s when I was even younger than she is from my mom’s […]

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes ...

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes …

With everything we do every day with technology and the WWW – this is the last place I have time to do anything … Improvements have been long time needed and long time coming. I am reminded of an old riddle … … about the town with only two barbers, each with their barber shops […]