Historical Happening – Robert Anton Wilson

Posted in books, Cool Stuff, cults, ebook, fantasy, fiction, folklore, history, kindle, legends, life, literature, mythology, non-fiction, religion, sci-fi, technology, TV, Uncategorized, weird, wisdom with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 01/18/2017 by Edward Brock

Prolific writer–and self-described agnostic mythic–Robert Anton Wilson was born on this day, in 1932.

“Only the madman is absolutely sure.”

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Historical Happening – John Carpenter

Posted in Cool Stuff, creature features, creepy, dark, Film, ghosts, halloween, history, horror films, monster movies, movies, people, Uncategorized, weird with tags , , , , , , on 01/16/2017 by Edward Brock

Horror Maestro, John Carpenter, was born on this day–in 1948.

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Historical Happening – Batman TV Series

Posted in batman, books, comedy, Cool Stuff, dc comics, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, humor, justice league, legends, movies, mythology, sci-fi, superheroes, TV, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on 01/12/2017 by Edward Brock

One of the craziest TV shows ever produced premiered on this day in 1966.

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The series starred Adam West as Batman & Burt Ward as Robin. It also starred a rotating collection of memorable villains–including Yvonne Craig as Batgirl, Cesar Romero as The Joker, and Julie Newmar/Eartha Kitt as Catwoman.

Historical Happening – Introducing… The Beatles

Posted in Albums, art, beatles, Cool Stuff, history, legends, music, Uncategorized with tags , , , on 01/10/2017 by Edward Brock

Introducing… The Beatles was released, in the U.S., on this day in 1964.

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New Year. New Goals. New Attitude. Wisdom.

Posted in facebook, history, life, News, politics, social media, twitter, Uncategorized, weird, wisdom, writing with tags , , , , , , , , on 01/06/2017 by Edward Brock

2016 seems to have been a shitty year for most people. I was among those who were happy and eager for the year to end. 2017 looks like it’s on track to be even crazier, weirder, annoying and interesting.

I’m not looking forward to interacting on social media. I’ve learned, particularly in recent years, that offering your opinion on social media–especially concerning politics and culture–can be a dangerous and disheartening thing.

Regardless of where you come down on the political/cultural spectrum, there will always be people (and not just trolls) who feel it necessary to judge and condemn you. Even those with whom you share the majority of your beliefs will often turn on you for disagreeing on a single point.

Various condemnations–usually ending in some kind of “ist”–will follow if you dare to offer an opinion that doesn’t fit in a particular narrative. Your individual beliefs, ideas, thoughts, interests, and enjoyments become irrelevant in light of a, often, single disagreement. Social media has, too often, become a playground–and its cast of characters seem to be unmoving, inflexible and quick to judgement.

Anyway, what this long diatribe is leading to is my decision to–in 2017–avoid political (and, sometimes, cultural) discussions. It’s no longer worth the stress. As a result, I will only be networking about writing, books, movies, TV, music and other such entertainment (and even that can be very discouraging, as we can even be condemn for the things we like/dislike).

So, in 2017, I’m going to sit back and watch (unless my involvement becomes necessary) as entropy speeds up.

As George Carlin said –

“When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat.”

Think I’ll just watch for a while.

Excelsior!

Posted in art, books, Captain America, comic books, Cool Stuff, fantasy, fiction, Film, history, horror, humor, legends, literature, marvel, mythology, spider-man, Uncategorized with tags , , , on 12/28/2016 by Edward Brock

Marvel’s “Main Man “was born on this day–in 1922.

Excelsior!

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Electric Light Orchestra – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2017

Posted in Albums, amazon, art, beatles, Cool Stuff, electric light orchestra, fantasy, legends, LP, music, News, sci-fi, soundtracks, technology, Uncategorized, wisdom, youtube with tags , , , , , on 12/20/2016 by Edward Brock

A long overdue congratulations to my favorite band of all-time:

Jeff Lynne’s ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA.

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They have been the music of my childhood and into adulthood–and I still love them.

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