Category: Current Events & Other Detritus

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Ray Bradbury - 'I don't try to describe the future. I try to prevent it.'

Friday Tunes: ‘Space Oddity,’ David Bowie

“Space Oddity” was David Bowie’s first single to chart in the UK. It reached the top five on its initial release and received the 1970 Ivor Novello Special Award for Originality. (Wikipedia)

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Trump's Twitter storm, 3-4-17

Did Trump have a bad dream this morning or something?

So this morning I wake up, sit up blearily, and snag my phone off the bed stand. The dog wanders up the bed to cuddle next to me as I rub my eyes and try to make them focus on the bright white Twitter stream glaring up from my screen. I blink, wipe the sleepboogers out of my eyes, and squint down. I’m not sure what’s going on yet, but Twitter’s all het up about something.

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Don Marquis - Human Race

Friday Tunes: ‘Hallelujah,’ Puddles Pity Party

Probably most people first heard of Puddles, the sad clown with a golden voice, when he did his cover of Lorde’s “Royals” with Postmodern Jukebox, but this clown gets around and has done a lot of music since then.

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Trust - Douglas Adams

Friday Tunes: ‘Ex’s & Oh’s,’ Elle King

It’s cold and gray and raining, and I’m feeling depressed and a bit despairing after a long week of horrible news wherein the only bright spot was that NASA found us some new planets we might escape to.