Earworm Wednesday!

Some songs may or not be earworms. I’m just one zombie, and this is only my opinion.

But some performances are more than just words and music; they are a perfect marriage of artist and medium, the songwriter and the singer combined, raising music to the highest of art forms.

Listening to this singer own this composition nearly moves me to tears. That’s why I picked the first version I found. I don’t think I could keep my cool through a second time.

Ladies and gentlemen, I offer you k.d. lang with complete ownership of Leonard Cohen’s gorgeous Hallelujah.

Quote of the Day

Paul Krendler:

Surprised never to have seen the following quote before because I’ve always been a big fan of the late Professor Feynman. If you’ve ever read any of his memoirs, you knew this was a guy who liked to have FUN! The reasons he gave for the intrinsic value of limited government are spot-on.

This is another example of Feynman’s mammoth talent for taking complex concepts in any discipline and reducing them to an essence that is easily explained and understood by the average zombie.

The world lost a giant with his passing, and sorely needs more like him.

Originally posted on hogewash:

I believe in limited government. I believe that government should be limited in many ways, and what I am going to emphasize is only an intellectual thing. I don’t want to talk about everything at the same time. Let’s take a small piece, an intellectual thing.

No government has the right to decide on the truth of scientific principles, nor to prescribe in any way the character of the questions investigated. Neither may a government determine the aesthetic value of artistic creations, nor limit the forms of literary or artistic expression. Nor should it pronounce on the validity of economic, historic, religious, or philosophical doctrines. Instead it has a duty to its citizens to maintain the freedom, to let those citizens contribute to the further adventure and the development of the human race.

—Richard Feynman

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Stephen Hawking Would Beat Your Ass

…and then laugh his robot laugh in your face.


Some people are like big, puffy clouds – when they disappear, it’s a beautiful day!

- Anonymous t-shirt slogan

Christmas Bonus

Apparently someone down in the trailer park will be enjoying an extra merry holiday season thanks to a timely commercial endorsement.


“There are men in this world who go about demanding to be killed. They argue in gambling games; they jump out of their cars in a rage if someone so much as scratches their fender. These people wander through the streets calling out ‘Kill me, kill me.'”
– Don Vito Corleone
The Godfather,
by Mario Puzo

I’m Thinking Plugs For Sure…

Is it just me or has The Cabin Boy™ had some work done?



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