Morbid Memo
Thank you George, 6 years later

For letting me know that I’m not the only one that thinks that way. It’s going to be hard to not have you in my corner anymore, but you have given me enough ammo to take on the absurdity alone. You taught me to question authority, and to never take stuff too seriously. You will be sorely missed, I am forever in your debt.

GWAR Frontman DAVE BROCKIE A.K.A. ODERUS URUNGUS Dead At 50

Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus, the founder and lead singer of renowned Richmond, Virginia metal band GWAR, has died.

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/gwar-frontman-dave-brockie-a-k-a-oderus-urungus-reportedly-dead-at-50/

There are good bands, there are bands that are interesting, then theres a band like GWAR who just scoffed at such stupid limits. I really love GWARs music and am deeply saddened by this news. I only got to see them live 4 times, but each time was a great concert experience. The goal in life is to be as unique and creative as Dave Brockie was, RIP sir. 

Chase

JP Morgan’s “Twitter takeover” seeks questions from Twitter, gets flooded with critiques of banksterism #AskJPM - Boing Boing http://boingboing.net/2013/12/01/jp-morgans-twitter-takeove.html

This is a perfect example what an actual democracy looks like. A bad idea is put out there, and the people run with it and demonstrate how dumb it is. Why companies with a terrible track record think they can interact with people and it not back fire, shows the size of the bubble they live in.

JFK

The 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination occurred today in Dallas. An interesting side effect is the rise of conspiracy theories. Arguably JFK was the beginning of modern conspiracy theory buffs.

Of course every major event that occurs has a person saying it’s a conspiracy going back to the birth of this country. So of course we know of all the issues that surround the death of Kennedy, but regardless of what really happened it brings up the point that people are rarely content with what they are told.

It may not seem like it at the time, but having a bit of chaos is usually the best way to have things.

James Gandolfini

Rome (CNN) — James Gandolfini probably died of a heart attack, according to the head of a Rome hospital’s emergency department where the actor was taken.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/20/showbiz/gandolfini-main/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

Curious

I read a beautiful article about Mr. Rodgers. By today’s standards the show is a bit slow and hokey, but it’s influence was heavy on me and my generation.

This is a simple statement from him, but this is so vitally important to us as a whole.

Books

I am working on a few audio books, I usually get distracted by music, but I end up back on track eventually. Right now I have a couple of comedy books, David Sedaris, and Jim Gaffigan. I found both of these guys at different times, but I just realized that they both have the same delivery style. Not fully monotone, but not really over the top which makes you really pay attention to the joke. I’ll work further through the book and write more on it.