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Comment So Far, So Good. (Score 1) 6

I agree, the tea leaves look good for this uncertain "Year of the Monkey" - here on Slashdot.

Now there are signs of intelligence, and of a little more respect for the subtleties that bring value to slashdot (but not to the media whore monetizers).

There is nothing like a mass exodus to get pharaoh's attention....

Comment Perhaps there is no time for brains to map (Score 1) 79

Physicists and philosophers have not been any more successful, really

  "most scientists assume this mechanism is distributed throughout the brain, with different regions using different monitors to keep track of time according to their needs"

Or maybe this mechanism is distributed throughout everything, all at once, and keeping track of time is just a perceived phenomenological need. ...or whatever that means.... string cheese, anyone?

Comment Re:A Child's Garden of Grass (Score 1) 296

Amen, Brother!

  This is a great recording that is seared onto my brain from the late 70's and early 80's and I still don't know who made the darned thing. I heard it the same day I first listened to Dire Straits, "The Sultan of Swing" and Leo Kotke's "If Shrimps Could Whistle" back in 1979 or so...give or take a year.

It was an interesting album cover back in the days of vinyl records for $2.97 at the Record Cove. The first thing I went looking for on "the internet" was this baby and it finally surfaced about ten years ago but would vanish again. "A Child's Garden of Grass: A Pre-Legalization Comedy" was not only prophetic, its an early example of audio (video) "mashups" now created on you tube. Truly creative multimedia like this is funny, on the radio or the tube. For those of us in a Ford over looking a pacific sunset on "top of the world" it was the perfect way to spend time with friends. Especially if you are in high school, or just high, or have sophomoric humor, or are just a little bit too stoned to go home to the parental units. Having departed an era of "Refer Madness" and "War on Drugs" military-industrial complex propaganda, its good to see some classic media that expresses the fond experience many Americans enjoyed with pot and our culture. We can be a culture of tolerance, if stoners, (or good natured folk with great stereos and the munchies) are a little goofy on grass. Thanks for the reminder of common culture, nearly forgotten under a pile of new media, friend. This was a masterpiece in its day, in my view. We're older, but we're not dead yet!

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