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August 2018

Thursday August 15, 2018

Breaking Spaghetti in Two - 180816
- physics

If they put Trump's picture on the dollar
we'll really need money laundering.
- Carl Blare, 2-minutes ago
Tuesday August 14, 2018

Don't Discount Omarosa - Carl Blare 180814
The white people's code for discounting women and black people includes the "bad review" (disgruntled employee, etc.) and the general public falls for it even while priding themselves in being non-racist; non misogynistic. The louder the "superior" white bosses defame the black/female the more likely it is she's being honest. Plus Omarosa's book has a clever title.

We'll be reviewing "Unhinged" following what offers to be a pleasant read, and then we'll follow up.


Pence Calls Space Force Necessary
to Protect Us from Gay Aliens.
title of an article by Andy Borowitz
published in The New Yorker
Monday August 13, 2018

Things are not what they appear
but don't be fooled by that.
- Carl Blare - Dec. 9, 2012

Sunday August 12, 2018

Blare OnAir - Title: Coffee Reinstated
Aug. 12, 2018 - Length: 57:00

The reason you can't nail jello to the wall
is that nails aren't good enough.
- Carl Blare, 2009

Friday August 10, 2018

If the Ten Commandments are posted in the courthouse
the government ought to be required to obey them.
- Carl Blare - June 27, 2005
Wednesday August 8, 2018

Worship - 180808_4:04 PM CDT
The phenomenon called "worship" is another piece of why religion seems ludicrous. Children grow up with the ridiculous story about God's need for being worshipped. Millions in Sunday church outwardly demonstrate their "worship" of the no-show called "God".

I have been worshipped, and got to thinking about which ordinary mortals qualify to attract such reverance, and that's what I'm writing about.

In humanity's general social pool romance, heroism, fame and beauty are prone toward occasional adulation. A few of us manage to qualify in more than one category. For example, radio, TV and movie personalities are worship magnets, together with musical artists. Being visibly recognized determines the frequency and quantity of fans, an abreviation for fanatics. Radio hosts are protected from too much recognition so long as their photograph has not been put on billboards.

Narcisists like Donald Trump are worship self-starters but sustainance eventually requires an added boost of greater and greater public recognition and much energy is spent tabulating the numbers.

Unwanted worship poses a management problem when, say, a woman falls in love but triggers no reciprical emotion, over which many men leave town with no forwarding address. Or visa-versa, gender wise, except that these days a simple #METOO declaration can flip the matter of who ends up leaving town.

Therefore being the object of worship is like any other human "achievement", it has benefits and penalties. It's something you end up wearing like clothing. You'd feel incomplete without it.
Tuesday August 7, 2018

X-Sheriff Arpaio Blow Job
- Sacha Baron Cohen

Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame Star To Be Removed
News from Boing-Boing

A. Imagine Donald Trump's library.
B. You'd have to.
- Dick Cavett
Sunday August 5, 2018

When a Studio is a Pod - 180805_10 PM CDT
Radio broadcasts and recordings have been done in studios since the beginning of time, a special room set aside for studious undertakings. At KDX our studio couch has stories to tell, but meanwhile, across the street...

Podcasters operate from pods, which Wiktionary's Definition 5 calls: A small section of a larger office, compartmentalised for a specific purpose.

Yet radio programs and podcasts are technically the same thing, so we best accept the fact that studios are interchangeable with pods.


Humiliation Awaits - Robert Covington, Jr.
- The Daily Banter
Saturday August 4, 2018

Top of the Month - 180804_5:39 PM CDT
As The Blare Blog moves into its second month we are very concerned about our numerous radio friends in Northern California, now being scorched by historic wildfires. This afternoon we began relaying Fire Updates from KZYX in Philo, a station near the worst of the burning, with new mandatory evacuation orders being announced for several locations.

At the same time wildfires continue in Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Colorado, as well as European fires, fueled by extreme heat and drought conditions in the northern hemisphere.

The Little Church Cop - The Daily Kos

World's Largest Train Set - Boing Boing

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