Phish: Incredible musicianship (Trey Anastasio is a personal hero), great composition…but…even when well-baked, I’ve never gotten through a whole cd
My problem with Randi was that he was not really a skeptic, but a ‘true unbeliever’ who “knew” all psychic phenomena were fake. Proving that something can be faked does not prove that all instances are fake. Gunshot deaths can be faked. Gunshot deaths are real.
Are psychic phenomena real? Based on personal experience, I’m inclined to say yes, but I don’t claim to know. I’m kind of like Phil Foglio’s Militant Agnostics on this: “I don’t know, and you don’t either!”
In service to a prank, no less.
Am I mistaken, or do the first two panels reprise a way older opening with Zonker and his surfboard?
Selective memory; if your kids turned out all right, you tend to forget the hard parts on the way there.
Tom Robbins speculated that water invented human beings as a means of transporting itself from place to place.
“Welcome to WestWorld, where nothing can go worng.”
Artists still sell CDs at live shows.
Despite myself and most of my friends spending much of the 60’s in a personal haze of green smoke, and as much as we dug all kinds of music, I think very few people were aware of the 40’s hipster slang term ‘viper’, as in the Fats Waller song ’You’re A Viper’:
“I’m the king of everything.
I’ve got to be high before I can swing.
Light a tea and let it be
If you’re a viper."
(Comes from comparing the hissing of a snake to someone inhaling deeply on a small ‘cigarette’ end)
Surgically implanted inputs for thumb drives. See William Gibson.