Dynamic Science and the Truth of Fauci

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Finally, after years of speculation, we know the truth about COVID. Finally, waiting so many months hearing wildly varied, often-unscientific, undoctorly and sometimes utterly irresponsible claims about vaccines and COVID, I can publish this article, to put the myths to rest once and for all.

The ultimate expert, the foremost expert in the world, the highest-paid and best-known expert, a man widely-respected for every word he utters during these times of crisis, has decreed a clear message.

This guy doesn’t just randomly change his mind, like the FDA last year with its Emergency Use Authorization for HCQ to treat COVID.

Dr Anthony Fauci has declared once-and-for-all, the truth, and it’s indisputable. Keep in mind, you’ll probably hear conflicting reports around this, but this information is in Fauci’s own words, on video. Continue reading “Dynamic Science and the Truth of Fauci”

Ice Cream, Insanity and Disunity

The Sheer Disunity of Joe Biden

The (fake) President of the United States promised almost nothing when he emerged from a dark, dank basement once or twice to talk to puppets during his campaign last year. By the time he was installed, many citizens had lost faith in him, doubting he’d “end coronavirus,” and instill “unity” in America.

He apparently thought he could! But as it turns out, eight months-later, play toy GI Joe Biden has failed on many fronts, and we’re starting to see Democrats fall from loyalty. Whether Biden wanted to “pack” the Supreme Court will never be known, as he refused to answer the question during a debate, and then failed to get support from Congress for such a move. Ignoring questions was his mode of operation, so we don’t have much to work with to evaluate this poor excuse for a government employee. He seems out of place, failed and totally unaccountable. Continue reading “Ice Cream, Insanity and Disunity”

Alternative Reality is Here! Just Look!

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Zooming In on Reality

Standards for audio and video technology, the stuff behind the scenes, deep inside the computer, are based on playback equipment capability, not recording equipment.

This odd, random observation joined another seemingly random observation in my brain today, as I was listening to myself sing a Bob Dylan song … on video!

In the song Tangled Up in Blue, the lyrics say “All the people we used to know; they’re an illusion to me now!” The word “illusion” collided into my mind’s assembly of what would become this article.

The second random observation is life is nothing more than an illusion!

It’s as true as anything! Continue reading “Alternative Reality is Here! Just Look!”

Loaf of Bread

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Loaf of Bread
(a poem)

Sliced bread ain’t that great
Certainly not the best thing I ever ate
Please allow me to elucidate
I know somethin’ better!

When she walks in the room I turn to butter
Better than just about anything ever
No loaf of bread could come near looking better
Especially when she’s in her white sweater

So she’s out in the sun and she’s perfectly toasted
And if I had some jelly and some coffee I roasted
We could clean up the cupboards and toss out the rotted
And we could run on the beach ’till we’re totally wasted Continue reading “Loaf of Bread”

Gear Review: Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer

Review: Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer

Something’s got to go in between your microphone and your PA system! Over years of working with doo dads and widgets, I can testify, there are many devices that belong nowhere in your setup. But if you find that thing that goes after the mic and before the speaker, it may turn out to be more important than either the mic or speaker! Continue reading “Gear Review: Boss VE-8 Acoustic Singer”

Climate Change Fact Article

Climate Change is Real

Fourteen billion here.

Thirty six billion there.

1.2 trillion for some other stuff.

I didn’t read the stories; just wanted to grab a few dollar values …

It’s OBVIOUS what they’re going to do with all the money – BILLIONS of dollars given to the EPA and organizations that promise to fight the demon CLIMATE CHANGE, and foreign countries, of course, who are scared as well.

I may be the wrong person to ask; I’m smart sometimes, but other times I’m so dumb, I don’t even know what they’re going to do with the money. Maybe build a really big ladder and go up there and fix stuff. Or a big protective blanket of some kind. Once, again, I’m no expert, but if YOU think about it … I’m sure YOU know – it’s easy, right? The strategy … the solution to CLIMATE CHANGE – I mean, they don’t just give out shitloads of money to people who wear a label that says “climate change bad?” That would be weird.

The Experts Know

So I have to defer to the experts, who know for certain the climate is changing, and AOC, who told everyone the world will end in ten years or so. It’s a very exact science, but since we don’t understand the issues Continue reading “Climate Change Fact Article”

He’s Gone (Audio) – Mark Urso w Band

Grateful Dead Cover Time

Practice session 6/27/21,
Mark Urso with Brandon Raimondo on guitar, and Brandon Lanphear doing percussion, performing “He’s Gone” at River Song Music.

Just Press Play!

We’re getting ready for a gig in downtown Norwich this Friday, July 2nd. Brandon L. will be playing percussion with me while Brandon R. does some amazing glass-blowing art right on the side of the street!

Here’s Brandon last time at the Continue reading “He’s Gone (Audio) – Mark Urso w Band”

More Fun w/Words; Leftist Synonym List

Which Direction Are You?

Leftist is a word that describes “a person with left-wing political views.” My dad reminded me the word “sinister” means “left.”

According to professor Barry Clark, left-wing supporters “claim that human development flourishes when individuals engage in cooperative, mutually respectful relations that can thrive only when excessive differences in status, power, and wealth are eliminated,” which description attempts to be an unbiased overview, and feels pretty good. At a glance, everyone should hug a tree; why not?

Tree-hugging is sinister? Where are you going with this, Mark?

The Evolution of Language

Remember, as I mentioned recently in another article about words, it’s not the words we’re re-inventing, it’s the meaning of the words. Very clever and lefterly … leftish … sinister, yea!

If you’re left-handed, as most of my friends are for some reason, don’t take it personally! For me, your left hand is on the right side, and this is more about your character than your handshake! The perfect thing about being sinister is, it’s most ideal if it’s not really obvious, so secret handshakes can be done with the right- or left-hands, as can be swing-dancing and cake-baking, so please carry on using all hands available.

We may need them.

The point of this article is reminiscent of one of my favorite movies, “Labyrinth,” in which a lost young girl in a maze is told confidently “Things are not always what they seem!”

But it’s much subtler than a wink.

And we begin to enter the maze that is the real “left,” upon referencing the so-called “Urban Dictionary,” a shameless project where words are reconsidered and redefined based simply on popular opinion (which is done privately by popular people). If you know the word, but no longer know its meaning, go urban dictionary. In there, a “leftist” is “A person belonging to the political left and usually identifying with the radical, anti capitalist, or revolutionary sectors of left politics. Includes anarchists, marxists, communists, socialists, and all other explicitly radical left ideologies.”

An example is given thus: “That guy’s a total leftist, his pantry is full of Molotov cocktails and nothing else.”

It used to be hippies chanting about peace while dancing and smoking pot, Continue reading “More Fun w/Words; Leftist Synonym List”

Welcome Singapore! (Language Warning!) (语言警告)

This website is currently getting an unusually high number of hits from Singapore and Beijing. I don’t know why.

I hope they like my sense of humor. Eh, really, I don’t care.

I also got banned from Twitter for 12 hours today, which I should survive handily, for saying something mean about Lori Lightfoot, who is a domestic terrorist in my opinion, based on how she encourages rampant crime in her otherwise beautiful American city, Chicago. In the latest upheaval of normalcy, in a city where weekly death counts rival major world wars, a gang pulled a family out of their car and shot them, Continue reading “Welcome Singapore! (Language Warning!) (语言警告)”

Sugar Band Dance Party (Music Video)

Today’s entertainment comes with no doctor’s warning, though your consumption of Sugar is guaranteed to increase dramatically. Thanks for joining me for a very sweet article. It’s all about two videos of the band Sugar, performing in North Stonington and Mystic, Ct.!

The first video is from the archives, from 2019’s North Stonington Agricultural Fair, where Sugar took us on a ride that pleasantly lasted until the sun went down. Marcy Kelly is joined by Natalia Rosso.

The second video is also Sugar, with Marcy and Rickie Louise Miller doing lead vocals, from this year, June 5, 2021 at the Mystic Seaport Museum grounds, where I was able to fly all the way across an enormous field using my handheld gimbal video camera. I walked at least a couple hundred feet; it’s a great flyover! And the crowd was friendly and fun; Continue reading “Sugar Band Dance Party (Music Video)”

Lump – 20th Century Kids (Music Video)

The Story

Before we dive in to this quick lesson in how to properly attack your audience (to create excitement and obtain the coveted big applause at the end), a two-minute excursion into the best part of the 1990’s, I have two observations I’d like to share. Then the video … (maybe a couple …)

Two Observations

1. This is just like Boston punk rock from when I was in college in the 1980’s, and I hope it’s as much fun for you to discover today as it was for me back then! This is the industrial evolution of the bands I was recently enjoying on my original vinyl record “Beserkley Chartbusters, Volume 1,” which I remember like yesterday buying in Chestnut Hill, MA, a record that would become a collectible masterpiece, a basket of some of the most offbeat oddballs who somehow graced the radio waves but you’ve still never heard of.

This song, the original “Lump” (1995) by the band “The Presidents Continue reading “Lump – 20th Century Kids (Music Video)”

The Era of the New Word

The New Word Order

As if the English language didn’t have enough words. New ones keep popping up, forcing many of the unsavvy to go for the slang dictionary for guidance! They’re discovering new words, as well as words that lost favor sometime during the twenty-first century, when we were all busy worrying about normal, ordinary things like hurricanes, volcanoes, cave rescues and winning the lotto. Some of the most creative among us were inventing new words and finding new uses for old ones. Shamelessly, the word “narcissist” quietly became a top search term during the 2010’s, and within the next decade the world’s vocabulary became overrun with words like “racist,” “plague,” “alien” and even “armageddon!” Is it a sign of the times?

Sure is! The most important thing is for all us older folks to get on board. The most dynamic and durable of the new words out there are not confusing acronyms or initialized shortenings … they’re our own words, words that have enjoyed a proud place in Webster’s dictionary, and now are being rejuvenated by anxious, bright young people, to describe the modern plight.

Be careful! If you fall into the wrong discussion forum on the world wide web, you may feel as if everyone is a gaslighting narcissist. Try to keep perspective while browsing, and please use my easy-to-understand guide, here:

List of Important and New Words

Gaslighting: Manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.

Narcissist: A person who has an excessive interest in or admiration of Continue reading “The Era of the New Word”