Silly Selfie

March 7, 2019

Silly Selfie

Oscar Recap!

March 4, 2019

Dear Readers,

Melanie Pruit has posted her roundup of this years Oscars.
This is one of the most in depth coverages out there.
Here’s the link to recap what happened on movies biggest night!

https://listen2uraunt.wordpress.com/2019/03/03/thats-a-wrap-queens-rhapsody/

Tom

Journalism LITE

March 1, 2019

Journalism LITE

What does a media source do to avoid hard journalism, and tough stories on powerfuj people?

Here is a list.

1. Substitute the easy “4 Word Journalism” for journalism that requires investigation, reporting, fact checking, sources, editing. etc. “4 Word Journalism” is: “What do you think? or “How do you feel? Better to ask an ‘expert’s’ opinion, then to have to stand by a reporter’s story.

2. Chase ambulances and cover crime with scare reports. Don’t do background or follow up stories. When two weeks are gone drop the story.

3. Cover what MIGHT happen in the next election, years away. Future – maybe – news can never be fact checked.

4. Print press release journalism – let the advertiser and sponsor write the report. Then print it as hard news. Never cover issues connected to parent companies, or sponsors.

5. Cover the scandal of the few, to avoid issues of the millions.

6. When you cover weather, avoid all talk about climate change. When you cover race issues, avoid all talk about the economic side of racism. Lite coverage always.

7. Refuse to respond to listener complaints, concerns, or media watchdogs. Pretend that they don’t exist. Never issue corrections. Pretend you are perfect.

8. Cover the daily issues as a problem with two clear sides. Oversimplify the problem into two opposing sides. Never cover any background information, the many solutions to the conflict, or the many complexities of the issue. Stay neutral and fan the fires. Cover social issues to avoid economic issues.

9. Cover fluff issues, heart warming stories, single person consumer problems with small time businesses, and something with cute kids – almost always caucasian!

10. Never talk about the new paradigm of corporations versus people, and how corporations control more and more of the government including the media that is supposed to report on them. Never cover issues that would upset powerful companies and influential people that could fight back and sue.

Sayings of Editor Art!

February 23, 2019

Sayings of Editor Art, editor of zine Musea, since 1992.

Cause we’re living on the edge
of the ever present now

I am an unconfirmed bachelor

My computer is so old it makes a beeper look progressive!

Some days put up with us,
other days coddle

CBAs are a one time economic stimulus to end all poverty without spending a penny.

Too many here treat Texas musicians as provincial followers not progressive leaders.

Saying you don’t believe in science is like saying you don’t believe n math and you’ve got a better way to add and subtract.

One way to tell a great painting is that it either enchants or upsets.

Time to separate the sheets from the ghosts (true vs false)

If you’re going to paint with a palette knife, why stop there – use a rock!

Bumper Sticker: Astronomers help yo see stars!

Placebo effect means M&Ms are a wonder drug.

Safe news is journalists that attack scandalous people instead of powerful corporations.

Music industry now: not thousands of companies trying to make the best music but but three CEOs that only promote their safe in house brands.

Journalism should inform not alarm.

Why are men shown as idiots in ads?
Women do the shopping and advertisers know that.

Needle in a haystack?
Find it with one match!

On recording Pet Dog Guitar:
less ukulele, more 12 string!

The main music media talks about the music they want to promote, not the music we want to hear.

Support musicians more than 1 at a time.
Support all of them with the music revolution.

Living beings are not a hodgepodge of assorted mutations.
They are a system with a direction toward better nurturing, protection and reproduction-child care.

Which side of the curtain are you on?

Physics is often more unbelievable than miracles!

Are the Rolling Stones finally gathering moss!

Thinking how to type
Thinking what you write

There may be insight in looking at the body as 3 separate systems: Nurture, protect, and reproduce.

No matter what you think is important, this is what your body values: nurturing, protection, reproduction.

Q T ╥

Boomers brainwashed with brand loyalty by 3 TV networks and one city newspaper; while millennials have thousands of sources and brands. The allegiance to a few big corporations is over. That is good news for all of us.

No miracle rivals the strangeness of physics!

When the ice thins the plot thickens.

It is not that the universe is made up to get to us;
it is that we are adapted to what was here to stay in existence.

Musea since 1992 – more ideas than you can shake a …
baton, paint brush, or pen at!

He’s so tough, he wrestled an alligator and let it have the first bite!

Pregnant Robot!

Be kind to your little brother.
You may need a hostage or sacrifice some day!

Build up / nurture / anabolic like
Break down / protect / catabolic like.

When Warner, Universal, Sony, don’t sign you – you have no chance. When Warner, Universal, Sony does sign you, you will be lawyered out of your money and you have no chance.

What can you do? Something! Anything! Just about anything you do will help!

2 1/2 minute songs are taut dramatic and well structured. 4+ minute songs ramble, repeat, and over stay their welcome.

KXT is an AAA radio format Anemic audio from automatons! /affected.

Rock ‘n Roll was never meant for adults.

Not a singer-songwriter, not a band, something in between, something new!

Time for a change not a formula.

Q. Do you play on all your records?
A. Do you really think that’s a studio musician?

Fashion magazines with Hollywood stars on the cover are about promotion, not fashion.

He had a PHD in “Smarter than You!”

Liking a post is literally just, lifting a finger!

When they tell you to give 110%, tell them 80% gets more done!

He knows just enough to get it wrong.

Not a singer-songwriter, not a band, something in between, something new!

Free markets without restraints means rich people win.

Simplify! Simplify! Simplify! …
Simplify x 3 …
Simplify …

Known for all the arts – media, social issues, and science ideas.

Sayings Connected to WIS, Writings in Science, novel.

February 23, 2019

Here are some new sayings connected to my sci-fi novel, Writings in Science.

Periodic table, a chemical Rosetta Stone.

Overweight people are worried they can’t control others (infant nurturing issue) Underweight people are worried they can’t control their bodies (infant infection issue)

Placebo effect means M&Ms are a miracle drug if you think they are.

Q. Is there a higher form of life here than humans?
A. Yeah birds (and giraffes.)

The UV daily cycle forced the chemical selection that led to life – all else was destroyed.

UV is the gorilla in the room. It both powers chemical selection and destroys all but the most stable chemical system in that environment.

Key advantage for first cell to reproduce is that it allows that father cell to grow again and become virtually immortal. Beyond a certain size cells cannot grow larger.
The first cell division was natural selection for the father cell to continue to exist more so than to make daughter cells, or reproduce genes.

The only reason that life began, was chemical selection in that first environment that caused some chemicals to survive the daily onslaught of UV from the Sun.
The Sun powered every aspect of the origin.

Human health has been based on a high fiber diet for millions of years. We’re built to stay hungry till our body gets it’s fill of fiber.

If life didn’t start like it did on Earth, then it began in a different way, with a different chemistry. That’s like saying that each planet has a different periodic table.

I’m not a scientist, but I play one in my sci-fi novel!

I think humans have an extraordinary ability to recognize voices – 100s of them!

Human health has been based on a high fiber diet for millions of years, and we will stay hungry till our body gets it’s fill!
(So when your body is hungry, it’s hungry for high fiber food.)

Your gut bacteria will make you hungry night and day until it gets it’s fiber like it has had for millions of years.

The ever present now.


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