Posts Tagged ‘Musea’

Sayings of Editor Art

March 19, 2017

More and more as the world becomes civilized it is upset not by a nation of jerks, or a gang of jerks, but a single jerk – what I call the jerk in the room.

These wily politician’s strategy is to make sure the rich keep all the money, while they support the social issues of the poor to keep them distracted from their greed.

T: I came from the east side of Chicago – the LAKE DISTRICT.

I’ve had months to digest it and it’s still giving me heartburn.

They not only threw us under the bus, they threw us under the back of the bus!

He doesn’t have a six pack, he has a keg.

Don’t stretch outside your argument. Don’t carry a specific thought outside its realm of accuracy. Keep it focused.

He can be a jerk sometimes but … wait that’s all I got.

Hurry up the oven if you can.

Pitch for a movie: What if Cinderella is as cruel?

Roses look good for a few days then you have 51 weeks of thorns.

Simple is better, but bland is not enough.

Hey spelling police, we have spell checker for spelling, how about personality checker for you.

If there are parts of our history that we don’t like – that means we are growing, moving forward, getting better.

… and then it turns / the wheel of fate. (lyrics from one of my songs.)

Mainstream radio is saying loud and clear, “Texas we hate your music and will never play it, so listen to what we tell you to, buy what we advertise and shut up.

Till there are protest songs on mainstream radio, we have proof that 3 music CEO’s control the government. (CEO’s from Warners, Universal, Sony control 80% of the music industry). These three tell the government to never protest, you can only sing our tune.

Dallas is a good place for the future.

You shouldn’t film a good song, you should play it.

Till Mickey Mouse is in the Public Domain, corporations control the government. Disney tells the government to jump and they say how high Mickey?

Modern art has become a trendy clique. But art is too important to be reduced to that.

The Sadness in Romance (5 poems)

March 11, 2017

Sometimes poems have to cover the sadness in romance too.

Like a mirror
in the dark
waits for light
I …

Oh dewdrop
that only sparkles under the sun.
What a quandary that that same heat
takes you away from me.

If you love some one
that makes you feel at ease
yet worries you all the time …

you don’t mean
a thing you say
and if you did
you’d change your mind.

the Moon tonight
is just as far
away as ever.

Robot Servant Problem (excerpt from sci-fi novel Writings in Science)

March 7, 2017


Loki: I mapped it out on the kitchen table last night. We were trying too hard, that’s why we were stymied.

Nemo: What do you mean?

Loki: We were thinking in terms of an individual being in the machine, as if it needed to do all things for all people, instead of just specific tasks for a specific master. We were mapping out a cat not a dog. That’s the clue. Rethink it as an adjunct to the human, a glove to a hand.

Nemo: Explain.

Loki: Don’t think of the human and robot servant as separate. Think of them as programmer and program. But in this case the programmer is not the human that owns the robot, it’s the human that made the robot. it is he that preprogrammed the robot to fill in the data later and build on that data.

Nemo: Go on.

Loki: The robot doesn’t need to think at all. It first needs to gather info, process info, and react to that info in a pre programmed way.

Nemo: And then?

Loki: We program the robot to monitor the human; his pulse, heart rate, breathing rate, brain waves, eye blinks, blood pressure, etc. Simple stuff. Humans are not that complicated or sophisticated. Their actions are decipherable. It’s easy to tell if they are happy / not happy, angry / not angry, active / not active. We program the robot to monitor the physical changes and respond to each in a specific pre set way.

Nemo: For instance?

Loki: The human becomes active. The robot senses this and responds, “Ready to do something?” or “Going somewhere”, or “What’s up?” Or the human becomes inactive. The robot notices this change and responds with; “Let’s rest,” or “Time for some mental activity.” Or the robot will monitor the signs; hunger signs, sleepy signs, time of day, or in extreme cases, signs of excess anger or fear. In each case he responds as programmed. That’s the basics. Then we take it further.

Nemo: What do you mean?

Loki: After the robot responds, it monitors the human a second time. This time it monitors the response of the human to the robots initial reaction, a feedback loop begins. If the robot response leads to positive reactions in the human, it reinforces that reaction in the robot. If the human reaction leads to a negative reaction, it reinforces in the robot not to repeat that action. Now it’s just simple math. The robot response that leads to a positive response in the owner are repeated or learned. Those that are negative are not. They are deleted or unlearned.

Nemo: So the robot’s job is threefold; monitor the human’s physical reactions, try out preprogrammed responses to those physical reactions, and reinforce those that get positive results while ending those that get negative results, altogether a simple feedback loop.

Loki: Yes! All of this we can do now: monitor human physical behavior, preprogram certain basic responses in the robots we make, and build in a feedback loop to reform that robot response through trial and error, a sort of mechanical selection.

Nemo: We end up with a robot servant with a personality; one that is unconsciously set up by the owner to best cater to his or her specific needs. The robot becomes a glove to the hand.

Loki: A comfortable glove!

Contest 3/3/17

March 3, 2017

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of: What country has both a Water Museum, and a Wind Museum?
South Korea. (Note a reader said Germany and sure enough they have a Wind and Watermill Museum, which is pretty close.)

I had no correct eligible answers so I’m sure y’all were both full of wind and all wet on this one! I don’t dumb down so please wise up.

Now on to a new Q.: Win a copy of my NEW cd CALLED ‘30′! – (first anti-band CD) or my NEWER cd CALLED ‘NEXT”(‘06) or my NEWEST cd CALLED ‘THIRDS” (May ‘07) or my MORE NEWEST cd Called “FOUR-
TH” (‘08) or my MOST NEWEST cd CALLED ‘5-TH (Nov.’09) or my MORE NEWEST NEWEST cd CALLED ’6-TH’(Feb ’12), or 7,8,9th which came later. Now at all main streaming music sites. (has them plus videos and more) iIF you are the first to E-MAIL ME AT THIS ADDRESS: tom-hendricks @ blanks of course) with the correct answer to this art question .
DEDICATION: These contests are dedicated to my sister, Peggy, who answered more of the questions correctly than anyone else.

Here is one about a Nobel Prize winner.
Decades before MTV, in 1965, Bob Dylan did a video for his song Subterranean Homesick Blues. While the song was playing Dylan was showing us cue cards with the lyrics on them. Question where was he when this was being filmed?

FINE PRINT: The CD prize is only available to those with mailing addresses in the US. Foreign winners will have to settle for the miniscule fame alone, and the satisfaction of a job well done. But don’t forget you can listen to all the music on the hunkasaurus website or on 150 youtube videos care of CDBABY, whether you won or lost – and I’d be glad if you did!

Readers, IF you like these puzzles and would like to resend them to friends, post them on any newsgroup, or any website, please do so. The more the merrier! For tons of past quizzes go to, the musea website at or the Musea blog at And don’t forget the music/videos at (all my videos)
Tom Hendricks (editor of the 25 year old zine Musea) ZINE, Named one of the best ZINES by UTNE magazine. Featured on ROCKETBOOM) MUSIC, 9 full CD’s of free Post-Bands Music) BLOG for Musea, Art Contests, Weekly E-mail Messages)

Tom Hendricks
(editor of the 25 year old zine Musea)

Wracking ones’ brain!

Writings In Science, sci-fi novel and real science

March 2, 2017

Science study, Intestinal Bacteria Alter Gut and Brain Function, from Science Daily supports my sci-fi novel (Writings in Science) suggestion that future doctors start at the ENS, or gut brain for all ailments not genetic or from accident). I go further and suggest that gut gene transfer from mother to child is an important part of evolution. (Besides bio ideas, there are a lot of physics too. Please look for my novel streaming at all the main sites on the net and see reviews at link below.


Interestingly, the authors noted that since the study showed that microbiota in the gut can influence the brain, it “adds to evidence suggesting that the intestinal microbiota may play some role in the spectrum of brain disorders ranging from mood or anxiety to other problems that may include autism, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.” However, they added that further work is required to better define the relationship in these conditions.


There may be a type of bacteria gene transfer on the female side from mother to child through the gut bacteria the mother passes on to her child’s intestinal tract. She does this through vaginal birth, breast feeding, etc.

SCIENCE IS LIKE. (Just for fun, from the novel.)

Science is like
Zeno and his Turtle.
This good theory
is half way closer,
and the one up next
is closer still.

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