By the time I was growing up, the imminent threat of nuclear annihilation was either passed or mutually assured destruction was guaranteed, so protecting one's self would have been futile. We didn't practice the air raid drill and we weren't told to "duck and cover" except for a tornado. I can't help but think that if you were anywhere close to an atomic explosion you would be instantly vaporized. I could be wrong, though.
Here it is for your enjoyment, Duck and Cover...with a catchy jingle, too.
I got a new computer and was setting it up as I recorded this. It has been a lovely weekend so far and hopefully I'll have the opportunity to get some yardwork done. I found some really cool puzzle game apps in my quest to find the movie The Room. The apps are also called the room, but they're puzzle games. I also saw the Ready Player One trailer and my thoughts on the idea of this movie haven't changed...they're going have to make some serious sacrifices to the story.
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OK, so one casualty in the move to the new blog is the SGMR Special #1: The Good Side of Kiss that Oliver and I recorded back in April. Well, it is still alive and now appears on The Smooth Sailing website, thanks to Jason. I have posted the link below to the new page for it as well as Special #2: The Not-So-Good Side of Kiss.
I was not willing to take any chances and have that podcast get DMCA'd on Archive.org, so I asked Jason to post it on Smooth Sailing. Anyway, if you haven't listened to both of these, this is a good time to catch up.
I've moved the podcasts and blogs to new locations. I am using a combination of Blogger and Archive.org to host everything and have cancelled my Squarespace subscription. This is something I've wanted to do for a while, and with the expiration coming up in less than a month, it seemed the right time to do it. I was figuring on all this taking a week or more to figure out, but I managed it in two days. If you're subscribed to the SGMR Podcast, then there's a new episode attached to this post. Also, there is a convenient link below.
I can hear you asking where the blog is. It's here. Due to the high cost and low return (read: no return) of the previous site, I have decided to close that blog and retire all of the writings. I still have them, as well as the photos and the podcasts. I'm starting anew on the personal side of things. I have moved podcast hosting to Archive.org, and the blog is now hosted on Blogger. The Illuminati Social Club is intact and on its own blog over at illuminatipod.blogspot.com. All of the past episodes have been uploaded and there is a new feed for the podcast (the old one was deleted by Apple).
Once I get back to personal podcasting, I will set up a new feed and get it listed on iTunes and wherever else I can so that it's easy to subscribe to. Anyway, please listen to The Showhole and Smooth Sailing.
This past weekend was the annual Marshall McLuhan Podcaster Roundtables in Hamilton, ON. Anthony Marco organized the event, people showed up, talked, ate, drank, and recorded podcasts. We visited some new places and some from previous years. I got the chance to talk to more people this year as well. Huge shout out to Oliver Rockside for opening his home to me and for driving my ass around on Saturday. This was a blast.