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Peachy Keen and Cool as a Cucumber in a Banana Republic

Peachy Keen and Cool as a Cucumber in a Banana Republic

December 12, 2018 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: One of my favorite quotes of all time comes from the movie “Almost Famous”.  I enjoyed that film because I sort of lived it; and it does have a lot of great lines.  But, for me, the most treasured words of advice in the movie came from a … Continue reading Peachy Keen and Cool as a Cucumber in a Banana Republic

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A Modern-Day Paul Revere Not Warning of Noah’s Flood at a Wedding

A Modern-Day Paul Revere Not Warning of Noah’s Flood at a Wedding

December 3, 2018 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:   They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. - Luke 17:27   Over the last three months I’ve attended three weddings.  Whatever getting married in … Continue reading A Modern-Day Paul Revere Not Warning of Noah’s Flood at a Wedding

A Veritable Feast of Reality, Choice, and Consequences

A Veritable Feast of Reality, Choice, and Consequences

November 28, 2018 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: Someone I care about got into some trouble the week before Thanksgiving. They asked for my help, and I wasn’t raised to say “no” in such situations. What ensued were a series of unfortunate events that staggered my mind and challenged my previously naive vision of a moderately … Continue reading A Veritable Feast of Reality, Choice, and Consequences

Language:  The Indispensable Fundamental Actuator of False Orthodoxy

Language: The Indispensable Fundamental Actuator of False Orthodoxy

November 13, 2018 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: In Ayn Rand’s penultimate magnum opus, “The Fountainhead”, there was a minor antagonist by the name of Ellsworth Toohey whose raison d’etre was to undermine Rand’s ideal man and protagonist, Howard Roark. Although Toohey considered his parasitical power as having a major stifling effect on capitalistic society, in … Continue reading Language: The Indispensable Fundamental Actuator of False Orthodoxy

Three (3) Reasons Why Elections Don’t Matter

Three (3) Reasons Why Elections Don’t Matter

November 8, 2018 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: In so many ways, elections in America have become just another manifestation of bread and circuses; like watching a reality TV show when your house is on fire.  It’s why this article was almost named: “The Inevitableness of Reality Requires Honesty and Acceptance” Of course, the 2018 Midterm … Continue reading Three (3) Reasons Why Elections Don’t Matter

The Color of the Wave to be Determined by Those Most Afraid

The Color of the Wave to be Determined by Those Most Afraid

November 1, 2018 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: Regarding the upcoming election on Tuesday November 6, 2018, there can only be one of three possible outcomes: 1.) Blue Wave 2.) Red Wave 3.) No Wave The third result would, of course, be manifested as dramatic wins and losses for both Republicans and Democrats with either party … Continue reading The Color of the Wave to be Determined by Those Most Afraid

Robotic Optical Mail Bombs in the Uncanny Valley

Robotic Optical Mail Bombs in the Uncanny Valley

October 24, 2018 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: To those who are politically and cynically aware, the October Surprise designation has become a misnomer. Instead, these predictable events should now be termed October Inevitabilities, or, even, October Hand-Writings-On-The-Wall. Just like the hands of an old-fashioned clock count down the minutes in circular certitude, so too do … Continue reading Robotic Optical Mail Bombs in the Uncanny Valley