October 17, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: During inclement weather days, late nights, lazy weekends, and when one's eyes tire of small print or words and images levitating in digital ether, Netflix offers a video library of sorts allowing the viewer to recline, and imbibe knowledge in a relatively easy way. Many of Netflix's films … Continue reading The “Experimenter”: Understanding Why Shit Happens and How Conformity Kills
October 11, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: In the summer of 1985 I was taking some college classes at a nearby university and working two part-time jobs. Most nights I was involved with a local martial arts club and on the weekends I would spend time with one of my two girlfriends. Although that last … Continue reading THE STAND: Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea
September 26, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: The impending winter makes fall a busy time. Even rainy days are spent finishing off an area of my basement before snow flies. Unknown until recently, Yellow Jacket wasps had been illegally invading, and illicitly breeding, behind the exterior border of my home; even creating a hive in … Continue reading Cliché Series # 4: What We Do Is Who We Are
September 7, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: The screen is dark. Eerie and oddly dissonant music begins to play. The screen remains black. At two-minutes and fifty seconds the music stops, followed by six seconds of silence over the blank nothingness before the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer MGM logo fills the screen as the symphonically ascending chords and … Continue reading 2001: A Space Odyssey of Transcendent, or Transcendental, Evolution?
August 23, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: On August 21, 2017 the narrow line of a solar eclipse’s shadow cut a path of totality right through the middle of the United States, dividing north from south. If one believed in signs from the heavens they could make a pretty good case of an astronomical pairing … Continue reading Crossing the Line: Blood Meridian or The Evening Redness in the West
August 10, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: The 2016 Presidential Election was quite the spectacle. During the primaries we watched Donald Trump go politically-incorrect Rambo on sixteen milquetoast Republicans whose names I can’t recall right now. During the Democratic Primaries, Bernie “Santa Claus” Sanders kept winning state after state; yet the superdelegates all fell into … Continue reading Cliché Series # 3: Dissimulators Dispersing Disingenuous Dangers
August 8, 2017 by Doug “Uncola” Lynn: Growing up in a small Midwestern town in the fading light of Norman Rockwell's America, I came of age during the saccharine seventies amid the cannabis-crammed rock and roll arenas that were, seemingly, counter-weighted by endless replays of ABBA and The Bee Gees within the Frequency Modulated atmosphere … Continue reading A Battle Hymn: The Anthem Against the Inappropriately Entitled