Someone is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you ~ FlyingSnail graphic by C. Spangler ~ Open Flying Snail Views in new tab or window
During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. ~ George Orwell
Science Faction (MP3)
Science Faction (MP3)
Ooops... Due to a mistake, your gene pool was compromised! Your intelligence accelerated faster than your animalistic evolution, causing you to develop atomic power before its time. This was bad, because you still kill for no reason. We debated thousands of years about what to do, settled for 'everything is perfect' and it now appears you no longer have an ability to learn anything new, forcing us to have another 'what to do with you' argument. Unfortunately, this time you are losing!
Due to a mistake, your gene pool was compromised! Your intelligence accelerated
faster than your animalistic evolution, causing you to develop atomic power before
its time. This was bad, because you still kill for no reason! We debated thousands
of years about what to do, settled for "everything is perfect," and it now appears
you no longer have an ability to learn anything new, forcing us to have another
'what to do with you' argument. Unfortunately, this time you are losing! Ooops...

Bait’n’Switch Politics
Newly Defined by: ~@~ on 202406.17
Plagiarized via Bait-and-switch From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It is the intention of Bait’n’Switch Politics to initially present elderly candidates with political track records worthy of a given political job, like POTUS (bait), that voters will respect and vote for.

Then, during the last months before an election, when party choice polls are available, a Party will substitute those elder candidates with new, younger, similar candidates (switch), that will make voters feel equally satisfied with the new available choices offered, as an alternative to a disappointment or inconvenience of acquiring no candidates at all.

In either case, the Party always assumes and anticipates there will be a higher margin of votes for the substituted, younger candidates.

ASIFA-SF, Karl Cohen ~ Association International du Film d'Animation, SF Newsletter

ASIFA-SF Newsletter
ASIFA-SF July 2024 Newsletter [PDF]

Nobody for President ~ The BIRTHDAY PARTY speaks

Nobody's "Birthday Party" provided an easy, cost-effective, way to restore political balance:

None of the Above
should be a valid choice on voter ballots.

Unfortunately, a jaded two party system rejects this simple fix because Nobody has all the answers and believes: if a majority of citizens voted for None of the Above, rather than lesser of evils, voters would have to find someone competent to lead them !!! The media said, "Nobody could argue with that logic."

(1) Put "None of the Above" on voter ballots.

(2) Change requirements for President:

(a) Extremely hard civil service exam.
(b) Top scores compete in Prezolympics.
(c) Top 10 winners become candidates.
(d) Election winner becomes President.
(e) Gets device implanted in brain that explodes if a lie is told.

(3) Hire a Ribbon Cutter for President?

(a) Saved money pays off national debt.

(4) Declare election day a holiday?

(a) Voting receipt required for pay.

(5) Tie election participation to jury duty?

(a) Those who don't vote go on jury rolls.

Notes from ~@~ June 4th

Fifty Years Ago
Haight/Ashbury Photograph by C. Spangler

David Lee, Bringin' Hippie Back via Solarity Studios


Stockholm syndrome
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are four key components that characterize Stockholm syndrome:

1. A hostage's development of positive feelings towards the captor

2. No previous relationship between hostage and captor

3. A refusal by hostages to cooperate with police and other government authorities

4. A hostage's belief in the humanity of the captor, ceasing to perceive them as a threat, when the victim holds the same values as the aggressor

Physical and psychological effects:

1. Cognitive: confusion, blurred memory, delusion, and recurring flashbacks.

2. Emotional: lack of feeling, fear, helplessness, hopelessness, aggression, depression, guilt, dependence on captor, and development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

3. Social: anxiety, irritability, cautiousness, and estrangement.

4. Physical: increase in effects of pre-existing conditions; development of health conditions due to possible restriction from food, sleep, and exposure to outdoors.

Malignant narcissism
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Malignant narcissism is a psychological syndrome comprising an extreme mix of narcissism, antisocial behavior, aggression, and sadism. Grandiose, and always ready to raise hostility levels, the malignant narcissist undermines families and organizations in which they are involved, and dehumanizes the people with whom they associate.

Malignant narcissism is not a diagnostic category, but a subcategory of narcissism. Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR), while malignant narcissism is not. Malignant narcissism could include aspects of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) alongside a mix of antisocial, paranoid and sadistic personality disorder traits. Malignant narcissism is considered by many to be the most severe type of narcissism, and one of the worst personality disorders overall. The importance of malignant narcissism and of projection as a defense mechanism has been confirmed in paranoia, as well as "the patient's vulnerability to malignant narcissistic regression". A person with malignant narcissism exhibits paranoia in addition to the symptoms of a narcissistic personality disorder. Because a malignant narcissist's personality cannot tolerate any criticism, being mocked typically causes paranoia. [Continue reading]

Attention span
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Attention span is the amount of time spent concentrating on a task before becoming distracted. Distractibility occurs when attention is uncontrollably diverted to another activity or sensation. Attention training is said to be part of education, particularly in the way students are trained to remain focused on a topic of discussion for extended periods, developing listening and analytical skills in the process. [Continue reading]

Why Everyone’s Worried About Their Attention Span — and How to Improve Yours:

Is Short Attention Span growing:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A concept (in human psychology) that was originated by Sigmund Freud (1905) to denote the persistence of anachronistic sexual traits. The term subsequently came to denote object relationships with attachments to people or things in general persisting from childhood into adult life.

Freud theorized that some humans may develop psychological fixation due to one or more of the following:

1. A lack of proper gratification during one of the psychosexual stages of development.

2. Receiving a strong impression from one of these stages, in which case the person's personality would reflect that stage throughout adult life.

3. "An excessively strong manifestation of these instincts at a very early age [which] leads to a kind of partial fixation, which then constitutes a weak point in the structure of the sexual function".

Remembering Larry Bensky

Larry Bensky correspondent
and anchor for KPFA and Pacifica, dies at 87

By Jon Kalish, Freelance Contributor | May 22, 2024, Article Source

Larry Bensky, former national correspondent for Pacifica Radio who excelled at anchoring live coverage, died at his home in Berkeley, Calif., Sunday after a long illness. He was 87.

“He was the signature voice of KPFA,” said Aileen Alfandary, a longtime colleague and former news director at the Pacifica station in Berkeley where Bensky was a fixture for more than 40 years. He hosted a talk show, mentored young journalists who went on to award-winning careers and even served as GM following a staff uprising.

“Larry narrated life for a generation of people,” said Aaron Glantz, an investigative journalist who reported for KPFA from 1996–2008 and co-hosted specials with Bensky.

Glantz grew up in San Francisco and remembers listening to a live broadcast of Bensky awaiting word of an execution as he stood outside the gates of San Quentin Prison. “Being with you live — he was so good at that.”

Bensky’s first foray into national programming came in 1972, when he produced and anchored Pacifica’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Miami and the protests that raged outside. The broadcasts, titled The Siege of Miami, were picked up by 18 stations across the country.

He became Pacifica’s national affairs correspondent in 1987, anchoring coverage of numerous demonstrations in Washington, D.C., confirmation hearings of four U.S. Supreme Court justices, hearings of the 9/11 Commission, presidential debates and the 2004 Democratic and Republican conventions.

Many consider Pacifica’s gavel–to–gavel coverage of the 1987 Iran-Contra hearings, which Bensky anchored for 41 days, to be his greatest work. Alfandary called the Iran-Contra coverage “riveting radio.” The broadcasts earned Bensky a George Polk Award and sparked Pacifica to launch more national programming, including Democracy Now! Bensky briefly co-hosted the show with Amy Goodman.

At KPFA, Bensky hosted the long-running talk show Sunday Salon until 2007. He continued to be involved with the station as the occasional host of special programs through 2018.

“It’s always been one of the blessings of being at KPFA and Pacifica that there are so many people with so much to say that are ruthlessly omitted from corporate journalism that you have a plethora of possible people to choose from,” he said, describing the wide range of guests and topics for his show.

Bensky never stopped sending feedback to KPFA or speaking up about how the station and Pacifica are governed, according to Alfandary.

“Local station board elections, as far as I am concerned, are a farce,” he declared in a 2007 interview with the Berkeley Daily Planet. “They contribute nothing.”

‘Principles of his politics’

Larry Bensky grew up in New York City, where he attended the elite Stuyvesant High School. In a 2007 KPFA retrospective of his career, Bensky said he was motivated to become a journalist after reading coverage of the Holocaust in New York’s daily newspapers.

He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale, where he was managing editor of the Yale Daily News and went on to a job with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. After working in France during the mid-1960’s as a poorly paid editor at The Paris Review, he was recruited for a job at the prestigious New York Times Sunday Book Review.

In 1968 Bensky moved to San Francisco to serve as managing editor of Ramparts magazine, an anti-war publication with a circulation of 250,000. His radio career began in 1969 at KSAN, a commercial rock station that was part of the burgeoning counterculture. Bensky worked there as a news anchor, reporter and talk show host at KSAN before moving on to KPFA.

His conviction that journalists could also be activists played out during his tenure at KSAN. With Scoop Nisker, a news colleague, Bensky piloted a boat stocked with frozen turkeys and other food to Alcatraz Island on Thanksgiving Day in 1969. Alcatraz was occupied at the time by Native American activists. Their vessel was rammed by the Coast Guard but some of the food was delivered to the protestors.

[~@~ Ed. Note: (fwiw) During the 1969 Occupation of Alcatraz a Native American activist friend, who was dating Cesar Chavez at the time, invited me to the Island for Thanksgiving dinner, so… I went down to Fisherman’s Wharf, stood at the end of the dock, and hitched-hiked a boat ride to the old prison.]

“His adherence to the principles of his politics made him, I suppose, persona non-grata in some of the zones of establishment journalism,” said Alan Snitow, KPFA news director from 1974 to 1981.

Snitow was involved in a month-long KPFA workers’ strike in 1974. It was settled after a vote that elected Bensky to take over as station manager. He held the position for three years.

“He was one of those people who would say, ‘OK, I’ll be manager and try to make this [radio station] live,’” said Adi Gevins, a former KPFA producer who has also been involved in preservation of the Pacifica Archives. “That’s a big sacrifice because, if you’re manager at a Pacifica station, everyone hates you.”

Laurie Garrett, a KPFA producer who went on to NPR and a Pulitzer Prize-winning stint at the Long Island newspaper Newsday, credited Bensky with keeping the ship sailing through massive chaos at KPFA.

“He kept the money flowing somehow,” Garrett said. “A lot of the time I had no idea how he pulled it off. He broke up fights. He settled disputes. It’s kind of amazing because people were really off the wall.”

During his time as GM, Bensky dealt with the FBI and the Berkeley police as they investigated the kidnapping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst by the Symbionese Liberation Army. In 1974, the militant group sent messages and recordings to KPFA while Hearst was held captive.

‘Freedom to … expose the illegitimate uses of power’

During a Democracy Now! segment on Pacifica’s 60th anniversary, Bensky told a story about the Iran-Contra hearings. A reporter at an all-news station had complimented the coverage as the best live broadcasting he had ever heard.

“I don’t take it so much as personal praise,” Bensky told Goodman. “But — how wonderful it is, despite all the poverty we have and all the internal aggravation at Pacifica — that we have this freedom to cover stories and expose the illegitimate uses of power.”

The hearings briefly put Pacifica back on the map in the national media. Matthew Lasar, the author of two books on Pacifica history, describes the gavel-to-gavel coverage as an effort to rebuild an audience that had largely drifted to NPR.

“The Iran-Contra hearings were a kind of live, stream-of-consciousness coverage of an extraordinary window into the U.S. National Security State,” Lasar wrote in an email to Current. “Larry took that moment as far as it would go. It was his work of art, for which he will long be remembered.”

While Bensky made guest appearances on All Things Considered, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and KQED’s Forum, his foray into mainstream public radio employment was brief.

In the early 1980’s he worked as managing editor of California Edition, a short-lived 15-minute program produced by the equally short-lived California Public Radio. Based in San Francisco and funded by the state’s Humanities Council, CPR’s California Edition aired statewide.

NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, who began her radio career in 1979 as a KPFA volunteer, followed Bensky to California Public Radio. She worked with him as a host and reporter for two years until California Public Radio’s budget was eliminated by the governor.

“He was very responsible for my entry into public radio and encouraged me in all those early years,” said Liasson, who went on to work at NPR as a newscaster. “He was a mentor, even when I worked at NPR and I was wondering, ‘Gee, what should I do next? I don’t want to be a newscaster any more. I want to be a reporter.’”

Youth Radio founder Ellin O’Leary, who worked in Pacifica’s Washington bureau and as an NPR correspondent early in her career, said Bensky was committed to “community-powered, proudly left-leaning radio versus the corporate model and style of public radio. He showed us there was another way to engage with audiences beyond the all-politics approach of the New Left.”

“Larry’s brand of journalism — personality along with in-depth reporting — was a model for countless reporters and hosts coming up in the early days of community radio, and he held that position of esteem throughout his career,” she added.

In addition to his broadcast work, Bensky taught journalism, political science and mass communication at Bay Area colleges, including Stanford and California State University, East Bay. His teaching career was cut short by an accident getting off a public bus in San Francisco. In recent years Bensky wrote a column for the Anderson Valley Advertiser in Mendocino County.

Bensky’s sister Joyce Silverman confirmed his death but did not disclose the cause.

Bensky is survived by his wife Susie Bluestone, daughter Lila Bluestone and five grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on June 13 at 4:00 p.m. at the St. John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley.

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Let Us Begin... Ees Da Sa Sussaway!

Saturnnite Fever, John Flores, Digital collage, 2023
Sometimes people don't want to hear the truth because
they don't want their illusions destroyed. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Nothing else matters, Metallica ar. Karianne Brouwer violin, Maaike Schoenmaker cello

Throughout America's adventure in free government, our basic purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity among people and among nations. To strive for less would be unworthy of a free and religious people. Any failure traceable to arrogance, or our lack of comprehension or readiness to sacrifice would inflict upon us grievous hurt both at home and abroad. . ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower: last Honorable/Decent Republican President!

Undone Lullaby, by dj schmolli via Dave

For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. ~ President John F. Kennedy , Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, April 27, 1961, assassinated, November 22, 1963

A Night at the Garden , 1939 via Marshall Curry

Note: MAG Brown Shirts were slaughtered by their paranoid,
Malignant Narcissistic leader during Night of the Long Knives.

The Republican Party is now clearly an authoritarian party. It embraces, condones, accepts and promotes political violence, and does not accept electoral defeat. Their glorification of January 6 proves that they're okay with a violent seizure of power. If they can't win elections fairly, they'd rather end democracy. ~ Steven Levitsky, Professor of Political Science, Harvard University

Madison Square Garden, NYC, 200910.29&30 via Ø.M

The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth becomes the greatest enemy of the State. ~ Joseph Goebbels

5FDP vs. Billy Idol ~ Rebel Yell Over It,
[ NOT WORK SAFE ], DJ Schmolli via SrvTech

Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. ~ Declaration of Independence

Doom and Gloom via Rossana Podestá Massa

Reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Party, which is collective and immortal. Whatever the Party holds to be the truth, is truth. It is impossible to see reality except by looking through the eyes of the Party. ~ George Orwell

At The Biden Trump 2024 Starting Line by R.J. Matson, CQ Roll Call, Cagle Cartoons
At The Biden Trump 2024 Starting Line
by R.J. Matson, CQ Roll Call, Cagle Cartoons

Esurance ~ Election Insurance via Rene Delgado
NONE of the ABOVE == should be a valid choice on voter ballots!

Notes from Erb

Satan's demons take on the image of God, similar to that done in Eden (II Corinthians, 11:14). How else do they take control of earth? Ministers of Satan are variously understood as being a consummately evil system of government; or leader... Ministers of Satan are liars who will deceive many people... Ministers of Satan want to divide the world and create war without end... Ministers of Satan will declare things which are evil are good, will refer to war as peace, death as a solution for justice, and serving the wealthy as a means of helping the poor. Many nations will recognize they are evil, but their own people will be inclined to believe their deceptions.

עֵגֶּל הַזָהָב

Christians are to no longer execute sinners, so they should not wage carnal war, but spiritual warfare ~ (John 18:36; 2 Corinthians 10:1-6; Ephesians 6:10-18; 1 Timothy 1:18-20; 6:11-14; 2 Timothy 2:3-5; 4:6-8), Christians must be peacemakers forgiving those who do them harm treating their enemies with love and not seeking revenge ~ (Matthew 5:9, Romans 14:19), (Ephesians 4:29-32; Colossians 3:12-14; Matthew 6:9-15; Mark 11:25-26), (Luke 6:27-36) (Romans 12:17-21; 1 Peter 3:8-12), Hatred, which is the same as murder, is unforgiving, vengeful and hostile towards one's enemies ~ (1 John 3:15)

Feetlines ~ Is There A CURE Yet?, 202209.06: How about antibody SP1-77 ?

Tainted News:
Tomi Lahren should fight addiction & not step on "used heroin needles" to get high?

Saluting the Heroes of the Coronavirus Pandumbic The Daily Show w/Trevor Noah via Joey deVilla
Is There A CURE Yet? ...asking for a friend.
Buzz photo: C. Spangler

Scientists Discover an Antibody
That Can Take Out All COVID-19 Variants

And they hope to create a new vaccine with it.

by Korin Miller, @ Prevention, September 6, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines have been effective at keeping people from getting severely ill and dying from the virus, but they’ve required different boosters to try to keep on top of all of the coronavirus variants that have popped up. Now, researchers have discovered an antibody that neutralizes all known COVID-19 variants.

The antibody, called SP1-77, is the result of a collaborative effort from researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Duke University. Results from mouse studies they’ve conducted were recently published in the journal Science Immunology, and they look promising.

But what does it mean, exactly, to have an antibody that can neutralize all variants of COVID-19, and what kind of impact will this have on vaccines in the future? Here’s what you need to know.

What is SP1-77
[Click for Updated: Current Articles & Source @]

SP1-77 is an antibody developed by researchers that so far can neutralize all forms of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It was created after researchers modified a mouse model that was originally made to search for broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV, which also mutates. [continue reading @ Prevention]

ASIFA-SF, Karl Cohen ~ Association International du Film d'Animation, SF Newsletter

ASIFA-SF Newsletter
ASIFA-SF June 2024 Newsletter [PDF]

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

Boptime begins at 6am (EDT) on Saturday June 29th with oldies back to back to back. We begin at 7am (EDT) with Duke Ellington’s rendition of Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite with a short piece or two from Billy Strayhorn. At around 7:30am (EDT) The Morrie Sims Show returns, featuring Wilmington’s noted jazz raconteur. At 8am (EDT) local jazz musician Fostina Dixon joins co host Larry Williams to spin some choice jazz and R&B sides from local greats as well as others. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To:
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3
Boptime available locally in Delaware on:
WVUD-FM 91.3
Shoutcast = [Search: WVUD] || TuneIn

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

Boptime begins at 6am (EDT) on Saturday June 22nd with oldies back to back to back. We’re switching gears a bit at 7am (EDT) by first presenting Sonny RollinsFreedom Suite” followed by the return of My World. We’ll be venturing back to 1903 and a tragic incident that occurred at Prices Corner, but of course in My World there’d been a different outcome. We continue the story from 1903 with an episode of Uncle Richard’s Neighborhood. At 8am (EDT) we get together on Clifford’s Corner with cohost Larry Williams for some choice jazz and R&B. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To:
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3
Boptime available locally in Delaware on:
WVUD-FM 91.3
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Special Boptime Program ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ June 15th

Even Steven's Boptime

Boptime begins at 6am(EDT)/3am(PDT) on Saturday June 15th with oldies back to back to back.

This is a special Boptime program as we’re taking care of some unfinished business by playing, at 8am(EDT)/5am(PDT), my old friend Curtis’ Dream Hour, which we couldn’t play thanks to the Pandemic...

However, at 7am(EDT)/4am(PDT) we’ll celebrate the 57th anniversary of the 1967 Monterrey Pop Festival, which helped to kick off the CounterCulture Movement of the late 60s. We’ll hear comments from Curtis, as well as Mike Wilhelm from the San Francisco band, the Charlatans, and from Sam Andrew from Big Brother and the Holding Company.

At 8am (EDT)/5am (PDT) we present Curtis’ Dream Hour by visiting The United State Café, his Haight-Ashbury venue in the 1970s.

United State Cafe sign by Douglas Comstock, photo: M. DeLise
Music Selections from the
Starting 5:00 am Pacific Time / 8:00 am Eastern Time

United State Cafe
Followed at 5:30 am Pacific Time / 8:30 am Eastern Time by:
Mike Wilhelm

At 9am (EDT) we’ll bop back to this day in 1953 while President Eisenhower was close to ending the War in Korea, and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were nearing the end on death row. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To:
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3
Boptime available locally in Delaware on:
WVUD-FM 91.3
Shoutcast = [Search: WVUD] || TuneIn

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

Boptime begins at 6am (EDT) on Saturday June 8th with oldies back to back to back. At 7am (EDT) on a special edition of Beatlemania!!! we’ll spin some pre Beatles British Rock n’ Roll, followed at 8am (EDT) by Rockabilly Ridge. Michael Ace ponders some long lost performers and what became of them, while their recordings are still around. At 9am (EDT) we bop back to 1957, at the crest of the Rock n’ Roll craze, and the nearest we got to a thaw in the Cold War. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To:
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3
Boptime available locally in Delaware on:
WVUD-FM 91.3
Shoutcast = [Search: WVUD] || TuneIn

Boptime ~ w/Even Steven Leech ~ Saturday Mornings

Even Steven's Boptime

Boptime begins at 6am (EDT) on Saturday June 1st with oldies back to back to back. At 7am (EDT) we present an episode of The Legends of Wilmington Jazz. At 8am (EDT) on Rockabilly Ridge Michael Ace spins rock n’ roll tunes from Philadelphia. At 9am (EDT) on Beatlemania!!! we bop back to this day in 1965. We’ll check out some tunes on the British charts, some local hits, as well as what was new at the movies. ~ Steve

BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To:
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WVUD 91.3
Boptime available locally in Delaware on:
WVUD-FM 91.3
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~@~ does Dream Hour, hosted by Even Steven Leech, June 15, 2024

Even Steven's Boptime
June 15, 2024

Starting 4 am Pacific Time / 7 am Eastern Time
Even Steven revisits the June 16/18, 1967,

Monterey International Pop Festival

Interviews focusing on Janis Joplin from Charlatans’ band member Mike Wilhelm,
Sam Andrew of, Big Brother and the Holding Company, with comments from old
friend Curtis Spangler, who was in the vortex of that event, followed by a Curtis:

"Dream Hour"

I will be doing a one hour radio show on WVUD, 91.3 FM
Starting 5 am Pacific Time / 8 am Eastern Time with
Music Selections from the
United State Cafe
Followed at 5:30 am Pacific Time / 8:30 am Eastern Time by:
Mike Wilhelm
BOPTIME: Saturday, 6 AM Eastern, 3 AM Pacific time
Go To:
Click on a listening link below the WVUD logo:
WVUD 91.3
Boptime available locally in Delaware on:
WVUD-FM 91.3
Shoutcast = [Search: WVUD] || TuneIn

Neckerworld ~ A Computer Vision Game

Neckerworld ~ A Computer Vision Game by hankster a.k.a. Dr. Hank Magnuski
~ A Computer Vision Game , by hankster / Dr. Hank Magnuski


Neckerworld is a computer vision game designed to teach students about human and computer vision systems, object detection and identification, visual field construction, autonomous movement and strategy.

All players and resources in the game are cubes. The cube players are guided solely through autonomous computer vision programs. No human manual control or input is permitted during gameplay.

To successfully play the game requires a competent program to do object detection and identification, playing field knowledge representation and strategic decision making.


The Necker Cube Illusion (first published as a rhomboid in 1832 by Swiss crystallographer Louis Albert Necker ) is a well known example of a perceptual illusion where the orientation of the cube is unstable and easily flips between two states. Serious study and research into why we perceive multiple states leads to a set of questions about the very nature of our vision. [continue: ]

Notes from ~@~

Freedom of expression and freedom of speech aren't really important unless they're heard...It's hard for me to stay silent when I keep hearing that peace is only attainable through war. And there's nothing more scary than watching ignorance in action. So I dedicated this Emmy to all the people who feel compelled to speak out and not afraid to speak to power and won't shut up and refuse to be silenced. Tom Smothers

Carlin Step, DJ Steve Porter & Eli Wilkie via Roland Kardeby

The Great Bell Chant (The End of Suffering) via R Smittenaar

Beautiful Child

One Day, Matisyahu

Unsung Hero via Rattakarn Srithavatchai "Garn"

The Sacred Clowns ~ Heyókȟa

The Heyókȟa symbolize and portray many aspects of the sacred, the Wakȟáŋ. Their satire presents important questions by fooling around. They ask difficult questions, and say things others are too afraid to say. By reading between the lines, the audience is able to think about things not usually thought about, or to look at things in a different way.

Principally, the Heyókȟa functions both as a mirror and a teacher, using extreme behaviors to mirror others, thereby forcing them to examine their own doubts, fears, hatreds, and weaknesses. Heyókȟas also have the power to heal emotional pain; such power comes from the experience of shame--they sing of shameful events in their lives, beg for food, and live as clowns. They provoke laughter in distressing situations of despair and provoke fear and chaos when people feel complacent and overly secure, to keep them from taking themselves too seriously or believing they are more powerful than they are.

In addition, sacred clowns serve an important role in shaping tribal codes. Heyókȟa's don't seem to care about taboos, rules, regulations, social norms, or boundaries. Paradoxically, however, it is by violating these norms and taboos that they help to define the accepted boundaries, rules, and societal guidelines for ethical and moral behavior. This is because they are the only ones who can ask "Why?" about sensitive topics and employ satire to question the specialists and carriers of sacred knowledge or those in positions of power and authority. In doing so, they demonstrate concretely the theories of balance and imbalance. Their role is to penetrate deception, turn over rocks, and create a deeper awareness.

Cree Prophecy

Only after the last tree has been cut down,

Only after the last river has been poisoned,

Only after the last fish has been caught,

Only then will you find money cannot be eaten.
Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites
Develop Your Mind, Not Sacred Sites

Nobody for President ~ NONE of the ABOVE should be a choice on VOTER BALLOTS

Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy, Nobody for President San Francisco Rally, October 12, 1976 - Photograph: James Stark
Curtis Spangler & Wavy Gravy , Nobody for President, 197610.12 ~ Photo: James Stark

American Dream, George Carlin via Ishtar [ NOT WORK SAFE ], Alternative w/text
NOBODY should have that much power !!!

Message via Mike Pinder

Oh, I hope that I see you again I never even caught your name As you looked through my window pane ~ So I'm writing this message today I'm thinking that you'll have a way Of hearing the notes in my tune ~ Where are you going? Where have you been? I can imagine other worlds you have seen ~ Beautiful faces and music so serene ~ So I do hope I see you again My universal citizen You went as quickly as you came ~ You know the power Your love is right You have good reason To stay out of sight ~~ But break our illusions and help us Be the light. Mike Pinder

Why I Think This World Should End, Prince EA via Prince EA
Without love in the dream, it will never come true. ~ Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter
And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. ~ John Lennon
Artist, John Flores

The man whispered, "God, speak to me" and a meadowlark sang. But the man did not hear. So the man yelled "God, speak to me" and the thunder rolled across the sky. But the man did not listen. The man looked around and said, "God let me see you" and a star shined brightly. But the man did not notice. And the man shouted, "God show me a miracle" and a life was born. But the man did not know. So the man cried out in despair, "Touch me God, and let me know you are there" Whereupon God reached down and touched the man, But the man brushed the butterfly away and walked on.

Somebody is looking at whatever you do, so always present your most charming you
Don't miss out on a blessing because
it isn't packaged the way you expect!

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