Author Archives: Mike Clark

Royals (Lorde): an a capella cover by Alaa Wardi

Alaa Wardi is an excellent musician, especially when he uses his body as the musical instruments!  Check out his channel.

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Hayao Miyazaki is a Genius

“Who’s that?” you say?  Well, let’s see.  He’s a Japanese animator whose most popular (in Japan) film is called in English, Spirited Away, and it won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2003.  Here is an interesting video about … Continue reading

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Medical Student “Let it Go” Parody

Dropping Politics for the Moment I got things to say about Donald Trump.  Seriously.  But not now.  Although apparently he came in second in the Iowa state caucuses yesterday.  Excellent.  Nevermind. The brilliant medical students of the University of Chicago … Continue reading

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Let’s Blame the NRA for San Bernardino

Yesterday, Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik, shot up his workplace’s holiday party, killing 14 and wounding 21.  They did it in the name of Allah. And of course this is the fault of the National Rifle Association. … Continue reading

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That Wicked National Rifle Association

Not three seconds elapsed after the initial reports of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, before the hearse chasers of the Left leapt into the fray, via Twitter of course, to condemn the NRA. So, let’s see if I … Continue reading

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Driving Licenses vs Firearms Ownership

I had a brief, but interesting, Twitter exchange with one of my favorite Sci Fi authors, Jennifer Foehner Wells (@Jenthulhu), involving guns and gun control.  I responded to a tweet of hers putting down the National Rifle Association, to which … Continue reading

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Old But Sad News

In an earlier post, I referred to my wife’s cancer and the good news that it appeared at the time of her colon surgery not to have spread unduly.  Unfortunately, this was incorrect, and her cancer, though slowed down by … Continue reading

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The So-called “Gender Pay Gap”

I’m a software developer.  Among software developers we have some superstar programmers, and one of these is Jon Skeet.  Jon has the highest reputation on one of the most influential programming Q & A sites on the net, Stack Overflow, … Continue reading

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My School Chum, Gustav Holst

Well, not quite. The number of years between his attendance and mine separates us from the chance that we could ever have interacted, but I was pleasantly surprised this morning to discover that Gustav Holst, the composer of the famous … Continue reading

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The Handmaid’s Tale vs Talking Squids in Outer Space

Knowing her to be an otherwise intelligent and thoughtful person – an opinion I base almost entirely upon her brilliant novel, Fluency, since of course I’ve never met her or communicated with her – I was somewhat dismayed to read … Continue reading

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