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12/21/12

Have fun during the world’s last day. The ultimate Black Friday. The End of Days. Here’s some playlists for you rock out with as it all ends.

http://www.spinner.com/2011/05/20/end-of-the-world-judgement-day-songs/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/17/end-of-the-world-playlist-songs-apocalypse_n_2313666.html#slide=more270177

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/17/end-of-the-world-playlist-songs-apocalypse_n_2313666.html#slide=more270177

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_apocalyptic_songs

Blow your eardrums out. It’s not like you’ll need them anymore anyway. I’m going to empty my bank account and blow it on liquor and pizza here at the station while blasting the music. Come on by, but bring snacks.

Business Models

So I’m lying in bed trying to sleep and it suddenly hits me how to make almost any business idea successful. Make it amplify something women do already.

Radio, records, compact discs all took off so women could hear love songs directed at them 24/7.

Coffee shops became a hangout for women to meet, whether with their  men in tow or not.

The telephone became a distance-indifferent gossip fence.

The internet was just a place where nerdy guys wrote science articles, downloaded porn, and played games until social media emerged and made the net respectable. Online shopping cemented women as permanent users.

Smartphones combined the telephone and the internet, making it possible for women to communicate and shop anytime, anyplace, without phone lines or cable jacks keeping them stationary. The mobile mall and gossip fence, which could play MP3s of their favorite love songs.

All of these were successful anyway, but blew up hugely once women became involved.

I may or may not be entirely serious with this post. I’ll let you know when my idea for a Facebook-enabled microwave oven either takes off or crashes and burns.

P.S. It’s easy to come up with a male-centered business model too. It either has to blow up or have naked women. But for some reason, people are skittish about shrapnel and social diseases. That’s why no one has tried selling explosion porn.

P.P.S. “Business Models” sounds like some kind of art film you can only buy in the back room of the used CD shop featuring clothing optional board meetings and asset leveraging.

DJ ScratchCat

There’s a new DJ applicant here at Night Sky Radio. Looks like he has mad turntable scratchin’ skillz.

I hope they stick him on the morning shift, or I might be out of a job.

Sticking The Knife

I briefly dated this one woman back in the 90s. Things quickly degenerated into some kind of bizarre power struggles. I always seemed to be walking the razor’s edge in some way I couldn’t articulate. Accommodating but never quite capitulating.

One day I wasn’t jumping through the hoops like I was supposed to. I tried to be calm and reasonable as she got more and more emotional. I don’t remember what it was about, or any of the things we said except for one. At one point during her not-quite-yelling spiel she said “I could be going out with other men and you would never know!”

I was pretty much done with her after that. The stupid thing is that it took me another week or two – and still more crap – before I finally ended it.

The Breeding Police

Corey Curtis… who has fathered nine children with six women, was ordered yesterday to cease procreating until he can support his numerous offspring.

At Curtis’s sentencing yesterday for bail jumping and failure to pay child support, Circuit Court Judge Tim Boyle told the 44-year-old Racine man that his frequent breeding was to be curbed as a condition of his three-year probation term.

Curtis owes about $90,000 total in back child support and interest to the mothers of his children. Pictured in the above mug shot, Curtis will have to wipe out that debt before he can add heir number ten.

This guy also has convictions for passing bad checks, criminal damage, and burglary. So no, he’s not up for Father of the Year. I agree he shouldn’t have any more kids, and should support the ones he has (through legal means, not selling stolen TVs on a corner downtown or whatever).

But if the courts can order him not to have kids, they can order anyone not to have kids. In fact, it’s been done before.

Previously, a Kentucky judge ordered a deadbeat dad (12 children with 11 women) to refrain from having sex in an attempt to keep him from adding a 13th dependent. The country’s most famous deadbeat dad, Tennessean Desmond Hatchett, has fathered more than 20 children (with 11 women).

And yet, none of the women either of these guys had children with seem to have received any such orders.

Can the court order someone to have children? I wonder if eugenics programs are far behind.

Shooting The Moon

“In a secret project recently discovered, the United States planned to blow up the moon with a nuclear bomb in the 1950s as a display of the country’s strength during the Cold War space race.”

http://rt.com/usa/news/us-moon-nuclear-project-631/

Carl Sagan was almost a moon nuker.

They never wanted to actually blow up the moon. The plan was to create a nuclear flash visible from Earth to scare the USSR. But I guess making it sound like moon rocks would be splashing into the ocean from an empty sky makes for better copy.

Happy Thanksgiving

This is a special holiday for us here at Night Sky Radio, because Thanksgiving and radio have a long tradition together.

Now I’ll Relate This Little Bit

Something that has been kicking around in the back of my mind for at least 15 years –

Somewhere in my mid to late 20s, I noticed that some women who had been married for a length of time acted differently. They seemed more laid back, confident without being arrogant, and just nicer to be around. This isn’t to say there weren’t any single women who weren’t pleasant company, or that all married women were like this. I would even say women like this were a minority. But not even one single woman had this demeanor – it seemed like it was something specific to a subset of married women.

It could be that being married, they felt “safe” around me, and could be more relaxed.* Or it could be that I subconsciously acted different, since I knew they were off-limits. I’m disinclined to think so, however, since none of the single women came across this way to me whether I was interested in them or not. This makes me wonder if there is something about being married for some undetermined length of time that changes a woman.

If this is the case, how do I spot this future potential in a woman? And if I’m wrong, then what really is happening? And am I just pulling something out of the air here?

*Not that it would have made any difference – no married woman was going to even look twice at a Nice Guy, broke-ass, sucker with no self-esteem.

Different Like Everyone Else

“The weirder you’re going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with green hair and three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person.” — P. J. O’Rourke

I’m always amused when “unconventional” and “shocking” people act uncomfortable around me. They really do. I guess when everyone is different, the person dressed casually normal is the freak.

Interestingly enough, people who really are unconventional seem to get along ok with me. I suppose I-Don’t-Give-A-Fuck attracts I-Don’t-Give-A-Fuck.

They Are The 79%

I just heard this on the radio.

When it comes to social status, most women are still looking for a man who is their equal or better, according to a new survey by dating service It’s Just Lunch. The company received more than 1600 responses to its latest online survey, which includes questions about career, education and income.

On the topic of money, 79% of women said it’s a concern and could potentially be a deal breaker if the person they’re dating makes significantly less money than they do. On the other hand, 68% of men say it’s not an issue at all.

I doubt this comes as a surprise to most people. The rest of the piece is fun reading, though.

24% of women but only 5% of men say “It’s concerning, and I should probe further about life goals.” 47% of the women and 26% of the men are mostly positive—but still find the economic difference worrisome, answering that “It’s a bit of a concern, but I’m not going to worry about it and simply continue to have fun.” But 9% of the women and 1 % of the men believe it’s an instant deal breaker, saying “While I’ve had fun, I just don’t think another date is in the cards.

“Continue to have fun” = keep screwing the guy until she gets tired of him. “While I’ve had fun, I just don’t think another date is in the cards.” = Done with this broke-ass thug. Hopefully it means she’s looking for a decent guy to marry, but I wouldn’t take odds on it in Vegas.

Lawyer and blogger Chaton Turner disagrees. She says, “I think that it comes from conditioning as opposed to genetics.” She adds that she has always bucked the trend. “I have dated everybody, at least in terms of type. I have dated the older and richer, the younger and poorer, the tall and the short. Currently, I am engaged to a man who is younger and makes less money.”

 

Keyword is lawyer. Disagreeing is what lawyers do. Is it conditioning or genetics that compels lawyers to always disagree? Bets on whether the wedding actually happens or not?

LaCota says that, though the topic is fascinating, on a practical level it doesn’t matter whether we’re more influenced by genetics or the environment—or even if we’re influenced at all. “Ultimately, as human beings, with the right chemistry and the right timing,” she says, “the human heart is flexible enough for any two people to fall in love.”

 

I love the blanket statement with qualifiers. “Anyone could be hit by a bus – if  they’re standing in the middle of the street, on a bus route, during the day, the driver doesn’t try to stop, and Venus is aligned with Saturn.” I’m nitpicking l little now.

It’s amusing how a site broadcasts the results of a survey as Shocking New Information, then spends over half of the article trying to explain away said conclusion.