Thanksgiving Day Massacre

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On Thanksgiving Day two years ago I blogged about the 18 minute opening track from Arlo Guthrie’s 1967 album Alice’s Restaurant.  I included a video illustrating the real life events from Thanksgiving Day 1965 that inspired the song, whose full title is “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.” “Massacree” is an Ozark colloquialism used to describe events of a strange nature.  This differentiates from “Massacre,” which involves killing.  Coincidentally (or was it?), the next Thanksgiving, on the 50 year anniversary of the events from “Alice’s Restaurant,” an actual Thanksgiving Day Massacre nearly occurred at a Church in Oaklyn, New Jersey. Continue reading

A Day in the Golden Age of Information

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From the cover of Transhumanist Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares by Maxwell J. Mehlman.

For an information-seeker, this is the golden age.  With a simple search, any question can be answered.  With just a click, any wandering thoughts satisfied.  At our disposal is a mind-reader, a spaceship, and a time machine.     Even in terms of the Internet itself, we are in our prime.    Whereas Web 1.0 provided us the world at our fingertips, Web 2.0 opens the Akashic records to all Mankind. Continue reading

Super Bowl Half Time Show Recalls The Interview

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Sunday’s Super Bowl half time performance featuring recording artist Katy Perry ended climatically with “Firework,” the same song that played during The Interview’s controversial scene.

With Sony’s motion picture The Interview sparking discussion of free speech this past December, it seems almost obligatory for The Saturnalian to cover the film.  However, with nearly two months elapsed since the release, the film has yet to be covered — until now. Continue reading