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
On Monday at the Republican National Convention, then-presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump entered the stage in memorable fashion to introduce his wife, Melania, who was to give that night’s keynote address. Although Trump’s entrance was superb, internet users made one major improvement, accentuating the perception of Trump as a larger-than-life figure. Continue reading
Yesterday, on the 14000 block of Brookpark Road in Cleveland, Ohio, at the America’s Best Value Inn, “That Libertarian” Dr. Marc Allan Feldman drew his final breath. Such was the fate of an accomplished anesthesiologist, rapper, IPR frequenter and Libertarian presidential candidate; dead at the age of 56 in a hotel room in the city in which he lived. Continue reading
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
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
In 2013, Americana icon Bob Dylan released Another Self Portrait, an album of unreleased tracks and alternative takes of songs he recorded for his 1970 albums Self Portrait and New Morning. The album’s cover features a recent self-portrait that Dylan painted, alluding to the cover he painted for Self Portrait. Continue reading