Retired Air Force Vet; former admin at Oregon State University; author of Haveck: The First Transhuman,
An Eclectic Anti-Valentine Playlist You'll Strangely Come to Love
Let's skip the foreplay and get to the reason we're all here. I'm here because: a) I'm disgusted with Valentine's Day for reasons I'm not going to tell you;
Michael Myers Is Not Halloween's Worst Villain
Halloween night, 1963. Haddonfield, Illinois. You know what happens. Michael Myers killed his older sister. He was only six at the time.
"Ariel" Assaulted and Abandoned Fundraiser
My name is Matthew Cates, retired Air Force guy (Knowledge Ops Manager and Postal), former Oregon State Unversity employee, and a very distraught father.
Six Degrees (or Less) Between You, Me & Everyone Else
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. You know the game (if you don't check out the Oracle of Bacon), and you know it came from an actual theory called Six Degrees of Separation. So my goal here isn't to dive into the scientific studies or even discuss the validity of them. However - I recently ran across an old article by The Guardian called "Poof! Just six degrees of separation between us." The article notes that Microsoft Messenger connections indicated that the theory was pretty accurate (Microsoft came up with 6.6 degrees, but close enough).
Jessica Jones, Santa Clarita..and Resurrection: Ertugrul!
Note: after coming up with the ideas for which shows I wanted to write about, I completely ran out of time to actually write about them! So I reached out to my friend Feyza Ogutcu for emergency assistance in drafting this. As always, she saved my skin! We hope you enjoy this list of the Top 3 Underrated Shows on Netflix! In the off-chance this post earns something, it'll be divided equally!
The Aegean Awaits...Just Over My Balcony
“They’ll kill you. It’s not safe!” “Who’ll kill us, Mom?” “ISIS…” As it turned out, ISIS didn’t kill us when we moved to the Aegean Sea coast of Turkey. In fact, the only thing that killed us was the kindness of the Turkish people we met.
The Most Unbelievable Thing I Witnessed in the Military
Someone on Quora asked this question, so I gave them an honest answer. In 2006, I was an Air Force embedded trainer in Kabul, Afghanistan, and we drove out to see the local military guys using sledgehammers to tear up the exterior of a new facility we'd had built for their army. That was the most unbelievable thing I saw in my 21-year career. But the fact is, all my days over there were just one scene after another that made me wonder what we were trying to accomplish.
Vincent Vega - Worst Criminal Ever?
Recently a Quora user inquired if real-life criminals might hold intellectual interests similar to Vincent Vega's? As you may recall, Vega, the hitman played by John Travolta in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, certainly had some interesting conversations with his partner Jules (played by Samuel L. Jackson). But classifying feet tickling and cheeseburgers as intellectual interests? That seems like a stretch.