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AI Counterculture: Humans make the rules and Humans break the rules

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

A long time ago in the dinosaur age of the 1960s, there was a group of enlightened musicians living in a then functional country named “Greece.” Before the recession of 2006 through 2009, or the adoption of the Euro Dollar, a debt crisis wrecked Greece’s economy. This upheaval at home spurred four young Greeks to foretell the future.

Vangelis Papathanassiou, Demis Roussos, Loukas Sideras, and Silver Koulouris formed the critically acclaimed band, Aphrodite’s Child.

While Europe did not accept their progressive jazz-rock fusion, America was listening to their ballads with a “humanity is under siege” theme.

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Pun Control – Eight – Barring all decency

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

I once did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

The Scarecrow told the Tin Man:
“The closer you walk toward the Kilauea Volcano, the more it will test your mettle.”

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Pun Control – SEVEN “Best in CRASS”

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Some books on the Must Read list have titles that lend themselves to really good food and drink. We may have even played with a title or two in secret.
No reason to be shy about that here.
It’s just as much of a challenge to have a go at the authors.

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