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No Starch Ebooks On HumbleBundle

April 27, 2016
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No Starch Ebooks On HumbleBundle

No Starch Ebooks On HumbleBundleA great bundle of bits to help build a better tomorrow. Humble Book Bundle: Hacking presented by No Starch Press Pay what you want and support the Electronic Frontier Foundation! This was posted on Google+
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Privacy vs SecurityState

April 27, 2016
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Privacy vs SecurityState

Privacy vs SecurityStateNo srsly, we wont peek at the content….srsly this time…. New York Wants To Know: Have You Been Texting And Driving? A bill in New York would allow police to examine drivers’ phones to see if they were using the device at the time of an accident. But critics are worried about...
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Down The Rabbit Hole We Go

April 26, 2016
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Down The Rabbit Hole We Go

Down The Rabbit Hole We GoThanks to +Dan H​ for getting me a first fix. This dovetails nicely with other things we are learning about / exploring like Cardboard and the oncoming flood of VRallthethings. Knowing where we have been helps on where we are going.  Les Diableries with Brian May @ 3DCS...
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Good News Bad News

April 23, 2016
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Good News Bad News

Good News Bad NewsGood news…Exploding Kittens on Android.Bad news….The app drains battery juice like few others. A few rounds of play and your device is the hot potato. I have to wonder what code is reving the cpu/gpu well beyond what is needed. Bad port? Slightly bad news…this is not the same game as...
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Google Does Podcasts….Again

April 22, 2016
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Google Does Podcasts….Again

Google Does Podcasts….AgainRemember when Google had Reader and Listen dealing with your podcasts feeds…and then they killed em dead? Well Google has reanimated its love for podcasts only this time folding the user end into Play and giving creators another listing service to pimp their feeds. Until it kills it again?Here then is my...
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Negativland Pop -1

April 21, 2016
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Negativland Pop -1

Negativland Pop -1 Richard Lyons of Negativland, RIP Richard Lyons, a founding member of avant-garde, witty sound collagists Negativland died on Tuesday, April 19 from complications due to nodular melanoma. He This was posted on Google+
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PiFold

April 20, 2016
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PiFold

PiFold A handy PiZero based AP/server that fits in a wallet. Battery, charge circuit and wifi included. Currently using Anyfesto, a variant of PirateBox, to serve up ebooks and files via a web interface plus audio streaming via VLC. Secure VOIP service via Mumble, IRC and shell services are available if wanted.  Why? For...
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PiFold

April 20, 2016
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PiFold

PiFoldPiFold-A handy PiZero based AP/server that fits in a wallet. Battery, charge circuit and wifi included. Currently using Anyfesto, a variant of PirateBox, to serve up ebooks and files via a web interface plus audio streaming via VLC. Secure VOIP service via Mumble, IRC and shell services are available if wanted.  Why? For when...
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The M$ification of Minecraft

April 20, 2016
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The M$ification of Minecraft

The M$ification of Minecraft"The first release of Minecraft: Education Edition will run on the latest versions of Windows 10 and Mac OS X El Capitan"It was as bound to happen. The cross platform ability that helped make Minecraft as widespread as it is starts to erode under Microsoft's takeover. The worst thing is they are...
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State Of The Podcasts

April 19, 2016
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State Of The Podcasts

State Of The Podcasts For the last couple of years I have been running several daily generated podcasts of historic broadcasts/recordings. A set of bash scripts does the day in day out generating the rss files from the  data files I craft up from source urls, many of which are hosted on the amazing...
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Reason #23 To Keep Up Your Tree

April 17, 2016
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Reason #23 To Keep Up Your Tree

Reason #23 To Keep Up Your TreeColorado Aprils This was posted on Google+
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Reason #23 Why We Kept Our Tree Up

April 17, 2016
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Reason #23 Why We Kept Our Tree Up

Reason #23 Why We Kept Our Tree Up Colorado Aprils This was posted on Google+
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*The Logie Baird Project *

April 15, 2016
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*The Logie Baird Project *

*The Logie Baird Project * Ben Heck’s Mechanical Television Part 2 In this episode Ben continues to make a mechanical television using old records, a flash light, a dr This was posted on Google+
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Learning In The Sprawl

April 15, 2016
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Learning In The Sprawl

Learning In The Sprawl The future of media, community & knowledge sharing is not if or when but now…with udon @adafruit @GreatDismal https://t.co/R4glG8jrbZ https://twitter.com/tomwsmf/status/720799355821645824 The self described.. on Twitter: “The future of media, community & knowledge sharing is not if or when but now…with udon @adafruit @GreatDismal “ The future of media, community &...
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The Value Of Your Vote In The US Two Party Machine

April 14, 2016
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The Value Of Your Vote In The US Two Party MachineA nice summation of what your vote gets you in the current US election process. Delegates May Vote Their Conscience At GOP Convention, Delegate Says As the Republican Party grapples with its complex rules guiding the allocation of delegates to presidential candidates, Steve Inskeep...
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Should all locks have keys? Phones, Castles, Encryption, and You.

April 14, 2016
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Should all locks have keys? Phones, Castles, Encryption, and You.

Should all locks have keys? Phones, Castles, Encryption, and You. Discuss this video: http://reddit.com/r/cgpgrey * FOOTNOTE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-Zpsxnm This was posted on Google+
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Summer is on its way and I am planning projects. One of the projects is working a  regular(ish) netcast…

April 14, 2016
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Summer is on its way and I am planning projects. One of the projects is working a  regular(ish) netcast. One of the things I want to do is to finally make the CARDIAC tutorial vids an a few extras. What would you folks like to see covered in the CARDIAC section of the show?...
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O For Orson

April 13, 2016
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O For Orson

O For Orson http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/orson.rss This was posted on Google+
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The Three Indistinguishable Dice Puzzle

April 13, 2016
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The Three Indistinguishable Dice Puzzle

The Three Indistinguishable Dice Puzzle Can you find a way to squeeze two dice out of three? Problem suggested to me by Lucas Garron. Thanks This was posted on Google+
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WW2: The Resource War – 2: Lend-Lease – Extra History

April 12, 2016
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WW2: The Resource War – 2: Lend-Lease – Extra History

WW2: The Resource War – 2: Lend-Lease – Extra History *Sponsored* Hearts of Iron IV comes out on June 6! Check out the game: http://pdxint.at/hoi4_arsenal This was posted on Google+
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Schooling Schools on Privacy

April 12, 2016
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Schooling Schools on Privacy

Schooling Schools on PrivacyPrivacy should be the default on all tech used in schools. instead there is a mish mash of misinformation driving policies years behind the current state of affairs and implemented by well meaning but woefully under trained staff.The end results…. unless you train your kids to be their own best privacy...
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Keep On Hand!

April 12, 2016
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Keep On Hand!

Keep On Hand! This was posted on Google+
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Check out my live stream: ‘Misplays and Misclicks…Nearly Lethal’ at http://www.youtube.com/c/TomHiggins…

April 12, 2016
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Check out my live stream: ‘Misplays and Misclicks…Nearly Lethal’ at http://www.youtube.com/c/TomHiggins…

Check out my live stream: 'Misplays and Misclicks…Nearly Lethal' at http://www.youtube.com/c/TomHiggins/live Misplays and Misclicks…Nearly Lethal Hearthstones on the half shell….turtling power. This was posted on Google+
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2016: Smartphones are destroying our culture. 1795: Books are destroying our culture. https://t.co/KUFcEILaG8…

April 11, 2016
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2016: Smartphones are destroying our culture.
1795: Books are destroying our culture. https://t.co/KUFcEILaG8…

2016: Smartphones are destroying our culture.1795: Books are destroying our culture. https://t.co/KUFcEILaG8 https://twitter.com/thedeadauthor/status/719662463520624640 This was posted on Google+
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Separation of Superstition and State…TheocracyUSA

April 6, 2016
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Separation of Superstition and State…TheocracyUSA

Separation of Superstition and State…TheocracyUSA While busily misquoting the second amendment many have glossed right over the first….and before the states rights folks flap …go reread the fourteenth amendment.  Tennessee Wants to Make the Bible Its Official State Book, Which Is Obviously Unconstitutional On Monday, the Tennessee state Senate approved a bill designating...
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Pizza…and Things Called Pizza

April 6, 2016
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Pizza…and Things Called Pizza

Pizza…and Things Called PizzaIdea Channel does a great job of summing up pizza both as the thing and the thing itself. Inclusion of J Stewart's spot on call out of Chi Towns tomato soup in a bread bowl being called pizza makes me happy.  A History of Pizza in 8 Slices | Idea...
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Monotony, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing. Say It Again

April 5, 2016
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Monotony, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing. Say It Again

Monotony, What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing. Say It AgainAs a game it is repetitive in the most boring of ways, random to the point of futility and even it's origins are drenched in wrongity wrongness. A pox on it and it's countless rebrandings. What’s Wrong with Monopoly? In which John reviews the...
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The Sinews Of War Are Infinite Money – C

April 5, 2016
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The Sinews Of War Are Infinite Money – C

The Sinews Of War Are Infinite Money – C WW2: The Resource War – I: Arsenal of Democracy – Extra History Hearts of Iron IV comes out on June 6! Check out the game: http://pdxint.at/hoi4_arsenal_democracy T This was posted on Google+
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Proving and Not Proving

April 4, 2016
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Proving and Not Proving

Proving and Not Proving Anselm and the Argument for God: Crash Course Philosophy #9 Today we are introducing a new area of philosophy – philosophy of religion. We are starting this u This was posted on Google+
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Newspeak Complexity

April 4, 2016
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Newspeak Complexity

Newspeak Complexity Accidental Emoji Expert: Tom Scott at An Evening of Unnecessary Detail On stage at An Evening of Unnecessary Detail – http://aeoud.com – I tell a dramatised and extremely This was posted on Google+
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Final Mario Stats Fighter 3

April 4, 2016
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Final Mario Stats Fighter 3

Final Mario Stats Fighter 3 The 8-Bit Game That Makes Statistics Addictive Please make it stop. This was posted on Google+
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Trump Breaks The AprilFools Window

April 1, 2016
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Trump Breaks The AprilFools Window

Trump Breaks The AprilFools WindowThis year most of the April Fools gag fade when you remember Trump is the front runner for one of the two sides of the Demublican party. Enjoy the chucklez. I created some Donald Trump Emojis – The Oatmeal This was posted on Google+
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The Pockulous Chip

April 1, 2016
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The Pockulous Chip

The Pockulous ChipWe already have a pocket Chip on the way and a spare Cardboard …so yea…joke but not joke but hmm. $49 DIY VR Game Console Finally, VR for Everyone.*. Order Now. Only $49! *Headset not included. Some 3D printing required. HUNTER A masterwork by Dan B. Capitan Sevilla II Amazing work by...
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There Can Be Only One

April 1, 2016
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There Can Be Only One

There Can Be Only One The Ultimate Question Twitter: @jtotheizzoe @okaytobesmart Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itsokaytobesmart ↓ More in This was posted on Google+
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Check out my live stream: ‘Miss Plays & Nearly Lethal Hearthstone’ at http://www.youtube.com/c/TomHiggins…

April 1, 2016
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Check out my live stream: ‘Miss Plays & Nearly Lethal Hearthstone’ at http://www.youtube.com/c/TomHiggins…

Check out my live stream: 'Miss Plays & Nearly Lethal Hearthstone' at http://www.youtube.com/c/TomHiggins/live Miss Plays & Nearly Lethal Hearthstone Top decking and spell fizzles galore….Now!!!! This was posted on Google+
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Check out my live stream: ‘Battle Carcassonne…Landed Gentry Throwdown’ at http://www.youtube.com/c…

March 31, 2016
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Check out my live stream: ‘Battle Carcassonne…Landed Gentry Throwdown’ at http://www.youtube.com/c…

Check out my live stream: 'Battle Carcassonne…Landed Gentry Throwdown' at http://www.youtube.com/c/TomHiggins/live Battle Carcassonne…Landed Gentry Throwdown Watch me play Carcassonne! This was posted on Google+
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Security Issues of Early Wireless

March 28, 2016
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Security Issues of Early Wireless

Security Issues of Early Wireless 100+ years down the road and we still deal with security claims in much the same way. The First Ever Wireless Hack: Marconi vs Maskelyne No, it wasn’t called “hacking” back then: it was called “scientific hooliganism”. Let’s talk about M This was posted on Google+
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Making a Star Trek communicator with Feather FONA @adafruit #deskofladyada @youtube @startrek

March 28, 2016
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Making a Star Trek communicator with Feather FONA @adafruit #deskofladyada @youtube @startrek

Making a Star Trek communicator with Feather FONA @adafruit #deskofladyada @youtube @startrek Making a Star Trek communicator with Feather FONA @adafruit #deskofladyada @youtube @startrek —— This was posted on Google+
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Welcome To EggVale

March 27, 2016
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Welcome To EggVale

Welcome To EggValeVisiting the dog park, which we do not mention, the kids gathered a few of the many lost souls in their new Pokemon Glow Cloud (all praise the Glow Cloud) Master Balls. They were then dipped into the multicolored blood of the elder fallen ones and sprinkled with love and care. Much...
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The Annual Pastel Egg Salad Sandwich Prep

March 26, 2016
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The Annual Pastel Egg Salad Sandwich Prep

The Annual Pastel Egg Salad Sandwich Prep This was posted on Google+
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The LogieBaird Cast

March 25, 2016
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The LogieBaird Cast

The LogieBaird Cast Ben Heck’s Mechanical Television Part 1 In this episode Ben begins making a mechanical television using old records, a flash light, a drill This was posted on Google+
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The American Dream Diet

March 25, 2016
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The American Dream Diet

The American Dream Diet "If you were to create a MyPlate meal that matched where the government historically aimed its subsidies, you’d get a lecture from your doctor. More than three-quarters of your plate would be taken up by a massive corn fritter (80 percent of benefits go to corn, grains and soy oil)....
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Will Bananas be Wiped Out By Disease?

March 23, 2016
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Will Bananas be Wiped Out By Disease?

Will Bananas be Wiped Out By Disease? Bananas are delicious. They’re a healthy snack, and go great with hot fudge and ice cream. But they’ This was posted on Google+
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O For Orson

March 22, 2016
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O For Orson

O For Orson “The right reading for this is the one I’m giving.” Orson Welles. So then, right readings every day await you in this Podcast filled to the brim with the radio works of Orson Welles.  Point your podcatcher of choice at  http://tomwsmf.com/podcasts/orson.rss and enjoy. Much thanks again got to +Dan H for egging...
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The Hot-Buttered Podcast

March 22, 2016
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The Hot-Buttered Podcast

The Hot-Buttered Podcast Like old Hollywood movies? So did radio listeners back in the twentieth century. A number of show presented the works of the big screen on the small speaker. Here then is a podcast that will deliver to you radio productions from the works of the silver screen on that day in...
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Liminal Highway by John K. Samson

March 19, 2016
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Liminal Highway by John K. Samson  when you fall asleep in transit you rarely wake up much closer to where you want to be and you’ve missed the song you were waiting to hear coming up after the ad for a funeral home and the traffic and weather in a town you’ll never live in  or even see now that you’ve...
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Puppet Making 101

March 18, 2016
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Puppet Making 101

Puppet Making 101 My prop guy Todd and I discuss the highly technical craft of sock puppet fabrication. Watch below an This was posted on Google+
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The Election 2016 Playlist

March 17, 2016
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The Election 2016 Playlist

The Election 2016 PlaylistWhy settle for one or two song nods from your humble narrator…..here have a while playlist of toe tapping booty moving car shaking musical bits. Turn off  talk radio, load up, rip down, and dance like there are not a few hundred eyes of the Panopticon watching. And with that…enter the...
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It Cant Happen Here?

March 17, 2016
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It Cant Happen Here?

It Cant Happen Here? OFF! – “Red White and Black” (OFFicial video) Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall) and Brian Posehn (Mr. Show), play fascists who get what they deserve. This was posted on Google+
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Timing

March 17, 2016
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Timing

Timing The Dead Milkmen – Stuart I’ve always wanted to do a video for this. Finally got around to it. I don’t own the rights to the s This was posted on Google+
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