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Ox, huh?

Ride her on home, baby. That Dark Side of the Zodiac looks pretty funny. I always liked reading Rob Brezney's Free Will Astrology column in the Stranger, Seattle's alt weekly. For example:

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22–Dec 21): Touted as a prime source of "kick-ass spirituality," author Danielle LaPorte has advice that's good for you to hear. "You will always be too much of something for someone," she says, "too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy." But that's exactly as it should be, she adds. It would be a mistake to "round out your edges," because then you would "lose your edge." And I'm here to tell you that you need all of your edge right now, Sagittarius. It's time to ignore people's mediocre expectations and push past their limits. To be true to yourself, you will probably have to be too much of something for several someones.

Brezney wrote a book, which, come to think of it, might make a nice Christmas gift for your dad. Swap his paranoia for "pronoia."

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'68 was a pretty intense year. Good music. Lots of upheaval. Nasty riots & police state at the Democratic Convention in Chicago. MLK was shot in April; RFK was shot in June. The stork dropped me right between, in the month of May.

I was going to wax poetic on the year of the ox, 1973, but then I realized I was probably off by 12 years.

In 1985, I was a Junior in high school. Hey, right around the time I read Catcher in the Rye!

Here's a little piece of history from '85. According to Wikipedia, this was the 3rd biggest single of that year:


http://youtu.be/djV11Xbc914

It really was a golden age of videos. MTV only played videos. Video after video after video. I used to come home from school and veg out on the couch for 3 hours. Every hour at the top of the hour, they'd play the station ID:


http://youtu.be/jkKzfqofRLc

Those were the days!

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.