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Matthew Graybosch
I'm a metalhead who writes sci-fi for metalheads. No elves, no damsels, and no bullshit. I also code for a living. (Spoiler warning: I drop spoilers when I talk about media. Deal with it.)
I'm a metalhead who writes sci-fi for metalheads. No elves, no damsels, and no bullshit. I also code for a living. (Spoiler warning: I drop spoilers when I talk about media. Deal with it.)

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Hi, everybody. Not only do I have a new website at, but I'm also starting fresh on Google+. If you want to keep following me, please follow the profile below.


Also, until 9/24, I will follow back anybody who follows my new profile, no questions asked. Feel free to poke around and take a look.

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My wife and are a lot older than we look. Here's us on our 101st honeymoon at Brighton in 1880.

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To +Kymberlyn Reed​ and anybody else interested in #blackhistory, have you seen this Civil War drama about a slave who must choose whether to follow his master to war and betray himself and his people by serving the Confederate cause ?

My wife Catherine and I saw a production of Father Comes Home from the Wars (parts 1-3) last night at the Open Theater of Harrisburg, PA.

We found it a thought-provoking, poignant, relevant, and surprising experience with powerful performances from every member of the cast. While familiarity with the original Odyssey isn't necessary, Susan-Lori Parks is liberal in her Homeric allusions, and even includes a shaggy dog story told by a character the audience is expected to believe is a shaggy dog that has somehow learned to talk.

I'll probably write more about this soon because Cat and I are still talking about it, but I wanted to share this now while it was fresh in my mind. Hero is a rich, meaty, complicated character, but so are Penny, Homer, and the Colonel.

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Do you support Trump or the alt-reich? Be an hero. Follow your leader straight to Hell. 

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The Dead Kennedys express my mood best this morning, since some alt-reich kiddie mistook my website's contact form for 4chan and decided to send me a nice long screed full of anti-Semitic endearments.

The sooner all these dumb fucks follow their leader and become an hero, the better off the rest of us will be.

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Incidentally, my old bass guitar is a Fender Squier. So was my younger brother Rory's guitar, if memory serves. I didn't know the history back in the 1990s, but I'm glad Fender brought back the Squier brand as their budget-friendly line of guitars and bass guitars.

Squiers might not have the street cred you get with a Fender, a Jackson, a Rickenbacker, an Ibanez, or a B. C. Rich. You might not see famous rockers endorsing the Squier as their instrument of choice. You probably won't get tens of thousands of dollars for a Squier at auction.

But when my little brother wanted a guitar for his 12th birthday and I wanted a bass for my 16th because he wanted to be the next Billie Joe Armstrong and I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Steve Harris and Cliff Burton, our father was able to give us solid instruments to learn on without breaking the bank.

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BTW, there's another meaning to "chickenhawk" that's applicable to many Republicans.

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Mitch McConnell is chickenshit, just like every other Republican. 

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If you mean to resist the Republicans, don't just focus on the Federal level and your rights under the Constitution of the United States. If Republicans want to be all about "states rights", then use it against them.

Study your state's constitution. Understand your rights under your state's constitution, and exercise them. Your state constitution may be more liberal in the rights it guarantees than that of the United States, and you should take advantage of that whenever possible. Likewise if you engage in protest or direct action in state other than your home state. Study your target state's constitution, too.

Remember that you aren't only dealing with Federal authorities, but with local and state officials as well. What lawful powers they possess are powers we the people delegate, and these powers are defined and enumerated by charters and constitutions.

Public officials must all be held to account, local, state, and Federal alike. Knowledge of the documents that empower them will let us do so. 

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I've been rebuilding my site at using Jekyll, so having some sample JSON-LD blocks to adapt for various situations might help a bit with SEO. :) 
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