Ray Manzarek interview. Fresh Air – July 6, 1998

Keyboard player and now record producer RAY MANZAREK, has written the new autobiography “Light My Fire: My Life with The Doors.”(Putnam Books) MANZAREK talks about his experience playing in one of the 1960’s most influential bands. The Doors disbanded after its lead singer Jim Morrison died in 1971. Since The Doors, MANZAREK has produced four albums for the punk rock band X and recorded several solo albums.

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AV Club’s 100 best movies of the 2010’s

A lot happened, in other words, over the back half of the 2010s. If there was a comfortable constant, it was that for all the changes to the cinema landscape, movies themselves still delivered. Without fail, people kept making good ones, in stubborn defiance of the bellyaching cliché that they never make ’em like they used to. Whether judged as a whole or as two five-year parts, the 2010s were a terrific decade for film; you just had to be willing to go looking for the best, and to look outside of an increasingly IP-obsessed studio system—not that the multiplex didn’t offer some gems of its own, including the movie you’ll find at the very top of The A.V. Club’s new list of the decade’s best.

AV Club

The 2010 decade – How will it be romanticized?

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That one summer when Pokémon Go was being played by everyone.

TangoZippo
I will never forget the sight of my neighbour clipping her iPhone to her dog’s collar and getting him to run around the yard for the steps.

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I am pre-cable TV. I think there will be a generation marked by post-cable TV.
And this – “Remember the olden days when you had to wait a WHOLE WEEK to watch the next episode of your favorite TV show???”

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This ‘golden age’ of comic book movies

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from arstechnica:
Google has access to detailed health records on tens of millions of Americans

Google quietly partnered last year with Ascension—the country’s second-largest health system—and has since gained access to detailed medical records on tens of millions of Americans, according to a November 11 report by The Wall Street Journal.

The endeavor, code-named “Project Nightingale,” has enabled at least 150 Google employees to see patient health information, which includes diagnoses, laboratory test results, hospitalization records, and other data, according to internal documents and the newspaper’s sources. In all, the data amounts to complete medical records, WSJ notes, and contains patient names and birth dates

From the comments:

I’m minded of a couple who went to a tropical island, got a tropical disease, came home and the story didn’t publish their names.
But the general location of the couple’s residence, when they were in the tropical island, their ages and other identifying data was published, and in no time at all, the couple were outed on social media.
It doesn’t matter if names and addresses and such aren’t applied. It’s easy enough to figure it out form a bit of social media and a good memory.

Thoughts and How You Feel

In fact, your thoughts often have much more to do with how you feel than what is actually happening in your life.

This isn’t a new idea. Nearly two thousand years ago the Greek philosopher, Epictetus, stated that people are disturbed “not by things, but by the views we take of them.” In the Book of Proverbs (23: 7) in the Old Testament you can find this passage: “For as he thinks within himself, so he is.” And even Shakespeare expressed a similar idea when he said: “for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so” (Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2).

Burns M.D., David D.. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy