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Tom Hendricks's Blog – October 2012 Archive (9)

My War with NPR - a Battle Won

My War with NPR

I have complained before about NPR censoring most every post I was making on their website. Well seems it was a problem that was not limited to me, but pretty widespread.

NPR has gotten the message and changed it’s entire process of accepting comments. Now Disqus, ” a global comment system that improves discussion on websites and connects conversations across the web” has taken over. They, unlike NPR have yet to censor any comment I’ve made. For example today I…


Added by Tom Hendricks on October 26, 2012 at 8:52am — 10 Comments

My Theater - The Inwood Theater in Dallas


Paul Adair is a local expert on all things connected to film. I asked him about my theater and he told me that, When The Inwood, opened, it was owned by Interstate, a partner of Paramount. So I did a net search and made a blog post on some background to the Inwood. That post is at:


You'll get three things, a short short history of the Inwood,…


Added by Tom Hendricks on October 22, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

Poems written in October 2012

Poems written in October 2012

Comments welcome. Sort of a theme in these 3.

[poem notes in brackets like this]


1. (Based on a Nick Virgilio Haiku)

Late in the evening

the church is empty

except for a firefly

a little night light.


"How heavy my wings are

when they're weighed down with tears!"

said the Angel,

by the sea.

3. (for my Blue Mountain Collection of Poems)

X: I want to go

to sacred…


Added by Tom Hendricks on October 21, 2012 at 9:49pm — No Comments

Musea Art Contest Quiz Question for 10/19/12

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:

October ends up at Halloween. So let's go there. Pretend I am in a bookstore and there on a bust of Pallas, is not one but many copies of the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe. Looks like I've got a big group of Ravens. So what is the term that is used for a group of Ravens. Here are 2 clues - a group of rhinos is called a crash, and a group of ferrets is called a business.


A group of ravens is called an UNKINDNESS…


Added by Tom Hendricks on October 19, 2012 at 8:20pm — No Comments

Zine Hall of Fame

See this blog link for news about the Zine Hall of Fame started by Musea, in 1996


Here's an excerpt from the post

Zines were exploding in the early nineties. Desk top publishing and copy stores allowed anyone to make and publish their writings on anything. Zinesters popped out of every city and began to share their…


Added by Tom Hendricks on October 19, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments

National Blog Day Oct. 15

Today, Oct 15, is Blog Action Day. The subject is 'the power of we. I've decided to reblog my post on National Hiring Day. By all companies helping with a voluntary hire, we can jump start our economy in a fair way. Tom Hendricks (ed. of Musea Zine)

What is Blog Action Day? Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day. Past topics have included water, climate change,…


Added by Tom Hendricks on October 15, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments

Five New Songs added to my Best of the Net Songlist


Here are the five new entries to my best of the net song list. Just about 91% of these are number one hits you haven't heard - or classics you've missed!

THE NEW SONGS ARE (drum roll please):

Best Mix of Folk and Gospel music, The Caravans, featuring Albertina Walker, “If I Had a Hammer” (yt).

Most Classic Remake of a Classic, Sara Niemietz, “At Last” (yt).

Best US TV Theme Song From a Russian Combo, Messer Chups, “The Munster’s Theme”…


Added by Tom Hendricks on October 13, 2012 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Funding Sesame Street - a comment

Though I support funding for NPR/ PBS etc. there is this that you should know. As the editor of the 20 year old zine Musea, the founder of a Zine Hall of Fame, and a reviewer for Zine World since it’s beginning, I have to say this on behalf of all zinesters:

PBS and NPR have certainly never supported zines or the zine community. That’s the bulk of publishing, and the last golden age of publishing before the net took over. How can PBS and NPR miss an entire generation of thousands of…


Added by Tom Hendricks on October 5, 2012 at 12:20pm — 1 Comment

Musea Art Contest for 10/1/12

The answer to, and winner (if any) for, our last contest question of:
Here is our final art anagram of the set. Take the letters and rearrange them to get the writer's name - clue provided.…

Added by Tom Hendricks on October 1, 2012 at 5:09pm — No Comments

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