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Who’s Johnny

Favorite Line(s):
I really couldn’t help but fall in love with her
Her being there has made my life worth living
I knew it from the start
That I would lose my heart
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Isn’t it funny how (back in the day) we didn’t mind if a music video was goofy as long as the music was ear candy…  I wonder if today’s youth feel the same way about Spotify or Pandora or whatever?  Can they get the same experience without video / images?  Ah, the questions we dinosaurs ponder from the tar-pits…
By the way, this song is from the movie “Short Circuit” (1986) which tried to humanize artificial intelligence and make fun of the military’s attempts to use robotics as weapons / killing machines.  …A response to the darker view: “Terminator” (1984).
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On This Day In:
2020 Resting
A New Day Just Means We Continue The Struggle (With A Smile)
2019 One For Two
Why Trump Insults Pelosi and Schiff
2018 The Worst
2017 #DonTheCon In The Oval Office
2016 Are You Like #AmnestyDon And Sarah Palin?
2015 Begin Today
2014 Look Again (At Life’s Illusions)
2013 None Knows
2012 Yet
2011 No End In Sight
2010 Back At It…

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We can imagine a modern-day Virgil leading us through the various circles of corporate misconduct.  Perhaps the first circle is for greed and populated by overpaid executives, the second circle contains the polluters, the next for lobbyists for special tax breaks and another for those involved in regulatory demolition.
At the ninth circle, we find the most egregious forms of corporate misconduct — companies who provide misleading or fraudulent information about their own products.  Such behavior is a risk to the public that the company is uniquely positioned to understand.  It is worse than simple thievery because those who are most knowledgeable use their knowledge to mislead their customers.
When Dante wrote Inferno, he described the ninth circle of hell as the deepest one, where treachery resides and where hosts betray their guests:
By effect of his malicious thoughts,
Trusting in him I was made prisoner,
And after put to death.
(Inferno, Canto XXXIII)
So it is with companies in the ninth circle.  We are indeed prisoners when we unwittingly trust malicious companies who invite us as guests into their showrooms.  These firms know about their dangerous products, withhold that knowledge, subvert science to advance their narrow commercial interests and put their guests to death.
    —     William Nordhaus
From his article: “The Ninth Circle Of Corporate Irresponsibility
Sub-titled: “Reassessing The Impact Businesses Have On The Planet
Appearing in:  Time Magazine;  Dtd:  26 April 2021
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On This Day In:
2020 Resting
A New Day Just Means We Continue The Struggle (With A Smile)
2019 One For Two
Why Trump Insults Pelosi and Schiff
2018 The Worst
2017 #DonTheCon In The Oval Office
2016 Are You Like #AmnestyDon And Sarah Palin?
2015 Begin Today
2014 Look Again (At Life’s Illusions)
2013 None Knows
2012 Yet
2011 No End In Sight
2010 Back At It…

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