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Futurist linguist, Heron Stone, and artificial life creator, Tom Barbalet, rap on a variety of topics. Regular discussions include futurism, the 1960s, Terence McKenna, politics, philosophy, linguistics, simulation, pianos, publishing and general degenerate humor.

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128: Please Rage-Quit on Facebook [August 20, 2015]

Tom gives a recap about the previous week's recording. Please rage quit the podcast on Facebook. Please. Metaphysics is defined by Tom at least. With a slight detour through music. Satires of science come through insects going forwards. Can Tom make a point without referring to specifics? We'll have to wait and see. Taking it back to 2007 to the near future. Heron is optimistic. Tom is asked about Tom Ray.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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127: the End [August 14, 2015]

Editorial Note: Some listeners may find the content of this recording disturbing. Could Tom's professional life contradict Stonean metaphysics? Wolfram is a pensive driver. Can't escape the believers. With a brief interlude of a community meeting gone haywire. Stories are neither happy nor sad. Tom meanders through a recent Short Funk with a Stone Ape twist on it. Is there a meta-narrative in Stone Ape? Some experiences transcend language.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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126: Defunct Wienerschnitzel [August 7, 2015]

They start with the usual vaudeville. Tom raises a listener comment about Tom's patience and Heron's irascibility. Let's embrace that we are in the majority associated with complete distrust of the current political system and have a discussion about what should replace it. Heron provides a little interlude about the listener comment. Tom gives an interlude on the street including the local weed-mart. Amazing how many of Heron's associates Tom has stalked online. Mad Magazine is such a favorite topic but this take traverses both familiar and new ground.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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125: Windy Moody and His Monkey [July 30, 2015]

Heron still has friends in the Patriot and Christian communities. Periscope will occasionally be used with these shows. They interpret Alan Watts on YouTube. Tom has been trucking the west coast or the south western part. YouTube legends Captain Love and the Mad Hippy are much missed in Vegas Penthouse suites. Tom provides some anecdotes from his time in Vegas. Are Tom and Heron really more like Cecil the lion than any other modern thinker? Heron provides an update to his MeetUp experiences. Tom digs into basic canine education. Taste and smell so disgusted Heron last recording, it had to be raised again with references this time. Tom continues to question the legitimacy of the current political system.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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124: Steve [July 16, 2015]

Heron wants people to like him. Tom talks about his renovation and his cat's exploration of a mirror. How about dealing with those hippies. Tom and Heron discuss Heron's luck and the many Toms. What about the world of those who graffiti with spray paint? Tom decompresses the social contract of creating content. They lampoon the current political system. With a brief interlude on why Periscope will not be used in the near future. Tom wants to be a hippy for marriage advice. The Periscope Posse asks Heron about meditation. Be careful what you experiment with.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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123: Periscope Down [July 2, 2015]

Heron and Tom explore what Periscope means to the recording. Heron is wondering about the Wittgenstein movie. Heron wants to talk about Periscope some more. Heron has taken his political incorrectness to a new level. Heron is spending time with his peers next week. Tom has been reformed to being a Deadhead and received his book from Peter Kog Godfrey. They take questions from the chat. Tom talks about Facebook and off-show chats. They explore genetics and addiction. According to Heron there is no such thing as nerd culture.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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122: Pakistan, Dogs and Sheilas [June 26, 2015]

Heron has a birthday request. Tom raises Heron's audio project. Heron has a bunch of stuff book. Tom raises baby accents. Tom doesn't look like his father. What happens when we forget about prior symbols? Be careful who you support. Welcome to a country that will take away your BBQs. Peter 'Kog' Godfrey is an amazing visionary. Tom organized a protest once. They rap about Noble Ape briefly. Heron stops the recording and they resume talking about Heron's old friend. They explore intimacy with humans, cats and dogs.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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121: Regression [June 19, 2015]

Heron is slightly scared thanks to a new listener. Heron and Tom discuss unwanted house guests and provide some film recommendations. Heron is doing some audio editing. Tom tries to understand the importance of early 2000s audio to Heron. Tom provides a WWDC playlist and talks about podcast numbers. Two eBay packages are discussed. Tom returns to un-friend-ing reasons and continues to be scammed. Why not malign a teenager's sexuality? Tom raises the importance of male role models. Heron raises net neutrality and Tom ponders how he can be more credible as a witness.  [ MP3 ]

   Heron Stone
   Tom Barbalet

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