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Rocknation's Journal
Rocknation's Journal
December 2, 2018


December 1, 2018

Kareem Hunt Is Released By Kansas City Chiefs After Video of Him Attacking Woman Is Released

First, Ray Rice:


Then Dante Fowler:


and now this:
KC Chiefs Kareem Hunt in February 2018 Video Attacking Woman

Kareem Hunt's status with the Kansas City Chiefs was in limbo Friday night after video surfaced of the reigning NFL rushing champion striking a woman during an incident at a Cleveland hotel...Police were called to the scene during the Feb. 10 incident, but no charges were filed...though two police reports were created. Hunt is listed as the suspect in one of them and a woman, Abigail Ottinger, is the suspect in the other one...

The video, published by TMZ, shows Hunt knocking over and kicking a woman in the hotel hallway...(and) lunging toward a woman and several others...(T)he second-year pro (was) restrained several times...Hunt later shoves an individual and knocks down a woman, whom he then kicks on the ground.

The Chiefs and the NFL have been aware of Hunt's incident since it occurred...Hunt was at the Chiefs' facility earlier Friday in preparation for Sunday's trip to Oakland, but was excused and sent home...Hunt could be placed on the NFL's Commissioner Exempt List, which...means the player is paid and does not count against the club's 53-man roster, (b)ut he can't practice or play until he is removed from the list.

When asked about the offseason incidents during training camp, Hunt replied: ''I've learned from it and just focus on football.''

Maybe Hunt should have focused on outbidding TMZ for the video...

November 15, 2018

I winced when I learned that Lady Gaga was in the newest remake of A Star Is Born

I knew instantly that it wouldn't work for me because her voice is too generic.

I had no problem imagining the characters played by her predecessors Judy Garland (in 1954) and Barbra Streisand (in 1976) being told, "Sorry, but while you have the right voice, you don't have the right look," and needing someone further up the ladder to help them through the door.

To his credit, director/co-star Bradley Cooper realized that in these times, Gaga's character would be told "Sorry, but you don't have either the right voice or the right looks." But to have her complain instead that she's not good-looking enough for her songwriting abilities to be noticed, never mind respected? That's ridiculous: SOMEONE would have noticed that her lyrics were good enough to be SOLD to the kind of vocalists who could make them BOTH rich and famous!


October 2, 2018

Shift - Pinprick

September 27, 2018

HDMI? Never "heard" of it until now

I grew up turning up the bass and turning down the treble on the stereo, which evolved into pushing up all the levers on the graphic equalizers on the stereo. As the home computer age favored digital over analog recording, I came to miss that warm, natural, 3-dimensional vinyl-y sound where you didn't have to increase volume to increase audio quality.

About five months ago I had to cough up twenty dollars for new computer speakers, and last week I had to replace my monitor. I had used a DVI-to-HDMI cable on my old monitor, while my new monitor has HDMI and VGA sockets. I decided to get a HDMI cable instead of a VGA-to-HDMI cable or VGA adapter simply because their prices was about the same, and besides, how much of a difference would it make? Such a difference, it turned out, I was compelled to do some research on the subject -- apparently, HDMI enhances the audio as well video signal!

While my new monitor's sky-high graphic and video resolution is indeed dazzling, it's no match for what I'm hearing: My natural 3-D analog vibe has returned, and my speakers now sound like they cost five times as much! No more "cranking it to crank it" -- so I get to appreciate the DU Music Appreciation Group all over again!


May 27, 2018

You're welcome.

And may you be diagnosed soon.

April 21, 2018

The college I graduated from required a 1000 total SAT score. Mine was 850

But I got credit for graduating in the top fifth of an academically reknowned high school. I graduated from the college with a B average.

I was once asked if it was "fair" that I had "taken" a spot from a student with a higher SAT score. I replied, "It must have been, since the students who got in with higher SAT scores but ended up graduating BEHIND me got to stay!"


April 14, 2018

The Truth About The Kanye West/Taylor Swift "I Made That Bitch Famous" Feud

Taylor posted this on Instagram in July 2016:

2009 was when Kanye interrupted Taylor's acceptance speech at an awards show and announced that Beyonce should have won, inspiring President Obama to call him "a jackass."

"Where is the video of Kanye telling me he was going to call me 'that bitch' in the song?" is an excellent question. Unfortunately for Taylor, this is also an excellent question: "Why didn't you ask that question five months ago?"

If Taylor had complained that "The lyrics Kanye read to me did not contain the word 'bitch'" when the song was released in February 2016, Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian would have had to keep their mouths shut about the video -- not so much because they may have recorded it illegally, but because it would have proved that Obama was right.

While all three of them are guilty of lying by omission, Taylor would be running victory laps over "Kim-Ye" in her stiletto heels if she also hadn't counted on no one being able to prove that she'd lied by omission. Sorry, Taylor, but that means the "assassin" of your character was actually you.

April 4, 2018

Facebook Live captures man shot in head

ABC13.com: Facebook Live video shows the moment a man was...shot in the head.. around 2AM (April 1), leaving him in critical condition.

The victim, Devyn Holmes, was in a car with a woman and another man who were playing with two guns..."You're making me nervous," Holmes says in the Facebook Live, captured outside a (closed) Valero gas station...in Houston.

MTO: ...Devyn Holmes, Cadillac Coleman, and Cassandra Damper were sitting in a car when things turned deadly...Cassandra is seen...pointing the gun at Devyn, who tells her to stop. But...after hearing (from Coleman) that there was no "clip" in the gun, she...ended up shooting (Devyn) in the head...

(S)omeone called the police, and claimed that Devyn shot himself in the head...

MTO: Police are currently determining whether the killing was ACCIDENTAL -- or a SETUP...In...Facebook messages between Devyn and (Coleman)...just a few days before the "accident"...the two men appear to be arguing...

According to this ABC.13.com video from the gas station camera, Devyn enters the car, then Cassandra, then Coleman a few minutes later. They were all in there approximately nine minutes.

ABC3.com: ...Cassandra Damper...(who) was previously charged with tampering with evidence after police said she tried to wipe off her hands before testing for gun powder residue...is now charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim is currently responsive and in stable condition after surgery.

Link to cell phone video -- very graphic, but the first 27 seconds need to be looked at because you see Cassandra pull the trigger (the gun just clicks), then chamber and raise the gun before it went off -- which is why I smell a setup. Either:

- Coleman and Cassandra set up Holmes by convincing him to "squash their beef" in person: Sure, the meeting took place at 2AM in the parking lot of a closed business -- but with Cassandra in tow (as a "peace offering," perhaps?), a Facebook live stream going, and allegedly unloaded guns, why would Holmes have any cause for mistrust?


- Coleman set up Cassandra to believe she would be firing an empty gun in order to embarrass Holmes online with a "Russian roulette" style April Fool's joke.

It all depends on whether or not it's possible to chamber a bullet when:

a) there is no magazine in the gun
b) there is no magazine in the gun, but there is a bullet in the chamber
c) there is neither a magazine nor a bullet in the chamber of the gun
d) there is an empty magazine in the gun
e) there is an empty magazine in the gun, but there is a bullet in the chamber


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