Friday, June 22, 2012

This Day in 1910
1st Zeppelin with passengers sets afloat

Jerry Sandusky = GUILTY 45/48 Counts

So he's gonna die in prison. Immediately taken into custody. Some 500 years maximum sentence.

All those boys.

All those lives ruined.

Born this day in 1949 | Meryl Streep

CDs & DVDs for our Wounded Warriors
San Antonio, TEXAS


I contacted Brooke Army Med Center in San Antonio TX in regards to having people donate physical CDs and DVDs for our wounded warriors. My contact there thought it was a brilliant idea to have a "donation" library to help our soldiers, w. a library. HELP?

Jun 22, 2012 1:05 PM

Since I recently joined The Cloud for my iTunes etc, and I know that CDs and DVDs are trending downward as more people are digitizing their libraries and/or using streaming media. So I was left with several hundred CDs and DVDs and wondered "who would benefit from this?"

Knowing of Brooke Army Medical Center (San Antonio TX), and knowing that's where our soldiers who need prosthetic surgeries, recuperation and assistance, I figured that music and movies would be great as part of their therapy. I contacted James Bonola (Gift Coordinator, Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft Sam Houston) and he thought it would be a great way to help our returning wounded warriors with their therapy.

I then thought of what company would have the logistics in place to collect CDs and DVDs, and have the national reach to help get this idea off the ground.


1. Apple's promoting iCloud, so you get to "keep" your music on all your devices.
2. Apple also SELLS music, so if you're looking to upgrade, Apple's the place.
3. Apple revolutionized the music (and movie) industry with the iPod.

I spoke to someone at Apple today, and they suggested the Apple Support Community. So I chose the iCloud community for the most direct attention.

If you have all your mobile (iOS) devices and your Macs, iPads, iPhones and everything else, what's it going to cost you if you are looking to dispose of your physical library. WE DON'T NEED THE JEWEL BOXES...just the discs and any booklets.

So what do you say folks? How about giving this a shot, and helping our wounded warriors through their therapy, and help them build their own music and movie collections at the same time. What have you got to lose? And just imagine how great you'll feel.

For further information, contact me at ibernard@mac.comor, better still, contact James Bonola, Gift Coordinator directly at

Let's make a difference. All you'll get is a chance to make a difference in someone's day.


Bernard M Lynch Jr

PowerBook G4 17", Mac OS X (10.4.6), 1.67 GHz PPC 2GB DDR SDRAM

An Amazing Murmuration of Starlings

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

20 days + no deportation???

Dharun Ravi ought to be shot.

Dharun Ravi—convicted of invasion of privacy, tampering with a witness, and bias intimidation against his roommate Tyler Clementi—finished his jail sentence today and is a free man. He still faces three years probation, 300 hours of community service and more than $11,000 in fines and assessments.

Ravi only served 20 days of his 30-day sentence—he was automatically given five days off for good behavior and another five for working, according to the AP. Immigration officials announced yesterday that Ravi will not be deported to India.

Both sides are appealing the sentencing: Ravi, claiming he is not guilty of bias intimidation, and the D.A.’s office, saying it wasn’t stiff enough.

Full story here:

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Vault | Self-portraits
1980 – 2008

Before the surgeon's knife down my spine...

Erasure | The Prince's Trust 1989

Don't tell me this predates the video below by some 23 years? Talk about staying power! And Andy Bell's voice sounds GREAT both then and now.

We need more LGBT entertainers to remix the appropriate songs in their catalogue and put them up for support for the battered and bruised LGBT teens.

What better legacy than the old guard taking it back to the streets for the next generation!

Give a Little Respect...

and if I should falter, 
would you open your arms out to me?

Give me just a little respect.

Andy Bell | A Little Respect