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The Kung-fu fighting reference, coupled with seeing the mike off on its own, just kind of hit me a little. Dang, but is that a fresh wound.
@Wynden: It was a big metaphor for the progression of what happened to rock and roll after the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson. It describes the "loss of innocence" that early rock and rollers had, during the Elvis Presley years, the heightened social consciousness that began when Bob Dylan hit it big, during the "Camelot" years of JFK's presidency, the loss of that conscience that rock and roll faced after the death of both "Camelot" and Meredith Hunter at the Altamont Free Concert in 1969, and the broken question of "What now?" in the aftermath.

It's still one of my favorite songs.
They do make surface-mounted raceways for electrical outlets: it's a tube you attach to the wall, with an outlet at one end and two plugs that go into an existing outlet in the other. You can find them in the electrical section of Home Depot.
Psudonym, you and the Duck have been a sorely missed quotient here, and I'm awful glad to see you're back. Long live Question Duck!
Homer did this to me back during that incident where he had to wear the "Cone of Shame"; he tries to run past you into Grandma's house when you open the door, but when he had the cone on, it would catch between the back of your legs and the door jamb, and Homer runs fast (I once paced him going down Grandma's 1/4 mile lone driveway--he was keeping pace with my truck at 25 mph!) The end result usually consisted of the person he ran into falling down, and Homer recoiling into the garage in a semi-hilarious fashion.

Needless to say, he was pretty happy when his stitches came out and we were able to take the cone off. lol
One of the perks they don't tell you about when you join the military is, as long as you either currently live there or have lived there previously (with the exception of when you're formally getting discharged), you can claim residency in any state you want. I chose to maintain my Alaska residency, and in the wake of the senator of the state I'm stationed in now (Montana) getting appointed as the Secretary of the Interior, during the special election Montana is holding to replace him, I take great joy in telling political activists "Nope, not voting; I'm not a resident of this state, and don't plan to be!". It's really nice.
"Bones 20% off until Halloween."
If this is the Spaghetti Bowl in Las Vegas, I'm surprised they're moving along. Traffic's always slow when I go down there! XD
You know what happens when you assume....
I'll second that. Found out a buddy of mine got killed in a motorcycle accident at a bar in Anchorage, several years back. And the crying thing is accurate.
.....Wow. This really hit home for me. It was a very short story, but it was wonderfully written, and conveys a hell of a lot in a relatively small amount of space. Well done!
(fires up the torches)

What was the name of the site, so we can properly flame them?
That Last Panel
....will haunt my dreams forever.
I'll be damned if the comments section didn't come back at the darnedest time. Lord, but those last few pages were hard to read in one sitting.

Just another form of proof that validates your skills as a writer, Gibson. You know just where to poke in a manner that really makes us in the audience feel it.
James has his priorities in order.
I needed this today. Thanks.
I wonder if he's doing this as some weird form of penance?
Well, let's see if Dad needs to make good on his insurance policy again
I have the opposite problem. I sleep like a brick, and am impossible to wake up. And when I do wake up, I'm like a diesel engine in cold weather: takes a minute to warm up and get going, but when I am, I'll run all day. Lol
@megamario1392: I personally was going to go with "Man With A Harmonica", from Once Upon A Time In The West, but then, while looking for a YouTube link to post (because not everybody shares my enthusiasm for film scores and Westerns), I came upon a live cover Muse did, right before they segued into "Knights of Cydonia". If that mashup isn't perfect for epic fight scenes, I don't know what is.