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Brian Patrick Cork is living the Authentic Life

if you are cool you have a strange teenage fan base in Russia


when I was this guys age I could not find the vacuum to clean my car.

play it loud on your iMac and really enjoy it. Grab your kid and play Freddie Mercury’s (and, Queen) original Bohemian Rhapsody effort with them for contrast. I did just that with my Emma Jo (Haley Anne is currently unimpressed) while we updated her iPhone and iTouch with iOS7.

“thanks Canada!”

then tell them a story about both your mis-spent and well-spent youth.

I miss Freddie, and Michael Jackson. there are just some people I want to rock with you, all night.

tomorrow morning, on the way to Starbucks, while it’s dark and still, I’m going to play Bohemian Rhapsody LOUD on my bad-ass Jeep’s sound system with the top nowhere to be realized. and, I’m gonna sing proud, right there with Freddie.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

why Apple is better than Evil


Aaron Masih, that rascal, sent over a link to this article penned (since that does not really happen, much, any more, he likely tapped a keyboard) by that redoubtable Englishman and journalist John Naughton: Forget Google – it’s apple that is turning into the evil empire.

this makes me think of; and, I’ll, thusly, ask you: do you remember Monty Python’s Ministry of Silly Walks?


in any event, my first thoughts after a quick read of the article might include:

1. Apple will survive without Steve Jobs because the author of this piece is correct that Jobs has built a great management team dedicated to his vision (this was not the intent of the article, but it reverbrates LOUDLY).
2. publishers might be furious about Apple taking thirty percent (30%) fees for content proliferation, but Apple gave them renewed life, and revenues they would not have otherwise realized because no one else had  solved the piracy problem.
3. eventually someone always grumbles about “Apples way”. but, as Apple pioneers innovation, the change they “force” creates (innovate and create are key words aligned with Apple) ever more  opportunities. It’s like pushing the creases and wrinkles out of sheets on a bed.
4. I love this quote:

“Umberto Eco once wrote a memorable essay arguing that the Apple Mac was a Catholic device, while the IBM PC was a Protestant one. His reasoning was that, like the Roman church, Apple offered a guaranteed route to salvation – the Apple Way – provided one stuck to it. PC users, on the other hand, had to take personal responsibility for working out their own routes to heaven.

You can’t install anything on it that hasn’t had the prior approval of Mr. Jobs and his subordinates. And if you are foolish enough to break the rules and seek your own route to salvation, then you may find when you next try to sync it with iTunes that it has turned into an expensive, beautifully designed paperweight. If that isn’t power, then I don’t know what is.”

Apple practically forces you to do things “better”. That rankles some folks. case in point, I remember when “most people” resented Apple for introducing USB, plug-and-play, and CD/ DVD drives to computers.

I like the microcosm of ease and convenience. so, the apple way makes  sense for my own sensibilities. also, I’m a share holder.

if you don’t like it, buy a PC. except, we all know you’ll like that less!

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

What’s All This About?

"What am I looking at?", you might wonder.

Lots of stuff.

Meanwhile, here, I discuss events, people and things in our world - and, my (hardly simplistic, albeit inarticulate) views around them.

You'll also learn things about, well, things, like people you need to know about, and information about companies you can't find anywhere else.

So, while I harangue the public in my not so gentle way, you will discover that I am fascinated by all things arcane, curious about those whom appear religious, love music, dabble in politics, loathe the media, value education, still think I am an athlete, and might offer a recipe.

All the while, striving mightily, and daily, to remain a prudent and optimistic gentleman - and, authentic.

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