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Cream of the Cool

Ninja Rap is a rap song sung by hip hop artist Vanilla Ice in the 1991 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze.

In an interview, Ice recalled that he was approached to do a rap song for the film. When he asked what the song should be about, he was given a copy of the script and simply told to "make it ICE."

In the universe of the film, the Ninja Turtles' battle with the evil mutants Tokka and Rahzar spills into the club where rap…


"I was neither angry nor scared.  It simply was.  It was a fact about the world, like the distance from the sun to the earth."

- When Breath Becomes Air, Dr. Paul Kalanithi


Death is everywhere.  The mere concept is enough to frighten us to sleeplessness.  The fear.  The mourning.  The pain.  And it's certain in this Earthly realm in which we find ourselves. 

One day, we wake up.  Born. 

When is that?   Is it at birth?  Who…

My third arm twitches.

Left third arm, that is. From the coat of neural webs I have draped on my spine, long white strands flow from under finger tip. Up, through fluid-wrinkled wrists, goes the hypnic jerk, impulse command rippled from number three involuntarily, and sensory response comes back, reporting about drenched fingers pressing against the inside of a polymer cocoon.

At the neural intercept, second vertebrae, the signal comes out to me via fiber optic cables, and she never…

Encryption method allowing only the users involved to read secure or private messages

"Most particular, in the post-Snowden world, It’s about preventing the government from compelling platforms and service providers from spying on their users at the behest of the government."
American Enterprise Institute