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David Boles: Human Meme

This Human Meme podcast is the inflection point for what it means to live a life of knowing. We are in the critical moment of human induction. David Boles is a writer, publisher, teacher, lyricist and author living and working in New York City. He has dedicated his life to founding the irrevocable aesthetic. Be a Human Meme!


No More Streaming Music
Music streaming does not work for live broadcast. In this live stream highlight, David Boles explains why music -- even background music and incidental interludes -- no longer works for use during a live stream event. 
07:47 12/01/2022
Cleanliness Next to Socialness
Is social status determined by how, and why, we wash our private bits? In this live stream highlight, David Boles takes a look at the soapy social issues in conflict, and at frothing play -- when it comes to washing your body into sublime cleanliness. Or not!
14:14 11/24/2022
Lion King is the Biggest Bigot on Broadway!
In this live stream highlight, David Boles examines the problem with the Broadway production of -- THE LION KING -- and the bigoted decision by Shelly Guy and Lisa Carling to remove a White American Sign Language Interpreter for the Deaf because he wasn't the correct skin color to perform the show. THE LION KING was written, on both the big screen and the musical stage, by White people. The decision to fire Keith Wann will live in infamy across the long, and oftentimes, misbegotten history of Broadway as non-traditional casting, and woke influences, become more important than doing the right thing by the best, and most able, talent. 
31:06 11/15/2022
AI Bot Thuggery: The Return of Racism in Art!
Not all Art collections are created equal. In this live stream highlight, David Boles grapples with the idea that AI Art may be intrinsically Racist, not because of programming, or ideas, or permissions -- but because of pre-existing data sets that are being used to render images. The presumption of bias of the AI is not in the collector, but in the collection.
24:39 11/07/2022
Birthing the Blind Slave
Will embryo eugenics create, not a new SuperRace, but a new Race of disabled slaves? In this live stream highlight, David Boles examines the process of vetting embryos to create a specific sort of person for Racial and Cultural function. SuperBabies in one group and Blind Slaves in another? 
09:49 11/03/2022
Deadnaming for Profit
Is there a religious exemption for Deadnaming? In this live stream highlight, David Boles wonders about those who get paid to Deadname students as well as when the government decides to Deadname, and then rename. Plus, do religious schools deserve government money for only really teaching religion?
26:15 10/27/2022
Instagram Falsely Accuses Me of Violating Community Standards
Where do you go to get your good name back? In this live stream highlight, David Boles shares the blood-poisoning false accusation that Instagram made against him for somehow violating community standards and then suspending his account. Nothing was violated. No guideline was crossed. There's no way to know the reason for the suspension or how to heal the suspension. No communication. No insight. No caring. Only damage. Only woe.
09:21 10/18/2022
Danger of Editing a Twitter Blue Tweet
Beware of replying to those with Twitter Blue! In this live stream highlight, David Boles shares the danger of replying to someone who has the ability to change their post after your reply is posted. Screenshots are your salvation!
13:05 10/11/2022
NYU Betrays Its Faculty by Surrendering to Student Terrorism
NYU failed to support its faculty over student threats to the integrity of the learning system. In this live stream highlight, David Boles digs into the gross negligence of NYU giving in to student threats by firing an Organic Chemistry professor who "wrote the textbook" for the course of study. This is the danger of what happens when a university does not sufficiently protect the value of the learning dyad by favoring student complaints over the authority of the education being taught and evaluated. 
25:33 10/04/2022
How Far We've Fallen
In light of the fall of Roe; the fall of intellectualism in grief is worse. In this live stream highlight, David Boles examines how far we've fallen intellectually as a people over the last half-century. Take note of the life of Bobby Kennedy in in 1968 invoking Aeschylus to assuage the grief of losing Martin Luther King, Jr. to the invocation of vaccine paranoia 50 years later in the anti-vaccine life of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Sometimes the fruit of life falls too far from the tree. 
20:54 09/29/2022
A Memory of Saul Kripke
Saul Kripke, of Omaha, and of belonging to the world, is dead. In this live stream highlight, David Boles honors the life, and memory, of a genius philosopher who gave intrinsic meaning from his life in Naming and Necessity. 
16:47 09/19/2022
Doctors Who Quiet Quit
Quiet Quitting is all over the news today. In this live stream highlight, David Boles takes a look at the real reasons behind Quiet Quitting. Even doctors Quiet Quit -- under the guise of not accepting your insurance. 
16:48 09/15/2022
A Walk Back into the Murder of Wendy Hile
A murder lasts forever. In this live stream highlight, David Boles walks back into the mysterious mist of the 1974 murder of Wendy Hile in Lincoln, Nebraska. The gruesome recovery of her remains made headlines while her killer neighbor stayed silent, feigning innocence. 
11:00 09/07/2022
American Origami: The Archeology of Murdered Children
We live in a time when the murder of children is ordinary and accepted. In this live stream highlight, David Boles unfolds the American Origami book -- and discovers an archeology of murdered children, and those the dead leave behind. This is an examination of a dossier of death that requires the strong to say nothing until they see. 
16:02 09/06/2022
Who Owns a Suicide?
When a person ends their life, does the context of survivor grief matter? In this live stream highlight, David Boles examines the motivations of publicly remembering the dead who died by their own hand. How do we set the context of respect and remembering? Is grief sharing only a plot to get Facebook likes and stranger sympathy? 
14:44 09/06/2022
A Memory of Eric Bentley
Eric Bentley was a master of the live stage. In this live stream highlight, David Boles examines the life of this master critic, author, and promoter of what we now consider, the modern drama.
31:10 09/06/2022
Of Knowledge, Not Technique
The university is a place for ideas, not for skills. In this highlight, David Boles opens a conversation about the modern day university in the role of our ancient lives. 
09:03 09/06/2022
Who's Working?
Here are the magic words to be spoken in the big city to unlock the secrets of the small town in the big wake. In this live stream highlight, David Boles shares the key to surviving in a major metropolis when you are born in the Midwest and were raised to be -- seen and not heard.
13:20 09/06/2022
Pre-Foetal Cochlear Implants
Cochlear Implants: They're not for everybody. Or are they? In this live stream highlight, David Boles engages with the Medical View of Deafness that will eventually probably argue that Deaf foetuses can, should, and must, be implanted with cochlear devices to they can become Hearing in the womb and will no longer need to be born into Deaf Culture.
17:56 09/06/2022
That Hole in Your Neck is a Melanoma!
Who needs a hole in your head when you have a melanoma in your neck? In this live stream highlight, David Boles shares his melanoma experience and how new medical interventions are saving more lives than ever from skin cancer! 
13:35 09/06/2022
Jesus Christ Superstar: 50 Years Post Facto!
It's been a half-century since Jesus Christ Superstar made its Broadway debut and impressive movie premier! In this live stream highlight, David Boles digs into the meaning of this historic sung-through musical by examining -- the religious ramifications of the storytelling, and the cultural impact of a condensed dramatic coil unwinding -- as God's son took his final steps on earth.
26:17 09/06/2022
Eastern European Attraction Privilege
The Privilege of a hidden Superpower attraction is beguiling. In this live stream highlight, David Boles reveals the attraction recipe beheld to him by those of Eastern European descent. If you look the look, you can divine your own way. 
13:38 09/06/2022
The NFT Future is Not Art
NFTs must be more than an image file to find success. In this live stream highlight, David Boles discusses the future of the NFT in the marketplace -- and that future function isn't embedded as a JPEG on the blockchain.
09:56 08/31/2022
Is American Sign Language a Communication Disorder?
Is ASL a significant problem of understanding? In this live stream highlight, David Boles wonders if American Sign Language is a Communication Disorder? Does the DSM-5 take precedence over the influence of comity in community? Is a "disorder" considered an inclusive label?
09:57 08/25/2022
Performing the Cult of the Offended
Jimmy Carter gave the offended the right to maim and murder. When the offended then grab a knife to take out your eye, or when the offended call in a bomb threat, or when the offended refuse to publish your work for fear of the other, more offended, being even more so highly offended so they make take up a gun and shoot you in the face -- something vital has been lost when the offended have the right to destroy whatever they do not like in the name of their God and their wounded feelings.
14:07 08/15/2022
Facebook Complies to Help Prosecute Nebraska Abortion
There is no guarantee of privacy on the internet. In this live stream highlight, David Boles discusses the conflict between abortion rights, online privacy, and Republican government strongholds. Here is the story of a teenager's abortion gone wrong, Facebook's compliance with a lawful demand for information, and the State of Nebraska's want to punish women for having dominion over their bodies. 
23:19 08/10/2022
A Waardenburg Syndrome Conversation
Waardenburg Syndrome is a fascinating experience to live. In this live stream highlight, David Boles shares a conversation with his friend, KathyHusker, who lives the life of Waardenburg without a moment of worry or regret. The living is in the life, not in the diagnosis. You can meet Kathy on our Discord server for more information:  
13:17 08/04/2022
Misapplying Mechanical Turk
Taking one historic hoax and applying it to a future reality is common. In this live stream highlight, David Boles examines the want to take one bad idea, and then applying it to a completely different, worse, notion with the name of the meme being the only connectoid. The Peer Gynt onion, Google AI, Eliza Redux and the Squid Game gameshow are all examples of this misapplication of memeing. 
20:58 07/28/2022
Is Magnus Carlsen on the Spectrum?
There's nothing wrong with being on the Spectrum. In this live stream highlight, David Boles discusses the Magnus Carlsen decision to not compete in the next World Chess Championship. The conversation then turns to the curious notion that Magnus may be on the Spectrum. 
32:53 07/20/2022
1981 Was a Bloody Year
1981 was the year of the assassin's bloodlust. In this live stream highlight, David Boles shares his memories of one bloody year. In 1981, on March 30, President Regan was shot, on May 13, Pope John Paul II was shot, on October 06 of the same year, Anwar Sadat was murdered. Those "up close and personal" assassination attempts, and successes, were not new to the history of the world, but their cluster effect was raw, fresh, and frightening.
18:08 07/14/2022