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This is a re-edit of our very first stop-motion animation that I had originally developed as a 3 minute stand-up comedy set that I was working through at open mics. CATCH UP (Birth of a Republic if you haven’t read that blog-post yet) But if you already read that one, carry on and keep reading. Shortly after contracting the Swine Flu from Hello Kitty; yeah, you just read that correctly.


This is a re-edit of a previously released stop motion animation that was originally titled EVANGELICALS. After a first few webisodes, I started writing and recording separate little webisodes every day. You can probably tell that we were still (still are actually) in the process of figuring out what we are as far as a medium was concerned.  The original idea for Bear Republic Network was always for the small


After a multitude of YouTube “explained” videos and actually purchasing a book on Amazon, the Cryptocurrency Investment Bible, I decided to simply get started by opening a Coinbase account. It was really easy, all I had to do was sign up and after verification of my identity and linking my bank or credit union account, I was off to the races. On Coinbase, you have access to purchasing of Bitcoin,


This is a re-edit of a previously released video. I wrote this on a whim, shortly after Mrs S and I started making stop-motion animation videos. This was an easy one because at the time when I wrote it, it was right after Newt Gingrich made an ass out of himself yet again, and I really just couldn’t help myself. At the time, I was doing stand-up comedy at open


Frank Zappa allegedly once said, “Hollywood is just the entertainment arm of the Pentagon.”  This is absolutely true, and what started as a joke often wasted on Facebook on numerous comment threads has ended up becoming an entire dissertation for me.  Zappa also said once that “government is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex,” which is also true.  Personally, I don’t like the term, Military Industrial Complex (M.I.C.),


When I first moved out to Los Angeles in 1992, just five or six days after the Rodney King Beating Verdict ignited riots that set several noticeable upon arrival portions of L.A. ablaze.  Growing up in small town Midwest America, we didn’t have a lot of easy access to alternative media as you would find in a city like Los Angeles.  I’m not saying that we’re particularly unique in that


An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Remember that? I grew up believing that statement and it ended up costing me dearly.  I was juicing apples everyday thinking that it was good for me.  You know, it’s “all natural”, right? “Milk, it does a body good.” Remember that little doozy? Maybe not, you might not be that old. Back when I was a kid, Health Education was always a


I grew up loving stand-up comedy, my parents were pretty open minded and more permissive than other parents with what my brother and I were allowed to watch.  Growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, the moment Betamax and VHS video were on the market was the beginning of my consumption of stand-up comedy.  Redd Foxx, George Carlin, and Richard Pryor got airtime at the Casa Sandoval.  I was buying


Throughout my lifetime, I have read numerous books. But few of them could have possibly have affected me more profoundly than The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.  I’m not going to go into a list of all the books that affected me because simply put, any affect that they ever had on me couldn’t possibly be explained better than to exuberantly recommend you to purchase the book and read it for