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Patrick Kelly Today we are featuring Canady's Termite & Pest Control in our Sandhills Showcase and wanted to share a link to their website. You'll be able to see all of the services they offer. From pest control to to termite inspection and crawlspace care, click the link to visit their page and learn all about Canady's Termite & Pest Control, Today's Showcase Spotlight. 2020-05-26T18:09:06+0000
Patrick Kelly Rash - PK 2020-05-22T13:46:13+0000
Patrick Kelly Merely Mike Mckinney from the M&M Show visited the Food Bank of Central & Eastern today to get an update on what they need for the Back Pack Pals program.
Muirfield Broadcasting Mike visited the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina today and has the latest Back Pack Pals update from Sharon. They need snacks and they need volunteers. Check the vid for all the details.
Patrick Kelly Just wanted to recognize my buddy Con, at The Bell Tree Tavern in downtown Southern Pines for putting his toilet paper where his mouth is. If you need some TP, get in touch with him today at (910) 692-4766 - PK
Patrick Kelly Note: What follows is the "Remix" version of a piece I wrote for a few years ago. It seems more relevant now, than it did then. - PK From The Snake Pit: Ahhh Zombies!!!! So, I got my cup of coffee. Came over to the desk. Put on The Rolling Stones (Sympathy For The Devil). And had every intention of doing a blog post filled with tidbits of gaming news I had come across, when I decided to do something completely different. Maybe it was The Stones. Maybe it was the coffee. Or maybe I just wanted to change it up a bit. All I know, is that instead of regurgitating some stack of barely relevant gaming information, I wanted to write about something real. Something that I actually had on my mind. Zombies. The Walking Dead will be my “avatar” for this piece, but you could literally swap it with any zombie film/comic/whatever…and it would fit. The formula is always the same. Typical Zombie Formula: The undead walk the Earth, and have an insatiable taste for human flesh. There are endless hordes of disgusting, half decayed corpses marching around. Each one…mindless, soulless, & feral. It usually comes down to an eclectic group of zombie killers, who find themselves having to put aside their differences, and pull together to fight the undead. In other words, if you follow the premise of the prototypical zombie formula, the key to surviving a zombie apocalypse is pretty simple. Shut up & survive. However, think about what that means for a second. How many of you reading this, could honestly put aside your moral, cultural, or religious philosophies, and just do what needed to be done for the sake of the group’s survival? Using AMC‘s brilliant adaptation, The Walking Dead is the perfect execution of the zombie formula. We all know that Rick (Andrew Lincoln) is a reluctant leader. Most of the group doesn’t trust him. And some of the group doesn’t even like him. And yet, they follow him. This flawed protagonist, wrestles with what he believes is right, and what he knows is necessary to survive. A hero who is not only a prisoner to his own fear & foibles. But is also chained to the hopes & fears of the collective he tries to protect. In my opinion, zombies represent the un-killable realities of life. Any of the horrors that can unfold at the hands of men, or in the face of mankind. It reaffirms that no matter how much we think of ourselves. No matter how arrogant we remain. We are all of us, ultimately, at the mercy of the Universe. I mentioned the eclectic nature of the group of “survivors” in most of these stories. This part of the formula is by design. And is essential to illustrate how none of us are immune to the zombie apocalypse. Black, brown, white, male, female, rich, poor, cop, criminal, biker, banker, etc. It doesn’t matter. The zombie apocalypse is an equal opportunity calamity. It levels the playing field. Bottom line…in a zombie apocalypse, there are only two kinds of people. Those that are alive. And those that are not. And, now that I think about it, this is similar to the approach that Gene Roddenberry used when he created Star Trek. Think about it. A spacecraft from Earth. Filled with an eclectic crew. Facing impossible odds, to survive in the cold vacuum of space. American, Japanese, Russian, Scottish, Vulcan, male, female. Going where no man…errr…no ONE has gone before. Facing all the uncertainties the Universe could throw at them in about an hour. They were literally light years from the safety of home, and had to put aside any differences they may have had, to keep the Enterprise (and her inhabitants) safe and sound. Roddenberry’s commentary was a bit broader than that of the zombie apocalypse perhaps. But the idea is the same. The real genius of the zombie formula is….that with all of the focus on death, we don’t even realize that these stories are actually about life. The ebb and flow of life. The good, the bad, and the ugly of life. And how precious each second of every life, really is. I’ve always said that “survivin’ ain’t livin'". And I stand by that. But, when your only options are living or dying, the greys vanish, and everything becomes black or white. It’s then, that you suddenly realize how finite, and maybe more importantly, how valuable life really is. “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” – Carl Sagan from “Pale Blue Dot” While self-preservation is certainly the first instinct of most living beings. Zombies remind us that compassion and compromise may be unique to the human race. And, at the end of it all, may very well be the only things that keep us from devouring ourselves, and each other. Rule #32
Patrick Kelly 2020-02-11T15:52:07+0000
Patrick Kelly Ok, which one(s) are you? I'm a "hybrid" of #16 & 9. - PK
Patrick Kelly Merry Christmas! - PK
Patrick Kelly reads "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Suess Star 102.5's Patrick Kelly reads Dr. Suess' classic "How The Grinch Stole Christmas". Merry Christmas from everyone at Star 102.5FM!!!!
Patrick Kelly The Sandhills Showcase is back and today we feature Masters Properties, Inc. because then you know that you are not just choosing a construction company, but you are choosing a family-run business that is both professional and qualified to handle any project! Learn all about their story and their services in today's Star 102.5FM Sandhills Showcase Spotlight! 2019-12-06T19:49:47+0000
Patrick Kelly To celebrate the launch of our new mobile App we're giving away $100 CASH for 4 straight weeks. Just download the App and click on the contest to enter our weekly giveaway brought to you by Canady's Termite & Pest Control 2019-12-03T21:44:12+0000

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