Band Names

Want to waste a lot of time? Try coming up with the perfect band name.

5 potential ways to go about it –

  1. Try an online band name generator that combines words at (seeming) random:
    Band Name Maker (
  2. Have some input with an online band name generator that asks you to give it some information (or at least words) to use in its generation:
    Band Name Generator (
    Among mine: “A Box of Clocks with Blue Rock and the Cool Humans”
  3. Pick from a list already created by someone, somehow:
    Ten Thousand Statistically Grammar-Average Fake Band Names (
  4. Start typing something interesting into a web search and see what the search engine suggestions for your search might be.
    Beware. I started typing “polymorphic” (sounds like a cool word, right?) and one of the suggested searches was Polymorphic Light Eruption. Awesome band name!! Um… see here what the Mayo Clinic thinks… Next!
  5. Brainstorm with your friends, family, co-workers, random folks you run into:
    • Moving parts
    • Dull machete
    • Toad Crossing
    • 17 Odd
    • The Buicks
    • there were many more, but I won’t subject you to all of them.


Have fun. But don’t forget there are probably other things you have to do.




Simulated Reality

From Vox (

Echoing a paper by philosopher Nick Bostrom, Elon Musk thinks there is a good chance humankind is living in a simulated reality.

The general idea of our reality boils down to three possibilities — humans go extinct before we are able to run a simulation of this size, humans choose not to run ancestor simulations, or we are currently participating in such a simulation. According to Musk, “There’s a one in billions chance we’re in base reality.”

Or,  The Matrix was real.


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