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When Covers are Better Than the Original

Johny Cash cover’s NIN’s Hurt.

Of the cover, Trent Reznor said:

I pop the video in, and wow… Tears welling, silence, goose-bumps… Wow. I just lost my girlfriend, because that song isn’t mine anymore… It really made me think about how powerful music is as a medium and art form. I wrote some words and music in my bedroom as a way of staying sane, about a bleak and desperate place I was in, totally isolated and alone. [Somehow] that winds up reinterpreted by a music legend from a radically different era/genre and still retains sincerity and meaning — different, but every bit as pure.

So Exactly What is this Geocaching Thing Anyway?

Okay, so I have covered geocaching a couple times. Perhaps you followed the Wikipedia links…perhaps not. In either case, here is a good video about Geocaching.

Some videos such as the one below shows that it seems to be a largely group activity:

It seems lots of people go out in groups or teams.

A few notes. Some may think having a GPSr ruins the point, but it only gets you to 10 feet at best, and when you add that person who hid it had a receiver that was at best 10 feet off, you end up with a fairly large area to search, and will need to rely on the clues in the cache description to find it. Also, most parks have many trails, so finding which trail will take you closest to the cache is also a challenge.
The cache will have sometimes have some items in it. It is good practice that if you take a trinket you leave one in its place. You will almost always fill out the log included with it.
You should also practice cache in, trash out, where by you pickup trash on your way out of the location to clean up the park or whatever location you are at.

Geocaching in the Presence of Muggels

As I noted before, I am getting interested in going geocaching. While most people know the term Muggle to refer to a non-magical person in the world of Harry Potter, but in geocaching parlance it refers to anyone not aware of geocaching who might endanger the cache, become suspicious of your activities while you are wondering around looking at your GPS or otherwise looking for the cache, or might find the cache by accident. (Some cache’s have been destroyed by bomb squads after somebody accidentally found it and feared it was a bomb, sometimes it may not go that far but the find may cause problems.)
Anyhow, here is a humor video I found on geocaching in the presence of Muggels.

The video is apparently also a hint to finding geocache GC18WM8.