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Camille Pissarro, "The Effect of Snow, Sunset, Eragny" (1895)

Posted by: rdbrewer at 10:43 AM




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1 White privilege. Get some.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 28, 2015 10:45 AM (oVJmc)

2 That last thread was getting a little long in the tooth.

Posted by: SH at December 28, 2015 10:45 AM (gmeXX)

3 Winter is making a comeback here. Sleet and freezing rain. Gonna get nasty later.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 10:47 AM (kTF2Z)

4 So she wasn't a great painter. She kicked the crap out of the Incas.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 10:47 AM (RU5ki)

5 It's 27 degrees this morning in eastern Los Angeles County. My birdbath was frozen and Al Gore has some explaining to do.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 10:48 AM (RU5ki)

6 Alternate title: Telephone pole forest with children.

Posted by: huerfano at December 28, 2015 10:50 AM (NSb9d)

7 Lived here in SW MO for 45 years and we have more people with water in their homes than I have ever seen. It looks like it has finally quit for good so now the cleanup begins. I have one home where the the sump pumps are barely keeping up and will run for days if not a week or more. THe home I actually live in has never had water in it since 77 and even it has a few puddles in the basement.

Posted by: kahall at December 28, 2015 10:50 AM (Cmgna)

8 That painting must have had a lot of numbers.

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 28, 2015 10:51 AM (RU5ki)

9 Snow and sunset I get. What's eragny?

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 28, 2015 10:51 AM (RU5ki)

10 what's Eragny?

Posted by: @votermom at December 28, 2015 10:52 AM (cbfNE)

11 I just spent over 30 minutes de-icing my car. And it's starting to sleet again.

Posted by: HH at December 28, 2015 10:52 AM (DrCtv)

12 9-10 Guessing the place she was painting

Posted by: steevy at December 28, 2015 10:53 AM (8HTq1)

13 10 what's Eragny?

You know, erangny.

To erangn.

Posted by: jwest at December 28, 2015 10:53 AM (Zs4uk)

14 Eragny?.....must be some kind of liquor.

Posted by: BignJames at December 28, 2015 10:53 AM (HtUkt)

15
I always liked Pisarro. Still a lot of winter Monets popping up on twitter.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 10:54 AM (iQIUe)

16 what's Eragny?
Posted by: @votermom at December 28, 2015 10:52 AM (cbfNE)

*****

Commune in NW Paris, according to Wiki.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at December 28, 2015 10:54 AM (dd4JD)

17 what's Eragny?

Whatever it is, I assume it's at least 90 proof.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 28, 2015 10:54 AM (9krrF)

18 Eragny is a region of Peruvia best know for the invention of the vuvuzela.

Posted by: Soledad O'Brien's Earpiece at December 28, 2015 10:54 AM (RU5ki)

19 what's Eragny?

Posted by: @votermom at December 28, 2015 10:52 AM


The heroine in an Ayn Rand novel, I think.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 28, 2015 10:55 AM (z/vax)

20 I watched the movie Trainwreck with a newish girl friend type this weekend. I was a little uncomfortable . I'm not naive but is this how girls act and think in these days of hook ups? Girls acting liking guys is not liberation.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 10:55 AM (AC18V)

21 I always worry about the effect of eragny.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 10:56 AM (FkBIv)

22 18 Eragny is a region of Peruvia best know for the invention of the vuvuzela.
Posted by: Soledad O'Brien's Earpiece at December 28, 2015 10:54 AM (RU5ki)

Is that pronounced voo-VOO-zuh-luh, or voo-voo-ZAY-lah?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 10:56 AM (xuouz)

23 So the effects of melting snow made the paint run?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 10:56 AM (wOdHk)

24 I watched the movie Trainwreck with a newish girl friend type this weekend. I was a little uncomfortable . I'm not naive but is this how girls act and think in these days of hook ups? Girls acting liking guys is not liberation.

Did she womyn-spread? Belch or, heaven forfend, pass gas?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 10:57 AM (LUgeY)

25
Did she womyn-spread? Belch or, heaven forfend, pass gas?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 10:57 AM (LUgeY)
_____________________________

Sounds like Huma....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 28, 2015 10:59 AM (HSmrB)

26 The secret ingredient in my spaghetti sauce? Eragny.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 11:00 AM (Dj0WE)

27 I have two movers on foot, travelling right to left in my OP along the fence line on the Eragny footpath, lead subject is carrying an unknown object. No uniforms or unit identifiers, no visible weapons.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 11:00 AM (KCQo0)

28 Eragny? You're soaking in it.

Posted by: Madge at December 28, 2015 11:00 AM (RU5ki)

29 I watched the movie Trainwreck with a newish girl friend type this weekend. I was a little uncomfortable . I'm not naive but is this how girls act and think in these days of hook ups? Girls acting liking guys is not liberation.



It's equality. It's the bitchez turn to bring the beer.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:00 AM (TFV0D)

30 I have two movers on foot, travelling right to left in my OP along the fence line on the Eragny footpath, lead subject is carrying an unknown object. No uniforms or unit identifiers, no visible weapons.


Weapons free. You have the green light to engage.
Repeat:
Weapons free. You have the green light to engage.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:01 AM (TFV0D)

31 Eragny is like irony, but made cheaper in eastern bloc countries.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 28, 2015 11:01 AM (oVJmc)

32 Girls acting liking guys is not liberation.

The wages of sin is death.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 11:02 AM (xuouz)

33 I watched the movie Trainwreck with a newish girl friend type this weekend. I was a little uncomfortable . I'm not naive but is this how girls act and think in these days of hook ups? Girls acting liking guys is not liberation.
------

Did she womyn-spread? Belch or, heaven forfend, pass gas?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 10:57 AM (LUgeY)


And are we talking about the date, or a character in teh moooovy?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 11:02 AM (Dj0WE)

34 Anyone else spot the goose?

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 11:02 AM (MQEz6)

35 Winter has finally arrived here in the KC area. Blech!! Mom may leave the hospital today and I have no idea if the nursing facility will take her home or if it's up to me. I don't think I can handle her, she's weak as a newborn kitten.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 28, 2015 11:03 AM (l/N7H)

36 Where are their light sabers?

Posted by: Death Star Wars Reprise at December 28, 2015 11:03 AM (Y8P5w)

37 Watching Morning Joe this am and here's Al Sharpton stating how inept the Mayor of Chicago is.

1. How does these people keep a straight face when this imbecile is talking?

2. How do the other people on there not feel ashamed to be on with this moron?

3. Who the hell understands the gibberish coming out of this douche bag ?

4. Why am I watching MSNBC?

Posted by: dufuss at December 28, 2015 11:03 AM (N6kBr)

38 Lived here in SW MO for 45 years and we have more people with water in
their homes than I have ever seen. It looks like it has finally quit for
good so now the cleanup begins.


Still coming down here in E MO.

Already started basement cleanup, with more to come.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 28, 2015 11:03 AM (oVJmc)

39 Need some hordesource knowledge --

TaxProf Blog mentions a bill introduced by Portman to 'hold accountable' IRS agents overstepping. Taxpayer Bill of Rights (?). Problem I am having is that it still requires the taxpayer to PROVE that IRS overstepped. How is it possible to prove something like that?

Unless the burden of proof shifts from taxpayer to IRS I do not see how that does anything whatsoever. More kabuki, I guess.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 28, 2015 11:06 AM (MIKMs)

40 Anyone else spot the goose?

Is that what they're calling it these days?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 11:06 AM (RU5ki)

41 We need to seek out more sustainable forms of alternative eragny.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 11:07 AM (NeFrd)

42

realDonaldTrump
If Hillary thinks she can unleash her husband with is terrible record of women abuse while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong.
===========
This should be interesting...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 11:07 AM (iQIUe)

43 3. Who the hell understands the gibberish coming out of this douche bag ?


Gabby and Howard Johnson.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:07 AM (TFV0D)

44 Eragny and the Ecstacy

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 11:07 AM (FkBIv)

45 I figured we'd have a memorial thread for Meadowlark Lemon this morning.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 11:07 AM (RU5ki)

46 Coates is right about one thing, just not how he thinks. The problems of the inner cities come primarily from Democrats who got rich and educated because they/their parents practiced American capitalism (Obama's typical rich white grandma who sent him to Hawaii's most exclusive private high school, for example).

So in that very particular way, American capitalism is the problem. We just have to stop Democrats from making money and it'll be nirvana.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 28, 2015 11:07 AM (3CwVB)

47 I'm too lazy to look but was there any predictions that this was going to be a warm wet December? You know from something like the farmers almanac or people that actually research this stuff? Not the "reading the bones" global warming nuts.

Posted by: Buzzion at December 28, 2015 11:08 AM (z/Ubi)

48 gf put on podcasts during our drive back from Christmas break yesterday. She went with a series from Podcast utopia (I think?) a podcast group with a dozen or so different casters all banded together. It's a bunch of public radio fucks from the northwest.

NPR voice puts me in search and destroy mode. It's annoying in men; it gives me involuntary muscle spasms when women talk like that. The bad kind. How the hell can a person make thick smacking sounds during every different consonant?

Hrrrgghhhhh. And then they were unrehearsed, made horrible jokes, and stammered their way through a completely rote, un-insightful breakdown of what the antikythera mechanism is.

I'm going to make a podcast with football and pornstars and it's going to have people talking in their regular voices.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 11:08 AM (xuouz)

49 I figured we'd have a memorial thread for Meadowlark Lemon this morning.



Nothing but net.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:08 AM (TFV0D)

50 So in that very particular way, American capitalism is the problem. We just have to stop Democrats from making money and it'll be nirvana.

I've got this.

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at December 28, 2015 11:09 AM (RU5ki)

51 Nine degrees this morning in the Springs. Already tired of cold and snow, and have at least three, up to four-and-half more months of it.


At least the darkness is fading. Slowly.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 28, 2015 11:10 AM (vgIRn)

52 Anyone else spot the goose?


*****


Don't be silly, they come that way.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 11:10 AM (NeFrd)

53 We secretly replaced these diners coffee with eragny. Let's see if they notice.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 11:10 AM (kTF2Z)

54 At least the darkness is fading. Slowly.

Give me four years and you'll see real darkness.

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at December 28, 2015 11:11 AM (RU5ki)

55 Morning horde.



NO more Jagger for me. That shit will give you a hangover!

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 11:11 AM (jJRIy)

56 Happy Monday!

Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 11:11 AM (kiy9d)

57 Who the hell understands the gibberish coming out of this douche bag ?

Gabby and Howard Johnson.
Posted by: rickb223


He speaks authentic urban gibberish.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 11:11 AM (FkBIv)

58 Still coming down here in E MO.

Already started basement cleanup, with more to come.

I won't personally have a lot of cleanup to do as long as the power stays on. Some of my neighbors are actually crying and don't know what to do. I have one extra sump pump to offer but that's all I can do for now. It will be days before the water level goes down enough to even start for some of them. Good luck to you.

Posted by: kahall at December 28, 2015 11:12 AM (Cmgna)

59 The Goose has a long mustache.

The Goose has a long mustache.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 11:12 AM (KCQo0)

60 Anyone else spot the goose?


*****


Don't be silly, they come that way.



ISWYDT.
Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:12 AM (TFV0D)

61 So the insufferable leaf blowers again this morning. Are Mexicans given one when the arrive?

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 11:12 AM (jJRIy)

62 The Goose is against the wall.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 11:13 AM (LUgeY)

63 43. I sure hope Mongo doesn't like him

Posted by: dufuss at December 28, 2015 11:13 AM (N6kBr)

64 Wound my Goose with a monotonous languor.

Wound my Goose with a monotonous languor.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 11:14 AM (KCQo0)

65 I f'd up my post trying to quote....did it wrong I guess.

Posted by: kahall at December 28, 2015 11:14 AM (Cmgna)

66 I spotted the goose 10 points and I still kicked its ass.

Posted by: Meadowlark Lemon at December 28, 2015 11:14 AM (RU5ki)

67
Remember the mother stabbed to death in the bathroom in Dubai by the terrorist bitch Dec 2014? I knew they had caught her but I didnt know that they executed her in july. They dont waste any time over there.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 11:15 AM (iQIUe)

68 Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 11:14 AM (KCQo0)

My old white goose was spotted, a foul spotted fowl.

pa pa pa PA

Hmmmmmmmmahhhhh.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 11:15 AM (xuouz)

69 I spotted the goose 10 points and I still kicked its ass.
Posted by: Meadowlark Lemon


Washington General Goose

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 11:16 AM (FkBIv)

70 I just checked the weather channel app to see when this rain is going to end. And oh no! Run for your lives it's Winter Storm GOLIATH!!!

Posted by: Buzzion at December 28, 2015 11:16 AM (z/Ubi)

71 61 They pass them out at the border.

Posted by: steevy at December 28, 2015 11:16 AM (8HTq1)

72 This should be interesting...
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 11:07 AM


Hideously deformed Democrat Debbie Washerwoman-Schlitz has warned Teh Donald that he will criticize Bubba "at his own peril," or some such blather. Guess that means she will unleash the full power of her fat mouth on him. Or something.

Trump is doing something no other "Republican" dares to do: he's bringing out the truth. And it hurts, Democrats and weaselly GOPe types alike.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 28, 2015 11:16 AM (z/vax)

73 So the insufferable leaf blowers again this morning. Are Mexicans given one when the arrive?

You'll never hear one in Mexico. They'd probably beat to death any Guatemalan that tried to use one.

Posted by: t-bird at December 28, 2015 11:17 AM (RrDm2)

74 So in Kentucky they switched the rules for voting this year. We will have a March 5 GOP caucus (I had to spend an hour tracking obscure links to find the location and rules). The Dem primary isn't until May 19th. I miss the days when you just go and vote...

Posted by: FCF at December 28, 2015 11:17 AM (kejii)

75
I just checked the weather channel app to see when this rain is going to
end. And oh no! Run for your lives it's Winter Storm GOLIATH!!!

Posted by: Buzzion

Time to call....WINTER STORM DAVID!!

Posted by: Bruce at December 28, 2015 11:17 AM (8ikIW)

76 Back from a quick shopping trip, roads only slightly slick. Still 28 degrees, ice pellets still coming down, about a half inch accumulated so far.
Kinda cool in a way, little crystal-clear spheres of ice.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (rock salt and fire-hook at the ready !) at December 28, 2015 11:17 AM (erRNA)

77 Rev. Sharpton is more covered with feces than I ever was fosure.

Posted by: Tawanna Brawley at December 28, 2015 11:18 AM (QWiro)

78 Eragny sounds like a medical condition.
We actually had frost and ice on our cars this morning, in So Cal, which is the closest we'll get to a white winter.

Posted by: IC at December 28, 2015 11:18 AM (a0IVu)

79 I hate the weather channel. I think their over hype causes people to tune out real info. They are actually dangerous at this point. Local news at least isn't totally hysterical during severe weather.

Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 11:19 AM (kiy9d)

80 I think I have the avian flu. It seems to be settling into my thoracic duck. And maybe around the esophagoose.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 11:19 AM (NeFrd)

81 Have you seen the price of eragny at Whole Foods these days?!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 28, 2015 11:19 AM (g1uMP)

82 That Moroccan woman didn't spot the goose, but she sure felt it.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 11:19 AM (Dj0WE)

83 Isn't eragny an herb for your past-ey?

Posted by: Clarney at December 28, 2015 11:21 AM (DJ2aK)

84 Muldoon, you really feather you nest with those puns, dontcha?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 11:22 AM (kTF2Z)

85 A certain preezy just wants to be left alone to eat his eragny, 'k?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 11:22 AM (LUgeY)

86 It seems to be settling into my thoracic duck.
Your doctor must be a quack if he told you that!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 28, 2015 11:22 AM (DLIIY)

87 Pun all you want. Just wait till the bill comes due.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 11:22 AM (kTF2Z)

88 ...you really feather you nest with those puns, dontcha?

Posted by: Duke Lowell


*****


Just my own little poultry efforts at humor.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 11:23 AM (NeFrd)

89 Well it's true, a little hair of the dog does help a hangover.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 11:23 AM (jJRIy)

90 Trump is doing something no other "Republican" dares to do: he's bringing out the truth. And it hurts, Democrats and weaselly GOPe types alike.

The GOPe types are fully invested in the concept that nominating Rubio will flip the entire Hispanic population of the world to vote GOP, even though polls show that Hispanics are not remotely conservative (prime example: Pope Francis). I've had to unfollow like 3 of them this week on Twitter to make the frothing go away.

And now we've got Jim Gerhghty this morning saying it's their own fault Trump voters are poor. They should've gone to college and joined the mandarin class, like he did, you see.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 28, 2015 11:24 AM (3CwVB)

91 I'm trying to reach the Horde on a primal level.



You might say I'm striving for poultry emotion.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 11:24 AM (NeFrd)

92 I just checked the weather channel app to see when this rain is going to end. And oh no! Run for your lives it's Winter Storm GOLIATH!!!
Posted by: Buzzion at December 28, 2015 11:16 AM (z/Ubi)


On the bright side, I finally have that backyard pool I always wanted. Several of them, in fact.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 11:24 AM (Dj0WE)

93 Do you always get sick during nasty webber, Muldoon?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 28, 2015 11:24 AM (DLIIY)

94 Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 11:19 AM (NeFrd)

I bet that has you down.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 11:25 AM (AC18V)

95
NO more Jagger for me. That shit will give you a hangover!

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 11:11 AM (jJRIy)
_____________________________

Light weight....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 28, 2015 11:26 AM (HSmrB)

96 The quill is mightier than the sword.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 11:26 AM (kTF2Z)

97 I'm reading ace's old explanation of why pam geller hate him this morning...

Posted by: Lea at December 28, 2015 11:26 AM (lIU4e)

98 You might say I'm striving for poultry emotion.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 11:24 AM


Naaaah. You're just winging it.

Posted by: Mr Scribbler at December 28, 2015 11:26 AM (z/vax)

99 Do you always get sick during nasty webber...?


****


I believe that is the worst spell of 'weather' we've had in years.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 11:26 AM (NeFrd)

100 Another pun thread? You people are Daffy.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 11:27 AM (Dj0WE)

101 Let's Pate!!

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 11:28 AM (AC18V)

102 Vote for Donald. No, the other one.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 11:28 AM (kTF2Z)

103 Eragny and Ibery...

When Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson had too much to drink?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 11:28 AM (wOdHk)

104 Our ancestors tried eating poultry with the feathers still on.


Probably explains why they were always feeling down in the mouth.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 11:28 AM (NeFrd)

105 Daisy would make a fine First Lady.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 11:29 AM (kTF2Z)

106 Eragny and Ibery...

When Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson had too much to drink?
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 11:28 AM (wOdHk)


Don't be silly. I never drank wine... with adults.

Posted by: Zombie Mike Jackson at December 28, 2015 11:29 AM (Dj0WE)

107 Daisy Duke?

Daisy Ridley?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 11:30 AM (wOdHk)

108 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at December 28, 2015 11:30 AM (GwIKd)

109 Didja hear about the duck who flew upside down?



He quacked up.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 11:30 AM (NeFrd)

110 Daisy...it's a duck pun thread now. Hey, Muldoon started it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 11:30 AM (kTF2Z)

111
CNN's Poppy Harlow Passes Out Live On-Air

the CNN anchor passed out live on the air, returning after several minutes with the explanation that "I got a little hot and I passed out for a moment":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSHWpNqUAMg



*thunk*

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 11:30 AM (kdS6q)

112 Muldoon and his puns.

Muldoon, this leg, pullet. It plays Jingle Bells!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:31 AM (TFV0D)

113 The Republicans attack each other and the Democrats attack the Republicans..


See the problem here?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 28, 2015 11:31 AM (gf8BH)

114 98
You might say I'm striving for poultry emotion.



Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 11:24 AM


PLEASE NO MORE!

Posted by: The Chicken at December 28, 2015 11:31 AM (jJRIy)

115 Daisy would make a fine First Lady.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 11:29 AM (kTF2Z)


Not a historic first though, I'm afraid. We've already had a Moulting-American First Lady: Mrs. Lyndon Johnson.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 11:31 AM (Dj0WE)

116
Bizarre tale of Death Row killer who married his lawyer to come to an end next month

http://goo.gl/NP9UXs

Not a lawyer but a paralegal. And about time they executed this guy. So many people knew he was murdering women and did nothing.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 11:33 AM (iQIUe)

117 Daisy Duke?

Daisy Ridley?


Daisy Red Ryder!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:33 AM (TFV0D)

118 Looks like everyone got the flock out of here.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 11:33 AM (kTF2Z)

119 Old leftist hotness: White people have too much white privilege, their lives are too easy and they need to be brought down a few notches (White Privilege 1.0).

New(er) leftist hotness: White liberals need free education, debt forgiveness, free health care, and minimum wage far above their actual worth because that is what white liberals in Sweden or Denmark or someplace have. (White Privilege 2.0).

Does WP2.0 completely negate WP 1.0? Or are White People still too privileged but entitled to even more but must feel even more guilty? Very confusing. Maybe the new prog demigod Bernie Sanders could shed some light on this.

Posted by: Hand of Count Petofi at December 28, 2015 11:33 AM (1BQGO)

120 Looks like everyone got the flock out of here.



They flew the coop.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:34 AM (TFV0D)

121 They are watching Howard the Duck

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 11:35 AM (FkBIv)

122
Daisy Duck was pretty hawt in her day.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 11:35 AM (iQIUe)

123 Daisy at Orlando.

Her wings wide.

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 11:35 AM (MQEz6)

124 Howard the Duck, Tim Robbins only good movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 11:36 AM (wOdHk)

125
"I got a little hot and I passed out for a moment":

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 11:30 AM (kdS6q)
__________________________________

Another light weight....

*hic*


Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 28, 2015 11:37 AM (HSmrB)

126 Beware the Ruptured Duck

Posted by: Ted Lawson at December 28, 2015 11:37 AM (FkBIv)

127 The cleric acting as spokesman for the San Bernardino mosque where
terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook worshipped claims he barely knew Farook and
didn't know his terrorist wife at all. But phone records and other
evidence uncovered by federal investigators cast suspicion on his story.




So ... he was just a guy in the neighborhood, amirite?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 11:38 AM (oKE6c)

128 This threads about to head south for the winter.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 11:38 AM (kTF2Z)

129 So how come the media finds out all this shit on the SB jihadis but the feds do not?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 11:41 AM (iQIUe)

130 "NO more Jagger for me. That shit will give you a hangover!

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 11:11 AM (jJRIy)"

Jagger hangovers are bad but Keith Richards hangovers are the ones that are really dangerous.

Posted by: Zombies at December 28, 2015 11:41 AM (1BQGO)

131 Either Golden Isis needs to be suddenly discovered to become an instant runaway best seller, or I need to win the lottery. Or both.

Two of these cels I know were used in the opening for the TV series.
https://www.rinkya.com/en/auction-w128440477?dollar=part

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 11:41 AM (wOdHk)

132 If that Perdue guy feeds me any more of those pedals I am going to puke.

Posted by: The Chicken at December 28, 2015 11:42 AM (jJRIy)

133 Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 10:55 AM (AC18V)

The cover photo insured I would never watch that.

The dirty secret of current feminism is that they *hate* being female. They are the living embodiment of G-d's curse "Your desire will be for the man" (which literally meant women's longing would be for the male role).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 28, 2015 11:42 AM (GDulk)

134
Disco Duck anyone?

Posted by: Rick Dees at December 28, 2015 11:43 AM (HSmrB)

135
Howard the Duck, Tim Robbins only good movie.
Posted by: Anna Puma



Tapeheads.

Disagree -- and we are enemies for life.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 11:43 AM (kdS6q)

136
The only film left I want to see is Son of Saul. Trumbo was garbage and they will get away with that revisionist shit. The Hwd 10 were nasty arrogant aholes. They took their orders directly from Commintern. The American people had the right to know this.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 11:43 AM (iQIUe)

137 Camille Pissarro evidently didn't know that snow has nothing to do with sunsets, in Eragny, or anyplace else. It's the rotation of the Earth.


In other words, nice painting, lame title.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2015 11:43 AM (UsLZp)

138 The dirty secret of current feminism is that they
*hate* being female. They are the living embodiment of G-d's curse "Your
desire will be for the man" (which literally meant women's longing
would be for the male role).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 28, 2015 11:42 AM (GDulk)


WHAT??

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at December 28, 2015 11:44 AM (oKE6c)

139
I'm too lazy to look but was there any predictions that this was going
to be a warm wet December? You know from something like the farmers
almanac or people that actually research this stuff? Not the "reading
the bones" global warming nuts.

Posted by: Buzzion at December 28, 2015 11:08 AM (z/Ubi)

I read that it was dependent on the strength of the EL NINO!

Posted by: BignJames at December 28, 2015 11:44 AM (HtUkt)

140 Count Duckula?

https://youtu.be/g9ZVWMPuZ2c

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 11:44 AM (wOdHk)

141 Daisy Ridley. She's got it all.

Sorry, Keira Knightley. You have been replaced in my fantasy league.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 11:45 AM (KCQo0)

142 127 The cleric acting as spokesman for the San Bernardino mosque where
terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook worshipped claims he barely knew Farook and
didn't know his terrorist wife at all. But phone records and other
evidence uncovered by federal investigators cast suspicion on his story.

So ... he was just a guy in the neighborhood, amirite?
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 11:38 AM (oKE6c)
--------

They get radicalized IN THE MOSQUE.

The killers...get radicalized...>>...the mosque.

Do you need me to etch you a sketch? Must I spell it out? Would you be aided by seeing that sentence formatted as a list?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 11:47 AM (xuouz)

143 I figured we'd have a memorial thread for Meadowlark Lemon this morning.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 11:07 AM (RU5ki)


He died? Damn. I remember seeing him with the Globetrotters when they played in Vancouver, B.C. back when I was in high school.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2015 11:48 AM (UsLZp)

144 Disco Duck anyone?


10-4 Rubber Duck! Hammer down, hammer down!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:48 AM (TFV0D)

145 Oh no, my ignorant usage of >'s and <'s ate itself

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 11:48 AM (xuouz)

146 My cousin who lives in Fort Worth has seen more of winter than I have so far this winter. Irony abounds.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 11:49 AM (ry4ab)

147 Oh no, my ignorant usage of >'s and 's & <'s, right?

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 28, 2015 11:49 AM (9krrF)

148 Harumph.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 28, 2015 11:49 AM (9krrF)

149 exdem13, check out my post #131... but hide your credit card first.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 11:49 AM (wOdHk)

150 I read that it was dependent on the strength of the EL NINO!


Posted by: BignJames at December 28, 2015 11:44 AM (HtUkt)


That's right. If El Nino is strong, then it rain. Unless the Boogie Man gets him.
I love these kinds of predictions, which boil down to "If it rains, it will rain. If not, not," which prognosticators dress up by introducing an intermediate variable, in this case El Nino.
Bottom line: I doubt very much that they have the faintest idea what's going to happen. They're like stock touts: stake out an extreme position. If it's wrong, no one will remember. If it's right, you look like a genius. Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 11:50 AM (oKE6c)

151 The dirty secret of current feminism is that they *hate* being female. They are the living embodiment of G-d's curse "Your
desire will be for the man" (which literally meant women's longing would be for the male role).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette



IOW, penis envy.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:50 AM (TFV0D)

152 I'm too lazy to look but was there any predictions that this was going
to be a warm wet December? You know from something like the farmers
almanac or people that actually research this stuff? Not the "reading
the bones" global warming nuts.


Joe Bastardi over at weatherbell.com has been saying warm December, damn cold January-February for at least the last few months.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2015 11:50 AM (YEelc)

153 147 Oh no, my ignorant usage of >'s and 's &
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 28, 2015 11:49 AM (9krrF)

Careful with those damn tags! You could blow us all to hell, or worse!

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 11:50 AM (xuouz)

154 Really, closing out the year dodging the Barrel.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 28, 2015 11:50 AM (9krrF)

155 Ah. Art Thread. I'll point out that today is the anniversary of Puccini's birth.

Not everyone was admiring, music critics are a nasty lot:

In La Bohème, silly and inconsequential incidents and dialogues... are daubed over with splotches of instrumental color without reason
and without effect, except for the creation of a sense of boisterous excitement and confusion. In his proclamation of passion, Puccini is more successful as soon as he can become strenuous; but even here the expression is superficial and depends upon strident phrases pounded out by hitting each note a blow on the head as it escapes the mouths of singers or the accompanying instruments. - H.E. Krehbiel (1854-1923)(New York Tribune, 27 December 1900)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 11:50 AM (RrDm2)

156 Haha that's two. Do I get two purple hearts?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 11:51 AM (xuouz)

157 They get radicalized IN THE MOSQUE.



The killers...get radicalized...>>...the mosque.



Do you need me to etch you a sketch? Must I spell it out? Would you be aided by seeing that sentence formatted as a list?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 11:47 AM (xuouz)

But ... but ... how can that be? Islam is the religion of peace! I'm confused.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 11:51 AM (oKE6c)

158 I haven't felt like such a new bee in a long time.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 11:51 AM (xuouz)

159 Careful with those damn tags! You could blow us all to hell, or worse!

It sure obliterated my actual comment. Probably because I mixed ampersands in.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 28, 2015 11:52 AM (9krrF)

160 111
CNN's Poppy Harlow Passes Out Live On-Air
___________________________________

Hung over much?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 11:52 AM (KCQo0)

161 I'm too lazy to look but was there any predictions that this was going to be a warm wet December? You know from something like the farmers almanac
-------------

Yes. This was all predicted back in late summer.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 11:52 AM (RrDm2)

162 They get radicalized IN THE MOSQUE.



The killers...get radicalized...>>...the mosque.



Do you need me to etch you a sketch? Must I spell it out? Would you be aided by seeing that sentence formatted as a list?
-----------

But...but...religion of peace!!!

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 11:52 AM (ry4ab)

163 Bottom line: I doubt very much that they have the faintest idea what's going to happen. They're like stock touts: stake out an extreme position. If it's wrong, no one will remember. If it's right, you look like a genius. Rinse. Lather. Repeat.



TV Weatherman.
Only job where you can be wrong 80% of the time and still keep your job.
(And in Texas, just change the date on the rubber stamp daily for June - August)

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:53 AM (TFV0D)

164 It sure obliterated my actual comment. Probably because I mixed ampersands in.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 28, 2015 11:52 AM (9krrF)

I'm sitting here appreciating NY Giant Jason Pierre-Paul's plight in a new light. And rhyming. I think it's the adrenaline.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 11:53 AM (xuouz)

165
CNN's Poppy Harlow Passes Out Live On-Air

Hung over much?
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot




She's preggers. It's a woman thing, one assumes.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 11:54 AM (kdS6q)

166 152
I'm too lazy to look but was there any predictions that this was going

to be a warm wet December? You know from something like the farmers

almanac or people that actually research this stuff? Not the "reading

the bones" global warming nuts.

Joe Bastardi over at weatherbell.com has been saying warm December, damn cold January-February for at least the last few months.
--------------
That is probably going to be it, yeah. Make a mockery of "White Christmas", then hit us like the Witch-King of Angmar in the new year. In a month or so this will be a fond memory.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 11:54 AM (ry4ab)

Posted by: Deadowlark Lemon at December 28, 2015 11:54 AM (QWiro)

168 Really, closing out the year dodging the Barrel.



Valuable skill come the emburning times!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:55 AM (TFV0D)

169 TV Weatherman.

Only job where you can be wrong 80% of the time and still keep your job.

(And in Texas, just change the date on the rubber stamp daily for June - August)

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:53 AM (TFV0D)


Easiest job in the world, other than being a CPUSA stooge President: TV weatherman in SoCal. "Tomorrow will be sunny and 70 degrees."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 11:55 AM (oKE6c)

170 Al Jazeera is the network of peace.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 28, 2015 11:55 AM (U6f54)

171 TV Weatherman.

Only job where you can be wrong 80% of the time and still keep your job.>>>

Well there is also the Congress and IRS...

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2015 11:56 AM (XtAzU)

172 Chloe Eragny is hot. Loved her on Big Love.

Posted by: Deadowlark Lemon at December 28, 2015 11:56 AM (QWiro)

173 170 Al Jazeera is the network of peace.
Posted by: the littl shyning man at December 28, 2015 11:55 AM (U6f54)

Unfortunately for them, they've pissed off the states of Indiana AND Colorado.

They're going to have fat potheads after them in droves. Online. Such a war of words it will be.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 11:56 AM (xuouz)

174 Easiest job in the world, other than being a CPUSA stooge President: TV weatherman in SoCal. "Tomorrow will be sunny and 70 degrees."

It's not quite that easy. They have to do the surf report, too.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2015 11:57 AM (YEelc)

175 I don't actually mind if it gets really crappy Jan/Feb . .. that's to be expected. At least the days will be getting longer and my kids don't play basketball or swim . . . I hate when we have nasty winter in the last part of autumn, ugh! I'm mentally prepared for our usual series of ice storms now

Posted by: YesThatBlackOrchid at December 28, 2015 11:57 AM (Vz7fy)

176 I hope You all had a great Christmas! looks like the World is still f**ked though....

Posted by: donna at December 28, 2015 11:57 AM (/dSsq)

177 That is probably going to be it, yeah. Make a mockery of "White Christmas", then hit us like the Witch-King of Angmar in the new year. In a month or so this will be a fond memory.


I told friends who mocked Texas weather, "Ha! White Christmas @ 75 degrees!", not to.
Next day - F4 tornado.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 11:58 AM (TFV0D)

178 155
In La Bohème, silly and inconsequential incidents and dialogues...
are daubed over with splotches of instrumental color without reason

and without effect, except for the creation of a sense of boisterous
excitement and confusion. In his proclamation of passion, Puccini is
more successful as soon as he can become strenuous; but even here the
expression is superficial and depends upon strident phrases pounded out
by hitting each note a blow on the head as it escapes the mouths of
singers or the accompanying instruments. - H.E. Krehbiel (1854-1923)(New
York Tribune, 27 December 1900)
--------------------
It goes to show critics knew jack-all about popular preferences in entertainment back then too.

I read a lot of reviews for The Force Awakens recently. Three kinds:
1. I'm 10 years old again, whee!! (Rarest and probably most honest.)
2. Fawning syncophancy that nitpicks details but professes love overall.
3. Strained approval with a defensive undertone, sort of like a statement appeasing a lynch mob.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 11:59 AM (ry4ab)

179 Here in NorCal We're still waiting for that El Nino....... They keep saying it's coming and yet there is no rain..... January doesn't look promising either....

Posted by: donna at December 28, 2015 12:00 PM (/dSsq)

180 I remember Disco Duck. And Convoy.

Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 12:00 PM (kiy9d)

181 I remember Disco Duck. And Convoy.

If You are talking about bad songs how about Muskrat Love...

Posted by: donna at December 28, 2015 12:01 PM (/dSsq)

182 176
I hope You all had a great Christmas! looks like the World is still f**ked though....

--------

There were still a lot of irate taxpayers in Bethlehem the day after Baby Jesus was born. But somehow things had gotten better just the same.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 12:03 PM (ry4ab)

183
I remember Disco Duck. And Convoy.


I'm so very, very sorry to hear that. Perhaps some booze would help kill those particular brain cells?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2015 12:03 PM (YEelc)

184 I love Muskrat Love. Being a kid in the 70s was great!

Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 12:04 PM (kiy9d)

185 181 I remember Disco Duck. And Convoy.

If You are talking about bad songs how about Muskrat Love...
Posted by: donna at December 28, 2015 12:01 PM (/dSsq)
***
Ha! Pikers, you are...


Tom-Tom Club - Genius of Love.

Terrible, and catchy as hell

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 28, 2015 12:04 PM (Wu2k4)

186
Sources in the Trump camp say they will soon launch a major ad blitz that could cost at least $2 million a week, and possibly several times that.

The initial wave of ads will focus on Trumps vision and his stance on key issues. But that could change if any GOP rivals target him with negative commercials. If you attack Trump, he will attack you 10 times as hard, an adviser says. We will not allow any attack to go unanswered.

Some pundits have expressed skepticism that Trump really wants to dig deeply into his personal fortune, but these sources insist he is ready to do just that -- perhaps as much as $100 million for advertising overall. Our Super PAC, says the adviser, is Donald Trumps bank account.

FoxNews



I slam the door -- boom!
When I come into the bedroom -- wham bam!
Cause I'm the king of the castle -- na na na

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 12:04 PM (kdS6q)

187 And Short People.

Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 12:04 PM (kiy9d)

188
If You are talking about bad songs how about Muskrat Love...

Posted by: donna at December 28, 2015 12:01 PM (/dSsq)
_______________________________

Hey,, what did I ever do to you?

Posted by: Rick Dees at December 28, 2015 12:04 PM (HSmrB)

189 177
That is probably going to be it, yeah. Make a mockery of "White
Christmas", then hit us like the Witch-King of Angmar in the new year.
In a month or so this will be a fond memory.





I told friends who mocked Texas weather, "Ha! White Christmas @ 75 degrees!", not to.

Next day - F4 tornado.

------------
Yeah, scary stuff, that. St. Louis turned into a winter holiday canoe trip too by some accounts. Here by the banks of great Miami it has rained 4 days straight.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 12:04 PM (ry4ab)

190 It goes to show critics knew jack-all about popular preferences in entertainment back then too.
-------------

Yes. By way of contrast, someone who was *very* much in touch with populist opinion said:

"Men die and governments change, but the songs of La Bohème will live forever. " - Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:05 PM (RrDm2)

191 181
I remember Disco Duck. And Convoy.



If You are talking about bad songs how about Muskrat Love...
-----
There are too many bad Seventies songs to list in one thread.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 12:06 PM (ry4ab)

192 Art book missing from collection of Nobutero Yuki, must close tab...

https://www.rinkya.com/en/auction-l326597964?dollar=part

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:06 PM (wOdHk)

193 It goes to show critics knew jack-all about popular preferences in entertainment back then too.

I read a lot of reviews for The Force Awakens recently. Three kinds:
1. I'm 10 years old again, whee!! (Rarest and probably most honest.)
2. Fawning syncophancy that nitpicks details but professes love overall.
3. Strained approval with a defensive undertone, sort of like a statement appeasing a lynch mob.
Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 11:59 AM (ry4ab)


I've decided the medium itself, the 90 minute to 2 hour self-contained story, doesn't really appeal to me anymore. I find myself, even when I like a movie, looking at the clock so I will have some idea when this thing will be wrapped up.


It might have something to do with modern movie making, with all its wizbang special effects, but it's more than that. I know it's mostly me, and I'm fine with that.


This Star Wars hoopla appeals to me, not even just a little.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:06 PM (Dj0WE)

194 Why wouldn't Trump go deep and wide with his own money to score a library with his name on it?

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 28, 2015 12:06 PM (kZVsz)

195 BULLSHIT!

Yes, you can now buy bulletin on Amazon.


http://tinyurl.com/grfgdom

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 28, 2015 12:07 PM (Nwg0u)

196 I love Muskrat Love. Being a kid in the 70s was great!
Posted by: Beth M
-----------------

'Lawyers in Love'

Posted by: Jackson Browne at December 28, 2015 12:07 PM (RrDm2)

197 Being a kid in the 70s was great!

Unless you happened to be on that one bus in Chowchilla.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2015 12:07 PM (YEelc)

198 Daisy Ridley. She's got it all.

Sorry, Keira Knightley. You have been replaced in my fantasy league.



Lindy Booth.

That is all.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 12:08 PM (LUgeY)

199 Looks at date. Holy schmit! I have to hit the road to
Arizona tomorrow if I want to be there New Year's eve.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2015 12:08 PM (UsLZp)

200 Any song by Nancy Sinatra.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:08 PM (RrDm2)

201 [snicker]

All Sharptoon says racist Rahm Emmanuel has got to go.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 28, 2015 12:09 PM (Nwg0u)

202 I take it she HE was an impressionist?

Usually when the painting is blurrier with my glasses on than off it's impressionism.

Not bad though.


*I looked the artist up. I wish the French would stop with the female names for guys. and since when is Danish French a nationality?*

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at December 28, 2015 12:09 PM (Xo1Rt)

203 Morning, Glories, except in the Eastern Time Zone where it's past morning already.

Woke up to all that saturation of rain frozen on top, with a light layer of snow on top. Went back to bed. Woke up to more snow, but still not a lot.

Just looks dangerous. May have to stay home today, despite so many post-Christmas Monday chores to do.

And I missed the first two threads of the day. Probably just had no good news anyway.

Carry on.

Posted by: mindful webworker - under ice at December 28, 2015 12:09 PM (4Hf9E)

204 And .... AoP starts to sing "Oh the road again, can't wait to get on the road again."

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:09 PM (wOdHk)

205
You can ring my bell,el,el, ring my bell.

Posted by: Anita Ward at December 28, 2015 12:10 PM (HSmrB)

206 Live by the crisis, die by the crisis.

He can now spend more time with his family and his ballet shoes.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at December 28, 2015 12:10 PM (Xo1Rt)

207 200
Any song by Nancy Sinatra.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:08 PM (RrDm2)

Hammer, you have lost your mind. BUT those hot go go boots were nice.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 12:10 PM (jJRIy)

208 I've decided the medium itself, the 90 minute to 2 hour self-contained story, doesn't really appeal to me anymore. I find myself, even when I like a movie, looking at the clock so I will have some idea when this thing will be wrapped up.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:06 PM (Dj0WE)

I know what you mean. TV shows confound me. Who has time for it? Who's interested?

But I also know that it's me and my minute attention span that makes me feel that way. I can happily spend 4 hours doing something that takes 2-5 minutes over and over again, but.

Wait. Not like that.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 12:11 PM (xuouz)

209 Bad song? Try "Let Her In" by John Travolta.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 12:11 PM (KCQo0)

210 C'mon back, Teddy Bear.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 12:11 PM (LUgeY)

211 Being a kid in the 70s was great!


Well, for you maybe.

Posted by: Janis Ian at December 28, 2015 12:12 PM (8ZskC)

212 How about any song by Cher....

Posted by: donna at December 28, 2015 12:12 PM (/dSsq)

213 And .... AoP starts to sing "Oh the road again, can't wait to get on the road again."

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:09 PM (wOdHk)


Well, going from where there is snow, and 15° F temps to where there is none, and shirt-sleeve weather does hold some attractions.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2015 12:12 PM (UsLZp)

214
Zac Efron's Mom Gave Him a Box of Edible D1cks for Christmas: PHOTO

https://www.instagram.com/zacefron/

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 12:12 PM (kdS6q)

215 http://tinyurl.com/ccekc3a

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 12:12 PM (jJRIy)

216 Gypsies, tramps and thieves.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at December 28, 2015 12:12 PM (Xo1Rt)

217 195
BULLSHIT!


Yes, you can now buy bulletin on Amazon.


http://tinyurl.com/grfgdom
-------------
Yes people, you can actually, literally, buy shit on Amazon.
"And I think to myself/what a wonderful world."

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 12:13 PM (ry4ab)

218 179 Here in NorCal We're still waiting for that El Nino....... They keep saying it's coming and yet there is no rain..... January doesn't look promising either....
Posted by: donna at December 28, 2015 12:00 PM (/dSsq)



Well, you see, it's simple. If El Nino comes, it will rain. If it doesn't, it won't.


That's my prediction, and it's 100% reliable. It'll either rain, or not.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:13 PM (oKE6c)

219 Lindy Booth.

That is all.
__________________________

She is a ginger, which is huge in my book.

But can she handle a staff, claymoor or light sabre?

In any event, well played, sir.

Well played.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 12:14 PM (KCQo0)

220 Did they ever get any better information on those 1000 or 2000 "youths" who caused the mall in Kentucky to close?

I wonder if they were Asian or possibly Hispanic?

Posted by: jwest at December 28, 2015 12:14 PM (Zs4uk)

221 In honor of Bruce Jenner, this year El Nino will be known as La Nina and we should all honor its courage.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 12:14 PM (8ZskC)

222
That's my prediction, and it's 100% reliable. It'll either rain, or not.
It's better than the forecasters.....

Posted by: donna at December 28, 2015 12:14 PM (/dSsq)

223 Well, going from where there is snow, and 15 F temps to where there is
none, and shirt-sleeve weather does hold some attractions.


I'll have you know it hasn't been that great here, mister. I've seen people actually wearing long-sleeved shirts lately because it's been so cold.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2015 12:14 PM (YEelc)

224 Yes. By way of contrast, someone who was *very* much in touch with populist opinion said:



"Men die and governments change, but the songs of La Bohème will
live forever. " -
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:05 PM (RrDm2)


Of course, Edison was deaf, so there's that.
It's kind of like Stevie Wonder agreeing with liberals that Mooch is the most beautiful woman in the world.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:14 PM (oKE6c)

225 That's my prediction, and it's 100% reliable. It'll either rain, or not.

Tonight's forecast is dark. Widely scattered darkness early, then turning to complete darkness later on.

Posted by: The Hippy Dippy Weatherman at December 28, 2015 12:14 PM (LUgeY)

226 Well, you see, it's simple. If El Nino comes, it will rain. If it doesn't, it won't.


That's my prediction, and it's 100% reliable. It'll either rain, or not.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:13 PM (oKE6c)


Hmmm, I think I feel a play coming on...

Posted by: zombie Samuel Beckett at December 28, 2015 12:15 PM (UsLZp)

227 For anime/manga/game fans, Anime Expo in California next year will have Yoshitaka Amano as their guest.

http://www.anime-expo.org/first-guest-announcement-for-ax-2016/

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:15 PM (wOdHk)

228 I'll have you know it hasn't been that great here,
mister. I've seen people actually wearing long-sleeved shirts lately
because it's been so cold.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2015 12:14 PM (YEelc)

I had to change out of shorts the other day. Whassup with that?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:15 PM (oKE6c)

229 For anime/manga/game fans, Anime Expo in California next year will have Yoshitaka Amano as their guest.


I thought we shot down his plane in WWII.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 12:16 PM (8ZskC)

230
I remember Disco Duck. And Convoy.



If You are talking about bad songs how about Muskrat Love...

--

I have SiriusXM in my car and this weekend, on the 70s station, I heard "The Streak" for the first time in I don't know how long. Mr. Black knew waaay too many of the lyrics. It was...worrisome.

Speaking of the 70s, does anyone remember when The Lord's Prayer was a radio hit by a couple of nuns(?), I think? I can still hear the tune it was set to. Let's just say, I doubt it would ever get air play today.

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 28, 2015 12:16 PM (pVkEV)

231 Hmmm, I think I feel a play coming on...

Posted by: zombie Samuel Beckett at December 28, 2015 12:15 PM (UsLZp)


Call someone if it lasts more than four hours.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:16 PM (oKE6c)

232 I got to watch both Sonny and Cher and Johnny Cash shows. Even watched some Hee Haw.

Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 12:16 PM (kiy9d)

233 I'll have you know it hasn't been that great here, mister. I've seen people actually wearing long-sleeved shirts lately because it's been so cold.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2015 12:14 PM (YEelc)


I will just have to tough it out, I guess.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2015 12:16 PM (UsLZp)

234 Hey, that painting is all dots, LOL.

Posted by: bour3 at December 28, 2015 12:16 PM (5x3+2)

235 Still snowing here in OKC. At least the wind is winding down. Y'all east of here, have fun in this shit.

Posted by: Soona at December 28, 2015 12:16 PM (Fmupd)

236
On the cover of the rollin' stone...

Posted by: Dr. Hook at December 28, 2015 12:17 PM (HSmrB)

237 Speaking of the 70s, does anyone remember when The
Lord's Prayer was a radio hit by a couple of nuns(?), I think? I can
still hear the tune it was set to. Let's just say, I doubt it would ever
get air play today.


Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 28, 2015 12:16 PM (pVkEV)

That wasn't the ear worm with the refrain "Dominique ... ique ... ique" was it?

God how I hated that song.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:17 PM (oKE6c)

238 There are too many bad Seventies songs to list in one thread.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 12:06 PM (ry4ab)

Remember all the melodramatic ones? "Indiana Wants Me" "Run, Joey, Run" "Joey Don't Be a Hero." Misunderstood Bad Boy comes to Tragic End.

There was one song, I can't recall the name of it, that consisted of a father and son fighting over the son's hair, lack of a job, etc. The hippie son O.D's and the father gets the phone call at the end of the song. Of course, its' all his fault his kid is dead because dad didn't understand him. I think the refrain was something like "Things get a little easier once you understand."

Made me cry when I was about 13 and felt so misunderstood myself. It was a terrible piece of dreck.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:17 PM (u0lmX)

239 $250,000 fine in NYC for a landlord that addresses a tranny without using THEIR pronoun of preference.

I kid you not, the Inmates are running the asylum and the doctors were nuts before this so . .

the Perfect Shit Storm in New York governance; Mafia backed cretin in the Governorship and a stupid commie as Mayor of NYC.

Leave people. leave now before they close the gates.

They'll bug you for money for years after but at least you'll be FREE.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at December 28, 2015 12:17 PM (Xo1Rt)

240 Oh yes. The Streak. And then came Dr. Demento I discovered in middle school. Fish Heads!

Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 12:18 PM (kiy9d)

241 240 Oh yes. The Streak. And then came Dr. Demento I discovered in middle school. Fish Heads

Eat Um up Yum....

Posted by: donna at December 28, 2015 12:18 PM (/dSsq)

242 I know what you mean. TV shows confound me. Who has time for it? Who's interested?

But I also know that it's me and my minute attention span that makes me feel that way. I can happily spend 4 hours doing something that takes 2-5 minutes over and over again, but.

Wait. Not like that.
Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 12:11 PM (xuouz)


I actually prefer tv shows these days, because the story unfolds more slowly. Somehow it feels more natural to me.


If it's done right, that is. There aren't that many that are.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:18 PM (Dj0WE)

243 Damn autocucumber is trying to clean up my act!

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 28, 2015 12:19 PM (Nwg0u)

244 Donna the one I remember most is Wildfire. Sob.

Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 12:19 PM (kiy9d)

245 All Sharptoon says racist Rahm Emmanuel has got to go.

--

There are few things funner than witnessing lefty cannibalism.

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 28, 2015 12:19 PM (pVkEV)

246 Safe trip AoP and don't melt.

That was Yamamoto Isoroku...

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:19 PM (wOdHk)

247 Donna the one I remember most is Wildfire. Sob.

Dang, did You have to mention that one? Sob....

Posted by: donna at December 28, 2015 12:20 PM (/dSsq)

248 realDonaldTrump
If Hillary thinks she can unleash her husband with is terrible record of women abuse while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong.
===========
This should be interesting...


NOw you've done it, now you've really done it. We're DOOMED

Posted by: GOPe political pros, crapping their diapers at December 28, 2015 12:20 PM (yvwr7)

249 Here's a golden oldie

Dominique (by Debbie Reynolds in Englais)

Not the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qkq0Ncf32cs

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 12:20 PM (LUgeY)

250 $250,000 fine in NYC for a landlord that addresses a tranny without using THEIR pronoun of preference.



You can ignore them for free.

Or, "rent's due by Friday ".

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 12:20 PM (TFV0D)

251 238 That would be "Billy Don't Be a Hero"

Posted by: MAx at December 28, 2015 12:20 PM (LAliD)

252 Heh. The Streak.

Ethel! Get back here! Ethel, put your clothes back on!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 12:20 PM (kTF2Z)

253
197: Blanco.

bringin the memories.

Wonder what the bus driver was playing on the radio.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at December 28, 2015 12:20 PM (hk5Mp)

254 "Weird" Al still tours. If you haven't seen him, you should.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 28, 2015 12:21 PM (kZVsz)

255 "consisted of a father and son fighting over the son's hair, lack of a job"

George Thorogood "Get a Haircut and get a real job", fun, funny, happy ending.

Posted by: Pierrer3312 at December 28, 2015 12:21 PM (QjabV)

256 Jeff Beck:

"Going Down"

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at December 28, 2015 12:21 PM (hk5Mp)

257 That wasn't the ear worm with the refrain "Dominique ... ique ... ique" was it?

God how I hated that song.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:17 PM (oKE6c)


I just Binged it - it WAS that poxy song.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:21 PM (oKE6c)

258 That wasn't the ear worm with the refrain "Dominique ... ique ... ique" was it?

God how I hated that song.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:17 PM (oKE6c)

That one wasn't 70's, it was early-mid '60's. And yeah, it probably drove some people to Satan worship.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:22 PM (u0lmX)

259
Remember all the melodramatic ones?
Posted by: Donna



Oh, Ruby

Don't take your love to town

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 12:22 PM (kdS6q)

260 Hammer, you have lost your mind. BUT those hot go go boots were nice.
Posted by: Nip
----------------

Could be worse, I could have lost an ear.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:22 PM (RrDm2)

261 Yes. By way of contrast, someone who was *very* much in touch with populist opinion said:

"Men die and governments change, but the songs of La Bohme will
live forever. " -
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:05 PM (RrDm2)

Of course, Edison was deaf, so there's that.
It's kind of like Stevie Wonder agreeing with liberals that Mooch is the most beautiful woman in the world.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:14 PM (oKE6c)


And that prediction... well, not much better than our weathermen. I couldn't tell you what La Bohemie is to save my life.


Twenty years from now, do you believe ANY form of classical music is going to have a wide enough audience to justify city funded orchestras and opera companies?


I don't see this current generation giving a flying fig.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:23 PM (Dj0WE)

262 Jay Guevara, disregard last transmission.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 12:23 PM (LUgeY)

263 Remember all the melodramatic ones?
Posted by: Donna



"I Learned the Truth at Seventeen." They had to stop playing it on the radio because of all the listener suicides.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 12:23 PM (8ZskC)

264 There are few things funner than witnessing lefty cannibalism.


Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 28, 2015 12:19 PM (pVkEV)


Cannibalism? Cannibalism??
Denounce yourself immediately!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:23 PM (oKE6c)

265 Posted by: Pierrer3312 at December 28, 2015 12:21 PM (QjabV)

No, the one I'm thinking of wasn't a Thorogood song.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:23 PM (u0lmX)

266 I just Binged it - it WAS that poxy song.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:21 PM (oKE6c)


The original version was by some Belgian nun, who recorded as, get this, "The Singing Nun."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2015 12:23 PM (UsLZp)

267 I got a little change in my pocket going ching-a-ling-a-ling

Wanna call you on the telephone, baby, give you a ring

But each time we talk, I get the same old thing

Always, "No huggee, no kissee until I get a wedding ring"

My honey, my baby, don't put my love upon no shelf

She said, "Don't hand me no lines and keep your hands to yourself"



Ooh, baby, baby, baby, why you gonna treat me this way?

You know I'm still your loverboy, I still feel the same way

That's when she told me a story 'bout free milk and a cow

And said, "No huggee, no kissee until I get a wedding vow"

My honey, my baby, don't put my love upon no shelf

She said, "Don't hand me no lines and keep your hands to yourself"



You see, I wanted her real bad and I was about to give in

That's when she started talking about true love, started talking about sin

I said, "Honey, I'll live with you for the rest of my life"

She said, "No huggee, no kissee until you make me a wife"

My honey, my baby, don't put my love upon no shelf

She said, "Don't hand me no lines and keep your hands to yourself"

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at December 28, 2015 12:24 PM (Xo1Rt)

268
251 238 That would be "Billy Don't Be a Hero"
Posted by: MAx at December 28, 2015 12:20 PM (LAliD)


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I thought that was about a guy going to Vietnam.

Posted by: Soona at December 28, 2015 12:24 PM (Fmupd)

269 Another Dr. Demento
Dead Puppies aren't much fun

Posted by: Bruce at December 28, 2015 12:24 PM (8ikIW)

270 I have a sister-in-law who was speaking at some social worker's conference, where Gammy-drunk-drunks also spoke.

She told me about how Hillary! talked all about how much her husband had done for women. And the SiL saw absolutely no irony in that.

There is some serious problems with contradictory/inconsistent views amongst the left. Much like the whole "women deserve the right to be believed" while at the same time saying they believe in innocent until proven guilty.

But, we live in stupid and unserious times.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 28, 2015 12:24 PM (kZVsz)

271 There are too many bad Seventies songs to list in one thread.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 12:06 PM (ry4ab)

-----

"Sky rockets in flight.
A-a-a-a a-a-a-a-a.... Afternoon delight."

*drops mic*
*walks off stage*

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 12:24 PM (8XRCm)

272 Yeah all the "adult contemporary" songs about love and cheating.

Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 12:25 PM (kiy9d)

273 184
I love Muskrat Love. Being a kid in the 70s was great!

Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 12:04 PM
+++++++

Fershur.

How many broken lamps, bloody noses and bruises were suffered as a result of kids listening, physically, to 'Kung Fu Fighting'? Lots, I would bet.

Posted by: oddnot not liking these times at December 28, 2015 12:25 PM (g1MTt)

274 Baby, baby don't get hooked on me

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 28, 2015 12:25 PM (BshFB)

275 Hillarys! favorite? One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer.... hic...

Posted by: donna at December 28, 2015 12:25 PM (/dSsq)

276 "I Learned the Truth at Seventeen." They had to stop playing it on the radio because of all the listener suicides.



aka, gene pool Clorox!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 12:25 PM (TFV0D)

277 That one wasn't 70's, it was early-mid '60's. And yeah, it probably drove some people to Satan worship.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:22 PM (u0lmX)

Yep. Per Wiki, the Singing Nun later killed herself (after becoming a lesbian). Still, small recompense for that inflicting that song on us.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:25 PM (oKE6c)

278 She said, "Don't hand me no lines and keep your hands to yourself"


Georgia Satellites. That was actually a pretty good song.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 12:25 PM (8ZskC)

279 Georgia Satellites. That was actually a pretty good song.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 12:25 PM (8ZskC)

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.... and not in the 70s

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 12:26 PM (8XRCm)

280 The original version was by some Belgian nun, who recorded as, get this, "The Singing Nun."
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2015 12:23 PM (UsLZp)


What a self-centered prima donna she had to be. ALL nuns were singing nuns, whether they could or not. It was in the job description.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:26 PM (Dj0WE)

281 You picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel.

Posted by: BignJames at December 28, 2015 12:26 PM (HtUkt)

282 About today's painting: Pissaro is underrated. At one point, Seurat talkedPissaro into taking a pointilist approach and Pissaro tried it for awhile but came away disappointed with the results he achieved, recognizing that colors appliedin such a waynegated each other more or often than not, creating adrab, tertiaryeffect, concluding only Seurat could do Seurat--and it's true: none of the later neo-impressionists using Seurat's method ever approached the master's achievements.

That said, Pissarro was up for anything. He would try any method or style or medium if he thought beautymight result.

Posted by: Lyric Page from 'Rug Munchers: The Musical at December 28, 2015 12:26 PM (UWlp+)

283 The 50's spawned a lot of tear-jerkers, 'Teen Angel' must certainly be the winner of that era.

Then, in the 60's there was 'Honey', by Bobby Goldsboro.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:26 PM (RrDm2)

284 Again, all I see are vaginas and boobs

Posted by: the patriarchy at December 28, 2015 12:26 PM (78awC)

285 240
Oh yes. The Streak. And then came Dr. Demento I discovered in middle school. Fish Heads!
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Doctor Demento is more about the silly, not the bad. For bad Seventies music there are the Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton wanna-bes, the Bay City Rollers, the disco tune of the week, the H.P. Lovecraft, that sort of thing.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 12:26 PM (ry4ab)

286 Off last week's sock. Geez.

Posted by: troyriser at December 28, 2015 12:26 PM (UWlp+)

287 Wonder what the bus driver was playing on the radio.

"School's Out" by Alice Cooper?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2015 12:27 PM (YEelc)

288 184

I love Muskrat Love. Being a kid in the 70s was great!



Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 12:04 PM
+++++++

Fershur.

How
many broken lamps, bloody noses and bruises were suffered as a result
of kids listening, physically, to 'Kung Fu Fighting'? Lots, I would bet.

--

We were the Clackers generation. We could withstand anything.

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 28, 2015 12:27 PM (pVkEV)

289 Did they ever get any better information on those 1000 or 2000 "youths" who caused the mall in Kentucky to close?

http://tinyurl.com/ppl572g

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 12:27 PM (FkBIv)

290 Ha, ha, ha, ha...stayin' alive.

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at December 28, 2015 12:27 PM (Jj/2n)

291 Cannibalism? Cannibalism??
Denounce yourself immediately!


I thought you'd never ax.

Timothy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGNdvKvbxYQ

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 12:27 PM (LUgeY)

292
S-A-T-U-R

D-A-Y Night

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 12:27 PM (8XRCm)

293 No, the one I'm thinking of wasn't a Thorogood song.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:23 PM (u0lmX)


I talked to some guys who had a rockabilly band here in Alberta. They got to open for George Thorogood when he was on tour. And they said he was a very classy guy who gave them a great deal of support and encouragement, in great contrast to some touring superstars who come off as jerks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2015 12:28 PM (UsLZp)

294 271 There are too many bad Seventies songs to list in one thread.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 12:06 PM (ry4ab)

-----

"Sky rockets in flight.
A-a-a-a a-a-a-a-a.... Afternoon delight."

*drops mic*
*walks off stage*



S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night!
-Bay City Rollers

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 12:28 PM (TFV0D)

295 The night Chicago died.

The night they drove old Dixie down.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 12:28 PM (kTF2Z)

296 Twenty years from now, do you believe ANY form of classical music is going to have a wide enough audience to justify city funded orchestras and opera companies?

I don't see this current generation giving a flying fig.


Their own generation's music is disposable, just like everything else. 100+ year old music? Fuhgeddaboutit.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 28, 2015 12:28 PM (9krrF)

297
Oh, Ruby

Don't take your love to town


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 12:22 PM (kdS6q)

But Ruby struck me as a song about a genuinely tragic situation - a paralyzed Vietnam vet who pleads with his wife/girlfriend not to leave him because she's the only thing he has left. That song was, IMO, very very well done (and the only popular song I can think of which expressed sympathy for Vietnam vets) and miles above crap like "Run, Joey, Run."

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:28 PM (u0lmX)

298 So, what I was getting at is I don't think Gammy Heaven Hill is going to have any trouble running on her whole woman schtick.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 28, 2015 12:28 PM (kZVsz)

299 245
All Sharptoon says racist Rahm Emmanuel has got to go.

--

There are few things funner than witnessing lefty cannibalism.


Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 28, 2015 12:19 PM (pVkEV)

Al is just an anti Semite, always has been. I give you this.

http://tinyurl.com/bo9cok6



Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 12:28 PM (jJRIy)

300 The Georgia Satellites bass player's wife used to cut my hair. Nice gal.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:28 PM (RrDm2)

301 The 50's spawned a lot of tear-jerkers, 'Teen Angel' must certainly be the winner of that era.


"Last Kiss." Pearl Jam covered it in '99.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 12:29 PM (8ZskC)

302 283
The 50's spawned a lot of tear-jerkers, 'Teen Angel' must certainly be the winner of that era.



Then, in the 60's there was 'Honey', by Bobby Goldsboro.

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Seventies pop absolutely full of downer tear-jerker songs. Bread made an entire career of them. And one fangirling song about Eric Clapton.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 12:29 PM (ry4ab)

303 290 Ha, ha, ha, ha...stayin' alive.
Posted by: Abe Vigoda at December 28, 2015 12:27 PM (Jj/2n)
***
Damned fine tune. Very workman-like in composition and execution, and doesnt pretend to be anything it's not.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 28, 2015 12:29 PM (Wu2k4)

304 There are too many bad Seventies songs to list in one thread.



Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 12:06 PM (ry4ab)



A friend of mine was bitching about the quality of current music, saying it was much better back then.


I told him he'd forgotten about all the shit that was generated then, and now, mercifully but deservedly, is forgotten.


My candidate for the very worst: "Yummy Yummy Yummy I got love in my tummy" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozqfOzqMvlQ


I almost swerved off the road a couple times lungeing for the radio to change stations when that came on.





Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:29 PM (oKE6c)

305 And in France, they are opening the archives on the Vichy era.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nvxoo8n

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:29 PM (wOdHk)

306 'You Picked a Bad Time to Leave me Lucille'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:29 PM (RrDm2)

307
Whoa my darling...

knock.three.times

on the ceiling if you want me....

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 12:29 PM (8XRCm)

308 Well, it SEEMED like the seventies to me.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger 1.0 and All That at December 28, 2015 12:30 PM (Xo1Rt)

309 Now for a very topical song: "Rock the Casbah." It should be Trump's campaign song. He'd be elected by acclamation.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:30 PM (oKE6c)

310 If the music industry was run like the government, the only thing we'd be listening to is .38 Special.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 28, 2015 12:30 PM (kZVsz)

311 The night Chicago died.

The night they drove old Dixie down.



Harper Valley PTA

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 12:30 PM (TFV0D)

312 Stand by Your Man!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 12:30 PM (TFV0D)

313 "Sky rockets in flight.
A-a-a-a a-a-a-a-a.... Afternoon delight."

*drops mic*
*walks off stage*
Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 12:24 PM (8XRCm)


Somewhat rescued by Michael Bluth and his niece Maebe singing it as a duet.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:31 PM (Dj0WE)

314 If the music industry was run like the government, the only thing we'd be listening to is .38 Special.
Posted by: Chupacabra at December 28, 2015 12:30 PM (kZVsz)

-----

So hold on loosely....

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 12:31 PM (8XRCm)

315
Oh where oh where, can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me.
She's gone to heaven, so I've got to be good.
So I can see my baby when i leave this world.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 12:31 PM (iQIUe)

316 Still unbeaten and untied as the all time worst pop song ever recorded, written, sung or ever thought about

I'm going to give you the chance to skip the rest of this comment to miss the song title

I'm telling you move along so this musical nightmare doesn't get stuck in your head

I'm not joking-move on

i know you sadists will hang around to see the name

You may even think that's not so bad and then it will sink in your skull and worm it's way down

Last chance

We Built This City on Rock and Roll

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 28, 2015 12:31 PM (BshFB)

317 than witnessing lefty cannibalism.

http://www.dumpaday.com/wp-content/
uploads/2011/04/oh-shit-moment-2-640x424.jpg

Lucy on left may be little guys mother or grandmother.

Posted by: DaveA at December 28, 2015 12:31 PM (DL2i+)

318 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:26 PM (RrDm2)

My in-law's traveling music was a "young love" oldies compilation that got dubbed the "everybody dies" music by John and his brothers. So the in-laws added a cassette of polka music to the mix. That may explained n a lot about my surviving b-i-l.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 28, 2015 12:32 PM (GDulk)

319 Daddy Dewdrop. Chick a Boom - 1971.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPStw1SzcQc

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 12:32 PM (LUgeY)

320 The seventies were the years of hypocrisy. It was when the 60's hippies found out that making money wasn't so bad after all.

Posted by: Soona at December 28, 2015 12:32 PM (Fmupd)

321 Heh. Puccini's birthday hijacks the thread.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:32 PM (RrDm2)

322 296 Twenty years from now, do you believe ANY form of classical music is going to have a wide enough audience to justify city funded orchestras and opera companies?

I don't see this current generation giving a flying fig.
**********************


The shutdown is already beginning. Prager talks about this every now and then. Opera companies, symphonies, etc. are struggling mightily as their donors die off.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 28, 2015 12:32 PM (vgIRn)

323 I watched Dolly playing Glastonbury in 2014 the other night. She's still amazing. She even talked openly about being a Christian. It was cool seeing the audience sing along.

Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 12:32 PM (kiy9d)

324 Parents started to sing a song called 'Open the door Richard' while visiting them so asked what was that... apparently it was a popular song at one point. And I suddenly understood why Yosemite Sam said "Notice I didn't say Richard" in that Bugs Bunny cartoon.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:32 PM (wOdHk)

325 We Built This City on Rock and Roll
Posted by: weirdflunky at December 28, 2015 12:31 PM (BshFB)

----


Hey.... keep your 80s crap outta my 70s earworm.

And git offa my lawn.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 12:33 PM (8XRCm)

326 The night they drove old Dixie down.


A great song......The Band was one of the best acts OF ALL TIME1

Posted by: BignJames at December 28, 2015 12:33 PM (HtUkt)

327
My candidate for the very worst: "Yummy Yummy Yummy I got love in my tummy"
Posted by: Jay Guevara



Bubblegum music was a kid thing. Although present day adults may get a nostalgia rush when hearing it again, it was never really aimed at grown-ups.

Different criteria apply.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 12:33 PM (kdS6q)

328 The seventies were the years of hypocrisy. It was when the 60's hippies found out that making money wasn't so bad after all.

Too bad that tie-dyed T-shirts weren't the stuff of empires.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 12:33 PM (8ZskC)

329 I has the Sirius radio. My channels are 5,6,7 and 49 "Soul town"



Oh and 114 Fox News.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 12:34 PM (jJRIy)

330 Whether you're a brutha or whether you're a mutha, your're stayin' alive, stayin' alive.

Posted by: Keith Richards at December 28, 2015 12:34 PM (Jj/2n)

331
My candidate for the very worst: "Yummy Yummy Yummy I got love in my tummy" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozqfOzqMvlQ


I almost swerved off the road a couple times lungeing for the radio to change stations when that came on.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:29 PM (oKE6c)


Dizzy, I'm so dizzy, my head is spinnin'

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:34 PM (u0lmX)

332 If we're going to drift into 80's earworms...





Footloose

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 28, 2015 12:34 PM (kZVsz)

333 So the in-laws added a cassette of polka music to the mix. That may explained n a lot about my surviving b-i-l.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 12:34 PM (TFV0D)

334 It was when the 60's hippies found out that making money wasn't so bad after all.

--

As Tom Berenger said in The Big Chill, "f*ck 'em if they can't take a joke." (in response to making a lot of "bread")

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 28, 2015 12:34 PM (pVkEV)

335 Anything, ANYTHING written by Paul McCartney.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 12:34 PM (8ZskC)

336 Look, all I have to say is I have friends who like to belt out "The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald" while on a road trip, 'kay? I got nothin'.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 28, 2015 12:34 PM (9krrF)

337 What, no love for the "One eyed, one horn, flying purple people eater" song?

*thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:34 PM (wOdHk)

338 Do you like pinya collatas?

Posted by: Yo! at December 28, 2015 12:35 PM (GwIKd)

339 The night Chicago died.

The night they drove old Dixie down.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 12:28 PM (kTF2Z)


Both good pop songs. And the latter actually lays some history on you. With fine musicianship from The Band.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2015 12:35 PM (UsLZp)

340 And in France, they are opening the archives on the Vichy era.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nvxoo8n
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:29 PM (wOdHk)

I'm betting there are a lot of old collaborators taking off as fast as their walkers and wheelchairs can carry them. Playwright Samuel Beckett, himself active in the Resistance, was disgusted with the number of 'patriots' who came out at the end of the war declaring themselves veterans of the Resistance, many of whom he personally knew had been neutral at best. Said he hated them more than he had hated the Germans.

Posted by: troyriser at December 28, 2015 12:35 PM (UWlp+)

341 Still unbeaten and untied as the all time worst pop song ever recorded, written, sung or ever thought about
-----

I Think there is a great pantheon of bad songs. Take your choice.

I like irony. Barry Manilow has a big hit with 'I Write the Songs'... which he didn't write.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:35 PM (RrDm2)

342 50 MPH wind gusts with sleet here. What do you call that? Sleetizard? Blizeet?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 12:35 PM (kTF2Z)

343 Gimme Dat Ding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEEy615Jzg4

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 12:35 PM (LUgeY)

344
Hey .... no goddamned 80s earworms or else.....



Im walkin on sunshine....
yeah yeah
Im walkin on sunshine....
yeah yeah
Im walkin on sunshine....
yeah yeah

.... and dont it feel GOOD!!

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 12:36 PM (8XRCm)

345 The shutdown is already beginning. Prager talks about this every now and then. Opera companies, symphonies, etc. are struggling mightily as their donors die off.
Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at December 28, 2015 12:32 PM (vgIRn)


I can believe it. Cities and counties are going to be dealing with this question: fund the symphony or build a dog walking park? Renovate the library, with paper books and stuff, or create internet cafes.


I don't see the old "arts and culture" stuff surviving.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:36 PM (Dj0WE)

346 Alley Oop Oop! Oop! Oop oop!

Lookit that caveman go!

He sho is hip ain't he?

Like, what's happenin'?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at December 28, 2015 12:36 PM (RwwCT)

347 I watched Dolly playing Glastonbury in 2014 the other night. She's still
amazing. She even talked openly about being a Christian. It was cool
seeing the audience sing along.

--

Jolene. My favorite Dolly song.

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 28, 2015 12:36 PM (pVkEV)

348 Worst song ever, Brother. Answering in the affirmative that you like that song makes all of your other opinions suspect.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 28, 2015 12:36 PM (kZVsz)

349 Oh and this classic,, work and work all day at the........





http://tinyurl.com/qh77qw9

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 12:36 PM (jJRIy)

350
Daddy Dewdrop. Chick a Boom - 1971.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy



A classic, especially when animated for the Grovie Ghoulies cartoon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUVrA1l4ptc

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 12:37 PM (kdS6q)

351 Lookit that caveman go!


Guitarzan was the same genre. It's still funny.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 12:37 PM (8ZskC)

352
"Then, in the 60's there was 'Honey', by Bobby Goldsboro. "

Bobby Goldsboro has to win the '60's crapfest.

"One morning when I was not at home and she was there all alone - the angels came...."

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:37 PM (u0lmX)

353 When government funded symphonies are performing songs from Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey, well someone is scrambling to stay relevant.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:38 PM (wOdHk)

354 "I got a brand new pair of roller skates You got a brand new key"

Posted by: Melanie at December 28, 2015 12:38 PM (XtAzU)

355 >> I think I have the avian flu. It seems to be settling into my thoracic duck. And maybe around the esophagoose.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon

How's the Azy-Goose?

Posted by: Aviator at December 28, 2015 12:38 PM (c7vUv)

356 Learned this weekend that Dr. Ruth was a member of the Jewish resistance and a trained sniper.

I did not know that.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 28, 2015 12:38 PM (kZVsz)

357
Peace, Love, and Bobby Sherman man....

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 12:38 PM (8XRCm)

358 "One morning when I was not at home and she was there all alone - the angels came...."


Fucking angels.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 12:38 PM (8ZskC)

359 I don't lay the hell out of The Band. Levon Helm had a voice and cadence you just can't imitate.

Posted by: Irony at December 28, 2015 12:39 PM (E7zwb)

360 Not saying either of those tunes were bad, just a 70s ear worm.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 12:39 PM (kTF2Z)

361 I think by now the aging French collaborators would have died due to all those August vacations.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:39 PM (wOdHk)

362 What, no love for the "One eyed, one horn, flying purple people eater" song?

As sung by a cattle drover.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 12:39 PM (FkBIv)

363 Dopey Bo Donaldson, who is wrong about everything, is giving Billy advice on being a hero. Loser!

Posted by: Mr. Donald Trump at December 28, 2015 12:40 PM (Ui7Rt)

364 Geez. Now I know why they have Meggy on Outnumbered. It's so the other women won't feel fat.

Posted by: Soona at December 28, 2015 12:40 PM (Fmupd)

365 About had it with autocucumber.

Posted by: Irony at December 28, 2015 12:40 PM (E7zwb)

366 What, no love for the "One eyed, one horn, flying purple people eater" song?

*thud*

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:34 PM (wOdHk)


Sure, it's fun. But it was a "novelty song" from the get-go, and never purported to be anything else. I sort of thought we were talking about straight-ahead pop tunes that were cloying or annoying.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2015 12:40 PM (UsLZp)

367 The seventies were the years of hypocrisy. It was when the 60's hippies found out that making money wasn't so bad after all.

IIRC, my copy of the Woodstock movie shows Crosby, Stills and Nash on the Dick Cavett show fresh from that gig railing about big business.

Somewhat ironic since they were employed by a rather large-ish record company.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 12:41 PM (LUgeY)

368 "Signs, signs, everywhere signs.
Blocking out the scenery, breaking my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the signs"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 12:41 PM (NeFrd)

369 Figure that The Book of Morman single-handedly gave musical theater another 20 years of relevance.

Movies and TV shows are the only things keeping orchestral music relevant at this point.

Posted by: Chupacabra at December 28, 2015 12:41 PM (kZVsz)

370 Im walkin on sunshine....
yeah yeah
Im walkin on sunshine....
yeah yeah
Im walkin on sunshine....
yeah yeah

.... and dont it feel GOOD!!
Posted by: fixerupper
-----------------

Recently re-invigorated by 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:42 PM (RrDm2)

371 The intro to Curtis Loew can be hard to shake.

Posted by: Irony at December 28, 2015 12:42 PM (E7zwb)

372

We had joy we had fun we had seasons in the sun...

(you're all welcome)

Posted by: Terry Jacks at December 28, 2015 12:42 PM (HSmrB)

373 Thanks for the clarification there AoP.

Much like Stacie Q and "Two of Hearts" then.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:42 PM (wOdHk)

374 We need more lesbians in impressionism.

Posted by: Camille Paglia at December 28, 2015 12:42 PM (B3EeS)

375 When government funded symphonies are performing songs from Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey, well someone is scrambling to stay relevant.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:38 PM (wOdHk)


And then they bus school kids in by the... eh, busload, in a feeble attempt to spark some interest. I'm guessing they have to confiscate phones, or the little darlings will be texting and/or have ear buds in throughout.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:43 PM (Dj0WE)

376 Ama...ama...amadeus!

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 12:43 PM (MQEz6)

377 Falco, "Rock me Amadeus!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:43 PM (wOdHk)

378 How's the Azy-Goose?

Posted by: Aviator


****

I knew I was forgetting one of them.

But hey, it's been a long time since med school.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 12:43 PM (NeFrd)

379 Didn't understand why my dad had such a violent reaction to Billy don't be a hero at the time. I remember him yelling "turn that damn thing off!"

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 12:43 PM (kTF2Z)

380 >> It's not quite that easy. They have to do the surf report, too.

No problemo!

Huntington and Malibu
They're shooting the pier
At Rincon they're walkin' the nose


Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at December 28, 2015 12:44 PM (nSW/N)

381 When government funded symphonies are performing songs from Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey, well someone is scrambling to stay relevant.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:38 PM (wOdHk)

If they're playing '2001: A Space Odyssey', they're playing classical. The juxtaposition of classical music and space imagery was intentional on Kubrick's part. He thought nothing else could evoke the sheer awesomeness and grandeur of limitless space and time.

Posted by: troyriser at December 28, 2015 12:44 PM (UWlp+)

382 356
Learned this weekend that Dr. Ruth was a member of the Jewish resistance and a trained sniper.

I did not know that.


Posted by: Chupacabra at December 28, 2015 12:38 PM (kZVsz)

Sat next to her on a flight about twenty years ago. Wonderful lady AND SHORT.

I'll bet she is barely four feet.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 12:44 PM (jJRIy)

383 We need more lesbians in impressionism.

Did you ever hear my impression of Ed Sullivan?

Posted by: Rosie O'Donnell at December 28, 2015 12:44 PM (8ZskC)

384
I sort of thought we were talking about straight-ahead pop tunes that were cloying or annoying.


Brown Eyed Girl
. An absolute annoying pain in the ass song.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2015 12:44 PM (X6fMO)

385 Playwright Samuel Beckett, himself active in the Resistance, was disgusted with the number of 'patriots' who came out at the end of the war declaring themselves veterans of the Resistance, many of whom he personally knew had been neutral at best. Said he hated them more than he had hated the Germans.

Posted by: troyriser at December 28, 2015 12:35 PM (UWlp+)

That sack of shit, Jean-Paul Sartre, had his plays produced in Paris throughout the war. After the war, he not only pretended he had been in the Resistance, he denounced others as collaborators.

Camus had actually been in the Resistance, but Camus never inflated his own role.

After Rousseau, I can't think of another French intellectual who was a bigger phony and did more harm than Sartre.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:45 PM (u0lmX)

386 Posted by: Terry Jacks at December 28, 2015 12:42 PM (HSmrB)

---------

Sonofa...

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 12:45 PM (kTF2Z)

387 Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:43 PM (wOdHk)

It might have been by Falco as well (the video was hilarious), Mozart War Ein Punker. Amazing what one remembers from high school German.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 28, 2015 12:46 PM (GDulk)

388
The night Chicago died.



The night they drove old Dixie down.



Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 12:28 PM (kTF2Z)



The night the lights went out in Georgia.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2015 12:46 PM (X6fMO)

389 Brandy you're a fine girl,

What a good wife you would be,

But my life, my love, my lady is a dude seaman who I have sex with because I'm gay...

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doooooo!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:46 PM (Dj0WE)

390 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia by Vicki Lawrence was pretty bad.

Posted by: StrawMan at December 28, 2015 12:46 PM (yavIa)

391 385
Playwright Samuel Beckett, himself active in the Resistance, was
disgusted with the number of 'patriots' who came out at the end of the
war declaring themselves veterans of the Resistance, many of whom he
personally knew had been neutral at best. Said he hated them more than
he had hated the Germans.



Posted by: troyriser at December 28, 2015 12:35 PM (UWlp+)


Well, no one ever had to worry about me being in the "Resistance".

Posted by: Geroge Soros, Nazi colborator at December 28, 2015 12:46 PM (jJRIy)

392 Did you ever hear my impression of Ed Sullivan?


*****


I'm going to need a really big shoe...

Posted by: Meadowlark Lemon at December 28, 2015 12:46 PM (NeFrd)

393 Midnight at the Oasis?

Posted by: David Brock's Barber at December 28, 2015 12:47 PM (3GAnN)

394 2001: A Space Odyssey

70's version

https://youtu.be/T0rDBncLS6k

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 12:47 PM (FkBIv)

395 Then there's Sir Mix A Lot with the Seattle Symphony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w59e20ijOpE

Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 12:47 PM (kiy9d)

396 370 Im walkin on sunshine....
yeah yeah
Im walkin on sunshine....
yeah yeah
Im walkin on sunshine....
yeah yeah

.... and dont it feel GOOD!!
Posted by: fixerupper
-----------------

Recently re-invigorated by 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 12:42 PM (RrDm2)


But GotG actually pulled it off. Lol

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 12:47 PM (TFV0D)

397 M name is Michael, I got a nickel...

Posted by: Clint Holmes at December 28, 2015 12:48 PM (vgIRn)

398 Brown Eyed Girl. An absolute annoying pain in the ass song.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2015 12:44 PM (X6fMO)


I always figured Van Morrison's voice was invented by a sadistic dentist who thought tooth extractions without anesthesia were not painful enough.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:48 PM (Dj0WE)

399 "I'm betting there are a lot of old collaborators taking off as fast as their walkers and wheelchairs can carry them."

Being an admitted collaborator with the Nazis didn't seem to much impair the social standing or professional prospects of George Soros.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 28, 2015 12:48 PM (noWW6)

400 Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:45 PM (u0lmX)

Never took Philosophy so hadn't realized all those French "thinkers" were so modern.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 28, 2015 12:48 PM (GDulk)

401 I leave to go to the range, and what have you Morons done with the thread?



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 28, 2015 12:49 PM (ptqRm)

402 It ain't pop, but Cherry Bomb is an earworm from hell for me.

Got it now.

Posted by: Irony at December 28, 2015 12:50 PM (E7zwb)

403 Oh course then there is always my nic.



http://tinyurl.com/z9dm87o

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 12:50 PM (jJRIy)

404 Now, do you know what song was fun? Bobby Joe Royal's (that was his name, right?) hit about a slutty golddigger, who was "such a thrill after dark - in Cherry Hill park."

Mary Hill, you tramp!

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:50 PM (u0lmX)

405 Brown Eyed Girl. An absolute annoying pain in the ass song.

Change the lyrics to "Brown Eye Girl", and it's all about teh buttsechs.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2015 12:50 PM (YEelc)

406 I leave to go to the range, and what have you Morons done with the thread?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 28, 2015 12:49 PM (ptqRm)


We've broken into song.


Bad song.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:51 PM (Dj0WE)

407 Posted by: Geroge Soros, Nazi colborator at December 28, 2015 12:46 PM (jJRIy)

Horde author Chrisropher Taylor name-checks Soros in his book Life Unworthy. I thought it was clever how he had a character drop the name in passing.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 28, 2015 12:51 PM (GDulk)

408 >>
401
I leave to go to the range, and what have you Morons done with the thread?

See what happens when you duck out?


Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at December 28, 2015 12:51 PM (nSW/N)

409 Also on the list of quite open collaborators with the Nazis who was later able to pass it off as having been no big deal: Coco Chanel.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 28, 2015 12:51 PM (noWW6)

410 And now that I'm back from the range...

Which one of you recommended running a CZ-75 extractor spring in a Star Model B?


75 rounds using fully loaded mags with brass case 115 gr FBJ, and not a single issue.

None

Zip

Zilch

Nadia

Like a new gun.

Thanks

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 28, 2015 12:51 PM (ptqRm)

411 Being an admitted collaborator with the Nazis didn't seem to much impair
the social standing or professional prospects of George Soros.

--

This is where firey pits of eternal hell come into play.

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 28, 2015 12:51 PM (pVkEV)

412 Bobby Goldsboro has to win the '60's crapfest.



"One morning when I was not at home and she was there all alone - the angels came...."





Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:37 PM (u0lmX)


Coulda been hitmen. Looking for Bobby.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:52 PM (oKE6c)

413 336 Look, all I have to say is I have friends who like to belt out "The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald" while on a road trip, 'kay? I got nothin'.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, down with Eph 6:12-13 at December 28, 2015 12:34 PM (9krrF)
***
That snow-frog's dirge for an ore-freighter - gets stuck in my head all the time.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 28, 2015 12:52 PM (Wu2k4)

414 >>I knew I was forgetting one of them.

But hey, it's been a long time since med school.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon

Also IIRC the Hemiazy-Goose and the Accessory Hemiazy-Goose.

Five Birds of The Chest.

Posted by: Aviator at December 28, 2015 12:52 PM (c7vUv)

415 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia by Vicki Lawrence was pretty bad.

I see that and raise you: Ode to Billy Joe.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 12:52 PM (LUgeY)

416 Change the lyrics to "Brown Eye Girl", and it's all about teh buttsechs.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2015 12:50 PM (YEelc)


The story goes he wanted to name it "Brown Skinned Girl," but the record company wouldn't allow it. Because raaaayciss or something.


Really, just try to substitute the one for the other... I'll wait.


It don't fit.


Idiot. I think he's trying to pat himself on the back, after the fact.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:52 PM (Dj0WE)

417 Troyriser Blue Danube and Also Sprach Zarathustra in 2001: A Space Odyssey are classical. But Lux Aeterna by Ligeti? Maybe some 50 years after the movie it now is.

https://youtu.be/Ha6iydrIxSc

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 12:53 PM (wOdHk)

418 You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel
Four hungry children and a crop in the field

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 28, 2015 12:53 PM (Sf7oH)

419 Where the hell did "Nadia" come from

Damn autocucumber

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 28, 2015 12:53 PM (ptqRm)

420 And don't anyone forget the lyrics of the most profound song ever sung:

I'm so glad. I'm so glad. I'm glad I'm glad I'm glad.

Posted by: Soona at December 28, 2015 12:53 PM (Fmupd)

421 My how these threads evolve

Art-->weather-->70s ear worms-->teh buttsecks

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 12:53 PM (kTF2Z)

422 Also on the list of quite open collaborators with the Nazis who was later able to pass it off as having been no big deal: Coco Chanel.



Hugo Boss.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 12:54 PM (TFV0D)

423 Horde author Chrisropher Taylor name-checks Soros in his book Life Unworthy. I thought it was clever how he had a character drop the name in passing.

Yeah its a bit obscure but I couldn't resist. Difficult to believe he could possibly be supported or even associated with. He's totally unapologetic about it.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 28, 2015 12:54 PM (39g3+)

424 Oh course then there is always my nic.



http://tinyurl.com/z9dm87o

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 12:50 PM (jJRIy)


Cool little tune, Nip. The Clovers were a fine band.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2015 12:54 PM (UsLZp)

425 "Last Kiss." Pearl Jam covered it in '99.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 12:29 PM (8ZskC)


Is that the 'look out lookout lookout lookout' song?

Posted by: Lea at December 28, 2015 12:54 PM (lIU4e)

426
Bye, bye miss America pie, drove my Chevy to the levy but the levy was dry....

(you're all welcome)

Posted by: Don McLean at December 28, 2015 12:55 PM (HSmrB)

427
Monday, Monday
la la, lala lala
*hic*burp*fart*

Posted by: Hillarrhoids at December 28, 2015 12:55 PM (HgMAr)

428 Playwright Samuel Beckett, himself active in the Resistance, was
disgusted with the number of 'patriots' who came out at the end of the
war declaring themselves veterans of the Resistance, many of whom he
personally knew had been neutral at best. Said he hated them more than
he had hated the Germans.




Fun fact: the Resistance was essentially the French Communist Party, who after Barbarossa were ordered by the Comintern (i.e., Stalin) to resist the Nazis. They were used to operating underground, in a cell-type structure.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:55 PM (oKE6c)

429 I leave to go to the range, and what have you Morons done with the thread?

----

We'd love to change the world
But we dont know what to do.
We'd love to change the world.
So we'll leave it up to yoooou.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 12:55 PM (8XRCm)

430 Around the curve
came the lingual nerve
Around the hyoglossus
"Well I'll be fucked, said Wharton's duct,
the sucker's double crossed us!"

Posted by: Meadowlark Lemon at December 28, 2015 12:56 PM (NeFrd)

431 Tie a yellow ribbon

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 12:56 PM (FkBIv)

432 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia by Vicki Lawrence was pretty bad.

I see that and raise you: Ode to Billy Joe.



See that and call with One Tin Soldier.
(Billy Jack soundtrack)

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 12:56 PM (TFV0D)

433 The worst Christmas song you probably never heard. Stick with it and listen to the lyrics. So shockingly bad...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DguvASLTmTI


Posted by: Dang at December 28, 2015 12:56 PM (2oWD2)

434 Athletic sock off

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 12:56 PM (NeFrd)

435 Art-->weather-->70s ear worms-->teh buttsecks
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 12:53 PM (kTF2Z)




Suppose it beats 70s butt worms and teh earsecks.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 28, 2015 12:56 PM (vgIRn)

436
Democratic Sen. Chris Coons (Del.) is proposing a temporary surtax to pay for the war agains the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. In an op-ed Sunday in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Coons criticized Congress for not paying for the war.

"One way to offset rising costs while allowing all Americans to contribute is a temporary war surtax that includes an exemption for our troops and their families," Coons wrote.




Remember the Maine and defeat the Dons!

Posted by: The Federal Telephone Excise Tax - 116 Years and Still Going Strong*

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_telephone_excise_tax

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 12:56 PM (kdS6q)

437 Winter is coming.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! with purchase of equal or greater value commenter at December 28, 2015 12:56 PM (rwI+c)

438 Yeah its a bit obscure but I couldn't resist. Difficult to believe he could possibly be supported or even associated with. He's totally unapologetic about it.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 28, 2015 12:54 PM (39g3+)



In an interview Soros frankly admitted to having engineered five coups. Six, if you count Obama's election.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:56 PM (oKE6c)

439 Art-->weather-->70s ear worms-->teh buttsecks

Which will cause someone to mention poop, which brings up the "painting" of the Madonna done in elephant dung, and the thread will have come full circle.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2015 12:57 PM (YEelc)

440 We'd love to change the world
But we dont know what to do.
We'd love to change the world.
So we'll leave it up to yoooou.



I'd like to buy the world a coke,

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 12:57 PM (TFV0D)

441 422 Also on the list of quite open collaborators with the Nazis who was later able to pass it off as having been no big deal: Coco Chanel.

Hugo Boss.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 12:54 PM (TFV0D)

And Maurice Chevalier (who later also performed for Commies, so the annoying shit covered all bases).

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:57 PM (u0lmX)

442 After Rousseau, I can't think of another French intellectual who was a bigger phony and did more harm than Sartre.
Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 12:45 PM (u0lmX)

Worst French philosopher? Michel Foucault comes to mind. As an example, there is strong evidenceFoucault, then living as an expatriate in San Francisco, continued to frequent thebath house scene after finding out he was HIV positive (this was in the late Seventies, early Eighties). Foucault had sex with all of these men without telling them he was positive. He knowingly infected dozens, maybe more, because--according to a colleague of his at the time--Foucaultloved the idea of sex and death mixed together in a kind of frisson. Or whatever the hell.

Some callFoucault a great philosopher. Others, like me, call him a rat bastard serial killer who got off on murder.

Posted by: troyriser at December 28, 2015 12:57 PM (UWlp+)

443 I'd like to teach the world to sing, in perfect harmony.

I'd like to buy the world a coke and keep it company.

About a week from now you'll be humming that jingle and wonder why. You're welcome.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 12:57 PM (kTF2Z)

444 Posted by: The Federal Telephone Excise Tax - 116 Years and Still Going Strong*

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_telephone_excise_tax


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 12:56 PM (kdS6q)

IIRC, the SF Bay Bridge had a toll imposed "just until the loans for the bridge are paid off."
That was in the mid-30s. The loans were paid off several generations ago. The toll, however, remains.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:58 PM (oKE6c)

445 Van Morrison and Steve Miller are both pretty good though they have a song or two commercial hit that is not good. Abracadabra comes to mind.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 12:58 PM (AC18V)

446 I have vague recollections of something called The Laughing Song. And it goes like this:
Oh my wife has gone and left me
I don't know what I'll do
Followed by 2 minutes of laughing

Posted by: Northernlurker at December 28, 2015 12:59 PM (Sf7oH)

447 Democratic Sen. Chris Coons (Del.) is proposing a temporary surtax to pay for the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Will the monies from this tax go ONLY to the defense department? I didn't think so.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 12:59 PM (FkBIv)

448 I deeply appreciate that noone's mentioned "Having My Baby".

Posted by: zombie Paul Anka at December 28, 2015 12:59 PM (nSW/N)

449 Here you go......




http://tinyurl.com/p57bjrg

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 01:00 PM (jJRIy)

450 Damn, Rickb beat me to it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 01:00 PM (kTF2Z)

451

See the breaking glass
In the underpass
See the breaking glass
In the underpass
Warm leatherette

Posted by: The Normal at December 28, 2015 01:00 PM (rwI+c)

452 The ultimate ear worm: "It's A Small World After All."


Avoid that whole part of Disneyland, if possible. Enter only at the peril of your sanity.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:00 PM (oKE6c)

453 >>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DguvASLTmTI

I though tthis was going to 'back door santa' which is the most WTF song I discovered this year.

But holy shit.

Posted by: Lea at December 28, 2015 01:00 PM (lIU4e)

454 444 Posted by: The Federal Telephone Excise Tax - 116 Years and Still Going Strong*

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_telephone_excise_tax


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 12:56 PM (kdS6q)
IIRC, the SF Bay Bridge had a toll imposed "just until the loans for the bridge are paid off."
That was in the mid-30s. The loans were paid off several generations ago. The toll, however, remains.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:58 PM (oKE6c)


Nothing was ever so permanent as a temporary tax, as they say.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at December 28, 2015 01:00 PM (TZYqp)

455 Van Morrison and Steve Miller are both pretty good though they have a song or two commercial hit that is not good. Abracadabra comes to mind.


Fly like an eagle....

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 01:00 PM (TFV0D)

456 Cher's "Half-Breed."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 01:00 PM (dwms3)

457 That is so depressing I now realize, next year Star Trek turns 50 and a couple years later so does 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 01:01 PM (wOdHk)

458 "Van Morrison and Steve Miller are both pretty good"

The less stoned, and more sober one is, the less that any Steve Miller song makes sense.


I listen to Jetliner now, and go De Fuqua?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 28, 2015 01:01 PM (ptqRm)

459 See that and call with One Tin Soldier.
(Billy Jack soundtrack)


Indian Reservation.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 01:01 PM (LUgeY)

460

Hear the crushing steel
Feel the steering wheel
Hear the crushing steel
Feel the steering wheel

Warm leatherette

Warm leatherette

Warm leatherette

Posted by: The Normal at December 28, 2015 01:01 PM (rwI+c)

461 and don't it make my brown eye blue

Posted by: Don Crystal Gale Lemon at December 28, 2015 01:01 PM (HgMAr)

462 Worst French philosopher? Michel Foucault comes to mind. As an example,
there is strong evidenceFoucault, then living as an expatriate in San
Francisco, continued to frequent thebath house scene after finding out
he was HIV positive (this was in the late Seventies, early Eighties).
Foucault had sex with all of these men without telling them he was
positive. He knowingly infected dozens, maybe more, because--according
to a colleague of his at the time--Foucault loved the idea of sex and
death mixed together in a kind of frisson. Or whatever the hell.



But ... but ... it's just another lifestyle! As healthy and worthy as any other, and should be encouraged!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:02 PM (oKE6c)

463 Cher's "Half-Breed."
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 01:00 PM (dwms3)

----

hey.... dont make fun of Chas.



Oh.... you meant the song. Nvm.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 01:02 PM (8XRCm)

464

Warm leatherette
Melts on your burning flesh
You can see your reflection
In the luminescent dash

Warm leatherette

Posted by: The Normal at December 28, 2015 01:02 PM (rwI+c)

465 Damn, Rickb beat me to it.
Posted by: Duke Lowell



I'll take the assist. You had more of the words.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 01:02 PM (TFV0D)

466 456 Cher's "Half-Breed."
Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 01:00 PM (dwms3)




Leave Obama out of this.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:02 PM (oKE6c)

467 452
The ultimate ear worm: "It's A Small World After All."


Avoid that whole part of Disneyland, if possible. Enter only at the peril of your sanity.


Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:00 PM (oKE6c)


That display was actually Pepsi's 1964 NY World's Fair exhibit.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 01:02 PM (jJRIy)

468

A tear of petrol
Is in your eye
The hand brake
Penetrates your thigh
Quick - Let's make love
Before you die

On warm leatherette
Warm leatherette

Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette
Warm leatherette

Join the car crash set

Posted by: The Normal at December 28, 2015 01:03 PM (rwI+c)

469 Posted by: troyriser at December 28, 2015 12:57 PM (UWlp+)

Thanks for reminding me of that POS. Yeah, the frogs have produced some real aholes, from the Marquis de Sade and Rousseau to Foucault. Their present pet philosophy Daniel-Bernard Levy (or is it Bernard-Daniel) is more of a pompous sack than out and out evil, but I can't stand him either.

Good ones? Toqueville, Raymond Aron, the authors of "The Black Book of Communism."

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 01:03 PM (u0lmX)

470 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 28, 2015 01:01 PM (ptqRm)

Probably true. I've always been more of a music guy than a lyric guy.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 01:04 PM (AC18V)

471 448 I deeply appreciate that noone's mentioned "Having My Baby".
Posted by: zombie Paul Anka at December 28, 2015 12:59 PM (nSW/N)
***
You got integrity, you got conscious, you got substance, sir

And we don't want to make a maniac out of you, Mr. Anka.

And we're grateful for the shirts.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 28, 2015 01:04 PM (Wu2k4)

472 456: Cher should have been executed fo that shit. One of the worst.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 28, 2015 01:04 PM (ucDmr)

473
Wellllll ....... weeeeeee.......

Fired our guns and the British kept a comin.
There wasnt nigh as many many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began a runnin
On down the Mississippi to the gulf of Mexico.

**one octive higher**

And they ran thru briars
and they ran thru the bramble.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 01:04 PM (8XRCm)

474 >>>Cher's "Half-Breed."

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 01:00 PM (dwms3)<<<

Someone playing my song?!

Posted by: Fauxcahontas Warren at December 28, 2015 01:04 PM (H9MG5)

475 if you dare.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MmEVWI8Ieo


70's at it's near worst. i could punish you worse, but Air Supply is dead, and there's no need to pull the stake out of that one.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at December 28, 2015 01:05 PM (kKHcp)

476 Who can ever forget Springsteen moaning "We Are The World" as if suffering from end-stage constipation.



'cause I'm a giver.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 01:05 PM (NeFrd)

477 Thanks for reminding me of that POS. Yeah, the frogs have produced some real aholes, from the Marquis de Sade and Rousseau to Foucault.


They've had the most practice at surrendering and collaboration.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 01:05 PM (TFV0D)

478 But if this ever changin' world
In which we live in
Makes you give in and cry
Say live and let die

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 28, 2015 01:05 PM (39g3+)

479 @475


I HATE YOU

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 01:05 PM (jJRIy)

480 "Michel Foucault comes to mind. As an example, there is strong
evidence Foucault, then living as an expatriate in San Francisco,
continued to frequent thebath house scene after finding out he was HIV
positive (this was in the late Seventies, early Eighties)."

Timeline trouble here. Had to have been later than that.

No one knew HIV existed in the late Seventies. In the early Eighties, AIDS as a syndrome was recognized (then called GRID, Gay Related Immune Deficiency, and you can imagine how fast the pressure built to drop that name). But the viral association was not yet clear.

It wasn't until the mid to late Eighties that HIV was properly isolated and identified, and tests which could reveal someone to be seropositive became available.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 28, 2015 01:05 PM (noWW6)

481 The other day I found myself humming "The Internationale." (Practicing for the camps, where I've already called top bunk, you will recall.)


Writing stirring propaganda music is about the only thing the Commies are good at.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:06 PM (oKE6c)

482 It's a gas.

https://youtu.be/5J-LvMxKvFY

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 01:06 PM (FkBIv)

483

He's got big balls, she's got big balls- but we've got the biggest balls of them all...

Posted by: Zombie Bon Scott at December 28, 2015 01:06 PM (HSmrB)

484 We should be thankful this one hasn't been mentioned yet

https://youtu.be/w6Q3mHyzn78

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 01:06 PM (wOdHk)

485 Fun fact: the Resistance was essentially the French Communist Party, who after Barbarossa were ordered by the Comintern (i.e., Stalin) to resist the Nazis. They were used to operating underground, in a cell-type structure.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 12:55 PM (oKE6c)

I don't thinkone could label Samuel Beckett a communist. He couldn't care less about the proletariat or--for that matter--any other squirming, squealing masses you care to name. According to Beckett (paraphrasing), art is humanity's only redeeming quality and nearly all art is shit, so there you go.

Posted by: troyriser at December 28, 2015 01:06 PM (UWlp+)

486 Fired our guns and the British kept a comin.
There wasnt nigh as many many as there was a while ago.


The funny part of that song is that they released a version where the British beat the Americans (from a different part of the battle) in England.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 28, 2015 01:06 PM (39g3+)

487 Fly like an eagle....

--

Steve Miller...Sacrifice

http://tinyurl.com/pdoeagv

Posted by: Lady in Black....sigh at December 28, 2015 01:07 PM (pVkEV)

488 481 The other day I found myself humming "The Internationale." (Practicing for the camps, where I've already called top bunk, you will recall.)


Writing stirring propaganda music is about the only thing the Commies are good at.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:06 PM (oKE6c)
***
Ahem!

Posted by: 40 Million Chinese Killed in Great Leap Forward at December 28, 2015 01:07 PM (Wu2k4)

489 473
Wellllll ....... weeeeeee.......

Fired our guns and the British kept a comin.
There wasnt nigh as many many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began a runnin
On down the Mississippi to the gulf of Mexico.
________

Let's play it again!

Posted by: Lots of Snare Drummers Seeing Some Action at December 28, 2015 01:07 PM (3GAnN)

490
She came from Planet Claire
I knew she came from there
She drove a Plymouth Satellite
Faster than the speed of light

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Soothie! with purchase of equal or greater value commenter at December 28, 2015 01:08 PM (rwI+c)

491 ACE save us!

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 01:08 PM (jJRIy)

492 Fired our guns and the British kept a comin.
There wasnt nigh as many many as there was a while ago.
We fired once more and they began a runnin
On down the Mississippi to the gulf of Mexico.


You can laugh, but one of the bands I'm in plays that song fairly regularly. Luv the snare march.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 01:08 PM (LUgeY)

493 Someone playing my song?!


Posted by: Fauxcahontas Warren at December 28, 2015 01:04 PM (H9MG5)


Yeah, during her campaign, I really wanted Warren to come out on stage singing that song, riding a horse and wearing a feathered headdress and a beaded bikini like Cher did.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 01:08 PM (u0lmX)

494 Yep - the Nazis and the Japanese were good at killing Russians and Chinese, respectively, but, let's be honest - pikers compared to Uncle Joe and Chairman Mao.

Home-field advantage, I guess.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 28, 2015 01:08 PM (Wu2k4)

495 Nice seeing that so many people picked up the gauntlet I threw down. Exorcise those bad memories...or maybe remember a few good ones that happened to be linked to bad music. Now to cleanse the palette with a salute to GOOD Seventies music. (Song starts about 2:06.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igkyajvrm-8index=11list=RDDvWvzRHDYg8

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 01:08 PM (ry4ab)

496 No one knew HIV existed in the late Seventies. In
the early Eighties, AIDS as a syndrome was recognized (then called GRID,
Gay Related Immune Deficiency, and you can imagine how fast the
pressure built to drop that name). But the viral association was not yet
clear.

It wasn't until the mid to late Eighties that HIV was
properly isolated and identified, and tests which could reveal someone
to be seropositive became available.


Posted by: torquewrench at December 28, 2015 01:05 PM (noWW6)

I remember in the late 70s seeing a zillion posters on telephone poles in Berkeley (in which EVERY phone poll is festooned with about a hundred posters, one on top of the other) referring to a "gay men's health crisis" in the era before HIV/AIDS had been identified. I always wondered what the hell those posters were talking about.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:09 PM (oKE6c)

497 Oh man, I love that song:

Especially this verse-


"We fired our cannons 'til the metal melted down
So we grabbed an alligator and we fired another round.
We filled his head with cannonballs and powdered his behind
Touched off the powder and the gator lost his mind!"

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 01:09 PM (NeFrd)

498
I saw a documentary where they compared commie songs to nazi songs. Nazis won hands down.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 01:09 PM (iQIUe)

499 You can laugh, but one of the bands I'm in plays that song fairly regularly. Luv the snare march.

You do "The Rodeo Song" as well?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2015 01:10 PM (YEelc)

500 * walking happily down the hall, humming The Horst Wessel Song *

Posted by: George Soros at December 28, 2015 01:10 PM (3GAnN)

501 At least one of you still dresses up as one of the Thompson Twins.

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 01:11 PM (MQEz6)

502 We should be thankful this one hasn't been mentioned yet

https://youtu.be/w6Q3mHyzn78
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 01:06 PM (wOdHk)


Tiffany!!!

That really will be in my head now.

Posted by: Lea at December 28, 2015 01:11 PM (lIU4e)

503 I love El Paso.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 01:11 PM (iQIUe)

504 You want nonsensical? I give you Blinded By The Light.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 01:11 PM (AC18V)

505 I don't think one could label Samuel Beckett a communist. He couldn't care less about the proletariat or--for that matter--any other squirming, squealing masses you care to name.
Posted by: troyriser at December 28, 2015 01:06 PM (UWlp+)



Fair enough. I don't know anything about Beckett's politics, and wasn't really referring to him specifically. But the Resistance was, to a good approximation, the French Communist Party.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:11 PM (oKE6c)

506 Also Ghost Riders In the Sky.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 01:11 PM (iQIUe)

507 Timeline trouble here. Had to have been later than that.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 28, 2015 01:05 PM (noWW6)

Use of the term 'HIV positive' is incorrect, sure, at least for that time period, but Foucaultknew he was infected, knew he had AIDS. The AIDS epidemic was in full bloom in the early to mid-Eighties.

The information on this aspect of Foucault's life came from Roger Kimball's New Criterion essay, 'The Perversions of M. Foucault'. I read it back when I had a New Criterion subscription.

Posted by: troyriser at December 28, 2015 01:11 PM (UWlp+)

508 Let's sink a ship.




http://tinyurl.com/qhymnxo

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 01:11 PM (jJRIy)

509 Tiffany!!!

That really will be in my head now.
Posted by: Lea at December 28, 2015 01:11 PM (lIU4e)

----

.....youse guys will be hearing from our attourneys.

Posted by: Tommy James and the Shondels. at December 28, 2015 01:12 PM (8XRCm)

510 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DguvASLTmTI

I though tthis was going to 'back door santa' which is the most WTF song I discovered this year.

But holy shit.
Posted by: Lea at December 28, 2015 01:00 PM (lIU4e)


I have to think they were trying to be clever and funny.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 01:12 PM (Dj0WE)

511
Three-year-old girl perfectly recites martial arts schools student creed, wields tiny fists of death

http://tinyurl.com/nbrq5w9




"I am your ending. Look upon me.*giggle*"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at December 28, 2015 01:12 PM (kdS6q)

512 It wasn't until the mid to late Eighties that HIV was properly isolated and identified, and tests which could reveal someone to be seropositive became available.



Full quarantine gear, head covering, mask, gloves, gown, & booties, JUST to enter an hiv infected prisoners hospital room in late'82 - early '83 in Galveston - John Sealy Hospital.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 01:12 PM (TFV0D)

513 I saw a documentary where they compared commie songs to nazi songs. Nazis won hands down.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 01:09 PM (iQIUe)

Yep. The Horst Wessel song is also pretty catchy and stirring, even without knowing the lyrics.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:12 PM (oKE6c)

514 Shu Ba Da Du Ma Ma Ma Ma

Posted by: Steve Miller at December 28, 2015 01:12 PM (FkBIv)

515 You do "The Rodeo Song" as well?

Not yet, which is rather surprising given the number of biker bars we play.

No one has requested it that I know of. And we'll try pretty much anything if we even think we know part of it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 01:13 PM (LUgeY)

516 "Let's sink a ship."

Tried. Didn't work out so good for me.

Posted by: HMS Hood at December 28, 2015 01:13 PM (WVsWD)

517 475
if you dare.

Still better than Bread.


Yeah, during her campaign, I really wanted Warren to come out on
stage singing that song, riding a horse and wearing a feathered
headdress and a beaded bikini like Cher did.

When I wake up tonight in a cold sweat I will know who was responsible.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 01:13 PM (ry4ab)

518 The Beatles' Yellow Submarine.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 01:13 PM (dwms3)

519 >>> Posted by: Fauxcahontas Warren at December 28, 2015 01:04 PM


>> Yeah, during her campaign, I really wanted Warren to come out on
>> stage singing that song, riding a horse and wearing a feathered
>> headdress and a beaded bikini like Cher did.
>> Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time)
>> atDecember 28, 2015 01:08 PM

Ear worms aren't bad enough, you had to inject 'that-which-has-been-seen' need for eye bleach.

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!!!!!!!! It burns me!!!!!!

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at December 28, 2015 01:14 PM (nSW/N)

520 Ear worm when I was a kid?

Comet , it taste like Listerine ....

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 01:14 PM (AC18V)

521
Giardia and other STDs were epidemic in the gay community pre aids.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 01:14 PM (iQIUe)

522 Virgins sing!



http://tinyurl.com/q58enuz

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 01:14 PM (jJRIy)

523 Lieawatha in that...

Someone tell the Great Old Ones they need to step up their game.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 01:15 PM (wOdHk)

524 Giardia and other STDs were epidemic...

Posted by: Bruce


*****

Wait. I thought you got Giardia from beavers.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 01:15 PM (NeFrd)

525 Way down yonder in the Indian Nation,
I rode my pony on the reservation
In the Oklahoma hills where I was born!

Posted by: Fauxcahontas Shamelessly Appropriating Culture from Zombie Hank Thompson at December 28, 2015 01:16 PM (3GAnN)

526
wrapped up like a douche
another bummer in the night

Posted by: Manfred at December 28, 2015 01:16 PM (HgMAr)

527 @498 Nazis won hands down.

But that was the Eastern Front. On this side, they had to bring poor old Wagner up against Colonel Glenn Miller and the Army Air Forces Band.

I'm close to a "perfect wagnerite" and even I say, no contest.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 28, 2015 01:17 PM (YBRsJ)

528 She drove a Plymouth Satellite

My first car. A 1970.

Sigh.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 28, 2015 01:17 PM (oVJmc)

529 I saw a documentary where they compared commie songs to nazi songs. Nazis won hands down.

When Der Fuhrer says
We ist the master race
We heil, heil, right in Der Fuhrer's face

A classic

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 01:18 PM (8ZskC)

530 527 @498 Nazis won hands down.

But that was the Eastern Front. On this side, they had to bring poor old Wagner up against Colonel Glenn Miller and the Army Air Forces Band.

I'm close to a "perfect wagnerite" and even I say, no contest.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 28, 2015 01:17 PM (YBRsJ)
***
And all sides sang Lili Marleen....hell of a tune

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 28, 2015 01:18 PM (Wu2k4)

531 Wait. I thought you got Giardia from beavers.>>>

I thought it was the chick that cooks Italian.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2015 01:18 PM (XtAzU)

532
Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede.

Once they get to the second verse, it's obvious they're doing the song phonetically and have no idea what the English words are.

But it's got that neat "ooga-chaka, ooga-chaka" intro, so there's that.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2015 01:18 PM (X6fMO)

533 There is a Japanese bank commercial with Louis Armstrong singing "And I think to myself/what a wonderful world" as this samurai runs through a forest killing ninjas.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 01:18 PM (wOdHk)

534 Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:09 PM (oKE6c)

Well, it could have been due to other diseases.

I wonder how many cases of AIDS never got presented to doctors and how many were just dismissed as some oddball infection.

I bet a thorough investigation of the history of that virus would reveal some scary things, such as a virus lurking and killing, then wham it starts to spread like crazy.

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 01:18 PM (MQEz6)

535 She has a beaver.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 01:19 PM (dwms3)

536
Sorry..... but I cannot hear "Flight of the Valkyries" and NOT hear Elmer Fudd sing "Kiwl da wabit.... KIWL da WAAbit.... KILL da WAAAAAABBIT".

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 01:19 PM (8XRCm)

537 Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 28, 2015 01:17 PM (YBRsJ)

Watch Jimmy Stewart in the Glenn Miller Story every time it's on. I can hear the music now.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 01:19 PM (AC18V)

538 When did we start talking about Giada's beaver?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 28, 2015 01:19 PM (X6fMO)

539 531 Wait. I thought you got Giardia from beavers.>>>

I thought it was the chick that cooks Italian.
Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2015 01:18 PM (XtAzU)
***
No, she's got her papers....she's clean.

For now.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 28, 2015 01:20 PM (Wu2k4)

540 >> Wait. I thought you got Giardia from beavers.

Yes, if you're a cyst-normative hetero.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at December 28, 2015 01:20 PM (nSW/N)

541 538 When did we start talking about Giada's beaver?
_______

Not soon enough.

Posted by: Lena Dunham, Undressed at December 28, 2015 01:20 PM (3GAnN)

542 "I remember in the late 70s seeing a zillion posters on telephone poles
in Berkeley (in which EVERY phone poll is festooned with about a hundred
posters, one on top of the other) referring to a 'gay men's health
crisis' in the era before HIV/AIDS had been identified. I always
wondered what the hell those posters were talking about."

Bruce w/Wang alluded to this just now.

The outfit "Gay Men's Health Crisis" became predominantly well known during the years of the HIV epidemic, but before HIV-AIDS emerged, that organization was already in operation.

The 1970s Bay Area gay bathhouse culture had led to enormous explosions of non-HIV sexually transmitted pathogens. Syphilis and gonorrhea most notably.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 28, 2015 01:20 PM (noWW6)

543 When did we start talking about Giada's beaver?

When Wynona left.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 01:20 PM (LUgeY)

544 I sort of supported the Nazis and was kind of forgiven later.

Posted by: Martin Heidegger at December 28, 2015 01:22 PM (B3EeS)

545
GOOD Seventies music....

_______________________________

Anything Boston...

Posted by: More than a feeling at December 28, 2015 01:22 PM (HSmrB)

546 Giardia and other STDs were epidemic in the gay community pre aids.


Male homosexuals are the major reservoir of STDs to this day.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:22 PM (oKE6c)

547 El Vira

Aooom papa mau mau

Giddy up

Aooom papa mau mau

Hi ho Silver away

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 28, 2015 01:22 PM (kTF2Z)

548 It's 1:30 o'clock.

Do you know where your Ewok is?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 01:22 PM (LUgeY)

549 We call Giada "Teeth"

Posted by: Beth M at December 28, 2015 01:22 PM (kiy9d)

550 Secret to long sentences: use lots of commas.

Posted by: Martin Heidegger at December 28, 2015 01:23 PM (B3EeS)

551 Tschuss

https://youtu.be/gBi5j7yPwd0

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 28, 2015 01:23 PM (wOdHk)

552

When Der Fuhrer says
We ist the master race
We heil, heil, right in Der Fuhrer's face

A classic
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2015 01:18 PM (8ZskC)


-------------------


Spike Jones did the best version of that.

Posted by: Soona at December 28, 2015 01:23 PM (Fmupd)

553 The Curb Your Enthusiasm episode where Larry was chastised for listening to Wagner was great.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 01:23 PM (AC18V)

554 That's a pretty picture. I might have added a little more cowbell, but it's pretty good.

Posted by: goon at December 28, 2015 01:23 PM (gy5kE)

555 504 You want nonsensical? I give you Blinded By The Light.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 01:11 PM (AC18V)

Wrapped up like a douche or other roller in the night.

Smack up whack-a-doo should others hold her in the night?

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 01:24 PM (xuouz)

556
543 When did we start talking about Giada's beaver?

When Wynona left.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 01:20 PM (LUgeY)

"The Ballad of Bobby Flay"?

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 01:24 PM (MQEz6)

557 544 I sort of supported the Nazis and was kind of forgiven later.
Posted by: Martin Heidegger at December 28, 2015 01:22 PM (B3EeS)



Testify!

Posted by: Charles Lindbergh at December 28, 2015 01:24 PM (oKE6c)

558 "Yes, if you're a cyst-normative hetero."

Groan. And I thought Muldoon's waterfowl puns were bad.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 28, 2015 01:24 PM (noWW6)

559 544 I sort of supported the Nazis and was kind of forgiven later.
Posted by: Martin Heidegger at December 28, 2015 01:22 PM (B3EeS)
***
That's because most people had no f*cking clue what the"enframement of dasein" and shit like that was all about.

Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 28, 2015 01:25 PM (Wu2k4)

560 I bet a thorough investigation of the history of that virus would reveal some scary things, such as a virus lurking and killing, then wham it starts to spread like crazy.
Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 01:18 PM (MQEz6)


they know a fair bit about how it spread. I read a book on zoonosis that had a big section on it, but you could probably find a whole book that would give you all those details.

Posted by: Lea at December 28, 2015 01:25 PM (lIU4e)

561 Bruce w/Wang alluded to this just now.

The outfit "Gay Men's Health Crisis" became predominantly well known during the years of the HIV epidemic, but before HIV-AIDS emerged, that organization was already in operation.

The 1970s Bay Area gay bathhouse culture had led to enormous explosions of non-HIV sexually transmitted pathogens. Syphilis and gonorrhea most notably.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 28, 2015 01:20 PM (noWW6)


Among other things. Suicides, rampant drug use, violence, the general thuggery that surrounds a transient prostitution heavy lifestyle.


The big thing was, after it was clear there were a number of gay men acquiring weird diseases that doctors had to look up in historical medical books, they thought the bathhouses were to blame. Efforts to close them were met with... eh, stiff resistance.


Lots of death is the result of a "you're not the boss of us" attitude at the time.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 01:25 PM (Dj0WE)

562 You can have her
I don't want her
She's too fat for me

Posted by: Ronster at December 28, 2015 01:25 PM (mUa7N)

563 Watch Jimmy Stewart in the Glenn Miller Story every time it's on. I can hear the music now.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky


Col. Potter on piano.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 01:25 PM (FkBIv)

564 >> Secret to long sentences: use lots of commas.

Approve, of this, I do.

Posted by: Oxford at December 28, 2015 01:25 PM (nSW/N)

565 521
Giardia and other STDs were epidemic in the gay community pre aids.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!


Turns out that HIV infection was rampant in the community pre-AIDS!

Latest research suggests that the human/HIV epidemic started as far back as the 1920s, but no one knew it yet: the virus was still unknown and unidentified, there was not yet a noticeable "cluster" of cases (due to gays still being mostly closeted and not perceived as a "social group"), the diseases only manifests as an uptick of other diseases (allowed to run rampant by low immunity), and there was less anal sex with resultant anal micro-fissures (to be perfectly blunt). Also, it was less fatal then and had not yet evolved to its current more fatal form.

The gay community, it is now thought, had HIV running rampant for decades and decades; it only went into "epidemic" mode and also only had a chance to accelerate evolution to a more lethal form in the mid-'70s, when the "gay sex explosion" happened. The effect began to manifest epidemiologically in 1979, and was identified as a syndrome a year or two later.

Posted by: zombie at December 28, 2015 01:25 PM (jBuUi)

566 I always figured Van Morrison's voice was invented by a sadistic dentist who thought tooth extractions without anesthesia were not painful enough.
Posted by: BurtTC
-----------

Yeah. I thought so too.

Posted by: Joe Cocker at December 28, 2015 01:25 PM (RrDm2)

567 Wait. I thought you got Giardia from beavers.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 01:15 PM (NeFrd)

=========

You catch it from rimming beavers. hth

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 01:26 PM (iQIUe)

568 My Ewok is off the leash. Protect yer' legs, he's a humper.

Posted by: goon at December 28, 2015 01:26 PM (gy5kE)

569 Posted by: Kaspar Gutman at December 28, 2015 01:18 PM (Wu2k4)

Since I memtipned Christopher Taylor earlier, in To Save Us All From Ruin Seamus Muldoon has a character decide it is safe to approach an Italian girl because she is singing the English lyrics of Lili Marlene (and then she switches to German when some German soldiers show up).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 28, 2015 01:26 PM (GDulk)

570 When I was eight, my mom took my brother and I to see the Harlem Globetrotters play in Los Angeles. Meadowlark Lemon and crew were hilarious and so talented!

Posted by: Cheri at December 28, 2015 01:26 PM (oiNtH)

571 Lots of death is the result of a "you're not the boss of us" attitude at the time.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 01:25 PM (Dj0WE)

-----

and yet.... the life expectancy of a gay man was 11 years shorter than a hetero..... and that was before AIDS.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 01:26 PM (8XRCm)

572 Posted by: Lea at December 28, 2015 01:25 PM (lIU4e)

Didn't they trace it here (North America) from a Canadian male stewardess?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 01:27 PM (AC18V)

573 "Yep. The Horst Wessel song is also pretty catchy and stirring, even without knowing the lyrics."

No, no. I need to find the nuclear wessels.

Posted by: Ensign Chekov at December 28, 2015 01:28 PM (VrdxH)

574 Seamus Muldoon has a character decide it is safe to approach an Italian girl because she is singing the English lyrics of Lili Marlene

I'm guessing, but not certain, that was from a real life story, possibly his dad's diary.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 28, 2015 01:28 PM (39g3+)

575 I always figured Van Morrison's voice was invented by a sadistic dentist who thought tooth extractions without anesthesia were not painful enough.
Posted by: BurtTC
-----------

Yeah. I thought so too.
Posted by: Joe Cocker at December 28, 2015 01:25 PM (RrDm2)


-----

Hey. Of all the renditions of "Baby Please Dont Go"..... I think Van Morrisons is the best, hands down.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 01:28 PM (8XRCm)

576 570 When I was eight, my mom took my brother and I to see the Harlem Globetrotters play in Los Angeles. Meadowlark Lemon and crew were hilarious and so talented!
Posted by: Cheri
_________________

I was probably at that same game. I was really impressed with the game plan of the Washington Generals!

Posted by: John Boehner at December 28, 2015 01:29 PM (3GAnN)

577 Mondays suck.
Mondays after 4 day weekends suck more.
Mondays with 6-10" of global warming white privilege suck as well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, wanna get a cup of coffee? at December 28, 2015 01:29 PM (voOPb)

578 Is anyone else s internet acting up? Time Warner had an outage yesterday and now half of my sign in sites keep refusing my passwords.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 01:29 PM (jJRIy)

579 Didn't they trace it here (North America) from a Canadian male stewardess?
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 01:27 PM (AC18V)


I forget the details, although I definitely think a stewardess was involved in some of it. There was also something about transfers of people from Africa to Haiti (or back to Haiti?) iirc. Been a while since I read the book.

Posted by: Lea at December 28, 2015 01:30 PM (lIU4e)

580 305 release of Vichy documentation

Finally, we will get the real story on what Vichy knew about Rick and the side deal between Victor, Ilse and Louis.



Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at December 28, 2015 01:30 PM (FtrY1)

581 Is anyone else s internet acting up? Time Warner had an outage yesterday and now half of my sign in sites keep refusing my passwords.

-----

Road Runner.
The coyotes after you.
Road Runner.
If he catches you youre through.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 01:30 PM (8XRCm)

582 I don't see this current generation giving a flying fig.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:23 PM (Dj0WE)

I think there is actually hope. Lots of what would be considered classical music is done for movies. And I can see people wanting to see it live.

Posted by: WOPR at December 28, 2015 01:31 PM (LTDSy)

583 they know a fair bit about how it spread. I read a book on zoonosis that had a big section on it, but you could probably find a whole book that would give you all those details.
Posted by: Lea at December 28, 2015 01:25 PM (lIU4e)


I would recommend Michael Fumento's "The Myth of Heterosexual Aids."


I'm sure the science is a bit dated now, but he lays out the case for how liberal media hysteria (where have we heard that before??) distorted certain truths, and he lays out the science very clearly.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 01:31 PM (Dj0WE)

584 Before it hit big, there was a teen in St Louis who died of Aids. He refused to admit he had gay sex but the blood samples they kept later confirmed he had the hiv virus.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 01:33 PM (iQIUe)

585 >>>Just my own little poultry efforts at humor.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at December 28, 2015 11:23 AM (NeFrd)

Go to your room.

Posted by: m at December 28, 2015 01:33 PM (d4uu4)

586 Ewok sighting? Or was Goon just funning us?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 28, 2015 01:33 PM (GDulk)

587 I know a guy who was a teenager in the early '70s who lived in San Francisco. He has "hilarious" stories of what it was like to walk down Polk Street ca. 1974, with his long '70s hair and his "fresh faced" features: cat-called every couple steps, propositioned three times per block; johns slowing down asking him "how much?"; pimps offering him protection for a percentage; etc. He wasn't even gay -- he was just "sweet and swishy," as they called him. ("Polk Gulch" was the gay neighborhood before they later took over Eureka Valley and renamed it "The Castro.")

He says, basically, that the entire Pol Gulch area was a massive open-air gay orgy 24 hours a day. Gay runaways arrived there from around the country, seeking the new "gay haven." All the perverts assumed he was one of those runaways.

Posted by: zombie at December 28, 2015 01:33 PM (jBuUi)

588 Ah One Tin Soldier, I had to sing that for the elementary school spring concert.

Posted by: WOPR at December 28, 2015 01:33 PM (LTDSy)

589 Oops! Maybe Ramadi is not Iraqi again just yet. The Iraqi's first need to throw down their weapons and abandon all of that nasty Western gear that we give them, then they can save face by having some religious holiday where ya' can't have any food or water until the cows come home ... but the cows have all been eaten by the Sunnis that are living in your town, and around and around and around we go. What a waste of money and time. Split the atom for them!

Posted by: goon at December 28, 2015 01:34 PM (gy5kE)

590 Road Runner.
The coyotes after you.
Road Runner.
If he catches you youre through.


Aye-yi-yi-yi,
I am the Frito Bandito,

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 01:34 PM (TFV0D)

591 Lots of death is the result of a "you're not the boss of us" attitude at the time.

Posted by: BurtTC

And then they blamed Reagan for not doing enough. Ya mean like quarantining? Yeah, that would have gone over great. Ya just can't win with narcissistic perverts.

Posted by: Dang at December 28, 2015 01:35 PM (2oWD2)

592 585 >>>Just my own little poultry efforts at humor.
Posted by: Seamus Muldoon

Go to your room.
Posted by: m


And pullet.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 01:35 PM (TFV0D)

593 Didn't they trace it here (North America) from a Canadian male stewardess?
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 01:27 PM (AC18V)

I forget the details, although I definitely think a stewardess was involved in some of it. There was also something about transfers of people from Africa to Haiti (or back to Haiti?) iirc. Been a while since I read the book.
Posted by: Lea


Gaetan Dugas was his name, a.k.a. "Patient Zero."

Posted by: zombie at December 28, 2015 01:35 PM (jBuUi)

594 I don't see this current generation giving a flying fig.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 12:23 PM (Dj0WE)

I think there is actually hope. Lots of what would be considered classical music is done for movies. And I can see people wanting to see it live.
Posted by: WOPR at December 28, 2015 01:31 PM (LTDSy)


Hope? First of all, classical music can go ahead and die for all I care. Second, is the stuff they're putting in music really classical?


My go-to example of horrible schlock in movies these days is that insipid cartoon, Frozen. Good lord that is some awful, terrible, horrible music.


Disney in general has probably done more than its fair share to destroy "classical" and/or operatic music because they dumbed it down for the masses.


Like I said, I don't care, but for people who do, I would think condemning how it's used in movies would be more appropriate.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 01:36 PM (Dj0WE)

595 Go ahead and hate your neighbor
Go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of Heaven
You'll be justified in the end

Posted by: Billy Jack at December 28, 2015 01:37 PM (o0Bcr)

596 Anybody call The Chicken Bone saloon and ask for Ace?

Posted by: wth at December 28, 2015 01:37 PM (HgMAr)

597 "Didn't they trace it here (North America) from a Canadian male stewardess?"

Patient Zero. Gaetan Dugas.

Someone who was living the 1970s ultra-promiscuity gay male lifestyle turned up to eleven, and was travelling all over the place professionally. Hard to come up with a better vector.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 28, 2015 01:37 PM (noWW6)

598 The German national anthem is stirring and manly;

https://youtu.be/mZ8zUcg_Lks

True story, there's a hymn called "Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken" which has the same melody (Austrian Anthem). At our church we had a lot of Dutch immigrants who were kids during the Nazi occupation and they were really uncomfortable with that hymn because of the connotations in their mind and memories. It eventually got dumped from the hymnal, which is too bad because its such a great song.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 28, 2015 01:38 PM (39g3+)

599 My go-to example of horrible schlock in movies these days is that
insipid cartoon, Frozen. Good lord that is some awful, terrible,
horrible music.

Disney in general has probably done more than its fair share to
destroy "classical" and/or operatic music because they dumbed it
down for the masses.


Step back.

Take a deep breath.

Let it go.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at December 28, 2015 01:38 PM (YEelc)

600 There's a dead Skunk in the middle of the Road.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at December 28, 2015 01:38 PM (jsWA8)

601 I think a lot of people play classical music when they are learning an instrument and may pick up an appreciation for it then. Or a hatred.

Composition is often superior to modern music though. So it should survive in pockets at least.

Posted by: Lea at December 28, 2015 01:38 PM (lIU4e)

602 Either Goon or my tablet is broken since I'm not seeing a new post. Knowing the Horde, I'm voting it's Goon.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 28, 2015 01:39 PM (GDulk)

603
Gaetan Dugas was his name, a.k.a. "Patient Zero."


Yeah, but where did he get it from? That's the big question. All the sudden its all over the place, when before it was unheard of?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 28, 2015 01:40 PM (39g3+)

604 Pretty painting. Pissaro knew what he was doing.

BTW, I thought the new Star Wars was "meh."

Posted by: RobM1981 at December 28, 2015 01:40 PM (zurJC)

605 Someone who was living the 1970s ultra-promiscuity gay male lifestyle turned up to eleven, and was travelling all over the place professionally. Hard to come up with a better vector.


A better vector, Victor? Roger.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 01:40 PM (TFV0D)

606 Among other things. Suicides, rampant drug use, violence, the general
thuggery that surrounds a transient prostitution heavy lifestyle.





The big thing was, after it was clear there were a number of gay
men acquiring weird diseases that doctors had to look up in historical
medical books, they thought the bathhouses were to blame. Efforts to
close them were met with... eh, stiff resistance.



But it's just another lifestyle, as perfectly valid and healthy as any other, and should be encouraged and taught approvingly in schools.


I read Shilts's book "And the Band Played On," which laid blame for the AIDS deaths on ... Ronald Reagan.


No, he wasn't alleging that Reagan was a fruit, he blamed him for not throwing the entire public health budget at the problem. He had no problem with the bathhouse owners who resisted closure to hinder spread of the disease.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:40 PM (oKE6c)

607 Yeah, but where did he get it from? That's the big question. All the sudden its all over the place, when before it was unheard of?
Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 28, 2015 01:40 PM (39g3+)


He caught the strain down in Africa...

Posted by: Toto at December 28, 2015 01:41 PM (vgIRn)

608 I think a lot of people play classical music when they are learning an instrument and may pick up an appreciation for it then. Or a hatred.

Composition is often superior to modern music though. So it should survive in pockets at least.


Guilty as charged. Bach is now a fave of mine, as I've been listening to much more classical music these days whilst trying to learn the piano.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 01:41 PM (LUgeY)

609 test

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 01:41 PM (MQEz6)

610 596
Anybody call The Chicken Bone saloon and ask for Ace?

Posted by: wth at December 28, 2015 01:37 PM (HgMAr)

I think the last week of the year is ewok trimming season.

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 01:41 PM (jJRIy)

611 Crap ! Already mentioned ! Oh well back to teaching method acting.

Posted by: Billy Jack at December 28, 2015 01:42 PM (o0Bcr)

612 The gay community, it is now thought, had HIV running rampant for
decades and decades; it only went into "epidemic" mode and also only had
a chance to accelerate evolution to a more lethal form in the mid-'70s,
when the "gay sex explosion" happened.



Hence, in my view, the Biblical injunction against (male) homosexuality. Nothing to do with mystical friends in the sky: it's a public health stricture, much like those against eating pork or shellfish.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:42 PM (oKE6c)

613 Pixy did not like a sock I had used, I guess.

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 01:43 PM (MQEz6)

614


No, he wasn't alleging that Reagan was a fruit, he blamed him for not throwing the entire public health budget at the problem.


And even though we still don't have a cure 35 years later.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at December 28, 2015 01:43 PM (oVJmc)

615 603
Gaetan Dugas was his name, a.k.a. "Patient Zero."

Yeah, but where did he get it from? That's the big question. All the sudden its all over the place, when before it was unheard of?
Posted by: Christopher Taylor


Although research in the '80s identified Dugas as the "original vector," we now know that he wasn't the guy who started it -- he was just a early "Typhoid Mary"-type hyper-vector. He could have picked it up at any number of places around the world, where HIV was already endemic, unknown to science.

Read comment #565 above -- it didn't appear out of nowhere suddenly in the 1970s, as previously thought.

Posted by: zombie at December 28, 2015 01:43 PM (jBuUi)

616 I would recommend Michael Fumento's "The Myth of Heterosexual Aids."




I'm sure the science is a bit dated now, but he lays out the case
for how liberal media hysteria (where have we heard that before??)
distorted certain truths, and he lays out the science very clearly.

Posted by: BurtTC


A few years ago I read a newspaper story about how stupid it was that people in a survey believed you could get AIDS from kissing. Later in the article they quoted someone from the CDC saying it was "highly unlikely" to get AIDS from kissing. The idiots writing the story didn't even realize "highly unlikely" is the same as "possible" even if it is only remotely possible but they just wanted to make all the "haters" look stupid.

Posted by: Dang at December 28, 2015 01:43 PM (2oWD2)

617 Is there really any mystery about why a country builds atomic weapons?! The only mystery is why we don't use them! It's not like we are actually going to be punished for going first! Who, exactly, is going to jump to the defense of Syria, or Iraq, or Iran or Afghanistan or Pakistan ... come on, we would be doing the world a real favor. Then we could start on some of those African hellholes and make the World a much better place. If abortion is so okay, then what is left to say in defense of places where children are starved to death instead of aborted. They just don't get it, and they never will. Be a Dalek, it's the only thing that makes any sense.

Posted by: goon at December 28, 2015 01:43 PM (gy5kE)

618 Disney in general has probably done more than its fair share to destroy "classical" and/or operatic music because they dumbed it down for the masses.

Warner Brothers did wonders for appreciation of Classical music, because of their cartoons. Millions of Americans have been introduced to the beauty of classical watching Bugs Bunny be silly.

Both the Fantasia movies did a good job with that as well.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 28, 2015 01:44 PM (39g3+)

619
Before it hit big, there was a teen in St Louis who died of Aids. He refused to admit he had gay sex but the blood samples they kept later confirmed he had the hiv virus.


Why would anybody do that?

Posted by: Liberace at December 28, 2015 01:44 PM (X6fMO)

620 Hence, in my view, the Biblical injunction against (male) homosexuality. Nothing to do with mystical friends in the sky: it's a public health stricture, much like those against eating pork or shellfish.

Goes against the design intent, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 01:44 PM (LUgeY)

621 If HIV can lurk for that long, and in the 20th Century, what lurks out there right now?

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 01:45 PM (MQEz6)

622 ut it's just another lifestyle, as perfectly valid and healthy as any other, and should be encouraged and taught approvingly in schools.


I read Shilts's book "And the Band Played On," which laid blame for the AIDS deaths on ... Ronald Reagan.


No, he wasn't alleging that Reagan was a fruit, he blamed him for not throwing the entire public health budget at the problem. He had no problem with the bathhouse owners who resisted closure to hinder spread of the disease.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:40 PM (oKE6c)


Stilts' book is very good at doing the groundwork reporting on what was happening. Yeah, he was a gay man (with AIDS), so the Reagan bashing is silly, but he also showed very clearly how gross incompetence among all levels of public health governmental entities and politicians, ESPECIALLY locals in places like San Franny were mostly responsible for the slow response.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 01:46 PM (Dj0WE)

623 If HIV can lurk for that long, and in the 20th Century, what lurks out there right now?
Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 01:45 PM (MQEz6)

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My my my my my ...mymymy
Wheeeeeeewwwwwww
M-m-m-m-my Ebola.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 01:46 PM (8XRCm)

624 If HIV can lurk for that long, and in the 20th Century, what lurks out there right now?

You don't want to know.

Posted by: The liver destroying virus that survives in Valu-Rite at December 28, 2015 01:47 PM (YEelc)

625 597 "Didn't they trace it here (North America) from a Canadian male stewardess?"
Patient Zero. Gaetan Dugas.
Someone who was living the 1970s ultra-promiscuity gay male lifestyle turned up to eleven, and was travelling all over the place professionally. Hard to come up with a better vector.
Posted by: torquewrench at December 28, 2015 01:37 PM (noWW6)




Shilts in his book said that Dugas claimed to have queered off with 5000 guys over a three year period. Yep, you read that right: roughly (?) five guys a day on average.


Public health investigators gave up trying to trace his contacts; Dugas used to strip off, lie face down, and get bopped by any passersby who were interested. He couldn't identify them, as he never saw their faces.

Amazing.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:47 PM (oKE6c)

626 So Dugas was like Johnny AIDSeed?

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2015 01:47 PM (qUNWi)

627 "Yeah, but where did he get it from? That's the big question. All the
sudden its all over the place, when before it was unheard of?"

Seems most likely that Dugas picked up the bug in one of its Third World human reservoirs where it had been quietly picking off people for years before that, unnoticed there because of the nonexistent public health infrastructure.

A few more deaths that look like ordinarily understood infectious disease just get lost in the background noise in a place like Haiti.

Posted by: torquewrench at December 28, 2015 01:48 PM (noWW6)

628 Public health investigators gave up trying to trace his contacts; Dugas used to strip off, lie face down, and get bopped by any passersby who were interested. He couldn't identify them, as he never saw their faces.

Amazing.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:47 PM (oKE6c)

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Wikipedia refers to him as a "sexual athlete".

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 01:48 PM (8XRCm)

629 A few years ago I read a newspaper story about how stupid it was that people in a survey believed you could get AIDS from kissing. Later in the article they quoted someone from the CDC saying it was "highly unlikely" to get AIDS from kissing. The idiots writing the story didn't even realize "highly unlikely" is the same as "possible" even if it is only remotely possible but they just wanted to make all the "haters" look stupid.
Posted by: Dang at December 28, 2015 01:43 PM (2oWD2)


Yeah, except the CDC does that "highly unlikely" nonsense because they appear to ENJOY deceiving people.


It's highly unlikely one will be infected with HIV from kissing, in the sense that if the other person you are kissing is bleeding profusely from his/her mouth, and you have festering, open sores in and around the areas where blood is pouring into your mouth, then sure. You can be infected with HIV. From kissing.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 01:49 PM (Dj0WE)

630 Dugas used to strip off, lie face down, and get bopped by any passersby who were interested. He couldn't identify them, as he never saw their faces.

Amazing.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:47 PM (oKE6c)


So he was a Tri-Delt?

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 28, 2015 01:50 PM (vgIRn)

631 Our genetic engineering is getting better and better. Next time our virus will kill much more quickly and it will not care so much about sexual orientation as it does about political affiliation.

Posted by: goon at December 28, 2015 01:50 PM (gy5kE)

632 Public health investigators gave up trying to trace his contacts; Dugas used to strip off, lie face down, and get bopped by any passersby who were interested. He couldn't identify them, as he never saw their faces.

Amazing.
Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:47 PM (oKE6c)

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Wikipedia refers to him as a "sexual athlete".



Human fleshlight.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 01:50 PM (TFV0D)

633
Before Aids, there was a woman in the Bay Area with a gay son who wrote a book about all the rampant stds and how sex with hundreds of anonymous guys couldnt be healthy. Well, they almost run her out of town on a rail...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 01:50 PM (iQIUe)

634 577: MH: The only thing I want to hear about the Packers is MM quit or was fired. What a shit performance.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 28, 2015 01:50 PM (ucDmr)

635 620 Hence, in my view, the Biblical injunction against (male) homosexuality. Nothing to do with mystical friends in the sky: it's a public health stricture, much like those against eating pork or shellfish.
Goes against the design intent, too.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 01:44 PM (LUgeY)




Yep. The problem is that guys will screw mud if it lays in interesting contours. Normally this tendency is held in check by women, but when it's two men, it's on. Oh yes. Which means that if a disease enters the picture, it gets spread like wildfire.


Re design, according to some, heterosexual AIDS is rampant in Africa because of use of hetero anal sex as a birth control method.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:50 PM (oKE6c)

636 Is this the guy that C holster insult comes from?

Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2015 01:51 PM (XtAzU)

637
608 I think a lot of people play classical music when they are learning an instrument and may pick up an appreciation for it then. Or a hatred.

I'm developing an appreciation for it now because I'm tired of being limited to popular music/old rock standards. The thing about rock music is it's basically for teenagers and has to do with adolescent emotions (lust, rebellion, "wahh, they don't understand me.") It occurred to me a while back that never moving beyond that is like never moving beyond reading the same sort of fiction I liked when I was 17.

If you don't, that doesn't make you a bad person. But there is something to be said for that old cliché about expanding your horizons.

Posted by: Donna and V. (sans ampersands at the present time) at December 28, 2015 01:51 PM (u0lmX)

638 Hope? First of all, classical music can go ahead and die for all I care. Second, is the stuff they're putting in music really classical?


My go-to example of horrible schlock in movies these days is that insipid cartoon, Frozen. Good lord that is some awful, terrible, horrible music.


Disney in general has probably done more than its fair share to destroy "classical" and/or operatic music because they dumbed it down for the masses.


Like I said, I don't care, but for people who do, I would think condemning how it's used in movies would be more appropriate.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 01:36 PM (Dj0WE)


I'm not talking about pop songs in music. I'm talking about music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, etc. Music that is done by an orchestra.

Posted by: WOPR at December 28, 2015 01:52 PM (LTDSy)

639 MH: The only thing I want to hear about the Packers is MM quit or was fired. What a shit performance.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 28, 2015 01:50 PM (ucDmr)


MM?

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 28, 2015 01:52 PM (BshFB)

640 Is this the guy that C holster insult comes from?
Posted by: Buzzsaw at December 28, 2015 01:51 PM (XtAzU)

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Note sure.

All my holsters have only one gun in it.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 01:52 PM (8XRCm)

641 If you're gay, like sex, and dont think there are health risks, why wouldnt you hang a sign off your butt hole - come and get it?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 01:52 PM (iQIUe)

642 The podcast Stuff You Should Know is just as bad as that SNL spoof of NPR. But the awkwardness is part of the charm. One of them is a liberal but it rarely comes up.

Posted by: bourbonchicken at December 28, 2015 01:53 PM (Wktp3)

643 There was a story years ago about a fag party warehouse in NYC where guys waited in line to get their dicks sucked by one or two guys who would suck dicks all night.




How disgusting is that?

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 01:53 PM (jJRIy)

644 I'm not talking about pop songs in music. I'm talking about music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, etc. Music that is done by an orchestra.
Posted by: WOPR at December 28, 2015 01:52 PM (LTDSy)


Me too.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 01:53 PM (Dj0WE)

645 Never mind. Mike McCarthy

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 28, 2015 01:53 PM (BshFB)

646 >>641 If you're gay, like sex, and dont think there are health risks, why wouldnt you hang a sign off your butt hole - come and get it?
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 01:52 PM (iQIUe)



That was obviously his reasoning.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 28, 2015 01:53 PM (oKE6c)

647 621 If HIV can lurk for that long, and in the 20th Century, what lurks out there right now?
Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 01:45 PM (MQEz6)


Lots of things. Viruses are fascinating and scary.

Posted by: Lea at December 28, 2015 01:54 PM (lIU4e)

648 191 Million voter registrations including name, address, DOB, phone number,and party affiliation. Seems to include voting record also.

Forbes
http://preview.tinyurl.com/zesajxc

Posted by: FCF at December 28, 2015 01:54 PM (kejii)

649 My go-to example of horrible schlock in movies these days is that

insipid cartoon, Frozen. Good lord that is some awful, terrible,

horrible music.


Disney in general has probably done more than its fair share to

destroy "classical" and/or operatic music because they dumbed it

down for the masses.

Step back.

Take a deep breath.

Let it go.


Posted by: Blanco Basura

I saw the movie once and only heard the song a few weeks ago in the car with the wife and kids. I knew it was popular but had no idea how crappy it was. Lousy, cheap production, weak talent and very dated. It sounded like it was a crap song from some cheap infomercial made 20 years ago.

Posted by: Dang at December 28, 2015 01:54 PM (2oWD2)

650 I'm not talking about pop songs in music. I'm talking about music from Star Wars,



Classical orchestra music - Cantina scene.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 01:55 PM (TFV0D)

651 There's a dead Skunk in the middle of the Road.
Posted by: CSM
----------------

He should have looked left, he should of looked right...

Posted by: Loundon Wainwright III at December 28, 2015 01:55 PM (n22zQ)

652 Yeah, and I parked my boat on a volcano in Turkey. That is not a good story. 2 by 2, every species, yeah okay, I'll warp time and space and make room for everyone, but I am not parking my boat in Turkey! Ain't gonna happen! Park that sucker in Akron or San Jose or somewhere where we can find it!

Posted by: goon at December 28, 2015 01:55 PM (gy5kE)

653 Robert Rayford is the teen and he died in 1969.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Rayford

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 01:56 PM (iQIUe)

654 "Run, Joey, Run."
That's what my son said to me!
The dead one.

Posted by: joey biden at December 28, 2015 01:56 PM (DLIIY)

655 Heh. Some years ago, I was working in my office at home, where I listened exclusively to classical music. I was on the phone with some office somewhere, and the girl on the other end said, "Are you watching cartoons"?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 01:57 PM (n22zQ)

656 A few years ago I read a newspaper story about how stupid it was that people in a survey believed you could get AIDS from kissing. Later in the article they quoted someone from the CDC saying it was "highly unlikely" to get AIDS from kissing. The idiots writing the story didn't even realize "highly unlikely" is the same as "possible" even if it is only remotely possible but they just wanted to make all the "haters" look stupid.

Back when I was married to the Daughter of Satan (who was a BSRN), she came home with a bunch of ContEd stuff to read about it. To say I was quite shocked would be a gross understatement, with emphasis on the gross part.

I axed her what barrier prevented the AIDS virus from crossing over from the blood to other wet stuff like saliva and things like that there. She had no answer, nor did anyone else.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 01:59 PM (LUgeY)

657 I read Shilts's book "And the Band Played On," which laid blame for the AIDS deaths on ... Ronald Reagan.

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It's a basic tenant of liberalism that everything would be OK if we would just separate consequences from actions and if you refuse to do so you're a hater, pig, and you deserve to die.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 28, 2015 01:59 PM (lIlmz)

658 >>My go-to example of horrible schlock in movies these days is that insipid cartoon, Frozen.

Hallmark channel movies that my mom is obsessed with? The music is GOD AWFUL. OMG. So, so bad.

Posted by: Lea at December 28, 2015 01:59 PM (lIU4e)

659 Heh. Some years ago, I was working in my office at home, where I listened exclusively to classical music. I was on the phone with some office somewhere, and the girl on the other end said, "Are you watching cartoons"?
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That's one of the funniest things I have ever read.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 28, 2015 01:59 PM (DLIIY)

660 "Run, Joey, Run."
That's what my son said to me!
The dead one.
Posted by: joey biden at December 28, 2015 01:56 PM (DLIIY)


You know, I realize Biden is a soulless politician, and I have no amount of sympathy for a man who will use his dead son that way, but think about that.


He made this grand announcement about his son wanting him to run. And then he didn't run. Because the capos in that crime family otherwise known as the Democrat Party, told him not to.


He's got to live with that shame. He has very publicly rejected the dying wishes of his son. If he has two working brain cells, that's got to hurt.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 01:59 PM (Dj0WE)

661 She was a blonde, Mike.

Posted by: goon at December 28, 2015 01:59 PM (gy5kE)

662
621 eman
what lurks out there right now?

well, me for one

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at December 28, 2015 01:59 PM (hk5Mp)

663 Kiiiilll da wabbit! Kiiiilll da wabbit!

Posted by: andycanuck at December 28, 2015 02:00 PM (DLIIY)

664 Yeah, but where did he get it from? That's the big question. All the sudden its all over the place, when before it was unheard of?

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 28, 2015 01:40 PM (39g3+)


Probably Africa, where it has been endemic for some time. Or from the rampant gay scene in Germany. I knew a guy, friend of a friend, and did some car work for him, who was an "early adopter" of AIDS, and who died in the late '80's. He was a big traveler for work, too, and probably crossed paths with "patient zero". Also apparently had a walk-on role in a Rainer Warner Fassbinder film, which producer was all teh gay.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2015 02:00 PM (UsLZp)

665 Disney - Cartoons - Classical music soundtrack.

Riddle me this music man.. Disney is militant about protecting their product with copyright that goes on for ever, yet they used music that was free of copyright, in the public domain for their soundtracks.

Does that seem right to you?

Posted by: Pierrer3312 at December 28, 2015 02:01 PM (vvjeb)

666 666th?

Posted by: OK, Thanks, Bye at December 28, 2015 02:01 PM (ucB75)

667 Lots of things. Viruses are fascinating and scary.


Posted by: Lea


I tune in to the show "Monsters Inside Me" which shows parasitic infections that people have been infected with. A lot of them occur when people are travelling overseas but not all of them. It can be gross but very interesting!

Posted by: Cheri at December 28, 2015 02:02 PM (oiNtH)

668 There's a dead Skunk in the middle of the Road.

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And just like us, he's stinking to high heaven.

- John McCain, Mitch McConnell, John Beohner, Paul Ryan

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 28, 2015 02:02 PM (lIlmz)

669 God help us. Now democrats in MD want the state song removed because it says die Northern Scum.




http://tinyurl.com/nuqg42s

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 02:02 PM (jJRIy)

670 He's got to live with that shame. He has very publicly rejected the dying wishes of his son. If he has two working brain cells, that's got to hurt.

He's safe. No worries.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 02:02 PM (LUgeY)

671 I hope that you asked her to come over and see your comic book collection. Any blonde that knows her cartoon music can't be too bad ... or maybe ... too good!

Posted by: goon at December 28, 2015 02:03 PM (gy5kE)

672 BREAKING: Grand jury declines to indict Cleveland policemen in fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Let the riots begin!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 02:03 PM (iQIUe)

673
He's got to live with that shame. He has very publicly rejected the dying wishes of his son. If he has two working brain cells, that's got to hurt.


Unless the "run daddy" request was all made up.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 28, 2015 02:03 PM (39g3+)

674 >>>201 [snicker]

All Sharptoon says racist Rahm Emmanuel has got to go.
Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 28, 2015 12:09 PM (Nwg0u)

hahahahaha

Posted by: m at December 28, 2015 02:03 PM (d4uu4)

675 It's highly unlikely one will be infected with HIV
from kissing, in the sense that if the other person you are kissing
is bleeding profusely from his/her mouth, and you have festering, open
sores in and around the areas where blood is pouring into your mouth,
then sure. You can be infected with HIV. From kissing.

Posted by: BurtTC

Yup. Gingivitis, diabetes, leukemia and abscess all can cause bleeding gums. Toss in the occasional fresh piercing and we're right on track.

Posted by: Dang at December 28, 2015 02:03 PM (2oWD2)

676 I axed her what barrier prevented the AIDS virus from crossing over from the blood to other wet stuff like saliva and things like that there. She had no answer, nor did anyone else.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 01:59 PM (LUgeY)


I do. It's a very fragile virus. It requires very favorable conditions in which to survive, both free floating viral particles, and virus inside already infected cells.


Fluids like saliva and urine are harsh, hostile conditions for microbes in general, because they have to be. Saliva contains enzymes that are DESIGNED to break down and destroy foreign invaders, because the mouth of course, is exposed to all sorts of them.


Hence, infectious virus is not only not found in saliva and urine, those substances are killing any that is carried within them by substances like blood and semen.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 02:03 PM (Dj0WE)

677 BREAKING: Grand jury declines to indict Cleveland policemen in fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.

Let the riots begin!
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 02:03 PM (iQIUe)

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I wonder if Mayor Sugar Tits is gonna give them "room to destroy" again?

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 02:04 PM (8XRCm)

678 I wonder if Mayor Sugar Tits is gonna give them "room to destroy" again?
Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 02:04 PM (8XRCm)

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Whoops.... that was BAltimore.

But she's still Mayor Sugar Tits to me.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 02:04 PM (8XRCm)

679 Say what you will about Disney killing classical music, TV commercials are worse.

Bonus question, which cereal was shot from guns to the tune of the 1812 Overture?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at December 28, 2015 02:05 PM (lIlmz)

680 Unless the "run daddy" request was all made up.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor
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I don't think he could be so crass, but it is the made-to-order stuff of a Paul Shanklin spoof on one of those 50's/60's tear-jerker tunes that we were talking about.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 02:05 PM (n22zQ)

681 Yeah, and I parked my boat on a volcano in Turkey.

You left the unicorns behind.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 02:06 PM (FkBIv)

682 MD my MD.


http://tinyurl.com/hwr76zq

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 02:06 PM (jJRIy)

683 Hence, infectious virus is not only not found in saliva and urine, those substances are killing any that is carried within them by substances like blood and semen.


So, "piss on it" is still a valid defense?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 02:06 PM (TFV0D)

684 Amazing how quickly the word "schlong" disappears from our moron lexicon.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 28, 2015 02:06 PM (KCQo0)

685 BREAKING: Grand jury declines to indict Cleveland policemen in fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.



Let the riots begin!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!


The "Didn't-Get-What-You-Wanted-For-Christmas?" riots.

Posted by: Dang at December 28, 2015 02:06 PM (2oWD2)

686 It's highly unlikely one will be infected with HIV
from kissing, in the sense that if the other person you are kissing
is bleeding profusely from his/her mouth, and you have festering, open
sores in and around the areas where blood is pouring into your mouth,
then sure. You can be infected with HIV. From kissing.

Posted by: BurtTC

Yup. Gingivitis, diabetes, leukemia and abscess all can cause bleeding gums. Toss in the occasional fresh piercing and we're right on track.
Posted by: Dang at December 28, 2015 02:03 PM (2oWD2)


Nope. Not really. Wounds tend to be self-protecting. The human body is designed to minimize risk of exposure to microbes through ordinary wounds.


Only under extreme conditions are those wounds going to allow free access to viruses like HIV, and again, most people who are kissing somebody else are not letting that person pour blood into their mouths.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 02:06 PM (Dj0WE)

687 Bonus question, which cereal was shot from guns to the tune of the 1812 Overture?
Posted by: The Great
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Quaker Puff

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2015 02:06 PM (n22zQ)

688 I do. It's a very fragile virus. It requires very favorable conditions in which to survive, both free floating viral particles, and virus inside already infected cells.

That's somewhat reassuring. This was back in the mid-'80's, IIRC.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 02:07 PM (LUgeY)

689 Of course FNC is putting up a pic of cute little Tamir. You've got more than just weather coming your way, Cleveland.

Btw. I think the GJ made a good decision.

Posted by: Soona at December 28, 2015 02:07 PM (Fmupd)

690 Amazing how quickly the word "schlong" disappears from our moron lexicon.



Schlong sung blew?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 02:08 PM (TFV0D)

691 "which cereal was shot from guns to the tune of the 1812 Overture?"

Sugar Pops? I loved that serial. Don't believe I ever saw that commercial.

Posted by: Pierrer3312 at December 28, 2015 02:08 PM (vvjeb)

692 I wonder if Mayor Sugar Tits is gonna give them "room to destroy" again?
Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 02:04 PM (8XRCm)


That was Baltymore. I assume Cleveland has its own branded liberal douchebag mayor, just not THAT liberal douchebag mayor.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 02:08 PM (Dj0WE)

693 If the Iranians attempt to humiliate our leader, by refusing to accept anything other than a really bad deal for us, then we should nuke'm! John and Barack worked really hard on this deal and we owe it to them to nuke somebody!

Posted by: goon at December 28, 2015 02:08 PM (gy5kE)

694 Quaker puffed wheat/rice

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at December 28, 2015 02:09 PM (FkBIv)

695 Hence, infectious virus is not only not found in saliva and urine, those substances are killing any that is carried within them by substances like blood and semen.

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Riddle me this then.

If the virus is so fragile..... why dont the leucocites and other immune defenses simply obliterate them???

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 02:09 PM (8XRCm)

696 I can't stay in a forum where Sugar Tits is thrown about so casually! .... are there photos?

Posted by: goon at December 28, 2015 02:09 PM (gy5kE)

697 I thought Quakers were pacifists? So, why wd they fire canons?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at December 28, 2015 02:10 PM (iQIUe)

698 Unless the "run daddy" request was all made up.
Posted by: Christopher Taylor

Over the years Biden has shown that he has very few qualms about making shit up. Upon the tragic death of his first wife and child in a car accident, Biden claimed that the other driver (who also died) "had drank his lunch".

The other driver's widow and child begged Biden to stop saying that he was drunk when toxicology tests proved he had no drugs or alcohol in his system. Biden wouldn't. No shame.

Posted by: Cheri at December 28, 2015 02:10 PM (oiNtH)

699 I do. It's a very fragile virus. It requires very favorable conditions in which to survive, both free floating viral particles, and virus inside already infected cells.

That's somewhat reassuring. This was back in the mid-'80's, IIRC.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 02:07 PM (LUgeY)


I can only tell you, from having worked in this area, the CDC and WHO actively misled people on the relative risks from various body fluids. They were coy at best, and downright deceitful at worst.


Which caused much more panic and uncertainty, but I guess the justification is it reduced the number of people out there bumping uglies unprotected. Which it probably didn't, but that was the thinking, apparently.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 02:10 PM (Dj0WE)

700 Wow, Ace must've really gone on a Christmas bender the other night.

He's probably glued to the floor along with LauraW's hump in a pool of hardened Valu-Rite and pudding.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 02:11 PM (LUgeY)

701 BurtC would you honestly not have a problem with a passionate kissing session with an AIDS infected person?

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 02:11 PM (AC18V)

702 Kaboom! cereal should have had the commercial with the cannon!

Posted by: flygal at December 28, 2015 02:12 PM (TCUz4)

703 Only under extreme conditions are those wounds going to allow free access to viruses like HIV, and again, most people who are kissing somebody else are not letting that person pour blood into their mouths.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 02:06 PM (Dj0WE)


Basically because the sort of conditions that would make one's mouth infectious, HIV-wise, would also make it too yucky for normal persons to approach, kiss-wise.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 28, 2015 02:12 PM (UsLZp)

704 Apparently, Jeb! has challenged The Donald to a one-on-one debate...I say they should go at it muy thai style...

Posted by: IC at December 28, 2015 02:12 PM (a0IVu)

705 So, an article from The Hill, citing a Gallop poll, says that Obama and Hillary are the repeat people again this year who Americans admire most in the world.

If ever there was a stat that pointed to the worthlessness of modern polling...

Posted by: Mr Macca Bean at December 28, 2015 02:12 PM (BZAd3)

706 HIV is stable in blood and attack immune system cells.

The cells meant to protect you are used against you.

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 02:13 PM (MQEz6)

707 Riddle me this then.

If the virus is so fragile..... why dont the leucocites and other immune defenses simply obliterate them???
Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 02:09 PM (8XRCm)


The simplified answer is this: it's a numbers game. How much virus is there, and how rapidly does the immune response obliterate virus particles? HIV has an insidious method though... certain cells of the immune system are the VERY types the virus seeks to infect! So when macrophages and other cells "swallow" virus, it protects it while transporting it back to the lymph glands where it can break out like a Trojan horse.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 02:13 PM (Dj0WE)

708 Someone chipped Ace out of the goo.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 28, 2015 02:13 PM (LUgeY)

709 "which cereal was shot from guns to the tune of the 1812 Overture?"



Was gonna say Quaker Oats to the William Tell Overture.
For Silver. Hi ho!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 02:14 PM (TFV0D)

710 Get ready for toy-control, Cleveland.

Posted by: Soona at December 28, 2015 02:14 PM (Fmupd)

711 NUDE

Posted by: fixerupper at December 28, 2015 02:15 PM (8XRCm)

712 Mushrooms growing in somebody's mouth is an acute warning sign.

Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 02:16 PM (MQEz6)

713 BurtC would you honestly not have a problem with a passionate kissing session with an AIDS infected person?
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at December 28, 2015 02:11 PM (AC18V)


How hot is she?


But seriously, the "ick" factor certainly comes into play. I have though, been around many many many people infected with the virus. I generally don't want to be exposed to someone with full blown AIDS though, because of everything else they are sporting. But HIV? Nah, kissing is really not a risk.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 28, 2015 02:16 PM (Dj0WE)

714 Apparently, Jeb! has challenged The Donald to a one-on-one debate...I say they should go at it muy thai style...



Hamilton - Burr style. Last man standing.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 28, 2015 02:17 PM (TFV0D)

715
"which cereal was shot from guns to the tune of the 1812 Overture?"
______________________________

Kaboom FTW...

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 28, 2015 02:17 PM (HSmrB)

716 Quaker! You think this commercial could be made today? Guns!




http://tinyurl.com/hczjzuj

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 02:18 PM (jJRIy)

717 536


Sorry..... but I cannot hear "Flight of the Valkyries" and NOT hear
Elmer Fudd sing "Kiwl da wabit.... KIWL da WAAbit.... KILL da
WAAAAAABBIT".
---------------

WB Looney Tunes reruns, "Apocalypse Now", and John Williams have pretty much kept classical music from vanishing these past 50 years. A couple of friends I had in college got into recognizing and appreciating classical music after recognizing some tunes they had originally heard via Bugs and Daffy. John Williams is one of the greatest classic composers ever, despite the fact his music has nothing to do with wigs, knee breeches, and singing fat chicks.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 02:19 PM (ry4ab)

718 I saw the movie once and only heard the song a few
weeks ago in the car with the wife and kids. I knew it was popular but
had no idea how crappy it was. Lousy, cheap production, weak talent and
very dated. It sounded like it was a crap song from some cheap
infomercial made 20 years ago.


Posted by: Dang at December 28, 2015 01:54 PM (2oWD2)



Spent Christmas with a number of little nieces and nephews. It stunning how vapidly stupid kid's entertainment is. Granted I was probably watching Scooby Doo at that age but these kid's shows (with all the cutesy voices) are headache inducing.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 28, 2015 02:20 PM (45oDG)

719 704
Apparently, Jeb! has challenged The Donald to a one-on-one debate...I say they should go at it muy thai style...

Boy there is a beatdown in the making, although if Jeb is feeling froggy, let him take a leap.

Posted by: exdem13 at December 28, 2015 02:20 PM (ry4ab)

720 "Flight of the Valkyries"?




Well, I think of this.! Turn it up!



http://tinyurl.com/argetol

Posted by: Nip Sip at December 28, 2015 02:20 PM (jJRIy)

721 642 The podcast Stuff You Should Know is just as bad as that SNL spoof of NPR. But the awkwardness is part of the charm. One of them is a liberal but it rarely comes up.
Posted by: bourbonchicken at December 28, 2015 01:53 PM (Wktp3)

That's it! That's the one. It wasn't noticeably liberal, but the thick sludgy voice of the lady who did the interview with the LAPD diver who went in the la brea tar pits almost sent me over the edge.

Then in the antikythera episode, that one guy is so lame, awkward doesn't even touch it. And the other smug guy goes off "...he was trying to be helpful when he called it an ancient computer, but...it's *not* a computer. It's not a computer." Oh really. I'm sorry, what did it do again? Automate the calculation of the paths of heavily bodies? Well, since it was in a wooden box, and not a plastic one, you must be right.

I guess this makes me a critic.

Posted by: Ghost of kari at December 28, 2015 02:21 PM (xuouz)

722 Muskrats ...

Reminds me of the time I was trout fishing in a narrow, brushy Michigan brook. Something bumped into the back of my leg. It was a muskrat moving downstream. I let him move on a couple of yards and then clicked my tongue. That little critter dived and kicked into high gear.

Posted by: mrp at December 28, 2015 02:21 PM (JBggj)

723 706 HIV is stable in blood and attack immune system cells.

The cells meant to protect you are used against you.
Posted by: eman at December 28, 2015 02:13 PM (MQEz6)


The virus causes what called an immune flip. T1 and I think T4 white blood cells interchange in predominance. Thus exponentially decreasing one's ability to stave off such maladies such as certain kinds of cancer, viri, and bacteria.

Remember. This is a disease of immunosuppression.

Posted by: Soona at December 28, 2015 02:22 PM (Fmupd)

724 exdem13, back in the #300s: Seventies pop absolutely full of downer tear-jerker songs. Bread made an entire career of them....

I know Ace has stomped this thread already, but I wanted to say, I'm pretty sure (too lazy to search) it was Bread who did "Yooooou left me... just when I needed you most."

Must've been circa '79, because that's when sheeeee left me, just when I needed her most. Or maybe I was being crazy and we needed a break. I'm still not sure.

I picked it out on the eighty-eights, both because singing it helped make that dumb song less stinging, and because I had written a song of my own that had a similar kind of tune, and I wanted to see how similar. Very.

We got back together, and have been ever since. Amen.

Posted by: mindful webworker - you left in the morning and... at December 28, 2015 02:56 PM (4Hf9E)

725 This post had it all!

From the thrill of victory to thEragny of defeat!1

Posted by: Howard Cosell at December 29, 2015 01:12 AM (vlgjM)

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