May The Fourth Be With You


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Today is International Star Wars Day. Ep. IV was released in 1977, albeit on May 25th, not May 4th.

I was an idiot college student at UC Berkeley back then. I remember me and one of my geeky friends (I would never have heard of the movie if not for him) catching the BART train to the one theater in San Francisco where it was playing. Paid $2.50 for a matinee ticket. I was awestruck. Next day, I grabbed a bunch of my friends and I saw it again with them.

You know what else happened on May 4th? On May 4th, 1979, Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister of Great Britain. And feminists all over the world danced madly in celebration of this glorious advance in women's rights. The world-wide celebrations lasted for at least a fortnight.

No, not really.

You know what else happened on May 4th? On May 4th, 1985, I was wedded to the lovely and gracious Mrs. Muse. Yes, that's right, she has been putting up with me for 32 years.

On one of his early albums (Orange), Al Stewart has a song called 'Night of the 4th of May' wherein the narrator recounts how he and his girlfriend decide to have an "open relationship" which, get this, destroys their relationship completely.

If you're a Star wars Fan and are old enough to remember the classic Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, you owe it to yourself to take 45 minutes out of your life and watch the "Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans' videos linked to in the sidebar. It is a work of near genius. What the guy did was to take Star Wars Ep. IV, cut it up into 13 chunks, and rewrite the lyrics of each of the 13 songs on the Sgt. Pepper's album to tell the Star Wars Story. And it is just remarkable how he got the movie to fit thematically with the music of each of the songs, and in the same order as the songs appear on the original album. For example: Album cut #6 is "She's Leaving Home", which is about a young girl running away from home to be with her boyfriend and her parents don't understand, and this gets reworked into "He's Leaving Home". This is the segment where Luke rushes back home only to see the charred corpses of his aunt and uncle, and he knows, if he didn't before, that there is nothing left for him on Tatooine so he needs to leave the only home he has ever known.

As I said, if you're familiar with the Sgt. Pepper's album, you won't regret watching these videos in order.

Link here to the first of thirteen.

Update: Thank you morons for posting the Triumph the Insult Conic Dog Star Wars bit. It's hilarious.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 11:22 AM




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1 The 4th!

Posted by: Lord Chancellor johnd01 at May 04, 2017 11:24 AM (ukNFU)

2 Happy Anniversary, OregonMuse!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 11:26 AM (PY9jH)

3 Cinco de quatro!

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 04, 2017 11:26 AM (QM5S2)

4 Now press the ON button....

Posted by: USMC8541 One Shot to Slay them All at May 04, 2017 11:26 AM (NmR1a)

5 Still remember going to see the movie. We were awestruck.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 04, 2017 11:26 AM (zRZaJ)

6 I got nothin'.

Posted by: Dang at May 04, 2017 11:26 AM (8b+oT)

7 May the Farce be with you.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM (p+Wdc)

8 Never did make it to Trump Tower for a luxurious taco bowl. Sad.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM (PY9jH)

9 May 4th 1985 I was busy shitting my diapers, because I was 2 months old..,

Posted by: _Jaybee_ at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM (UPjj0)

10 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM (GwIKd)

11 You know what else happened on May 4th? On May 4th, 1985, I was wedded
to the lovely and gracious Mrs. Muse. Yes, that's right, she has been
putting up with me for 32 years.
=========================


Awww..... Happy Anniversary, you crazy kids.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM (dFi94)

12 Saw the first one.

/I land in the "Star Trek" camp

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM (8zWAk)

13 Oh good. I'm hoping TheJamesMadison will give us his thoughts on Rogue One.

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM (sBOL1)

14 Oh, God, the Beatles are overrated. Completely and totally awful dreck and crap.

Except "Help!" I really like that one. Everything else they did? Total steaming garbage.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM (u0s1P)

15

The look on Alec Guinness' face - What in the hell am I doing in this shit movie? Big paycheck, oh yeah that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM (493sH)

16 Also, congrats, I guess.

Posted by: _Jaybee_ at May 04, 2017 11:28 AM (UPjj0)

17 Never was a Star Wars fan but I can understand how it became part of a fantasy cult . No different than sports fanatics except they have to wait years between games. Has to be frustrating as hell.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 11:28 AM (WUuhi)

18 Hey, happy anniversary to you and Mrs. Muse, OMuse! Thirty-two years. Very impressive, especially for a lad of 29.

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 11:28 AM (sBOL1)

19 Tomorrows Cinco de Mayo! Can't wait for the list of stabbings next day... Happens every year here in my little neck of the woods...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 04, 2017 11:28 AM (O2RFr)

20 So Mikka is banging her coworker?

Posted by: Yo! at May 04, 2017 11:28 AM (GwIKd)

21 Oh, God, the Beatles are overrated. Completely and totally awful dreck and crap.



Except "Help!" I really like that one. Everything else they did? Total steaming garbage.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM (u0s1P)
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Go to your room. Language like that, I will put up not with.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 04, 2017 11:28 AM (dFi94)

22 The look on Alec Guinness' face - What in the hell am I doing in this shit movie? Big paycheck, oh yeah that

He hated the movie, hated its fans and their fannishness, hated everything about it, from what I've heard.

Takes all kinds, I guess.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (u0s1P)

23 Still remember going to see the movie. We were awestruck.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 04, 2017 11:26 AM (zRZaJ)


D'oh Boy was raving about Rogue One, and asked me, "Do you remember going to see the first Star Wars?"

Me: "Barely. I do remember walking barefoot over dirt roads for miles to get to the theatre."

Should have told him to stay off our lawn.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (PY9jH)

24 NERDS!!!

Posted by: blaster at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (v9J1p)

25 "So Mikka is banging her coworker?"

It was either give her a ring, or kill her

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (SIY7D)

26 May the Schwarz be with you!

Posted by: Dark Helmet at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (KeRkT)

27 Happy anniversary to you and the lovely Mrs. OM! 32 years is very impressive (she must be a saint)!

Posted by: IC at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (a0IVu)

28 Go to your room. Language like that, I will put up not with.

What, you don't like "Help!"?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (u0s1P)

29 Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (u0s1P)

You're on a hate roll this morning.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (WUuhi)

30 Was going to comment on the frivolousness of an International Star Wars day, but...are pretty much all of these International [whatever] Days just as meaningless?

Congrats to you on your long and happy marriage, OM!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 11:30 AM (NOIQH)

31 You know another great thing that happened on May 4th? My youngest child was born. May 4th 1984. She lights up any room she walks into.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 04, 2017 11:30 AM (zRZaJ)

32
Pence is really hard to believe, sometimes.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 11:30 AM (0LDLp)

33 I have to go pick up #3 from preschool. OM - lots of abundant flowers. A bottle of wine. A little dance without your pants. Just a word of advice .....

Posted by: grammie winger at May 04, 2017 11:30 AM (dFi94)

34 Oh, God, the Beatles are overrated. Completely and totally awful dreck and crap.

Except "Help!" I really like that one. Everything else they did? Total steaming garbage.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM (u0s1P)



William F. Buckley - The Beatles are not merely awful; I would consider it sacrilegious to say anything less than that they are god awful.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2017 11:30 AM (493sH)

35 Oh, God, the Beatles are overrated. Completely and totally awful dreck and crap.

grammie, I guess I need a time out too... really can't stand them.. Probably because they have been over played all these decades... I even saw them in person in my youth......

Posted by: It's me donna at May 04, 2017 11:30 AM (O2RFr)

36 29 Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (u0s1P)

You're on a hate roll this morning.
Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (WUuhi)

Sorry , you were talking about Alec.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 11:31 AM (WUuhi)

37 Spaceballs.

Oh shit, there goes the planet.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 04, 2017 11:31 AM (jxbfJ)

38 Happy Anniversary Muses!


Wait....Musi?

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 11:31 AM (Enq6K)

39
You know another great thing that happened on May 4th? My youngest
child was born. May 4th 1984. She lights up any room she walks into.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 04, 2017 11:30 AM (zRZaJ)


Awww....Happy Birthday to your lovely girl.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 11:31 AM (PY9jH)

40 Lovely Leia meter maid.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 11:31 AM (IqV8l)

41 You're on a hate roll this morning.

Naaaaah. Just a little hyperbole. Also, you forget (or never knew) that I have basically terrible taste in almost everything.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:31 AM (u0s1P)

42 If you at all like The Beatles, see Fab Faux if you can.

They're five NYC-based studio musicians who love The Beatles. It's not a cover show.

Here's a sample

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nD_E5sUttGE

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 11:31 AM (SIY7D)

43
"Chip" on Fox News just told me that Ivanka supposebly had a line removed from the president's EO that would allow employers "discriminate" against homosexuals.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (0LDLp)

44 He hated the movie, hated its fans and their fannishness, hated everything about it, from what I've heard.

Takes all kinds, I guess.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (u0s1P)


The story is he asked for his character to be killed just to get out of it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (493sH)

45 Wew! Sure am thrilled about the GOP introducing legislation to bring in 500k foreigners a year and blaming Americans for getting hooked on drugs.

Spoiler: our government controls and profits at every turn form drug addiction and the drug trade.

These fuckers need to be drawn and quartered.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe, MGTOW at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (2qHjF)

46 14 Oh, God, the Beatles are overrated. Completely and totally awful dreck and crap.

Except "Help!" I really like that one. Everything else they did? Total steaming garbage.
Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM (u0s1P)


Lennon was the King of all Hippies and McCartney wrote grandma music. I've always hated them, and always will.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (Rppij)

47 So Al Gore was the model for Luke?

Posted by: geoffb5 at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (d3wbb)

48 22 The look on Alec Guinness' face - What in the hell am I doing in this shit movie? Big paycheck, oh yeah that

He hated the movie, hated its fans and their fannishness, hated everything about it, from what I've heard.

Takes all kinds, I guess.
Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (u0s1P)

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I saw an interview with Brian Blessed, who was friends (or at least friendly) with Guinness, and he said that Guinness was actually much less antipathetic towards Star Wars than many people assume.

Of course, that goes against Guinness' autobiography and Blessed could have just been doing the old British thing of making things nice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (/prE6)

49 What, you don't like "Help!"?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:29 AM (u0s1P)
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I love everything Beatles, every single song, except that commie Utopia "Imagine". The rest - you may not speak against. I will say, I do think Lennon was overrated. Highly.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (dFi94)

50
"Chip" on Fox News also said this will be challenged on the grounds of the separation of church and state, which I find ironic.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 11:33 AM (0LDLp)

51 OM's marriage is older than I am by about a month.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 11:33 AM (/prE6)

52 Sorry , you were talking about Alec.

Oh, ok. I though you were referring to my analysis of Beowulf from the last thread; kind of forgot I posted about Sir Alec.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:33 AM (u0s1P)

53 9 May 4th 1985 I was busy shitting my diapers, because I was 2 months old..,
Posted by: _Jaybee_ at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM (UPjj0)

You. My lawn. Off.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:33 AM (0mRoj)

54 Tomorrows Cinco de Mayo!



And Saturday is Puke-o de Mayo!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 11:34 AM (o+pgY)

55 McCartney wrote grandma music. I've always hated them, and always will.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (Rppij)
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You know that Gen. Mattis saying? Just hope I never enter your room.

Gotta go - don't want to have the 3 year old hitchin' a ride. BBL

Posted by: grammie winger at May 04, 2017 11:34 AM (dFi94)

56
Oh, God, the Beatles are overrated. Completely and totally awful dreck and crap.

Rap is so much better.

MoFo MoFo kill da police!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 11:34 AM (IqV8l)

57 Okay, I did see Star Wars at a sneak preview. We got buttons that said, "May The Force Be With You" on them. We were movie nuts. No sports, rock and roll or that crap, just movies. We had heard the movie was coming out and starred Alec Guinness, which we thought was a good sign and thought it was a war movie. A neighborhood friend got a publication that went to theater owners/managers so he had the skinny on new releases, kind of.

Later, when the sequel came out and there were lines around the outside of the theater, a kid I knew would call the number of the pay phone next to the line and say, "Darth Vader is Luke's dad" giving the poor slob that answered the phone a massive spoiler.

Posted by: Dang at May 04, 2017 11:34 AM (8b+oT)

58 And happy anniversary, OM!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:34 AM (0mRoj)

59 I love everything Beatles, every single song, except
that commie Utopia "Imagine". The rest - you may not speak against. I
will say, I do think Lennon was overrated. Highly.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (dFi94)


Female Methodist minister led our foreign students in singing "Imagine." Husband and I looked at each other like, "Whuuut????"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 11:34 AM (PY9jH)

60 Tomorrow is also Cinco de Milo. I want to see what that rascal is up to this time.

Posted by: IC at May 04, 2017 11:34 AM (a0IVu)

61 I dismember mama.

Posted by: Krakenboner at May 04, 2017 11:35 AM (b4Djo)

62 I love everything Beatles, every single song, except that commie Utopia "Imagine". The rest - you may not speak against. I will say, I do think Lennon was overrated. Highly.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (dFi94)



The Ballad of John and Yoko is pure torture and typical of Lennon's self-serving, self aggrandizing crap

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2017 11:35 AM (493sH)

63 I love everything Beatles, every single song, except that commie Utopia "Imagine".
Posted by: grammie winger at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (dFi94)


Well, fortunately, 'Imagine' is not a Beatles song.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 11:35 AM (I/xun)

64 Saw this opening weekend at the coronet in San Francisco when i was 9.

Posted by: Edwin at May 04, 2017 11:35 AM (Djvrj)

65
The look on Alec Guinness' face - What in the hell am I doing in this shit movie? Big paycheck, oh yeah that
---

"So, that chalet in Switzerland? How many bedrooms should I get? I don't want too many people coming to visit."

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 11:35 AM (8zWAk)

66
Just flipped through all 3 cable fake news channels.

cnn: Trump Signs Controversial Religious Liberty Exec Order

fox news: Trump Signs Executive Order on Religious Liberty and Free Speech

msnbc: Trump Signs Controversial Religious Liberty Exec Order

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 11:35 AM (0LDLp)

67 56
Oh, God, the Beatles are overrated. Completely and totally awful dreck and crap.

Rap is so much better.

MoFo MoFo kill da police!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

Yeah the Beatles suck, cause music today is soooo great.
/sarc

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 04, 2017 11:35 AM (FZYNt)

68 A Day In the Life is a pretty good song .

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 11:35 AM (WUuhi)

69 66
Just flipped through all 3 cable fake news channels.

cnn: Trump Signs Controversial Religious Liberty Exec Order

fox news: Trump Signs Executive Order on Religious Liberty and Free Speech

msnbc: Trump Signs Controversial Religious Liberty Exec Order
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 11:35 AM (0LDLp)

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Isn't everything controversial to one degree or another?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (/prE6)

70 Cute, but two cultural phenomena that I'm pretty much done with.

No more Star Bores, no more Beat Alls.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (Pz4pT)

71 Lovely Leia meter maid.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 11:31 AM (IqV8l)


Nice, but no, it's "Dianoga, Sewer Snake" and it's the trash compactor segment.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (I/xun)

72 59 I love everything Beatles, every single song, except
that commie Utopia "Imagine". The rest - you may not speak against. I
will say, I do think Lennon was overrated. Highly.


Posted by: grammie winger at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (dFi94)

Female Methodist minister led our foreign students in singing "Imagine." Husband and I looked at each other like, "Whuuut????"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 11:34 AM (PY9jH)

"Female Methodist minister" should have been a dead giveaway.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (0mRoj)

73 And in rebuttal...Triumph, The Insult Comic Dog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CzbXA53I24

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (qJhUV)

74 he said that Guinness was actually much less antipathetic towards Star Wars than many people assume.

He claims to have told a young fan to never watch Star Wars again because it's awful.

Maybe he was just having a bad day, or he went through phases.

For a while, Leonard Nimoy (for example) distanced himself from Spock, but later accepted and embraced the role. So who knows?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (u0s1P)

75 The look on Alec Guinness' face - What in the hell am I doing in this shit movie? Big paycheck, oh yeah that

he liked to sip penis too

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (FZYNt)

76 Irony about this EO.

When NY adopted gay marriage, the legislation included counter-balancing religious freedom provisions. No one would have to bake a cake.

This got followed by other states adopting gay marriage.

But it got circumvented when Judge Kennedy decided to legislate for all 57 states

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (SIY7D)

77
Controversial!!

"Controversial" is the new "historic!"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (0LDLp)

78 I love everything Beatles, every single song, except that commie Utopia "Imagine".

Fortunately "Imagine" isn't a Beatles song.

I did see a hilarious video over the weekend of someone driving through a large crowd of antifa while playing "Imagine" though.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (3J/LN)

79 I love everything Beatles, every single song, except that commie Utopia "Imagine". The rest - you may not speak against. I will say, I do think Lennon was overrated. Highly.
--

LOL.

My Mom used to say that she should have been in AR at a record company.

Hated the Beatles
Hated Elvis
Hated rock and roll.

They could have made billions by simply promoting everything she hated.

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (8zWAk)

80

old: historic!

new: controversial!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (0LDLp)

81 Trump is going to Riyadh, Jerusalem and Rome later this month.

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 11:37 AM (Enq6K)

82 "I shrivel up every time someone mentions Star Wars to me."

Posted by: Zombie Sir Alec Guinness at May 04, 2017 11:37 AM (suO/a)

83 >.Never was a Star Wars fan but I can understand how it became part of a
fantasy cult . No different than sports fanatics except they have to
wait years between games. Has to be frustrating as hell.


Yup, especially now that Disney owns the franchise.

Prior to that sale, Lucas was very adept at monetizing the sh#t out of it via tv shows (cartoons), video games, and partnering with Legos. I was amazed at the how strong the cult of Star Wars was when the "Force Awakens" came out, because I couldn't imagine that many people of my generation had such strong feelings about the old movies. However, the yuuuge fanbase has been built on the current generation of kids (such as my niece) who have been involved in that universe for years via these non-movie products.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 11:37 AM (NOIQH)

84 You just know Barry is giddy that he no longer has to try to pretend to even be remotely religious.

He's probably on a golf course now. Or snuggling with some random guy.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 11:37 AM (PY9jH)

85 old: historic!

new: controversial!
Posted by: Soothsayer

Shoot, that is so pathetically true...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 04, 2017 11:37 AM (O2RFr)

86 74 he said that Guinness was actually much less antipathetic towards Star Wars than many people assume.

He claims to have told a young fan to never watch Star Wars again because it's awful.

Maybe he was just having a bad day, or he went through phases.

For a while, Leonard Nimoy (for example) distanced himself from Spock, but later accepted and embraced the role. So who knows?
Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (u0s1P)

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Well, the story is that the kid's mom told him, on the street, that the kid had seen Star Wars a few times (I think the number is around 12), and Guinness responded that he'd give the kid a signature if he promised to never watch it again.

That could be read as, "God I hate Star Wars," or it could be read as, "Jesus...move on and watch something else."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 11:38 AM (/prE6)

87 Oh, God, the Beatles are overrated. Completely and totally awful dreck and crap.



Except "Help!" I really like that one. Everything else they did? Total steaming garbage.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:27 AM


"Imagine"...I hate nihilistic dreck with the white heat of a million suns.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 11:38 AM (p+Wdc)

88 Beatles, I think you can draw a distinction between McCartney and the rest. Now I agree that almost all of John Lennon's stuff was crap, except that he was apparently a decent instrumental collaborator. (Norwegian Wood is that rare exception to this rule) But I think McCartney holds up as the best pure song writer of his generation - "I've just seen a face" for example is an almost perfect little ditty, catching McCartney's playful musical style perfectly.

Harrison was a nice guy, typical hippie, typical trippy hippy songs for the few he would write. I always had a soft spot for Ringo - probably the weakest musician of the four, but the best personality, and he did some decent solo stuff later.

What was incredible about them, and hard to see from this distance of time, was how they changed their musical style every year for the entire decade, to keep with where the zeitgeist was moving. I can't think of any other musical group that has successfully pulled off a major stylistic change with almost every album they produced.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 11:38 AM (KeRkT)

89 SW was the first movie I ever walked out on. Even as a child, it was poorly acted and predictable.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 04, 2017 11:38 AM (7ZVPa)

90 Saw this opening weekend at the coronet in San Francisco when i was 9.
Posted by: Edwin at May 04, 2017 11:35 AM (Djvrj)


THAT was the theater I caught the BART train to see it at. Only it was Thursday, either opening day or the day after. Theater wasn't all that crowded, if I recall.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 11:38 AM (I/xun)

91 Trump is going to Riyadh, Jerusalem and Rome later this month.
--

Will he wear a burka? Our viewers want to know!
-Rachel Maddow

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 11:38 AM (8zWAk)

92 May 4th 1977 I was down to the short strokes in getting out of the Navy after 7 years. And this meant leaving CA for good.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 04, 2017 11:38 AM (mpXpK)

93 46; fist bump. only thing is, lennon was a wannabe hippy. didn't really believe it. he was just a mental case, chasing his tail.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:38 AM (KP5rU)

94 My throbbing cock is about to stir some controversy

Posted by: Krakenboner at May 04, 2017 11:39 AM (b4Djo)

95 Female Methodist minister led our foreign students in singing "Imagine." Husband and I looked at each other like, "Whuuut????"




Posted by: Jane D'oh
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I'd imagine myself walking out.

Posted by: Dang at May 04, 2017 11:39 AM (8b+oT)

96 Geo. Lucas tossed the franchise into a pit.

JJJJJJJJ Abrahamas took a shit on it and call it cake.

Fuck all of everyone.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 11:39 AM (GgzGa)

97 Maybe the EO is "controversial" because it doesn't specifically recognize government worship as a religion.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 04, 2017 11:39 AM (tVWQB)

98 If I had a lightsaber nobody would ever know it. Except a small number of selected individuals. And they would never tell anybody. IYKNWIMAITYD. Well, off to work, comrades!

Posted by: Eromero at May 04, 2017 11:39 AM (zLDYs)

99 lennon was a wannabe hippy. didn't really believe it. he was just a mental case, chasing his tail.

More accurately he was pretending to be a hippy/prog because he was chasing Yoko's tail.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 04, 2017 11:40 AM (3J/LN)

100 "Chip" on Fox News just told me that Ivanka supposebly had a line removed from the president's EO that would allow employers "discriminate" against homosexuals.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (0LDLp)


From Catholic Vote:

A leaked draft of an excellent Executive Order was stymied, according to reports, by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump along with outside left-wing groups.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2017 11:40 AM (493sH)

101 And in rebuttal...Triumph, The Insult Comic Dog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CzbXA53I24

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM


Never. Not. Funny.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 11:40 AM (p+Wdc)

102 Beatles. Sure got rich for dirty stinking hippie Commies.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 04, 2017 11:40 AM (e1mEI)

103 I love everything Beatles, every single song

It's possible it's a legitimate generational thing. Since I wasn't around before the Beatles, I don't have a solid frame of reference for how revolutionary or whatever they were.

Like when I saw the first Die Hard for the first time. This was after I'd seen the 4th one in the theater, so while I liked it, it wasn't as shocking or exciting as if I hadn't seen all the imitators and followers.

There's a "Beatles Rap" by The Quarrymen that I enjoy, though. Dr. Demento would play it on his show sometimes.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 04, 2017 11:40 AM (u0s1P)

104 Paul was the best musician in The Beatles, and one of the best bass players ever. Often too granny, but he wrote Helter Skelter.

John was the leader, especially in the early years, and was a great song writer.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 11:40 AM (SIY7D)

105 I listen to Eleanor Rigby when I need cheering up.

Posted by: Tom Waits at May 04, 2017 11:40 AM (NBHj5)

106 May 4 77, I'd be sitting in History Class, Senior year of High School right now...

May 4 85? I'd be in San Diego, sitting in Class for US Navy Satellite Communications... after my first Sea Tour, before transferring to Hawaii...

Posted by: Don Q. at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM (NgKpN)

107 Too bad this EO isn't retro-active.. That Christian Family who lost everything because they wouldn't bake a cake for the lesbians would still have a business...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM (O2RFr)

108 You know what else happened on May 4th?

Hitler.

I mean it's not his birthday or an important day in the War, but I'm sure he did something on May 4th. Maybe he stubbed his toe and blamed the Jews.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM (oZ6kz)

109 My Star Wars pet peeve? All the incompetent gunnery and marksmanship.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM (di1hb)

110 >>"Imagine"...I hate nihilistic dreck with the white heat of a million suns.


Ditto.

Tell me how the current progressive ideology varies from what that song promotes. It is *evil* when you really think about it, masquerading as a song about peace while promoting chaos.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM (NOIQH)

111
A leaked draft of an excellent Executive Order
was stymied, according to reports, by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump
along with outside left-wing groups.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2017 11:40 AM (493sH)

Ok, I'm about done giving those two the benefit of the doubt. Da fuk?!

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM (Enq6K)

112 I listen to Eleanor Rigby when I need cheering up.
Posted by: Tom Waits
-----------

Me too!

Posted by: Stephen Stills at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM (NBHj5)

113 99 lennon was a wannabe hippy. didn't really believe it. he was just a mental case, chasing his tail.

More accurately he was pretending to be a hippy/prog because he was chasing Yoko's tail.
Posted by: Ian S. at May 04, 2017 11:40 AM (3J/LN)

More accurately, he was a mental case because he was chasing Yoko's tail.

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM (7HtZB)

114 69. 'Problematic'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM (TwwWO)

115 Thank you Jane

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 04, 2017 11:42 AM (zRZaJ)

116 "John was the leader, especially in the early years, and was a great song writer.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 11:40 AM (SIY7D) "

And Ringo was....well, a heck of a nice guy, and boy could he cook a steak.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at May 04, 2017 11:42 AM (oZ6kz)

117 113
More accurately, he was a mental case because he was chasing Yoko's tail.
Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM (7HtZB)

============

Embrace "and"?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at May 04, 2017 11:42 AM (/prE6)

118
Even if it's not true this time, I still can't stand Ivanka and Jared Kushner, son of a felon.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 11:42 AM (0LDLp)

119 Only song of the Beatles I really like is The Long and Winding Road; and I think Paul wrote that one.

Posted by: IC at May 04, 2017 11:42 AM (a0IVu)

120 Oh, God, the Beatles are overrated. Completely and totally awful dreck and crap.

grammie, I guess I need a time out too... really can't stand them.. Probably because they have been over played all these decades... I even saw them in person in my youth......
Posted by: It's me donna at May 04, 2017 11:30 AM (O2RFr)


I went through a Beatles phase some years ago. Tried to figure out what the fuss was all about, and really, if you're oblivious to the hype, a lot of it is not bad music. Usually not great, but not bad either.

I just sorta assume they did what they did, and when their own success started to overwhelm them, they partially let it go to their heads, and partially decided to check out so as to avoid the increasingly loud voices inside their own heads telling them "NO! We're not what they want us to be!!"

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 11:42 AM (Pz4pT)

121 Only very long line I ever stood in to see a movie was Jaws.

Verdict: Worth it

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 11:42 AM (WUuhi)

122 72: i would have left. idiots, all of them.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:42 AM (KP5rU)

123 I got your lightsaber right here little girl.

Posted by: Toney Weiner at May 04, 2017 11:43 AM (UOJLJ)

124 110 >>"Imagine"...I hate nihilistic dreck with the white heat of a million suns.


Ditto.

Tell me how the current progressive ideology varies from what that song promotes. It is *evil* when you really think about it, masquerading as a song about peace while promoting chaos.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM (NOIQH)

I love the scene in "Forrest Gump" when Forrest is on the Dick Cavet Show, describing how awful things are in Red China, and that inspires Lennon to write "Imagine."

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 11:43 AM (7HtZB)

125 More accurately, he was a mental case because he was chasing Yoko's tail.
Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM (7HtZB)

All I can think of is he must have been perpetually stoned to connect with that "thing."

Posted by: It's me donna at May 04, 2017 11:43 AM (O2RFr)

126
It's funny how alike my wife and I are. Neither of us particularly care for the Beatles. A couple songs, sure.

But in the age of .99 cent downloads, who would have bought their albums because every song was so great? Not me.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 11:44 AM (HTdUD)

127 >>"Imagine"...I hate nihilistic dreck with the white heat of a million suns.


Ditto.

Tell
me how the current progressive ideology varies from what that song
promotes. It is *evil* when you really think about it, masquerading as a
song about peace while promoting chaos.


Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM


*fistbump*

Hmm...and I seem to have omitted a "that" in my post. *reaches for moar coffee*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 11:44 AM (p+Wdc)

128 >>More accurately, he was a mental case because he was chasing Yoko's tail. Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM (7HtZB)

He was chasing a mental case.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 11:44 AM (Bdeb0)

129 I love everything Beatles, every single song, except that commie Utopia "Imagine". The rest - you may not speak against. I will say, I do think Lennon was overrated. Highly.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 04, 2017 11:32 AM (dFi94)
==========================

Wait, that was more commie than "Back In The USSR"?

Posted by: mrp at May 04, 2017 11:44 AM (Pqytn)

130 "May 4th 1985 I was busy shitting my diapers, because I was 2 months old.."

Jaybee the graybeard. Settle down gramps...

Posted by: DanMan at May 04, 2017 11:44 AM (XTiHL)

131 Happy anniversary and happy birthday to all who celebrate them today.

I saw Star Wars in the theatre, around November 1977 I think. It was still playing in the first-run theatres.

I wonder how bill Alec Guinness's paycheck could have been? I heard that the budget for Star Wars was 10 million. Not like the sequels where they could throw whatever money they wanted into it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 04, 2017 11:45 AM (MZcWR)

132 116 "John was the leader, especially in the early years, and was a great song writer.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 11:40 AM (SIY7D) "

And Ringo was....well, a heck of a nice guy, and boy could he cook a steak.
Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at May 04, 2017 11:42 AM (oZ6kz)

If you play "Octopus's Garden" backwards, you can hear Ringo say "thank Shiva these other guys are so talented"

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 11:45 AM (7HtZB)

133 May 4 77, I'd be sitting in History Class, Senior year of High School right now...

May 4 85? I'd be in San Diego, sitting in Class for US Navy Satellite Communications... after my first Sea Tour, before transferring to Hawaii...



----

Third year of prison.



Guard. '82-'86.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 11:45 AM (o+pgY)

134 "Imagine" was not a Beatles song. It was a John Lennon solo effort.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:45 AM (0mRoj)

135 We found an animated kids show on Netflix called Beat Bugs or something like that. The producers have taken some Beatles songs and have written stories around them, with the characters singing parts of the songs.

It's actually very nicely done.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 04, 2017 11:45 AM (tVWQB)

136
What was incredible about them, and hard to see
from this distance of time, was how they changed their musical style
every year for the entire decade, to keep with where the zeitgeist was
moving. I can't think of any other musical group that has successfully
pulled off a major stylistic change with almost every album they
produced. Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 11:38 AM (KeRkT)
=====

Yeah, THIS^. My personal favorite is Abbey Road -- quirky.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 04, 2017 11:46 AM (MIKMs)

137 You know what else happened on May 4th?

Hitler.

I mean it's not his birthday or an important day in the War, but I'm sure he did something on May 4th. Maybe he stubbed his toe and blamed the Jews.
Posted by: broseidon
---------------

He literally did something on the 4th of May, 1944.

1945, not so much.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:46 AM (ZO497)

138 "Imagine"...I hate nihilistic dreck with the white heat of a million suns.

But what else would we have to sing at candlelight vigils after terrorist attacks?

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 11:46 AM (qJhUV)

139 135 We found an animated kids show on Netflix called Beat Bugs or something like that. The producers have taken some Beatles songs and have written stories around them, with the characters singing parts of the songs.

It's actually very nicely done.
Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 04, 2017 11:45 AM (tVWQB)

Is "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" in there?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:46 AM (0mRoj)

140 I laughed, I cried, I kissed 3 bucks goodbye... uhh, I mean "GRWWWLLLLLAAAAARRRRRR!"

Posted by: Chinchilla at May 04, 2017 11:47 AM (jcw3g)

141 May 4, 1970 4 students were killed by National Guardsmen after several days of riots. Hillary was there and despite the bullets flying, was leading the resistance. Chelsea wrote a letter of protest to President Nixon, which she still has today.

Posted by: Paolo at May 04, 2017 11:47 AM (1BQGO)

142 "1945, not so much.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:46 AM (ZO497) "

I'm sure he decomposed a bit that day.

Posted by: broseidon being a capitalist pigdog (yknow, working) at May 04, 2017 11:47 AM (oZ6kz)

143 i hate the beatles, always have. wifey, however loves them. makes for interesting times when we listen to music. she really doesn't get me going from zevon to ac/dc. keeps life passionate anyway.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:47 AM (KP5rU)

144
And in rebuttal...Triumph, The Insult Comic Dog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CzbXA53I24

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 11:36 AM (qJhUV)


Best Triumph ever. Nerds!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 11:48 AM (PY9jH)

145 But in the age of .99 cent downloads, who would have bought their albums because every song was so great? Not me.
Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 11:44 AM (HTdUD)


Of course, that's true of pretty much any group. How many vinyl albums or CDs do you think there are wherein EVERY song is good? Not many.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 11:48 AM (I/xun)

146 I used to like the Beatles Revolver album.

Posted by: Zombie Vince Foster at May 04, 2017 11:48 AM (UOJLJ)

147
The White Album.

Beatles Perfected.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 11:48 AM (8XRCm)

148 4 May 85? Combat Equipment, Mass Tactical, Hohenfels Drop Zone. 7th aircraft. Bouncing-off-the-ceiling turbulence.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 04, 2017 11:48 AM (di1hb)

149
Female Methodist minister led our foreign students in singing "Imagine." Husband and I looked at each other like, "Whuuut????"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 11:34 AM (PY9jH)

As a minister, did she not listen to the words, and think that perhaps, the part about "no religion too" meant that he wanted to do away with the practice of faith?

She's totally okay with that? As a minister?

Sometimes the cognitive dissonance is so strong it hurts.

Posted by: moki at May 04, 2017 11:48 AM (V+V48)

150 But what else would we have to sing at candlelight vigils after terrorist attacks?




Manamana
Do do doo doo
Manamana

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 11:48 AM (o+pgY)

151 The Beatles were visionary, man, you know? I mean, they're the Beatles, we're all beetles, can you dig that, can you even understand that? Electric guitars are like shields to protect them, and we're gettin' ready, you better find your place on this Earth, like a beetle, because it's all coming down.

Posted by: Charles ManZod at May 04, 2017 11:48 AM (Bdeb0)

152 138; dragula? bark at the moon? run for the hills?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:49 AM (KP5rU)

153 "Imagine"...I hate nihilistic dreck with the white heat of a million suns.
===================

I dunno. If I could work up the heat of a couple of suns, I'd call it a day.

Posted by: Fred Nietzsche at May 04, 2017 11:49 AM (Pqytn)

154
My Star Wars pet peeve? All the incompetent gunnery and marksmanship.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf


A-Team in Space

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 11:49 AM (IqV8l)

155 So, churches can no longer be punished for any political talk from their pulpits?

About time all churches have the same rights as black churches.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 11:49 AM (PY9jH)

156 He literally did something on the 4th of May, 1944.
1945, not so much.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:46 AM (ZO497)


He had been on his crash weight loss program for a couple of weeks, I believe.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 11:49 AM (I/xun)

157 This is not a good idea:


@Breaking911 4m
BREAKING: Pope Francis to receive Donald Trump on May 24, Vatican says - AFP

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 11:50 AM (GgzGa)

158 Ringo's a very talented drummer, maybe not so much a musician. He could keep damn near perfect time without a click track and had a very good feel for where the band wanted him to go.

But the band was still awful. And let's not even talk about McCartney's solo work.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 04, 2017 11:50 AM (Rppij)

159 "Imagine" was not a Beatles song. It was a John Lennon solo effort.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:45 AM


Point taken. I still stand by my earlier comment re hating that nihilistic dreck.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 11:50 AM (p+Wdc)

160 139 135 We found an animated kids show on Netflix called Beat Bugs or something like that. The producers have taken some Beatles songs and have written stories around them, with the characters singing parts of the songs.

It's actually very nicely done.
Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 04, 2017 11:45 AM (tVWQB)

Is "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" in there?
Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:46 AM (0mRoj)


Or "Why don't we do it in the road?" That's a classic. Perfect for a kids show.

Posted by: moki at May 04, 2017 11:50 AM (V+V48)

161 McCartney is not the best pure songwriter of his generation. Purity? Where did that quote originate. What the heck does that really mean?

The fab four were greater than the sum of their parts. Now, thats true. Not the fab three, or fab one. I'll sum all this with one word: WINGS.

Posted by: 13times at May 04, 2017 11:50 AM (hB+8q)

162 ish

#StarWars

Saw the first one in theaters. Amused by the super-modern-sfx applied to a cheesy old movie serial story. Amused that it picks up mid-story (ch IV)

Rented the next two from Blockbuster. Blockbuster. Hahahaha. Rented. VHS. Please Rewind. Hahhahaa.

Never really been tempted to see any of the rest.

Last night, we watched the Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans first and second cuts. Yeah, clever adaptation of Sgt Pepper's -- maybe I'd be more appreciative if I cared about SW.

Posted by: mindful webworker - may the forte be with you at May 04, 2017 11:50 AM (l/Pix)

163 The Ballad of John and Yoko is pure torture and typical of Lennon's self-serving, self aggrandizing crap

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2017 11:35 AM (493sH)

It's a good rock and roll song, if you don't take the lyrics seriously. And it has a good pun in it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2017 11:51 AM (0deF2)

164 My Star Wars pet peeve? All the incompetent gunnery and marksmanship.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf



That's in almost every show or movie.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 11:51 AM (o+pgY)

165 147; you cannot perfect the beatles. end of story. i've heard bar bands with more talent. just shitty acoustics.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:51 AM (KP5rU)

166
So the only conceivable way you can argue against this EO in the courts is to argue that it gives The People too much free speech and too much religious liberty.


There is no other argument.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 11:51 AM (0LDLp)

167 Of course, that's true of pretty much any group. How many vinyl albums or CDs do you think there are wherein EVERY song is good? Not many.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 11:48 AM (I/xun)


The first six Black Sabbath albums.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 04, 2017 11:51 AM (Rppij)

168 OT, but Trump just signed an EO allowing houses of worship to engage in free speech (including political speech). This levels the playing field for right of center houses of worship - the left has always been allowed to have campaign rallies in the sacristy.

Hope this is a game changer. meanwhile F. the ACLU, which has said screw the first amendment when it comes ot faith based issues.

Posted by: vivi at May 04, 2017 11:51 AM (11H2y)

169 >>But the band was still awful. And let's not even talk about McCartney's solo work. Posted by: Chupacabra at May 04, 2017 11:50 AM (Rppij)

Someone's knockin' at the door/somebody's ringin' the bell/do me a favor, open the door/and shoot them in the face.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 11:52 AM (Bdeb0)

170 Hmmm....there appears to be a small jumping spider wandering around my monitor. Whatever...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 11:52 AM (p+Wdc)

171 Is "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" in there?

If it is I haven't seen it.... . That would be kind of a disturbing episode...

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 04, 2017 11:52 AM (tVWQB)

172 Ringo's a very talented drummer, maybe not so much a musician. He could keep damn near perfect time without a click track and had a very good feel for where the band wanted him to go.

More importantly, he had capital-T Taste. He didn't insert himself into the songs unnecssarily, he played exactly what the songs demanded.

There's a great short video on YouTube of a bunch of modern name-brand drummers talking about how underrated Ringo is.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 04, 2017 11:53 AM (3J/LN)

173 As a minister, did she not listen to the words, and think that perhaps, the part about "no religion too" meant that he wanted to do away with the practice of faith?

She's totally okay with that? As a minister?

Sometimes the cognitive dissonance is so strong it hurts.

Posted by: moki at May 04, 2017 11:48 AM (V+V4


I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Methodists!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:53 AM (0mRoj)

174 Media Delenda estj, BTW. I've been slacking off.

Posted by: vivi at May 04, 2017 11:53 AM (11H2y)

175 Re: Star Wars my kids thought it was funny that I had to debate myself as to whether or not I wanted to spend $1.75 and drive 60 miles round trip to go see some Sci Fi flick.

'Cause, you know, $1.75 plus gas was up to around 79 cents a gallon or so by then.

I ended up doing that about 10 more times.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 11:53 AM (Jcg9Q)

176
You cannot argue this EO "discriminates" some and seek relief by discriminating other.

But that's exactly what the Left will do.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 11:53 AM (0LDLp)

177 My Star Wars pet peeve? All the incompetent gunnery and marksmanship.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf

That was mine with The A-Team. Did they ever hit anything?

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 11:53 AM (qJhUV)

178 My Star Wars pet peeve? All the incompetent gunnery and marksmanship.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf


It seems the Imperial Navy never heard of directed battery fire.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Hosts the Are We There Yet? Political Party at May 04, 2017 11:54 AM (hLRSq)

179 woof

Posted by: Conic Dog at May 04, 2017 11:55 AM (vtcmf)

180 Point taken. I still stand by my earlier comment re hating that nihilistic dreck.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 11:50 AM (p+Wdc)

Oh I fucking HATE "Imagine." I just had to be all anal retentive about the correct attribution.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:55 AM (0mRoj)

181 I love you yeah, yeah, yeah...now put some ice on that.

Posted by: Billjeff at May 04, 2017 11:55 AM (UOJLJ)

182 Yes a shitty band with shitty songs and shitty song writers happened to trick the entire world into making them arguably the greatest group ever.

Maybe we might have to revisit that theory.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 11:55 AM (WUuhi)

183 The White Album.

Beatles Perfected
Decadent.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 11:48 AM (8XRCm)


Fixed.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 11:55 AM (I/xun)

184 Chip" on Fox News also said this will be challenged on the grounds of the separation of church and state, which I find ironic.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at May 04, 2017 11:33 AM (0LDLp)

Maybe someone should sue to ensure the state is separated from churches.

Posted by: Jen the original at May 04, 2017 11:56 AM (bJ+bK)

185 Of course, that's true of pretty much any group. How many vinyl albums or CDs do you think there are wherein EVERY song is good? Not man

-----

The White Album
Bostons First Album
Bad Company'sc Desolation Angels
Back In Black


Fleetwood Macs Rumours comes close.....Songbird sucks.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 11:56 AM (8XRCm)

186
I want rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Methodists!
Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:53 AM (0mRoj)

I've worshiped in Baptist, Presbyterian, non-Denom, Messianic Jewish and Lutheran congregations. There's a reason Methodist isn't in the group.

Posted by: moki at May 04, 2017 11:56 AM (V+V48)

187 Woof! Woof Woof!

Posted by: Sergeant Oddball at May 04, 2017 11:56 AM (Pqytn)

188 Of course, that's true of pretty much any group. How many vinyl albums or CDs do you think there are wherein EVERY song is good? Not many.
Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 


Very few, a tiny percentage. Which is why .99 downloads have hit the music industry so hard.

My favorite musicians, say Pat Metheny or the Moody Blues -- that would be the toughest choice, per song, or album discount.

But the Beatles? Buy three .99 downloads. Put them on a flash drive with 500 other tunes, play in shuffle mode.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 11:56 AM (HTdUD)

189 The thing about Star Wars is that, near as I can tell, it's the first science fiction movie in which everything is ordinary to the characters. There's nothing that's surprising to them, nothing they've not encountered before.

They're surprised by the size of the Death Star, not by its existence.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 04, 2017 11:56 AM (MZcWR)

190 Hmmm....there appears to be a small jumping spider wandering around my monitor. Whatever...


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 11:52 AM (p+Wdc)


Shove it in the USB port and whisper "Go find AtC, my little pet," and wait. Hilarity will ensue.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Hosts the Are We There Yet? Political Party at May 04, 2017 11:56 AM (hLRSq)

191 The White Album.

Beatles Perfected.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 11:48 AM (8XRCm)
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I read the book Helter Skelter when I was a teenager and after that, I was kind of skeeved out by that album.

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 11:57 AM (sBOL1)

192 THE STAR WARS - BEATLES MASHUP

Imagine if George Lucas could write dialog
it's not that hard if you try
No made up words like younglings
making actual writers cry
Imagine all the audience, cheering even today

Imagine Yoda using prepositions
it isn't hard to do
no fractured sentence structures
no big empty spaces too
Imagine all the characters, talking like they were real

You may say I'm a dreamer
but I'm not the only one
I hope some day they find a real writer
and the series might actually get fun.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 11:57 AM (KeRkT)

193 The only thing overrated is John's "hippyness," look up Mark Steyn's article on him. Paul is probably more left, and George was the mystic.

Awesome vocals, and bass playing was never the same afterward.

Posted by: goodluckduck at May 04, 2017 11:57 AM (yqvys)

194 I've got blisters on my paws.

Posted by: Conic Dog at May 04, 2017 11:57 AM (vtcmf)

195 I've worshiped in Baptist, Presbyterian, non-Denom, Messianic Jewish and Lutheran congregations. There's a reason Methodist isn't in the group.
Posted by: moki at May 04, 2017 11:56 AM (V+V4

Heh. They've strayed just a wee bit from orthodoxy. Same with Episcopalians, PCUSA and some others. It's sad, really

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:57 AM (0mRoj)

196 1945, not so much.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:46 AM (ZO497)

Like Beethoven, he was decomposing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (0deF2)

197 I remember it clearly and saw it multiple times. It ended the anti-hero movies of the time and marked the beginning of when movies would be fun again instead of containing some grand message.

Posted by: Locke Common at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (dUbVu)

198
Wait, that was more commie than "Back In The USSR"?
Posted by: mrp at May 04, 2017 11:44 AM (Pqytn)


That wasn't really a commie song.He's just singing about Russian girls

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (lKyWE)

199 182: kinda how a whole country fell for a drug addled grifter twice in eight years. wanna talk about a scam?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (KP5rU)

200 Oh... and for the record... contrary to Triumph the insult dogs allegations...

I was a Senior in High School... took a date to see Star Wars, and yes,, got lucky that night...

Gymnast Girl Friend... wow.... had not thought of her in YEARS....

Posted by: Don Q. at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (NgKpN)

201 I heard the guys at RLM put into words what I always thought but never could quite put my fingers on with the recent Star Wars movies and how they changed what people know/experienced with the first three.

Darth Vader: A henchman. A high ranking henchman, but still just a henchman, and now the entire universe revolves around him. Because toys.

Boba Fett: A hired thug. Nothing more, and the character was on screen for about two minutes total. Wildly popular because we don't know much about him, but now he somehow has really important connections to stormtroopers and clones and will get his own line of movies. Also because toys.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (fD1ST)

202 The fab four were greater than the sum of their parts. Now, thats true. Not the fab three, or fab one. I'll sum all this with one word: WINGS.

Posted by: 13times at May 04, 2017 11:50 AM (hB+8q)



Alan Partridge Who were Wings? Only the band the Beatles could have been

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2017 11:59 AM (493sH)

203 Oh I fucking HATE "Imagine." I just had to be all anal retentive about the correct attribution.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 11:55 AM


Thank you for directing my hatred toward the parties responsible for that train wreck. I prefer it to be concentrated, and not wasted on the Beatles in general. Whom I also hate. Just sayin'.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 11:59 AM (p+Wdc)

204 I would be interested in a cartoon version of Rocky Raccoon meets Maxwell.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:59 AM (NBHj5)

205 199 182: kinda how a whole country fell for a drug addled grifter twice in eight years. wanna talk about a scam?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (KP5rU)

50% of the Country.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 11:59 AM (WUuhi)

206 I've hear John Lennon was a musical genius way to many times. Based on what? His music was not intricate, his instruments/vocal skills unimpressive and his lyrics were with enough acid were deep and inspiring but otherwise jumbled, incoherent nonsense.

Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2017 11:59 AM (1BQGO)

207 >>I read the book Helter Skelter when I was a teenager and after that, I was kind of skeeved out by that album. Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 11:57 AM (sBOL1)

Father-in-law had a home security system installed days after finishing the book. I'll bet he was in good company.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 12:00 PM (Bdeb0)

208 The Partridge Family is dead?

Posted by: Conic Dog at May 04, 2017 12:00 PM (vtcmf)

209 Thank you for directing my hatred toward the parties responsible for that train wreck. I prefer it to be concentrated, and not wasted on the Beatles in general. Whom I also hate. Just sayin'.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 11:59 AM (p+Wdc)

Helping people focus their hate. Just one of many useful services I provide.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:00 PM (0mRoj)

210 24 NERDS!!!

Somebody call me?

Jesus, it has been 40 years.... There are movies, then there is Star Wars! Dad made it a family movie event after the three-page review in Newsweek. It was the hot summer of 1977, and in North KY back then it was a 30-40 minute drive to the Showcase Cinema in Erlanger to see it. I was never the same afterwards.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 12:00 PM (Quwsn)

211 This is not a good idea:




@Breaking911 4m
BREAKING: Pope Francis to receive Donald Trump on May 24, Vatican says - AFP
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LOL.

I think this is awesome.

"So Frank, like former President Obama, I admire the way that you've risen to a place of prominence, but you are aware that you're a brainwashed Muslim communist global warming elitist puppet, right?"

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 12:00 PM (8zWAk)

212 189 The thing about Star Wars is that, near as I can tell, it's the first science fiction movie in which everything is ordinary to the characters. There's nothing that's surprising to them, nothing they've not encountered before.

They're surprised by the size of the Death Star, not by its existence.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 04, 2017 11:56 AM (MZcWR)

Yep... it was a used universe... things broke down... things were old...

And its only the very first movie that has that feeling really... after that its back to shiny ships, that always work...

Posted by: Don Q. at May 04, 2017 12:01 PM (NgKpN)

213 Mother Superior jumped my bones.

Posted by: Corona at May 04, 2017 12:01 PM (OYxyz)

214 Shove it in the USB port and whisper "Go find AtC, my little pet," and wait. Hilarity will ensue.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Hosts the Are We There Yet? Political Party at May 04, 2017 11:56 AM


It's headed that way. Must've read your comment. Let's just sit back and wait for the fireworks.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 12:01 PM (p+Wdc)

215 Also happy anniversary OregonMuse!

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 12:01 PM (Quwsn)

216 May the Forth be with you.

Especially if you speak the Castilian dialect of Spanish.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2017 12:01 PM (PFlOK)

217 Harrison's My Sweet Lord was a catchy tune. Admittedly I've never paid attention to the lyrics.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 12:01 PM (WUuhi)

218 And as for

#TheBeatles

As decades have gone by, most of their stuff has held up pretty well, in my inarguable opinion.

Some I always hated ("Run for your Life" - great tune, but, abusive possessive lover theme).

Some were funny, but I wouldn't put them in the regular-listening playlists - you know, Octopus, Submarine, Act Naturally. (I think those are all Ringo. Class-A band drummer, but, um...)

Most of Paul's songs ("gramma music" someone said - heh) have aged less well. I just keep seeing his ginormous face on the big screen in the Let It Be movie. "Hey Jooooood..." What?

And that fat guy at Woodstock forever ruined A Little Help From My Friends for me.

Their "beatnik" releases had lots of great stuff (Rubber Soul/Revolver). There's obscure but great rockers like Hey Bulldog.

I still find She Loves You powerful, yeah yeah yeahs and all. Maybe You Had To Be There at the right age. Like Star Wars, which I wasn't.

What's most amazing is the genres they spanned.

It was all part of the times, too. They had fun. They grew and changed. We had fun growing up, changing, listening to them. (While lauging at the maniacs. Whut?)

Posted by: mindful webworker - i wanna hold yer haaaaand at May 04, 2017 12:01 PM (l/Pix)

219 This will soon become a Beatles Are Overrated thread, I have no doubt.

Posted by: Conic Dog at May 04, 2017 12:01 PM (vtcmf)

220 >>204
I would be interested in a cartoon version of Rocky Raccoon meets Maxwell. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:59 AM (NBHj5)

Or a cartoon version of Eleanor Rigby accidentally mixing up the face that she keeps in a jar by the door with the yellow matter custard dripping from a dead dog's eye.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 12:01 PM (Bdeb0)

221 I took the Revolver album too litteraly.

Posted by: Phil Spector at May 04, 2017 12:02 PM (UOJLJ)

222 SO

Posted by: Neergiveup at May 04, 2017 12:03 PM (KlI/a)

223 205; no offense jack, but, i'll never change my mind about the beatles. they probably fooled 50% of the country too. certainly the whole country at that time didn't love those fucks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 12:03 PM (KP5rU)

224 Tomorrow is Cinco de Miracle Whip?

Posted by: wth at May 04, 2017 12:03 PM (HgMAr)

225 Yep... it was a used universe... things broke down... things were old...
===============

Well, you know, it was the '70s.

Posted by: mrp at May 04, 2017 12:03 PM (Pqytn)

226 Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 04, 2017 12:03 PM (KlI/a)

227 I remember it clearly and saw it multiple times. It ended the anti-hero movies of the time and marked the beginning of when movies would be fun again instead of containing some grand message.
Posted by: Locke Common at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (dUbVu)


Star Wars: Making Movies Great Again!

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 12:03 PM (I/xun)

228 204 I would be interested in a cartoon version of Rocky Raccoon meets Maxwell.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 11:59 AM (NBHj5)

Mediocre gunfighter vs. hammer-wielding serial killer. Could be interesting.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:04 PM (0mRoj)

229 I love you yeah, yeah, yeah...now put some ice on that.


Posted by: Billjeff at May 04, 2017 11:55 AM (UOJLJ)

Thus cometh my first out loud laugh of the day.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 12:04 PM (Jcg9Q)

230 The Beatles were better than a lot of the other shit bands at the time. Kingston Trio? Peter Paul and Mary?


Posted by: JAS at May 04, 2017 12:04 PM (EX4Wr)

231 I saw the hyping of the movie on te Diana Shore show with Carrie Fisher and Mark Hammel. HEY there was nothing else on TV after getting home from school, only 4 channels not counting PBS. I was so put off buy the descriptions I was able to avoid the movie for a year. When it came to the $1.99 movie theater.

Posted by: Paladin at May 04, 2017 12:04 PM (4kpbt)

232
Rolling Stones vs Beatles


Discus..

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:05 PM (8XRCm)

233 "His music was not intricate, his instruments/vocal skills unimpressive and his lyrics were with enough acid were deep and inspiring but otherwise jumbled, incoherent nonsense. "

See... a true genius

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2017 12:05 PM (J+eG2)

234 Oh, yeah...

♥ Happy Anniversary to the Muses, O & Mrs. ♥

* throws rice *

⚅ ⚅

* uh, sorry, all we had was cooked rice *

Posted by: mindful webworker - did not throw box at least at May 04, 2017 12:05 PM (l/Pix)

235 189 The thing about Star Wars is that, near as I can tell, it's the first science fiction movie in which everything is ordinary to the characters. There's nothing that's surprising to them, nothing they've not encountered before.

They're surprised by the size of the Death Star, not by its existence.
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This is true. Star Wars was not Earth-based, so there was no "gee whiz future stuff" aspect. Aliens, robots, spaceships, all part of the accepted world view.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 12:06 PM (Quwsn)

236 Of course Barky had to open his dick shaped mouth...

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/264093/

Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2017 12:06 PM (r/0kC)

237 Rolling Stones vs Beatles





Discus..
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Stones.

No contest.

/but then, I like my men on the bad side...

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 12:06 PM (8zWAk)

238 230; so were most polka bands.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 12:07 PM (KP5rU)

239 That wasn't really a commie song.He's just singing about Russian girls

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (lKyWE)

Also a spoof on the Beach Boys and Chuck Berry.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2017 12:07 PM (0deF2)

240 Limey cocksuckers

Posted by: Zombie Elvis at May 04, 2017 12:07 PM (UOJLJ)

241 232
Easy. Stones have a body-count & Sympathy for the Devil. Beatles have appalling rates of casualty and attrition & I Wanna Hold Your Hand.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 04, 2017 12:07 PM (TwwWO)

242 12
Saw the first one.

/I land in the "Star Trek" camp



Posted by: shibumi

Yeah, me too. I saw Star Wars when it came out (age 9, nearly 10) and it was pretty good. Not worth seeing again and again. I liked ESB but the rest lost me and it was all downhill from ESB.

Posted by: SFGoth at May 04, 2017 12:07 PM (dZ756)

243 i took my parents to see star wars. i knew it was going to change movies (yes, i did) and wanted them to see what was coming.

like alec guiness they said, irritated, "it's a kids movie!" what they didn't see was the return to adventure and pure entertainment and story-telling, all pretty much gone from the screen by the 70's.

thing is, we were both right!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 04, 2017 12:07 PM (WTSFk)

244 So Prezzy Shithead endorsed Marchon, does that mean Le Pen is gonna win?

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 12:08 PM (Jcg9Q)

245 "It ended the anti-hero movies of the time and marked the beginning of
when movies would be fun again instead of containing some grand message."

There was *supposed* to be a grand message.

Lucas conceived of the struggles of the rebels against the Empire as an homage to the plucky Vietnamese communists seeing off the evil imperialist Americans.

Posted by: torquewrench at May 04, 2017 12:08 PM (qJjMA)

246 Petula Clarke is 'opping mad at this sort of ta-alk.

Posted by: Corona at May 04, 2017 12:08 PM (OYxyz)

247 The Beatles were better than a lot of the other shit bands at the time. Kingston Trio? Peter Paul and Mary?

The Beatles were perhaps the only group at the time who actually played their own instruments on their own albums. Cue "The Wrecking Crew" documentary on the guys and gals who *were* playing on all those records.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 04, 2017 12:08 PM (3J/LN)

248 Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 12:03 PM (KP5rU)

I never take offense to people's taste in music. After all it's your taste.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 12:08 PM (WUuhi)

249 First date the Mrs was Star Wars in 77. 33rd anniversary tomorrow. Cinco de Mayo. Easy to remember.

Posted by: fish...the lowercaseone at May 04, 2017 12:08 PM (BD4FR)

250 I still find She Loves You powerful, yeah yeah yeahs and all. Maybe You Had To Be There at the right age. Like Star Wars, which I wasn't.





Peter Sellers version of She Loves You is hysterical. Done in a German accent - She's not the hurting kind, but I am!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2017 12:09 PM (493sH)

251 >>> I was an idiot college student at UC Berkeley back then.

And things are different now because... Happy day to you and the Missus Muse!

Posted by: LizLem at May 04, 2017 12:09 PM (hvf9s)

252 So Prezzy Shithead endorsed Marchon, does that mean Le Pen is gonna win?
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From your keyboard to God's ears.

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 12:09 PM (8zWAk)

253 Wait, that was more commie than "Back In The USSR"?
Posted by: mrp at May 04, 2017 11:44 AM (Pqytn)


That wasn't really a commie song.He's just singing about Russian girls
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (lKyWE)


I could be wrong, but if you listen to the song, it sounds rather "American" in its tone, and in a way it seemed to be mimicking other stuff others were doing at the time. So I wonder if maybe they just put "USSR" in there because it fit the meter better, and maybe to take a piss on things a bit.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 12:09 PM (Pz4pT)

254 I'm always surprise that so few people seem to understand "Back in the USSR". At the time the Beatles were all freaked out that they might not be as popular as the Beach Boys. Seems strange to think that now, but Paul and John were both hyper-competitive (probably Paul the most) and they were obsessed with the idea that somebody else's songs would be bigger than theirs. So, in 1965 "California Girls" goes to #1, and it pisses them off that a song by the hated Beach Boys is bigger than their latest. So they think about it, and McCartney writes "Back in the USSR" as an answer-back/parody to "Wish they all could be California Girls". Except later on he never wanted to talk about this because it made him look like he was giving the Beach Boys the credit for the idea, and he hated them too much to do that.

It's often mentioned that he actually copied the song's title from Chuck Berry's 1959 hit, "Back in the USA".

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:09 PM (KeRkT)

255
I read the book Helter Skelter when I was a teenager and after that, I was kind of skeeved out by that album. Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 11:57 AM (sBOL1)

I grew up just below the Santa Susana Pass where the Spahn Movie Ranch was located.I was to young to understand what was going on but remember my mother being completely freaked out about the whole thing

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 12:09 PM (lKyWE)

256 Steevy, hopefully it's the kiss of death as Instapundit says.

Posted by: deplorable Jewells45 at May 04, 2017 12:09 PM (zRZaJ)

257 ... and the obsessive cult immersion of people in the movie says much about the prosperity of our society that people can afford to do that juvenile indulgence, basically forever.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 04, 2017 12:10 PM (WTSFk)

258 The Best Selling album of all time. Sold 10, 000, 000 more copies than the best selling Beatles album...



The Eagles.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 12:10 PM (HTdUD)

259 We got the tanned beach chicks. The mop heads got Yoko.

Posted by: Beach Boys at May 04, 2017 12:10 PM (UOJLJ)

260

I was just thinking about the French runoff election to be held this coming week. By the leftists own rules, shouldn't they be all-in for Le Pen ? After, all she is a she. And if they are against her, it must be because she has a vagina.

Posted by: Sphynx at May 04, 2017 12:10 PM (OZmbA)

261 That wasn't really a commie song.He's just singing about Russian girls
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (lKyWE)


I could be wrong, but if you listen to the song, it sounds rather "American" in its tone, and in a way it seemed to be mimicking other stuff others were doing at the time. So I wonder if maybe they just put "USSR" in there because it fit the meter better, and maybe to take a piss on things a bit.
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Next time, I'll put a /s tag on my comment.

Posted by: mrp at May 04, 2017 12:10 PM (Pqytn)

262 Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (lKyWE)


I could be wrong, but if you listen to the song, it sounds rather "American" in its tone, and in a way it seemed to be mimicking other stuff others were doing at the time. So I wonder if maybe they just put "USSR" in there because it fit the meter better, and maybe to take a piss on things a bit.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 12:09 PM (Pz4pT)


Oh, and now that I listen to it, I didn't remember it had that whole Beach Boys thing going right there in the middle.

Yeah, it was a joke. Sort of a gentle "F you" to America and American bands.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 12:11 PM (Pz4pT)

263 Rolling Stones sucked ass. Easily the most overrated band in history.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:11 PM (0mRoj)

264 but then, I like my men on the bad side...
Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 12:06 PM (8zWAk)


Have you heard the most recent Stones album, "Blue and Lonesome". Mick and the boys get back to their blues roots. Well worth listening to cranked up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 12:11 PM (I/xun)

265 In case it has not been posted here yet... Death Star Canteen bit. I love someone put it to legos!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sv5iEK-IEzw

Posted by: LizLem at May 04, 2017 12:11 PM (hvf9s)

266 Side 2 of Abbey Road is my shizzle.

Side 1 is great too, but Sir Paul's "cut the good parts from a buncha songs and paste 'em together" pop symphony on Side 2 really floats my boat. It really shouldn't work. On paper, it doesn't. But on album it does.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 04, 2017 12:11 PM (s/EUv)

267 248; it's cool jack. nobody will ever agree all the time on everything. that's what makes us all who we are. otherwise how do we explain justin bieber?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 12:12 PM (KP5rU)

268 That movie played for almost a year at the local theater when it came out. I saw it 19 times, almost once a week for months. It was just frigging epic. I would be hanging around with my friends and somebody would say hey lets see star wars again. Yeah lets do that. lol

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:12 PM (aMlLZ)

269 I could be wrong, but if you listen to the song, it sounds rather "American" in its tone, and in a way it seemed to be mimicking other stuff others were doing at the time. So I wonder if maybe they just put "USSR" in there because it fit the meter better, and maybe to take a piss on things a bit.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 12:09 PM (Pz4pT)

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Another song that is widely misinterpreted is "Revolution".

Lennon was being fairly critical of the far left at the time.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:12 PM (8XRCm)

270 The Beatles were one of, if not the, first groups to be self-contained. They wrote their own songs and played their own instruments. Most other groups relied on outside songwriters.

Mick and Keith only started writing songs when they saw how easy it was for John and Paul to write "I Wanna Be Your Man" for them.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 04, 2017 12:12 PM (MZcWR)

271 Harrison's My Sweet Lord was a catchy tune. Admittedly I've never paid attention to the lyrics.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 12:01 PM


Gah. Another "can't we all get along" song that devolves into a hymn to Krishna.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 12:12 PM (p+Wdc)

272 That wasn't really a commie song.He's just singing about Russian girls
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (lKyWE)


I could be wrong, but if you listen to the song, it sounds rather "American" in its tone, and in a way it seemed to be mimicking other stuff others were doing at the time. So I wonder if maybe they just put "USSR" in there because it fit the meter better, and maybe to take a piss on things a bit.
=============

Next time, I'll put a /s tag on my comment.
Posted by: mrp at May 04, 2017 12:10 PM (Pqytn)


What would be the fun in that.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 12:12 PM (Pz4pT)

273 Lucas conceived of the struggles of the rebels against the Empire as an homage to the plucky Vietnamese communists seeing off the evil imperialist Americans.
Posted by: torquewrench at May 04, 2017 12:08 PM (qJjMA)

That was more Return of the Jedi than A New Hope. The Ewoks stood in for the VC.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:13 PM (0mRoj)

274 What's most amazing is the genres they spanned.

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what's most amazing is their career was only 7 years long. So much music so fast

Posted by: The Dragon at May 04, 2017 12:13 PM (h/uSM)

275 Rolling Stones sucked ass. Easily the most overrated band in history.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:11 PM (0mRoj)


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And THAT officer.... is when the punches were thrown.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:13 PM (8XRCm)

276 227 I remember it clearly and saw it multiple times. It ended the anti-hero movies of the time and marked the beginning of when movies would be fun again instead of containing some grand message.
Posted by: Locke Common at May 04, 2017 11:58 AM (dUbVu)

Star Wars: Making Movies Great Again!
--------------
True, and would that George Lucas remembered that with the prequels, but what can you do? The good guys were good, the bad guys were bad, you didn't need to understand why because the opening scenes on the blockade runner did so.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 12:13 PM (Quwsn)

277 So Prezzy Shithead endorsed Marchon, does that mean Le Pen is gonna win?

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 12:08 PM (Jcg9Q)
.............

I thought he liked LePen and LePhone.

Posted by: wth at May 04, 2017 12:13 PM (HgMAr)

278 251 >>> I was an idiot college student at UC Berkeley back then.
And things are different now because...

Posted by: LizLem at May 04, 2017 12:09 PM (hvf9s)


Most of my hair is gone and what little I have left has retreated to my nose and ears.


Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 12:13 PM (I/xun)

279 Rolling Stones sucked ass. Easily the most overrated band in history.
Posted by: Insomniac


Too true. But Paint it Black is awesome.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 12:13 PM (GgzGa)

280 1985? I guess I was about to get out of high school and soon I would ship off to Ft. Dix at about this time..

Posted by: IP at May 04, 2017 12:14 PM (UmSfZ)

281 Side 1 is great too, but Sir Paul's "cut the good parts from a buncha songs and paste 'em together" pop symphony on Side 2 really floats my boat. It really shouldn't work. On paper, it doesn't. But on album it does.

Yeah, it works waaay better than it has any right to.

Posted by: Ian S. at May 04, 2017 12:14 PM (3J/LN)

282 Too true. But Paint it Black is awesome.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 12:13 PM (GgzGa)

I will admit that's a good song.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:15 PM (0mRoj)

283 I thought he liked LePen and LePhone.

And possibly, LeCock.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 12:15 PM (qJhUV)

284 and yes, the Stones suck. Then, and now.

Posted by: IP at May 04, 2017 12:15 PM (UmSfZ)

285 283 I thought he liked LePen and LePhone.

And possibly, LeCock.
Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 12:15 PM (qJhUV)

In the back of a LeCar.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:15 PM (0mRoj)

286 Gah. Another "can't we all get along" song that devolves into a hymn to Krishna.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 12:12 PM (p+Wdc)


Exactly. The switch from "Alleluia" to "Hare Krishna" is deviously clever.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 12:16 PM (I/xun)

287

There are a lot of good Stones songs. Some shitty ones too. Just can't watch Mick prancing around while singing.

Posted by: Sphynx at May 04, 2017 12:16 PM (OZmbA)

288 Interesting chart with album sales.
If all Beatles were added up, probably #1.

http://classicbands.com/bestsellers.html

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 12:16 PM (HTdUD)

289 rolling stones????

i'm on a real stones jag, c. 1965. amazing songs and surprisingly s country sound, like an electric reverb rockabilly sound.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 04, 2017 12:16 PM (WTSFk)

290 The Stones got good when they stopped trying to be The Beatles, beginning with Beggar's Banquet (196 through Exile (1972), with an echo with Some Girls (197.

The Stones loved American roots music (blues and country, especially, and some R&B and soul), and made it into a stew of their own.

Charlie was really a jazz drummer, and gave them some swing. During their peak, Nicky Hopkins on piano (best rock pianist ever!) and Bobby Keys on sax and Jim Price on trumpet were integral parts of the band. Mick was a great front man, could sing Black, and often a good lyricist.

But the hear of the band was Keith, who was the best riff master in rock.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 12:16 PM (SIY7D)

291 It's hard to imagine a Black Sabbath Saturday morning cartoon show.

Posted by: mrp at May 04, 2017 12:16 PM (Pqytn)

292 Have you heard the most recent Stones album, "Blue and Lonesome". Mick and the boys get back to their blues roots. Well worth listening to cranked up.
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I'll check it out, it might be OK. Although honestly, new music from classic bands usually disappoints me.

RE: Stones vs. Beatles, I think that their early stuff is kind of telling. Beatles have lots of pop-ish love songs like "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and "Can't Buy Me Love" while the stones have "Satisfaction" and "19th Nervous Breakdown."

Totally different vibe.

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 12:16 PM (8zWAk)

293 ... rolling stones c. 1965 highly recommended.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 04, 2017 12:16 PM (WTSFk)

294 The hero of every Disney Star Wars movie is going to be played by a British woman apparently.I look forward to plenty of muslim actors and openly gay characters too.

Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2017 12:16 PM (r/0kC)

295 So they think about it, and McCartney writes "Back in the USSR" as an answer-back/parody to "Wish they all could be California Girls". Except later on he never wanted to talk about this because it made him look like he was giving the Beach Boys the credit for the idea, and he hated them too much to do that.

It's often mentioned that he actually copied the song's title from Chuck Berry's 1959 hit, "Back in the USA".
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:09 PM (KeRkT)


Well there you go, then.

A bit more unkind than I would have thought. I figured it was just a gentle "F you," but it doesn't sound very gentle at all.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 12:17 PM (Pz4pT)

296 RE: Stones vs. Beatles?

That's easy.
Zeppelin.

Posted by: IP at May 04, 2017 12:17 PM (UmSfZ)

297 273 Lucas conceived of the struggles of the rebels against the Empire as an homage to the plucky Vietnamese communists seeing off the evil imperialist Americans.
Posted by: torquewrench at May 04, 2017 12:08 PM (qJjMA)

That was more Return of the Jedi than A New Hope. The Ewoks stood in for the VC.
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I have never really accepted it, Word of God or not. (TV trope!) I think Lucas only said that later on to get Lefty Street Cred and get all the snooty parlor pinks who had dissed his fun movies as mere popular escapism to like him and accept him into the Hollywood Cultural Elite. It's the sort of thing that undid many of the otherwise successful and popular filmmakers of his time.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 12:17 PM (Quwsn)

298 296 RE: Stones vs. Beatles?

That's easy.
Zeppelin.
Posted by: IP at May 04, 2017 12:17 PM (UmSfZ)

So much this.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:18 PM (0mRoj)

299 ...and I'm still waiting for the cool weapons and personal space ships. F*ng liars.

Posted by: Some moron at May 04, 2017 12:18 PM (DdGS0)

300 Here's a fun thing to do when you're watching the Stones on video: typically on all their promo, MTV type stuff, there's always a moment when Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman exchange a look that says "Oh my God, Mick is prancing around again like a chicken on crack, he's such a jackass."

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 12:18 PM (8zWAk)

301 Insomniac: "Maxwell's Silver Hammer"

Ah, yes, top of the list of Beatles songs I could go the rest of my life never hearing or thinking about again.

I get but do not like quirky dark British humour.

Posted by: mindful webworker - then it's far too late when they pass away ay ay at May 04, 2017 12:18 PM (l/Pix)

302 Zeppelin.
Posted by: IP at May 04, 2017 12:17 PM (UmSfZ)

So much this.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:18 PM (0mRoj)

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I like Zep. ZOFO is my favorite album.

But they are NOT better than the Stones.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:18 PM (8XRCm)

303 271 Harrison's My Sweet Lord was a catchy tune. Admittedly I've never paid attention to the lyrics.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 12:01 PM

Gah. Another "can't we all get along" song that devolves into a hymn to Krishna.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 12:12 PM (p+Wdc)

Still. Catchy

Imagine is not catchy to me. I'm a music guy and not a lyric guy.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 12:19 PM (WUuhi)

304
That's easy.
Zeppelin.
Posted by: IP at May 04, 2017 12:17 PM (UmSfZ)


So much this
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Umm.. sure, I can get on board with that.

/going to put on Zep I in my car... "How Many More Times," awesome track.

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 12:19 PM (8zWAk)

305 Several triggers for the May listing of this quote from Mickey Spillane's 'One Lonely Night', but I reckon grammie to be the first.



"I killed more people tonight than I have fingers on my hands. I shot them in cold blood and enjoyed every
minute of it. . . . They were Commies . . . red sons-of-bitches who should have died long ago. . . ."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 12:19 PM (ZO497)

306 CGI Tarkin was horribly obvious. Peter Cushing would be very still when he talked (like Walken), and move his head quickly only to break up a sentence.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 04, 2017 12:19 PM (VdICR)

307
Oh, and now that I listen to it, I didn't remember it had that whole Beach Boys thing going right there in the middle. Yeah, it was a joke. Sort of a gentle "F you" to America and American bands.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 12:11 PM (Pz4pT)


I always assumed it was a spoof on the Beach Boys California Girls.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 12:19 PM (lKyWE)

308 I was 9 years old when Star Wars came out and still remember seeing it in one of the old timey theaters that only had one screen! Total crush on Harrison Ford for many many years after!

Happy Anniversay to the Muses... Dogdaddy and I celebrated our 9th anniversary on May Day :-)

Posted by: DogMom29 at May 04, 2017 12:19 PM (WcUup)

309 299 ...and I'm still waiting for the cool weapons and personal space ships. F*ng liars.
Posted by: Some moron at May 04, 2017 12:18 PM (DdGS0)

I would settle for the pressurized tube transportation system from The Jetsons, but NOOOOO, we can't even have that!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:19 PM (0mRoj)

310 That's easy.
Zeppelin.
Posted by: IP


Have you seen the masturbatory documentary called 'It might get loud'?

It's kind of cool. Jimmy Page, Jack White, and 'The' Edge jam session.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 12:20 PM (GgzGa)

311 zeppelin did some great stuff. other times, they should have stuck to building shelves. and shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 12:20 PM (KP5rU)

312 I would settle for the pressurized tube transportation system from The Jetsons, but NOOOOO, we can't even have that!
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Star Trek transporters.

A big "screw you" to the airlines. And the car companies.

Want. NOW!!!

Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 12:20 PM (8zWAk)

313 Zep is altogether different. Tengri and Crom love mankind and want us to rock out - proof? The universe is large enough to allow Zep & the Stones.

But zep always felt very artistic to me - a lot going on in their stuff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 04, 2017 12:21 PM (TwwWO)

314 What was amazing about Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones was that at the beginning, they didn't even know how to read musical notation. The entire first part of their career was spent hanging out in dive joints in the American south and elsewhere and copying songs from the extremely poor and unrepresented (read - uncopyrighted) black musicians who played there. Then they'd go back to their studio, add a drum track and put out it out as their own. That carried them through at least their first 4 or 5 albums.

But what I do have to give Jagger credit for was that he recognized this well was about to run dry, and the made a resolution that he and his bandmates would first have to learn to read music, and then they would have to figure out how to compose music on their own. Because there was just way too much money rolling in for them to let the gravy train stop! They did that sometime around 1970 or so, and they pulled it off. And the rest is musical history.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:21 PM (KeRkT)

315 The Who and The Kinks were both far better British bands than Beatles or Stones.

Posted by: phineas gage at May 04, 2017 12:21 PM (XsVWn)

316 "shiny ships that always work"

the Nostromo wasn't that kind of ship. . .

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 04, 2017 12:21 PM (+UYrK)

317 ...and I'm still waiting for the cool weapons and personal space ships. F*ng liars.
Posted by: Some moron
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I hope you're a better shot than the Imperial Storm Troopers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 12:22 PM (ZO497)

318 No today is Ohio National Guard Appreciation Day!

Posted by: JoshO at May 04, 2017 12:22 PM (rwkGj)

319 I like Zep. ZOFO is my favorite album.

But they are NOT better than the Stones.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:18 PM (8XRCm)

So is your tone-deafness congenital or the result of physical trauma?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:22 PM (0mRoj)

320 "transporters"

like in The Fly?

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 04, 2017 12:22 PM (+UYrK)

321 I like a lot of Zeppelin, but let's just say I don't give them points for Originality

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 12:22 PM (SIY7D)

322 RE: Stones vs. Beatles?

That's easy.
Zeppelin.
Posted by: IP at May 04, 2017 12:17 PM (UmSfZ)

So much this.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:18 PM (0mRoj)


Never cared for any of them, but in my world Zep's Achilles last stand crushes anything from the other 2. That bass drum gallop was ahead of its time.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (aMlLZ)

323 317 ...and I'm still waiting for the cool weapons and personal space ships. F*ng liars.
Posted by: Some moron
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I hope you're a better shot than the Imperial Storm Troopers.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 12:22 PM (ZO497)

Everyone's a better shot than Imperial Stormtroopers.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (0mRoj)

324 Most of my hair is gone and what little I have left has retreated to my nose and ears.


Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 12:13 PM (I/xun)

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Mine seems to also have gone South to party on my lower back

Posted by: Uber Lyft Driver at May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (+1FpW)

325 I can barely remember my parents taking me to see Star Wars in late 1977. I turned 6 that September, and the trash compactor scene scared me.

Posted by: Chris M at May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (eAZVt)

326 So they think about it, and McCartney writes "Back in the USSR" as an answer-back/parody to "Wish they all could be California Girls". Except later on he never wanted to talk about this because it made him look like he was giving the Beach Boys the credit for the idea, and he hated them too much to do that.

It's often mentioned that he actually copied the song's title from Chuck Berry's 1959 hit, "Back in the USA".

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:09 PM (KeRkT)
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The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, and Ray Charles.

Posted by: mrp at May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (Pqytn)

327 The Who and The Kinks were both far better British bands than Beatles or Stones.
Posted by: phineas gage


The Who has too many pedophiles.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (GgzGa)

328
The Who.


Now THERE is an overrated band.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (8XRCm)

329 Star Trek transporters.
A big "screw you" to the airlines. And the car companies.

Want. NOW!!!
Posted by: shibumi at May 04, 2017 12:20 PM (8zWAk)


Not to mention pizza delivery. Also grocery stores. Post office. Screw 'em all!

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (I/xun)

330 For the Rolling Stones, one has to shovel through the shit pile to find the pony.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (fJ5wU)

331 I like a lot of Zeppelin, but let's just say I don't give them points for Originality

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 12:22 PM (SIY7D)

Perhaps, but "The Lemon Song" is one of those I can just never play loud enough.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 12:24 PM (Jcg9Q)

332 >>313
Zep is altogether different. But zep always felt very artistic to me - a lot going on in their stuff. Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan!
No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 04, 2017 12:21 PM (TwwWO)

This is correct.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 12:24 PM (Bdeb0)

333 I can barely remember my parents taking me to see Star Wars in late 1977. I turned 6 that September, and the trash compactor scene scared me.

Posted by: Chris M at May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (eAZVt)

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Ummm....... my lawn?

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:24 PM (8XRCm)

334 I was 9 years old when Star Wars came out and still remember seeing it in one of the old timey theaters
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I think we need to discuss what 'old timey' means...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 12:24 PM (ZO497)

335 Harrison's My Sweet Lord was a catchy tune. Admittedly I've never paid attention to the lyrics.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 12:01 PM

Gah. Another "can't we all get along" song that devolves into a hymn to Krishna.

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and then he shoot Greedo

Posted by: The Dragon at May 04, 2017 12:24 PM (h/uSM)

336 Anyone not like Bohemian Rhapsody?

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 12:25 PM (WUuhi)

337 The Who.


Now THERE is an overrated band.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (8XRCm)

*glares*

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 12:25 PM (Jcg9Q)

338 Dread Zeppelin. If you haven't heard them, just imagine the Immigrant song as sung by an Elvis Impersonator with a reggae beat.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:26 PM (KeRkT)

339 >>Just can't watch Mick prancing around while singing. Posted by: Sphynx at May 04, 2017 12:16 PM (OZmbA)

Amen. Freddy Mercury pranced around, too, and even in the fancy-pants bodysuit he looked less like a fag than Jagger.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 12:26 PM (Bdeb0)

340 I have never seen the show or heard her talk, but Mika looks cold, mean and calculating. But Joe seems like a stupid head anyway, so they make a great couple.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 04, 2017 12:26 PM (/xKV7)

341 The Who were great when they were good.

The Kinks are way underrated. Lots of range

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 12:26 PM (SIY7D)

342 I think we need to discuss what 'old timey' means...
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 12:24 PM (ZO497)

Ha, my attempt at facetiousness. I miss those theaters though.

Posted by: DogMom29 at May 04, 2017 12:27 PM (WcUup)

343 339. Well, the man was a Zoroastrian. Lends one a certain gravitas.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 04, 2017 12:27 PM (TwwWO)

344 "Anyone not like Bohemian Rhapsody?"

like fingernails on a chalkboard, sure

Posted by: DanMan at May 04, 2017 12:27 PM (XTiHL)

345 I sold more than Elvis or The Beatles!!!

Posted by: Slim Whitman at May 04, 2017 12:27 PM (IqV8l)

346 I can never follow music threads but for my $.02 I still like early Beatles songs when they were writing and performing with the intent to entertain. The later stuff after they veered into the social messaging, blech.

Posted by: PaleRider at May 04, 2017 12:27 PM (8qFZP)

347 291 It's hard to imagine a Black Sabbath Saturday morning cartoon show.
Posted by: mrp at May 04, 2017 12:16 PM (Pqytn)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAzbB_kvJ7Y

Posted by: Curmudgeon at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (ujg0T)

348 Bohemian Rhapsody - I was in high school, my sister was in 6h grade. She said she was amazed to find that I turned her into the coolest kid in her class when I forced her to memorize all the words to Bohemian Rhapsody and repeat them back.

I don't know why I did that. I just did.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (KeRkT)

349 Anyone not like Bohemian Rhapsody?
Posted by: Jack Sock


I'm secure enough in my personhood to admit that the first time I heard that song was in Wayne's World.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (GgzGa)

350 *glares*
Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 12:25 PM (Jcg9Q)

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You glare.... because your retorts would fall flat....


Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (8XRCm)

351 The Who.


Now THERE is an overrated band.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (8XRCm)

Maybe, but 'Eminence Front' is a great song.

Posted by: troyriser at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (Fw5cQ)

352
I like a lot of Zeppelin, but let's just say I don't give them points for Originality
Posted by: Ignoramus at May 04, 2017 12:22 PM (SIY7D)


Much of their catalog are covers

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (lKyWE)

353 Still. Catchy



Imagine is not catchy to me. I'm a music guy and not a lyric guy.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 12:19 PM


I'll grant that it's catchy. So's Spirit in the Sky, but the lyrics tend to want to make me stick ice picks in my ears.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 12:29 PM (p+Wdc)

354 Harrison's My Sweet Lord was a catchy tune. Admittedly I've never paid attention to the lyrics.

Cost him a lotta money.

Posted by: tu3031 at May 04, 2017 12:29 PM (qJhUV)

355 All this talk about overrated bands. Let's get back to good music.

Like Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, U2 and, oh, One Direction.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 04, 2017 12:29 PM (PFy0L)

356 328
The Who.


Now THERE is an overrated band.
Posted by: fixerupper

Let's agree to disagree

before I stab you

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 04, 2017 12:29 PM (FZYNt)

357 I'd like to know where these songs fit in music-theory. are they in D Major, Hypolydian Mode, ....

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at May 04, 2017 12:30 PM (+UYrK)

358 Everyone's a better shot than Imperial Stormtroopers.
Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:23 PM (0mRoj)
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I haven't shot in 25 years and I'm a better shot than Imperial Stormtroopers.

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 12:30 PM (sBOL1)

359 I'm secure enough in my personhood to admit that the first time I heard that song was in Wayne's World.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (GgzGa)

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*facepalm*

Mrs Fixer loves to tell the story about her students tallking about Waynes World and how they all loved that "new" song in it.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:30 PM (8XRCm)

360 >>all the words to Bohemian Rhapsody and repeat them back. Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (KeRkT)

Including "bismillah," I presume...

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 12:30 PM (Bdeb0)

361 Another easy way to start a fight in here,among many."That band X is overrated."

Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2017 12:30 PM (r/0kC)

362 FUCKING WANKERS!

Posted by: Spirit at May 04, 2017 12:30 PM (fJ5wU)

363 Maybe, but 'Eminence Front' is a great song.

Posted by: troyriser at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (Fw5cQ)

THAT'S the only one you can come up with????

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 12:31 PM (Jcg9Q)

364 The Kinks are way underrated. Lots of range

Posted by: Ignoramus


Never cared for that 'Lola' song. Hits too close to home.

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at May 04, 2017 12:31 PM (HTdUD)

365 Bohemian Rhapsody - I was in high school, my sister was in 6h grade. She
said she was amazed to find that I turned her into the coolest kid in
her class when I forced her to memorize all the words to Bohemian
Rhapsody and repeat them back.
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Laughing because I woke up my dorm floor in the middle of the night, called the radio station, and made them replay it and yelled at everyone to listen to it. 75-76? Something like that.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 04, 2017 12:31 PM (MIKMs)

366 363 Maybe, but 'Eminence Front' is a great song.

Posted by: troyriser at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (Fw5cQ)

THAT'S the only one you can come up with????
Posted by: Country Boy

Yeah by that time, post Moon, they weren't really The Who anymore

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 04, 2017 12:31 PM (FZYNt)

367 338 Dread Zeppelin. If you haven't heard them, just imagine the Immigrant song as sung by an Elvis Impersonator with a reggae beat.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:26 PM (KeRkT)

I've listened to their stuff. It's awesome.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:32 PM (0mRoj)

368 349 Anyone not like Bohemian Rhapsody?
Posted by: Jack Sock

I'm secure enough in my personhood to admit that the first time I heard that song was in Wayne's World.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (GgzGa)

Are you 29 too?

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:32 PM (Ri/rl)

369 I haven't shot in 25 years and I'm a better shot than Imperial Stormtroopers.

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 12:30 PM (sBOL1)


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https://youtu.be/k3zLiaVhu8M

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:32 PM (8XRCm)

370 Can't chat.
Listening to Savoy Brown.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 04, 2017 12:32 PM (QM5S2)

371 Amen. Freddy Mercury pranced around, too, and even in the fancy-pants bodysuit he looked less like a fag than Jagger.
Posted by: General Zod


Toot, toot, tooooooot~!

Posted by: Jethro Tull at May 04, 2017 12:32 PM (GgzGa)

372 360 >>all the words to Bohemian Rhapsody and repeat them back. Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (KeRkT)

Including "bismillah," I presume...

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 12:30 PM (Bdeb0)

Scaramouche scaramouche
Will you do the fandango?

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:32 PM (0mRoj)

373 My Star Wars pet peeve? All the incompetent gunnery and marksmanship.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at May 04, 2017 11:41 AM


Stormtroopers can't hit the broad side of a Banth from 3 paces.

And yet, the red shirt always dies.

This is why, sadly, Star Wars is superior to Star Trek.

Posted by: Fleas, Ticks, and Tapeworms at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (DMUuz)

374 >>The hero of every Disney Star Wars movie is going to be played by a
British woman apparently.I look forward to plenty of muslim actors and
openly gay characters too.


Haven't seen "Rogue One" yet?

OK, maybe not openly gay, but the two jedi ninja dudes have some moments where it seems fairly obvious what they're telegraphing. Then there's the muslim actor in it who has already said that not casting enough muslims actors helps ISIS....Ugh.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (NOIQH)

375 THAT'S the only one you can come up with????

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 12:31 PM (Jcg9Q)

No, but it's representative of their best work. When I was a kid, I listened to 'Tommy' until it was scratched smooth.

Posted by: troyriser at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (Fw5cQ)

376 >>"That band X is overrated." Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2017 12:30 PM (r/0kC)

X actually had one of the best guitar players, Billy Zoom, in punk rock.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (Bdeb0)

377 Anyone not like Bohemian Rhapsody?
Posted by: Jack Sock

I'm secure enough in my personhood to admit that the first time I heard that song was in Wayne's World.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (GgzGa)


That's the interesting thing about all this discussion of who was good and who wasn't. In order to be part of the discussion you have to somehow separate out the event at the time from any objective standard of the music.

And that's really not possible.

If you didn't live through the ear you have to WANT to go back and find as much of the time/place of the music as you can to appreciate what it was. Otherwise, it's just the sound, and really, none of the history of rock and roll is just about the sound.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (Pz4pT)

378 Re: music - tip of the astrakhan to The Political Hat for introducing me to Tengger Cavalry. Damned fine stuff.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (TwwWO)

379 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAzbB_kvJ7Y
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LOL

Posted by: mrp at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (Pqytn)

380 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAzbB_kvJ7Y
Posted by: Curmudgeon at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (ujg0T)


Holy crap. That's a pretty funny parody of those old Beatles cartoons.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (I/xun)

381 At this point the Star Wars Marketing Division is far better than the creative Force behind the films.

And that's not even a slam against 'Awakens' or 'Rogue,' which were both solid stories.

Posted by: Christian Toto at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (eTv0F)

382 i just listened to "all over now" (the one that goes "i used to love her but it's all over now" with the reverb guitar strum) and, yes, it's excellent. i was right. highly recommended.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (WTSFk)

383 Are you 29 too?
Posted by: CaliGirl


Always and forever, m'lady.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 12:34 PM (GgzGa)

384 Aluminum bats are best.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 04, 2017 12:35 PM (fJ5wU)

385 "Including "bismillah," I presume..."

It's "bismillah, NO! we will not let you go! LET ME GO!"

oy, just hearing that word the whole track starts running in my head and I can't stop it. I loved Wayne's world, and was also embarrassed about it - at age 18, I WAS Wayne.

Before I saw that movie, I never realized anybody else used to go park their cars off the ends of airport runways just so they could be blown away when the planes came in. Like I did a lot back then.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:35 PM (KeRkT)

386 https://youtu.be/k3zLiaVhu8M
Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:32 PM (8XRCm)
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That's funny. I've never seen it before.

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (sBOL1)

387 "That band X is overrated." Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2017 12:30 PM (r/0kC)

X actually had one of the best guitar players, Billy Zoom, in punk rock.
Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (Bdeb0)

I think they put out, or are putting out a new album. As is Jesus and Mary Chain.

Well... as they say, you can't go back home again.

I am looking forward to the new Slowdive album though. I half expect them to pull it off. This after My Bloody Valentine released an album a few years ago that was just meh. And after Mission of Burma started trying to do new stuff.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (Pz4pT)

388 Well thanks to MPPPP knicking me out of the 'fret over title' rut, might finally have one for the Storyteller contest.

"A Lick of Larceny"

Those who've read my rough drafts, does this seem to fit?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (cGJ7O)

389 Side 2 of Queen II does the Abbey Road approach-cut the good parts of a bunch of songs and weld them together.

Freddie ran wild all over that side. The creativity was off the charts.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (s/EUv)

390 Nice when you can infect your kids with your old timey music.

my teenage girls know of the Beatles and Queen and Rush. And some deeper tracks too. Death on Two Legs, Between the Sun and Moon

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (h/uSM)

391 I think we need to discuss what 'old timey' means...
Posted by: Mike Hammer

A theater that actually has a big screen and could hold a thousand people, give or take a baker's dozen.

All those big, beautiful theaters of my youth (remember Cinerama?) are all gone.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Grate American cheese again! at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (RFeQD)

392 If you didn't live through the ear you have to WANT to go back and find as much of the time/place of the music as you can to appreciate what it was. Otherwise, it's just the sound, and really, none of the history of rock and roll is just about the sound.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (Pz4pT)

Nicely said. I can see the low slung bell bottom Levi cords, the muscle cars. The 8 track playing. Crager rims. Long hair, OP shirts.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (Ri/rl)

393 >>And yet, the red shirt always dies. Posted by: Fleas, Ticks, and Tapeworms at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (DMUuz)

Does Kirk ever call for a medevac/beam-up of Ensign Redshirt's body, or do they just leave him lying there on the planet, chest filled with poisonous flower-darts, to decay?

Also, did the redshirts ever contemplate a mutiny? They could hardly be blamed, serving as they did a completely incompetent, accident-prone skipper...

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (Bdeb0)

394 Star Wars was one of the few movies Papa Basura actually took the whole family to see. Of course, he had already seen it by himself. Taking the rest of us was just an excuse to see it again.

Oh, and he threatened to beat the hell out of us if we didn't sit quietly through the movie. Family outings were such fun.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2017 12:37 PM (YEelc)

395 Lucas conceived of the struggles of the rebels against the Empire as an homage to the plucky Vietnamese communists seeing off the evil imperialist Americans.
Posted by: torquewrench at May 04, 2017 12:08 PM (qJjMA)

Is that right? I would believe it.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's apprentice at May 04, 2017 12:37 PM (s/yC1)

396 I haven't shot in 25 years and I'm a better shot than Imperial Stormtroopers.
Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 12:30 PM


Holding the Transcendent Art of Yoko(tm) in your heart enables many things.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 04, 2017 12:37 PM (DMUuz)

397 Before I saw that movie, I never realized anybody else used to go park their cars off the ends of airport runways just so they could be blown away when the planes came in. Like I did a lot back then.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:35 PM (KeRkT)

You are all children.

I'm 29 but you guys are babies.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:38 PM (Ri/rl)

398 And that's not even a slam against 'Awakens' or 'Rogue,' which were both solid stories.
Posted by: Christian Toto


They're ok for Disney Princess stories.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 12:38 PM (GgzGa)

399 389 Side 2 of Queen II does the Abbey Road approach-cut the good parts of a bunch of songs and weld them together.

Freddie ran wild all over that side. The creativity was off the charts.

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We need "The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke" on an Art Thread!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 12:38 PM (h/uSM)

400 That's funny. I've never seen it before.

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (sBOL1)

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"But you're closer to the target than I am."

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:38 PM (8XRCm)

401 390 Nice when you can infect your kids with your old timey music.

my teenage girls know of the Beatles and Queen and Rush. And some deeper tracks too. Death on Two Legs, Between the Sun and Moon
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (h/uSM)

LOL.... was driving somewhere with Son and his two friends... they were about 14 at the time...

Jethro Tull Aqualung was on the stereo...

One of his friends said 'wow... who is that! must be brand new!"

Me and Son looked at each other, and rolled our eyes...

Posted by: Don Q. at May 04, 2017 12:39 PM (NgKpN)

402 i like fat bottomed girls by queen. on the other hand, how could you listen to them and not think, hey, these assholes are fucking with us? i mean, really?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 12:39 PM (KP5rU)

403 "A Lick of Larceny"

Anna, are you writing Lesbian fiction now?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2017 12:39 PM (YEelc)

404 OT: Just read this about Texas and well...Texas did it again.



Texas Democrats Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

I'm proud to announce that today that SB 4, which will ban the dangerous practice of sanctuary cities, is on its way to the governor's desk for his signature,...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/mbhs737

Posted by: gNewt...always late at May 04, 2017 12:39 PM (ZLlh9)

405 397 Before I saw that movie, I never realized anybody else used to go park their cars off the ends of airport runways just so they could be blown away when the planes came in. Like I did a lot back then.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:35 PM (KeRkT)

You are all children.

I'm 29 but you guys are babies.
Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:38 PM (Ri/rl)

Ah.... so it was YOU and Vic who were parked at the end of the strip at Kittyhawk?

Posted by: Wilbur Writght at May 04, 2017 12:40 PM (NgKpN)

406 The best Beatles is The Rutles.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2017 12:40 PM (IqV8l)

407 Mr. Spock is my favorite jedi.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 04, 2017 12:40 PM (oVJmc)

408 402 i like fat bottomed girls by queen. on the other hand, how could you listen to them and not think, hey, these assholes are fucking with us? i mean, really?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 12:39 PM (KP5rU)

Tie your mother down.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:40 PM (Ri/rl)

409 Basura, uh no..

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2017 12:40 PM (cGJ7O)

410 All those big, beautiful theaters of my youth (remember Cinerama?) are all gone.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Grate American cheese again! at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (RFeQD)

Like...tears in the rain.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 04, 2017 12:41 PM (0mRoj)

411 My Star Wars pet peeve? All the incompetent gunnery and marksmanship.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf







That's in almost every show or movie.


Try "Appaloosa" 2008. The sheriff (Ed Harris) and his deputy (Viggo Mortonson) go to call out the hired guns. Gunfight lasts 5 seconds tops. As they are lying on the ground: "Well, that didn't take long." "That's what happens with people who know how to shoot."

Sorry "Spoiler Alert". I blew snot I laughed so hard.

Posted by: Paladin at May 04, 2017 12:41 PM (4kpbt)

412 I am so old, I saw Star Wars in the movie theater when it first came out.
Get off my sand lawn...

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at May 04, 2017 12:41 PM (uhftQ)

413 Nicely said. I can see the low slung bell bottom Levi cords, the muscle cars. The 8 track playing. Crager rims. Long hair, OP shirts.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (Ri/rl)


I may or may not admit to driving a 1968 GTO with cragers with my long hair and RUSH farewell to kings blaring from the 8 track with the matchbook shim.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:41 PM (aMlLZ)

414 Side 2 of Queen II does the Abbey Road approach-cut the good parts of a bunch of songs and weld them together.

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Sister had Sheer Heart attack LP and we played the hell out of side one. Was decades before i realized side 2 was every bit as good.

Then went back and listened to first 2 albums. loved them just as much.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 12:41 PM (h/uSM)

415 caligirl, you are talking my language now. and, nobody steps on my lawn anymore.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 12:41 PM (KP5rU)

416 "That band X is overrated." Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2017 12:30 PM

I saw That Band X open for The Band Perry in Nashville last year.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 04, 2017 12:42 PM (p+Wdc)

417 Oh, and he threatened to beat the hell out of us if we didn't sit quietly through the movie. Family outings were such fun.
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Saw Star Wars with a group -- we were rowdy and cheering. Of course, we were also dancing in the aisles for Blues Bros. I think a lot of the group came from the midnight Rocky Horror show tradition.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 04, 2017 12:42 PM (MIKMs)

418 You are all children.

I'm 29 but you guys are babies.
Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:38 PM (Ri/rl)
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As I've told TheJM, I'm old enough to be his mother's much younger friend.

Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 12:42 PM (sBOL1)

419 Before I saw that movie, I never realized anybody
else used to go park their cars off the ends of airport runways just so
they could be blown away when the planes came in. Like I did a lot back
then.


Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:35 PM (KeRkT)

Holy crap!We used to do that all the time.ABQ was perfect, because the west end of the main runway was out in the middle of noplace.Except we would walk until we got to the black marks, then go back a couple hundred feet.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 04, 2017 12:42 PM (baYK5)

420 412
I am so old, I saw Star Wars in the movie theater when it first came out.

Get off my sand lawn...

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at May 04, 2017 12:41 PM (uhftQ)

*fist bump*

Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 12:42 PM (Enq6K)

421 413: berserker, we used a roachclip for a shim. a real multiuse tool.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 12:43 PM (KP5rU)

422 Tie your mother down.

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My Fairy King?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 12:44 PM (h/uSM)

423 Is that right? I would believe it.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's apprentice at May 04, 2017 12:37 PM (s/yC1)


No, he didn't.

All Lucas wanted to do was a "Saturday afternoon serial" type movie, like, perhaps, Flash Gordon. Just entertainment. Mark Hamell said in an interview later on that they thought they'd be doing OK if the movie might perhaps make $25 million. Their expectations were very low.

And then it just took off on them.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 12:44 PM (I/xun)

424 I may or may not admit to driving a 1968 GTO with cragers with my long hair and RUSH farewell to kings blaring from the 8 track with the matchbook shim.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:41 PM (aMlLZ)

The music makes me nostalgic. Also, Pendletons were cool too. We wore skin tight dittos.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:44 PM (Ri/rl)

425 I think we need to discuss what 'old timey' means...
Posted by: Mike Hammer

A theater that actually has a big screen and could hold a thousand people, give or take a baker's dozen.

All those big, beautiful theaters of my youth (remember Cinerama?) are all gone.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative.
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Well, I had in mind the days when there was an organ player to accompany the 'movie'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 12:44 PM (ZO497)

426 When "Bohemian Rhapsody" was used in "Wayne's World" so many of the kids in my high school thought it was a "new" song. For once I was ahead of the music curve.

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 12:44 PM (7HtZB)

427 420 412
I am so old, I saw Star Wars in the movie theater when it first came out.

Get off my sand lawn...

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at May 04, 2017 12:41 PM (uhftQ)

*fist bump*
Posted by: Tami at May 04, 2017 12:42 PM (Enq6K)

BEST of the BEST though... was about 1 year after it first came out, and it was playing at the Drive In for a month or so....

Posted by: Don Q. at May 04, 2017 12:45 PM (NgKpN)

428 412 I am so old, I saw Star Wars in the movie theater when it first came out.
Get off my sand lawn...
Posted by: Tilikum KAW at May 04, 2017 12:41 PM (uhftQ)




I saw it as a 9 year old. And yes, it blew us all away.

And after a decade of cynical anti-heroes and apocalyptic doom and gloom, it was a throwback to ww2-ish Good Vs. Evil, yet sent in outer space.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at May 04, 2017 12:45 PM (ujg0T)

429 Posted by: bluebell at May 04, 2017 12:42 PM (sBOL1)

I'm realizing the same thing.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:45 PM (Ri/rl)

430 >>> I'm secure enough in my personhood to admit that the first time I heard that song was in Wayne's World. Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 12:28 PM (GgzGa)

Same here. Glad I'm not the only one hah!
*scamps off the Horde's lawns*

Posted by: LizLem at May 04, 2017 12:45 PM (hvf9s)

431 They're ok for Disney Princess stories.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 04, 2017 12:38 PM (GgzGa)

Holy crap.

You're right.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 04, 2017 12:45 PM (fD1ST)

432
Yeah.... I turned my kids on to Boston, ACDC, The Stones, The GUESS Who, Queen, REO Speedwagon, Lynard Skynard....etc etc etc


.... but they turned me on to Hoobastank, Rev Theory, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Seether, Halestorm, Death Punch, Shinedown.... (Brent Smith has a serious set of pipes.

Win Win

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:45 PM (8XRCm)

433 Star Wars was one of the few movies Papa Basura actually took the whole family to see. Of course, he had already seen it by himself. Taking the rest of us was just an excuse to see it again.

Oh, and he threatened to beat the hell out of us if we didn't sit quietly through the movie. Family outings were such fun.


Posted by: Blanco Basura at May 04, 2017 12:37 PM (YEelc)

I, as a 16 year old, offered to load my 4 little brothers and sisters in the station wagon and go to Star Wars and give my mom the afternoon off if she'd pay for it, that's how bad I wanted to see it again.

I think she was digging thru the couches to find enough money for an afternoon of quiet.

Posted by: Country Boy at May 04, 2017 12:45 PM (Jcg9Q)

434 Old theaters were wonderful. The ladies' room were carpeted, had heavy velvet drapes, velveteen couches and seats before gold painted framed mirrors. Pure gaudiness and a pleasure to experience.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 04, 2017 12:46 PM (/xKV7)

435 390 Nice when you can infect your kids with your old timey music.
my teenage girls know of the Beatles and Queen and Rush. And some deeper tracks too. Death on Two Legs, Between the Sun and Moon
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (h/uSM)


My music major daughter loves the old groups. She says the groups today don't do 4-part harmonies like in the old days.

Posted by: OregonMuse, deplorable since 2004 at May 04, 2017 12:46 PM (I/xun)

436 Posted by: Curmudgeon at May 04, 2017 12:45 PM (ujg0T)

We saw it in the theater too. I think I was going into sixth grade. We watched it 20 times during the summer. Or that's what I remember. I may be wrong.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:47 PM (Ri/rl)

437 Shit, I'm not allowed on anybody's lawn.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 04, 2017 12:47 PM (fJ5wU)

438 Saw the first Star Wars in an auditorium in Lagos Nigeria. The lights were all on and you couldn't understand a word of dialogue due to the sound system. Still, I knew it was special.

Posted by: Javems at May 04, 2017 12:47 PM (yOqwj)

439 437 Shit, I'm not allowed on anybody's lawn.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

not unless your here to mow it, Chavo

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 04, 2017 12:48 PM (FZYNt)

440 "That band X is overrated." Posted by: steevy at May 04, 2017 12:30 PM


Ok, I'm looking on Amazon, and don't see a new album from them. I could have sworn I saw they were coming out with one.

Anyway, I don't agree they were overrated. I don't love them, but they were pretty awesome, for their time and place. And it's hard to call someone overrated when most people have no idea they ever existed.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 12:48 PM (Pz4pT)

441 Star Wars = 2001 + FUN - WTF???

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 12:48 PM (h/uSM)

442 Breaking news...
Generalissimo France is still dead,
Prince Philip not so much.

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2017 12:48 PM (4bBUU)

443 >>> All those big, beautiful theaters of my youth (remember Cinerama?) are all gone.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative....Grate American cheese again! at May 04, 2017 12:36 PM (RFeQD)

Honest to goodness movie palace still up and running in Ogden Utah, Peery's Egyptian. All fake egyptian deco prettiness. Has a Wurlitzer organ and they have people plays songs before the shows start, and there are like 5 curtains that part before the screen is revealed. Ceiling painted to look like sky and lights twinkle like stars while the movie plays. Magic. Cannot be many of those left.

Posted by: LizLem at May 04, 2017 12:48 PM (hvf9s)

444 st? nd? th? wt?

More #TheBeatles

The Beatles never said they were bigger than God, or whatever people thought and the media misreported. John had disdained fandom by noting how, among modern pop audiences, the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. He wasn't saying it was a good thing. And John really mangled the later "apology/explanation." Too little too late to stop the tide of fervent religious indignation. For that ill-stated truth, preachers led album-burnings. Oh, those valuable, precious LPs!!

Poor ol' John was a sad seeker of truth. He tried on lots of isms, none fit him well. He did not Jimi-Janis-Jim himself to death, despite giving it a good try; I credit him for his recovery. His best achievement was sobering up and hanging up his guitar and holing up at home to raise his (latter) kid.

What John never found was a solid personal theology. That's a tragedy, but, in that way, he represents a whole generation - or five - of folks, so many of whom didn't find soul satisfaction in old systems, and were seeking something they knew not what, and as such often falling into the clutches of pilgrim-robbers.

If John had lived and found Jesus...

...would he still let Yoko sing on the albums?



I'll submit to Ace, if he wants to post it, my thesis, "Imagine: Misinterpreted by Everybody Except Me".

Posted by: mindful webworker - imagine there's no biased mainstream media/ it's easy if you try at May 04, 2017 12:48 PM (l/Pix)

445
but they turned me on to Hoobastank, Rev Theory, Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters, Seether, Halestorm, Death Punch, Shinedown.... (Brent Smith has a serious set of pipes.

Shinedown does a good cover of Skynard's Simple Man

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 12:49 PM (lKyWE)

446 437. Cheer up. I get kicks outta watching millennials stare at the ground glass screen on my camera as they try to 'see' the photographs I took that day.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Glory to Kekistan! No Longer Accepting Harem Applicants at May 04, 2017 12:49 PM (TwwWO)

447 I remember me and one of my geeky friends (I would never have heard of the movie if not for him) catching the BART train to the one theater in San Francisco where it was playing.

When you were flash robbed by the underprivileged youths, did you apologize for your white privilege?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 04, 2017 12:49 PM (vRcUp)

448 422 Tie your mother down.

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My Fairy King?
Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 12:44 PM (h/uSM)

I forgot about that song. My older brothers were the ones that had all the albums. Or it could have been my older sister.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:50 PM (Ri/rl)

449 berserker, we used a roachclip for a shim. a real multiuse tool.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 12:43 PM (KP5rU)

Yes, yes it was. The 8 track, what a complete assholic piece of technology that was. I guess it was something when it came out, but never a bigger miserable piece of shit existed. I'm glad I was only a year or so away from widespread cassettes when I got my license.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:50 PM (aMlLZ)

450 280 1985? I guess I was about to get out of high school and soon I would ship off to Ft. Dix at about this time..
Posted by: IP at May 04, 2017 12:14 PM (UmSfZ)

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I was in an APC patrolling the border fence along the Fulda Gap in Germany.

Posted by: Soona at May 04, 2017 12:51 PM (Fmupd)

451 Shinedown does a good cover of Skynard's Simple Man
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at May 04, 2017 12:49 PM (lKyWE)

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Yes.... its pretty good. Im usually not a fan of covers, but I also like Death Punches "Bad Company". I think they did it better than Bad Company.

I also like Disturbs "Land of Confusion".

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:51 PM (8XRCm)

452 438 Saw the first Star Wars in an auditorium in Lagos Nigeria. The lights were all on and you couldn't understand a word of dialogue due to the sound system. Still, I knew it was special.

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and you knew it was special in the first 30 seconds. For us kids who grew up on B&W B scifi movies it was astonishing.

Movies like Star Wars, Saving Private Ryan took their genres to another level.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 12:51 PM (h/uSM)

453
Honest to goodness movie palace still up and
running in Ogden Utah, Peery's Egyptian. All fake egyptian deco
prettiness. Has a Wurlitzer organ and they have people plays songs
before the shows start, and there are like 5 curtains that part before
the screen is revealed. Ceiling painted to look like sky and lights
twinkle like stars while the movie plays. Magic. Cannot be many of those
left.

Posted by: LizLem at May 04, 2017 12:48 PM (hvf9s)


There used to be/still is? a drive-in theatre in Atlanta. There is also one in Jesup, GA (south GA).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 12:51 PM (PY9jH)

454 Old theaters were wonderful. The ladies' room were carpeted, had heavy velvet drapes, velveteen couches and seats before gold painted framed mirrors. Pure gaudiness and a pleasure to experience.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 04, 2017 12:46 PM (/xKV7)

And the smoking section!!

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:52 PM (aMlLZ)

455 412 I am so old, I saw Star Wars in the movie theater when it first came out.
Get off my sand lawn...
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I am certain a lot of members here did that, regardless of age bracket! I was not quite 8 years old then.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 12:52 PM (Quwsn)

456 We see nothing wrong withe marksmanship in the SW movies.

Posted by: The A-Team at May 04, 2017 12:52 PM (+aCe4)

457 Just got back from the National Day of Prayer event (still in progess) held at Rose Tree Park in Media, PA. On the way back home saw another group congregated on the Courthouse lawn, a minister leading a small group in prayer.

Thank you President Trump for supporting religious liberty in our nation! (referring to today's EO)

Posted by: kallisto at May 04, 2017 12:52 PM (kD8Fh)

458 Old theaters were wonderful. The ladies' room were carpeted, had heavy velvet drapes, velveteen couches and seats before gold painted framed mirrors. Pure gaudiness and a pleasure to experience.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 04, 2017 12:46 PM (/xKV7)

And the smoking section!!
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:52 PM (aMlLZ)
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....and Ushers.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:52 PM (8XRCm)

459 Under the Big Black Sun is one of the best late-night driving albums I've ever owned.

Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 04, 2017 12:53 PM (fD1ST)

460 Yes, yes it was. The 8 track, what a complete assholic piece of technology that was. I guess it was something when it came out, but never a bigger miserable piece of shit existed. I'm glad I was only a year or so away from widespread cassettes when I got my license.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:50 PM (aMlLZ)

Did you get the requisite pioneer cassette? Or something more fancy like kenwood?

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:53 PM (Ri/rl)

461 Watching the SW marathon on TBS, and Christ almighty, Hayden Christensen is so bad!
The prequels don't exist in my mind.

Posted by: gewa76 at May 04, 2017 12:53 PM (f4GSC)

462 189 The thing about Star Wars is that, near as I can tell, it's the first science fiction movie in which everything is ordinary to the characters. There's nothing that's surprising to them, nothing they've not encountered before.

They're surprised by the size of the Death Star, not by its existence.

*
*
You may have a good point. The crew of the cruiser C-57D, in Forbidden Planet, were used to star travel as an everyday thing . . . but not what they found on that planet. Maybe you're right.

The original SW films had all sort of details, power cords snaking across hangar floors, damaged and weathered spacecrafts, so that Lucas's universe looked lived-in. That was a good part of its charm.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2017 12:53 PM (PFlOK)

463
Old theaters were wonderful. The ladies' room were carpeted, had heavy
velvet drapes, velveteen couches and seats before gold painted framed
mirrors. Pure gaudiness and a pleasure to experience.



Posted by: washrivergal at May 04, 2017 12:46 PM (/xKV7)




The old St. James theatre in NYC is lovely and as you describe.


As you're entering the ladies' room, a sign happily tells you the facility is welcoming to "all genders." *sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 12:53 PM (PY9jH)

464 I forgot about that song. My older brothers were the ones that had all the albums. Or it could have been my older sister.

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everyone is tranny-ing these days.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 12:53 PM (h/uSM)

465 364
The Kinks are way underrated. Lots of range



Posted by: Ignoramus

Sleepwalker. One of their best, and a very complex and complicated song ro perform. Really shows that they were actual musicians and not just a bunch of drug adled 3-chord wonders like alot of their contemporaries.

Posted by: agent cooper at May 04, 2017 12:54 PM (cB6N/)

466 According to the Free Beacon (how I want that to be "bacon") via WeaselZippers, Diane Feinstein has said she sees no evidence of Trump colluding with Russia and that Rice needs to testify and has no real excuse not to.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at May 04, 2017 12:54 PM (sEDyY)

467 449; true on all counts. the eight track was invented by the magnetic tape recording industry.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 12:54 PM (KP5rU)

468 Star Wars was the first movie I ever saw. Still my favorite.

Posted by: josephistan at May 04, 2017 12:54 PM (7HtZB)

469 Ok the funny thing about that Breitbart article which you gave the link to is that it actually completely committed Gilberto Hinojosa's actual statement, making it look like he was praising the bill. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

(and the entire issue in Texas is actually a dick-swinging contest between the Texas Lege and the Travis County and City of Austin govmt's , who had sworn to make Austin a sanctuary city just to piss off the Republican legislature that is seated there. After many skirmishes on many topics over the last 20 years or so, the Lege has sworn that it's finally going to show them who's really boss here, and they appear to have put together the political support (finally!) to do it.

This is also some payback for that ridiculous prosecution of Rick Perry that Travis County tried to pull off a couple years back. That's why they included the part about being able to jail anyone who doesn't obey this statute - because Travis County started all this "we're gonna put our political enemies in jail!" bullshit.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:54 PM (KeRkT)

470 Did you get the requisite pioneer cassette? Or something more fancy like kenwood?

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:53 PM (Ri/rl)


All hail the Pioneer super tuner!

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:55 PM (aMlLZ)

471 And it is just remarkable how he got the movie to fit thematically with the music of each of the songs, and in the same order as the songs appear on the original album.

But were the Beatles clever enough to synchronize Sgt. Pepper to the actual movie so that the rythm and lyrics of the songs corresponded to the visuals in Star Wars? If not, they are bourgeois shite.

Posted by: Roger Waters at May 04, 2017 12:55 PM (vRcUp)

472 456 We see nothing wrong withe marksmanship in the SW movies.

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waiting to see a movie where someone hides behind and empty oil drum and someone just shoots him through it....and calls him an idiot

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at May 04, 2017 12:55 PM (h/uSM)

473 And speaking of musical treatments, given that this is GOPe Obamacare repeal and replace day, sing along with me now, to the tune of Tequila:

Da da da da da da da da da da da da
BOHICA!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 12:55 PM (Nwg0u)

474 Ok, watched the first one. Boys are weird.

Posted by: dagny at May 04, 2017 12:55 PM (Mc+44)

475 112 I listen to Eleanor Rigby when I need cheering up.
Posted by: Tom Waits
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Me too!
Posted by: Stephen Stills at May 04, 2017
For them what care, listen to Never Ending Love be Delaney and Bonnie. It's my go-to happy song.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 04, 2017 12:55 PM (aCNZ6)

476 Under the Big Black Sun is one of the best late-night driving albums I've ever owned.
Posted by: Moron Robbie at May 04, 2017 12:53 PM (fD1ST)


I was more partial to See How We Are.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2017 12:55 PM (Pz4pT)

477
All hail the Pioneer super tuner!
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:55 PM (aMlLZ)

You made me smile, it's as if we all went to high school together.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:56 PM (Ri/rl)

478
The old St. James theatre in NYC is lovely and as you describe.


As you're entering the ladies' room, a sign happily tells you the facility is welcoming to "all genders." *sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2017 12:53 PM (PY9jH)

+++

That sign would prevent me from ever entering. How far down we have fallen.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 04, 2017 12:56 PM (/xKV7)

479 Thank you President Trump for supporting religious liberty in our nation! (referring to today's EO)

Posted by: kallisto


Unfortunately, it is only an EO and can be rescinded in four years.

Also unfortunately, without a republican majority in the House and Senate, it could never become law. What's that?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 12:56 PM (HTdUD)

480 Honest to goodness movie palace still up and running in Ogden Utah, Peery's Egyptian. All fake egyptian deco prettiness. Has a Wurlitzer organ and they have people plays songs before the shows start, and there are like 5 curtains that part before the screen is revealed. Ceiling painted to look like sky and lights twinkle like stars while the movie plays. Magic. Cannot be many of those left.
Posted by: LizLem
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Fox Theater in Atlanta. Sounds identical. Off the scale architecture.
http://tinyurl.com/mypjuyt
http://tinyurl.com/m3r8ybn

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 12:56 PM (ZO497)

481 I think the lived-in look of Star Wars goes back to how George Lucas came of age. He grew up as a hot rodder car guy, tinkering and modifying cars to get them to go faster. I think he looked at shiny-new stuff as sterile and impersonal.

So perhaps he took that kind of attitude to his movies. The best stuff is the stuff the people have been using and tinkering with.

Posted by: Witchdoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at May 04, 2017 12:57 PM (eytER)

482 >>My music major daughter loves the old groups. She says the groups today don't do 4-part harmonies like in the old days


Heh, same with mine. My teen son derisively refers to a lot of current bands (you know, the ones where the lead singer sounds like a super-whiney 15 year old) as 'college bands' since we hear them a lot on a local radio station. Ugh, don't get him started on how much 21 Pilots suuuuucks

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 12:57 PM (NOIQH)

483 >>> Watching the SW marathon on TBS, and Christ almighty, Hayden Christensen is so bad!
The prequels don't exist in my mind.
Posted by: gewa76 at May 04, 2017 12:53 PM (f4GSC)

Read an article about Star Wars in China, and the guy said that 1-3 are MUCH more popular there than 4-6. But yes, let's let China take over Hollywood. Sigh.

(Though Hollywood is doing such a good job of dumbing things down and CGI'ing everything to death, by the time the Chinese take over there might not be much left to ruin)

Posted by: LizLem at May 04, 2017 12:57 PM (hvf9s)

484 Oh, the fourth will be with us... for a thousand years!

Posted by: Frau Merkel, Die Führerin des Viertereich at May 04, 2017 12:57 PM (rUIbB)

485 Rice needs to testify and has no real excuse not to.

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Since she deserves to spend a couple of decades in prison.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 12:57 PM (Nwg0u)

486 All hail the Pioneer super tuner!
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:55 PM (aMlLZ)

You made me smile, it's as if we all went to high school together.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:56 PM (Ri/rl)


I think back in that time we basically did.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:57 PM (aMlLZ)

487 428 412 I am so old, I saw Star Wars in the movie theater when it first came out.
Get off my sand lawn...
Posted by: Tilikum KAW at May 04, 2017 12:41 PM (uhftQ)



I saw it as a 9 year old. And yes, it blew us all away.

And after a decade of cynical anti-heroes and apocalyptic doom and gloom, it was a throwback to ww2-ish Good Vs. Evil, yet sent in outer space.
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Yeah, in the decade before SW we had 2001 The Space Acid Trip and "Soylent Green is PEOPLE!!" and Sean Connery in a mankini. (The last one was a real low blow, ugh.) Then long ago, in a galaxy far, far, away... Fast spaceship!! Blasters that looked and acted like buns! Light sabers! Multiple planets and a moon-sized space station! And the majestic orchestral soundtrack of John Williams underneath it all.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 12:58 PM (Quwsn)

488 True story--worked on a trash truck summers in high school. People throw *anything* out. Including whole liquor cabinets, unopened, when they go dry. Including entire wax collections when they go CD. The records I found on the curb, it'd make you weep.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 12:58 PM (Bdeb0)

489 All hail the Pioneer super tuner!
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:55 PM (aMlLZ)

You made me smile, it's as if we all went to high school together.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 12:56 PM (Ri/rl)


I think back in that time we basically did.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 12:57 PM (aMlLZ)


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If Dazed and Confused describes your High School Experience..... raise your hand!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:58 PM (8XRCm)

490 berserker, i went with a sanyo cassette/fm tuner setup. bulletproof.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 12:59 PM (KP5rU)

491 This is also some payback for that ridiculous prosecution of Rick Perry that Travis County tried to pull off a couple years back. That's why they included the part about being able to jail anyone who doesn't obey this statute - because Travis County started all this "we're gonna put our political enemies in jail!" bullshit.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 12:54 PM (KeRkT)


Austin city council member got actually jailed for messing with the governor's office.

It's been fun times recently.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 04, 2017 12:59 PM (yL25O)

492 >>Since she deserves to spend a couple of decades in prison. Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 12:57 PM (Nwg0u)

She deserves to spend a couple of decades in the Seventies.

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 12:59 PM (Bdeb0)

493 Heh, same with mine. My teen son derisively refers to a lot of current bands (you know, the ones where the lead singer sounds like a super-whiney 15 year old) as 'college bands' since we hear them a lot on a local radio station. Ugh, don't get him started on how much 21 Pilots suuuuucks
Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 12:57 PM (NOIQH)

+++

The male leads all sound like they have a stuffed-up sinus condition.

Posted by: washrivergal at May 04, 2017 12:59 PM (/xKV7)

494 And if the Kerry you love
Turns out to be a horse.

I'll see you on the Dark Side of the Force.

Whooaa whooaa whooaa.

Posted by: Roger Waters at May 04, 2017 01:00 PM (vRcUp)

495 >>If Dazed and Confused describes your High School Experience..... raise your hand!!! Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:58 PM (8XRCm)

Only one minor quibble with that movie--everyone smoked joints or bongs; no one had a 'one-hitter,' aka 'dugout.'

Posted by: General Zod at May 04, 2017 01:00 PM (Bdeb0)

496 425 I think we need to discuss what 'old timey' means...
Posted by: Mike Hammer

A theater that actually has a big screen and could hold a thousand people, give or take a baker's dozen.

All those big, beautiful theaters of my youth (remember Cinerama?) are all gone.
Posted by: Bossy Conservative.

---------------

Saw The Ten Commandments and also Ben Hur at the OKC Cinerama. The big-theater experience was grand. I loved it. Too bad it's gone. Time marches on.


Posted by: Soona at May 04, 2017 01:00 PM (Fmupd)

497 "I may or may not admit to driving a 1968 GTO with cragers with my long
hair and RUSH farewell to kings blaring from the 8 track with the
matchbook shim."

damn, I always wanted a 1968 GTO!

I had to settle for a 1971 Torino. At least it had the 302.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 01:01 PM (KeRkT)

498 nood

Posted by: Zombie Sir Alec Guinness at May 04, 2017 01:01 PM (suO/a)

499 Blasters that looked and acted like buns!

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Hairstyles looked like buns too!

Posted by: Princess Leia at May 04, 2017 01:01 PM (7HtZB)

500 All hail the Pioneer super tuner!
Posted by: Berserker
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I had a Sparkomatic, $29.95 from J.C. Whitney

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 01:02 PM (ZO497)

501 If Dazed and Confused describes your High School Experience..... raise your hand!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:58 PM (8XRCm)

Not mine, but I witnessed it. I graduated in 82.

My brothers graduated 79, 76, and my sister in 71 I think.

I can totally relate. The first time I saw a bong I was about 7 (it was my brother's), I turned it over and spilled the water all over the shag carpeting. They must've went surfing and forgot their bong.

Posted by: CaliGirl at May 04, 2017 01:03 PM (Ri/rl)

502 456 We see nothing wrong withe marksmanship in the SW movies.
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HOnestly speaking, the stormtroopers kick ass when they take down the Tantive IV. Their blaster carbines are MP-40/AK-47 level, point an spray down the ship crew who are not their equals in terms of equipment or aversion to fire. Rogue ONe to its credit remembers that stormtroopers can and will hit a target that lasts long enough for them to gt multiple shots...or throw a grenade.

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 01:03 PM (Quwsn)

503 393 >>And yet, the red shirt always dies. Posted by: Fleas, Ticks, and Tapeworms at May 04, 2017 12:33 PM (DMUuz)

Does Kirk ever call for a medevac/beam-up of Ensign Redshirt's body, or do they just leave him lying there on the planet, chest filled with poisonous flower-darts, to decay?

*
*
In the story about the salt-monster, I think, Kirk tells the transporter chief that Lt. So-and-So is "down there" (i.e., on the planet), and the chief says somberly, "We'll bring him home, sir." That sort of moment disappeared as the show went on, but it and ones like it really made the early shows great.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2017 01:04 PM (PFlOK)

504 Tie your mother down.

-
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down
Tie me kangaroo down, sport
Tie me kangaroo down

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Doctor of Thinkology at May 04, 2017 01:04 PM (Nwg0u)

505 (and the entire issue in Texas is actually a dick-swinging contest between the Texas Lege and the Travis County and City of Austin govmt's , who had sworn to make Austin a sanctuary city just to piss off the Republican legislature that is seated there. After many skirmishes on many topics over the last 20 years or so, the Lege has sworn that it's finally going to show them who's really boss here, and they appear to have put together the political support (finally!) to do it.



Good. And fuck 6th Street as well.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2017 01:05 PM (o+pgY)

506 499 Blasters that looked and acted like buns!

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Hairstyles looked like buns too!
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Wouldyou believe I sometimes get paid to type? It should have been "guns"...sigh....

Posted by: exdem13 at May 04, 2017 01:05 PM (Quwsn)

507 This will summon a nood -

May 4 is also kent state shootings date. A coming off age experience for me a few years later was watching news coverage of the memorial getting fixated and my dad saying to the TV "the plaque should day that was the day the nonsense stopped. "

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 04, 2017 01:06 PM (CWCUh)

508 I hate the auto cucumber.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at May 04, 2017 01:07 PM (CWCUh)

509 "I may or may not admit to driving a 1968 GTO with cragers with my long
hair and RUSH farewell to kings blaring from the 8 track with the
matchbook shim."

damn, I always wanted a 1968 GTO!

I had to settle for a 1971 Torino. At least it had the 302.


Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 01:01 PM (KeRkT)

Sadly the GTO got totaled. I got T boned in an intersection by one of those period correct stoner driven pimp vans. I was pissed, but I moved on to a 1970 Roadrunner though, so not all was bad.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at May 04, 2017 01:07 PM (aMlLZ)

510 Rogue ONe to its credit remembers that stormtroopers can and will hit a target that lasts long enough for them to gt multiple shots...or throw a grenade.

The Storm Trooper nunchucks in TFA didn't work for me, really. Stick to blasters.

Posted by: V the K at May 04, 2017 01:07 PM (O7MnT)

511 Egyptian themed movie houses. The Alexandria in Glendale is pretty nice. Check the funkadelic ticket booth!

The local old theater here had a art nouveaux - green fairy absinthe motif. It was remodeled fifteen years ago, but due to budget constraints the balcony and overall size of the seating was reduced. The figurel artwork remains.

Posted by: 13times at May 04, 2017 01:08 PM (WHVu+)

512 >>> Fox Theater in Atlanta. Sounds identical. Off the scale architecture.
http://tinyurl.com/mypjuyt
http://tinyurl.com/m3r8ybn
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 04, 2017 12:56 PM (ZO497)

Ohhhhhh, so beautiful!! What a huge theatre, that would be an experience.

Some pics of Peery's Egyptian:
http://tinyurl.com/mq8drxv
http://tinyurl.com/kq22gsy
http://tinyurl.com/k7qntyl

Went to a movie at Grauman's Chinese in LA once, that was also fun. Felt old Hollywood enough to add to the trip.

Posted by: LizLem at May 04, 2017 01:08 PM (hvf9s)

513 I had a Pioneer Supertuner in my car in the late '70s. It hung under the dash and had a round tuning dial -- it reminded me of that big circular device Sulu had below his console on the bridge of the Enterprise.

The sensitivity on the tuner was so good, I could pull in pretty distant FM stations -- but the farther ones would only come in with mono, not stereo. Then I'd round a curve and the signal would suddenly blast in stereo. Weird.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2017 01:08 PM (PFlOK)

514 I had a 74 Cutlass Salon with a 455 Rocket in it. It should have been against the law for a 16 year old to drive one. I'm still not convinced that my father wasn't trying to kill me.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 01:09 PM (WUuhi)

515 Read an article about Star Wars in China, and the guy said that 1-3 are MUCH more popular there than 4-6. But yes, let's let China take over Hollywood. Sigh.

I think I've solved it. The Chinese hate the Japanese for WWII so any movie with Darth Vader would freak them out, because his mask is based on a samurai battle mask.
My mother is a slant eyed yellow devil, so I consider myself qualified to speak upon these matters.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at May 04, 2017 01:11 PM (vRcUp)

516 >>Fox Theater in Atlanta. Sounds identical. Off the scale architecture.


WOW, that is so cool!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2017 01:11 PM (NOIQH)

517 I bought an 8-track to cassette converter for my car. You would stick it in your player like an 8 track tape and it had a cassette player that stuck out .

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 01:11 PM (WUuhi)

518 "495 >>If Dazed and Confused describes your High School Experience..... raise your hand!!! Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:58 PM (8XRCm)

Only one minor quibble with that movie--everyone smoked joints or bongs; no one had a 'one-hitter,' aka 'dugout.'"


Heck I went to highschool in the 90s in a small town and it wasn't too far off. I don't see how anyone who can't recognize some of their fun weekends in that more can properly call themselves American.

Posted by: JoshO at May 04, 2017 01:12 PM (rwkGj)

519 *movie* dangit

Posted by: JoshO at May 04, 2017 01:13 PM (rwkGj)

520 Also unfortunately, without a republican majority in the House and Senate, it could never become law. What's that?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at May 04, 2017 12:56 PM (HTdUD)


It's encouragement for the faithful, individually and institutionally - who have been under siege during the reign of Obamunism. Religious organizations such as Little Sisters of the Poor can breathe easy now knowing they won't have to defend their decisions not to fund abortifacients on moral grounds. Private organizations such as Hobby Lobby will also be able to operate according to their conscience without harassment from the federales.

Some of us believe that a nation cannot be truly blessed unless its leaders at least demonstrate some respect for the Lord. (or a Higher Power, whatever one's spiritual practice honors).

The event I attended was interdenominational. The public prayers were initiated by a call of the shofar. Apologies to friends of the Jewish faith if I got the nomenclature wrong.

Christians also believe that prayer changes earthly reality. The fact of a GOP congress is meaningless if they're outside the scope of the Lord. What if God has it in mind to place the motivation of religious liberty - as indicated by the 1st amendment - in the hearts of democrat legislators?

Our human minds are so limited we tend to shoehorn God's will into our own tunnel-visioned perspective. Again, I extend thanks to our President Trump for being faithful to our founding documents. Atheists and agnostics should celebrate his action on libertarian grounds, if nothing else.

Posted by: kallisto at May 04, 2017 01:14 PM (kD8Fh)

521 Mcconaughey got his 'Alright Alright ' from listening to Jim Morrison on a Doors live tape.

Posted by: Jack Sock at May 04, 2017 01:15 PM (WUuhi)

522 slide mount Craig Power Play 8-track in my '51 Chevy DeLuxe Coupe. 6v to 12v converter pushing huge EV1 speakers I would pull out of the massive trunk

framing houses while rocking Creedence and Zepellin in Houston

plugging a trickle charger into the t-pole next to the compressor to keep the car battery charged

in the summer of 1980 we had 21 straight days breaking 100 degrees, hah!

Posted by: DanMan at May 04, 2017 01:16 PM (XTiHL)

523 yup. saw that and was like whoa!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 01:18 PM (KP5rU)

524 "Sadly the GTO got totaled."

I think most GTO's ended up that way, big reason they're kind of rare now.

I remember one of the saddest sights in front of a neighbors house, he had a 1970 SS El Camino with the 402 that I coveted mightily, in beautiful shape. (Chevelle front half and drivetrain) Came out one day and there it was, with a telephone pole shaped hole right in the middle of the front bumper, deep enough to knock the engine off its mounts. That one was worth crying over.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 04, 2017 01:19 PM (KeRkT)

525 "If Dazed and Confused describes your High School Experience..... raise your hand!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2017 12:58 PM (8XRCm)"

My kids saw that movie, looked at the pictures on the wall and wondered if the movie was about me. Yikes!

Posted by: DanMan at May 04, 2017 01:20 PM (XTiHL)

526 8 tracks are going to make a comeback, you just wait and see.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at May 04, 2017 01:20 PM (7ZVPa)

527 526; i'm too old to wait for that shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at May 04, 2017 01:21 PM (KP5rU)

528 Shove it in the USB port and whisper "Go find AtC, my little pet," and wait. Hilarity will ensue.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Hosts the Are We There Yet? Political Party at May 04, 2017 11:56 AM (hLRSq)
.I admire your moxy...Also, this is funny as all hell.

Posted by: browndog at May 04, 2017 01:43 PM (bGMOs)

529 If you saw it opening day in SF you saw it at the now long gone Coronet theater on Geary near Stanyan, I bus ride from any Bart station. I too was there that day. My friend and I had never seen anything like that movie. Now, just meh.

Posted by: Frank Waturi - Advertising Dept: American Panoscope at May 04, 2017 01:49 PM (jjNBN)

530 No Wizard of Oz references.

Posted by: David Gilmour at May 04, 2017 03:31 PM (vRcUp)

531
At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi. At last we will have revenge. The revenge of the Fifth.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at May 04, 2017 03:46 PM (1hM1d)

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John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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