8:57 am November 26, 2009, by Jay
I hope everyone has a great day, surrounded by friends, family and bountiful food.
November 28th, 200911:07 am
November 28th, 200911:09 am
I’ve got TOO much time on my hands!
November 28th, 200911:12 am
Tap, tap, tap tap, do the tapioca, slap, slap slap, slap, do the slapioca…I like that musical…
November 28th, 200911:13 am
Back to G-d’s work…tap dancin’ through the leaves.haha
November 28th, 200911:14 am
Here you go, josef
Angry Black Man
November 28th, 200911:19 am
I had not heard about that. I’ll have to check out the video when I get home. No video access at work.
November 28th, 200911:24 am
Ladies and gentlemen:
Here is your don’t do drugs message for the day:
November 28th, 200911:29 am
I could have gone all day without reading that.
And a great buy for adventurous beer drinkers here:
November 28th, 200911:32 am
To get your mind off that story, check out these tattoos. This guy’s tattoos are breasts, but you gotta see them to believe them. I know I have seen everything now:
November 28th, 200911:57 am
U.S. Still Running Secret Prison in Afghanistan
November 28th, 200912:02 pm
TEHRAN, Iran — A conservative Iranian legislator warned Saturday that his country may pull out of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty after a U.N. resolution censuring Tehran — a move that could seriously undermine world attempts to prevent Iran from developing atomic weapons.
November 28th, 200912:13 pm
I’m having a hard time following your “logic”, don’t you, of the Chairborne 101st, want Iran to engage in provocative actions so soldiers can be sent off to die?
Or Israel to attack Iran and set off armaggedon so you can meet Jesus?
So what would’ve McCain/Palin done to your satisfaction to handle this?
November 28th, 200912:55 pm
“When Bruno came in to say that being awakened by the power of love (prayer) was what he called being horney was, well…..tasteless and uncalled for.”
@@–Pardon me, but I didn’t interpret the original statement by GreenJeans “But to hold someone so close in your thoughts, in a stream of love, and actually have it wake them up in the middle of the night” to be a religious allegory for prayer in my initial read-through. If that was his intent, I apologize for any off-color joke regarding that.
I’m not sure if you are including me in the group of “Christian-bashers” here, but if you do so, you’re off-base. My beef with you is simply that you wear your faith like a badge. And by unnecessarily calling attention to your faith in contexts where it really shouldn’t matter (e.g. politics), I feel that you unnecessarily create an us/them karma. In the end, we all have faith, whether we label it or not, whether we choose to publicly discuss it or not. As such, I think we’re all in the same boat in that regard, so feel no need to categorize myself or others thereby creating an us/them.
Some final, unsolicited advice for you: If sincerity and piety are important to you, hanging out on a political blog where people use fake names may not be the best choice for you.
I Report (-: You Whine )-: mmm, mmmm, mmmmm!
November 28th, 20091:11 pm
An admirer of the former vice president filed papers today in Washington for a committee with a goal of getting Cheney to run for president in 2012.-Chicago Tribune
Now Lord Help Us can start talking about dick, it’s favorite subject.
November 28th, 20091:20 pm
Cheney/Palin 2010!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE … yes!!!!
November 28th, 20091:21 pm
Sorry, should’ve been 2012, I got carried away in my zeal…
November 28th, 20091:36 pm
I had too much fun dissing the 80’s last pm, so I gotta make up for it. This number from 1989 I’ll repost from a previous Friday simply because it’s Damita Jo.
November 28th, 20091:42 pm
“playing the WORST music of a decade, notorious for some of the lousiest music ever made”
“I had too much fun dissing the 80’s last pm”
In case you guys didn’t notice, the 80s video I selected was actually a parody video.
“so I gotta make up for it.”
Picking a Janet Jackson video only put you further in the hole, Kam.
November 28th, 20091:45 pm
Friday night music awards:
Best in Show–Bosch, for the Rolling Stones and Tom Petty selections.
Honorable Mention–Reporter, for the Chicago selection.
Banned from future competition: Kamchak and j$.
November 28th, 20091:49 pm
Here’s a killer tune from the 80s.
But make no mistake about it, these guys, the creme de la creme of Dutch rockers, learned their chops in the 60s and 70s…
Hey now! That post was serious.
I can’t understand
if you’re not a fan.
November 28th, 20091:59 pm
More 80s music for you Euro-weenie haters.
Another monster, but again, these cats were straight out a__kickers from the 70s. The guitar, vocals and drums in this piece are all fantastic.
November 28th, 20092:21 pm
Yes boys and girls, when posting any musical choices here please be advised that you are first supposed to get the approval of Brunskell and Ambert.
November 28th, 20092:25 pm
I’m the eternal optimist: Georgia will win.
Still 80s music? That was my decade and all, but that decade was not the brightest in the music business.
November 28th, 20092:26 pm
Golden Earring is the 80s? I thought that was late 70s, but it’s a good one. That decade makes it hard to pull out good ones.
November 28th, 20092:27 pm
My view on leaf raking:
If God didn’t want the leaves on the ground, He wouldn’t have put them there. Who am I to interfere with His plan?
November 28th, 20092:28 pm
Do as I do and treat them as mulch.
Our pandering congressmen rarely cut. They just spend. Even as the deficit grows, they vomit up our money onto new pet “green” projects, bailouts for irresponsible industries, gifts for special interests and guarantees to everyone.-RCP
Don’t forget ACORN, ew.
November 28th, 20092:29 pm
I mean when you had bands that looked like this:
it’s hard to argue that the 80s was a bad decade all the way around.
November 28th, 20092:30 pm
“I’m the eternal optimist: Georgia will win.”
Someone wrote a funny letter to the editor a while back about how his GF always looked on the bright side of things. He said “Ten minutes after the tree crashed through our roof, nearly killing us as we lay in bed, she began commenting on how nice the fresh pine scent was.”
November 28th, 20092:32 pm
“He said “Ten minutes after the tree crashed through our roof, nearly killing us as we lay in bed, she began commenting on how nice the fresh pine scent was.””
That’s just not a nice thing to say to me!!
Golden Earring had a huge hit in 1973 and another in 1982 so even though they recorded a ton of music they could almost be considered a one hit wonder band that pulled it off twice.
November 28th, 20092:33 pm
November 28th, 20092:34 pm
So if you average out Golden Earring, it’s late 70s. Yeah, that’s what I was doing. I think they were a two hit wonder here in the US, but in the Netherlands, they were a pretty big thing.
November 28th, 20092:35 pm
Bosch, Bruno (I believe) mentioned that for him music was pretty much a done deal by 1995.
He’s a much better man than I.
By 1979 I was so disillusioned with rock that for nearly the entire next decade I only listened to and bought classical music. The added benefit was when traveling through the hinterlands of America, rather than being relegated to that gawd awful country crap only I could usually find an NPR station.
No, RW, that’s kind, but not necessary. Just trying to keep it special for ya, that’s all…
Yet another great eponymous debut record…
November 28th, 20092:36 pm
“It is telling that this administration continues to look for every excuse possible to circumvent the intent of Congress,” Issa said in a statement. “Taxpayers should not have to continue subsidizing a criminal enterprise that helped Barack Obama get elected president. The politicization of the Justice Department to payback one of the president’s political allies is shameful and amounts to nothing more than old-fashioned cronyism.”-Boston.com
November 28th, 20092:40 pm
Dan Hartman wrote this and sang lead when he was in Edgar’s band.
November 28th, 20092:41 pm
“By 1979 I was so disillusioned with rock”
Pre-1979 is ok by me, Am. The 80s really didn’t do it for me other than a few new releases by some old standbys, like Neil Young.
Here’s a light little number from the 70s by B W Stevenson that has always stuck with me through the years.
“I’m a lonely dreamer in a highway in the sly….”
November 28th, 20092:44 pm
My Wake Forest pick is doing well so far. Later I’ve got Florida State (+25 1/2), GT (-7 1/2) and Miami (-4 1/2).
Is ABM bragging about that Alabama win?
November 28th, 20092:45 pm
How many of you know this one?
November 28th, 20092:47 pm
Bruno @ 2:41
That original was so much better than the Brooks and Dunn remake. I do think Ronnie Dunn has a great voice though.
November 28th, 20092:49 pm
Nice Les Dudek number, HD.
November 28th, 20092:51 pm
My theme for today is overlooked talent.
November 28th, 20092:52 pm
I was gonna post that FOS last night on my “worst of” list, but figured like Milli Vanilli, it was very low hanging fruit.
One night in Bangkok. I always liked this one.
November 28th, 20092:53 pm
Women folk sure do get testy when you start goofing off before finishing your errands…..
November 28th, 20092:54 pm
“My theme for today is overlooked talent.”
DM was never overlooked by me, HD. Great call.
November 28th, 20092:55 pm
“Women folk sure do get testy when you start goofing off before finishing your errands…..”
One more reason I prefer bachelorhood.
November 28th, 20092:56 pm
HD, one of my favorite LPs ever, and like numerous others I can think of, the big hit might just be the weakest song on the entire record…
Another gem from TOCOAN and that wild albino Oklahoman and MY kind of jingle jangle “country” music.
November 28th, 20092:57 pm
DM was never overlooked by me, HD
But unfortunately, he was overlooked by the masses.
A Canadian band that was on Capricorn Records for a little while.
November 28th, 20093:02 pm
In my view, “They Only Come Out At Night” has no weak tracks.
This one from a band down Louisiana way. Love the harmonies.
November 28th, 20093:03 pm
And at the other end of the spectrum, at 24,608,356 views:
November 28th, 20093:04 pm
Yeah HD, a great little Dudek tune that reminds me of Boz Scaggs.
The piano work on that Mason piece reminds me of Greg Allman’s. And the harmonica? Stevie Wonder, of course. VERY nice deep cut.
I saw him a few years ago at Piedmont Park for free. The next night was Bonnie Bramlett, again for free. Damn what a double header.
November 28th, 20093:07 pm
From the 80’s, I like the pumping bass line in this and damn the guy could shred a vocal.
November 28th, 20093:12 pm
This band is well known but Jimmy McCullough, this one’s writer, singer, and lead guitar was not as well known.
November 28th, 20093:14 pm
You’re right, calling Frankenstein weak is pretty outrageous!
HD, one of my favorite cajuns…
November 28th, 20093:23 pm
Another good one:
November 28th, 20093:34 pm
From the country side:
This guy had record company problems and I don’t think this song ever actually got released. Should of been a big hit though and he should be a star. Music starts about 0:49
November 28th, 20093:44 pm
This band had lots of huge hits. Some I liked; Some I hated. This one I liked.
November 28th, 20093:48 pm
My favorite song by The Who. A good live version of a song with complex instrumentation.
November 28th, 20094:08 pm
Good throwdown, HD!
November 28th, 20094:40 pm
Bruno, a word of advice; in this day of the totally out of touch, decadent and arrogrant politicians in Washington you can’t find anything to critisize but religion then you are wiling away your hours on this earth in vain. Unless politics IS your religion, which seems to be the case for many here (and I pity them for that), we can always change the political scenery. But you cannot change the religious beliefs of those that wish to follow one religious doctrine or another. It is their right and it is personnal and it is ingrained in their histories. History shows that even when very powerful governments have tried to stamp out their peoples religious beliefs the faithful have endured and carried on. Religion is not something to be taken lightly and it certainly is not always a positive influence on society as, inevitably, there are those that will use it for their own greedy interests. Realizing the succeptibility that religion has for abuse by those that are willing to use it, I am not even that religious a person myself but I do believe in a higher power (God) and that is about the extent of my involvement. I try to do no harm to people and my belief is that you can worship in the middle of a pasture just as well as you can in some giant, multi-million dollar building or cathedral. The politicans, however, are fair game for all of us.
November 28th, 20094:47 pm
I’ll take the love, companionship and occasional prodding of the love of my life anytime over that alternative.
November 28th, 20094:48 pm
It might be aa full 20 years too late but Bud Selig says he’s stepping down as baseball Commissioner after 2012.
November 28th, 20095:03 pm
I was figuring Tiger Wood’s old lady might a prime target for a charm offense, she of the cute blond smile and couple hunnerd million dollar divorce settlement, but then I seen what she did to the Slade, the it was like f her.
November 28th, 20095:08 pm
Anybody believe Mrs. Woods really just heard the accident and came running to the rescue with a golf club? I bet it’s more like she was already chasing his butt down the driveway swinging that club.
November 28th, 20095:10 pm
Did you guys ever do anything besides listen to music when you were growing up? Did you ever do those dull things like eating and sleeping? Amazing. I never knew the American male was absolutely awash in music of sorts.(I’m being nice here about the music.)
Well, I have to admit I have heard a bit of JImi Hendrix and Ricky Skaggs and a few others around the house.. That was between the motorcycles, the trail bikes, the rifle range and my daughter’s piano playing.. Then the pesky universities! But the merry mob here seems to have moved on except for the motorcycles (still one around). I think they found out that making money was more interesting. Ahh..lovely children they are!
But I will join the music crowd. Since Bookman is goofin’ off and leaving us adrift in a perpetual post-a-thon, let me start with a fine classical Christmas song. Since I am lazy, would someone play it for me? How about THE CHIPMUNKS CHRISTMAS SONG? Everybody ready???
November 28th, 20095:16 pm
Why sure Dusty.
November 28th, 20095:25 pm
And even when the slaughter had happened, much of the media found it easier to slander both the U.S. military and the general populace than to confront the evidence. The Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano professed to be most worried about an “anti-Muslim backlash” from the knuckledragging bozo citizenry she has the forlorn task of attempting to hold in check. This is the Jennifer Lynch argument: the priority is always some hypothetical atrocity waiting to happen, no matter how many times we ace that test: there was no “anti-Muslim backlash” after 3,000 corpses on Sept. 11, or after Bali, Madrid or London. Muslims have certainly been murdered in New York and London but by their co-religionists on 9/11 and 7/7 rather than by any “Islamophobes.”-Mark Steyn
Don’t worry, pinko nation, you’ll get the backlash you are looking for.
At the voting booth in 2010, that is.
Thanks, RW. That was lovely. Alvin was not a bit flat. Let me go play it again.
November 28th, 20096:06 pm
Feel free to ignore my posts.
November 28th, 20097:06 pm
Well, Hillbilly Deluxe,
I wouldn’t want to ignore your posts. Your stories of the mountains and North Georgia are the best. Not to mention your wide knowledge of the Civil War. Always interesting.
Don’t worry about the music here,. I usually read though the blog in a hurry and don’t bother much with most of the links. In fact I play the piano and can play Happy Birthday with the best of ‘em. Always handy when someone says “Can anyone play Happy Birthday?”. If necessary, Chopsticks makes a good encore. So you see, I am not a total dud in music. Un huh.. Just have my “druthers”, I guess.
November 28th, 20098:01 pm
Bookman- You always like to say that you support the troops, so I ask, why the silence about the charges against the 4 Navy Seals for giving a bloody lip to a killer of Americans during his capture?
Which side do you give the benefit of the doubt to?
November 28th, 20098:24 pm
“why the silence”
What part of “I’m on VACATION” don’t you bother to understand?
November 28th, 20098:33 pm
November 28th, 20098:41 pm
November 28th, 20098:43 pm
While on vacation, and, coincidentally the same amount of time since those troops were charged, Bookman has posted a full length column and three blog subjects.
November 28th, 20098:50 pm
November 28th, 20098:51 pm
Translation: I haven’t bothered to understand at all
November 28th, 20098:54 pm
Hey Doggone, hey Kamchak, Hey whiner…
Has it been this quiet all day…?
November 28th, 20098:56 pm
Shhh….Andre Bocelli is singing…….ahhhhh
November 28th, 20098:57 pm
November 28th, 20098:58 pm
Oh great, Bookman has retired and left duhgone to field questions for the blog, whew, will we be able to withstand the excitement?
November 28th, 20098:59 pm
Wonder if everybody else had my kind of day…a bunch of taking care of stuff left hanging for the holidays…dull as dishwater…
November 28th, 20099:01 pm
well, we can always count on you and me to be here, eh? So, how many peasants did you bag?
Hey, duhgone, since you are the new blog spokesperson, how about the backyard thermometer, does it not rule over the “scientific” experts or what?
November 28th, 20099:05 pm
yosef- I didn’t shoot any common folk but if you were referring to birds, I missed my first two shots and then knocked out five in a row.
Taking my gloves off and letting my hands freeze made all the difference.
November 28th, 20099:06 pm
Since getting off work, I’ve gone from napping to shopping then to decorating a tree. Now I’m taking my tired arse to bed. Gotta do it all over again starting at 3. Feels like the movie “Groundhog Day”.
November 28th, 20099:07 pm
November 28th, 20099:11 pm
“Has it been this quiet all day…?”
Heck yeah! I’ve been gone all day and it quieted right down!
November 28th, 20099:12 pm
Tech needs to man up.
November 28th, 20099:13 pm
whiner–oh, so you went bird huntin’, too? Seriously, though, glad you did well…it was cold here, too, all the way down to the 30s…
ABM–I guess I need to get down to the basment and unpack the wreaths and stuff for the verandah railing…don’t do a tree since the kids left home…do do outside though, the neighborhood is much into that…get a good night’s rest…
Unmentionable is tuned in to Bocelli…
November 28th, 20099:17 pm
I see a “G” symbol as a sign of stupidity. It used to be solely attributable to the Packers but has vastly expanded itself since I’ve been in the South.
November 28th, 20099:18 pm
RW–pulled me up a new screen to keep listening while posting a thank you! My all time favorite Pink Floyd and that’s saying a LOT. Pretty much the way I’m feeling today, too…
See? You’re back and things have picked up…
November 28th, 20099:20 pm
yosef- You do not even know the half of it. There is nothing to stop the wind in the flatlands of Illinois. Add to that a steady drizzle that was blowing sideways with undoctored temperatures of 30 degrees, it was absolutely brutal.
I loved every minute of it.
“You’re back and things have picked up…”
Guess I’ve got the magic touch…tonight anyway! I did a 1.2 mile hike (2.4 out and back) and I am whacked! It just didn’t seem that hard, but it did me in. Think I’ll take the day off tomorrow!
November 28th, 20099:21 pm
It depends on where that “G” is located. If it’s centered between a compass and square, I’d beg to differ with the stupidity remark. Otherwise, you’re probably right.
So, how was the hike? Took a bit of one myself, but it was just up the block to the store and back, then down to the PO, did make sure I cut through the park, though, so I could at least see something besides buildings and hear something besides traffic…
November 28th, 20099:24 pm
Doggone–what’s this sissy 1.2? Seriously, though, I can still do a 30 mi one…my cardiologist just shakes his head, considering how I’m supposed to be dead!
November 28th, 20099:25 pm
“So, how was the hike?”
I enjoyed it, even though it wore me out. I’ve been so proud of myself, have done 12 miles hiking since last Saturday…a record for me. But I got just a bit deflated when I met a guy in the gap at the end of today’s hike who did 18 miles TODAY!
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