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Caturday Night in Rotation

by Bunk X ( 184 Comments › )
Filed under Energy, History, Humor, OOT, Open thread at January 19th, 2013 - 10:00 pm


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Gotta love those primitive feline electrostatic generators. Without cat fur and sulfur balls we wouldn’t have the Van DeGraaff and we wouldn’t have xerography. The Haloid Company would not have existed, Xerox would not be a generic household name, and no one would have ever heard of Chester Carlson. Without him we wouldn’t have photocopiers, fax machines or laser printers. Without them we’d probably never have an alternative to crappy inkjet printers.

On top of all that, we wouldn’t have this electrically-charged edition of
The Overnight Open Thread.

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184 Responses to “Caturday Night in Rotation”
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  1. AZfederalist
    1 | January 19, 2013 10:20 pm

    Interesting variant of the perpetual motion machine that drops a cat with a piece of buttered bread strapped to its back.


  2. AZfederalist
    2 | January 19, 2013 10:26 pm

    Tap tap, is this thing on?


  3. song_and_dance_man
    3 | January 19, 2013 10:32 pm

    Is that a DC or AC cat generator?


  4. 4 | January 19, 2013 10:34 pm

    For Haysoos:


  5. heysoos
    5 | January 19, 2013 10:37 pm

    thanks Bunk for all you do


  6. song_and_dance_man
    6 | January 19, 2013 10:39 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    That is one friggin chugging slapping bassman


  7. 7 | January 19, 2013 10:39 pm

    @ song_and_dance_man:
    It’s an Angus. That means it’s Australian, and not a European swallow.
    And before you ask about Mr.Asbeiter, he’s got a motherboard of a headache and can’t remember his password.


  8. coldwarrior
    8 | January 19, 2013 10:39 pm

    next music thread, no embeds, just links with a description i think.


  9. song_and_dance_man
    9 | January 19, 2013 10:40 pm

    I’ve played with quite a few bassists who could slap, but not quite like that. Ouch


  10. heysoos
    10 | January 19, 2013 10:40 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    Chess Records didn’t take a breath unless Dixon said so…the Chess brothers owe a lot to Dixon…maybe all of it..and the vid is very cool…Dixon was no hack, and deserved more exposure back then…just look at the list of blues classics he wrote


  11. 11 | January 19, 2013 10:41 pm

    @ heysoos:
    Lol. You’ve been an asset to DoD as well, at least after decompression. :)


  12. 12 | January 19, 2013 10:42 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    Yes. Let’s just post lyrics. :P


  13. song_and_dance_man
    13 | January 19, 2013 10:43 pm

    AZfederalist wrote:

    Tap tap, is this thing on?

    So you’re the one who QC’s the Angus cat generator.


  14. Lily
    14 | January 19, 2013 10:43 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    next music thread, no embeds, just links with a description i think.

    Oh! :( Takes some of the fun away! (Even though I wasn’t on that thread) Most times it takes a lot more embeds to slow a thread down.


  15. heysoos
    15 | January 19, 2013 10:45 pm

    Willie Dixon filtered the players that came thru Chess…like most companies at that time they literally had a bounty out for great players…guess what?…Dixon brought in Sonny Boy, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, even the Stones…it’s a hell of a story if your interested in music


  16. unclassifiable
    16 | January 19, 2013 10:45 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Sorry, got carried away.


  17. Lily
    17 | January 19, 2013 10:45 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    Bunk, Bunk, Bunk! I have been looking for you! Seems I saw a picture on a OOT that looked familiar. ;)
    /but the really bad thing about it was someone wanted taken down!!! What a blow! :lol: :lol: :lol:


  18. 18 | January 19, 2013 10:45 pm

    @ heysoos:
    Just look at who recorded his songs. Willie Dixon was virtually unknown to the public, but he left a bigass mark. Bigger than Muddy Waters or Howlin’ Wolf, or Led Zeppelin, or Aerosmith, or The Doors, or… etc.


  19. song_and_dance_man
    19 | January 19, 2013 10:46 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    next music thread, no embeds, just links with a description i think.

    Here’s a really cool song from the 70′s.

    http://www.littlegreenfootballz.commie/cheetos/orangegarb


  20. lobo91
    20 | January 19, 2013 10:46 pm

    @ Lily:

    Most times it takes a lot more embeds to slow a thread down.

    Maybe it’s because there were so many old, analog recordings.
    //


  21. Lily
    21 | January 19, 2013 10:48 pm

    @ lobo91:

    :)


  22. coldwarrior
    22 | January 19, 2013 10:48 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Sorry, got carried away.

    dude, you posted the residents. i was waiting for some nash the slash after that one!


  23. 23 | January 19, 2013 10:48 pm

    @ Lily:
    Lily! I have been wandering aimlessly, and now you’re here. Please forgive me for my necessary absence from your loving embrace.


  24. Lily
    24 | January 19, 2013 10:50 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    LOL! Oh my!


  25. Lily
    25 | January 19, 2013 10:51 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    CW …..we got to the keep the embeds! A new thread can always be opened up!
    /yes I’m pleading. ;)


  26. song_and_dance_man
    26 | January 19, 2013 10:51 pm

    Should we leave you two alone?


  27. 27 | January 19, 2013 10:52 pm

    @ heysoos:
    Yeah. Dixon was an anchor, not a sideman.


  28. heysoos
    28 | January 19, 2013 10:52 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    Just look at who recorded his songs. Willie Dixon was virtually unknown to the public, but he left a bigass mark. Bigger than Muddy Waters or Howlin’ Wolf, or Led Zeppelin, or Aerosmith, or The Doors, or… etc.

    yes, there is a tree, a history, an anthology…Jimmy Page owes everything to Big Bill Broozny…it’s history and I’m attracted to it…Chess and Dixon are big dogs…really big dogs


  29. unclassifiable
    29 | January 19, 2013 10:53 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    When they performed Moisture live I started asking people “which one of you slipped me the acid”. The bad thing was no one did and the damn cocoon was torn open and all hell broke loose.


  30. Lily
    30 | January 19, 2013 10:53 pm

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    Should we leave you two alone?

    Naw…he’s pleading for his life. ;)


  31. coldwarrior
    32 | January 19, 2013 10:54 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    CW …..we got to the keep the embeds! A new thread can always be opened up!
    /yes I’m pleading.

    ok.


  32. coldwarrior
    33 | January 19, 2013 10:55 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    When they performed Moisture live I started asking people “which one of you slipped me the acid”. The bad thing was no one did and the damn cocoon was torn open and all hell broke loose.

    :lol:

    yep…residents.


  33. heysoos
    34 | January 19, 2013 10:55 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    gurlz


  34. Bob-Crotchit
    35 | January 19, 2013 10:56 pm


  35. Lily
    36 | January 19, 2013 10:56 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Yep I have to agree…never seen anything like it. It’s bad…is all I can say…obama is a bad president and for some reason too many people worship the fool.


  36. coldwarrior
    37 | January 19, 2013 10:57 pm

    @ Bob-Crotchit:

    greatest pop song ever written.


  37. 38 | January 19, 2013 10:57 pm


  38. coldwarrior
    39 | January 19, 2013 10:57 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    gurlz

    yep. whaddyagonnado?


  39. Lily
    40 | January 19, 2013 10:57 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ coldwarrior:
    CW …..we got to the keep the embeds! A new thread can always be opened up!
    /yes I’m pleading.
    ok.

    YEAH!!!!! :)


  40. Lily
    41 | January 19, 2013 10:58 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    gurlz

    LOL!!! :)


  41. huckfunn
    42 | January 19, 2013 10:58 pm

    @ Lily:
    You’ll like this one. Some toe-tappin’ blues.


  42. Lily
    43 | January 19, 2013 11:00 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    How did you know I love Leon Russell??? Excellent! :)


  43. Lily
    44 | January 19, 2013 11:04 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Careless Whisper wasn’t bad either…. ;)


  44. unclassifiable
    45 | January 19, 2013 11:05 pm

    @ Rodan:

    Willie does not worship at the altar of the one.

    It’s strange but I think he thinks Obama is a cornball brother.


  45. huckfunn
    46 | January 19, 2013 11:06 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    How did you know I love Leon Russell??? Excellent!

    Wild guess. Good swampy bayou sound. :wink:


  46. coldwarrior
    47 | January 19, 2013 11:06 pm

    @ Lily:

    those cats were the ultimate in pop. pure wonderfulness.


  47. 48 | January 19, 2013 11:06 pm

    @ heysoos:
    I think I mentioned this great tome before. Excellent reference with a lot of obscure stories.


  48. 49 | January 19, 2013 11:07 pm

    @ Lily:
    Whip me.
    Beat me.
    Call me Irma.


  49. Lily
    50 | January 19, 2013 11:09 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Lot’s of memories! Damn I was young back then. ;)


  50. song_and_dance_man
    51 | January 19, 2013 11:10 pm

    The best pop songs were from the 70′s. I know—I was there.


  51. Lily
    52 | January 19, 2013 11:10 pm

    @ Bunk X:

    LOL! I forgive ya!
    /all that whipping with my parasol …you would just like that. ;)


  52. coldwarrior
    53 | January 19, 2013 11:11 pm

    @ Lily:

    you’ll enjoy this vid


  53. Lily
    54 | January 19, 2013 11:11 pm

    @ song_and_dance_man:

    Oh indeed…amen yes they were!!!! Good music from the 70′s is all I can say!


  54. Lily
    55 | January 19, 2013 11:12 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Oh yes… :)


  55. coldwarrior
    56 | January 19, 2013 11:13 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Whip me.
    Beat me.
    Call me Irma.

    irma????

    :lol:


  56. Lily
    57 | January 19, 2013 11:14 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Drive-In’s!!!!!!!! Oh yeah I remember those.
    /damn I feel old! LOL!!!!!!! Good one CW!


  57. 58 | January 19, 2013 11:17 pm

    @ Lily:
    Forgive me? For what? I never did nothin’ wrong. I was frameduh.


  58. coldwarrior
    59 | January 19, 2013 11:17 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Drive-In’s!!!!!!!! Oh yeah I remember those.
    /damn I feel old! LOL!!!!!!! Good one CW!

    they’ve been on the miata rotation for a couple of years now. much fun


  59. coldwarrior
    60 | January 19, 2013 11:20 pm

    more neon trees


  60. 61 | January 19, 2013 11:22 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    I’m not so proud that I can’t volunteer to be The Sultry Bitch once in a while.


  61. coldwarrior
    62 | January 19, 2013 11:23 pm

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    I’m not so proud that I can’t volunteer to be The Sultry Bitch once in a while.

    copy that!


  62. song_and_dance_man
    63 | January 19, 2013 11:23 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    The 80′s were lost on me. but there were some good songs. King Crimsons Elephant Talk The Clash Rock the Casbah and a bunch of others.


  63. heysoos
    64 | January 19, 2013 11:26 pm

    I really dig it when other people find a groove…some great music out there…and tomorrow is all about football…life is good


  64. coldwarrior
    65 | January 19, 2013 11:27 pm

    @ song_and_dance_man:

    check out the older clash. seriously. combat rock is good and all but is the end for them. the other albums before that are fantastic.


  65. heysoos
    66 | January 19, 2013 11:30 pm

    @ Bunk X:
    read it, I own it…I highly recommend Robert Palmer’s ‘Deep Blues’…it’s the bible all over again


  66. 67 | January 19, 2013 11:31 pm

    I’m just happy that I got FIOS, an unused laptop and a brand new Compaq Presario PC for $195 just for doing something really stupid. Oh, don’t worry -- it was completely legal. I broke my motherboard.

    Now all I need to do is re-install my stuff, re-tweak it, and rock out.


  67. huckfunn
    68 | January 19, 2013 11:31 pm

    Here’s a great tune with some great pics of Duane Allman. He was a month short of his 25th birthday when he died. I’ve often wondered what he would have done over the past 40 years had he lived.


  68. unclassifiable
    69 | January 19, 2013 11:31 pm

    @ song_and_dance_man:

    Man you can hear the influence on the Talking Heads in Elephant Talk.


  69. unclassifiable
    70 | January 19, 2013 11:32 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    Shakes head.

    Not sure.

    It sure was hard to keep Southern guitar gawdz alive for long.


  70. song_and_dance_man
    71 | January 19, 2013 11:33 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    I saw them play at the Hollywood Paladium(really small venue for a band that big) for their Combat Rock tour. It was great. Until then I didn’t know much about them, but was surprised that I had heard so many of their songs that until then I didn’t recognize coming from them.


  71. coldwarrior
    72 | January 19, 2013 11:35 pm

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    I saw them play at the Hollywood Paladium(really small venue for a band that big) for their Combat Rock tour. It was great. Until then I didn’t know much about them, but was surprised that I had heard so many of their songs that until then I didn’t recognize coming from them.

    the clash are my favorite band of all time.


  72. 73 | January 19, 2013 11:39 pm

    @ Lily:
    I remember sneaking into the drive-in. Me and Danny Rat were in the trunk of the car, and our friends thought it would be fun to leave us there while the motor was running to heat the car. We got serious headaches from CO poisoning.

    The movie was “Flesh Gordon,” and even today, the thought of penisauruses make my head hurt.


  73. song_and_dance_man
    74 | January 19, 2013 11:39 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    Man you can hear the influence on the Talking Heads in Elephant Talk.

    I can hear that. What is amazing about King Crimson is Robert Fripps guitar work and it is fabulous in that song. Take another listen to just the guitar work. The other thing about that song is the verses. Words with A, then B, then C and so on.


  74. unclassifiable
    75 | January 19, 2013 11:42 pm

    A little good night music…

    Consider this a virtual hug to everyone:

    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=PPHtQn1t1n4


  75. song_and_dance_man
    76 | January 19, 2013 11:43 pm

    Black and white gravatars rule.

    just kidding colored ones/


  76. song_and_dance_man
    77 | January 19, 2013 11:44 pm

    anyway I got to go. later all


  77. huckfunn
    78 | January 19, 2013 11:44 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    Shakes head.

    Not sure.

    It sure was hard to keep Southern guitar gawdz alive for long.

    The sad truth.
    Hope to hear from you regarding the NRA Convention in May.


  78. coldwarrior
    79 | January 19, 2013 11:49 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    duane duane duane…a real talent lost there


  79. huckfunn
    80 | January 19, 2013 11:54 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    duane duane duane…a real talent lost there

    He did so much in such a short time. I still haven’t gotten over the loss.


  80. 81 | January 19, 2013 11:57 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    You ever hear the clip from “End Of The Century” where The Clash’s Joe Strummer talked about meeting The Ramones for the first time? Hilarious.
    This isn’t it, but it’s cool. Jump to 4:00
    http://youtu.be/i0J0KC_K34Y?t=4m


  81. 82 | January 19, 2013 11:59 pm

    @ song_and_dance_man:
    B&W. Word.


  82. unclassifiable
    83 | January 19, 2013 11:59 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    I’m taking all three days off and I am looking to upgrade my membership to lifetime level.

    I have parking downtown but it is a little walk from the convention center. I could drop off and pick up.

    Sugar Land (where I live) has a few pretty good restraunts and the whole town is covered up with good places to eat.

    We can coordinate a little more as it gets closer.


  83. coldwarrior
    84 | January 20, 2013 12:01 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    You ever hear the clip from “End Of The Century” where The Clash’s Joe Strummer talked about meeting The Ramones for the first time? Hilarious.

    i heard it years ago. will have to rummage thru the innerwebz


  84. lobo91
    85 | January 20, 2013 12:02 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    I’m taking all three days off and I am looking to upgrade my membership to lifetime level.

    They generally offer seriously discounted upgrades at the check-in counter. In Phoenix, it was $275.


  85. coldwarrior
    86 | January 20, 2013 12:03 am

    snippet…

    As Washington prepares for a political battle over the Obama White House’s proposals to curb gun violence after the Newtown, Conn., shootings, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that the National Rifle Association is more popular than the entertainment industry.

    Forty-one percent of adults see the NRA — the nation’s top gun lobby — in a positive light, while 34 percent view it in a negative light.

    By comparison, just 24 percent have positive feelings about the entertainment industry, and 39 percent have negative ones.

    The NRA’s fav/unfav score is virtually unchanged from its 41 percent-to-29 percent rating in the Jan. 2011 NBC/WSJ poll, nearly two years before the Newtown shootings.

    “That seems to me to be a pretty remarkably stable figure,” says GOP pollster Bill McInturff, who conducted this survey with Democratic pollster Peter Hart.

    But it’s a substantial improvement from the 1990s, when the NRA’s negative ratings outweighed its positive ones in the NBC/WSJ survey.

    end snippet….


  86. huckfunn
    87 | January 20, 2013 12:05 am

    @ unclassifiable:
    Sounds good. I think we’ve got Bordm, Calo, Dolphin, Lily and me, so far. Hope to pick up a few more.


  87. huckfunn
    88 | January 20, 2013 12:10 am

    I’ve got an 0800 appointment with my buddy and a Beechcraft Bonanza tomorrow. If my smart phone is smart enough, I’ll get a few pics to share with me Bloogs. G’nite.


  88. unclassifiable
    89 | January 20, 2013 12:16 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    You know maybe they should run the GOP.

    Either that or change the name to the National Realist Association and just start a new party from there.


  89. unclassifiable
    90 | January 20, 2013 12:17 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    I am trying to find a decent yootoob video fro X but having a hard time (other than the Urg stuff).


  90. 91 | January 20, 2013 12:18 am

    @ huckfunn:
    The bottom plane looks like a Curtis Jenny with the wrong markings. Top one may be a SPAD.


  91. 92 | January 20, 2013 12:20 am

    @ unclassifiable:
    Lemme know what you’re looking for. I have all of them.


  92. unclassifiable
    93 | January 20, 2013 12:20 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    The 90′s stuff was when Wayne LaPierre echoed something that G. Gordon Liddy said which was, to wit, if a federal agent breaks down your door make sure you shoot them in the head.

    I used to think that was terrible.


  93. unclassifiable
    94 | January 20, 2013 12:21 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Hungry Like the Wolf of course.


  94. coldwarrior
    95 | January 20, 2013 12:23 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    You know maybe they should run the GOP.
    Either that or change the name to the National Realist Association and just start a new party from there.

    sign me up!


  95. Lily
    96 | January 20, 2013 12:24 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ unclassifiable:
    I am trying to find a decent yootoob video fro X but having a hard time (other than the Urg stuff).

    Who is X?


  96. The Osprey
    97 | January 20, 2013 12:24 am

    song_and_dance_man wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:

    I saw them play at the Hollywood Paladium(really small venue for a band that big) for their Combat Rock tour. It was great. Until then I didn’t know much about them, but was surprised that I had heard so many of their songs that until then I didn’t recognize coming from them.

    i saw the Clash twice in LA during my wasted college years. First time at the Palladium for the London Calling tour, second time in some Santa Monica venue IIRC for “Sandinista”. Mikey Dread, a Jamaican dub artist opened for them on the Sandinista tour and I remember a lot to the young CA punks throwing large soda cups at him.

    The London Calling concert was awesome. People were packed shoulder to shoulder, pogoing to the music.


  97. The Osprey
    98 | January 20, 2013 12:25 am

    Lily wrote:

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ unclassifiable:
    I am trying to find a decent yootoob video fro X but having a hard time (other than the Urg stuff).

    Who is X?

    X was a seminal LA Punk band lead by a female singer named Exene Cervenka.


  98. coldwarrior
    99 | January 20, 2013 12:26 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    The 90′s stuff was when Wayne LaPierre echoed something that G. Gordon Liddy said which was, to wit, if a federal agent breaks down your door make sure you shoot them in the head.
    I used to think that was terrible.

    much has changed. the wise men are always years ahead of their time


  99. Lily
    100 | January 20, 2013 12:26 am

    @ Lily:

    Here…..


  100. coldwarrior
    101 | January 20, 2013 12:27 am

    @ The Osprey:

    count me as very jealous.


  101. The Osprey
    102 | January 20, 2013 12:27 am

    Hey Zeus, I got de Moochelle Obama bloooz…. :lol:


  102. Calo
    103 | January 20, 2013 12:28 am

    @ Lily:
    Sounds like someone who wears a knitted animal cap on his head when its cold outside.


  103. 104 | January 20, 2013 12:28 am

    @ unclassifiable:


  104. coldwarrior
    105 | January 20, 2013 12:28 am

    The Osprey wrote:

    X was a seminal LA Punk band lead by a female singer named Exene Cervenka.

    i have some of their vinyl over here next to the husker du and black flag and minutemen


  105. Lily
    106 | January 20, 2013 12:29 am

    @ The Osprey:

    Darn….I was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay off the mark then….let’s try again..


  106. unclassifiable
    107 | January 20, 2013 12:29 am

    @ Lily:

    A Southern California New Wave band.

    Very simple songs and simple lyrics.

    They are moonbats now but they all are.

    What musicians don’t understand is once the art or ideas get out they are in the public domain and everyone owns them (sort of speak).

    Funny, they want to get rid of both California senators because they voted for the Defense Department Re- appropriation act.

    It leads me to believe they are probably Paulians now.


  107. coldwarrior
    108 | January 20, 2013 12:30 am

    The Osprey wrote:

    Hey Zeus, I got de Moochelle Obama bloooz….

    now THAT is just ghetto-fabulous!


  108. 109 | January 20, 2013 12:30 am

    @ Lily:
    Exene Cervenka.


  109. Lily
    110 | January 20, 2013 12:30 am

    @ Calo:

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Yep I think you are a right a deranged elf! :shock:


  110. lobo91
    111 | January 20, 2013 12:30 am

    Hmm…I have enough United miles for a flight to Houston, and enough Hilton points for a hotel room downtown.

    Maybe I can go.


  111. unclassifiable
    112 | January 20, 2013 12:31 am

    @ The Osprey:

    They are too well behaved and stylish to be punks IMHO.


  112. coldwarrior
    113 | January 20, 2013 12:31 am

    @ Bunk X:

    ahhh….soothing.

    well played sir!


  113. Lily
    114 | January 20, 2013 12:32 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    Sounds like you got their number!


  114. The Osprey
    115 | January 20, 2013 12:33 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ The Osprey:

    count me as very jealous.


  115. Lily
    116 | January 20, 2013 12:34 am

    @ lobo91:

    Ooooooh …. you need to go! I’ll probably be there for sure! :)

    Calo, Huckfunn…a bunch of us!!! It will be fun.


  116. Calo
    117 | January 20, 2013 12:34 am

    @ lobo91:
    Crap, I got pick up duty the day you arrive. :lol:

    Let me know if ya need some help.
    /The ever pleasant Calo


  117. coldwarrior
    118 | January 20, 2013 12:38 am

    @ The Osprey:

    i vaguely remember when franco died.


  118. unclassifiable
    119 | January 20, 2013 12:38 am

    @ Bunk X:

    Perfect!

    @ Lily:

    Dats dem and they are STILL touring!

    They are older of course (weight gain, hair loss — probably a different drummer — the usual story) but 3 out of the 4 members are still together which is remarkable.


  119. Lily
    120 | January 20, 2013 12:38 am


  120. lobo91
    121 | January 20, 2013 12:39 am

    @ Calo:

    Looks like I can get a room at the Embassy Suites. I think that’s just a couple of blocks from the convention center.


  121. unclassifiable
    122 | January 20, 2013 12:39 am

    @ Calo:

    I can help with that.


  122. 123 | January 20, 2013 12:40 am

    @ unclassifiable:
    The early punk movement was not nasty, nor was it intended to be. It was a rebellion against the overproduced corporate crap that was flooding the airwaves, a back-to-the basics movement, back to garage rock, 3 chord stuff. Think rat rods vs. hot rods.

    Then The Sex Pistols were invented, and they spoiled it all.


  123. unclassifiable
    124 | January 20, 2013 12:40 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    But don’t plan tonight. I am on my 2nd Black Russian contemplating the third and looking for more obscure music.


  124. AZfederalist
    125 | January 20, 2013 12:42 am

    @ The Osprey:

    Good one. ;-)


  125. unclassifiable
    126 | January 20, 2013 12:42 am

    @ Bunk X:

    I really thought The Ramones started it all but you have some people going all the way back to Mountain as far as its roots (damn big hippie that turned it up to 11 and did not give a single damn).


  126. The Osprey
    127 | January 20, 2013 12:42 am

    Bunk X wrote:

    @ huckfunn:
    The bottom plane looks like a Curtis Jenny with the wrong markings. Top one may be a SPAD.

    No, the top one does not have a long enough fuselage to be a SPAD and the fuselage tapers too extremely from the engine nacelle which is shorter and wider than a SPAD’s. It’s either a Nieuport or a Sopwith Camel. I was going to say the bottom one is a De Haviland, but the Italian roundel had me thinking it could be something else, unless it’s a DeHaviland in Italian colors…the Brits might have supplied them as the Italians were on the side of the Allies in WWI.


  127. AZfederalist
    128 | January 20, 2013 12:43 am

    Calo wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Sounds like someone who wears a knitted animal cap on his head when its cold outside.

    You say that as if that’s a bad thing.


  128. coldwarrior
    129 | January 20, 2013 12:44 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ Bunk X:
    I really thought The Ramones started it all but you have some people going all the way back to Mountain as far as its roots (damn big hippie that turned it up to 11 and did not give a single damn).

    the mc5. they started it!


  129. Calo
    130 | January 20, 2013 12:45 am

    @ unclassifiable:
    You work, I just eat bonbons and lurk about.


  130. 131 | January 20, 2013 12:46 am

    @ unclassifiable:
    In the immortal words of someone who used to post here, I have had a beer. Check out The Horror Pops. You’re on your own from here on out.


  131. Lily
    132 | January 20, 2013 12:47 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    A little song for everyone. And probably I’m off the mark. ;)


  132. Lily
    133 | January 20, 2013 12:48 am

    @ AZfederalist:

    :lol: :lol: :lol:


  133. unclassifiable
    134 | January 20, 2013 12:48 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    And here is the strange thing. I was raised in the South so I had all the Southern usuals (Boots Randolph, Al Hurt, who was that clarinet player — I’ll try to remeber him, Buddy Holly, the Allman Brothers, Lynard Skynnard, SRV, ZZ Topp) as my background music. I was always fascinated with other stuff also. Now my taste is so scatter gun I just listen whatever floats my boat. I have Indian Sikh music that will knock your socks off it is so beautiful.

    Anyone want to hear the greatest recording of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony ever recorded? I got it and maybe it is out there on the internet.


  134. coldwarrior
    135 | January 20, 2013 12:49 am

    @ Bunk X:

    she always reminds me of siouxsie


  135. The Osprey
    136 | January 20, 2013 12:50 am

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ The Osprey:

    i vaguely remember when franco died.

    There is a great BBC/Granada Spanish Civil War documentary on youtube I watched while I was bedridden lately recovering from that damn divertic abcess.

    The part I found disturbingly fascinating was the run up to the war, which was marked by street demonstrations of both the right and the left, increasingly hostile political rhetoric on both sides leading to assassinations of public figures. It was the killing of the the conservative parliamentarian Calvo Sotelo by the left that lead to the final decision of Franco and the Generals to launch the uprising.

    I should do a post and put together links to all the parts…it’s about 6 hours long but well worth watching.


  136. coldwarrior
    137 | January 20, 2013 12:52 am

    @ The Osprey:

    sounds like a marvelous saturday lecture series


  137. Lily
    138 | January 20, 2013 12:53 am

    Calo wrote:

    @ unclassifiable:
    You work, I just eat bonbons and lurk about.

    I don’t believe that. You work hard! I admire you! ;) Because oh well this is my theme song….I have a lot of them too. ;)


  138. unclassifiable
    139 | January 20, 2013 12:53 am

    @ Lily:

    Does it make you happy?

    Does it remind you of an emotional moment?

    If it does then I’m happy too.

    Let the people have their culture.

    We need to take it from the government.


  139. unclassifiable
    140 | January 20, 2013 12:55 am

    @ The Osprey:

    Yes Yes good stuff.

    This was the precursor to WWII.


  140. coldwarrior
    141 | January 20, 2013 12:55 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    Anyone want to hear the greatest recording of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony ever recorded? I got it and maybe it is out there on the internet.

    i was at the best beethoven 9th.

    west berlin, 1989

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IciKr8NUmKs

    a perfect way to end the cold war; have a concert.

    Leonard Bernstein’s historical concert in celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 has long become almost as legendary as the revolutionary moment that it celebrated. Recorded at the beautiful Schauspielhaus right on Gendarmenmarkt in the centre of Berlin on Christmas 1989, it has now become available on DVD, along with a short documentary film as bonus. The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 1989 unleashed a wave of democratisation in Central and Eastern Europe that radically transformed the world order and Leonard Bernstein spontaneously accepted an invitation to conduct a performance to mark this new era. It was only fitting that East Germany’s new-found freedom should be celebrated with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The monumental work, perhaps the world’s most famous Symphony, was inspired by Schiller’s poem ‘Ode to Joy’, a passionate eulogy to freedom. Adding to the symbolism of the event, Bernstein conducted an orchestra and chorus formed from musicians from both East and West Germany (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden), as well as the United States (New York Philharmonic), Great Britain (London Symphony), France (Orchestre de Paris) and the Soviet Union (Orchestra of the Kirov Theater).


  141. unclassifiable
    142 | January 20, 2013 12:56 am

    @ Lily:

    OMG That is an earworm for me and I could never locate the band in my mind.

    Thank you!


  142. Lily
    143 | January 20, 2013 12:57 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    Every song reminds me of something…especially if I post it. ;)
    /I love music…it is like a diary of my past!


  143. Lily
    144 | January 20, 2013 12:58 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    :) Sometimes I hit the mark!


  144. unclassifiable
    145 | January 20, 2013 1:00 am

    @ coldwarrior:

    Incredible.

    Very few things in life are as sweet in person than Classical music.

    Recordings hardly do it justice.

    If you don’t like classical music, go see the Nutcracker.

    Close you eyes and forget the ballet. There are so much wonderful music packed into that one presentation.


  145. Lily
    146 | January 20, 2013 1:01 am


  146. 147 | January 20, 2013 1:02 am

    @ unclassifiable:
    The punk movement started in New York at CBGB’s. The proprietors issued a compilation album that included The Ramones, Television and other unsigned bands. Rough, yeah, but it sure beat listening to Emerson Lake & Palmer overproduced wannabes.

    One of my college roommates had “Live at CBGB’s.” I wasn’t sure what to make of it, until I heard the Ramones’ “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker.” Those chord patterns hadn’t been used since the early 60s. I loved it.


  147. AZfederalist
    148 | January 20, 2013 1:03 am

    @ Lily:

    How is your recovery coming Lily?

    As of this Monday, my retina is still down and attached. I only have to lay in one position half time now although I’m not going to push it and am spending more time than that. Still under orders to not engage in any activity for the next couple of weeks at least. Prayers are being answered, and for that I am grateful.


  148. coldwarrior
    149 | January 20, 2013 1:05 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    i got soooo lucky. the american minister for west berlin needed a driver and one more on security to go into the east…well…i’m it because i own a tux! my ex-father in law made sure i had my own tux for my wedding the year before.

    neat how that stuff works.


  149. unclassifiable
    150 | January 20, 2013 1:05 am

    @ unclassifiable:

    And now I remember that clarinet player that my parents listened to that was part of my Southern background music.

    Pete Fountain.


  150. The Osprey
    151 | January 20, 2013 1:08 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ The Osprey:

    Yes Yes good stuff.

    This was the precursor to WWII.

    I think that was just the surface level. To me it seems the precursor to all modern political conflict between the right and left. And the factional fighting within both sides was often just as vicious and deadly…especially on the left, like the Communists vs. Anarchists in Barcelona, where George Orwell narrowly escaped being “disappeared” in the Communist purge, and Andre Marty’s (he was a real Stalinist prick) purges of the International Brigade members who were insufficiently doctrinaire.


  151. Lily
    152 | January 20, 2013 1:12 am

    @ AZfederalist:

    I started Cardio Rehab this week. I can’t do much of anything and I still hurt ….but I am coming along pretty good. I am moody a lot..but it is because of the surgery. I have to remind myself of that a lot. All my incisions have closed…and I look like I went on a date with Jack the Ripper! LOL! I tire easy…but I survived the worst part…the by-pass and for that I feel blessed. I’m still kicking and apparently God still wants me here on earth. I didn’t get scared till after I got home and every now and then I still feel like WOW…what the hell happened. I also still got a long way to go…but getting there! I am very lucky to say the least.


  152. unclassifiable
    153 | January 20, 2013 1:17 am

    Ok folks decided against that 3rd Black Russian (discretion and all that). Thank you very much for the way back machine.

    The nose is nearest the brain so I remember French bread on Canal St.

    The eyes — well I have a vague memory of my uncle delivering me -- probably wrong but it may have been when I first opened them to the big wide world — he was laughing his ass off.

    The ears are next so I remember Stevie Ray Vaughn on 6th Street.

    The mouth is what makes me remember that shrimp pasta dish on Bonaire we shared on my 2nd honeymoon.

    Touch, well a few loves gone by.

    Later folks. Good night.


  153. coldwarrior
    154 | January 20, 2013 1:17 am

    g’night yinz.


  154. Lily
    155 | January 20, 2013 1:17 am

    This for my blessings from God!


  155. 156 | January 20, 2013 1:19 am

    @ The Osprey:
    Yeah! The bottom one is probably a DeHaviland (Moth?) with the box nose. The Curtis Jenny was a long boxy two-seat trainer. I hesitated to ID the top one as a Sopwith as that’s the one popularized by Charles Shultz, but I’ll go with Nieuport.

    Note that I’m not axing Mr. Google.


  156. Calo
    157 | January 20, 2013 1:20 am

    @ Lily:
    The ability to do more comes, one minute at a time.

    Don’t be so hard on yourself, Lily.

    I know, easier said than done.


  157. AZfederalist
    158 | January 20, 2013 1:21 am

    @ Lily:

    Glad to here you are getting better. I’m sure this is a real test of your patience.


  158. Lily
    159 | January 20, 2013 1:21 am

    @ Bunk X:

    That is good not asking google….sometimes we have to…but I feel good when I don’t have to…good on you Bunk! :)


  159. AZfederalist
    160 | January 20, 2013 1:25 am

    @ AZfederalist:

    That should have been “hear”, not “here”

    With that, goodnight all. The thread is crashing Safari whenever I try zooming and sometimes when I am scrolling through it.


  160. Lily
    161 | January 20, 2013 1:27 am

    @ Calo:

    {{{Calo}}} you are my angel on this….you help me get through the tough parts. I can’t repay for all you have done to help me…you saved me by telling me to get to the doc! The nurse in you is still great and helping people! I can’t thank you enough! Thank you {{Calo}} you have helped me through some rough times. I only hope I can repay the favor. :)
    A song for you: I got my second chance through you.


  161. Calo
    162 | January 20, 2013 1:27 am

    AZfederalist wrote:

    @ Lily:
    How is your recovery coming Lily?
    As of this Monday, my retina is still down and attached. I only have to lay in one position half time now although I’m not going to push it and am spending more time than that. Still under orders to not engage in any activity for the next couple of weeks at least. Prayers are being answered, and for that I am grateful.

    AZ, somehow, I missed this.

    Godspeed, and prayers for you tonight.


  162. Lily
    163 | January 20, 2013 1:30 am

    AZfederalist wrote:

    @ Lily:
    Glad to here you are getting better. I’m sure this is a real test of your patience.

    Yes..but I am trying to be okay for my love ones so they don’t worry. Late at night ….well then it is scary.


  163. 164 | January 20, 2013 1:30 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    Iggy Pop was a proto-punk, as was Richard Hell & The Voidoids.


  164. Lily
    165 | January 20, 2013 1:31 am

    @ AZfederalist:

    And a speedy healing for you too AZ! God-speed!


  165. Lily
    166 | January 20, 2013 1:32 am

    @ Calo:

    GMTA!!!! ;)


  166. Calo
    167 | January 20, 2013 1:33 am

    @ Lily:
    It’s late.

    Goodnight, I’m toes up and humbled for now.


  167. Lily
    168 | January 20, 2013 1:35 am

    @ Calo:

    Me too! Good-night and sleep well. Nite for me too! :)


  168. Lily
    169 | January 20, 2013 1:36 am

    Nite Bunk to you too! :)


  169. The Osprey
    170 | January 20, 2013 1:37 am

    @ Bunk X:

    It’s a DeHaviland DH9A. Note the position of the propellor shaft relative to the rest of the radiator, and the fact that the rear gunner sits higher than the pilot in an almost turret like compartment. Now the only question is why the Italian green, white and red roundels and not Royal Airforce blue, white and red, but we are talking stoned hippie album cover artists here not aviation historians… :lol:


  170. 171 | January 20, 2013 1:39 am

    @ Lily:

    Cardiac rehab took some work. Plenty of new stuff to learn, getting some strength back, things like that. I’ve been very bad lately about my workouts, but started yesterday with some of the exercise bands for upper body. Back to the exercise bike maybe on Monday- I’ll have to start off very slow and build up again.

    Good luck, Lily & keep up with what they tell you!


  171. The Osprey
    172 | January 20, 2013 1:41 am

    Damn it’s almost midnight here. Good night all.


  172. 173 | January 20, 2013 1:57 am

    @ AZfederalist:
    This is the second version of Aluminum Baseball Bat. The original included an animal hat, but it’s been memory-holed.


  173. 174 | January 20, 2013 1:59 am

    @ coldwarrior:
    She reminds me of the missus.


  174. 175 | January 20, 2013 2:05 am

    @ unclassifiable:
    Pete Fountain and Al Hirt had a face-off once. If I can find a link to the song I’ll post it.


  175. 176 | January 20, 2013 2:57 am

    @ Lily:
    Mr. Google destroyed trivia games.
    Then there’s Mr. Twitter


  176. 177 | January 20, 2013 3:00 am

    @ Lily:
    Wish you the best, and always keep the brasnappers at bay.


  177. 178 | January 20, 2013 3:08 am

    @ The Osprey:
    I’m going to use that as an excuse for not recognizing it, that the DH9A wasn’t in use until the end of WWI, that it doesn’t wear familiar colors, and was apparently a piece of crap only good for dropping flaming bags of dogshit.


  178. 179 | January 20, 2013 7:31 am

    Sunday morning. I read the news, I check some normal sites, I check a few sites for “eesential supplies” and find them unavailable…

    I don’t know about anybody else, but I am starting to get a very bad feeling about where this is all headed. Scenarios I would have dismissed as laugheable even only 5 years ago don’t seem quite so funny any more. I am not a happy camper today, I guess.


  179. 180 | January 20, 2013 7:52 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    Sunday morning. I read the news, I check some normal sites, I check a few sites for “eesential supplies” and find them unavailable…

    I don’t know about anybody else, but I am starting to get a very bad feeling about where this is all headed. Scenarios I would have dismissed as laugheable even only 5 years ago don’t seem quite so funny any more. I am not a happy camper today, I guess.

    Yeah, the inmates are pretty firmly in charge of the asylum now and I’m not seeing any sign that that’ll be changing any time soon.


  180. Bumr50
    181 | January 20, 2013 8:03 am

    @ MacDuff:

    I can see the GOP quislings pushing for Krispy Kristie in 2016 already.

    And until they stop getting “their man,” we lose.


  181. Prebanned
    182 | January 20, 2013 8:29 am

    Mike C. wrote:

    Sunday morning. I read the news, I check some normal sites, I check a few sites for “eesential supplies” and find them unavailable…
    I don’t know about anybody else, but I am starting to get a very bad feeling about where this is all headed. Scenarios I would have dismissed as laugheable even only 5 years ago don’t seem quite so funny any more. I am not a happy camper today, I guess.

    Powder Valley still has alliant 1200R, supposed to be a spherical version of 10X and good for .223 up to 55 grains.


  182. 183 | January 20, 2013 8:54 am

    @ Prebanned:

    I don’t reload. Don’t have the time, space or knowledge. And it’s not just that 5.56 is gone (and 9 mm mostly so). .308 is gone, .30-06 is all but gone. Magazines of almost every description are not only gone, but my favorite vendors aren’t even taking backorders any more.

    Maybe we’ll all be laughing about this a year from now. I hope so… Meanwhile, I’ll never order less than a thousand rounds of ammo again.


  183. 184 | January 20, 2013 9:02 am

    @ Bumr50:

    The fact that the ‘only candidate’ who could beat Obama (both times) lost isn’t important, either.


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