Saturday Chill Session: Laraaji - Tiny Desk Concert

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May 2, 2019 | Bob Boilen — Prepare to be calmed.

It begins with a small bell, a set of tiny wind chimes and a plucked, angelic zither sounding much like a harp. Laraaji and his musical partner Arji “OceAnanda” Cakouros came to NPR draped in loose-fitted, saffron-tinted clothes, with a table draped in a similar orange fabric — almost the tones of a setting sun with all the beauty that implies. As I watched, I could feel my breath letting go; my muscles were less tense. Then Laraaji began to laugh. I smiled. (His laugh is infectious). Then more of us in the office smiled as he brushed rhythms on his zither and processed the sounds to add delay and intensify the hypnotic pulse.

I first discovered the music of Laraaji almost 40 years ago when Brian Eno produced an ambient album of his music called Ambient 3: Day of Radiance as part of a series of ambient records from Eno that began with 1978’s Ambient 1: Music for Airports. Edward Larry Gordon, now known as Laraaji, was a comedian as well as a musician. I suppose that explains the laughter as part of his meditative and therapeutic music. Laraaji is now in his mid-70s, has released over 50 recordings as well as an abundance of sound-healing sessions. His concert in the NPR offices was proof of the atmospheric, altering power of the music he makes along with Arji. Maybe you’ll find yourself enjoying a musical sunset plopped down right in the middle of your day.

SET LIST
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MUSICIANS
Laraaji: electric autoharp/zither, vocals; Arji “OceAnanda” Cakouros: mbira, iPad synth, shakers, chimes

CREDITS
Producers: Bob Boilen, Morgan Noelle Smith; Creative Director: Bob Boilen; Audio Engineer: Josh Rogosin; Videographers: Morgan Noelle Smith, Beck Harlan; Associate Producer: Bobby Carter; Production Assistant: Adelaide Sandstrom; Photo: Amr Alfiky/NPR

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2019 • 11:11:50am

This probably got shared here yesterday but it’s too awesome not to post again:

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 11:15:16am
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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 11:16:38am
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Feline Fearless Leader  May 11, 2019 • 11:17:15am

No new computer for me. But I did go in yesterday and spend about $80 to have my RAM doubled up to 16GB on my laptop. Trying to get a few programs to run better since they tend to clog up the memory at times.

And I hope everyone is having a pleasant afternoon.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 11:19:24am

60 retweets in 45 minutes, all praising himself! JFC.

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Belafon  May 11, 2019 • 11:20:14am

re: #4 Feline Fearless Leader

No new computer for me. But I did go in yesterday and spend about $80 to have my RAM doubled up to 16GB on my laptop. Trying to get a few programs to run better since they tend to clog up the memory at times.

And I hope everyone is having a pleasant afternoon.

16gb is my new minimum for a computer. The CPU is almost irrelevant for how most people use computers, but RAM can make a big difference.

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Belafon  May 11, 2019 • 11:21:09am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

60 retweets in 45 minutes, all praising himself! JFC.

And that’s how big his world is, no bigger than that.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 11:21:27am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

60 retweets in 45 minutes, all praising himself! JFC.

He’s not well up there yet somehow Obama was a narcissist.

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Belafon  May 11, 2019 • 11:24:36am
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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 11:27:57am

re: #9 Belafon

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She’s got a plan. I admire how well prepared she is. Glad she’s rising.

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Belafon  May 11, 2019 • 11:28:38am

My one foreign policy question for all of the candidates: how are you going to handle all the autocrats that Trump has given free rein to, and especially those whose ass he’s kissed?

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 11:29:32am

re: #11 Belafon

My one foreign policy question for all of the candidates: how are you going to handle all the autocrats that Trump has given free rein to, and especially those whose ass he’s kissed?

A great question.

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retired cynic  May 11, 2019 • 11:31:01am
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makeitstop  May 11, 2019 • 11:37:44am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

60 retweets in 45 minutes, all praising himself! JFC.

During the Adderall rush, no doubt.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2019 • 11:39:30am

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William Lewis  May 11, 2019 • 11:41:15am

re: #6 Belafon

16gb is my new minimum for a computer. The CPU is almost irrelevant for how most people use computers, but RAM can make a big difference.

Oh, I’m not so sure of that. I had a 1.6 ghz decelleron with 16 gb in my laptop. I have a AMD Ryzen 5 2400g at 3.9 ghz and 8 gb that runs rings around it even with the big chunk of memory sliced off by the GPU. Now when I can swing the 2x8gb dimms to make it 16 gb it will be somewhat faster but the real difference will be how many things I can do simultaneously before it slows down.

OTOH, I can remember doing timeshare with Unix V7 on a PDP-11 and 4 mb memory ;)

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 11:42:10am

re: #15 makeitstop

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Cheechako  May 11, 2019 • 11:45:49am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

60 retweets in 45 minutes, all praising himself! JFC.

Is it raining at the golf courses?

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PhillyPretzel  May 11, 2019 • 11:47:47am

re: #18 Cheechako

Florida has some rain in the panhandle and there is some rain from Chicago down to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Belafon  May 11, 2019 • 11:48:29am

re: #16 William Lewis

Oh, I’m not so sure of that. I had a 1.6 ghz decelleron with 16 gb in my laptop. I have a AMD Ryzen 5 2400g at 3.9 ghz and 8 gb that runs rings around it even with the big chunk of memory sliced off by the GPU. Now when I can swing the 2x8gb dimms to make it 16 gb it will be somewhat faster but the real difference will be how many things I can do simultaneously before it slows down.

OTOH, I can remember doing timeshare with Unix V7 on a PDP-11 and 4 mb memory ;)

Note I said most people. A lot of people want a browser and Word up and to be able to see their photos. Now I don’t recommend Celerons, but an i3 or i5 with 16 GB will last them for a long time.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2019 • 11:48:52am

re: #5 Charles Johnson

60 retweets in 45 minutes, all praising himself! JFC.

That’s an average of 1.3 tweets per minute.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2019 • 11:51:32am

re: #13 retired cynic

The Economic Research Service — a source of closely read reports on farm income and other topics that can shape federal policy, planting decisions and commodity markets — has run afoul of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue with its findings on how farmers have been financially harmed by President Donald Trump’s trade feuds, the Republican tax code rewrite and other sensitive issues, according to current and former agency employees. […]

“The administration didn’t appreciate some of our findings, so this is retaliation to harm the agency and send a message,” said one current ERS employee, who asked not to be named to avoid retribution.

“La la la la, can’t hear you! Can’t hear you!”

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William Lewis  May 11, 2019 • 11:53:44am

re: #20 Belafon

Note I said most people. A lot of people want a browser and Word up and to be able to see their photos. Now I don’t recommend Celerons, but an i3 or i5 with 16 GB will last them for a long time.

Oh, I understand. Just enjoyed poking a little.

I tend to run games and emulators a lot so I do need to bump up to 16 gb and eventually get a standalone graphics card for maximum performance. But after that godawful celeron, I’m enjoying a decent level of speed for a change. 4 cores and 8 threads helps enormously too. Now if I could go back to a decent OS instead of Windows 10 I’d really be happy but no Warframe joy then and I’ve gotten to really like playing it with my son.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 11:54:22am
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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 11:55:17am

re: #24 Charles Johnson

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He’s such a sniveling shit.

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KGxvi  May 11, 2019 • 11:56:24am

re: #10 HappyWarrior

She’s got a plan. I admire how well prepared she is. Glad she’s rising.

Part of me thinks she (and the nation as a whole) would be better in the Senate rather than the White House. The presidency, as it has developed in the last century and as the US’s position in the world has developed along with it, isn’t really well suited to a policy wonk. Most of what the president, and the executive branch as a whole, does is manage. Congress should be developing policy, and yes, the president has a say via veto power and who he/she appoints to administrative agencies (who then write regulations to help enforce the law); but a lot of what the president has to deal with is stuff we didn’t expect. Domestically it’s things like natural disasters or man-made disasters (pipelines or oil rigs blowing up), internationally it’s things like a rogue regime testing WMDs, or a government being overthrown.

I like that she’s got a lot of policies, but I wonder how many survive Congress - even with Democratic majorities - and in a way that wouldn’t force her to consider vetoing “her own policies”.

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Belafon  May 11, 2019 • 11:57:55am

re: #26 KGxvi

Part of me thinks she (and the nation as a whole) would be better in the Senate rather than the White House. The presidency, as it has developed in the last century and as the US’s position in the world has developed along with it, isn’t really well suited to a policy wonk. Most of what the president, and the executive branch as a whole, does is manage. Congress should be developing policy, and yes, the president has a say via veto power and who he/she appoints to administrative agencies (who then write regulations to help enforce the law); but a lot of what the president has to deal with is stuff we didn’t expect. Domestically it’s things like natural disasters or man-made disasters (pipelines or oil rigs blowing up), internationally it’s things like a rogue regime testing WMDs, or a government being overthrown.

I like that she’s got a lot of policies, but I wonder how many survive Congress - even with Democratic majorities - and in a way that wouldn’t force her to consider vetoing “her own policies”.

I would love for her to end up as Senate majority leader, but I’m sure Schumer couldn’t take the ego hit.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 11:57:56am

re: #26 KGxvi

Part of me thinks she (and the nation as a whole) would be better in the Senate rather than the White House. The presidency, as it has developed in the last century and as the US’s position in the world has developed along with it, isn’t really well suited to a policy wonk. Most of what the president, and the executive branch as a whole, does is manage. Congress should be developing policy, and yes, the president has a say via veto power and who he/she appoints to administrative agencies (who then write regulations to help enforce the law); but a lot of what the president has to deal with is stuff we didn’t expect. Domestically it’s things like natural disasters or man-made disasters (pipelines or oil rigs blowing up), internationally it’s things like a rogue regime testing WMDs, or a government being overthrown.

I like that she’s got a lot of policies, but I wonder how many survive Congress - even with Democratic majorities - and in a way that wouldn’t force her to consider vetoing “her own policies”.

I hear ya. She might be more effective as a legislator but she’s at least got a plan.

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KGxvi  May 11, 2019 • 11:59:04am

re: #11 Belafon

My one foreign policy question for all of the candidates: how are you going to handle all the autocrats that Trump has given free rein to, and especially those whose ass he’s kissed?

Many of those autocrats rely on oil production and trade to support their domestic economies, so moving the US economy into position where it is less dependent on oil should help.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2019 • 12:00:05pm

I want this on a t-shirt.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 12:01:02pm
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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 12:04:17pm

re: #31 Charles Johnson

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There’s plenty of evidence of obstruction and conspiracy. He keeps on lying about the report that he’s not read a page of.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 12:05:04pm

And it’s not the “radical left.” It is plenty of former DOJ members.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 12:06:54pm
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calochortus  May 11, 2019 • 12:09:04pm

Well, my dinner menu just changed. A neighbor showed up with a nice sized bag of fresh from the garden fava beans. Brown rice, garlic, and the aforementioned beans. Yum.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 11, 2019 • 12:09:46pm

re: #16 William Lewis

OTOH, I can remember doing timeshare with Unix V7 on a PDP-11 and 4 mb memory ;)

but an i3 or i5 with 16 GB will last them for a long time.

Bah. Anything more that 64k addressable blocks is overkill. Long long the Z80.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 12:11:10pm
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Belafon  May 11, 2019 • 12:12:45pm

re: #34 Charles Johnson

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Quacks and con artists are not doctors, no matter how many letters they have after their name.

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 11, 2019 • 12:31:17pm
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sagehen  May 11, 2019 • 12:32:54pm

re: #35 calochortus

Well, my dinner menu just changed. A neighbor showed up with a nice sized bag of fresh from the garden fava beans. Brown rice, garlic, and the aforementioned beans. Yum.

Also liver. And a nice Chianti.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 12:35:59pm
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TedStriker  May 11, 2019 • 12:37:42pm

re: #35 calochortus

Well, my dinner menu just changed. A neighbor showed up with a nice sized bag of fresh from the garden fava beans. Brown rice, garlic, and the aforementioned beans. Yum.

Now, all you need is some creatively-sourced liver and a nice Chianti…

///

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2019 • 12:38:39pm

re: #39 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

He’s pissing off the whole world, one country at a time.

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ckkatz  May 11, 2019 • 12:40:30pm

Well, I just saw a 17 year cicada. And yesterday, while mowing, I saw a discarded cicada shell. Looks like an early member of Brood IX. Northern Virginia is in for a buzz.

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calochortus  May 11, 2019 • 12:42:03pm

re: #42 TedStriker

Now, all you need is some creatively-sourced liver and a nice Chianti…

///

Ummm, no.

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calochortus  May 11, 2019 • 12:42:27pm

re: #44 ckkatz

Well, I just saw a 17 year cicada. And yesterday, while mowing, I saw a discarded cicada shell. Looks like an early member of Brood IX. Northern Virginia is in for a buzz.

What fun for you.

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ckkatz  May 11, 2019 • 12:43:37pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

Idiots like those certainly increase the noise portion of the noise to signal ratio.

Even they have got to realize what a waste of time they are.

I marvel at the patience you have. I certainly lack it.

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ckkatz  May 11, 2019 • 12:45:29pm

re: #46 calochortus

Fortunately, what little hair I have remaining is fairly short. There will probably be lots or ‘recipes for cicadas’ on the local news to endure, though.

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calochortus  May 11, 2019 • 12:47:56pm

re: #48 ckkatz

Fortunately, what little hair I have remaining is fairly short. There will probably be lots or ‘recipes for cicadas’ on the local news to endure, though.

Because this has never, ever happened before and will be a wonder to behold?

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TedStriker  May 11, 2019 • 12:50:47pm

re: #45 calochortus

Ummm, no.

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ckkatz  May 11, 2019 • 12:50:47pm

re: #35 calochortus

Sounds delicious!

I am curious, though.

I have cooked various canned and dried beans. The dried ones can take a good bit of effort. (Or an pressure cooker.) How do freshly harvested beans cook up and compare?

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 12:52:28pm
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jeffreyw  May 11, 2019 • 12:54:29pm

re: #44 ckkatz

Well, I just saw a 17 year cicada. And yesterday, while mowing, I saw a discarded cicada shell. Looks like an early member of Brood IX. Northern Virginia is in for a buzz.

We had a crop in ‘15.

My Brittany ate so many I worried he would get sick.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 12:55:44pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

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Like tolerance. You have no tolerance for anyone who isn’t an Evangelical ends timer, Mike.

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ckkatz  May 11, 2019 • 12:58:38pm

re: #49 calochortus

Regarding the hair…

The cicadas are not known for elegant flying technique. Or deep thought, for that matter. If one has to participate with their flying, short hair, or lack there-of has its benefits. :)

Regarding the recipes.
Yes… :)

And also because local news is often in need of easy content that also does not require deep thought. On the part of news caster or audience. I have no knowledge on either’s flying ability.

But I suspect that you were already well aware of the above. :)

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calochortus  May 11, 2019 • 12:58:41pm

re: #51 ckkatz

Sounds delicious!

I am curious, though.

I have cooked various canned and dried beans. The dried ones can take a good bit of effort. (Or an pressure cooker.) How do freshly harvested beans cook up and compare?

These, being fava beans, take a lot of prep since you have to take them out of the pods and blanch them to soften them enough to peel the beans. And then, peel them. After that, I just saute them for about 5 minutes or so.

I’ve never had dried or canned favas, but in general, fresh beans are, well, fresher.

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ckkatz  May 11, 2019 • 1:07:17pm

re: #53 jeffreyw

Nice pictures!

Of course I greatly enjoy the all the photography you post on LGF.

Hmm, I just watched the neighbor’s cat catching and eating something in the grass. Which I suspect was a cicada.

It sounds like your Brittany did okay with all the extra protein though?

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makeitstop  May 11, 2019 • 1:08:27pm

Wilson gets a like for ‘Brokeahontas.’

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calochortus  May 11, 2019 • 1:10:48pm

re: #58 makeitstop

I don’t really understand this Tweet. He thinks people voted for him because he wouldn’t release his taxes?

(Forget it Jake. It’s Trump Town)

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 1:11:12pm

re: #59 calochortus

I don’t really understand this Tweet. He thinks people voted for him because he wouldn’t release his taxes?

(Forget it Jake. It’s Trump Town)

He’s raging.

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 1:11:37pm

re: #58 makeitstop

Wilson gets a like for ‘Brokeahontas.’

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On one hand, I want to hand Wilson a high-5 for a nice zinger.
On the other, I worry about narcissistic injury and narcissistic rage.

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calochortus  May 11, 2019 • 1:11:50pm

re: #60 HappyWarrior

He’s raging.

Fine with me. At least he’s not trying to govern at the moment.

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calochortus  May 11, 2019 • 1:17:49pm

Having killed the thread, I think I’ll go put away the laundry. Laterz, all.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 1:18:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 1:21:12pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

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and more than a few of those tweets were by American Greatness or someone associated with that organization.

O_o

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TedStriker  May 11, 2019 • 1:21:25pm

re: #64 Charles Johnson

I’m at work, so Twitter is blocked except for the LGF embeds; what’s up with that list you posted, Charles, except that one is definitely not like the others?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 11, 2019 • 1:21:32pm

re: #59 calochortus

I don’t really understand this Tweet. He thinks people voted for him because he wouldn’t release his taxes?

(Forget it Jake. It’s Trump Town)

“Relitigate, again”. Repetitiously redundant.

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Interesting Times  May 11, 2019 • 1:22:05pm

re: #61 Teukka

On one hand, I want to hand Wilson a high-5 for a nice zinger.
On the other, I worry about narcissistic injury and narcissistic rage.

#Brokeahontas was actually coined by Bill Maher (or one of his writers) on last night’s Real Time:

He said Elizabeth Warren should start using it in her campaign.

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 11, 2019 • 1:22:45pm

re: #66 TedStriker

I’m at work, so Twitter is blocked except for the LGF embeds; what’s up with that list, except that one is definitely not like the others?

Five true attends, one lie.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2019 • 1:23:12pm

re: #64 Charles Johnson

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Toby Keith.

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TedStriker  May 11, 2019 • 1:24:05pm

re: #69 Colère Tueur de Lapin

Five true attends, one lie.

*gasp*

Charles never saw CSNY live?

*ducks*

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 1:26:32pm

re: #70 makeitstop

Toby Keith.

Nah too obvious. I would say Hendrix.

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 1:27:00pm

re: #64 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 1:27:26pm

Me:

Bob Dylan
Broken Bells
Frank Turner
Of Monsters and Men
Reel Big Fish
First Aid Kit

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2019 • 1:27:53pm

Bruce Springsteen
Queen
Jethro Tull
Rolling Stones
The Who
Tom Petty
Elton John

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 1:28:41pm

re: #75 I Would Prefer Not To

Bruce Springsteen
Queen
Jethro Tull
Rolling Stones
The Who
Tom Petty
Elton John

Damn, lot of good ones but I’ll go with Queen.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2019 • 1:28:52pm

re: #74 HappyWarrior

Me:

Bob Dylan
Broken Bells
Frank Turner
Of Monsters and Men
Reel Big Fish
First Aid Kit

I’ll guess Dylan.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 1:30:26pm

re: #77 makeitstop

I’ll guess Dylan.

Nope. Saw him at the Patriot Center with my Dad and closest brother.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2019 • 1:34:03pm

re: #76 HappyWarrior

Damn, lot of good ones but I’ll go with Queen.

Wrong. I saw Queen on the Night at the Opera Tour. Bohemian Rhapsody prior to Wayne’s World making it famous again. I was a teenager. Got a t-shirt. thanks for playing.

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jeffreyw  May 11, 2019 • 1:34:29pm

re: #57 ckkatz

Nice pictures!

Of course I greatly enjoy the all the photography you post on LGF.

Hmm, I just watched the neighbor’s cat catching and eating something in the grass. Which I suspect was a cicada.

It sounds like your Brittany did okay with all the extra protein though?

Maybe gained a little weight, but they didn’t seem to be bad for him at all.

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A dark and stormy covfefe  May 11, 2019 • 1:35:50pm

Justin Bieber
Shania Twain
Carly Rae Jepsen
Lenny Kravitz
Black Eyed Peas
Imagine Dragons

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 1:37:04pm

re: #81 A dark and stormy covfefe

Justin Bieber
Shania Twain
Carly Rae Jepsen
Lenny Kravitz
Black Eyed Peas
Imagine Dragons

No Carly Rae?

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 1:37:12pm

re: #79 I Would Prefer Not To

Wrong. I saw Queen on the Night at the Opera Tour. Bohemian Rhapsody prior to Wayne’s World making it famous again. I was a teenager. Got a t-shirt. thanks for playing.

Damn you had a lot of A listers so I just random.

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 1:37:30pm

re: #81 A dark and stormy covfefe

Justin Bieber
Shania Twain
Carly Rae Jepsen
Lenny Kravitz
Black Eyed Peas
Imagine Dragons

Bieber?

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 1:37:40pm

Cheap Trick
Cheech & Chong
Police
The Cure
Bruce Springsteen

Fuck six?

Jimmy Buffett.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 1:37:43pm

re: #21 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s an average of 1.3 tweets per minute.

retweets don’t take more than one click.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 1:38:55pm
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Belafon  May 11, 2019 • 1:38:58pm

re: #86 Backwoods_Sleuth

retweets don’t take more than one click.

It probably takes him about 45 seconds to read a tweet.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2019 • 1:39:52pm

re: #81 A dark and stormy covfefe

Justin Bieber
Shania Twain
Carly Rae Jepsen
Lenny Kravitz
Black Eyed Peas
Imagine Dragons

Jepsen.

Here’s mine:

Cream
Motorhead
Utopia
Squeeze
Allman Brothers
King Crimson

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 1:40:32pm

re: #70 makeitstop

Toby Keith.

HOW DID YOU GUESS

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Teddy's Person  May 11, 2019 • 1:40:39pm

re: #74 HappyWarrior

Me:

Bob Dylan
Broken Bells
Frank Turner
Of Monsters and Men
Reel Big Fish
First Aid Kit

The only one on your list that I even recognize is Dylan. I feel old and tragically unhip.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 1:41:02pm

re: #88 Belafon

It probably takes him about 45 seconds to read a tweet.

he only has to see his name

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Teddy's Person  May 11, 2019 • 1:41:11pm

My list:

ELO
Wynton Marsalis
Hall and Oats
U2
Bob Dylan
The Cure
Aretha Franklin

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makeitstop  May 11, 2019 • 1:41:30pm

re: #90 Charles Johnson

HOW DID YOU GUESS

Call it a hunch. :)

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A dark and stormy covfefe  May 11, 2019 • 1:41:38pm

re: #84 HappyWarrior

A slight cheat, as I saw 5 of the 6 as Grey Cup halftime performances. The only one I didn’t see was Shania Twain’s dogsled entrance in Ottawa.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 11, 2019 • 1:43:06pm
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Teddy's Person  May 11, 2019 • 1:43:19pm

re: #81 A dark and stormy covfefe

Justin Bieber
Shania Twain
Carly Rae Jepsen
Lenny Kravitz
Black Eyed Peas
Imagine Dragons

Black Eyed Peas?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 1:43:50pm

re: #22 Eclectic Cyborg

The Economic Research Service — a source of closely read reports on farm income and other topics that can shape federal policy, planting decisions and commodity markets — has run afoul of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue with its findings on how farmers have been financially harmed by President Donald Trump’s trade feuds, the Republican tax code rewrite and other sensitive issues, according to current and former agency employees. […]

“The administration didn’t appreciate some of our findings, so this is retaliation to harm the agency and send a message,” said one current ERS employee, who asked not to be named to avoid retribution.

“La la la la, can’t hear you! Can’t hear you!”

maPRYcVf31TO6jaNSTnuRFM30dgj+VFA/XAdFr9MDGGaSSXJQd2dtlnx+RNoOUkSbSdCJb60zTOnPJKpMNTdVY37u9bs3zCMDXKNgIARaL6DL11io1/ISmRFELiRl9f5MwsTy31FqHxAtBnZDu6JZIO/1yaQZuLey2DH4YmKAPb7yZNbVgPxYzU5p9/HCCPzc0T5I6flnGiDrsawJ6YrKlmFWGtXkKfauok7iUrQzhisgfpcAKAQht90IOIw8KGMIshOZbadR0wjj3O0xL7OtQ/ltBxHDncBMLfK9/DYOA0=

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2019 • 1:44:32pm

re: #83 HappyWarrior

Damn you had a lot of A listers so I just random.

I was lucky and knew people and worked at a Baseball Stadium (I sold t-shirts, made lots of money) and at the Greek Theater. How I saw the Stones made about $400 selling Ts and saw the band for free. Wouldn’t go to a large concert ever again, but you are only young once.

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plansbandc  May 11, 2019 • 1:47:39pm

Bruce Springsteen
The Cure
The Who
Air Supply
Rick Springfield
Led Zeppelin

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HappyWarrior  May 11, 2019 • 1:48:25pm

BTW since I’m headed out. It’s Broken Bells for me.

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Jay C  May 11, 2019 • 1:51:25pm

This IS fun! (alphabetical)

David Bowie
Roger Daltrey
Joni Mitchell
The Rolling Stones
Bruce Springsteen
Neil Young

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plansbandc  May 11, 2019 • 1:53:27pm

I didn’t read the directions. :D

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A Cranky One  May 11, 2019 • 1:54:51pm

1. Emerson, Lake and Palmer
2. Robin Trower
3. King Crimson
4. Janis Joplin
5. Kenny G
6. Yes

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William Lewis  May 11, 2019 • 1:56:04pm

Heart
Jackson Browne
X
Hole
Paul Westerburg
Cheap Trick

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A Cranky One  May 11, 2019 • 1:57:25pm

re: #105 William Lewis

Heart
Jackson Browne
X
Hole
Paul Westerburg
Cheap Trick

Heart?

107
Anymouse 🌹  May 11, 2019 • 1:57:49pm

re: #64 Charles Johnson

1: Yes
2: Rush
3: Alice Cooper
4: Sarah Brightman
5: John Denver
6: Depeche Mode

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2019 • 1:58:05pm

Okay, I’ll bite:

Beach Boys
Sting
Ed Sheeran
Dave Matthews Band
Bon Jovi
Deep Purple

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William Lewis  May 11, 2019 • 1:58:38pm

re: #106 A Cranky One

Nope. They were opening (!) For Jackson Browne.

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Eclectic Cyborg  May 11, 2019 • 1:58:39pm

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹

Depeche Mode?

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Anymouse 🌹  May 11, 2019 • 1:59:56pm

re: #104 A Cranky One

Kenny G?

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A Cranky One  May 11, 2019 • 2:01:22pm

re: #111 Anymouse 🌹

Kenny G?

You have no idea how much I wish you were correct. Ex won tickets and made me go. Sigh.

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Anymouse 🌹  May 11, 2019 • 2:01:38pm

re: #110 Eclectic Cyborg

Depeche Mode?

Correct. I did not see Depeche Mode. (I want to.)

I saw John Denver when I was a teenager (my mother bought tickets for my sister for her birthday as he was her favourite singer)

I saw Sarah Brightman when I won concert tickets from NPR

The others I paid for.

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A Cranky One  May 11, 2019 • 2:02:16pm

re: #107 Anymouse 🌹

1: Yes
2: Rush
3: Alice Cooper
4: Sarah Brightman
5: John Denver
6: Depeche Mode

John Denver?

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Anymouse 🌹  May 11, 2019 • 2:03:33pm

re: #114 A Cranky One

Electric Cyborg got it in #110.

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PhillyPretzel  May 11, 2019 • 2:08:03pm

re: #113 Anymouse 🌹

A few years ago my late dad won tickets to see the Philadelphia Orchestra. I think those were the only tickets he ever won.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:12:37pm

re: #89 makeitstop

Allman bros

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:13:11pm

re: #93 Teddy’s Person

Aretha

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:13:52pm

re: #100 plansbandc

Bruce Springsteen
The Cure
The Who
Air Supply
Rick Springfield
Led Zeppelin

Zep

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allegro  May 11, 2019 • 2:14:19pm

1. Janis Joplin
2. Heart
3. Jethro Tull
4. Luciano Pavarotti
5. Willie Nelson
6. ZZ Top

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:14:22pm

re: #102 Jay C

This IS fun! (alphabetical)

David Bowie
Roger Daltrey
Joni Mitchell
The Rolling Stones
Bruce Springsteen
Neil Young

Bowie

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2019 • 2:14:43pm

In no particular order is a list of acts I have seen live. I can’t remember them all. Age does it to you. A few are embarrassing, but a woman may have been involved or a was working the show (mostly women).

Bruce Springsteen (Multiple)
Queen
Jethro Tull
Rolling Stones
Tom Petty (Multiple)
Elton John (Multiple)
Stephen Stills
Jackson Browne
Thin Lizzy
Alice Cooper
Fleetwood Mac
Jimmy Buffet
Dan Fogelberg
X
MeatLoaf
The Kinks
The Tubes
Boston
Black Sabbath
Willie Nelson
Jeff Beck
Pink Floyd
Pat Benatar
Eddie Money
Weird Al
Santana
Carol King
Kansas
Foreigner
Peter Frampton
Mac Demarco
Beach Boys
ELO
Lucinda Williams

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:15:48pm

re: #104 A Cranky One

Tough. Kenny g. Stands out. But not many have seen Janis…

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:17:33pm

re: #120 allegro

Janis.

But I’m questioning my choice

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 2:17:48pm

mine:
Three Dog Night
Martina McBride
Janis
Crosby, Stills and Nash
Tom Petty
Muddy Waters

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:19:08pm

Anyone going to confirm if I win anything?

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:19:28pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

mine:
Three Dog Night
Martina McBride
Janis
Tom Petty
Muddy Waters

Petty

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allegro  May 11, 2019 • 2:19:29pm

re: #124 Stanley Sea

Janis.

But I’m questioning my choice

First concert I ever went to. McCormack Theater in Chicago. :)

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2019 • 2:21:03pm

Me:

Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Neil Diamond
Jefferson Airplane
Billy Joel
George Thorogood
Journey

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A Cranky One  May 11, 2019 • 2:21:10pm

re: #124 Stanley Sea

Janis.

But I’m questioning my choice

I’m happy to say I did get to see Janis. She had an amazing stage presence. And she got through the show without getting too drunk.

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Jay C  May 11, 2019 • 2:21:42pm

re: #121 Stanley Sea

Bowie

Nope.

(Saw him at a [then-]Giants Stadium show 1987)

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A Cranky One  May 11, 2019 • 2:23:01pm

re: #125 Backwoods_Sleuth

mine:
Three Dog Night
Martina McBride
Janis
Crosby, Stills and Nash
Tom Petty
Muddy Waters

Three Dog Night?

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:23:15pm

re: #129 Eric The Fruit Bat

Me:

Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Neil Diamond
Jefferson Airplane
Billy Joel
George Thorogood
Journey

Has every sad soul seen journey?

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2019 • 2:24:41pm

re: #133 Stanley Sea

Has every sad soul seen journey?

re: #133 Stanley Sea

Has every sad soul seen journey?

Don’t stop believing…

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:24:43pm

Makeitstop I need an answer

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allegro  May 11, 2019 • 2:25:33pm

re: #130 A Cranky One

I’m happy to say I did get to see Janis. She had an amazing stage presence. And she got through the show without getting too drunk.

One of my most memorable moments was her kinda teetering, holding a bottle, silent… then…. Cry-yy-yyy-yyyy-yYYYY BA-AA-BEEEEE!

Still get goosebumps.

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 2:25:58pm

Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Little Feat
Diana Ross
Yes
Jefferson Airplane
Bruce Springsteen

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 2:27:02pm

On a related note, some other artists I haven’t seen live that I’d like to see perform…
Of course, it would be the Hans (Zimmer), Two Steps from Hell, Amy Lee (with or without Evanescence) as well as this guy:

John Carpenter Lost Themes II - Hofner Dawn

John Carpenter Lost Themes II - Windy Death

(John Carpenter)

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 2:27:33pm

*sighs*
These people…

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2019 • 2:29:00pm

re: #133 Stanley Sea

Has every sad soul seen journey?

I actually had tickets to go see Journey, but I had to give them away because my father died.

Now let’s do classical!
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:33:09pm

re: #137 jaunte

Crosby Stills Nash & Young
Little Feat
Diana Ross
Yes
Jefferson Airplane
Bruce Springsteen

Bruce

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 2:33:56pm

re: #141 Stanley Sea

Twice.

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 2:36:19pm

Trump now attacking the judicial branch.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 2:36:25pm

re: #132 A Cranky One

Three Dog Night?

Petty

I saw Three Dog Night at Ludlow Garage back in ‘69 or ‘70 (life back then was a blur…still is)

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 2:39:31pm

I saw Little Feat at this tiny little venue in Houston. It was great sitting just a few feet from the stage.
rockefellershouston.com

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BogeyMon  May 11, 2019 • 2:39:41pm

Hi Everyone! sorry to but in, but I need a favor. Does anyone have the cartoon GIF of the man taking his dog to the vet to be put down and his dog is thanking him?

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Colère Tueur de Lapin  May 11, 2019 • 2:41:00pm

Squeeze
Jill Sobule
Elvis Costello
Bob Dylan
Pink Floyd
Paul Simon
Violent Femmes
Can’t count

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:44:12pm

re: #146 BogeyMon

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 2:46:23pm

What a day on the internet.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:46:40pm
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BogeyMon  May 11, 2019 • 2:48:05pm

re: #148 Stanley Sea

thank you, I’ve seen this here many times, and we have made the decision. Monday is going to suck

152
Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 2:48:27pm

re: #150 Stanley Sea

Hey Stanley Sea, whats up?

153
I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2019 • 2:49:42pm

re: #150 Stanley Sea

ubertoolcomic.com

Sorry to hear.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:50:31pm

re: #152 Unshaken Defiance

Hey Stanley Sea, whats up?

Hey guy! I’m surviving. Family health crisis on hiatus. Thank dog.

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Belafon  May 11, 2019 • 2:50:50pm

re: #149 Unshaken Defiance

What a day on the internet.

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I like the second one.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:51:33pm

re: #154 Stanley Sea

And so sorry for BogeyMon.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 2:51:58pm

re: #151 BogeyMon

thank you, I’ve seen this here many times, and we have made the decision. Monday is going to suck

{{gentle hugs}}

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2019 • 2:52:00pm

1. Twisted Sister
2. Pixies
3. Live
4. Nirvana
5. Blackalicious
6. Steve Miller Band

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:53:07pm

re: #158 goddamnedfrank

Nirvana.

I imagine you rocked to SMB

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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2019 • 2:53:09pm

re: #148 Stanley Sea

You beat me to it :)

161
Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 2:53:50pm

Nothing to see here, just saturation bombing with my meme, move along now…

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 11, 2019 • 2:55:03pm

I woke up with this song playing in my head. So, you get to hear it, too.

New Radicals - You Get What You Give

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:55:33pm

re: #160 Eric The Fruit Bat

Killing time today. Psyching up for mothers day with my step mom tomorrow.

Time here has accentuated that we’re not that close. It’s complicated. But I’m bringing the brunch!!!

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2019 • 2:55:47pm

re: #159 Stanley Sea

Nirvana.

I imagine you rocked to SMB

You win. Sadly while I grew up in Seattle and had hundreds of opportunities I never actually saw Nirvana play.

165
I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2019 • 2:56:03pm

Someday I hope to write a tweet this good.

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PhillyPretzel  May 11, 2019 • 2:56:53pm

re: #163 Stanley Sea

Food makes things better. I hope the brunch helps.

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Stanley Sea  May 11, 2019 • 2:57:03pm

re: #164 goddamnedfrank

That made me think twice, but like Janis, there’s a % of people who were lucky enough.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 2:57:35pm

re: #154 Stanley Sea

Hey guy! I’m surviving. Family health crisis on hiatus. Thank dog.

Oh man, glad you got a break. That stuff sucks. ‘Round here it’s career changes. Wifes Orchids are booming with blooms. Gorgeous day here, pretty thunderclouds and sun.

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 2:58:27pm

re: #146 BogeyMon

Hi Everyone! sorry to but in, but I need a favor. Does anyone have the cartoon GIF of the man taking his dog to the vet to be put down and his dog is thanking him?

re: #148 Stanley Sea

There’s also this one. Kleenex/tissue alert.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 2:58:59pm

re: #157 Backwoods_Sleuth

{{gentle hugs}}

this year, so far, really sucks when it comes to our LGF furbaby relationships.

:(

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BogeyMon  May 11, 2019 • 3:00:31pm

Happy - if you are here, I read where you are going to N.O. You will have a blast, plan on a full day for the WW2 museum, there is a lot to see. Also, the best music is on Magazine St, just walk down the street listening to the music from each bar and hang out in the one you like. The street performers can be pretty incredible too.

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 3:01:47pm

re: #165 I Would Prefer Not To

“I went from a nice person with good intentions who differs politically from liberals but doesn’t bend the truth”

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 3:02:25pm

re: #165 I Would Prefer Not To

Someday I hope to write a tweet this good.

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somebody needs to call 9-1-1

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 3:04:11pm
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BogeyMon  May 11, 2019 • 3:05:19pm

Thanks BWS, it always hurts, Toby is a dachshund that has lived to be 18 1/2, he’s had two back surgeries years ago, recovered, and got around well. I’ve got more $ in him then I have had in some pickup trucks, and worth every penny. I’ve always said if there is reincarnation I want to come back as one of my wife’s dogs (except for the neutering!), they get treated better than I do :) but is is his time, and it still hurts.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 3:08:04pm

re: #175 BogeyMon

Thanks BWS, it always hurts, Toby is a dachshund that has lived to be 18 1/2, he’s had two back surgeries years ago, recovered, and got around well. I’ve got more $ in him then I have had in some pickup trucks, and worth every penny. I’ve always said if there is reincarnation I want to come back as one of my wife’s dogs (except for the neutering!), they get treated better than I do :) but is is his time, and it still hurts.

I had to make the decision for Daisy back in March (first day of Spring). She was 17 years old.

Still hurts.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 11, 2019 • 3:11:38pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  May 11, 2019 • 3:12:44pm
re: #175 BogeyMon

Thanks BWS, it always hurts, Toby is a dachshund that has lived to be 18 1/2, he’s had two back surgeries years ago, recovered, and got around well. I’ve got more $ in him then I have had in some pickup trucks, and worth every penny. I’ve always said if there is reincarnation I want to come back as one of my wife’s dogs (except for the neutering!), they get treated better than I do :) but is is his time, and it still hurts.

I had to make the decision for Daisy back in March (first day of Spring). She was 17 years old.

Still hurts.

Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith had to put down her beloved Abyssinian Gabriel a few days ago.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 11, 2019 • 3:13:04pm

re: #177 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Bring back Roman numerals!!

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 11, 2019 • 3:14:33pm

In fact, the Roman alphabet was adapted from the Phoenician, so I guess we forget that and just use runes.

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PhillyPretzel  May 11, 2019 • 3:15:21pm

re: #177 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

Do they want to get rid of algebra too?

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BogeyMon  May 11, 2019 • 3:15:46pm

re: #181 PhillyPretzel

please

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 3:16:03pm

re: #177 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 3:16:43pm

re: #181 PhillyPretzel

Do they want to get rid of algebra too?

And Chemistry the evil alchemy. كيمياء

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plansbandc  May 11, 2019 • 3:17:01pm

re: #113 Anymouse 🌹

Saw Depeche Mode at Red Rocks. It was awesome.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 3:17:05pm

re: #182 BogeyMon

please

LOL

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 3:17:49pm

re: #183 Teukka

[Embedded content]

pretty sure that math and anything remotely sciency is already shitcanned for those people

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plansbandc  May 11, 2019 • 3:18:45pm

re: #119 Stanley Sea

You are sadly correct. My favorite rock band. Bonham died right before the tour was going to start, which would have included a stop in Denver.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 11, 2019 • 3:19:22pm
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plansbandc  May 11, 2019 • 3:19:38pm

re: #122 I Would Prefer Not To

I have no idea how many shows I’ve seen. :D

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 3:21:37pm

moron still lying about tariffs

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 11, 2019 • 3:22:36pm

Speaking of runes (which apparently also descent from the Phoenician alphabet), this runestone is near my grandfather’s hometown. I have even been there and have a souvenir miniature version of it.

en.wikipedia.org

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 3:28:06pm

re: #189 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 3:36:11pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  May 11, 2019 • 3:38:37pm
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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 3:40:59pm
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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 3:47:36pm

I AM SO NOT GUILTY, LOOK AT HOW NOT GUILTY I AM

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 11, 2019 • 3:48:52pm

re: #196 Charles Johnson

It’s how he ended up billions in the hole back in the ’90s.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 11, 2019 • 3:49:56pm

re: #197 teleskiguy

Throwing McGahn under the bus. Big surprise.

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 3:50:19pm

Trump’s buddy the arms dealer.

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 3:50:22pm

Harsh picket sign…

Facebook Post

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 3:50:41pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 11, 2019 • 3:53:01pm
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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 3:53:11pm

California leading the way in the states.

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 3:53:33pm

Wife’s voice from the next room.

Goddammit!
The dog ate my butter!
I’m gonna kill her!

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 3:56:24pm

Now a permanent part of our Alexa voice files.

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Amory Blaine  May 11, 2019 • 3:58:21pm

re: #189 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

That Slayer goes well with the video.

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BogeyMon  May 11, 2019 • 4:00:53pm

re: #205 jaunte

might want to leave the dog outside for a while, this too shall pass

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 4:04:53pm
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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2019 • 4:07:01pm

re: #206 jaunte

Now a permanent part of our Alexa voice files.

As we speak type, Visiting Son is installing Alexa-driven switches for Wife’s MDay gift. I told him “I want a smart house that’s smart enough to keep its mouth shut.”

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William Lewis  May 11, 2019 • 4:08:18pm

re: #210 Decatur Deb

As we speak type, Visiting Son is installing Alexa-driven switches for Wife’s MDay gift. I told him “I want a smart house that’s smart enough to keep its mouth shut.”

Clap on. Clap off?

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 4:08:49pm

re: #210 Decatur Deb

This afternoon the grandkids learned they could ask for the Power Rangers song AND the Merry Christmas Fart song.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2019 • 4:11:12pm

re: #212 jaunte

This afternoon the grandkids learned they could ask for the Power Rangers song AND the Merry Christmas Fart song.

Long been thinking about the etiquette for Alexa/AI requests and thanks. How we address them is not without long term human-human effect.

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 4:14:37pm

re: #213 Decatur Deb

They can probably program a required “please” into the request.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2019 • 4:16:14pm

re: #214 jaunte

They can probably program a required “please” into the request.

With a tug of the forelock for the camera-equipped series.

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 4:17:33pm

re: #215 Decatur Deb

That could be a problem. My forelock’s all gone.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 4:17:35pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 11, 2019 • 4:18:38pm

re: #216 jaunte

Pretend to tip a hat instead. :)

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wrenchwench  May 11, 2019 • 4:19:12pm

Note: This is a New Mexican salamander, not a lizard.

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Decatur Deb  May 11, 2019 • 4:20:00pm

Son has failed his second attempt. The constant-on relays demand wires our house doesn’t seem to have. It was Alabama-built in the ’70s, following The Electrical Code of Hammurabi.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 4:20:13pm

Los Angeles Lizards? Look northeast. Heck of a thundercell rolling in.

SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CENTRAL LOS ANGELES COUNTY UNTIL
530 PM PDT INCLUDING NORTHERN PORTION OF SAN FERNANDO VALLEY…

At 405 PM PDT, Doppler radar was tracking a line of strong
thunderstorms moving into the northern San Fernando Valley, approaching
the La Tuna and Creek burn areas.

Dime size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
this storm. In addition, brief heavy downpours will be capable of
flooding roadways and normally dry washes.

Locations impacted include…
Burbank…Sunland…Glendale…Pacoima…Sun Valley…Tujunga…
and Lakeview Terrace.

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wrenchwench  May 11, 2019 • 4:24:38pm

Oh, no. The hashtag is full of videos.

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PhillyPretzel  May 11, 2019 • 4:25:08pm

re: #221 Unshaken Defiance

Philly is going to get some heavy weather tonight into tomorrow.
forecast.weather.gov

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 4:25:47pm
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TedStriker  May 11, 2019 • 4:29:45pm

re: #130 A Cranky One

I’m happy to say I did get to see Janis. She had an amazing stage presence. And she got through the show without getting too drunk.

Funny you should say that…in the copy of “Hey Mama” I have in my collection, you can tell Janis is definitely a smidgen away from being drunk off her ass during her little monologue in the middle of the song.

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plansbandc  May 11, 2019 • 4:37:55pm

Undercover dog is spying on you with his fancy binoculars. :D

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 4:38:11pm
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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 11, 2019 • 4:42:35pm

I found out through this article that a Vietnamese family, who are ethnically Chinese, have run the only baijiu distillery in the USA since 2009. The label is Vinn Distillery, and maybe distribution is limited to Portland, OR, but y’all can check online for local sources.

scmp.com

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 4:42:37pm

Five Finger Death Punch playing at an unwise high volume right now…

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 11, 2019 • 4:45:18pm

re: #221 Unshaken Defiance

A “wrap around” effect, from a large low pressure cell now over the uppermost portion of the Gulf of California. Most times of the year there simply isn’t enough water in the lower atmosphere in this part of the continent to cause any rain from these low pressure systems, but on rare occasions this happens. Usually, if we ever get any rain coming from the east, it’s from the remnant of a tropical storm, but that happens in August-Oct.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 4:46:54pm

re: #230 freetoken

May gray then thunderstorms in LA proper is not at all common. More heat more water in the air more heat in the water. We did it. At least in part.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 11, 2019 • 4:47:49pm
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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 4:48:04pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 11, 2019 • 4:49:01pm

re: #231 Unshaken Defiance

LA gets more rain than San Diego.

When I first visited California as an adult (I had been here when I was a little guy, visiting a grand aunt), I was really struck about how much greener Los Angeles was than San Diego.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 4:54:24pm

re: #234 freetoken

I think that’s in part the lift caused by the mountains. But then so often El Nino takes the water to Northern Cal and neither your area nor mine gets much. Despite perhaps a record Sierra snowpack. It’s a puzzle even for the best models.

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 11, 2019 • 5:17:28pm

re: #204 teleskiguy

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California leading the way in the states.

That’s not accurate, unfortunately. We’re doing good at reaching our goal but we’re only averaging about 30%.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 5:21:49pm
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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 5:23:48pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 11, 2019 • 5:25:50pm

re: #238 jaunte

Trump and Company is an attack on America and everything this country stood for. I can only hope we can recover when he leaves.

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 5:27:05pm

re: #239 PhillyPretzel

I’m eager for him to leave, but all the other Republicans that agree with him will still be here.

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jaunte  May 11, 2019 • 5:27:37pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 11, 2019 • 5:28:04pm

re: #240 jaunte

Yes. It is a darn shame.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 5:31:08pm

re: #234 freetoken

LA gets more rain than San Diego.

When I first visited California as an adult (I had been here when I was a little guy, visiting a grand aunt), I was really struck about how much greener Los Angeles was than San Diego.

Reply II
Last time we had a thunderstorm at sunset and I lucked out right at my place.

Same day as above.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 11, 2019 • 5:33:50pm

re: #243 Unshaken Defiance

Reply II
Last time we had a thunderstorm at sunset and I lucked out right at my place.

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That is a gorgeous shot.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 5:36:19pm
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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 5:36:19pm

re: #244 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Thanks! September 2010. I was so excited when I got those.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 5:37:00pm

re: #245 Charles Johnson

Just wait. AOC or Omar…

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 11, 2019 • 5:37:29pm

re: #247 Unshaken Defiance

Just wait. AOC or Omar…

Or Rashid Tlaib - as evidenced by my father a couple of weeks ago…

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 11, 2019 • 5:38:01pm
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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 5:38:29pm
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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 11, 2019 • 5:42:05pm

Not as cool as a Babel Fish, but still cool.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 5:48:15pm

Well going LGF old school. Back to original nic and (if memory serves) my original avatar. Change is good.

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I Would Prefer Not To  May 11, 2019 • 5:48:16pm

re: #251 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

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Not as cool as a Babel Fish, but still cool.

does it come with a towel?

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 11, 2019 • 5:49:29pm

re: #251 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

Not as cool as a Babel Fish, but still cool.

Fishes are the best. SWIM, SWIM, HUNGRY…

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PhillyPretzel  May 11, 2019 • 5:50:13pm

re: #252 Unshaken Defiance

Okay but I am so accustomed to Unshaken Defiance.

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2019 • 5:54:34pm

re: #81 A dark and stormy covfefe

Justin Bieber
Shania Twain
Carly Rae Jepsen
Lenny Kravitz
Black Eyed Peas
Imagine Dragons

Justin Bieber.

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Patricia Kayden  May 11, 2019 • 5:56:09pm

re: #238 jaunte

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Fascism is creeping in. This should be alarming regardless of your political affiliation.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 11, 2019 • 5:57:35pm

re: #257 Patricia Kayden

Fascism is creeping in. This should be alarming regardless of your political affiliation.

But it’s not because the right-wing nutjobs are in favor of religious fascism. Trying to implement a Christian State - which, I keep trying to explain, is a logical impossibility, but still people persist in posting pro-Trump memes.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 11, 2019 • 5:59:16pm

A lot of folks want to know what the grifter is doing with their money

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 6:00:28pm

re: #255 PhillyPretzel

I had hoped to keep that through a Trump impeachment. I hope the newer lizards know it’s sarcastic. Or find out now, lol. Honestly, real world stuff has me scrambling, full throttle in many directions. I just got less left for the political fight at this moment.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  May 11, 2019 • 6:00:35pm

re: #259 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

A lot of folks want to know what the grifter is doing with their money

And the answer is… a whole lot of NOTHING. Whaddya gonna do about it? Oh, you’re going to give him more money because you’re racist assholes? Go fuck yourselves.

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steve_davis  May 11, 2019 • 6:04:49pm

re: #44 ckkatz

Well, I just saw a 17 year cicada. And yesterday, while mowing, I saw a discarded cicada shell. Looks like an early member of Brood IX. Northern Virginia is in for a buzz.

boy, i bet he was disappointed when he got his first taste of the news.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 11, 2019 • 6:05:15pm

re: #221 Unshaken Defiance

Los Angeles Lizards? Look northeast. Heck of a thundercell rolling in.

No rain at all in Koreatown so far.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 6:11:23pm

re: #252 Rightwingconspirator

Well going LGF old school. Back to original nic and (if memory serves) my original avatar. Change is good.

I’ve never changed my nic or my avatar, across platforms. Except Facebook, I change my avatar there from time to time.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 6:11:38pm

re: #263 Joe Bacon 🌹

No rain at all in Koreatown so far.

It seems to have rolled through north.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 6:17:44pm
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PhillyPretzel  May 11, 2019 • 6:20:02pm

re: #266 Charles Johnson

I do not have a bunch of stalkers but then again I have not told too many people where I go or what my screen name is.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 11, 2019 • 6:22:04pm

Yes, I ran to the window to check for airborne swine

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Joe Bacon 🌹  May 11, 2019 • 6:22:29pm

re: #266 Charles Johnson

Yes and they are family members and their pals which are getting continually blocked.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 6:24:44pm
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retired cynic  May 11, 2019 • 6:28:23pm

re: #233 Teukka

Speaking of T-storms…

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Video

Background to what it was @BoingBoing:
Rare “positive” lightning bolt caught on video

Anymouse should not watch that!!

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DangerMan  May 11, 2019 • 6:28:44pm

re: #233 Teukka

Speaking of T-storms…

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Background to what it was @BoingBoing:
Rare “positive” lightning bolt caught on video

My old neighborhood

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Cheechako  May 11, 2019 • 6:36:11pm

re: #233 Teukka

Speaking of T-storms…

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Positive lightning strikes have much more energy than negative strikes.

NWS - The Positive and Negative Side of Lightning

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geosherman  May 11, 2019 • 6:37:25pm

Flickr


Nature provides so much beauty if you just know where to look. With the extra rain this season these flowers were out in huge numbers.

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Charles Johnson  May 11, 2019 • 6:38:46pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  May 11, 2019 • 6:39:40pm
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retired cynic  May 11, 2019 • 6:39:51pm

re: #275 Charles Johnson

snicker

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  May 11, 2019 • 6:50:32pm
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DangerMan  May 11, 2019 • 7:01:39pm

I blew it the other night
I trust this quote is real

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DangerMan  May 11, 2019 • 7:02:52pm

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retired cynic  May 11, 2019 • 7:03:08pm

re: #279 DangerMan

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I blew it the other night
I trust this quote is real

It sure sounds right!

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Belafon  May 11, 2019 • 7:04:46pm

re: #232 freetoken

That’s kind of a crappy summary. Einstein published the theory in 1915. Other people definitely used it in specific situations, but he put together the relevant ideas.

I’ve actually seen it stated that David Hilbert, after hearing one of Einstein’s updates on his progress, derived the formula over the weekend; he didn’t publish it, according to him, because Einstein had done the hard work. I can buy this story for two reasons: Hilbert was an amazing mathematician, and he was actually pretty good at encouraging other people’s work (see Emmy Noether).

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Dave In Austin  May 11, 2019 • 7:07:34pm

Comments…..

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Hecuba's daughter  May 11, 2019 • 7:10:16pm

re: #279 DangerMan

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I blew it the other night
I trust this quote is real

The quote apparently originated from a former deputy mayor but Koch agreed:

He endorsed this assessment of Mr. Trump’s credibility and integrity that was rendered by a former deputy mayor, Alair Townsend: “I wouldn’t believe Donald Trump if his tongue were notarized.”

Koch and Trump had a long feud: nytimes.com

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Belafon  May 11, 2019 • 7:10:59pm

re: #251 Dread Pirate Union Local 13

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Not as cool as a Babel Fish, but still cool.

Where did you get your Babel Fish?

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PhillyPretzel  May 11, 2019 • 7:11:20pm

re: #284 Hecuba’s daughter

Koch and Trump always fought. They never agreed on anything.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 7:15:03pm

re: #275 Charles Johnson

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Targetpractice  May 11, 2019 • 7:23:03pm

re: #280 DangerMan

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That’s the thing about conspiracy theories, they only ever grow more complex and convoluted as one tries to explain breaks in the “logic.”

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The Vicious Babushka  May 11, 2019 • 7:30:26pm

This is a fun game! Here is my list:

The Beatles
Peter, Paul & Mary
Isaac Stern
Rudolf Nureyev
Glenn Gould
Joan Baez

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calochortus  May 11, 2019 • 7:31:49pm

re: #288 Targetpractice

That’s the thing about conspiracy theories, they only ever grow more complex and convoluted as one tries to explain breaks in the “logic.”

Not unlike the models of how the planets moved, before they figured out the orbits were elliptical. Wheels within wheels within wheels. It could tell you where you might see Jupiter, but did nothing to explain why.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 11, 2019 • 7:34:35pm

Re: Potential Darwin nominees

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PhillyPretzel  May 11, 2019 • 7:34:49pm

Good Night to all of my fellow Lizards.

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William Lewis  May 11, 2019 • 7:45:46pm

re: #289 The Vicious Babushka

This is a fun game! Here is my list:

The Beatles
Peter, Paul & Mary
Isaac Stern
Rudolf Nureyev
Glenn Gould
Joan Baez

I’m guessing Glenn Gould but only because of how few his shows got to be, IIRC.

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William Lewis  May 11, 2019 • 7:48:01pm

re: #291 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

FHx4MbTrQqXPOB5cSZtrxj+OmQZya4FwaP4VMPr9yvTtcpJJTMikEmNB0TFvCB2v6uEuoihgEeo+5/361dOafTbPzAumHn+uc4riMavhnxZUoR0m8ryQrEYrofmAHuoMut8zZ0YTDNZCD8GuvBov20mdxmcRKicZtlBX78xMc86GKZdTmNTDDgsUe/Xzoek2OMj47AX7XDqNkfw1WN7GzCaxKCGZxAMB1OyGZE+1ixXrGRPKwJPVotZRkR01E0/r66+QJcyOgGKOsEyt+6Bo5xcRIohJK6QWQQjIdkR3q3ECcjv7QLOjrHmBt89XWXwCCKU1Q+Xn6N98+20t9mg2JHzadstkg/1o

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 7:51:59pm

re: #294 William Lewis

I’m about to buy a Glock 9mm, old model. I regard it as a good handgun, reliable as a clock. Contemporary 1911.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 7:52:06pm
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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 7:56:20pm

re: #288 Targetpractice

That’s the thing about conspiracy theories, they only ever grow more complex and convoluted as one tries to explain breaks in the “logic.”

Conspiracy theories have a lot in common with pseudoscience…

*sounds of lifting heavy objects, glass breaking, cussing*
*record scratch*

Authoritarianism:
Some individuals are accorded so a great ability to determine what is true and false that others just have to adhere to their judgment.

Non-reproducible experiments:
It relies on experiments carried out a few times, but that was not possible to repeat with same result.

Cherry-picking:
One uses hand-picked examples when a random selection would be possible.

Reluctance to test:
You try not to try the theory against reality, even though this would be possible.

Indifference towards contradictory facts:
They claim that the theory is absolutely correct, although there are observations or experiments that contradict it.

In general we look for a new law by the following process. First we guess it. Then we compute the consequences of the guess to see what would be implied if this law that we guessed is right. Then we compare the result of the computation to nature, with experiment or experience, compare it directly with observation, to see if it works. If it disagrees with experiment it is wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science. It does not make any difference how beautiful your guess is. It does not make any difference how smart you are, who made the guess, or what his name is - if it disagrees with experiment it is wrong. That is all there is to it.
— Richard Feynman, The Character of Physical Law (1965), Ch. 7, “Seeking New Laws”

Built-in excuses:
It is demanded that the theory be tested on such conditions that it can only be confirmed, never disagreed with, by the outcome of the trial, no matter what it is.

Explanations are abandoned without being replaced:
You abandon reasonable explanations without replacing them, so that the new theory leaves much more unexplained than the old one(s).

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 7:57:50pm

re: #139 Teukka

*sighs*
These people…

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2019 • 7:58:02pm

re: #295 Rightwingconspirator

I’m about to buy a Glock 9mm, old model. I regard it as a good handgun, reliable as a clock. Contemporary 1911.

I could never truly trust a striker fired gun that doesn’t have a positive manual safety, not after seeing how this guy’s holster leather folded under and grabbed the trigger.

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calochortus  May 11, 2019 • 8:00:44pm

re: #299 goddamnedfrank

Well, that’s scary.
I avoid this by not having a gun.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 8:00:50pm
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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 8:02:17pm

re: #297 Teukka

From a Swedish book, “Vetenskap och Ovetenskap” by Sven Ove Hansson (roughly “Science and Pseudoscience”), whose first edition came out in 1983…

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 8:02:35pm

Yeah man, they didn’t skimp on the speakers. I’m listening to Bach, Goldberg Variations, and it sounds luscious, full.

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 8:06:57pm

re: #299 goddamnedfrank

I could never truly trust a striker fired gun that doesn’t have a positive manual safety, not after seeing how this guy’s holster leather folded under and grabbed the trigger.

Intuitively, I’d like to have two-layer leather with a piece of metal or something other very rigid sandwiched at the trigger and any place where there is something that could potentially be dangerous if it is unintentionally moved.

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2019 • 8:07:23pm

re: #300 calochortus

Well, that’s scary.
I avoid this by not having a gun.

I have lots of them because I come from weirdo gun people and find firearms to be mechanically very interesting. However I never carry because I’m simply never afraid when I’m in public and never put myself in situations where I might have reason to be.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 8:08:32pm

Dilbert douche, Cernovich apologist.

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calochortus  May 11, 2019 • 8:10:38pm

re: #305 goddamnedfrank

I have no problem with careful, knowledgeable people owning firearms. I’m not personally all that interested in them, and having no need for a gun I don’t own any.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  May 11, 2019 • 8:11:58pm

Deep State operative.

Facebook Post

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 8:14:38pm

re: #305 goddamnedfrank

One of my best friends conceal carries a Glock 13 everywhere he goes. We got into a heated argument after an Umphrey’s McGee show at Red Rocks last summer. We we’re talking about his gun, which he had to leave in my car ‘cause they don’t allow guns in Red Rocks Amphitheater, and after the show (after some drinks, of course) he was spouting off all kinds of crazy conspiracies about how society was about to break down at any moment and I called him out for being a paranoid fool. Many cuss words were exchanged.

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2019 • 8:14:47pm

re: #307 calochortus

I have no problem with careful, knowledgeable people owning firearms. I’m not personally all that interested in them, and having no need for a gun I don’t own any.

A lot of my guns were gifts or inherited, and down the line after my Dad is gone I am absolutely gonna Marie Kondo the shit out of this collection. Right now I just can’t tell him I sold any of the stuff I got from him, my grandpa and my great uncle.

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 8:15:12pm

re: #305 goddamnedfrank

I have lots of them because I come from weirdo gun people and find firearms to be mechanically very interesting. However I never carry because I’m simply never afraid when I’m in public and never put myself in situations where I might have reason to be.

Same reason why I don’t own any firearms. A lot of righties assume that it’s either because of the restrictive “socialist” government firearms regulations and/or because I hate guns.
But it is simply that I don’t have a need for one at this point. I know how to use firearms, I know the basic safety rules around them. And I know what I want in my hands should I ever need to pick one or two up.
And I don’t like FPS PC or arcade games, mostly because others think I’m no fun to play against, but a little because there are FPS games out there which aren’t realistic.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 8:16:18pm

re: #299 goddamnedfrank

I could never truly trust a striker fired gun that doesn’t have a positive manual safety, not after seeing how this guy’s holster leather folded under and grabbed the trigger.

One can debate the efficacy of each kind of safety. Thumb safety, vs trigger safety and “safe action” that kinda blends single and double action triggers. Bottom line is train on what you use enough to work the gear safely. Daily carry? Go with an empty chamber and train to load and draw. One smooth motion.

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goddamnedfrank  May 11, 2019 • 8:17:39pm

re: #310 goddamnedfrank

A lot of my guns were gifts or inherited, and down the line after my Dad is gone I am absolutely gonna Marie Kondo the shit out of this collection. Right now I just can’t tell him I sold any of the stuff I got from him, my grandpa and my great uncle.

Still gonna keep most of the revolvers tho’, and all the lever guns, because that shit sparks joy.

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calochortus  May 11, 2019 • 8:18:00pm

re: #310 goddamnedfrank

A lot of my guns were gifts or inherited, and down the line after my Dad is gone I am absolutely gonna Marie Kondo the shit out of this collection. Right now I just can’t tell him I sold any of the stuff I got from him, my grandpa and my great uncle.

Seems like a plan. There were a few things I couldn’t tell my mother that I was going to get rid of, so I waited until she died to clean them out. On the other hand, she left a shoebox full of little mementos with a note saying she kept those things because she wanted to, but my brother and I had no need to keep them. A very organized woman….

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calochortus  May 11, 2019 • 8:19:42pm

re: #313 goddamnedfrank

Still gonna keep most of the revolvers tho’, and all the lever guns, because that shit sparks joy.

Sparking joy is good.

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plansbandc  May 11, 2019 • 8:19:59pm

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 8:20:18pm

re: #309 teleskiguy

You know what’s kind of fucked up about this story? No weapons of any kind allowed in Red Rocks Amphitheater, and yet my close friend was able to smuggle a knife into the venue. I yelled at him about that, too.

This was about a month before I lost it and became suicidal, and then days later a dude in this same circle of friends shot himself in a skate park near Parachute, CO.

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 8:20:20pm

re: #312 Rightwingconspirator

One can debate the efficacy of each kind of safety. Thumb safety, vs trigger safety and “safe action” that kinda blends single and double action triggers. Bottom line is train on what you use enough to work the gear safely. Daily carry? Go with an empty chamber and train to load and draw. One smooth motion.

Whenever I’ve seen police here in Sweden draw their service firearms, it’s always been the same, first warning sign is when they take a firing stance, second warning when they put their hand on the grip, third is when they undo the snap button, pull the weapon out and cock it in one motion. Of course, there are situations where they do skip some of the steps.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 8:27:27pm

re: #318 Teukka

Whenever I’ve seen police here in Sweden draw their service firearms, it’s always been the same, first warning sign is when they take a firing stance, second warning when they put their hand on the grip, third is when they undo the snap button, pull the weapon out and cock it in one motion. Of course, there are situations where they do skip some of the steps.

First thing is keep it safe for daily carry and next escalation comes at great reluctance. Rules for when things go awful.

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 8:35:28pm

re: #319 Rightwingconspirator

First thing is keep it safe for daily carry and next escalation comes at great reluctance. Rules for when things go awful.

Yep. Make it clear as day for the miscreant as but above all yourself (preferrably through training and practice) that firing for effect is the absolute last resort. I had the fortune to hear a police officer explain the routine they have for using their service weapons, and it as well as the rationale for why has stuck with me, so is what I’d use if I had to carry.

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wheat-dogg, raker of forests, master of steam  May 11, 2019 • 8:35:55pm

re: #310 goddamnedfrank

A lot of my guns were gifts or inherited, and down the line after my Dad is gone I am absolutely gonna Marie Kondo the shit out of this collection. Right now I just can’t tell him I sold any of the stuff I got from him, my grandpa and my great uncle.

I haven’t watched all the MK episodes to be sure it hasn’t happened already, but having MK tell an American gun collector to keep only the guns that give him joy and to get rid of the rest would probably set some people off big time.

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Rightwingconspirator  May 11, 2019 • 8:39:17pm

re: #320 Teukka

Yep. Make it clear as day for the miscreant as but above all yourself (preferrably through training and practice) that firing for effect is the absolute last resort. I had the fortune to hear a police officer explain the routine they have for using their service weapons, and it as well as the rationale for why has stuck with me, so is what I’d use if I had to carry.

Same rules as fists and feet right? Violence starts at harsh language and runs up through lethal force to a no good end suicide self sacrifice. Every step comes at great reluctance. THEN the gun thing.

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 8:48:00pm

re: #322 Rightwingconspirator

Same rules as fists and feet right? Violence starts at harsh language and runs up through lethal force to a no good end suicide self sacrifice. Every step comes at great reluctance. THEN the gun thing.

Yep. Try to de-escalate with words, but keep a ready stance, keep your six clear. If possible, let the first punch be the opponents. If possible respond to the first punch(es) with blocking or deflecting the blow. If armed opponent, keep a minimum safe distance of the length of the opponent. If you have to take to weapons yourself, warning rounds for firearms or “display moves” for knives etc. before using it in anger. If possible, make first uses of weapon to disable rather than be lethal. And once threat ends, revert back to J. Random Citizen mode, and provide 1st aid if necessary (even if it be attacker).
Kinda sorta “speedbumps” all the way to having to open up a can of whoop-asstm.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 8:48:15pm

re: #322 Rightwingconspirator

THEN the gun thing.

And that’s a *BIG PROBLEM* in the United States. It’s too easy to obtain guns, and too many instances of people going for “the gun thing,” often with hideous bloody results. Over and over and over and over AND OVER!!! IT’S FUCKED UP!!!!!!!

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 8:50:54pm

We shouldn’t be calling a brilliant STEM kid a hero right now. His deeds were heroic, but he’s a VICTIM. He’s fucking dead. He got fucking shot with a gun by one of his schoolmates. He was 18.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 8:52:09pm

re: #325 teleskiguy

His name is Kendrick Castillo. He built robots.

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 8:55:10pm

re: #324 teleskiguy

And that’s a *BIG PROBLEM* in the United States. It’s too easy to obtain guns, and too many instances of people going for “the gun thing,” often with hideous bloody results. Over and over and over and over AND OVER!!! IT’S FUCKED UP!!!!!!!

Yeah, and among those going for “the gun thing”, there is this damn mentality to go for kill shots right away, I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve been called a pussy for having the rule to go for extremities first to disable, unless it is absolutely necessary to fire for lethal effect immediately.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 8:57:09pm

re: #327 Teukka

Yeah, and among those going for “the gun thing”, there is this damn mentality to go for kill shots right away, I’ve lost count on how many times I’ve been called a pussy for having the rule to go for extremities first to disable, unless it is absolutely necessary to fire for lethal effect immediately.

“SHOOT TO KILL” is a big pop culture thing in the United States, has been for decades.

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 9:03:23pm

I was looking up going to see Blue Man Group for my birthday in Las Vegas, they play at the Luxor. Right across the street where hundreds of people were shot and 60 died.

I’ve never been to New York City, but if I ever went, I don’t know if I could bear going to the 9/11 memorial. electrotek has been absent from this forum for a time, but I do remember him recalling his trip to Hiroshima, and how it was probably too overwhelming to be in a place where such an awful thing happened. I went to Dallas in 2016 and visited Dealey Plaza and I got the heebie-jeebies just walking around that place, and only one guy died there!

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Dread Pirate Union Local 13  May 11, 2019 • 9:05:05pm

Ivanka Trump on Sunday night tweeted the photo showing her and Malpass, full body, with the cover of the national security strategy document on a small table in the foreground.

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Teukka  May 11, 2019 • 9:07:13pm

re: #328 teleskiguy

“SHOOT TO KILL” is a big pop culture thing in the United States, has been for decades.

The thing is, this apocalyptic civilization collapse they fantasize about, them “standing their ground” against some enemy… There will more than likely be more than one enemy, and injuring rather than killing will sap enemy resources more, because they have to care for their wounded.

Same goes for home invasion scenario. There may be more than one intruder. Keeping one intruder alive works to your advantage, even if there only was one…

*shakes head*

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teleskiguy  May 11, 2019 • 9:07:46pm

re: #309 teleskiguy

This might get picked apart by gun fuckers that are not Lizards, or whatever. I issue this correction: It’s a Glock 23, not 13.

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makeitstop  May 11, 2019 • 9:53:12pm

re: #135 Stanley Sea

Makeitstop I need an answer

Hi! I went out, saw Frank Turner. Stellar show, recommended to everyone.

My lie was Cream. Never got to see them, although I saw each member individually.

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John Hughes  May 12, 2019 • 1:38:45am

re: #214 jaunte

They can probably program a required “please” into the request.

INTERCAL programs must include a PLEASE modifier evey so often or the compiler will reject the program as impolite. If PLEASE is used too often the compiler will reject the program for grovelling.

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DangerMan  May 12, 2019 • 4:23:05am

re: #312 Rightwingconspirator

One can debate the efficacy of each kind of safety. Thumb safety, vs trigger safety and “safe action” that kinda blends single and double action triggers. Bottom line is train on what you use enough to work the gear safely. Daily carry? Go with an empty chamber and train to load and draw. One smooth motion.

I don’t care what anyone owns, how many, why

Control your weapons at all times. <<<<<<———-That there is a full stop
Accept total responsibility

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DangerMan  May 12, 2019 • 4:25:47am

re: #317 teleskiguy

You know what’s kind of fucked up about this story? No weapons of any kind allowed in Red Rocks Amphitheater, and yet my close friend was able to smuggle a knife into the venue. I yelled at him about that, too.

This was about a month before I lost it and became suicidal, and then days later a dude in this same circle of friends shot himself in a skate park near Parachute, CO.

Dude, you just got the computer toy of a lifetime!
It’s always worth sticking around for the next act
Rewrite the script on the fly if you have to

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