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January 10, 2021

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pst314

They were Flock of Seagulls without the hair.

Shaved birds? Yikes.

Steve E

Shaved birds? Yikes.

You sound like my cousins back in the day when I told them one of my favourite bands was "Three Dog Night." Tweedledee said to Tweedledum, "Three dogs, in the night, ha ha ha..."

pst314

Steve, I cannot resist a bad joke. [gauges distance to door in case henchlesbians materialize] But in fact although I have heard of Flock of Seagulls I know nothing about them.

Steve E

Steve, I cannot resist a bad joke.

Sorry pst314, I realized afterwards, I might have come off a bit harsh. I'm actually very fond of my cousins. They weren't much into popular culture. So these group names do come off a bit drole. Thus the popular--band name--call on David's blog.

Another banner covid day around my parts. The authorities tightened the screws just a little bit more today. It's all a bit much.

pst314

No, Steve. you did NOT come off a bit harsh. I was merely continuing the fun.
Nit pick: it's droll, not drole. And drollery does seem to be a continuing aspect of band names.
Banner covid day: where are your parts? I've been seeing a few very unpleasant reports from the UK. Not the UK that I grew up loving and wanting to have a second home in.

pst314

Oh wait--that was not the proper tone of reply for this Fine Establishment. Instead, "David, give Steve a pickled egg! And make sure he eats it all!"

Steve E

where are your parts?

I live in a city called Burlington which is considered part of the Greater Toronto Area. We're at the western end of Lake Ontario at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment. Very close to another denizen of this blog Mr. Ream.

I actually meant the french word drôle. I was too lazy to look up the html for the "o" avec circonflexe. Just trying to class the place up a bit. ;-)

pst314

Now that I think about it, "where are your parts?" could be taken as a grossly impertinent question. :-D

Burlington...Toronto

I've been to Toronto, long long ago; nice parks, enjoyed the museums. And I must have driven through Burlington on my way to/from Niagara Falls.

"the french word drôle"

Then you are fluent in French? I envy you. You could read Balzac's Droll Stories in the original.

"Just trying to class the place up a bit."

Aren't David's jars of hump fat enough?

Steve E

"where are your parts?" could be taken as a grossly impertinent question.

I seem to recall that parts is parts.

Then you are fluent in French?

Not fluent enough to read Balzac without a french/english dictionary, but I can get by conversationally.

And I must have driven through Burlington on my way to/from Niagara Falls.

You would have had to. I'm about 45-minutes from the Falls. Close enough that Niagara Falls was in my sons rep baseball loop. You would have had to cross this bridge on your way there and back. I have a similar view from where I live.

pst314

I seem to recall that parts is parts.

Ha! I'd forgotten that ad. Wendy's had some great ads.

but I can get by conversationally.

I do envy/admire that. Am abysmally bad at learning languages.

Sam Duncan

“This is what happens when you don’t discipline misbehaving children.”

And teach them that fascism is the political manifestation of racism and nothing else.

“Didn't we just have a 4-year temper tantrum on how evil the Electoral College is?”

I think you must be feeling a little unwell, comrade. You're imagining things.

“Then, in Germany, it was Jewish people. Now, in the US, it is Trump supporters. And it won't stop with Trump supporters. Nor will it stop with Republicans in general.”

And the line always is that this isn't as evil because while people can't choose their ethnicity, they do choose their opinions. But that's bullshit, because it's easier to falsely accuse someone of holding unacceptable beliefs than to be of an “unacceptable race”. Everywhere it's happened, that's how it's turned out: the Spanish Inquisition, revolutionary France, Soviet Russia, the Chinese Cultural Revolution...

“Trump's a Nazi!”. No he f***in' isn't. He's a (relatively) mainstream politician you disagree with. But hey, you can shoot Nazis. And didn't you support him? “Well, I did once say I didn't think he was all bad, but...” NAZI!

Daniel Ream

Come on, Steve, you can't post a photo of Burlington and not show the giant throbbing space dildo.

Steve E

Come on, Steve, you can't post a photo of Burlington and not show the giant throbbing space dildo.

I try not to think about Rob MacIsaac's folly.

Pooklord

throbbing space dildo

Band name.

. . .and I never knew Canada could be so glamorous.

Steve E

. . .and I never knew Canada could be so glamorous.

You should see what lands on that thing...

We're going to need more hump fat.

pst314

You should see what lands on that thing...

:-O

pst314

You should see what lands on that thing...

I knew there was a reason I saved a copy of this:

Jim Whyte

Whubbout Captain Sensible? I miss him a lot.

John Lewis

Despite what Inglourious Basterds would have you believe most Jews did not bear arms and there weren’t 74 million of them. This would be very different.

P.s. “Wishing” by AFOS still sounds really good in a mindless/relentless sort of way.

Squires

...giant throbbing space dildo.

Impressive, but it’s no Big John:

https://stevens150.com/stevens-big-john-helped-make-homes-hotels-happier

Rich Rostrom

Darleen: I have yet to see one "reporter" ask the follow up question that "If so, Senator Schumer, we know Democrat President FDR's follow-up move was to move certain fellow American citizens to internment camps. Will that be the policy you will urge President Biden to pursue?"

Let's be fair. The response to Pearl Harbor included the internment of several thousand people who were actual security risks. For instance, "Kibei" (young Japanese-American men who had studied in Japan, and did military training while there). Also, of course, Bundists and Fascist sympathizers.

The later mass internment of all J-As in the western states was ginned up months later by sleazebag local politicians and their cronies who wanted to steal the internees' property. (They also tried it on Italian-Americans, targeting fishermen who held valuable docking rights. That blew back when one of them turned out to be Joe DiMaggio's father.)

It wasn't FDR's idea; he went along with it because the "experts" mostly agreed, and the politicians had whipped up a panic atmosphere.

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