Badass americans

Postby gidget » Sat May 31, 2008 6:08 pm

Thanks AntiM!

Too late to change themes to the North American Dream?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat May 31, 2008 6:38 pm

Oh, Larry will never change the themes. We're dealing with his ego, and he's surrounded by a structure that keeps its interests best served by pampering said ego. Think of Larry as the clueless High School Principal who doesn't know what's really going on or how much the kids (and teachers) laugh at him behind his back when he reveals the pep rally themes. You've already wasted too many braincells on the theme this year. Go on and have your fun.
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Postby gyre » Sat May 31, 2008 6:57 pm

I think only original americans such as Paiute, Cree, Navajo and so on should call themselves americans, and all the newcomers should have to refer to themselves as New americans, or something else entirely.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sat May 31, 2008 9:07 pm

I would have no problem being referred to as "The Other White Meat".
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Postby Rolan Headon » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:39 am

..."the New Americans.." my friend Gordon said of us "Tighty Whiteys" and other Euro imports, that we are human carp, muddying the waters and sucking up the eggs of the natives ("Mericans' ....but some of the carp are extra ordinaire cosmitronic mondos, but did someone mention UpChuck Norris?....Prez Shrub's favorite actor?

I'm busy compiling a list of the 5,000 coolest Americans cause too many are being left out
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Postby Bob » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:57 am

Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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Postby gyre » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:27 am

Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac wrote the first part of On the Road in french.
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Postby Ron » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:46 am

Ann Richards
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Elenore Roosevelt
Susan B. Anthony
Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekt aka Chief Joseph
A second vote for Ben Franklin, Thomas Pain, Thomas Jefferson, and Sam Clemens
Margaret Sanger
Alfred Kinsey
Rosa Parks
Teddy Roosevelt
Abe Lincoln
Peter McWilliams
Carl Sagan
Wild Bill Hitchock
My Grandma and my step Dad.

And I'm sure I could go on. We do grow some bad asses around these parts. :)

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Postby JezebelinHell » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:32 am

Stan Lee
Jhonen Vasquez
Chuck Palahniuk
Mark Z Danielewski

A few of them may sound foreign, but they're all registered Americans. I did a Wiki check to avoid the bb Nazis... Now you'll have to save your scorn to mock me for choosing semi-modern authors, two of whom make comics.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:48 am

I know better than you mock you, JiH. Good to see ya around.
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Postby JezebelinHell » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:13 am

Hi
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I'll probably be here a lot this summer. There's a lot of down time at work right now, so everyone here spends most of their day playing on the internet. My ticket arrived today, so I thought I'd celebrate by coming to the ePlaya.
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Postby gyre » Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:23 am

Moses Horwitz
Jerome Horwitz
Louis Feinberg
Samuel Horwitz
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Postby gidget » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:29 pm

I got one more, closer to home.

My grandfather who volunteered for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade. Lost at sea in 1937, I believe, his ship was bombed before they even reached Spain.

Haven't made it to SF to see the new memorial yet, but the pix online are beautiful.
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:18 pm

now how BADASS do you have to be to get away with SHORT SHORTS, ESPADRILLES and a PURSE?


pretty Badass....


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Postby hollywallydoodle » Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:25 pm

i like...

carl sagan
isaac asimov
stephen jay gould
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Postby willyloafofphora » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:57 am

I'll say it again Bill mother fucking Hicks
Alexander Shulgin
Robert Anton Wilson
Richard Shultes
Derrick May
Nathaniel Pierre Jones
Larry Heard and everyone else responsible for all that dope Chicago/Detroit shit.
The guys from Matmos
Ken Kesey
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:00 am

Sorry girls, THIS is badass:
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Postby chiefdanfox » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:24 pm

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But that is just because I couldn't find a good image of Chuck Connors
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Postby Finnegan » Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:55 pm

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Postby ZaphodBurner » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:17 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:Les Claypool
Cliff Burton

HAHA! Cliff fucking Burton. You rock! (No Rhoads, Hendrix or Vaughn, but, that's coo, you're obviously a bass player...)

Badass American of the Day:
Maj Gen. Smedley Butler, the Fighting Quaker

That guy had balls made out of some metal alloy they don't make anymore, probably because of the lead content. Not only did he win the Medal of Honor TWICE, he came out later and monkeywrenched the Man hisself:

"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents."

He might as well have added "...In fact, I AM Iron Man."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler

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Postby gyre » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:09 pm

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:58 pm

33 years doing damage? I guess, like many of us, he opened his mouth too late to do any good.

ZaphodBurner wrote:
oneeyeddick wrote:Les Claypool
Cliff Burton

HAHA! Cliff fucking Burton. You rock! (No Rhoads, Hendrix or Vaughn, but, that's coo, you're obviously a bass player...)

Badass American of the Day:
Maj Gen. Smedley Butler, the Fighting Quaker

That guy had balls made out of some metal alloy they don't make anymore, probably because of the lead content. Not only did he win the Medal of Honor TWICE, he came out later and monkeywrenched the Man hisself:

"I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents."

He might as well have added "...In fact, I AM Iron Man."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler

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Postby Dusza Beben » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:20 pm

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Lester Flat and Earl Skruggs
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Cyd Charisse

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Postby ZaphodBurner » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:15 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:33 years doing damage? I guess, like many of us, he opened his mouth too late to do any good.


Yeah, I thought about that too. Maybe it took him that long to get into a high enough eschelon or to gain enough experience that he learned what was really going on, or it finally just got to him.

"Butler was known for his outspoken lectures against war profiteering and what he viewed as nascent fascism in the United States. During the 1930s, he gave many such speeches to pacifist groups. Between 1935 and 1937, he served as a spokesman for the American League Against War and Fascism "

I think maybe he only opened his mouth too late to do any good if people forget what he said. Seems like now would be a good time to dust off his words and see who dares swiftboat the message. (Wise people wouldn't badmouth Smedley Butler in a bar room filled with Marines.)

In fact, that gives me an idea. I'm going to make a signboard of the Butler's quote and just put it next to the road in front of our camp. Semper Fi, General.

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:39 am

Not to put too fine a point on it, but... "war and fascism"? Sometimes it takes one to stop the other. But not the other way around, of course.

Still a fan of Teddy. :)
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One Badass American...

Postby lonestoner916 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:35 am

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Postby lurker » Mon Jun 23, 2008 9:03 am

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