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Re: WTF

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:25 pm

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Re: WTF

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Re: WTF

Postby maryanimal » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:05 am

Ok, everytime I go to the My Favorite video today thread it causes eplaya to "stop responding". Does that happen to anyone else? I also posted this video in The Bar 4 and it's not there today. So WTF?

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Re: WTF

Postby maryanimal » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:05 am

:shock:
There's a particular one that is totally appauling! :mrgreen:

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Re: WTF

Postby knowmad » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:25 am

yeah I know what you mean MA; our Great state can tolerate Legalized weed; but I can't pork a pig? WTF?
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Re: WTF

Postby gyre » Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:55 pm

There's the famous case of a group of men having sex with horses in washington.

It was legal until then.
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Re: WTF

Postby PhoenixFemmeFatale » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:15 pm

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Re: WTF

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:28 pm

I don't think those are all that inexplicable. 5 (and 30 and a lot of the rest) is obvious circus related--Fat Man and Midget. (Is it appropriate to use "Little Person" in that context? I bet she was advertised as a Midget, and lorded it over the dwarves...) 10 is Christmas Eve in the Alps and Krampus. Some of the other costumed stuff might be like that, others are obviously college prank sort of things. It's possible that the skeletons are collegiate (anatomy classes) as well. Or maybe it was simply a thing to be photoed with one back then. How many people on this board would do the same if given the chance now? Not zero. 42 looks like some sort of scouting thing. 13, I'm not sure what it means, but the word "rubber" reminds me that in that era rubber was a very hot commodity indeed (and with the human rights violations to prove it.)
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Re: WTF

Postby Patsh » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:59 pm

4 is my sister, Delle's FB avatar.

I wondered where that came from... the kid looks like our Dad as a child.

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Re: WTF

Postby gyre » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:53 pm

Perhaps 'tis?


http://abcnews.go.com/US/search-back-mi ... b_X3tj4KGM

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Re: WTF

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:27 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I don't think those are all that inexplicable. 5 (and 30 and a lot of the rest) is obvious circus related--Fat Man and Midget. (Is it appropriate to use "Little Person" in that context? I bet she was advertised as a Midget, and lorded it over the dwarves...) 10 is Christmas Eve in the Alps and Krampus. Some of the other costumed stuff might be like that, others are obviously college prank sort of things. It's possible that the skeletons are collegiate (anatomy classes) as well. Or maybe it was simply a thing to be photoed with one back then. How many people on this board would do the same if given the chance now? Not zero. 42 looks like some sort of scouting thing. 13, I'm not sure what it means, but the word "rubber" reminds me that in that era rubber was a very hot commodity indeed (and with the human rights violations to prove it.)


We have seen this - not to put too fine a point on it. :coffee:

Change most of your Burning Man pics to B&W and there you go.

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Re: WTF

Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:29 pm

gyre wrote:Perhaps 'tis?


http://abcnews.go.com/US/search-back-mi ... b_X3tj4KGM

"There aren't too many folks we know of that are missing here without clothes on," Cox said.


She's probably dead, sad to say. :(
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Re: WTF

Postby gyre » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:15 pm

I hope not, but you're probably right.

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Re: WTF

Postby gyre » Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:36 am

I suggest many of the photos are related to tableaux photography, where the photo is staged as a purely creative expression, often extremely surreal and complex.

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Re: WTF

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Re: WTF

Postby mdmf007 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:05 pm

NIce,

Got a call from "Verizon" offering me 300 bicks off my bill if i go to a shady website... I did it for shits and giggles, and sure enough it was spoof.
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Re: WTF

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:43 pm

Eplaya isn't shady enough?
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Re: WTF

Postby Savannah » Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:34 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:Eplaya isn't shady enough?


My doctor's office certainly blocks it on the Wi-Fi. :lol:

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Re: WTF

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:03 pm

Shirtcocker or dickhead?

You choose.

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Re: WTF

Postby mdmf007 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:17 pm

first, one - then the other.
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Re: WTF

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:51 pm

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Re: WTF

Postby gyre » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:02 am

Didn't McLean explain the song in an interview?
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Re: WTF

Postby Canoe » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:37 am

gyre wrote:Didn't McLean explain the song in an interview?

Yes.
He explained that (with its royalties) "American Pie means I never have to work again".
This appears in different wordings, be from his saying it slightly differently many times, or from copying errors.
Other than that, and a reference to Buddy Holly and his paper route, he leaves it open to interpretation, and there's no shortage of those.
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Re: WTF

Postby gyre » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:51 am

I heard an interview of him breaking it all down, unless it was spurious in some way.

No surprizes I remember.

He went into some detail about record shops and Dylan.
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Re: WTF

Postby unjonharley » Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:12 am

The day the music died.. Was the day the American Pie went down.. Taking the top recording artist with it. Took my chevy to the levay but the levy was dry..The levy was a park and neck and AM radio (teen) spot.. But the levy was dry.. There was nothing at the levy to hang around for.. Bye bye American Pie was to say good bye to the music of the day.. Whisky and rye.. It was rumoured that everybody on the plan was drunk and high.. Buddy Holly being a good ole boy from the south would be drinking Rye whisky ..
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Re: WTF

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:55 am

*sigh* I should have been more explicit. Everyone (by which I mean almost everyone) knows that that song's about the death of Buddy Holly. I meant the sheer monumental level of detail--there are times when he's breaking it down almost line by line. Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of hours went into that.





I guesss that's why I was never an English major. It just gets too silly after a while.

Although, I will take everyone's instant two-line analyses as endorsements of my idea that this fellow went too far.
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Re: WTF

Postby Canoe » Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:57 am

gyre wrote:I heard an interview of him breaking it all down, unless it was spurious in some way. No surprizes I remember. He went into some detail about record shops and Dylan.

That's a surprise to me. Everything I've seen has him almost annoyed at people trying to break it down line by line, phrase by phrase. It appears his usual refusal to get dragged into that is almost a protest to the idiots trying, with some sometime hilarious, sometimes scary (they should be medicated), twists in interpretation.
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Re: WTF

Postby gyre » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:10 pm

It's been a long time since he wrote it.
Things change.


I saw a presentation by a musician at stax recently that had gone down in a similar crash with similarly famous musicians.
He had been profoundly affected.
They went down in water due to weather.
He felt he should have saved others, though he barely survived.
He hasn't really performed since in public.
His playing was still amazing.
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Re: WTF

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:20 pm

Isn't rye a kind of whiskey also?
Like "pot and sinsemilla"?

Oh, that's right, rye makes the rhyme. Forgot.
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Re: WTF

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:08 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Isn't rye a kind of whiskey also?
Like "pot and sinsemilla"?

Oh, that's right, rye makes the rhyme. Forgot.

It's a silly song...
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