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isobars



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nw30 wrote:
I see mac hasn't stopped his insults. As smart as he thinks he is, you would think that he could make his point without it.

Hundreds of his posts squash that hope.
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nw30



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
nw30 wrote:
I see mac hasn't stopped his insults. As smart as he thinks he is, you would think that he could make his point without it.

Hundreds of his posts squash that hope.

Evidently, along with pueno, his little Chuey, sitting off to the side throwing out one liners. LOL!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

n-dub-turdy wrote:

Evidently, along with pueno, his little Chuey, sitting off to the side throwing out one liners. LOL!!!

I resent that! Laughing Laughing Laughing

Some are two- and even three-liners. And on occasion, I might even do a few paraghraphs -- when your post warrants that level of effort.

So far, ummm.............. not really.

And Mikey's posts? They warrant hip boots.

But, as when Bill O'Reilly says, "Thanks for watching," so I say to you, "Thanks for reading." Wink
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mac



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This seems somehow appropriate:

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination." - Andrew Lang
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mac



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course for Iso, even better:

How can I miss you when you won't go away?

Dan Hicks
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slinky



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mac, I took your advice and googled Strange Fruit. Thanks for the tip.
Having been a life long lover of music and especially the blues, i was rather stunned at the power this poem set to music by none other than Billie Holliday has . Although she did not write it I admire her courage for singing it. This woman had guts. Written by a Jewish teacher Abel Meeropol and recorded by Lady Day in 1939:

The origional protest song:

Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the roots
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

Pastoral scene of the gallant south
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of Magnolias sweet and fresh
The sudden smell of burning flesh

Here is fruit for crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop

Thanks mac

Thank you Billie Holiday, may you rest in peace.
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mac



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slinky--I'm pretty sure I snuck that one by all of the righties, especially Beagle-bigot whose nasty posting required something calling him out.

Good research; I had thought it was based on a poem by Langston Hughes, one of the leading lights in the Harlem Renaissance. Some attribute it to Billy Holliday, but this source says you have it right: http://www.ladyday.net/stuf/vfsept98.html
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL, mac and pueno, or should I say Tom and Jerry, or Abbott and Costello, or Rowan and Martin,,,,,,, no, wait, Boris and Natasha, that's it!!!

You guys rule!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You gotta admit NW, those guys are smart...and anyone who watched Rocky and Bullwinkle back in the day were also smart.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

n-dub-turdy wrote:
You guys rule!

Hey, at least we don't drool.

"...Tom and Jerry, or Abbott and Costello, or Rowan and Martin,,,,,,, no, wait, Boris and Natasha..."

Glad to see that your reading has finally risen to your intellectual capacity.


stevenbard wrote:
You gotta admit NW, those guys are smart...

Gosh, thanks, Mr. B. You're usually not so generous with the compliments.
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