General Discussion, Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Cove is just starting to come back to life in subtle greens and yellows.Β  Tranquil and pastoral are the two words that best seem to describe this scene.Β  I can only imagine the many wonderful Gospel messages that were preached inside those church walls years ago.

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192 Responses to General Discussion, Sunday, March 4, 2018

  1. Menagerie says:

    One of my favorite places. If you ever get to Tennessee and don’t go to Cade’s Cove, well, you missed the best reason for being in Tennessee. Outside of Lynchburg, of course. And the Cherohala Skyway. All of the Smokies. The fall Color Cruise on the Tennessee River. Fog hanging in the valleys. Hillsides covered in mountain rhododendron. Forests of every color green and deep blue gray secret shadows.

    Don’t miss Tennessee.

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    FOH Mgr made one of these for me two nights back. Yup, it tastes exactly like an oatmeal cookie.

    I told her today, someone needs to invent a drink called a Sammich.

    She said “Huh? Why?”

    “So I can ask a female bartender to make me a sammich.”

    She laughed. Everyone else did too. Because we don’t live and work in SJW-ville, humor is actually still allowed. Some of these women make ME blush.

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  3. lovely says:

    Good morning beautiful people !

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  4. texan59 says:

    Mornin’ all. Coffee’s ready.

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  5. litenmaus says:

    On January 8, 2018, Jenny Joseph passed away. Jenny Joseph was an English poet who penned a piece that has long been a favorite of mine. –


    When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
    With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
    And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
    And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.
    I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
    And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
    And run my stick along the public railings
    And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
    I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
    And pick flowers in other people’s gardens
    And learn to spit.

    You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
    And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
    Or only bread and pickle for a week
    And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

    But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
    And pay our rent and not swear in the street
    And set a good example for the children.
    We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

    But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
    So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
    When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

    Jenny Joseph – (May 7th 1932 – Jan 8, 2018) RIP

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  6. WeeWeed says:

    Mornin’ all! In a nutshell……… πŸ˜€

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  7. Lucille says:

    Looking at posters having to do with the medical and therapy professions last evening, I found this…just struck me as very funny….

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  8. Lucille says:

    Cold, Frosty Morning in the Scottish Countryside

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  9. Lburg says:

    Dear Breakfast King Nyet,

    “β€œIn a heartbeat, a thousand voices took up the chant. King Joffrey and King Robb and King Stannis were forgotten, and King Bread ruled alone. “Bread.” they clamored. “Bread, Bread!” ~ George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

    Hope all is well with you!

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  10. nyetneetot says:

    Sorry. I was up late with work stuff.

    Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
    Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
    Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
    Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
    Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
    Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
    Mornin’ partyzantski! πŸ™‚ |_| (Tom Collins)
    Mornin’ texan59! πŸ™‚ |_| (Black & Tan)
    Mornin’ ZurichMike! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
    Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) πŸ™‚ |_| (Boilermaker)
    Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
    Mornin’ czarowniczy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
    Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! πŸ™‚ |_| (Irish Car Bomb)
    Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (grasshopper)
    Mornin’ tessa50! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (flaming volcano)
    Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (sidecar)
    Mornin’ varsityward! πŸ™‚ |_| (Godfather)
    Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! πŸ˜€ |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| |_| (Mortlach)
    Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Roy Rogers)
    Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Classic Daiquiri)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Gin & Tonic)
    Mornin’ Sha! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
    Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
    Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Blackberry wine)
    Mornin’ The Tundra PA! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
    Mornin’ lovely! πŸ™‚ |_| (Backdraft)
    Mornin’ michellc! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Salty dog)
    Mornin’ auscitizenmom! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
    Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (White Russian)
    Mornin’ Auntie Lib! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
    Mornin’ holly100! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
    Mornin’ Pam! πŸ™‚ (Not even water)
    Mornin’ Ms.Tee! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Mojito)
    Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! πŸ™‚ 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
    Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll πŸ™‚ |_| (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
    Mornin’ Monroe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stinger)
    Mornin’ Les! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rusty Nail)
    Mornin’ shiloh1973! πŸ™‚ |_| (Jack Daniels)
    Mornin’ TexasRanger! πŸ™‚ |_| (Whiskey Smash)
    Mornin’ Ziiggii! πŸ™‚ |_| (B52)
    Mornin’ oldiadguy! πŸ™‚ |_| (Rum & Coke)
    Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
    Mornin’ derk! (β€œStellars”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Kamikaze)
    Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
    Mornin’ facebkwallflower! πŸ™‚ |_| (Night Train Express)
    Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
    Mornin’ sandandsea2015! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1961 ChΓ’teau Montrose)
    Mornin’ amwick! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
    Mornin’ hocuspocus13! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
    Mornin’ Sloth1963! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
    Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) πŸ™‚ |_| (Albanian Raki Moskat)
    Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) πŸ™‚ |_| (Hot Buttered Rum)
    Mornin’ joshua! πŸ™‚ |_| (Mudslide)
    Mornin’ John Denney! πŸ™‚ |_| (RumChata)
    Mornin’ litenmaus! πŸ™‚ |_| (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
    Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
    Mornin’ TwoLaine! πŸ™‚ |_| (Smoking Bishop)
    Mornin’ patternpuzzler! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Old Lady)
    Mornin’ SenatssekretΓ€r FREISTAAT DANZIG! πŸ™‚ |_| (Red Russian)
    Mornin’ G-d&Country! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Blind Russian)
    Mornin’ Gary! πŸ™‚ |_| (Yuengling)
    Mornin’ valeriecurren! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
    Mornin’ Lucille! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
    Mornin’ Lburg! πŸ™‚ 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
    Mornin’ davidhuntpe! πŸ™‚ |_| (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
    Mornin’ skipper1961! πŸ™‚ |_| (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
    Mornin’ mightyconservative! πŸ™‚ |_| (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
    Mornin’ whiners and complainers! πŸ˜› (No drink for you!)
    Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
    Mornin’ to all you lurkers! πŸ˜•

    Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance! :mrgreen:


    NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!

    Lemon Scones with Vanilla Lemon Glaze

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  11. Wooly Covfefe says:

    I just got torn up. Got beaten.

    My neighbor owns a store that’s been here for 120 years, and has a dog. Big ol’ Bassett Hound.

    Goes by the name of Willie. Or Willie-dog, as I call him. Known him and my neighbor for ten years, from when Willie was a puppy. Everyone in town knows this dog, as he is always in the store.

    Willie died on Tuesday. I just found out today. Cried for about an hour and a half.

    Just saw him pull in a few minutes ago. He was on his phone, so I waited. Then I gave him a huge hug. When both of us stopped crying, I asked him if he liked George Carlin. He absolutely loves George Carlin. I asked this man to take Carlin’s advice. Life is a series of dogs. When your dog dies, put it on the counter at the dog store, and say, “Gimme another one of those! That was a GOOD DOG!” He remembered, and laughed, and nodded. I hope he does. Willie was awesome.

    New puppy, love is back, and unconditional.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      I was petting him on Monday. And every day before Monday.

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    • stella says:

      It’s good to have a dog. The new one can never replace the one you lost, of course, but it’s a new adventure.

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      • My friend had a giant party-cookout for this dog’s birthday every year at a local kids’ park. Sent invitation cards to all his customers with Willie’s picture on it.

        Most people in town are sad about this.

        Remember, Stella, I gave you the same advice. When’s Tucker’s b’day, and how is he?

        I was overjoyed when you got him! πŸ˜€

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        • stella says:

          Tucker is fine. And bad. He ate a pair of my glasses this morning. Destroyed the frames, removed the lenses and chewed them beyond any hope of recovery. He is fast and must be watched. I got complacent and left him alone in the living room while I was working in the kitchen.

          They were old glasses, and I have a spare pair, but still. He’s a chewing machine! Typical for his age, and will slow down with time.

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          • When I was 19, just after my bro died, I came back to MI to visit my friends for a week.

            It was a horrible week. The first morning after I got here, my friend’s pitbull pup ate my glasses into 1/4″ chunks. I spent the entire week, in my home town, unable to see. At O’Hare, on the way back to Boston, I had to ask people to read the Departure/Arrival screens for me. Almost missed my flight.


            I understand. When I was a kid, we adopted a crazy dog who ate every single shoe in the house. Tore them all to shreds. My folks put him back up for adoption. Wish I could remember his name. I think it was a Dalmatian called Sparky.

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          • auscitizenmom says:

            The perks of adopting an older dog: they are housebroken, they probably don’t chew, and they sleep a lot. LOL

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            • stella says:

              I agree. If I hadn’t been so set on getting another Brittany, I probably wouldn’t have gotten a puppy. There just aren’t any rescue Brittany dogs available under the age of 10, and I just went through the heartache of losing an elderly dog.


        • stella says:

          Forgot to say – his birthday was on Feb. 16.


      • I think you should have an annual Tucker’s Birthday post.

        If you don’t know his actual birthday, do like us Christians did and make one up!

        That works. The commemoration is what’s important. πŸ˜‰


    • Lburg says:

      So Sorry Wooly.

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    • Gil says:

      Sad, sorry. As a beagle mommy, we love our huggable cousins. I enjoyed the Carlin reference. πŸ€—

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  12. Gil says:

    With all of the sjw virtue signalling companies on basically anti everything conservative and/or Trump I am out of places to shop. I dont have any choice but to go to boycotted places. I barely watch tv for myself. Youtube censoring everyone and although Im not an alex jones fan, cnn targeting him is wrong. They are another very evil organization.
    I watched an entire movie last night, the latest Alien, and it had more than a couple sjw nods plus just was ok.
    The oscars are today, and while I dont watch, dont know much about any nominations, what I have read it crap. The vile disgusting behavior from all things left seems to peak at awards season.
    I have to hold my nose and shop at some places and grade companies on sjw severity I guess. I wish we had a hub for communication and shopping I could trust.

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    • Wooly Covfefe says:

      If you read, or saw videos, about cobalt mining, primarily in the DRC (Congo), you’d feel the need to ditch your cellphone, too. Lithium-ion batteries contain lots of it.

      A Prius contains many thousand times the cobalt in it’s gigantic batteries than a single cellphone or laptop PC.

      It’s all slave labor. Involving boys and girls as young as 5.

      DRC contains most of the cobalt in the world.

      “Old black Joe’s still pickin’ cotton for your ribbons and bows
      …and everybody knows.” — Leonard Cohen

      It’s hard to wrap the mind around, sometimes, but it’s true.

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    • stella says:

      I have gotten so that I’m watching mostly British television and movies which are really very good in general. That, and history and documentary videos.

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      • nyetneetot says:

        I read AT, here, next door, but see stuff when I check the weather forecast on the local ABC affiliates that make me glad I don’t watch broadcast or cable television.
        I think the only time the television was turned on in the hotel during this project has been when Mrs. Nyet was watching the real estate, house fixing shows.
        I’m still working my way through the English translations of Rome and Greece texts for entertainment.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        I discovered that the Turner Classic Movie channel was showing Academy Award winning movies for a while. I set it up to record a lot of them. One that I recorded was Wings. I figured it was one of the later versions, but it was the original, 1927 silent film. I almost turned it off, but the guy introducing it told about how one guy had to learn to fly and take movies at the same time in the plane. It turned out to be a great movie (in my mind).

        Clara Bow was in it and I thought she was great. I understand all the hoopla about her. She is adorable. It didn’t feel so overacted the way most of the silent films I have seen were.

        Oh, and a very young Gary Cooper was in it………although briefly. I kept looking at him, thinking, “I know that guy.” LOL

        And, the flying was amazing and scary. It must have been very dangerous to do. I was really glad I stuck with it.

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        • Lucille says:

          When silent films are shown in their original movement and not run at the wrong frame speed which makes the film jerky, a person can see how natural acting Clara Bow was onscreen. During this filming, Bow and Cooper were quite an item off the set. She eventually lost her following when her personal high living became her public persona.

          Most actors in those days, including Cooper, hid their shenanigans, knowing fans wouldn’t approve their going too far outside convention. She had a breakdown, married another actor (can’t remember his full name…Rex something) hoping for the quiet life he promised. But he caught the political bug and eventually became a state governor, destroying forever her privacy. Overall, her life was both successful and sad.

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  13. joshua says:

    Slave victimhood is greatly overrated….as is progressive education…as is tribal stereotyping….as is folks not willing to mind their own business and stop preaching to those that are not PC oriented anyway.

    The progressives have taken history out of context totally, and made it into class warfare….acting like American slavery was unique in the world and only African Americans have a serious complaint to make about possible ancestors living 100 years ago at least.

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  14. stella says:

    Seen on Facebook:

    My husband died in February, 2012. He had always been a republican. A day or so before the election a democrat called for him to remind him to vote for Obama. I told her he had died, which she probably already knew, and that he was a republican. She said she had him listed as a democrat and he had voted democrat the last election. He had Alzheimer’s and did not vote because he was so ill.

    I called every where to report it, but got brushed off, even by officials in the Republican Party. That “one vote can make a difference” rhetoric, doesn’t make a difference to those in power. So, for the first time ever, my husband voted for a democrat after he died.

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  15. stella says:

    Criminal Facebook Corporation Shut Down Gateway Pundit Today Because of Our Conservative Beliefs… Where the Hell Is the GOP?

    This is a criminal act. Facebook took our money for advertising and promised a fair playing field. Facebook lied to us and every conservative group in America.

    Today Facebook shut down all of our stories. Facebook does not like our politics. We have 634,000 Gateway Pundit Facebook fans. We are getting no traffic from Facebook.

    Facebook is doing this to a number of top conservative sites we are in contact with.

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    • stella says:

      Looks like the FB Gateway Pundit is now able to post new stories, but that doesn’t change the action, or the fact that FB has cut way back on their traffic and revenue.

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      • michellc says:

        FB locked out one of my friends for 3 days. He shared a video of gay activists and it was titled, “Queers Fight Back.” The gay activists were the ones who posted the video and were proud of it, they also were the ones who titled their video.
        All he wrote was, “How is this not a form of a child abuse to subject kids to this?”

        I didn’t watch all of the video because it was disgusting, men with their penises hanging out, women without shirts, crude signs, etc. I’m sure you’ve seen those types of videos.

        FB said he was bullying, inflammatory language and sexual content. Yet they didn’t take down the video or block the page that posted it. He tends to post everything public and he shared it, so I’m sure that’s how he got reported. Apparently though they didn’t have a problem with the video or the language or the sexual content, they just didn’t like him calling it child abuse.

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        • stella says:

          Facebook gets away with that, because accounts like your friend’s are provided free. With Gateway Pundit, it is different. They are paying for their account and gain revenue from it. Facebook cut back their views and the resulting revenue. They should be sued, just as PragerU is suing YouTube for similar behavior.

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          • michellc says:

            I get that but I still think it’s bs as without all the people who are getting it for free they wouldn’t have any advertising dollars. They should be fair across the board, but they never will be.

            Hopefully GP will sue them. I keep thinking another alternative will be developed.

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    • Lucille says:

      Michael Yon, the independent war correspondent who now lives in Thailand with his wife, has been blocked for 30 days….

      Michael’s Dispatches
      Facebook Blocked my Account, Again
      Published: Friday, 02 March 2018

      His investigation of the Korean so-called “comfort women” the Japanese were alleged to have forced into servicing their WWII troops, was very interesting and fairly well proved it was a hoax the Koreans promulgated. He’s been on a hit list since.


  16. czarowniczy says:

    Just for the heck of it:

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  17. texan59 says:

    Despite what the media tell us and they put on the news, all is not kumbayah and drum circles “across the aisle”. πŸ™‚

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  18. czarowniczy says:

    Been outside adiggin’ in the spring dirt. Gpot my old dogs, I’m wearing boots and jeans, got my gun, a bandana and I’m popping a small oxy and washing it down with a cold hard cider before I go back outside and loasd my pickup – goy my classic C&W on the stereo. If that ain’t country enough I got a Trane…OK, it’s an A/C unit but linguistically close enough. A Mississippi Sunday rural afternoon.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      Spelling/editing courtesy of floaters and no glasses, too soon for any oxy reaction.


      • Careful With That Oxy, Eugene.


        • That was a pun, Czar.

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          • The music consists of a light, organ-based jam, with Richard Wright using the Phrygian mode and an accompanying bass guitar playing just one tone (in this case, D) in octaves, with a segue into the song’s only lyrics: the title of the song whispered menacingly, followed by Roger Waters’ scream. The song becomes much louder and more intense before gradually settling down again.[6] In the heavier parts and later, quieter parts, David Gilmour can be heard with guitar and scat vocals; in concert, Gilmour would often sing along with his guitar line.

            From the YouTube description, probably stolen from Wikipedia by the poster.

            Ummagumma was a great album, but Animals was the best one. I never knew the song was just a B-side on a single before Ummagumma.

            Pretty sure they were Satanists. Along with Zeppelin, Eagles, and ELO.

            Genius music, though, despite that (if true).


            • ELO was particularly egregious about it, too. They may have been just playing to the audience, like Alice Cooper and Ozzy were doing, and not actually Satanist, but their albums had a lot of obvious back-masking with messages regarding that (backward recording that you could reverse on your turntable, a technique most churches warned all us kids in Youth Group about, which was later proven by science and research to be ineffective in reality, just like single-frame subliminal “Buy Coca-Cola!” ads in movie theaters).

              They all did it, though. Even the Beatles. Number 9. Number 9.

              Google Backmasking for fun times.


              • The Christian Rock-turned-Praise band Petra did it with their song “Judas Kiss” on (I think) More Power To Ya. I had it on vinyl as a kid.

                That backward bit at the end, when you play it backward, says, “Why are you looking for the devil, when you should be looking for the Lord?”

                It was a big diss to Big Churchianity, and on point. I was denied listening to the most incredible music of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, because of these people.

                I can listen to Zeppelin and Floyd without being hypnotically turned into a Satanist.

                Petra was marvelous with what they did there. There album cover art was always incredible too. Then again, so were the secular bands’ covers.

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              • “Backward bit at the beginning…”, I meant.


        • czarowniczy says:

          I got an old scrip for 5mg. When outside work gets my back or knees screaming I cut one in half and it takes the edge off. I don’t need the oxy addiction to get my DL here, already overweight and have diabetes – not only get my DL but that qualifies me for Class A CDL too!


    • texan59 says:

      😯 😯 πŸ˜‰


  19. Lburg says:

    Stella – thanks for this song pick! We learned this song in elementary school choir and I still sing it to my granddaughter on occasion. Brings a smile and a tear…in a good way. (We also learned the Irish tune Molly Malone; things were different back then.)

    I’m all in on Scottish week. I’ll have to see where I’ve put my plaids in honor of the occasion.

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  20. Gil says:

    Kiddo and I make a couple crafts today. A paper plate bunny ear hat and a paper plate easter basket. Goid cheap fun. In the process of coloring and seeing the huge pile of broken crayons I looked up things to do.
    I found a playdoh recipe! There are orthers like making candles or giant crayons, but Ill make playdoh first.

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    • czarina33 says:

      Mama & I used to make an egg tree: get a dry branch with several forks, paint it a spring color; we liked pink or lavender. Using raw eggs, make blown out eggs (instructions are on videos on the internet, of course) then decorate freely. Hang with pretty ribbon or cord. Use the egg contents to bake something or make omelets.

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  21. Lucille says:

    Just mesmerizing: One brick at a time.
    Nilantha Geethapriya shares this video of smooth brick laying work.

    There’s no indication of where this was filmed. I looked up the name Geethapriya and it’s Tamil, and the young men may be also, but who knows?


  22. I’m not sad so much that Willie Dog died, but that he was the connecting point for hundreds of people here. His birthday party was a block party, every year for ten years. People brought their dogs to his store to greet Willie. Many, many people.

    Most of us in this town, which is very dog-friendly, know everyone’s dogs’ names. Sometimes more than we remember their owners’ names. I can name 10 dogs off the top of my head right now. Bear. Ziggy. Stewie. Chewie. Max. Lady.

    Lady, for instance. I walk a lot. And I chat with everyone. I saw a woman with a scruffy dog on a leash, and a said to her while passing, “Hey Lady!” She said, “How’d you know my dog’s name?”

    I know her name now, too, since 5 years back. Lady is almost as old and blind as she is. Lady knew Willie. Lady knows Chef’s little Maltese, Stewie. I spoke with Chef about this today, and we both agreed that we’d be just as torn up if Stewie died.

    They’re not just dogs.

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    • Our FOH Mgr. and her atheist significant other have the cutest water dog ever.

      His name is Hansel. Big huge feet. I forgot the breed, but cutest dog ever.

      He can climb anything, and swim anywhere.

      Stewie knows Hansel. And all the other dogs I mentioned know each other too.

      Stewie just met Bear, yesterday. Bear is only 9 weeks old. Pitbull x German Shepherd. Beautiful puppy, too.

      As a kid my dogs were Penny (a runt Cocker Spaniel), and Rowie (we found this Chow halfbreed pup under a carseat in a backwoods dump, and had to leave him with friends when we left this state for MA when I was 17.) Rowie was an awesome dog. So was Penny.

      Carlin was right.


  23. auscitizenmom says:

    lilbirdee12’s prayer:

    Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.

    Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.

    Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.

    Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
    Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.

    We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
    Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.

    In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

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  24. I cut my teeth on this. Never heard Floyd, Zeppelin, CCR, Ozzy, or anyone secular until I was 17.

    I absorbed, fully, and do every day, all of that later, but this album is work of engineering genius for its day, in retrospect.

    Had it on vinyl.


  25. auscitizenmom says:

    I am watching Gaslight, the old version with Ingrid Bergman, who was perfect for the part. The funny thing is, I have seen it a couple of times before, but didn’t realize I have never seen it from the very beginning until tonight. LOL Also, I was always intrigued by Joseph Cotton in whatever movie he was in. And, Charles Boyer totally gives me the creeps in this.

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    • Lucille says:

      Shows what a good actor Boyer was. If you haven’t already, check him out in ALGIERS with Hedy Lamarr. Wonderful!


      • auscitizenmom says:

        The man who introduced the movie said that Ingrid Bergman wanted this role really badly and was on contract with Selznick and begged him to let her make the picture.


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