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Old 01-16-2010, 03:08 PM
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Default The Jaw-Jaw Coffeehouse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6HI1...eature=related

Please converse. Add your favorite quotes, poems, and clips. Be sweet.
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Old 01-16-2010, 03:37 PM
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Ok - here's a nice, neighborly contribution. Great idea.

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Old 01-18-2010, 01:32 AM
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Ok - here's a nice, neighborly contribution. Great idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4pLoRgQ_HM
Thanks, neighbor!

Well, my first intro to Waits was TS's post, Chocolate Jesus. Ummm, err, I guess I missed the window of opportunity to really appreciate that side of him, but when going through a variety of clips, this type of his is very nice:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knII3S0MZtY

What a wonderful voice.
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Old 04-22-2010, 11:32 PM
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Default Fever!

Ocean just inadvertently inspired me to post this. Please, I don't need no aspirin!
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:29 AM
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Ocean just inadvertently inspired me to post this. Please, I don't need no aspirin!
Classic!

(Do you know the original version by Little Willie John?)

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Old 04-23-2010, 08:43 AM
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Ocean just inadvertently inspired me to post this. Please, I don't need no aspirin!
Yeah, aspirin won't do.
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:59 AM
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Default sun stars moon rain

The stars are beautiful tonight. It rained today, so they're especially glittery, and as you walk, the tree branches make them wink. There's a yellowish-orange star almost directly overhead that I think may be Arcturus.

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Old 01-26-2010, 03:23 AM
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Default Re: sun stars moon rain

There's a three-quarter moon in a misty sky just above the treeline, and further up, the sky is clear and a handful of stars shine, all is framed by loblolly pines. There's a light, cool, steady breeze blowing, and a tree is creaking somewhere.
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Old 07-19-2010, 08:08 PM
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Default Re: sun stars moon rain of God's Creation

suppose you were to know that the catholic church was always God's true Creation, or that just in fact, that all those stars up in the sky were put there by Him, the Almighty? Well, in truth, I believe it. But more importantly so, there is nothing that should stop any of you from the belief. Scripture is clear on a fact that has in fact, been put inside all the true catechisms of the true church. That statement says, if one was to use all the books in the world, they could not even touch the surface of the full amount of the entire knowledges of God. Thus meaning, not one person on this globe, contains all the knowledges of God, nor can they. So just by being obedient to the true catechism, one is shuned for the not knowing the everything??? In opposition, - I suppose that really means, those stars up in the sky at night, stand not a chance at being a little outside of His true Knowledge. WEll, in the old days, they said it would show up, up there up in the sky, by a holy nun that said, "it will appear in the heavens", and it will then be there for those that believe not in Him. Do not be so surprised as she was really the very right. 100 percent. Her name was Sister Maria de Agreda. You can read about her in the catholic encyclopedia online at newadvent. But more so, if you look real close, up there, you can see what she was talking about up in the sky each and every night now. There is only One +God. And yes, it was Him, the only Christ. Amen
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:17 AM
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suppose you were to know that the catholic church was always God's true Creation, or that just in fact, that all those stars up in the sky were put there by Him, the Almighty? Well, in truth, I believe it. But more importantly so, there is nothing that should stop any of you from the belief. Scripture is clear on a fact that has in fact, been put inside all the true catechisms of the true church. That statement says, if one was to use all the books in the world, they could not even touch the surface of the full amount of the entire knowledges of God. Thus meaning, not one person on this globe, contains all the knowledges of God, nor can they. So just by being obedient to the true catechism, one is shuned for the not knowing the everything??? In opposition, - I suppose that really means, those stars up in the sky at night, stand not a chance at being a little outside of His true Knowledge. WEll, in the old days, they said it would show up, up there up in the sky, by a holy nun that said, "it will appear in the heavens", and it will then be there for those that believe not in Him. Do not be so surprised as she was really the very right. 100 percent. Her name was Sister Maria de Agreda. You can read about her in the catholic encyclopedia online at newadvent. But more so, if you look real close, up there, you can see what she was talking about up in the sky each and every night now. There is only One +God. And yes, it was Him, the only Christ. Amen
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:00 AM
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Default Re: sun stars moon rain of God's Creation

I've read some strange posts in my day...and that was certainly one.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:46 AM
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:39 PM
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:01 PM
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LOL

Thanks, Brendan, I need all the advice I can get.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:26 AM
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Speaking as a (semi) professional wordsmith. Let me just say: Bwhahaahahahahahahah!

HA!
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:36 AM
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Speaking as a (semi) professional wordsmith. Let me just say: Bwhahaahahahahahahah!

HA!
You just misspelled bwahahaahahahahahahaha! Please be more careful, this is a quality operation.
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:09 AM
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You just misspelled bwahahaahahahahahahaha! Please be more careful, this is a quality operation.
Righto! And you mind your punctuation, bucko. Mr. "I-use-commas-where-periods-should-go"!

Oh, wait, Look. You're a female, aren't you?

Never mind.

P.S. Does "bucko" have a feminine form?
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:27 AM
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Righto! And you mind your punctuation, bucko. Mr "I-use-commas-where-periods-should-go"!

Oh, wait, Look. You're a female, aren't you?

Never mind.

P.S. Does "bucko" have a feminine form?
I shouldn't do this. It's not polite. It's really not relevant, or even related; but somehow this conversation has me thinking about it. (And look, let 'em complain about your commas - I never had an English teacher that didn't bitch about mine, and all these years later I haven't improved one whit.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIXg9KUiy00
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:56 AM
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I shouldn't do this. It's not polite. It's really not relevant, or even related; but somehow this conversation has me thinking about it. (And look, let 'em complain about your commas - I never had an English teacher that didn't bitch about mine, and all these years later I haven't improved one whit.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIXg9KUiy00
Never, mind, Jeff, you, do, it, your, way, buddy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,!!
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Old 03-31-2010, 09:14 AM
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I shouldn't do this. It's not polite. It's really not relevant, or even related; but somehow this conversation has me thinking about it. (And look, let 'em complain about your commas - I never had an English teacher that didn't bitch about mine, and all these years later I haven't improved one whit.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIXg9KUiy00
Heh. And sentence construction including use of commas, semicolons, periods, placement of quotations and parenthesis are slightly different in different languages. When in addition to that, I'm in a stream of consciousness pouring out mode, well, you already know the results. It's so much fun!
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:35 PM
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I shouldn't do this. It's not polite. It's really not relevant, or even related; but somehow this conversation has me thinking about it. (And look, let 'em complain about your commas - I never had an English teacher that didn't bitch about mine, and all these years later I haven't improved one whit.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIXg9KUiy00
LOL, how appropriate! So that's Sid Viscious and the Sex Pistols...'I killed a cat in my driveway, but I did it my way.'


You know who else did it his way?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx-ualuq45E&feature=fvw
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:21 PM
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Righto! And you mind your punctuation, bucko. Mr. "I-use-commas-where-periods-should-go"!
I stand by my comma.

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Oh, wait, Look. You're a female, aren't you?

Never mind.
Guilty as charged.

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P.S. Does "bucko" have a feminine form?
Gee, I hope not.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:50 PM
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I stand by my comma.
As well you should. What can I say? I was grasping at straws to fend off your stinging critique of my spelling [Hmm, straws to fend off...bit of a mixed metaphor there too, I suppose.]

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Guilty as charged.
Not at all. Some of my best friends are women, though I must say you've gone all Tammy Wynette on me--standing by your commas and all. Must be a girl thing.

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Gee, I hope not.
Hmm, lets see. Buckess sounds vaguely obscene, so I guess that's out.

Buckette? Nah, too diminutive.

Buquée? Nope, too French.

Help me out here, I'm floundering again.
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:14 AM
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As well you should. What can I say? I was grasping at straws to fend off your stinging critique of my spelling [Hmm, straws to fend off...bit of a mixed metaphor there too, I suppose.]



Not at all. Some of my best friends are women, though I must say you've gone all Tammy Wynette on me--standing by your commas and all. Must be a girl thing.



Hmm, lets see. Buckess sounds vaguely obscene, so I guess that's out.

Buckette? Nah, too diminutive.

Buquée? Nope, too French.

Help me out here, I'm floundering again.
Let's keep it simple, and do as the Spanish; bucko, bucka.
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:18 AM
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You got it, bucka. Works for me. Though it does sound kinda '70s sitcom-ish. "Sucka" et al. Still, I say we go with it.
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:24 AM
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You got it, bucka. Works for me. Though it does sound kinda '70s sitcom-ish. "Sucka" et al. Still, I say we go with it.
rf, you crazy motha bucka!

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Old 04-01-2010, 12:29 AM
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rf, you crazy motha bucka!

Nighty-night, all.
<groan> G'nite.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:46 AM
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Music to vote by:

How you treat the weak is your true natue calling

(Footage dedicated to my friend , harkin.)
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Here too is an offering, though an elemental alternative.
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Graz got game.
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did you know the gumby creator died last week?

what an imaginative, playful creation

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did you know the gumby creator died last week?

what an imaginative, playful creation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyiaTtcBpYw
Awww, I used to like Gumby when I was little.
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A tip of the tea cup to my friends on the other side.

Led Zeppelin - Tea for One
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A tip of the tea cup to my friends on the other side.

Led Zeppelin - Tea for One
Sweet. (clinks cups with TS)
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Default Prisencolinensinainciusol!

This is thematically unrelated to anything else, but still funny. (Apologies if you've already seen it, it's been circulating the intarwebs for a few months.)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisencolinensinainciusol[/URL]board;147245] This is thematically unrelated to anything else, but still funny. (Apologies if you've already seen it, it's been circulating the intarwebs for a few months.)
Thanks, kez, fascinating. I'd never heard of it. Reminds me of the B-52s.

But here:

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"Prisencolinensinainciusol" is a song composed by Adriano Celentano, and performed by Celentano and Raffaella Carrà. It was first released as a single on November 3, 1972, and later on his album Nostalrock. The lyrics are pure gibberish, often described as sounding like American English as heard by a non–English-speaker.

In an interview, Celentano explains that the song is about "incommunicability" because in modern times people are not able to communicate to each other anymore. He added the only word we need is prisencolinensinainciusol, which is supposed to stand for "universal love."

Celentano's rationale for the song was that, after releasing albums about ecology and social issues, "having just recorded an album of songs that meant something, I wanted to do something that meant nothing".

The song was recorded at least twice for television broadcast. The song has been included on the 2008 dance compilation album Poplife Presents: Poplife Sucks.[1]

A slightly remixed version (which includes both broadcasts) became a viral internet sensation in 2008.[citation needed]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prisencolinensinainciusol

It's addictive. And look how this talk show audience reacts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_EjDSn9_-Q&feature=related
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Yup. Part of the reason I think this is so awesome is that every time I've heard someone trying to imitate English, it's been something like "Prisencolinensinainciusol, all right". It kills me. I'm thinking of showing this to my class when I start my whole teaching English abroad thing.
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Yup. Part of the reason I think this is so awesome is that every time I've heard someone trying to imitate English, it's been something like "Prisencolinensinainciusol, all right". It kills me. I'm thinking of showing this to my class when I start my whole teaching English abroad thing.
What does zavadim mean?

Yes, what a great ice-breaker for your students. When are you leaving?

Also, I've wondered what American English sounds like to a Brit. They sound so darn elegant to us. I guess the best way to see it is when someone like John Cleese speaks stiltedly in his version of an American accent. But also I think it can be seen in this Dave Chappelle clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ3dk6KAvQM
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To judge from every time I've heard British people putting on an American accent, apparently, either a cowboy from a cheesy old Western or a pirate.

"Závidím" means "I envy". The song goes "I envy the meadows their autumn glare, the mountains their streams, the clouds their freedom", and so forth. You'll have to trust me that it sounds nice, I'm a disaster at translating.
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