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by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: Cover Songs
Replies: 715
Views: 218588

Re: Cover Songs

I don't know if this counts as a cover or not, but it's kicking my ass so fucking hard right now that I just want, in the wise words of Tonio K, to throw my loved one in the air, walk away and leave her there:

by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Books Thread
Replies: 2250
Views: 528851

Re: Books Thread

https://readingbug2016.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/nabokov.jpg Probably will take a crack at lolita in the near future cuz of this Arkansaw's greatest novelist--sorry, Charles Portis and Melissa Scott--Donald Harington was also Arkansaw's biggest Nabokov fan, as this novel shows: https://upload.wik...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:35 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Yeah, Kristallnacht as history, metaphor and analogy has been abused all across the political spectrum this week. Although I've only read second hand accounts of it, it seems like Schwarzenegger's video referencing Kristallnacht was one of the better attempts at drawing parallels and lessons. To th...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

And while we're on the subject of Nazis and ignorance about Nazi history, somebody called Jeanine Pirro, w/ whom I am not familiar but know is on Fox News, so there's a hint, apparently called the social media backlash against Parler "akin to Kristallnacht," thus proving that she either doesn't kno...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Coastal Democrats can’t comprehend how important guns and abortion are to people out here in the middle. It would blow your mind how many people I know that support universal health care, legal weed, campaign finance reform, and taxing billionaires, but absolutely will not vote for legal abortion, ...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

If the Democrats could regain some of the rural vote, they could obliterate that too. As far as i know, the Dems didn't even try to make an issue of Trump's near destruction of the farm economy w/ his easy to win trade war. I would have thoughts there'd be some votes there, but what do I know? If s...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: Cover Songs
Replies: 715
Views: 218588

Re: Cover Songs

Speaking of better than the real thing:

by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

LBRod wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:06 am
beantownbubba wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:24 pm
I'm not being rhetorical or snarky, if there's a good answer to that question I'd love to learn it.
You and I both my friend.
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, the answer is blowin' in the wind:

by John A Arkansawyer
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: RIP Leslie West
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: RIP Leslie West

There have just been a lot of deaths lately. I had the live Mountain record and loved it a lot. I'm sorry he's gone.
by John A Arkansawyer
Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 3686
Views: 836440

Re: Last Movie Watched

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/Ready_Player_One_%28film%29.png This was exciting and ultimately quite moving. I expected a lot less from it than I should have. I'm looking forward to the book. The book is far superior. From a visual standpoint, the videogame sequences were catering ...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last Movie Watched
Replies: 3686
Views: 836440

Re: Last Movie Watched

Christmas viewing this year: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1f/Knives_Out_poster.jpeg That was just delightful. I enjoyed seeing those awful people tearing into each other so much . https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/Ready_Player_One_%28film%29.png This was exciting and ulti...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Christmas 2020 songs!
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Christmas 2020 songs!

SNL Christmas is the time of year I miss Leslie Jones:

by John A Arkansawyer
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Christmas 2020 songs!
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Christmas 2020 songs!

My girl Amber gets us into that holiday dispirit!

by John A Arkansawyer
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Other Bands / Music News (non DBT-related)
Topic: This is X's Y song
Replies: 0
Views: 504

This is X's Y song

This is Lou Reed's Jethro Tull song:

by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Does that answer the question, counselor? This sounds so snotty, and that's not how I meant it. I'm just very unhappy about the speed with which people I've known for decades started looking for reasons I'm a no-good shit because I stepped out of line. I've got presents bought for people I'm not su...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Books Thread
Replies: 2250
Views: 528851

Re: Books Thread

Saw Anthony Braxton at the Bottom Line in NYC many decades ago. Brilliant musician and really good show but for me more in the "appreciate rather than love" category. On stage w/ him and his band he had this huge -I've never seen before or since - saxophone that had to be at least 6 feet tall. It p...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

So anyone looking for me should look here rather than Facebook. I expressed an opinion which makes me a no-good piece of shit, for which I have apologized and deleted my account there. It was an educational experience I plan not to repeat. Sorry I missed it. If you wouldn't mind, what was the subje...
by John A Arkansawyer
Tue Dec 15, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

So anyone looking for me should look here rather than Facebook. I expressed an opinion which makes me a no-good piece of shit, for which I have apologized and deleted my account there. It was an educational experience I plan not to repeat.
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

The intermediate step down between our two entertainment-first presidents, Reagan and Trump, was Clinton. Clinton was neither so destructive of the working class as Reagan nor as joyously venal and self-serving as Trump, but he did a darned good job on both fronts and is pretty much their equal. For...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Interesting, JohnA, but I want to be clear on one important point. Is it your sense that they're mad about the election results, i.e. the results did not meet pre-election projections/expectations or are they mad about Trump's post-election behavior? The woman who started the ball rolling in the di...
by John A Arkansawyer
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

How are those 2 situations equivalent? I wanted to use that as a lead-in to report on my Zoom call with church choir last night. The choir director is in his late fifties and is the youngest of the dozen people who were on the call. I'm the second youngest, for what that's worth. The other folks ra...
by John A Arkansawyer
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Also, working on the Georgia elections hits close to home and I’m going just stay way from that except to say you’re free to do that, but I got a ration of shit a month or so back for talking about something going on in California and asked why I had anything to say about it and told I should have ...
by John A Arkansawyer
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

tbh people like Lindsay Graham have clearly demonstrated that what positions you have held in the past mean jackshit in the present, so it's another quixotic venture. This also just in from the Things You Held High And Told Yourself Were True Lost And Changing As The Days Come Down To You dept.: Si...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

As a practical matter, you can't tell some people on your side to get off the streets and not others. It's either in the streets or off the streets. You take the blame for whichever part of what you advocate turns up wrong. Very few choices don't come with downsides. Amen, brother. But these grease...
by John A Arkansawyer
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

As a practical matter, you can't tell some people on your side to get off the streets and not others. It's either in the streets or off the streets. You take the blame for whichever part of what you advocate turns up wrong. Very few choices don't come with downsides.
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Here’s what I know for sure as it relates to all this. Around this time four years ago this forum was filled with posts like, “Oh we are so fucked. It’s over. We are fucked.” One person said you weren’t and that the democrats would be back on top sooner rather than later. Who was that one person? H...
by John A Arkansawyer
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: WTF of the day.....
Replies: 3890
Views: 858185

Re: WTF of the day.....

by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

Biden's ahead in Nevada and Wisconsin. If that holds, any other of those four states* but North Carolina is a win, and North Carolina, god bless it, would be a tie. Lose Wisconsin or Nevada and any two states would be a win or a tie. Lose both of them and any three states would be a win or a tie. Th...
by John A Arkansawyer
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Drive-By Truckers discussion
Topic: The New OK - 10/2/2020 (Vinyl 12/18)
Replies: 130
Views: 8414

Re: The New OK - 10/2/2020 (Vinyl 12/18)

Flea wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:02 pm
Tequila Cowboy wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:33 pm

I’m gonna go with “The Trilogy of our Discontent”

I like that. A lot.
I was hoping it could be the "Out of the Ditch Trilogy", but the jury's still out on that.
by John A Arkansawyer
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit
Replies: 18115
Views: 2406833

Re: The Neverending Thread for Political Shit

It was fantasy. It does make for interesting pondering if the confederacy had been allowed to leave. Just disillusioned by the state of the country in general. We should be way beyond where we are now. I dig those fantasies, too, but they all break on the question of "Who gets the nukes?" The best ...