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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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G’day, Wheelizens!

I sure hope that’s a flying banana in Mac’s thread GIF.

Read last night that Target has removed clown costumes from their stores and website. When clown costumes are outlawed, only outlaws will dress as clowns.

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Sven --

I saw the O’Keefe video yesterday, too and am waiting for it to be vetted since it’s pretty damning if true. While the self-righteous arrogance is certainly stunning, I didn’t find it all that surprising given the scary-ass “cult of personality” tendencies in modern American politics.

Go, SMOD, go!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Drive-by just to say good morning and happy Tuesday! Poof

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Happy Tuesday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Concert report:
Mrs. Paddy and I were impressed by how well organized the event was -- from traffic control to food and beverage services to restrooms and crowd control. At 85,000 attendees each night, there were more people present than live in most towns in America. Each act played a minimum of two hours.

Friday night -- Bob Dylan and the Stones. Bob still can’t sing, but the music and lyrics were still good. Dylan doesn’t interact with the crowd, but he did spend some time in front, facing the audience. The Rolling Stones put on a fantastic show, with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards demonstrating more energy and stamina than a lot of people one third their age. Their playlist covered the decades.

Saturday night -- Neil Young and Paul McCartney. Neil’s voice sounded better than it did ten years ago. He opened with a solo acoustic set that took you to the heart of his music and lyrics. Later, with his band with him, he showed that he can still play better than most. It’s hard to believe he can still move his fingers that fast! Paul McCartney still sounded good and put on a visually and aurally pleasing show. He covered the gamut of his career, interspersing personal stories that brought home the point that others repeated -- these guys are all friends and have known each other for decades; they’re happy to play together and no one is trying to blow anyone else off the stage. Near the end of the show, McCartney invited Neil Young back on stage to join him in Golden Slumbers and Why Don’t We Do It in the Road. During the former, when the two joined together at one mic to harmonize, the result was so bad that they each pulled out one earpiece and McCartney quipped “Now you know we’re actually live, not a recording.”

Sunday night -- The Who and Roger Waters. The Who brought all the sound and energy to the stage that you would expect. From their early work to Tommy and Quadraphenia, Pete Townsend’s skills as a composer and musician were on display. It was incredible. Roger Waters put on a show that was Pink Floyd to the nth degree. I’ve always loved Pink Floyd, but I realized that 2 1/2 hours of it is just too much. The on-screen visuals and cgi were incredible, as was the use of the speakers throughout the venue to surround you with sound (helicopters flying in from behind you, voices talking to your left, laughter to your right, etc.). While I appreciate the good work that Waters does with disabled Vets at Walter Reed, it got too political for my tastes, in the latter half of the show -- Trump as Hitler, Trump in KKK garb, the worst of Trump quotes. There was a 60-ft long inflatable pig that appeared between the seats and the general admission area that was emblazoned with anti-Trump slogans. Pro-Palestinian messages were also given time as well as a shout-out to the BDS movement. I wanted to apologize to the young Israeli behind me, but he had already left.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hai, Sven and Paddy!

Paddy --

So glad you and Mrs. O’ had a nice time; that’s an awful lot of music over three nights.

(I’d love to see an interview with Roger Waters where the interviewer handed him a doll and then asked Roger to indicate where teh Jooo touched him.) 👿

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Today in Happy Larryville: DNC campaign bus dumps human waste in Gwinnett!!1!

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/dnc-campaign-bus-dumps-human-waste-in-gwinnett/nssZW/

A Democratic National Committee campaign bus was photographed dumping human waste on the side of a Gwinnett County road Tuesday.

The “Forward Together” bus rolled through Lawrenceville on Tuesday, making a stop as part of a nationwide campaign tour for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Teh yay…free shit from Hillary!! 👿

Biggest local celebrity story since the Larry Flynt shooting back in ’78.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

Gwinnett County has officially been shat upon by Hillary’s campaign.

Get used to it.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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“Hands up…don’t shit!”

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

I guess dumping shit is less dangerous than throwing Molotov cocktails, so there’s that.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

I wonder if the “material” could be returned to DNC headquarters?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Sounds like a great time, Paddy. A last chance to see many of those artists.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Mick called it the “catch-em before they croak” concert.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Just watched the second video from James O’Keefe. Listening to these guys, it’s amazing to think that people this stupid are actually getting away with this crap. Sure, in the middle of a crowded bar, let me tell how great i am, how many dirty tricks we pull, and how stupid Americans are.

How did Veritas get these guys talking?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

On the other hand, I guess they could say it’s all just locker room talk.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

But on my other hand, they do sound like damn near every leftie I’ve talked to. Smug and a**holes.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Winds picking up--we are in a for a few days of Santa Anas.