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Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Mornin’, GN!

I see from today’s thread pic that Gene Simmons has had a makeover.

Sven --

Good luck with teh brisket; remember -- cook covered! 😉

BBL.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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For TeX and Sven: a story -- with photos -- about the Botswanan metal scene:

http://www.motherjones.com/media/2017/02/heavy-metal-botswana-pep-bonet

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Thanks, Fatwa. Skinflint--not a bad sound, but a white lead singer.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
4 years ago

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

That’s it. I got nuthin.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Hi, Paddy.

I see that anti-semitism is all the news today. Funny, I don’t recall Obama being held to task over it, but maybe that’s just my poor memory.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Still following the Marduk story. Some interesting stuff from a group called Red Guards Austin. Odd that the SPLC doesn’t list them as a hate group.

http://archive.is/Emtz7

“A little fewer than twenty antifascists showed up, armed with sticks to rally outside the venue. Music fans were warned that for months neo-Nazis had been attempting to organize in this part of south East Austin where the venue was located. They were ask to not patronize the place or support the show. But due to the low standards common in the metal scene, very few were deterred.”

“We kept our eyes on the crowd, picking out the actual neo-Nazis and committed fascists, distinct from the general misguided and unscrupulous metalheads (the latter should be criticized for their unacceptable pardoning and normalization of fascist messages and for fraternizing with fascists but not targeted with specific violence like the former must be).”

“If you walk around the area of East Riverside, East Pleasant Valley, and other parts of the 41, you see hundreds of posters with Connor’s face across them reading “Warning: Neo-Nazi” and containing all of his personal information, including his home address in Austin at 1300 Crossing Place as well as his parents’ home address in San Antonio. These posters have caused a stir in the area, serving as a community big character poster much like the ones that played a major role in the Cultural Revolution in China. The posters have been very popular here, earning some mass interest in antifascism. Local youths have promised to remember his face and give him a greeting he won’t soon forget should their paths cross.”

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Must. Cook. Covered.

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

It’s in the oven. It is covered.

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

Fatwa? I think Sven just teed one up for you!

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Sadly, I’m way too tired to take advantage of that; my work day ended about 9:30 tonight. (Resser-fresser three-hour time difference…)

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

Yeah, us:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/02/20/los-angeles-new-york-and-san-francisco-most-congested-us-cities/98133702/

Rather interesting, the cities with the worst traffic in America are:

Los Angeles
New York
San Francisco
Atlanta
Miami
Washington, DC
Dallas
Boston
Chicago
Seattle

I’m guessing that at least 8/10 have Democrat mayors.

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

With the influx of Californians, do you worry that Texas will change in the next 20 years from Republican to Democrat?

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

I’ll echo your hope, Mac. I still have friends in Houston, and their opinion is that the city went full liberal after their influx of Katrina refugees that never left.

I know, racist. I denounce myself.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Hai, Sven and Paddy!

Funny, I don’t recall Obama being held to task over it…

Despite sittin’ in Jeremiah Wright’s church for two decades with them big ol’ ears, he never heard nothin’ disparaging no white folks or Jooos. (I’m amused that in some quarters , my peeps aren’t considered to be white; I guess we’re Hebraic-hued or somethin’. It’s terribly confusing to me.)

“But due to the low standards common in the metal scene, very few were deterred.”

…distinct from the general misguided and unscrupulous metalheads…

Gosh, that’s not snooty or disparaging to metal fans, is it? I think those are dog whistle phrases for “wiggers”. 👿

Glad to see Atlanta made the top five for bad traffic; FYI -- Mayor Kasim Reed is definitely not a Republican.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Hai, Mac!

We’re about due to lure another large business here from YankeeLand. I love when that happens. 🙂

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Reply to  Machinist

Yup…it sure was terrible when Mercedes Benz USA relocated here from New Jersey a couple of year ago. Many icky white collar jobs from a fourth-rate car company that’s maybe a notch or two above Yugo and Trabant.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

One of the claims from the anti-fascists that shut down the Marduk concerts was that they were anti-Jew. This prompted one supporter, referencing the band’s first album’s artwork, to quip: “Fact: When you see a woman shoving a crucifix up her ass, what you are actually seeing is “I hate the Jews”.

Black/death metal is not my cup of tea. The northern European bands are rabidly anti-Christian and the music itself is just not that good. Hard to tell one song from the next especially with the angry screaming guttural vocals. I like Slayer, but can I listen to them all Day? No.

But are they any worse than a host of other bands? Nope. More offensive than most? Nope. I won’t buy their stuff nor go to their shows, but I sure as hell won’t swing a bat at anyone’s head that likes them.

It’s very strange times in America when words are considered the actual equivalent to actions and the use of physical violence becomes the nonquestioning response. With nary a peep from the MSM that is still worried about those Tea Party folks…

Fatwa Arbuckle: Joooish Space Laser Operator
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

“Fact: When you see a woman shoving a crucifix up her ass, what you are actually seeing is “I hate the Jews”

My brain hurts from trying to parse that.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

If that hurt, don’t look for the actual album cover art. Tell you what, if these guys hated Muslims as much as they hate Christians, they’d be dead by now.

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

Thanks, Mac. I just got up and checked again. Don’t think I ain’t worried about it; that last one was brick hard.

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

Ha! I win! Tender and tasty!

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

Congrats!
What was the total cook time?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
4 years ago

It was about two hours and forty-five minutes.