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Fatwa Arbuckle
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Happy “Kitteh Confuzzled Over Grapefruit” Thursday, Wheelizens!

Sven and Paddy --

Your digs at Lieawatha last night were well, er, Warren-ted. My goodness…our Congress is packed to the brim with human filth who should not have their hands anywhere near the levers of power. And yet…

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I remember this ad from the ’60s, but was too young to appreciate how musically clever it was:

Sven
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Sven

That is quite good, Fatwa. I don’t think I ever saw it before.

Fatwa Arbuckle
Editor

Pretty sure I was still in single-digit age when it aired, so you might have been a wee bit young to remember it.

Sven
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Sven

I was reading the Virginia Attorney General’s statement about how in 1980, he and his college buddies decided to dress up like rappers they listened to including some dark makeup. I call bullshit on that -- I can’t think of any white person listening to rap at that time -- it was universally hated and mocked.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hi, Sven I must admit that I listened to some rap back then. Mostly “professional interest”, as it got so big so fast. I largely didn’t “get it” (and still don’t) as I don’t find it to be very musical. But given my professional pursuits at the time, I did need a good working familiarity with it. Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rappers Delight” hit big in ’79. Not defending the VA AG but I don’t find his claim completely impossible, TBH. And I personally find blackface generally -- but not always -- objectionable. (Depends on context for me.) On a related… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

Entirely possible, but I still think unlikely. This is pre-MTV days -- pre-Internet days. Radio stations, even around college towns, were fairly specialized. You weren’t going to hear a rap “tune” on a rock station.

I can see him and his buddies dressing up as a hoot, but not innocently as his statement implies.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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For Mrs. Sven:

Sven
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Sven

OMG. There’s a whole site dedicated to these things!

Sven
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Sven

Coons. Much cuter than cats.

Fatwa Arbuckle
Editor

Hi, Mac!

Hope you and Elena are well.

I think that ad was the only time that particular jingle was used -- except for the “Snap, Crackle, Pop, Rice Krispies” part, which I think predates the ad and was incorporated into the one I posted.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and Mac!

Rice Krispies! Eat them quick, before you have a bowl of mush! Too late!
That was a good commercial, though. Maybe even better than the WaPo commercial during the Super Bowl.

Since I haven’t seen the VA AG’s picture in “dark makeup”, I can’t really evaluate what look he was going for, but it’s certainly problematic either way.

Fatwa Arbuckle
Editor

Apparently there’s a typhus problem at L.A. City Hall…so there’s talk of replacing all the carpeting:

https://ktla.com/2019/02/07/downtown-l-a-typhus-outbreak-may-prompt-city-hall-to-replace-all-carpets/

Uh, NO…don’t replace the carpeting; fumigate the shit out of that pest hole! Kill all the vermin, including the tax leeches who work there. Especially the ones who are responsible for the typhus problem in the first damn place.

Better yet, just chain the doors shut and burn it to the fucking ground.

Replace the carpeting…Jeebus.

“‘Typhus’ is simply the name we give to the things we choose to do together.”

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

How long after the new carpeting is installed (at taxpayer expense) until they have to do it all over again?

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Until they permanently deal with the bums and rats, I’d say a few months.

Who cares? There’s a bottomless bucket of money.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Until they permanently deal with the bums and rats,

I think they should focus on the ones inside the building first, then they can work on the ones outside.

Fatwa Arbuckle
Editor

I believe I touched on that in my 3:41 comment. 👿

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Why yes, yes you did. I was merely agreeing with you.

Fatwa Arbuckle
Editor

Ah…I’m quite dull-witted at present; finished my work day about 9:45 local time. (Been up since 05.00.)

Gotta make hay while teh sun doesn’t shine. 🙂

See y’all tomorrow!

Sven
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Sven

Angelenos know who to blame for this. Do you really think it’s a coincidence that both “typhus” and “Trump” start with a “T”?