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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Favorable Lab Results Sunday greetin’s, GN!

Sven --

Hope yesterday was uneventful in your neck of the woods. Read that PG&E is planning to pull teh plug on 1.5M customers in the Bay Area today due to “fire danger”.

Criminy.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

Thanks -- odd weather -- light rain this morning. The winds are supposed to kick in tonight.

Weird. Been trying to stock up on staples in anticipation of the “peaceful protests” and supply chain disruption that will begin next week, while at the same time not buying fresh foods in anticipation of the power going out tomorrow, and then wondering why am I buying this other stuff if the fires come through this way and we have to evacuate?

It’s a conundrum.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
11 months ago
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You could always buy MREs and store them in your vehicles -- although I don’t know anyone who would want to live on those for a few weeks.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

Chemicals is chemicals, Paddy.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
11 months ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Well, in that case you can just buy those 3,000 cal. sawdust bricks they sell as emergency rations.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Fucking Slate.com: “Beethoven Has a First Name: It’s time to ‘fullname’ all composers in classical music.”

https://slate.com/culture/2020/10/fullname-famous-composers-racism-sexism.html

An excerpt from their prattle:

Tied up in the respect and ubiquity afforded to these men is the mononym, or a single word sufficing for a person’s whole name. These canonized demigods became so ensconced in elite musical society’s collective consciousness that only one word was needed to evoke their awesome specter. Mouthfuls of full names became truncated to terse sets of universally recognized syllables: Mozart. Beethoven. Bach.

Also read an article decrying that the study of music theory places too much emphasis on 18th Century European composers. Well…unless one is studying Indian classical music, Balinese gamelan music, etc., that’s where much of the foundation comes from.

(Curiously omitted from said breast-beating was any acknowledgement of jazz music theory, which was disproportionally advanced by black musicians / composers, who were themselves influenced by Ravel, Debussy and Stravinsky, among other evil honky composers.)

What a stupid age we live in.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
11 months ago

“It’s time to ‘fullname’…”

Now do Cher, and Cardi B., and Madonna, and Beyonce and Drake, and Prince, and Ludacris, and Leadbelly, and…

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

Couldn’t agree more about the age we live in.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
11 months ago

A blessed Sabbath, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Mac!

Mrs. Paddy and I went wine tasting with some friends and had dinner afterwards. It was good to spend time with people other than family. The wineries were more packed than I’ve seen since the March COVID closures and the restaurant was packed. You can tell people have gotten tired of this lockdown nonsense.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

And good morning, Fatwa, Paddy, and Mac!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

Watching the tail end of a Trump rally -- watching him “dancing” to YMCA just makes me smile.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
11 months ago

Amy Coney Barrett moves forward -- final vote to confirm tomorrow. That’s some good news for a Sunday.

Mitch McConnell has gotten a lot of crap over the years, much of it deserved, but you can’t fault him for the way he’s handled all manner of judges and justices under Trump. And kudos to the Republicans for maybe learning a lesson from what happened to Kavanaugh.