Re: What Did I Do Wrong?

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It doesn't look like the eighties have come and gone when it comes to the outfits in this video.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 09- 2-10 6:19 PM
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Did this come out via Wikileaks?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09- 2-10 6:22 PM
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Yikes. I couldn't make it through the end of the video, it was too much like being trapped in a bad dream.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 09- 2-10 7:09 PM
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oh, my... nice hat.


Posted by: uncle rameau | Link to this comment | 09- 2-10 8:13 PM
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Do you want it back?


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 09- 2-10 9:07 PM
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What did this frog do wrong?


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09- 2-10 9:07 PM
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The, uh, "DJ" with the Michael Keaton mullet has a really weird, overly crisp delivery. And how come they don't let the woman with the mic actually sing? It's clear the "DJ" mic is hot from the one guy's flub, pulling away too much.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 2-10 9:20 PM
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IOZ on Afghan pederasty

I guess I have a much darker view of this ancient practice, believing it is about socializing and institutionalizing dominance, competition, hierarchies, and internalizing patterns of domination at a very early age. The discourses of "Love" and "Beauty" (and the protection of innocence) are tools of acquisition and ownership. Social control. It wasn't entirely clear if the Afghan pederasty is ubiquitous across classes, but there are hints about Karzai.

Are Afghan women worse off? I suppose so, they are not even given the opportunity and training to prevail in a world of fuck or be fucked.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 09- 2-10 9:27 PM
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Are Afghan women worse off?

It's not a zero-sum game, Bob. They could all (boys and girls; men and women) be badly off.

IOZ wants to make a point about western hypocrisy, I suppose, but he should surely be more careful: his attitude of world-weary cynical ennui is ill-suited for such a delicate topic, and invites accusations of indifference and callousness.


Posted by: Mary Catherine | Link to this comment | 09- 2-10 10:11 PM
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Speaking of, uh, videos, this one is kinda funny and makes me wonder what the cut-off year for people who actually played Oregon Trail is. I was a 1982 baby, and I recall actually playing it a few times in fifth grade and that's about it.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 2-10 10:15 PM
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I have a dark view of pederasty and a deep regret that I never got to play Oregon Trail*.

*A corrected typo has me drafting a treatment for a legal drama set in Eugene called Oregon Trial.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 2-10 10:25 PM
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11*: The episode about Salem practically writes itself.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 09- 2-10 10:27 PM
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11: It's not too late, you know


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09- 2-10 10:37 PM
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I guess I have a much darker view of this ancient practice

Bob, you live in America, which is not yet Utopia. Also, they've been doing the whole buttfucking children and starving wives who don't put out thing for a really long time now so it stands to reason that it would be improper for you to look down on these practices.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 1:43 AM
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This is evidence for something historians will want to prove in a couple of centuries: "YouTube has to be dated as having started in the 80s".


Posted by: Earnest O'Nest | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 2:11 AM
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So I watched the clip and did some googling and realised that my dim memories of childhood had been presenting to me, unitarily, as 'that Hazel lady', what were in fact variously Hazel O'Connor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InQxghlWMWM) from the clip and Hi-NRG exponent Hazell Dean (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4bAt2wZXsU).

Thank you, Unfogged, for once more living up to your name!


Posted by: One of Many | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 3:30 AM
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Having watched the video, I now realize there has been a second punchline all along.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 6:18 AM
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13: You cannot step into the same river twice.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 6:28 AM
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17: Holy smokes are all of those vile.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 6:30 AM
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Not all of them, oudemia.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 7:02 AM
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I was thinking of wearing this one to my mom's birthday party.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 7:14 AM
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I asked my MA students yesterday if anyone knew Oregon Trail and the only people who did were the 55-year-old and the 42-year-old. The mid/late-20-somethings had no idea.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 7:39 AM
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Ask them if they'd watch a show called Oregon Trial and, if yes, if they'd like the DA to be an absurdly young blond woman with large breasts and an icy demeanor or an aburdly young darker-haired woman with large breasts and a merely cold demeanor.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 7:46 AM
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And, of course, this one should be mandatory for meet-ups.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 8:08 AM
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The?


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 8:15 AM
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There is but One True Cock, AWB.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 8:17 AM
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22: I have this one. I'm your don't know how those kids ever grew up without shooting tons of game, only to carry 47 pounds of meet back to the wagon.


Posted by: A Guest | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 8:17 AM
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24: I used to have (may still have packed away somewhere?) that said "su es pendejo" (-ish? I don't speak your crazy moon language spanish) with an arrow pointing to the side. And another one that was even dirtier. The things you find in downtown LA.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 8:25 AM
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The things you find in downtown LA.

Tell me about it.


Posted by: Tar-encrusted Saber Tooth Tiger | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 8:31 AM
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Love the subtlety and the understatement, STT.


Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 8:42 AM
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21: I was thinking of wearing this one to my mom's birthday party.

Drip some mayo on it the night before.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 8:47 AM
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22: Hmmm, was very big with my kids on our Mac II.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 8:50 AM
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I'm 28 verging on 29 and we played Oregon Trail all the time. My 21 year old sister, too. We had it at home, but there were also computers that had them in a number of our classrooms. I wonder if perhaps it's a bit regional - I make a number of Oregon Trail jokes and while plenty of my cultural references fall flat in class, these ones don't.


Posted by: Parenthetical | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 11:19 AM
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plenty of my cultural references fall flat in class

Just tell them up your nose with a rubber hose.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 11:21 AM
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I can't believe that no one has anything to say about a chimp mouth-raping a frog. You're all so jaded.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 11:47 AM
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LOVE THE SUBTLETY AND THE UNDERSTATEMENT, STT!!!!1!!

WANT TO HEAR A GREAT PUN?????


Posted by: OPINIONATED MEGAN'S NEMESIS | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 11:49 AM
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You're all so jaded.

Show me a frog mouth-raping a chimp, and then we'll have something.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 11:52 AM
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You're all so jaded.

Saw it somewhere before... I... no.


Posted by: A Guest | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 12:05 PM
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Maybe it is regional. My undergrads (in Virginia) all seem to have played Oregon Trail. I didn't, but when we were discussing the Donner party, the first thing they wanted to talk about was that they were shocked at how few people died of dysentery. So I had to ask, and got told all about the game; they all seem to have played it at school.


Posted by: Ali | Link to this comment | 09- 3-10 2:38 PM
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