Re: Friday Heads In Sandery


Oakland may make the black-crowned night heron its city bird next week. From one of the local high students advancing it: "The Black-crowned Night Heron is a cool and funky bird, just like Oakland, so it should be our city's official bird."

Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 7:12 AM
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I hope Heebie frivolously buys her golden shampoo from non-UAE suppliers.

Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 7:17 AM
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Hope? No. I trust she does.

Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 7:17 AM
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Tell me more? I have no idea.

Posted by: heebie | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 7:20 AM
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Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 7:22 AM
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Oh and for choreography

Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 7:23 AM
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Have you tried the shampoo yet? Where I can find your video review?

Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 7:48 AM
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BTW, does this mean you have decided to leverage your position of power at Unfogged to become an Influencer?

Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 7:51 AM
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related to point 2 in the OP:

I just got back from our school's commencement ceremony. It started off fine. The commencement speaker kept it short and the only mark against him is that he liked using the word "disruption". The class president also kept her speech brief (and was genuinely witty, which is vanishingly rare at these events).

Things started to go off the rails when we got to the awards. This is a professional school, so there are a bunch of awards from various state agencies, professional societies, a couple off big companies & etc., in addition to the usual academic stuff. Traditionally, the presenter would say something like "The X award acknowedges the graduate who did awesome thing Y, and this year's recipient is Z".

This year every single presenter made a little mini commencement address. WTF? Who told them that was OK?

Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 9:16 AM
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I did not foresee this, but one odd effect of having a kid has been that the original Mary Poppins movie has taken over our life. We listen to the soundtrack in the car; re-watch the movie; discuss it endlessly. A bedtime treat, if we are not running late, is for us to "everyone put on your pretty dresses and dance" to a song from Mary Poppins. Usually it is Step in Time, which is 8 freaking minutes long. Our choreography is getting fairly elaborate, with marches and props and stunts on the furniture. We will be able to draw on lw's #6, so thanks for that.

Posted by: Megan | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 9:18 AM
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At least it's not the new one.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 9:47 AM
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My wife loves and swears by the solid shampoo bars at Lush. Her favorite is Shine, but they're all pretty good. As solid bars, packing them in a tin when traveling is very convenient.

She's also a huge fan of Lush's Veganese conditioner. It's pricey, but does tame (and nourish) her hair.

Posted by: Mooseking | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 9:55 AM
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All I remember is the flower-sellers' song, which turns out apparently to be from some other movie.

Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 10:03 AM
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In line with 6, I take it people have seen the Linda Carter / Kiss video?

Anyway, there is a guy called Bill McClintock who is a mashup genius. They are genuinely pretty amazing, his thing tends to be classic soul and disco mixed with metal. There are so many I could spam this place for days. Personal favourites:

The Jackson 5 and Van Halen:

Black Label Society and the Temptations:

Ozzie Osbourne, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (looking awesome):

Dio with Gloria Gaynor:

Dio with the Alan Parsons Project:

^ that one is clearly the original and best version of both tunes.

They clearly come from a place of deep love, although he also dearly loves to mock Slayer by mixing them with the Bangles or Wham and have them headbang along.

Walk Like an Angel of Death:

Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 10:06 AM
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Last one:

Tropicana Death Ensemble:

Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 10:09 AM
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14.. Those are great. No I personally had not seen that video.
Before mashup technology there were only covers
and I guess reinterpretations

Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 10:45 AM
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v much love loren, saw una giornata particolare at ital film fest 1-2 yrs ago at castro was amazing, think she and mastroianni could only play these roles as dangeroisly & superbly as they did bc had such deep trust in each other as performers, see this movie if ever you can.

which reminds me of magnani, and this perfect so i dont care if it is true story from piero tosi:

"We're in Rome in 1950. The city is oppressively hot. A young thirty-ish man is going up the Via Tritone which leads from the Via del Corso to the Piazza Barberini. He's following a woman, which isn't his usual way. He has noticed her somewhat worn jersey dress, not too fashionable, modest. It's exactly what Luchino Visconti, who was preparing to shoot "Bellissima," needs for Maddalena, played by Anna Magnani, the uncontested star of neo-realism. Going against his habit, the young man approaches her somewhat awkwardly: "I'd like to buy your dress, it's for a film." The woman stops, smiles: "Who's in the film?" "Anna Magnani." "It's a deal." "At that time," Piero Tosi says, "people got undressed in the street for la Magnani."'

i too would undress in the street for magnani any sane woman would.

from land of frvolity finally bought medium-absurdly expensive make up brushes in sephora annual sale and it grieves me to report that they are indeed vastly incontestably better, the bastards. better last many many years.

have been getting hair washed by profs bc of broken wrist cannot wait to do it by self again, looooooong for bike & pool, basically going mad. hair tidier than usual and getting sick of it.

at kid's tap performance last weekend, poss last of teen tap career (altho he seems to be segueing into asst teacher position?) was v satisfied to see younger ranks filling in nicely with kids first saw as 7-8 yr olds in diff roles, last year ranks were worryingly thin. also blond blu eyed freckled friend of kid was fantastically over the top committed & excellent in hip hop number (yrs of rhythmic gymnastics at russ cultural center paying off in freakishly flex spine and alarming rhythmic accuracy at off beats) i predict she will one day freak the hell out of colleagues at annual neurosurgery staff party.

Posted by: dairy queen | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 10:49 AM
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I had to much work to finish so I won't be able to pre-game the school play. Or have dinner first.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-17-19 1:43 PM
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Frivolous: I'm going to a wedding in DC today, but I didn't really want to stay in DC tonight. And, conveniently, my former band is playing the wedding, so I'm catching a ride to and from the wedding with the band. They'll probably make me carry their gear.

Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 05-18-19 5:25 AM
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It turns out that everyone knows my son's name and that he's mine. I know all these people by sight, but I don't know any of the kids names or which kids go with which family. So people are saying nice things about my son and leaving me to respond with "And your son(s) and/or daughter(s) did great."

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-18-19 9:58 AM
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It's not sounding very sincere.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-18-19 9:59 AM
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Remembering the number and names of one's own offspring is the most that can reasonably be expected of a parent.

Posted by: Mossy Character | Link to this comment | 05-18-19 10:04 AM
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I support using "they" as a gender neutral pronoun for singular or plural.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-18-19 10:07 AM
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"your kid did great too!" or "your descendant did great too!" or "your reproductive excess did great too!" all work.

Posted by: heebie | Link to this comment | 05-18-19 12:55 PM
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If you say "kiddo" they should assume an appropriate level of familiarity.

Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 05-18-19 1:17 PM
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your reproductive excess

That seems to involve some assumptions that the parent may not agree with. The other problem is some of the people there didn't have kids in the show.

Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-18-19 1:44 PM
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