Re: Charmed, I'm Sure

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Yeah, she made you sound awful. And goggle tan? That's pretty sad, dude.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 8:24 PM
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don't forget skeezy.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 8:35 PM
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Skeezy and reserved, with a goggle tan, Ogged would make pleasant company for any suitably repressed young outdoorswoman in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 8:38 PM
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I didn't know it was possible to be both skeezy and reserved.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 8:40 PM
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It's not, god damn it.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 8:42 PM
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It totally is. Ogged probably quietly whispered obscenities in her ear.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 8:43 PM
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She didn't say "reserved", she said "more reserved than I would have expected".

Which is true: Ogged is not very boisterous IRL, because of his small pecs.


Posted by: Michael | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 9:16 PM
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4: http://www.elysee.fr/elysee/root/bank/le_president/jcpregd.jpg


Posted by: Lunar Rockette | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 9:18 PM
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Whoa, I knew the song, "I Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" was by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition. But I always assumed it was some other Kenny Rogers, not THE Kenny Rogers.

Not so. It is the same Kenny. As this video makes clear, with the Gambler looking very, very, very young.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 9:40 PM
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G-Biker: that is an incredible video! Its like the "archival" footage of Spinal Tap doing "(Listen to the) Flower People"


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 9:51 PM
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Unrelated. If you are going to correct someone's translation of Greek, don't preface your remarks by saying "I don't know what the Greek is, but..."


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 9:52 PM
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8: Touche.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 10:07 PM
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"with the Gambler looking very, very, very young."

And very, very, very tripping. As is half the band, it would appear.


Posted by: A. Chandler Moisen | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 10:07 PM
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Maybe they just stared at the bed too long.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 10:15 PM
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God, I'm so glad I've never had the opportunity to go to a meetup. I'd feel obliged, but I write better than I talk, and I don't write well. I'm a misanthropist, but my misanthropy is fooled by texts: I like you people in general, and I wouldn't want spoil that by meeting you.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 10:45 PM
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I think skeezy is just being used as a synonym for Iranian here. To be fair, it is a *very* large medallion.


Posted by: baa | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 10:49 PM
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15: Funny you should say that. I've always wondered if meeting you would soothe my blind, unreasoning, pulsating hatred of everything you stand for.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 10:52 PM
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Is anyone ever available for a Tokyo meet-up?


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 10:55 PM
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Emerson might be, provided you hold it in Fargo.


Posted by: DaveL | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 10:57 PM
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I keep wanting to attend a meet-up, but my dislike of travel always overcomes that desire.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 10:58 PM
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15: Interesting. I know a guy who won't go to any meet-ups 'cause (he says) he would immediately lose respect for anyone who met him in meatspace and liked him.


Posted by: Biohazard | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 11:01 PM
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17: Funny how I've carefully avoided standing for anything here. The irony mist that pervades unfogged makes standing for things rather difficult. Yet Katherine manages anyway (Yet another reason why she is my hero).


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 11:03 PM
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I did say "unreasoning," didn't I?

Anyway, I'm just yanking your chain. Let's kill some cats.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 11:09 PM
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(23 goes out to Chandler, more in solidarity than it might at first seem.)


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 11:11 PM
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23: Yeah, I picked that up. I just wanted to get a shout out to Katherine, whose husband should be shaking in his basement-purchased eccos right now. Buy her some flowers right quick, bitch, because hell hath no sexy like a man aroused by patriotism.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 11:26 PM
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So this is the thread for lurkers n' losers who won't go to meetups?


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 11:39 PM
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More for people who live in places where there are unlikely to be meetups, I think.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 11:40 PM
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No, this is the thread for dissing Katherine's husband, who, if he was a real man, would show up and defend himself, instead of marrying Katherine and ruining it for everybody. Like the little bitch that he is.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 11:46 PM
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The goggle tan is pretty remarkable, actually. Ogged: sunblock.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-11-07 11:50 PM
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If he were a real man, foolish mortal.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 12:08 AM
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w-lfs-n is correct. Katherine's SO's manhood is most definitely subjunctive.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 12:15 AM
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Totally OT, but I think about Pynchon when I smoke. (normal tabaccy) Mason/Dixon's theme was the subjunctive: Gravity's Rainbow's was the preterite. Do the other books address the literal meanings of tenses or parts of speech? What kind of theme could be attached to Against the Day? What tense might it represent, if any? Mock me if necessary, but I want answers.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 12:32 AM
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Future perfect.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 12:35 AM
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I love that idea. I have a similar theory about Peter Greenaway's films each representing different historical periods.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 12:39 AM
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33: Either you have not read the text in question or you have an admirably sick sense of humor. I suspect both.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 12:52 AM
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DaveL and I had a lovely meet-up in Honolulu. He's a swell guy who bought me lunch.

I think if we can pull of a Honolulu meet-up G-biker can find someone from unfogged on his funny island.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 1:33 AM
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Berlin meetup?
Though if it only takes two for a meetup, I guess the Berlin meet-up happened last summer. w-lfs-n took me to a barbecue where there were a bunch of Italians who spoke neither English nor German.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 5:26 AM
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I've met CharleyCarp and one other Unfogged-ist [someone who doesn't seem to comment here any more]. In Oxford.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 6:01 AM
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I always assumed it was some other Kenny Rogers, not THE Kenny Rogers.

Funny. I always assumed the same thing. That video is amazing. It's hard to tell the Gambler from Glen Campbell in that video, but all those bearded and turtlenecked people look the same to me anyway.

And also from the from the Department-of-my-own-ignorance--this just in. Until watching last night's American Masters, I thought Les Paul was merely a great guitarist. I had no idea that he pretty much invented multi-tracking.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 6:48 AM
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Yeah, he was responsible for a few recording innovations. And had a nice guitar named after him. I have some mid-1940s recordings by him (pre multi-track) that are pretty impressive just as examples of high-octane swing style guitar heroics. Quite rock and roll sounding for the time.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 6:56 AM
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And had a nice guitar named after him.

That I knew. Though, there too, I suppose I imagined that the Gibson Les Paul guitar was merely named after him, instead of being a kind of guitar that he invented. Not actually being a guitarist, I just widely underestimated the breadth of Paul's talents.

If I'd ever paid any attention to The First Edition beyond "Condition," I'd have known it was the same Kenny Rogers. "Ruby, don't take your love to town" was a First Edition hit. (Dig those glasses!)


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 7:20 AM
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Les Paul is 92 years old and still plays every Monday night in NYC. I've been here almost a year and still haven't seen him play. I feel like a fool.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 7:25 AM
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Actually, he didn't, strictly speaking, invent the Les Paul guitar. He'd been experimenting with his own custom made solid body when Gibson offered to make him one. So they responded to a few of his suggestions and then designed one for him. There's some dispute about how much input Les Paul himself had into the design of the guitar. The consensus view seems to be 'not much'.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_Les_Paul#Origins

[I own an early 1970s Japanese copy of the Les Paul, so have the usual guitar players nerdy fascination with this stuff]


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 7:27 AM
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Lots about Les Paul at the link.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 7:28 AM
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This was probably on American Masters, but the thing that I was shocked to learn about Les Paul is that at 92, he still plays regular gigs.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 7:32 AM
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Wow, pwned.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 7:33 AM
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W/D, if you've seen him play, you've pwned us all.


Posted by: mike d | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 7:40 AM
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all those bearded and turtlenecked people look the same to me anyway.

Racist.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 7:45 AM
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all those bearded and turtlenecked people look the same to me anyway

All of them?


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 7:48 AM
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[not turtleneckist]

Thanks for the link, ttaM. The impression I took away from AM was that the Gibson Les Paul was more strictly a reproduction of "The Log."


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 7:55 AM
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It was likewise awesome meeting catherine and we did, in fact, recognize her from pictures on the Intarweb. Though she was sober when we saw her, so it took us a minute.

She did get one thing wrong, though -- we all need to NOT buy Yglesias' book. He's been entirely too successful at entirely too young an age, and he needs a taste of bitter, bitter failure so he won't be completely unbearable when he hits 30.

15: Best start working on your excuses now, for Heebie will be in town on the 22nd and AFAIK still actually wants to meet up.
Which raises the question -- how will we recognize her? I think she'll have to have to walk into the bar backwards or something.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 12:35 PM
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Though if it only takes two for a meetup, I guess the Berlin meet-up happened last summer. w-lfs-n took me to a barbecue where there were a bunch of Italians who spoke neither English nor German.

To be fair to me, I didn't realize that was going to be the case either. Although, also, we were supposed to speak in german, and I was supposed to buy you a beer, and I pretty much abandoned the former pursuit after ten minutes and "forgot" about the latter condition. Oh well.


Posted by: /fu | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 1:27 PM
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"/fu"?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 1:28 PM
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w-lfs-n has trouble closing his <fu> tags.


Posted by: My Alter Ego | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 1:37 PM
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Best start working on your excuses now, for Heebie will be in town on the 22nd and AFAIK still actually wants to meet up.
Which raises the question -- how will we recognize her? I think she'll have to have to walk into the bar backwards or something.

I will be in town! I do want to meet up! I keep hoping you all aren't burnt out on meet-ups!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 1:48 PM
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I totally forgot about the beer!


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 2:03 PM
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I'll have to find an excuse to buy you a beer some other time, then.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 2:05 PM
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With interest, that'll be two beers!

(But speaking of beers not quite a year later, I got back to my Berlin apartment and found the four beers I had left here last August untouched by my subletter.)


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 07-12-07 3:30 PM
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