Re: Does not compute

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Yeah, Bend it Like Beckham did this much better.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 11:25 AM
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Given the choice of hot exotic lesbians or heebie's Grandma as discussion topics, people are opting for the latter. Truly we live in a fallen world.

Perhaps I could liven up this thread by noting my dismay at the NYT's use of "viola da gambas" as the plural of "viola da gamba".


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 12:07 PM
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Have a couple of gins and tonics, and you'll calm right down.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 12:14 PM
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Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 12:25 PM
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Have a couple of gins and tonics

I don't know, LB. Gin just isn't the same experience as whine.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 12:32 PM
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Not all of us own multiple violae das gambos, JMCQ.


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 12:33 PM
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I've come to the conclusion that straight male fascination with lesbians is, ironically, driven by homophobia.


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 12:37 PM
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No, you're driven by homophobia.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 12:44 PM
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7: No, its because lesbian love is pure and natural, like herbal tea! And they communicate so well! And aren't afraid of commitment! And have four boobs between them!


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:08 PM
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Greek women, perhaps, but not English ladies!


Posted by: Queen Victoria | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:12 PM
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9: The 4 boobs thing doesn't really do it for me. When I imagine a girl with a surplus pair of boobs, or when I imagine a busty girl making out with a guy who has manboobs, I find it hard to get really excited.


Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:15 PM
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4: Hilarious. ND is America's pheasant capital.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:25 PM
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Lesbians are the lowest risk for HIV, so you really want to score one.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:26 PM
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Oddly, my mother's best friend is a viol de gamba smuggler.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:27 PM
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Bend it like Beckham did not contain any lesbians or girls-making-out. The two girls that people thought were lesbians, but weren't, were in love with the same guy, remember?


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:29 PM
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Since players of the viola da gamba sometimes call it simply "the gamba", it's natural that "gambas" is a plural. Maybe "viola da gambas" was an editor's failed attempt to make simply "gambas" more formally correct.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:31 PM
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14: One doesn't come across such people very often.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:31 PM
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15: maybe in your recollection.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:32 PM
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18 to 17.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:35 PM
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12, 13, 15, 16, 17: Or so the mullahs would have you believe.


Posted by: Cryptec Nid | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:37 PM
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15: The two girls that people thought were lesbians, but weren't

Maybe in *your* version.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:37 PM
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18,21: Fuck.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:38 PM
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22: presumably they would at some point, if you were right.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:43 PM
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If you're looking for one, Jesus, I'm sure I could hook you up.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 1:56 PM
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Maybe "viola da gambas" was an editor's failed attempt to make simply "gambas" more formally correct.

Or maybe it really was an alto fiddle owned by Hispanic prawns.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:00 PM
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Finally, a new euphemism. "Violas de gamba" is much less judgmental than "old maids".


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:05 PM
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Free trade or no, violi de gambi remain behind a the protectionist wall. people underestimate the power of the luthiers' guild.

At least it keep's JM's mom's friend employed/


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:13 PM
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She was doing international viol smuggling. The Iron Curtain was involved. Totally ridiculous, of course, but then she hates paying for anything and is working in a completely marginal industry.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:21 PM
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is working in a completely marginal industry.

To wit, viol smuggling.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:23 PM
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The smuggling was incidental to the underground viol dealing.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:32 PM
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The story of the "blood violi" remains untold. When listening to "early music" with "authentic instruments", do you ask how many people died to give you your unique experience?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:35 PM
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Tell me all about it, John.


Posted by: Jackmormon | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:36 PM
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I didn't mean to open old wounds, JM.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:37 PM
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31. Five dead and sixteen injured, since you ask. And you?


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:38 PM
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I always ask whether violi are being used before I decide to go to a concert.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:52 PM
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You know what's pretty weird? Nobody's done an album of string quartet Nugent covers called "Viola-Ted".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:54 PM
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It would just be too brutal, Sifu. Even for the Nugent audience. Nugent stays away from the violi.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:55 PM
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You could call the group "The Bow Hunters".


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:57 PM
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They could perform all bare-chested and sweaty, even the chicks, with bandoliers. Dynamite.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 2:58 PM
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Nobody's done an album of string quartet Nugent covers called "Viola-Ted"

I'm surprised that these people haven't gotten around to doing a Nuge cover album. Not that that would be a good thing; I have the Black Sabbath one, and it's not very good (compared to the early music Black Sabbath tribute, it blows).


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 3:34 PM
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Maybe the Finnish contrabass ensemble can do Nugent. He's sort of a Yooper, and many Yoopers are Finns.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 3:38 PM
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40: yeah a lot of string quartet tributes are ass. I really like the Balanescu Quartet's Kraftwerk covers, though.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 3:39 PM
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9: It's really annoying when other people tell me how wholesome and herb-tea lesbian relationships are.


Posted by: Jesurgislac | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 3:48 PM
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43: the 4 boobs thing's totally true, though.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 3:50 PM
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the choice of hot exotic lesbians or heebie's Grandma

False dichotomy. Or at least not necessarily true.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 3:57 PM
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43: I was just trying to counter one dumb stereotype with another.


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 4:38 PM
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Posted by: | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 4:46 PM
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43, 46 reminds me of my only endogenous stereotype: "Lesbians are cranky". Hasn't really caught on.


Posted by: foolishmortal | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 4:56 PM
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48: Well, 43 helps. Will Jesu be our new bitchphd?


Posted by: pdf23ds | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 6:05 PM
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Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 6:10 PM
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Rob is a lifetime student of lesbians. I'm inclined to trust his judgment.


Posted by: Walt Someguy | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 6:19 PM
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Will Jesu be our new bitchphd?

Each is the joy of man's desiring.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 6:32 PM
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Shorter tonight's Andy Rooney: the War on Christmas is now a War on Thanksgiving.

You know, I don't even want to know.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 11-23-08 7:12 PM
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The story of the "blood violi" remains untold. When listening to "early music" with "authentic instruments", do you ask how many people died to give you your unique experience?

Ah, someone else has been reading Philip Gourevitch's new book, Murder Most Viol.


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 6:33 AM
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Shorter tonight's Andy Rooney: the War on Christmas is now a War on Thanksgiving.

I would fully support a war on Thanksgiving if fundamentalist Thanksgivingists too fucking lazy to celebrate their own fucking holiday continue to insist on making stores say "Happy Thanksgiving" for them.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 11-24-08 9:08 AM
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This seems a good thread to ask if this site is known to the Unfoggedtariat.


Posted by: K-W | Link to this comment | 11-26-08 10:05 AM
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I thought I mentioned that the above may be NSFW, but obviously not.


Posted by: K-W | Link to this comment | 11-26-08 12:36 PM
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