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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    I was going to reply to Blooie's "get a life" comment, but I see that the good guys have my back. Thanks, guys.
    I thought it sounded like you have a full & rewarding life - but maybe it's all made up & you're Sacre Bleu's sock puppet? {wink, grin}
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    ^ hahahahahahahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Noyes View Post
    "coo coo ca choo Mrs Robinson"

    An early warning sign of the West's demise?

    When a society has the spare cash and is willing to place such value in the singing of lyrics such as these it is likely a sign of a decadent society that has lost it's sense of purpose and productivity.

    Sure such a degenerate society may sputter on for a few more generations coasting as it were, living off the diligence and hard work of previous generations, but such a self centered and silly culture is likely to fall under the conquering heel of more industrious and serious humans.
    Oh, come on Daniel, please try to have some grip on reality.

    These are lyrics from a song randomly chosen from a Victorian-era songbook;

    "O'er arms as fair as the lilies
    No sleeve my love drew on:
    She found a bower of the wildrose flower,
    And for her breast culled one:
    And I laugh and know her breasts will grow
    Or ever a year be gone."


    And from another site, again picking the song randomly;

    "'How'd you like to spoon with me?
    How'd you like to spoon with me?
    Sit beneath an oak tree large and shady
    Calling me your tootsy wootsy baby
    How'd you like to hug and squeeze?
    Dangle me upon your knees
    How'd you like to be my lovey-dovey?
    How'd you like to spoon with me?'



    It's apparent that the Victorians certainly placed value on silly lyrics. According to you, that meant that people like Brunel and Stephenson and their ilk had no sense of purpose or productivity - yet they most certainly did. Therefore your inference that the depth and complexity of lyrics is linked to a sense of purpose and productivity in society is obviously wrong..
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    Sky Blue = Kip
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    Daniel Noyes = Grandma

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    My favorite performance by Simon/Garfunkel: The Only Living Boy in New York.

    My favorite Paul Simon song: American Tune.

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    McMike,

    Hilarious !
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    If Dan's correct, and a society that values silly lyrics is degenerate, then what do we make of the societies that create these gems?

    "When I was a little lad or so my mammy told me....That if I didn't kiss the girls, me lips would all grow moldy....
    King Louis was the king of France before the revolution.....And then he got his head cut off, it spoiled his constitution"

    That's a traditional sea shanty - according to you, Dan, those square-rigger sailors must have formed a degenerate society because of their silly and simplistic lyrics.

    What about "Bless 'em all", which was really titled "F**k 'em all" and was sung by so many of the brave servicepeople who fought in WW2? Do you claim, Dan, that the men who fought the Battle of Britain, in Normandy and Okinawa were members of a degenerate society because they placed a high value on its simple lyrics?

    Here's some lyrics from a song created by modern North American fishermen;

    "
    She's gone, boys, she's gone, she's gone,She's gone boys, she's gone."

    According to you, Dan, those modern American working fishermen must be lazy degenerates for placing a value on such simple and silly lyrics. Do you agree?




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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    McMike,

    Hilarious !
    Eerily similar; right?
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    Well of course Noisy is silly....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    I was going to reply to Blooie's "get a life" comment, but I see that the good guys have my back. Thanks, guys.
    It amazes me that people can bring themselves to use these kinds of worn out, meaningless internet cliches. Either it's a pretty desperate sort of barrel bottom scraping or a sign of terminal imagination deficit.
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    .. or a sign of terminal imagination deficit.
    wondering.. does that include delusions of virtue signaling?

    Inquiring minds and all..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durnik View Post
    wondering.. does that include delusions of virtue signaling?

    Inquiring minds and all..
    Yes, indeed. A fashionable notion, pounced upon and worn threadbare by some who find it suits their purpose and saves them from the arduous work of thought or the perilous confrontation with the complexities of reality. Very much like "get a life" - old and empty.
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    ^ (-;

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    Quote Originally Posted by downthecreek View Post
    Yes, indeed. A fashionable notion, pounced upon and worn threadbare by some who find it suits their purpose and saves them from the arduous work of thought or the perilous confrontation with the complexities of reality. Very much like "get a life" - old and empty.
    Clunky drivel. A pain to read. If you're going to do this sort of thing, please do it well.

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    Actually I think DTC does it very well indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Clunky drivel. A pain to read. If you're going to do this sort of thing, please do it well.
    Yes, indeed. A fashionable notion, pounced upon and worn threadbare by some who find it suits their purpose and saves them from the arduous work of thought or the perilous confrontation with the complexities of reality. Very much like "get a life" - old and empty.
    Hmmm.. One is grammatically correct and quite nicely written - showing a real command of the English language. The other has no meter to it. "Clunky" in fact.

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    ^ I thought bluie was being self referential? [insert confused emoticon here]..

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    it's worn out
    It will continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Clunky drivel. A pain to read. If you're going to do this sort of thing, please do it well.

    Oh dear. You seem to be getting more and more desperate. May I suggest that you give it a rest for a while to recover your composure and get a life? I'm not sure what that means, but I presume you do, since you have suggested it so readily to mmd. Go on - give it a try!
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