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    Quote Originally Posted by moTthediesel View Post
    My favorite thing in the movie is the boat-tail Alfa, does that make me a shallow person?
    Not at all. Just means you’ve got your priorities well sorted.
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    ^Those boat-tailed Alfa's were the tits, man! Never liked the next iteration nearly as much. But I digress.

    I've not seen the film in so long I don't remember it well enough to comment, but on the topic of great American song writers: I ran across this Iris Dement this morning. She never made "The Show" quite like Simon did, but a handful of her songs are make me cry beautiful. This one is a sorta "the dog died, my truck's been impounded, my lady left" country lament from a much fuller, and woman's, perspective. Just a great song.

    https://youtu.be/6rme_tFIeKM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Its like my third favourite Simon & Garfunkel song.
    How like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ishmael View Post
    on the topic of great American song writers: I ran across this Iris Dement this morning. She never made "The Show" quite like Simon did, but a handful of her songs are make me cry beautiful. This one is a sorta "the dog died, my truck's been impounded, my lady left, I really miss my dawg" country lament from a much fuller, and woman's, perspective. Just a great song.

    https://youtu.be/6rme_tFIeKM
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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Oy. The lack of people willing to fall for my troll can surely bore at times.

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    What about this thread is a troll in any way? What about it intended to irritate people or make them unhappy?

    So many of the rudeboyz around here come to the Forum with so much anger and venom they can't even leave alone an ordinary thread about an iconic American film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    What about this thread is a troll in any way?
    we all knew squishmael was gonna get here eventually
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Just for blooie...

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    The crayon on the wall he slashes
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    A single worded poem comprised
    Of four letters

    ​What was the word?
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    Here is pretty much the entire reason music videos are dumb, but it’s got clips of the flick, and these smiling goobers do a passable job with the song.

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    "What about this thread is a troll in any way? "

    It's not the thread, Blooie; it is the originator of the thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    "What about this thread is a troll in any way? "

    It's not the thread, Blooie; it is the originator of the thread...
    Then just leave it alone if you have nothing to add to the discussion that some people want to have. Why be a jerk?

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    Hell, no; I won't leave it alone. Twits like you need to be called out every day, in every post, until you stop being a twit.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    ...until you stop being a twit.
    Michael, you are The Supreme Optimist.
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    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

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    I try, John; I try...
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Woodward View Post
    You are the discussion that you wish to have. You are just not the discussion that we wish to have.
    Because I am, I can't help it. I was born a poor black child. *





    *emoji of BAGrin added because some don't do humor, especially bad humor, very well.
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    Cougars are hot. Just ask someone who loves with one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Then just leave it alone if you have nothing to add to the discussion that some people want to have. Why be a jerk?

    For me ..... I can't leave it alone .... it's in my blood!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Twits like you need to be called out every day, in every post, until you stop being a twit.
    Do us all a real big favor and get a life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Hell, no; I won't leave it alone. Twits like you need to be called out every day, in every post, until you stop being a twit.
    SB will certainly keep you busy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    For me ..... I can't leave it alone .... it's in my blood!

    Hi Skip. This could have been cool thread about a great, iconic film. Too bad. How's your day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    Cougars are hot. Just ask someone who loves with one.

    Another, almost perfect song and one of the all-time vocals. So good it'll soften the eye a bit. Thanks for posting it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post

    ...until you stop being a twit.
    Michael, you are The Supreme Optimist.
    Got a guffaw outta me!

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    Got even better from blooie.

    LMAO
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    Quote Originally Posted by John of Phoenix View Post
    Got even better from blooie.

    LMAO
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    I was going to reply to Blooie's "get a life" comment, but I see that the good guys have my back. Thanks, guys.
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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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    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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