“Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ― Stephen Crane
Alice Cooper's got talent!"I went to church incognito....."Incognito?! Cooper's Cole Porter compared to today's ignoramuses.
Cooper's father in real life is/was a man of the cloth if I recall correctly.
I was an early '70's glam rock fan, much like rcommal.
Alice is a big baseball fan. He has a restaurant in downtown Phoenix called Coopers'town. I had a burger that was pretty good. The ambiance is a mix of music and baseball.
He's got the hands of a blind piano playerHe's got a feel for the dark like a soothsayerHe takes a little bow and tips his fedoraShouts like hes gonna save Sodom and GomorrahWorkin for the circus ex-railroad bumCarnival barker for kingdom dot comeDusty ol Gibson, opposable thumbBangs out the rhythm on a fifty gallon drumSittin in a corner with his pet muskratTossin his cards into an old mans hatHe grins at the girls and they always grin backHe bets an old waltz he could get em in the sackHe makes his own music from the bell of a boneA waitress' falsie and a railroad phoneBobs on his knees to an old tarantellaSouth of the border he stole it from a fellaHis triple jointed juke fingers splay like a scarecrowHe kneels down and whistles to a fallen sparrowHis eyes light up when they wheel in a pianoHe reads a dirty joke out of an old Baptist hymnalHe wears a tuxedo made of sackcloth and ashesHas a tattoo of a girl who can bat her eyelashesDown on the river he was fishin' with a swordHe knocked off John the Baptist for a word from the LordHe takes his coffee with the blood of a turnipBlushes his cheeks with an Amsterdam tulipChoppin up a rooster for a Pulitzer prizeIf the gravy don't getcha, hell getcha with his eyes, don't wait
I suppose some of the fear behind #nevertrump is that Trump represents permission to put away the nice guy.Do we fear our own people more than we do external threats or anything else?
I unfollowed Trump.If I'm going to be complaining about his tweets, it's the least I can responsibly do.
I'm not saying I wont vote for him. I'm saying I'm not volunteering to keep the Trump train running on time... or something.
Yes Lem, we probably do fear our own more than external threats. It explains so much. For example how the same people who bash Christians relentlessly are blissfully unaware/unconcerned about radical Muslims. There's probably an aphorism somewhere capturing the notion.
I'm heading to Wisconsin next week, I'm bringing my trumpometer to make some measurements. I'm also bringing problems home to look for solutions. They are very pragmatic people.
Here is the latest example of that.linkThe craziness fuels Trumps rise.
The craziness behind that craziness fuels Hillary's rise. Hillary people are media people.
A plurality of Wisconsin Republican voters rejected Trump in favor of Ted Cruz. I want to find out what they are thinking now...whether they are ready to capitulate to Hillary. I'm not getting answers to those questions anywhere else.
"I'm not getting answers to those questions anywhere else."It's a good thing the vote still via secret ballot.
rc, I am pleased to know more about you. What part of the country were you raised? I chuckled about the Gregorian Chant. We had to learn a few in my religion class freshman year in high school. I felt like I was @ a funeral every class.
My fanstuff came later, when I got at least a little scrap of time to myself. ; )1972 was that year for me -- the year I started working, delivering newspapers seven days a week. Sure it was only part-time -- an hour and a half each morning before school -- but it gave me spending money. Enough to buy a stereo and records and $6.50 Alice Cooper tickets.
I do love those three syllable names.
The ones starting in "V".
Veronica!OK, I undercounted and meant four syllables. Sincerely sorry for your troubles!
You are right!
I honestly thought you were dog-whistling the whole "vagina" thing and trying to bait me thereof, and, for that reason, I launched the in-three-syllable riff.I haven't tried "baiting" you in a long, long time. Maybe since the old Trooper York days (I'm recalling something about the musical "Oliver!" which I'd gathered that you disliked). But worse than that, I've been guilty of ignoring you and I'm sorry for that. I often time just don't know what to say or how to react.
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