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Sunday, April 17th open thread: ‘Gone Daddy Gone’

April 17, 2016

open-thread  Here is the open thread for Sunday, April 17th. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.

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   There is only one band I know of which has ever managed to rock a xylophone solo and that band would be the Violent Femmes so I have decided to share it with you, here is “Gone Daddy Gone” performed live last year. This is an interesting version because the Violent Femmes are a three-piece band and I counted seven musicians on stage.

frui diem

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  1. April 17, 2016 7:12 am

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    • April 17, 2016 7:04 pm

      Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

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    • lou222 permalink
      April 18, 2016 9:10 am

      The sound AND the visual were unusual, SDL, as Steve said it was interesting!!!

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      • April 19, 2016 4:02 am

        I try every week to bring something out of the lot, there are creativity out of the mainstream…sometimes great sometimes less.
        The Important is that, it is outhere.

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      • April 19, 2016 5:23 am

        I have heard Bjork but not this song, thanks for sharing.

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  2. April 17, 2016 9:07 am

    If the presidential candidates had beards




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    • April 17, 2016 7:05 pm

      Trump looks a little like Robert E Lee and Rubio looks like US Grant!

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  3. April 17, 2016 9:16 am

    … “Listen up, assholes, ’cause I’m only saying this once: I’ve worked way too goddamn hard to let you morons blow this thing for me,” said Clinton, repeatedly jabbing her index finger toward the viewers at home while adding that if they thought she was going to simply sit back and watch them dick her over like they did in 2008, they were out of their fucking minds.

    Seriously, don’t you dare even think about it. If you shitheads can just get in line, we can breeze through this whole campaign in 19 months and be done with it. Or, if you really want, we can do this the hard way. Because make no mistake, I’m not fucking around. Got it?”…

    Source The Onion
    From a supposed video announcing her candidacy.

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    • April 17, 2016 7:07 pm

      It may be parody but I think that is pretty much how she feels!

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      • April 17, 2016 8:05 pm

        Maybe that is a good metaphor – states rights vs a federal government and we all know how that played out.

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      • April 18, 2016 7:08 pm

        Yes we do…

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  4. April 17, 2016 10:03 am


    If presidential candidates had beards.

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  5. April 17, 2016 10:04 am

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  6. April 17, 2016 10:08 am

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  7. lou222 permalink
    April 18, 2016 9:16 am

    OT, but then again it IS Sunday open thread, so guess it is not OT…..did our first “day trip” of the year, got the van out, loaded up our 2 elderly couples friends and headed to The Beef House in Indiana for a dinner/play. They had a buffet of their famous beef, chicken and pork and alot of fixings. The 2 main characters in the play we were about to see were seasoned performers/teachers along with students. The students also were the waiters. The play was The Boys of Autumn, it was really good…was set in Hannibal, Mo. and it was Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn in their older years when they finally meet again. Our one neighbor has Alzheimers, but having bee born and raised in Hannibal, she really enjoyed the moment. We had smooth sailing, sunny warm temps and a good yackfest on the way there and back….now on to planning the next trip. We try to do it where we leave early and get home in the evening. Now, on to reading what happened in the world while I was busy doing other stuff!

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    • April 18, 2016 7:10 pm

      Yeah, nothing is off topic here Lou! Sounds like you guys had a great time, it is always good to get away from reality every once in awhile.

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      • lou222 permalink
        April 18, 2016 7:30 pm

        Yep, it is….but at what point are we not going to be able to do that? As for off topic, not sure if anyone wants to hear about our jaunts, but it seems important to say it at the time.

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      • April 18, 2016 8:03 pm

        If somebody doesn’t want to read about your jaunts they do not have to but that is what the open thread is supposed to be about. We can share political issues we missed during the week as well as what is happening in real life, or even share music with each other, that is what I love about this thread.

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      • lou222 permalink
        April 18, 2016 8:30 pm

        Same here, puts people into a “real person” category and not just someone typing on the other end….at least until we all become NUMBERS.

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  8. April 19, 2016 3:03 am

    For Those With Eyes To See

    The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series[2] first broadcast in the United Kingdom from 29 September 1967 to 1 February 1968.[3] Starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan, it combined spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory, and psychological drama.[2]

    The series follows a British former secret agent who is abducted and held prisoner in a mysterious coastal village resort, where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. Although sold as a thriller in the mould of the previous series starring McGoohan, Danger Man (1960–68; retitled as Secret Agent in the US), the show’s combination of 1960s countercultural themes and surrealistic setting had a far-reaching effect on science fiction/fantasy programming, and on popular culture in general.[4]

    The series follows an unnamed British agent (played by Patrick McGoohan) who, after abruptly and angrily resigning his job, apparently prepares to make a hurried departure from the country. While packing his luggage, he is rendered unconscious by knockout gas in his flat. When he awakes, he finds himself held captive in a mysterious seaside “village” that is isolated from the mainland by mountains and sea. The Village is further secured by numerous monitoring systems and security forces, including a sinister balloon-like device called Rover that recaptures – or kills – those who attempt escape. The agent encounters the Village’s population: hundreds of people from all walks of life and cultures, all seeming to be tranquilly living out their lives. They do not use names but instead are assigned numbers, which give no clue as to any person’s status (prisoner or warder). Potential escapees therefore have no idea whom they can and cannot trust. The protagonist is assigned Number Six, but he repeatedly refuses the pretense of his new identity.[citation needed]

    Number Six is monitored heavily by Number Two, the Village administrator acting as an agent for an unseen “Number One”. A variety of techniques are used by Number Two to try to extract information from Number Six, including hallucinogenic drug experiences, identity theft, mind control, dream manipulation, and various forms of social indoctrination. All of these are employed not only to find out why Number Six resigned as an agent, but also to extract other purportedly dangerous information he gained as a spy. The position of Number Two is filled in on a rotating basis: in some cases, this is part of a larger plan to confuse Number Six; at other times, it seems to be a result of failure in interrogating Number Six.[citation needed]

    Number Six, distrustful of anyone involved with the Village, refuses to co-operate or provide answers. Alone, he struggles with various goals: determining for which side of the iron curtain the Village works if, indeed, it works for any at all, remaining defiant to its imposed authority, concocting his own plans for escape, learning all he can about the Village, and subverting its operation. His schemes lead to the dismissals of the incumbent Number Two on two occasions, although he never escapes. By the end of the series, the administration, becoming desperate for Number Six’s knowledge and fearful of his growing influence in the Village, takes drastic measures that threaten the lives of Number Six, Number Two, and the rest of the Village.[citation needed]

    A major theme of the series is individualism, as represented by Number Six, versus collectivism, as represented by Number Two and the others in the Village. McGoohan stated that the series aimed to demonstrate a balance between the two points (Wiki)


    Full Serie On That Same You Tube Channel

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