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A Thanksgiving Prayer Fold-Out Extravaganza

2020.11.26 19:50 spatial_interests A Thanksgiving Prayer Fold-Out Extravaganza

I'll chuck this thing on the pyre. I thought the line about assassins was particularly interesting, since assassins are not mentioned in the original Thanksgiving Day Prayer by William Burroughs. "Fold-out" is the name I gave to these weird A.I. (in this case Google Translate)-assisted cut-ups. The term fold-out was originally produced randomly by the Google Translate A.I. about a year ago in the line, "Post-it-out-of-order Post-it-out-of-the-fold-out-of-the-box-to-call-to-you-can-be-used-to-call-to-call-to-call system." And with no further ado...
For John Dellinger and hope he is still alive
Thanksgiving, November 28, 1986
Thanks for the wild strawberry and berry fruit
Expected to be a good bet from travelers
Thanks for continuing to be damned and drunk
Thank you for providing a modem for India
Challenges and risks
Thanks to the many racers in the whipping and snare pit
Drop the body into the hole
Thank you for the gift in volts and collets
Thank you for the American Dream
Evidence and deception until birth
Thanks for the KPK
For assassins, assassins feel their symbols
For worthy women to go to church with their power, tight, stretched, ugly face
Please advertise for the poster "Kramer Kill for Christ"
Thanks to AIDS Labs
Thanks for the info
And the use of drugs
Thanks to the country Vladimir M.
Thanks to the king of Phoenix
Yes
Thanks for all the memories, we have succeeded
I have a headache and a headache
Thank you for the last and best friendship
The last and greatest of human dreams
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Here'e the original by William Burroughs, for comparison.
For John Dillinger and hope he is still alive Thanksgiving Day, November Twenty-eighth, 1986
Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger pigeons Destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts
Thanks for a continent to despoil and poison
Thanks for Indians to provide a modicum Of challenge and danger
Thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin Leaving the carcasses to rot
Thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes
Thanks for the American dream To vulgarize and to falsify until the bare lies shine through
Thanks for the KKK For nigger-killing lawmen feeling their notches
For decent church-going women with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces
Thanks for "Kill a Queer for Christ" stickers Thanks for laboratory AIDS
Thanks for Prohibition And the war against drugs
Thanks for a country where nobody's allowed to mind their own business Thanks for a nation of finks
Yes Thanks for all the memories, all right let's see your arms! You always were a headache and you always were a bore
Thanks for the last and greatest betrayal Of the last and greatest of human dreams
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Fold-out method used: translate the following from Serbian to Samoan, swap languages (I mean click the swap languages icon), swap languages, swap languages, translate to Sindhi from Samoan (left box should already be set to Samoan by this step), swap languages, swap languages, translate to English from Samoan.

F̵o̶r̵ ̸J̴o̷h̴n̵ ̸D̷i̸l̷l̴i̶n̵g̸e̷r̵ ̶a̸n̶d̴ ̷h̷o̴p̷e̶ ̸h̷e̴ ̸i̵s̶ ̸s̶t̵i̶l̷l̴ ̸a̷l̸i̷v̵e̶
̸T̶h̸a̸n̴k̷s̶g̸i̸v̵i̸n̷g̸ ̶D̵a̶y̵,̶ ̸N̵o̴v̷e̴m̴b̷e̴r̸ ̵T̷w̵e̵n̷t̷y̷-̷e̵i̷g̷h̴t̸h̴,̵ ̷1̶9̶8̴6̶
̵T̷h̷a̷n̸k̷s̴ ̸f̷o̸r̸ ̴t̷h̵e̶ ̴w̷i̶l̴d̵ ̵t̷u̷r̶k̵e̶y̴ ̶a̸n̷d̶ ̷t̴h̷e̶ ̶p̵a̵s̵s̴e̷n̷g̵e̸r̷ ̶p̸i̷g̶e̷o̷n̴s̴
̵D̴e̴s̵t̸i̸n̵e̵d̷ ̴t̶o̸ ̷b̵e̷ ̴s̷h̴i̶t̸ ̴o̵u̴t̷ ̶t̵h̴r̴o̴u̴g̷h̵ ̶w̵h̸o̸l̸e̸s̵o̶m̴e̴ ̸A̶m̴e̸r̸i̸c̷a̴n̵ ̷g̵u̶t̴s̸
̶T̴h̷a̸n̴k̶s̴ ̷f̶o̴r̶ ̶a̵ ̴c̶o̴n̷t̴i̴n̵e̷n̷t̴ ̸t̵o̵ ̷d̷e̵s̶p̴o̴i̸l̷ ̵a̶n̴d̸ ̵p̶o̷i̸s̴o̸n̸
̸T̴h̵a̴n̸k̸s̷ ̷f̶o̴r̸ ̸I̶n̵d̴i̵a̴n̴s̶ ̶t̸o̴ ̴p̸r̴o̴v̴i̸d̵e̸ ̶a̷ ̷m̵o̵d̸i̶c̴u̷m̵
̴O̸f̴ ̷c̵h̵a̴l̴l̶e̴n̷g̷e̵ ̸a̸n̷d̵ ̶d̸a̴n̵g̸e̷r̶
̷T̸h̵a̸n̶k̵s̵ ̵f̴o̶r̵ ̵v̶a̴s̷t̵ ̵h̵e̴r̶d̷s̴ ̶o̵f̷ ̶b̵i̴s̸o̸n̶ ̴t̶o̶ ̶k̵i̷l̷l̸ ̴a̸n̴d̷ ̸s̸k̴i̴n̴
̸L̵e̶a̷v̷i̵n̶g̸ ̵t̸h̵e̷ ̵c̴a̸r̴c̸a̴s̴s̵e̷s̴ ̸t̷o̷ ̵r̵o̷t̷
̶T̸h̶a̵n̸k̷s̴ ̵f̷o̶r̷ ̴b̶o̴u̸n̶t̶i̴e̸s̵ ̵o̷n̴ ̶w̷o̵l̵v̵e̶s̵ ̶a̵n̷d̷ ̴c̸o̸y̴o̴t̵e̵s̴
̵T̴h̷a̷n̴k̴s̵ ̷f̶o̷r̴ ̵t̸h̵e̴ ̷A̵m̶e̵r̷i̸c̷a̴n̶ ̶d̸r̸e̴a̵m̷
̶T̶o̸ ̶v̸u̶l̷g̸a̶r̵i̶z̴e̶ ̵a̴n̵d̶ ̸t̶o̵ ̴f̸a̷l̷s̵i̴f̵y̴ ̷u̶n̸t̴i̸l̵ ̵t̴h̷e̶ ̸b̴a̸r̷e̶ ̷l̶i̴e̴s̶ ̴s̷h̶i̷n̴e̵ ̴t̸h̵r̷o̷u̸g̸h̴
̵T̶h̴a̸n̵k̶s̴ ̶f̴o̴r̸ ̷t̵h̷e̴ ̷K̶K̷K̸
̷F̶o̷r̷ ̶n̴i̸g̶g̵e̶r̸-̴k̴i̶l̴l̸i̴n̶g̸ ̶l̴a̷w̶m̴e̵n̶ ̸f̶e̶e̸l̵i̴n̴g̷ ̷t̴h̶e̴i̵r̶ ̷n̴o̷t̴c̸h̷e̵s̸
̸F̸o̷r̸ ̸d̷e̵c̷e̶n̶t̵ ̷c̷h̴u̴r̴c̴h̶-̶g̷o̷i̴n̸g̷ ̵w̴o̴m̶e̶n̷ ̴w̴i̴t̵h̵ ̸t̵h̵e̵i̸r̷ ̸m̴e̴a̵n̴,̵ ̶p̴i̴n̸c̶h̵e̷d̸,̵ ̶b̸i̴t̷t̶e̸r̵,̵ ̴e̸v̶i̵l̷ ̴f̴a̷c̵e̷s̵
̶T̷h̶a̸n̶k̷s̸ ̶f̴o̴r̸ ̶"̴K̶i̶l̴l̵ ̶a̴ ̴Q̶u̶e̶e̵r̷ ̸f̶o̴r̶ ̴C̷h̶r̸i̴s̵t̶"̷ ̶s̸t̵i̷c̶k̴e̷r̴s̶
̸T̵h̶a̵n̵k̸s̴ ̸f̶o̶r̶ ̷l̷a̵b̵o̷r̴a̴t̵o̷r̷y̶ ̷A̴I̵D̵S̶
̷T̴h̴a̶n̸k̷s̴ ̵f̷o̸r̶ ̸P̴r̶o̶h̵i̷b̸i̸t̷i̷o̶n̷
̶A̷n̷d̸ ̴t̵h̵e̵ ̵w̸a̶r̷ ̷a̴g̵a̸i̶n̷s̶t̷ ̸d̵r̷u̷g̴s̷
̶T̶h̴a̸n̸k̷s̴ ̴f̵o̶r̶ ̸a̵ ̴c̴o̸u̷n̴t̸r̵y̷ ̸w̵h̶e̶r̷e̵ ̵n̷o̶b̴o̷d̸y̶'̸s̵ ̷a̵l̴l̵o̴w̷e̸d̴ ̴t̵o̴ ̷m̴i̴n̴d̷ ̶t̴h̸e̷i̶r̷ ̵o̵w̵n̵ ̵b̵u̸s̵i̶n̴e̷s̸s̵
̵T̶h̵a̵n̵k̴s̴ ̸f̸o̵r̵ ̴a̵ ̵n̸a̵t̶i̴o̴n̷ ̵o̸f̸ ̷f̴i̷n̸k̸s̷
̵Y̵e̶s̵
̶T̴h̷a̵n̴k̷s̶ ̵f̷o̶r̷ ̸a̷l̶l̵ ̵t̴h̶e̵ ̸m̷e̸m̷o̵r̷i̷e̷s̶,̶ ̵a̸l̵l̶ ̶r̴i̸g̸h̷t̶ ̷l̵e̵t̸'̷s̴ ̴s̴e̵e̵ ̸y̸o̷u̵r̴ ̵a̶r̷m̷s̷!̷
̴Y̶o̴u̷ ̷a̶l̸w̴a̶y̶s̴ ̸w̴e̷r̵e̴ ̵a̷ ̸h̶e̶a̴d̷a̴c̴h̸e̶ ̵a̴n̷d̶ ̷y̵o̵u̸ ̸a̵l̴w̷a̷y̸s̸ ̶w̶e̷r̶e̶ ̴a̴ ̷b̷o̵r̵e̷
̴T̷h̴a̸n̷k̷s̶ ̶f̴o̸r̷ ̴t̶h̴e̶ ̶l̶a̴s̴t̸ ̴a̵n̸d̶ ̵g̸r̸e̵a̶t̸e̶s̸t̶ ̶b̷e̷t̸r̴a̷y̸a̴l̴
̴O̵f̴ ̶t̸h̴e̴ ̴l̵a̶s̴t̵ ̴a̴n̸d̶ ̸g̸r̷e̸a̴t̴e̸s̵t̷ ̵o̸f̵ ̴h̴u̶m̴a̴n̶ ̵d̷r̷e̷a̷m̴s̶
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And now for the remix...

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First of all, see here, 2 b ms sms ms 2, 8, 6
System means devoted, devoted, Mary, soul, teaching, teaching, spirit, kiddo.
Sd sms sms sms sms sms sms sms sms
Until everything in that post-mortem is remembered often dies, read the meeting every day and no memory was found.
The copper mite was removed. My devotee was often not dead. He read it.
هههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههه: D05
The most important thing is to die in space
Best in Hayley Bay
Until then came the terrible news and the purpose of creating happiness.
هههههههههههههههه..............
How to make a fast living with SQQM SSS NSTIT ITSM
Multicolored tungsten T تان h⃣ a⃣ K⃣ P⃣ K⃣ P تان K⃣
Tweet straight, tweet, sms, sms sms sms sms sms sms sms sms nmsms
Well done to you sister, my compilation, go away, ⃣⃣⃣ t⃣ i⃣ g⃣ h⃣ t⃣, ⃣ you played, it was quick.
SIKS all white all ⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣ ⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣ ⃣ ⃣⃣, ⃣⃣⃣⃣
From copper jugs to sandwiches
Until now!
Twenty-three hours a day, Sgt dies
Dry cells from copper jade
The thousandth ballet ever
The Y.S.
The copper beads are all fine, very large, at very high
Gifts To The Gift Gift Gifts
Split the layer first by adding a couple of pairs.
هههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههههه: قحه تحميل

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Okay that one actually surprised me, so I'll explain how I got that. Translate the following from Serbian to Sindhi, swap languages, translate to English to see how I got that one:

F⃣ o⃣ r⃣ J⃣ o⃣ h⃣ n⃣ D⃣ e⃣ l⃣ l⃣ i⃣ n⃣ g⃣ e⃣ r⃣ a⃣ n⃣ d⃣ h⃣ o⃣ p⃣ e⃣ h⃣ e⃣ i⃣ s⃣ s⃣ t⃣ i⃣ l⃣ l⃣ a⃣ l⃣ i⃣ v⃣ e⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ s⃣ g⃣ i⃣ v⃣ i⃣ n⃣ g⃣ ,⃣ N⃣ o⃣ v⃣ e⃣ m⃣ b⃣ e⃣ r⃣ 2⃣ 8⃣ ,⃣ 1⃣ 9⃣ 8⃣ 6⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ s⃣ f⃣ o⃣ r⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ w⃣ i⃣ l⃣ d⃣ s⃣ t⃣ r⃣ a⃣ w⃣ b⃣ e⃣ r⃣ r⃣ y⃣ a⃣ n⃣ d⃣ b⃣ e⃣ r⃣ r⃣ y⃣ f⃣ r⃣ u⃣ i⃣ t⃣
E⃣ x⃣ p⃣ e⃣ c⃣ t⃣ e⃣ d⃣ t⃣ o⃣ b⃣ e⃣ a⃣ g⃣ o⃣ o⃣ d⃣ b⃣ e⃣ t⃣ f⃣ r⃣ o⃣ m⃣ t⃣ r⃣ a⃣ v⃣ e⃣ l⃣ e⃣ r⃣ s⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ s⃣ f⃣ o⃣ r⃣ c⃣ o⃣ n⃣ t⃣ i⃣ n⃣ u⃣ i⃣ n⃣ g⃣ t⃣ o⃣ b⃣ e⃣ d⃣ a⃣ m⃣ n⃣ e⃣ d⃣ a⃣ n⃣ d⃣ d⃣ r⃣ u⃣ n⃣ k⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ y⃣ o⃣ u⃣ f⃣ o⃣ r⃣ p⃣ r⃣ o⃣ v⃣ i⃣ d⃣ i⃣ n⃣ g⃣ a⃣ m⃣ o⃣ d⃣ e⃣ m⃣ f⃣ o⃣ r⃣ I⃣ n⃣ d⃣ i⃣ a⃣
C⃣ h⃣ a⃣ l⃣ l⃣ e⃣ n⃣ g⃣ e⃣ s⃣ a⃣ n⃣ d⃣ r⃣ i⃣ s⃣ k⃣ s⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ s⃣ t⃣ o⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ m⃣ a⃣ n⃣ y⃣ r⃣ a⃣ c⃣ e⃣ r⃣ s⃣ i⃣ n⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ w⃣ h⃣ i⃣ p⃣ p⃣ i⃣ n⃣ g⃣ a⃣ n⃣ d⃣ s⃣ n⃣ a⃣ r⃣ e⃣ p⃣ i⃣ t⃣
D⃣ r⃣ o⃣ p⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ b⃣ o⃣ d⃣ y⃣ i⃣ n⃣ t⃣ o⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ h⃣ o⃣ l⃣ e⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ y⃣ o⃣ u⃣ f⃣ o⃣ r⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ g⃣ i⃣ f⃣ t⃣ i⃣ n⃣ v⃣ o⃣ l⃣ t⃣ s⃣ a⃣ n⃣ d⃣ c⃣ o⃣ l⃣ l⃣ e⃣ t⃣ s⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ y⃣ o⃣ u⃣ f⃣ o⃣ r⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ A⃣ m⃣ e⃣ r⃣ i⃣ c⃣ a⃣ n⃣ D⃣ r⃣ e⃣ a⃣ m⃣
E⃣ v⃣ i⃣ d⃣ e⃣ n⃣ c⃣ e⃣ a⃣ n⃣ d⃣ d⃣ e⃣ c⃣ e⃣ p⃣ t⃣ i⃣ o⃣ n⃣ u⃣ n⃣ t⃣ i⃣ l⃣ b⃣ i⃣ r⃣ t⃣ h⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ s⃣ f⃣ o⃣ r⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ K⃣ P⃣ K⃣
F⃣ o⃣ r⃣ a⃣ s⃣ s⃣ a⃣ s⃣ s⃣ i⃣ n⃣ s⃣ ,⃣ a⃣ s⃣ s⃣ a⃣ s⃣ s⃣ i⃣ n⃣ s⃣ f⃣ e⃣ e⃣ l⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ i⃣ r⃣ s⃣ y⃣ m⃣ b⃣ o⃣ l⃣ s⃣
F⃣ o⃣ r⃣ w⃣ o⃣ r⃣ t⃣ h⃣ y⃣ w⃣ o⃣ m⃣ e⃣ n⃣ t⃣ o⃣ g⃣ o⃣ t⃣ o⃣ c⃣ h⃣ u⃣ r⃣ c⃣ h⃣ w⃣ i⃣ t⃣ h⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ i⃣ r⃣ p⃣ o⃣ w⃣ e⃣ r⃣ ,⃣ t⃣ i⃣ g⃣ h⃣ t⃣ ,⃣ s⃣ t⃣ r⃣ e⃣ t⃣ c⃣ h⃣ e⃣ d⃣ ,⃣ u⃣ g⃣ l⃣ y⃣ f⃣ a⃣ c⃣ e⃣
P⃣ l⃣ e⃣ a⃣ s⃣ e⃣ a⃣ d⃣ v⃣ e⃣ r⃣ t⃣ i⃣ s⃣ e⃣ f⃣ o⃣ r⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ p⃣ o⃣ s⃣ t⃣ e⃣ r⃣ "⃣ K⃣ r⃣ a⃣ m⃣ e⃣ r⃣ K⃣ i⃣ l⃣ l⃣ f⃣ o⃣ r⃣ C⃣ h⃣ r⃣ i⃣ s⃣ t⃣ "⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ s⃣ t⃣ o⃣ A⃣ I⃣ D⃣ S⃣ L⃣ a⃣ b⃣ s⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ s⃣ f⃣ o⃣ r⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ i⃣ n⃣ f⃣ o⃣
A⃣ n⃣ d⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ u⃣ s⃣ e⃣ o⃣ f⃣ d⃣ r⃣ u⃣ g⃣ s⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ s⃣ t⃣ o⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ c⃣ o⃣ u⃣ n⃣ t⃣ r⃣ y⃣ V⃣ l⃣ a⃣ d⃣ i⃣ m⃣ i⃣ r⃣ M⃣ .⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ s⃣ t⃣ o⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ k⃣ i⃣ n⃣ g⃣ o⃣ f⃣ P⃣ h⃣ o⃣ e⃣ n⃣ i⃣ x⃣
Y⃣ e⃣ s⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ s⃣ f⃣ o⃣ r⃣ a⃣ l⃣ l⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ m⃣ e⃣ m⃣ o⃣ r⃣ i⃣ e⃣ s⃣ ,⃣ w⃣ e⃣ h⃣ a⃣ v⃣ e⃣ s⃣ u⃣ c⃣ c⃣ e⃣ e⃣ d⃣ e⃣ d⃣
I⃣ h⃣ a⃣ v⃣ e⃣ a⃣ h⃣ e⃣ a⃣ d⃣ a⃣ c⃣ h⃣ e⃣ a⃣ n⃣ d⃣ a⃣ h⃣ e⃣ a⃣ d⃣ a⃣ c⃣ h⃣ e⃣
T⃣ h⃣ a⃣ n⃣ k⃣ y⃣ o⃣ u⃣ f⃣ o⃣ r⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ l⃣ a⃣ s⃣ t⃣ a⃣ n⃣ d⃣ b⃣ e⃣ s⃣ t⃣ f⃣ r⃣ i⃣ e⃣ n⃣ d⃣ s⃣ h⃣ i⃣ p⃣
T⃣ h⃣ e⃣ l⃣ a⃣ s⃣ t⃣ a⃣ n⃣ d⃣ g⃣ r⃣ e⃣ a⃣ t⃣ e⃣ s⃣ t⃣ o⃣ f⃣ h⃣ u⃣ m⃣ a⃣ n⃣ d⃣ r⃣ e⃣ a⃣ m⃣ s⃣
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Okay, I guess I might as well do a similar fold-out of Burroughs' original using the same exact technique, just out of curiosity.
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All cached shots are pulled in after coding
Copper bitcoin in all oE OY
Well, my penis function is that it makes no sense at all, after the comprehension results in good health.
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Taken after copper, I⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣ rotate ⃣A⃣⃣⃣
Today
Take the most out of all the bangs
Thinking they would look ionized
Best of all, to be astonished at every nook in the corner
Extracted multicolored from copper jade
Tan Malvi tu gunan in h
Sour cut from copper jade
Good dds dies my dying dies from the warrior mms sms sms sms sms sms small
The best thing to do is to bring it out so it won't lose the greed.
From the whiteboard
There were soon tanks to the Jew's ear.
Dry the fragrant fragile from the copper jar
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Until the bald head is all YY⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣⃣. Wave \ u \ n \ b⃣ u⃣ s⃣ n⃣ e⃣ s⃣ s⃣
One of the most smelly sincere silvery salvaged mansions
The Y.S.
Cinnamon sweet red ⃣ l⃣ t⃣ h⃣ e⃣ m⃣ e⃣ m⃣ o⃣ r⃣ i⃣ e⃣ s⃣, ⃣ a⃣ l⃣ l⃣ r⃣ i⃣ g⃣ h⃣ t⃣ l⃣ e⃣ t⃣ '⃣ s⃣ s⃣ e⃣ e⃣ y⃣ o⃣ u⃣ r⃣ a⃣⃣⃣! ⃣
This is my devotee of the time Ian KNSMS NSUV Voodoo Bejewe Bijou, BBO Andy Rice
All headlines must have adopted a method of beating their patients.
Sleep before today
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Well, there you have it folks. I hope you find it interesting, at least, and maybe you'll have fun messing around with it yourself. It's brought me many, many hours of astonished delight and/or horror over the past year and a half that I've been messing with it. I've never really been into video games (except for old arcade and Atari games), but I think this is very similar, maybe like a cross between video gaming and skateboarding or something-- using things in a way they're not intended to be used. It's great for breaking up the monotony, if that's something you're afflicted with, and you can produce some pretty far-out art with it quite easily; just print it out and slap in on a piece of wood and sell it for 23 bucks (or 23,000 bucks, if possible).
Here's some of the tools I use in conjunction with the Google Translate. If you're interested, I can give you some tips on how to get it to do stuff if you're having trouble getting it to do anything; it's a lot harder to get results now than it used to be, since the A.I. has been updated multiple times. Old techniques become ineffective as the A.I. is updated and new techniques must be devised; in a few months, it's probable that the specific methods I outlined here will no longer be applicable, and new ones will have to be discovered.
https://lingojam.com/WeirdTextGenerator
https://lingojam.com/ZalgoText
https://asciiart.club/

Thank you for this sub, and for everyone who helps to keep Burroughs immortal.
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Well, it appears I've only used about half my 40,000 allotted bytes for this post, so I might as well use them up. The following will be successive remixes of the original WSB A Thanksgiving Prayer using the fold-out method until I run out of space. I won't bother with explaining the exact techniques used, since they will be rather complicated and I only really provided the earlier ones for an alibi.
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2020.11.26 17:27 Tinfoil_Haberdashery [RT] [FF] Elasmosaur: A post-apocalyptic Outlander/Brigadoon crossover fanfiction (Pt. 2)

Link to part one.
When Moira came to, it was to a lovely female voice singing in English—
“Sing me a song of a lass that is gone
Say, could that lass be I?
Merry of soul she sailed on a day
Over the sea to Skye…”
Moira opened her eyes a crack—not enough to be perceptible to anyone watching her, but enough to see a woman standing in the slanted light from a window, grinding something in a mortar.
“You’re no’ from around here,” Moira croaked.
The woman looked up sharply. “You’re awake!”
She had an old-fashioned English accent, 20th or 21st century, if Moira had to guess.
“That song,” Moira said, “Those lyrics are from the 1800s. Late 1800s, I think.”
The woman came over and lifted Moira’s wrist, taking her pulse. “You’re a good deal sharper than the knife that fellow put in your shoulder, more’s the pity,” the woman said. “If it had been a good clean cut, I could’ve saved you what’s going to be quite a nasty scar.”
Moira smirked. “My husband likes scars,” she said, “Gets him real—”
She suddenly sat bolt upright, staring at the window. “Wha’ time is it?”
The woman stepped back hurriedly. “About three in the afternoon.”
“I have tae get oot of here,” Moira said, swinging her legs off the pallet she’d been lying on. A hot, stabbing pain shot up from her thigh, and she gasped, remembering the gunshot.
“I can appreciate the sentiment,” the other woman said, “but you’re in no condition to be going anywhere right now.”
Moira glared at her. “Two years ago I was on a scouting party in the ruins of Edinburgh,” she said, “My nineteenth birthday. Got ambushed by the biggest tiger I’ve ever seen. Put a fleschette intae him, but before the neurotoxin could take effect, he chomped doon on my other leg there.” She gestured helpfully to her left shin, in case this woman was fuzzy on the locations of appendages. “Cracked my tibia wi’ one big tooth an’ fully severed the calf muscle. I crawled three kilometers back to the rendezvous point wi’ a tourniquet keepin’ My blood inside.” She stood up. “An’ I was four months pregnant. I’ll make it through this, too.”
The woman’s eyebrows arched. “You got ambushed by a tiger…in the ruins of Edinburgh?”
Moira nodded and grabbed a broom from the wall, testing its efficacy as a makeshift crutch.
“Why…why was there a tiger in Edinburg, and why is it in ruins? Another Blitzkrieg?”
Moira limped back and forth a few paces, then examined the end of the too-long broom handle critically. “Pox. Killed damn near the whole world since you’ve been gone. You’re from what—1947? 2047?”
“Nineteen forty-six,” the woman answered. “But then, I have been here for more than a year…” she sighed. “I’m Claire. Claire…oh, hell. I’ve got too many surnames to keep track of at this point.”
“Moira Frasier,” Moira returned. “Wait—you’ve been in Briga Na Dun for over a year?”
“No, no, I arrived here five days ago. I was looking for the stone circle just outside of town—Craigh Na Dun, for which the town is named, I think. I wanted to try to travel back…back home. To the future.” She hung her head. “Or…the past, now. I’m afraid I’ve made rather a mess of things. It’s what…2147 now?”
“Yep,” Moira said. “Wait, you’re from 1947…but that means you would ha’ arrived day before yesterday, not 5 days ago.”
“I arrived in the 18th century over a year ago,” Claire said, “In 1746. Somehow I traveled through time from my own year. I had hoped to jump straight back to 1946—or ‘47, at the very least—but when I evoked whatever it is that drives Craigh Na Dun, nothing happened. The next day, there was a lovely couple from 1847 out on a picnic who were quite surprised to find a town here…and even more surprised when that maniac Lundy declared the woman a witch and they were killed trying to escape.”
Moira’s head snapped up. “What?”
Claire nodded gravely. “Not big on witches here. Which is bad news for the English woman who accidentally trapped the entire town in a time vortex with pagan magic. And for the girl with the pagan tattoo on the back of her head who masqueraded as a man and killed or maimed some of the most respected misogynists in the village, I shouldn’t wonder.”
Moira groaned. “Those bastards. Why could they no’ ha’ left well enough alone? What’s happened tae Fiona and Brian?”
“Safe, if under suspicion. Fiona’s with her sister and brother-in-law, who are genuinely nice folks. Brian…I believe he’s making the case that burning us would be a waste of good firewood.”
Moira’s eyes went wide. “We need tae get oot o’ here.”
She hobbled toward the door, but just as she passed the partition behind which her pallet had been sitting, she yelped in terror and crashed to the ground, her leg failing to support her as she dove away from the thing in the bed next to hers. “Shamber!” she yelled.
Claire rushed over to help her up. “What?”
“That’s a shambler,” Moira said, pointing a trembling finger at the pustule-covered humanoid form in the bed.
Claire raised an eyebrow. “He’s just got smallpox. What’s a shambler?”
Moira stared at her, wild-eyed. “They’re the reason Edinburgh’s a ruin. They have the Pox! No’ your silly smallpox, the Pox! Big Pox, I guess!”
Claire looked utterly confused “Syphilis?”
“No! What? No. Neither of those. The Pox that killed the world! How long has he been like that?”
“What are you carrying on about?” the man asked in Gaelic, just as Claire said, “Ten days, I think he’ll pull through.”
“He…he can still talk? After ten days?” Moira asked, astonished. “People with the Pox dinna keep talking that long, they go mad! Start attackin’ people after just a few hours!”
Claire was watching her placatingly. “Moira, it’s not the same disease. Now that you mention it, though…one of the Murray boys came in this morning with aggressive delirium and smallpox symptoms. His brother said they’d fought off a man who leaked pus all over them, and Jock took ill almost immediately. He’s restrained in the other room.”
Moira turned sharply toward her. “He’s the one they need tae burn,” she said, “Not us. What about the other brother?”
“He’s fine. Had the smallpox two years ago, so he wasn’t worried about catching it.”
“But it’s no’ the same disease! He got the pus on him!”
Claire snorted. “So did I, and several others. The village is having a smallpox outbreak right now…awful business. I told them about the cow pox technique, but they don’t believe me. Not particularly educated out here, even Lundy, the so-called schoolmaster. They told me if I was such a great healer, I should be in with the sick, so they locked me in here with those who are symptomatic.”
Moira was staring at her in horror. “You got the pus from a shambler on you?”
“Jock? Yes. Bit of an occupational hazard in here.”
“When?”
“Oh, about…ten this morning. I sedated him and he’s been out since.” She suddenly looked in surprise at Moira. “Have you not had your jab? For smallpox? The vaccine?”
Moira rolled her eyes. “Your little pox has been gone for nearly 200 years, why would I have gotten a jab for it? That’s not the point—the point is, how could you have been exposed over five hours ago and no’ even started tae show symptoms?”
Claire shrugged uncertainly. “I’ve…had my jab? They gave it to all the nurses in the war. But…look, for smallpox, the incubation period is weeks. You’re telling me this Pox of yours incubates in less than five hours?”
“Less than one,” Moira said grimly. “But…hold on…the Pox came from here. It was made from smallpox that someone contracted from this village in 2047 before spreading it…” She lapsed into silence for a long moment. “you’re telling me that people who’ve had smallpox—or gotten the vaccine for it—have been in contact wi’ pus from a Shambler and no’ turned?”
Claire nodded slowly.
Moira turned back to the pustule-ridden man in the bed, who was staring at her in consternation. “Claire…what is the fastest way for me tae get that disease?”
Five minutes later, Moira was rubbing puss into the cut on her arm that the gentleman by the gate had so thoughtfully given her. “I want to protest once more,” Claire said, “This seems most unhygienic.”
“That’s the idea,” Moira said, tucking several small vials of the pus that they’d lanced from volunteers in one of her pockets. “Now, we need tae get through that door. Gah, what I wouldna’ give frae a wee bit of plastic explosive…”
Claire gestured at the door. “That lock? I picked it yesterday. I just…didn’t know where I’d go…”
A slow smile lit up Moira’s face. “Claire…I could kiss you. Ach, sorry, you’re from the olden days, aren’t you? Squeamish aboot that sort of thing, I shouldna’ wonder. I’d have my husband kiss you, then.”
Claire stared.
“Right. Not better,” Moira muttered, “Let’s just go.”
As Moira and Claire emerged into the evening sun, they were greeted by the unwelcome sight of a man standing just outside, evidently assigned to guard the door. He drew his saber and advanced on Moira, who eight seconds and some rather ingenious use of a broom later, was now in possession of a rather fine saber.
“One second” Moira said, and hobbled up the street to Fiona’s house, from whence Moira and Brian had heard Claire’s singing earlier that day. To her surprise, Brian opened the door at the banging of her saber pommel. “Moira!” he said in surprise, “How did you get out?”
“Witchcraft,” Moira said, “Is Fiona in? We need tae go. Now!”
“I’m here,” came Fiona’s voice from behind him, and the man and woman Moira had caught sight of just before she lost consciousness earlier that day accompanied Fiona and Brian out into the road. “They want to burn you,” Brian said, “Charles and I were just trying to figure out a way to rescue you!”
“It’s the thought that counts,” Moira said, “But we’re rescued. Let’s go.”
“Go where?” apparently-Charles said, “Lundie’s band willna’ stop hunting us until near midnight, and wi’ that wound on thy leg, we canna ootrun them fra’ long.”
“Crag Na Dun,” Claire said suddenly. “We may not be able to cover more distance than them, but I think I can take us somewhere else if we can get there.”
“Where’s my gun?” Moira asked. Brian ducked back inside and brought it out, along with their packs. Moira checked the gauge and pulled a second magazine out of an exterior pouch on her bag.
Brian helped Fiona’s sister shoulder Moira’s pack while Charles and Fiona got under Moira’s shoulders. They had barely made it to the front gate when a cry of alarm sounded behind them. They bolted through, and Moira shrugged away from her helpers to aim her gun through a chink in the stone wall. Three hissing cracks sounded, and three of their pursuers, armed with claymores and muskets, fell almost instantly to the ground. A musket ball exploded into the stone just to the left of Moira’s head, but she didn’t even flinch as she dropped the shooter with another poison fleschette. “How far to the cairn?” she asked.
“It’s just around the corner of the wall, to the west,” Claire replied.
Moira felled two more wavering highlanders before pulling away from the niche she had been occupying and once more accepting Charles’ and Fiona’s assistance toward the indicated location.
It wasn’t long before the mob regained its courage and an ominous thrumming zip announced the passage of a musket ball over their heads just before the thunderous report caught up with it. Moira spun and dropped to one knee, firing five more shots, three of which found their targets. A copse of trees offered some shelter from their pursuers’ sight lines, and once out the other side Moira could see a ring of standing stones that Claire had already reached.
“When are we going?”
“As soon as possible,” Brian said at the same time Moira said, “Tomorrow!” interpreting it as a question of destination rather than departure.
“I need a gemstone,” Claire said, “I think that’s what went wrong last time!”
“Here!” Fiona’s sister removed and tossed her a wedding band, which Claire caught. “Everyone in the circle,” she said, just as a gunshot took a chunk out of one of the stones.
Moira darted around behind one of the monoliths and returned fire, trying to keep her hands steady through the trembling engendered by her throbbing leg.
Mr. Lundy was standing at the edge of the copse of trees they’d fled through, surrounded by half a dozen or so remaining men who would brave Moira’s deadly aim at the school teacher’s exhortations.
“Suffer not the witches to live!” he screamed, “If they leave, the blessing of God shall be lifted and unworthy interlopers shall find our town once—”
Moira squeezed the trigger, but never saw if her shot found its mark in Lundy’s throat. The world suddenly went black, and she half-believed she’d been shot or otherwise blinded before her eyes adjusted to the darkness of night. The stone she was leaning against was still in place, but the town and even the copse of trees had completely vanished.
There was silence for a surprisingly long time, other than the trill of crickets and the heavy breathing of the five escapees.
“I warned you,” Moira said after a while, “Cult town.”
“Well, shit,” Brian said, “I was really looking forward to not living in a plague-ravaged hellscape.”
Moira limped over to where Fiona’s sister was sitting wrapped in her husband’s arms and awkwardly dug into the pack the woman was wearing. She checked the date and time on her satellite terminal—apparently Claire had managed to jump them just over a week and a half, rather than the day Moira had suggested.
“You might just get your wish,” Moira said. “I think we’re about tae see the first time in history people are happy an American’s spreading smallpox. I’ve got vials of it—wi’ any luck, I’m incubating some in me right now. It’s an innoculant against the shamblers.”
Brian stared at her, his pale face emerging from the darkness as her eyes adjusted to the light. “You mean…we can end the Pox?”
“Keep it from ending us, anyway,” she said. She hadn’t spent the scrip to make a high-band sat call home on this trip, but with almost a week since she was supposed to have been home, felt it was about time. She punched in her husband’s voice address.
“Still,” Brian mused, would’ve been nice to ride the past into the future, as it were.”
“Suit yourself,” Moira said, pressing call, “I like the present.”
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2020.11.26 17:23 Tinfoil_Haberdashery [RT] [FF] Elasmosaur: A post-apocalyptic Outlander/Brigadoon crossover fanfiction

“We’ll reach the coordinates you gave me by nightfall,” Moira said in her thick Glaswegian brogue. Her ever-moving eyes roved over the granite, heather and larch of the highlands, “You said you’d tell me what we were going tae find when we got close.”
Professor Brian Wicklow hesitated. “You’ll think I’m quite insane. That’s fine.”
Moira nodded in agreement. “Madmen use the same money as sane men. Makes nae difference tae me.”
“Very well. What do you know about Pox?”
His native guide's eyes stopped their ceaseless mvoement for just a moment, to level a disdainful look at him. “I've heard of it, once or twice”
“Fair enough, but do you know where it came from?”
“Central Asia. Loony religious zealots stole it from the Chinese government after it collapsed and decided tae settle a border dispute with some light genocide that got a bit out of hand.”
“And where did the Chinese get it?”
“They didna' get if from anywhere, they made it in a lab.”
“From a disease that already existed—smallpox.”
“Sure.”
“Only, smallpox didn’t exist for quite some time—not in a location the Chinese could access, anyway. Like our modern Pox, it was not zoonotic, and had been eradicated from the human population. There was some held under lock and key in the United States, that part now called The Confederacy, and there was some in Russia, but none in China, and certainly none in Scotland.”
There was a heavy pause. “What does Scotland have tae do wi’ anything?”
“The 2047 smallpox outbreak. A historical footnote far overshadowed by its aftermath, these days, but quite odd in its time. A disease long-dead that emerged as if from thin air—not from some isolated community in darkest Siberia or island in the Indian Ocean, but in rural Scotland nearly a century after it was eradicated off the face of the earth.”
Moira turned on him. “Rural Scotland. Are you telling me we’re heading toward some super-disease?”
Brian shook his head. “It may have been ‘super’ enough in its time, but it’s a kitten by today’s standards. Some people survived smallpox, and weren’t even shambling disease vectors thereafter—unlike the Pox we have these days.”
Moira scratched absently at her shaved head, shifting her gas-gun from one shoulder to the other. “Can’t say I get it. A disease that’s slightly less apocalyptic in scope seems like a piss-poor prize tae be chasin’ after.”
Brian considered this. “What is the biggest threat any city faces in the modern world?” he asked
“Shamblers,” Moira said.
“Essentially, yes. More specifically, the Pox they carry. Each aftershock of epidemic brings humanity closer to extinction or barbarism. What if there were a place utterly secure against shamblers?”
Moira rolled her eyes. “Let me guess, a cult bunker? Most of the shamblers that have cropped up in the past decade are the remnants o’ ‘pox-proof’ sepratist utopias.”
“This place is different, I assure you. It has the best possible defense against any threat, including the pox.”
“An’ what’s that?”
“It doesn’t exist.”
Moira pondered this for a while. “It’s a bonny riddle, professor,” Moira said, “But ah’ve no interest in goin’ tae Thebes or boinkin’ me dear ol’ mum, so make like a sphinx an’ eat me.”
Brian opened, then closed his mouth. A Sophocles reference? From this savage? He woudn’t bet money that she was literate, clad in a great kilt and cream-colored linen tunic, a dirk at her narrow hip and a woad triskelion tattooed on the back of her shaved skull. “Very well. I will come to the point. I have, for some years, been most interested in the journals of a twentieth century businessman who, along with a friend, went on two trips to the Scottish Highlands. His friend did not return from the second. The body was never recovered, and a suspicion of murder hung over him for the rest of his life. In his journals, though, he wrote of a town which seems detached from the flow of time. It appears for one day every hundred years, then vanishes once more.”
Moira snorted. “Oh aye, an entirely plausible account from an unimpeachable source.”
“I initially had a similar thought. As, indeed, has everyone else to whom I’ve relayed this story.”
“But you believe it?” Moira’s voice was flat.
“I believe it’s worth a look.”
“And why the fuck is that?”
Brian chewed his lip contemplatively for a moment. “1947—A man reports encountering a Georgian-era Scottish town that appears only once every hundred years. 2047—an extinct disease appears as if by magic in Scotland.”
Moira snorted. “An’ now it’s 2147.”
“Now it’s 2147,” Brian confirmed with a smile.
The somewhat jeering good-humor Moira had barely been able to conceal the night before was notably diminished when Brian woke her before dawn the next morning.
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"Moira! Wake up!"
She was instantly on alert, a hand on her dirk. "What?"
"It's the fog, Moira!"
Several seconds of silence followed, before, "I'm sorry, what?"
"Fog! It came on practically in an instant! I think this is it!"
Several more seconds, then Mora said, in a voice labored with patience, "You're tellin’ me that you woke me up during your watch tae report that fog appeared suddenly before dawn in the highlands. Ach, wheel, I'll just fight it off, shall I?"
"No, it's not a problem, it's what we've been waiting for! The fog is a harbinger of Brigadoon’s materializing!"
"The fog is a harbinger that the relative humidity has reached the saturation point of the air due tae declining nighttime temperatures, yeh mad Yankee bastard. Wake me when Marty of Clan MacFly rides up on a donkey cart wi' a flux capacitor." With that, she rolled over and went back to sleep.
Not an hour later, she got tired of Brian's louder-than-strictly-necessary breakfast preparations and got up, annoyed. "Will ye quit that racket? The sky's barely gray, man. You're like my daughter on Yule morning."
Brian hesitated. "You have a daughter?"
Moira began packing her bedroll. "Aye. An’ a son, but he's too small tae get excited yet."
Brian stared at her.
"What?" she asked.
"Sorry, you're just...very young and, um. Don't seem like the family type."
"Wheel, aren't we judgy? A woman cannae ha'e her own career while her husband an’ his boyfriend look after the bairns?" She checked the pressure gauge on her gas gun before lifting the lid on the steaming pot of field rations Brian had been cooking.
"Just surprised, not critical," he said, "Wait, are you serious about—? Sorry, nevermind."
She grinned up at him. "You Americans sure have gotten prudish since the fall. No, my husband doesna have a boyfriend. But we do have two bairns."
She was the least maternal person he may ever have met, and besides, a girl her age back home on Long Island would scarcely be done with her second year of University, and would be the target of no little gossip for being too familiar with men at all, much less starting a family. It was another of her paradoxes—a woman so aggressively buried in the past, yet so non-traditional.
They ate their fortified porridge and packed up the little Stirling stove, then made their way into the valley.'
The roads were the first indication that something was different, here. The few plasphalt roads that had been built through this region prior to the Pox had been ravaged by frostheave and errosion—it wasn't uncommon to see young trees rooted in the cracks. When they'd turned off those, the even more ancient tarmac roads had been reduced to little more than gravel beds. Now they were on a dirt road—a rutted track which, rustic as it was, looked more heavily and recently trafficked than anything they'd seen since departing Glasgow's sphere of influence. Moira said nothing, but Brian could tell the oddity wasn't lost on her. Brian only really let himself start grinning in earnest when they met the man on the road, however.
He was short—shorter even than Moira, dressed like an actor in a period piece, and hailed them with a completely incomprehensible string of syllables before catching himself and switching to English. "Ach, wheer are my manners," he said, with an accent that made Moira's exaggerated and somewhat transient one seem pale and paltry, "Welcome tae Briga Na Dun!" Brian and Moira might have had wildly differing backgrounds, but the history professor and the neo-primitivist were both, in their own ways, fanatical about the same things. Moira dressed like a Mel Gibson fan who couldn’t choose between William Wallace or Mad Max, but she knew the history of Scotland like the back of her hand. This man’s outfit was as authentic as could be; it was an honest-to-god Georgian-era highlander’s outfit.
Moira stuttered out a few words Brian couldn’t understand, and the man’s face lit up. “Tha mayest dress queerly, lad, but I’m glad the English still havenae managed to stamp out the Gaelic and those who speak it—however poorly.”
Moira’s face fell, but the man pressed on. “If tha’ shouldst follow along this road, tha’ may’st reach the town. Folks there will answer any questions ye may have—I must be getting on.”
They thanked him, and he continued up the road the way he’d been coming.
“Alright,” Moira admitted, “This...disappearin’ city seems distressingly plausible at this point. So why are we here?”
“We? You’re here because I needed a guide. I’m here because I want to be an elasmosaur.”
They walked in silence for a few moments, before he caught Moira’s air of skepticism. “Metaphorically, I mean.” he waved a hand impatiently. “Like the elasmosaurs of Loch Ness…countless studies for decade upon decade with no trace. Everyone was convinced they were a hoax, until boom—2034, a whole pod of the damn things turn up. Marine biologists captured four alive and that fisherman killed one, but the others were never seen again. Now, the idea that the only remaining population of dinosaurs—or their aquatic cousins, or whatever—survived in a lake dwarfed by many North American reservoirs for 65 million years…that’s a bit farfetched. But if they only turned up for a single day every century? That’s less than 3000 years since the comet wiped out the rest of their kind. An extinction event is far less worrisome if you can just fast-forward through it.”
Moira was silent again, but this time in contemplation rather than derision. Finally, she quietly said, “You’re lookin’ tae fast-forward through humanity dyin’ oot.”
“That is my sincerest desire, yes.”
“An’ what if we make it through? If humanity doesna’ go extinct?”
“Even better,” Brian said, “But it could take a very long time for this plague to pass. While your type take up dirk and targe, seeking refuge from the present in the distant past…I look the future.”
They passed several other travelers on the road, only some of whom spoke English. Everyone stared, but most seemed far too preoccupied with their own business to stop or talk for any length of time. Brian did decide to stop beating around the bush with one anglophone and asked directly, “Am I correct in thinking this is the same Brigadoon that appears only once every hundred years?”
The man seemed entirely taken aback. “Briga Na Dun it is…but I’m nae the one tae tell tha aboot such things. Ask frae Mister Lundy in town. He’s the one tae ask.”
Brian broke into a broad smile at this—“Ah, yes. Mr. Lundy. I’ll do that, thank you.”
They did eventually reach the town, a walled village with only a few roofs that were slate rather than thatch and a low stone wall surrounding it.
“What…what makes it work?” Moira asked as they passed a vegetable vendor setting up shop.
“Have a look at these carrots!” Brian said excitedly. “No cultural diffusion from the orange Dutch breeds…”
“Sure. Bonny shade o’ purple, Professor, but how the hell does a town travel through time? Or a Loch, if you’re right about the Nessies.”
The stall’s owner was unloading various root crops from a cart, watching Brian and Moira with the mild fascination people everywhere directed toward boisterous foreigners.
“What? Oh, damned if I know, I’m not a physicist. Read that old Hawking tome once—found it more impenetrable than Newton’s, and that was in the original Latin.”
“And it started in the 1700s—in 1747,” Moira mused, “This town wasna built in a day. It was a normal town until…what? 4 days ago, it just vanished? 4 days, 400 years…”
“Imagine what the world would be like in a few weeks,” Brian said excitedly. “Hyper-advanced societies, perhaps, but just as likely, a world that may as well never have felt the ravages of humanity. Carbon levels back in equilibrium, ecosystems stabilized…a fresh start for mankind.”
“Uh-huh.” Moira stared around at the villagers. “An’ repopulating this brave new world will be…you an’ a bunch of pre-Enlightenment-era sheep herders?”
Brian wagged a finger at her. “Now who’s being judgy about other people’s lifestyles?”
Moira’s eyes snapped to the side, and as Brian followed her gaze he saw a man wearing a powdered wig and a severe black coat hurrying toward them.
“Welcome, welcome,” he said in English, “My name is Callum Lundy. May I ask your names, sirs?”
“Brian Wicklow,” Brian said, extending a hand to shake.
“Thou art an American, I think?” Lundy said, accepting it gladly.
Brian hesitated. “The United States of America no longer exists as a sovereign entity,” he said. “But I am from a city-state located within the former borders of that nation, yes. Long Island, formerly of the state of New York.”
“Ah! We had some visitors from that part of the world only two centuries ago!”
Brian nodded—as if this were a perfectly normal thing to say. “Mr. Douglas and Mr. Albright, yes? I found this place after reading Mr. Douglas’ journals. Is Mr. Albright here?”
Lundy’s bushy eyebrows drew together in consternation. “Nae—he left wi’ Mr. Douglas before sunset the day before yesterday.”
Brian’s face fell a little. “Mr. Douglas’ journal said that Thomas Albright was able to re-enter Brigadoon—Briga Na Dun, if I am to understand that that is its proper name—some weeks later. That he woke you from your bed and that the town rematerialized so that he was able to re-enter it, they having returned with that goal.”
Lundy’s face was grave. “Such a thing isna possible, I fear. Mr. Douglas…may no’ ha’ been telling the truth.”
Brian shrugged. “I always knew it was a possibility.”
“An’ thou, young man, wha’ may I call thee?”
Moira arched an eyebrow, but said, in a voice that seemed a few notes lower than her natural speaking tone, “Logan Fraser.”
Lundy seemed a bit nonplused by the terseness of ‘his’ answer, but didn’t pursue it further, turning instead back to Brian. “Thou sayest thy country is nae more? Right sorrowful am I tae hear it. A nation that hath thrown off the yoke of English oppression is a sad loss tae the world. If I may ask…what happened?
Brian shook his head. “I fear the world has suffered a great many losses since you went to bed last night.”
As Brian told Mr. Lundy all that had transpired since the outbreak of the Pox, Moira’s constantly roving eyes noticed a woman near her own age lingering nearby, watching the newcomers with a distressed look on her face. She observed with apprehension as Moira approached, but she stood her ground.
“Can I help you?” Moira asked in Gaelic, despite a twinge of self-consciousness at the reaction her previous attempt with a native speaker had produced.
The girl gulped, but stuttered out, “You speak our language?”
“I speak my language,” Moira said, “My sires have walked these lands since before Hadrian built his wall.”
“Your pardon…sir,” she said, and her inquisitive look as she said it made Moira think she was a little less quick to assume the clothes made the ‘man’ than the men they’d so far encountered.
“You seem mighty fearful of us,” Moira said.
“Oh, no! Not at all sir,” the young woman said, “It’s just…I don’t suppose you know a man named Tommy Albright?”
Moira hesitated a moment then said, “Albright…my companion spoke of him. He came here two days ago.”
“Yes.” The woman looked like she was about to cry.
“I’m afraid I haven’t met him myself,” Moira said carefully. “He…he tried to come back here, but I’m afraid he was unsuccessful.”
The woman broke down crying. “I knew it,” she said, “I knew he didn’t want to leave. I don’t care what Mr. Lundy says, Harry Beaton was right! This town isn’t blessed, it’s cursed!”
Moira was about to ask what she meant when an enraged scream from Mr. Lundy himself cut her off. “WITCHES!”
Moira wheeled around to find the man red-faced and breathing hard, pacing back and forth in front of a rather nonplused Brian Wicklow. “Mohommetan witches from the Orient, unleashing a plague upon the world. War, Pestilence, Famine, and Death! Death on a pale horse! I knew it was coming! The tribulation has begun! A thousand years shall we dwell here on the fallen earth ere the kingdom of God returns!”
“Um—” Brian seemed inclined to interject, but Lundy would not be dissuaded, a mad light in his eyes.
“I knew it. When the witch came here, God saw that even the righteous would not long be safe from the corruption of interlopers! He set us free from the fallen world! And the thousand years of darkness shall be as ten days to us! Praise be to God!”
He turned back to Brian suddenly. “This news thou bringest is grave, but in a way, welcome. I ha’ much tae do, friend, alerting the village patriarchs to the threat these abominations you spoke of pose to us. Wilt thou excuse me?”
“Um. Of course,” Brian stammered out, still seeming off-balance.
Without another word, Lundy turned on his heel and stalked off, the other villagers giving him a wide berth.
Brian walked over toward Moira, his face troubled. “Well,” he said, “Rather an excitable gentleman. Oh, hello—my apologies, young lady, I don’t believe we’ve met. Miss…?”
“Campbell,” the young woman said, though her voice was still tight with distress.
“D’ye still mean tae stay here, professor?” Moira asked.
“Oh absolutely,” Brian said, “Charming place, if a bit…rustic in their outlook.”
“Well then I do believe our contract is fulfilled. I’m off.”
“So soon? I’d think someone with your interests would want to explore a bit. Quite a fascinating timecapsule we find ourselves in—less than a year after Culloden, and it wouldn’t surprise me if there are men here who fought in the battle. Rather a Jacobite stronghold, if Mr. Lundy is anything to go by. Honestly, I’d consider staying, if I were you. This may be the only safe place in the world.”
“I wouldna abandon my hus—” she caught herself and looked sharply at Miss Campbell, “My spouse and our bairns tae a world I wouldna face mysel’.” She said coldly. “An’ on top o’ that, I dinna really feel dressed for the company. I’m guessing their outlook is no less ‘rustic’ when it comes tae…tae people with two X chromosomes actin’ like I do.”
Brian sighed. “Very well. You’ve fulfilled your contract admirably, and I wish you and your family all the best.” He extended a hand.
“Good luck wi’ your wee holiday here,” Moira said, and shook it.
“May I accompany you to the edge of town?” he asked, and Moira nodded.
“May I as well?” Miss Campbell asked suddenly.
Moira raised an eyebrow but nodded assent, and they started heading back the way she’d come in.
“I want to leave,” Miss Campbell said quietly in Gaelic, and Moira glanced sharply at her.
“Today might not be a good day,” she responded in the same language, after some consideration, “The world is in a bad way, Miss Campbell.”
“Call me Fiona,” Fiona said, “And I don’t care. It can’t be worse than here. Mr. Lundy is going to do something awful, I just know it. He’s accused half the women in the town of witchcraft at one point or another, and since the old priest died and we broke loose from time, there’s been no one to keep him in check. I think he’s going to hurt someone soon…maybe today, with the state he was in when he left your friend.”
Moira sighed. “Do you think people will be upset if you leave?”
“I fear so. But after Tommy left it’s been all that I could think of. I packed a bag…please. If we just stop by my house, I’ll tell my father I have herbs to take to a family friend outside of town. They’ll never know I’ve left until it’s too late. I think you understand how powerless a woman can feel in these situations.”
Moira gritted her teeth at the implication of those words, but nodded. “We’re takin’ a wee detour for Fiona here tae pick up some things for an errand she’s running,” she said in English, and Brian nodded in happy unconcern, his eyes following a man carrying a rather ratty sheep up the lane.
Fiona led them to her home, disappearing inside for her things. As soon as she had, Moira turned to Brian. “Yon lass is leavin’ wi’ me,” she said, “She doesna want tae stay here and I dinna blame her. It’s none o’ your business, except it may make things a wee bit uncomfortable if people think you were involved, so I figured I’d tell you.”
Brian’s face contorted with dismay. “Well I wouldn’t have been involved if you hadn’t said anything! God, I’m a terrible liar, Moira, I wish you’d kept it to yourself.”
Moira shrugged, genuinely apologetic. “Sorry. I didna think of that…” she trailed off, head cocked to one side. “D’ye…d’ye hear that?”
Brian went quiet and listened, as well. “Singing?”
“The Skye Boat Song,” Moira said.
From a nearby house they could hear the faint words,
“Billow and breeze, islands and seas,
Mountains of rain and sun,
All that was good, all that was fair,
All that was me is gone.”
“Well, as I said, this place does lean that way politically,” Brian said.
Moira shook her head. “It’s no’ a contemporary song—you said yourself, we’re less than a year oot from Culloden’s Field. The Skye Boat Song was written well after that.”
Brian hesitated. “How long after?”
Moira shrugged. “I’ve no’ a clue. But those particular lyrics aren’t even original. They were written by Robert Luis Stevenson.”
Brian bit his lip. “Gah, when the hell was he alive? He wrote Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide, so 1800s at the earliest.”
Moira nodded. “We’re no’ the only outlanders here. There’s a stowaway. Probably the woman who’s singing.”
Fiona emerged from her own house, dressed in a more rugged travelling dress and with a wicker basket on her back. “I’m ready.”
Moira strained her ears to pinpoint the song’s origin, but the singer had trailed off. “Fiona,” she asked, “Did anyone come here the day before Mr. Albright?”
She nodded. “An Englishman and his wife. That’s how we knew for sure we’d broken away from time.”
“Did they stay here? Either of them? The woman?”
Fiona hesitated, but shook her head. “No. They are no longer…with us.”
“And did anyone else come the day before yesterday? The same day as Mr. Albright and his friend?”
Fiona shook her head again. “Not that I know of.”
Moira thought about this for a few seconds, then shrugged. “Whatever. Let’s go.”
The three of them headed once more toward the edge of town, but when they reached the low stone wall, a group of men were loitering by the gate, and they didn’t look too happy to see Fiona or her companions.
“Another sassenach, eh, Fiona?” one of them said. He stepped forward and his friends edged sideways, blocking the gate.
The man who’d spoken gazed levelly at Brian, then Moira. “Our little Fiona has a hard time staying on her feet when there’s someone from out of town passing through,” he said to his friends in Gaelic.
“Move,” Moira growled in the same tongue.
The man feigned surprise. “Well, this one even understands civilized language, lads,” he said,
“Fingal, please,” Fiona said, “This gentleman just offered to escort me to—”
“Shut up, slut,” Fingal hissed angrily.
Moira punched him straight in the nose. He staggered back, clutching his face, then drew a knife, glaring at her.
With a practiced motion, Moria unslung her gas gun from her shoulder with her left hand, aiming from the hip, and drew her dirk with her right. “We’re leaving. Move.”
Brian’s eyes went wide and he and Fiona both backed up several paces.
In contrast with the sharp, hissing snap of the gas gun that Brian had expected and feared, a deep boom sounded, and Moira lurched sideways, blood erupting from her leg. Another local man emerged from a small outbuilding off to one side, dropping a blackpowder pistol and drawing a long knife as he approached. Moira hauled herself to a sitting position, her face a mask of pain and rage, and leveled the gas gun at Fingal, but he had already closed the distance and kicked it out of her hands. Moira was swinging her dirk as he did so, though, and opened a nasty gash on his arm. As he staggered back, she climbed shakily to her feet and dodged a knife thrust from the man who’d shot her, slamming the pommel of her own blade into the left side of his face with a sickening crunch before giving him his own gushing leg wound in turn.
The remaining two men rushed her simultaneously, one of whom had a blade longer than Moira’s. She deflected his swing easily and despite her wounded leg caught him a savage kick under his kilt that put him off balance while she landed a blow on his head that dropped him to the ground, perhaps permanently. The second man managed to put a shallow gash across her arm with his small knife, but stumbled back as Moira turned from the possibly-corpse of his friend and leveled her gaze on him, looking like a goddess of war.
“Fiona?” A man’s voice came from up the road, ringing with concern.
The final combatant turned and ran, and Moira collapsed to one knee, then fell flat on her face as a man and a woman who was clearly kin to Fiona ran up, the man holding a basket-hilt claymore in one hand.
The three of them exchanged several words in Gaelic, Moira unable to focus on the words, drifting in and out of consciousness. The last thing she heard before a terrible dark coldness took her was “We have to take her to the witch.”
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2020.11.26 13:07 waltt_ Throwback Write-Up #27: Portishead - Dummy

Artist: Portishead
Album: Dummy
Release Date: 22 August 1994
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I must first thank u/chaotic_gold for giving me the motivation to do a write-up on Dummy by posting his terrific write-up of Tricky’s Maxinquaye, which (due to its being a trip-hop album from Bristol) is a sister-album to Dummy in many ways. It is very well written, and is a fantastic insight into Tricky as an artist which likewise gives a terrific insight into the genre as a whole. Check out his post here.
It was my mum that introduced Portishead to me, accompanied by stories of her attending their concert in our relatively quiet town in 1998, after the release of their second, self-titled record Portishead. I quickly fell in love with the sounds of Glory Box and Biscuit, and it was in my later years in which I began to listen to hip-hop that I came to recognise the beauty of this album past just the angelic voice of mysterious front-woman Beth Gibbons. I have, since then, been incredibly disappointed that Portishead and the bands fellow trip-hop artists (a title each relevant band hates, might I add), has had such little place in the current discussion of hip-hop and its history. It is my intention here not to discuss at length the history of the band or trip hop, but instead to discuss the album and its roots in and influence on hip-hop and rap.
Portishead’s Dummy is undoubtedly the best of both worlds; production efforts firmly rooted in hip-hop, dub, and electronic tradition, whilst the sorrow of Beth Gibbons over the so consistent and evident sounds of the album elevates its soundscape to a level far greater than it is given credit for. A tear-jerking, comedown album of the ages, Portishead’s Dummy is the magnifying glass zooming so close on the bleak and depressive side of the 1990s, where in your bedroom you felt so alone but so in touch with the cinematic and lush sounds of the 1994 masterpiece.

The Wild Bunch
Ok, so maybe the heading is a little bit disingenuous - none of the three recurring members of Portishead were ever members of Bristol’s godfather of Trip-Hop, The Wild Bunch - but it is certainly fitting to describe the greater Bristol scene as such. It was The Wild Bunch (consisting of what would become Massive Attack, Tricky, and others) that laid the foundations of and built upon the sound that grew out of the small English town of Bristol 1980s that would later become ‘Trip-Hop’ in just the next decade. It is important to understand that it was in the 1980s that the English underground music scene underwent drastic changes; the introduction of American Hip-Hop to English ears became quickly intertwined with the massive presence of English break-beat, house music, Jamaican dub, electronic, ambient, reggae, funk, and maybe most importantly in Portishead’s case, Jazz. It was growing multiculturalism in Bristol in the 1980s and ‘90s that turned the small city into a melting pot of music, and Portishead is symbolic most of the influences of Jazz and Hip-Hop on the scene. It is true that, released in 1994, Dummy was the metaphorical comedown of Trip-Hop’s big decade, and it sonically fits the description.
It is, as described very fittingly by u/chaotic_gold, the ‘Holy Trinity of Trip-Hop’ in Massive Attack, Tricky, and Portishead, that were the most notable products of Bristol’s musical genesis during the ‘80s and ‘90s, and later in this post I will recommend records by each of these artists. I mention these artists out of simple love and admiration for the genre however, as if the story of Dummy has to be told in the context of Massive Attack and of their sometime collaborator Tricky, it’s equally obvious that Portishead were on the opposite side of Bristol’s coin; a lonely and soulful depiction of the claustrophobic and noirish inner city or the warmth and dimly lit and cigarette smoke filled bedrooms of cold Britain, a far cry from the block parties and basement raves of The Wild Bunch and it’s alumni.

Sour Times
It was Conservative Prime-Minister Margaret Thatchers ‘Enterprise Allowance’ that we can thank for the creation of what was initially the two person band, Portishead. A 19 year old, long haired Geoff Barrow would meet then 26 year old Beth Gibbons in the line of an induction meeting for the government scheme, and would hit it off when asked by the instructor what they wanted to do with the £40 per week that was given to unemployed people who set up their own business. Beth had told the group that she was a singer with intentions of starting her own label, and it was Barrow who approached her about singing for him after he had spent the early months of 1990 auditioning singers of whom he was never happy with. They would quickly begin making music together, meeting Adrian Utley in 1991, who only became an official ‘member’ of Portishead after Dummy’s release, though he was by all accounts just as involved in Dummy as Gibbons and Barrow. Utley recalled his first introduction to the duo as a then 34 year old bored jazz guitarist finishing up a recording session in a downstairs room below: “I remember somebody opening the door upstairs and me hearing It Could Be Sweet [one of the first tracks written for Dummy]. I was all, ‘Fuck me, what is that?’ Just hearing the sub-bass and Beth’s voice – it was unbelievable. Like a whole new world that was really exciting and vital.”
Geoff Barrow had spent the earlier 4 years of his teenage years falling in love with hip-hop and sampling while attending youth club funk nights in rural Somerset in the Eighties, whilst also acting as a junior tape-op for Massive Attack on their debut Blue Lines.
Gibbons was, and still is, a mysterious figure. The 26 year old had grown up on a farm, and as Barrow later said, had “probably done more singing in her bedroom than on stage”. I will say little about her singing ability now, for it will be spoken to at length in just a few moments.
Finally, Adrian Utley had moved from the even smaller town of Portishead (which would later be the source of inspiration for the groups name), playing jazz guitar in Big John Patton's touring band and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. A lover and collector of noir and sci-fi films of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s and of hip-hop, Utley and Barrow would watch films and attempt to replicate the use of instruments such as theremins and cimbaloms, whilst also teaching each other to sample and produce tracks with reference to American hip-hop acts such as The Pharcyde, and English break-beat.
These periods were not, however, the sour times in which the heading refers to, and are instead those that lead to them. The recording process of Dummy was a strange one; the band never gigged, instead hulling up in Neneh Cherry’s kitchen recording their first songs together. When the working relationship between Cherry and Barrow brokedown in 1991, Barrows mental state followed suit, forcing Portishead to move to Coach House Studios despite the bands sonic differences to the bands that were also recording in the building. The impact of the Gulf War, the pressure of his work with Portishead, and the newly ‘frat’-like atmosphere of the Dummy recording sessions at Coach House Studios was making the album-making process difficult. Though told out of humour many years later, Barrow described Bristol as being largely at fault for his and the bands compromised mental state; ‘The only place to eat was Iceland or this horrible pub called Granny’s where your beans and chips would arrive with Granny’s thumb in it.’. The lush, devastating soundscapes of Dummy rose from that bleakness, and would likewise inform later works.

Dummy
Dummy is, in all ways, truly devastating. The title of the record, inspired by the 1977 TV Drama of the same name in which a blind and deaf woman’s life descends into prostitution and degradation, does not describe the sound of the record; every sound, every instrument, and every word spoken, is deliberate or deliberately random. The album is filled with the sounds of eerie loneliness, using cinema soundtracks and jazz and classical orchestras to inform the drums loops and scratching of Geoff Barrows, the Bond-like and jazz inspired guitar licks of Adrian Utley, and the extraordinary, harrowing lyrics written and sung by Beth Gibbons. It is in this sense that Dummy is so incredibly deliberate - the spy-movie and sci-fi guitar riffs, the hip-hop and break-beat inspired drumming, the countless, velvet-like organ and string sections, and the pleading and totally raw voice of Gibbons present on all tracks all maintain complete obedience to the mood in which Portishead are so relentless in establishing. Dummy is to the night what Blue Lines is to day; The foggy, cold, lonely walk in moonlit Bristol; the disgusting, tiled and moldy bathroom of the inner-city club you stumbled across; the narcotised walk home; the cigarette; the welcoming and warm bed. The 2 producers found themselves sampling and breaking up their own tracks, feeding back into their samplers and pressing their ‘finished’ products onto vinyl in order to allow for further manipulation, just as a hip-hop producer would. It was these seemingly random acts (such as physically walking on their newly pressed records) that gave Dummy the filmic, noirish air in which the voice of Beth Gibbons soars. Akin to Billie Holiday in many respects, Gibbons’ breathy and desperate vocals transform the jazzy, hip-hop inspired beats into massive, devastatingly heartbreaking lullabies and stylish and charismatic soundscapes. It is undeniable that, despite Barrow’s fresh take on 1960s and ‘70s soundtracks, strings and organ arrangements, and scratching, sampling and looping, and Utley’s infectious jazz-influenced guitar and bass playing, it is Beth Gibbons that elevates Dummy to such a level that won it a Mercury Prize just a year after its release. That is not to undermine the beautiful cohesion of Utley and Barrow, though, both of whom manage to create 11 individual but perfectly cohesive songs despite the heavy use of varying samples and a wide range of instruments. It is their production that is so heavily inspired by hip-hop and jazz that informs the luscious, sexy, but lonely soundtrack to the 1990s. The unsettling and lonely crooning of Gibbons is so beautifully supported by the so intensely different beats of Utley and Barrow, but yet not once do they feel at odds. Though I generally avoid Pitchfork when it comes to hip-hop, their review of this album is very good: ‘For 50 minutes, the album sustains a single, all-enveloping mood; its track list is a 10-sided die where every roll comes up some variation of despair.’, writes Philip Sherburne.
Mysterons
Dummy opens with the aptly named Mysterons; named after the Martian villains of the 1966 television show Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, the theremin present so early in the track and the so intensely Bond-like guitar riffs of Utley compliment looped snare rolls and one of Gibbons more confrontational performances on the album.
‘All for nothing / Did you really want?’
Sour Times
Based around a looping, extended sample of Lalo Schifrin’s music for Mission: Impossible, Sour Times is undeniably cut from the same cloth as Mysterons. Cinematic in its use of sampling with a bouncy drum loop and droning, metallic rattling sounds, Gibbons gives maybe her most confident performance on the recond, bouncing over the drum loop, singing in the songs hook: ‘Cause nobody loves me, It's true, Not like you do.’. Those of you who like Black Thought will recognise the drum loop on this song from his very recent track Thought vs. Everybody, which samples Sour Times.
Strangers
It is on the third track, Strangers, in which the soundscape of Dummy begins to expand; that isn't to say it lacks the features of the two (the spy-film like guitar present throughout the track says otherwise), however the use of a buzzing guitar and abrasive drum pattern is reminiscent of an old train moving over equally as old train tracks, with the sweet breakdown that appears momentarily later in the track providing a break from the beat to reminisce on the words of Gibbons, who sings in what was a home-recorded demo that made it onto the record: ‘Did you realize, no one can ever see inside your view / Did you realize, for why this sight belongs to you’.
It Could Be Sweet
Little can be said about It Could Be Sweet that would accurately convey its charm; Beth Gibbons, a thumping sub-base, scattered samples, and keys to fill it all in is simply magic. Gibbons croons 'Cause I don't wanna lose / What we had last time, your leaving / This life ain't fair / You don't get something for nothing, turn back / Gotta try a little harder / It could be sweet’. The ultimate head-bobber, and a night-time drive song up there with the albums final song, Glory Box, It Could Be Sweet uses its minimalism to charm.
Wandering Star
The heavy hitting, lumbering bass and cymbal pattern of Wandering Star, accompanied only by Barrow’s scratching and a regularly beating synth, are more akin to those present on many 80’s Rakim and Eric B records; Gibbons turns a head-bobber into a lullaby, singing: ‘Please, could you stay a while to share my grief / It's such a lovely day to have to always feel this way’, and ‘the darkness, the blackness, forever.’ If you needed further proof of the impact of hip-hop production on trip-hop and its Holy Trinity, look no further than Wandering Star.
“‘Wandering Star’ kind of needed a solo, so I just kind of scratched the start of Magic Mountain. I wasn't really ever a scratch DJ, as such, but I was always madly into DJ Premier. You don't need loads of notes to make it sound cool, and that's what Premier did with his scratching. He didn't have to do anything. It was an incredible technique, but still it would just be so cool. He's the most soulful scratch DJ there's ever been.”, said Barrow.
It’s a Fire
Written entirely by Beth Gibbons and brought to Utley and Barrow as essentially a gift, the voice of the album sings ‘Cause this life is a farce / I can't breathe through this mask / Like a fool / So breathe on, little sister, breathe on’. The singer is so incredibly personal on It’s a Fire, and is clear as day in her singing. Assisted sparsely by a drum loop and a stunning organ, Gibbons’ breathy, open letter, is elevated into her very own Church song - her voice bouncing from mahogany wall to mahogany wall.
Numb
An ode to despair and hopelessness, Beth Gibbons breaks out of her shell on Numb, crooning ‘I'm ever so lost / can't find my way / Been searching, but I have never seen / A turning, a turning from deceit’, and ‘but this loneliness / It just won't leave me alone / oh no’. The latter of the two lines being immediately followed by Utley’s quiet bass playing, and Barrows’ scratching over a slowed sample of Ray Charles I’ve Got a Woman.
Roads
I really cannot stress enough when I say that Roads is undoubtedly Beth Gibbons’ masterpiece. One of the most heartbreaking songs ever put to tape, Roads opens with a gut-wrenching, wailing guitar riff and a punchy snare loop, with Beth wailing ‘How can it feel this wrong? / From this moment / How can it feel this wrong?’. Growing more and more desperate, Gibbons sings: ‘I got nobody on my side / and surely that ain’t right / surely that ain’t right’ atop a luscious and drifting string section and bass solo later in the track. The string section on Roads, similar to those in Glory Box, are unspeakably gorgeous, and by the end of the song Beth is so close to the mic that you can hear her breathe in for more air, just to plead to the listener once more; a common theme on the album, present also on It’s a Fire.
Pedestal
A much needed respite from the despair of Roads, Pedestal picks things up once again. With constantly present basslines, a subtly supporting synth, and the usual looped drum pattern, Barrow is given time to scratch to his heart’s content in the periods between Gibbon’s sphinxlike vocals and the trumpet solo in the middle of the song.
Biscuit
A beat one can hear MF DOOM or Earl Sweatshirt rapping over, Biscuit sounds like death; it is the final high of the album before the ultimate comedown, with violent drums that penetrate the truly grimy Rhodes and guitar never ceasing to thump. A drum loop that feels like a gunshot to the chest (and a snare drum that certainly sounds like it), Gibbons’ raw and quivering singing of lines like ‘I can't make myself heard / No matter how hard I scream, oh, sensation / Sin, slave of sensation‘ breaks you down, giving way to Geoff Barrows masterpiece: scratched into the song and slowed down to 16 RPM, Johnnie Ray’s sweet ‘50s refrain of ‘I’ll never fall in love again / It’s all over now’ and what was a once cheerful trumpet opening becomes the final bow tie on a drowning, hopeless package.
‘At last, relief / A mother's son has left me sheer’
Glory Box
Glory Box snakes its way into your ears; smooth as butter and haunting in its use of Isaac Hayes’ Ike’s Rap II, the final song of Portishead’s debut is luscious in every sense of the word. The song’s string section is a gorgeous support pillar for the sultry bass-line and drum loop, with Gibbons’ pleading ‘Give me a reason to love you / Give me a reason to be a woman / I just wanna be a woman’ maintaining Glory Box as one of the ultimate comedown songs of all time. Utley’s searing guitar solo and wailing guitar riffs throughout the song are amazing, and Barrow creates out of a such a full and velvet-like songs, a sparse and grimy breakdown just before the songs climax, with Beth Gibbons’ finishing the album not with a bang, but with ‘I'm so tired of playing / Playing with this bow and arrow / Gonna give my heart away / Leave it to the other girls to play / For I've been a temptress too long / Just / Give me a reason to love you.’’

Hip-Hop, and Portishead’s Legacy
It is sadly true that, at least in the public eye, history has not been kind to Dummy. What is a masterpiece of one of the most unique subgenres in modern music is now often seen as coffee table music or music that is best only for the bedroom. Having said that, however, the rap game has been far more complimentary of Portishead than the mainstream. Aesop Rock rapped over 4 Portishead beats in a collaboration with J Kingz in the January 1, 2006 mixtape Aesop Rock Meets Portishead.
Kanye West credited Portishead and their live album which heavily featured an orchestra with being the primary influence for the orchestral horns present on his records, stating ‘So after I won those Grammys (awards)... I ran and got a string section… Hip-hop never had strings that lush with drums that hard but Portishead had that, and they sounded hip-hop, and people vibed to that.”. West would release his own live album, Late Orchestration, after releasing Late Registration.
The impact of Portishead on Top Dawg Entertainment is notable also: Roads is present on Kendrick Lamar’s playlist The Making of ‘good kid m.A.A.d city' and has been credited by the artist as being a great inspiration for Lamar, Prescription and Raymond 1969 by ScHoolboy Q sample Undenied and Cowboy respectively, both from the bands self-titled sophomore album, and Ab-Soul named a song after the band on his 2016 album Do What Thou Wilt., stating in his Dec. 2016 Hot 97 interview that he had “sampled so much of their stuff early on before I even really knew it was them”.
In reference to Portishead as one of his favourite songwriters, Vince Staples said “Sometimes music gives you a kneejerk reaction. You hear it and it makes you feel a certain way. That was one of those things; I hadn’t heard anything like it. I feel like the songwriting was very honest and also had a lot of depth. But music was never something I thought long about when I was a kid. It was just in the background of my life. My parents listened to gospel music and that wasn’t my thing.”
I will try not to post every time any Portishead song has been sampled, though the range of artists that have so evidently been influenced by the group, such as Raekwon, Three 6 Mafia, Canibus, ScHoolboy Q, and Aesop Rock, and the countless artists such as Slowthai, Vince Staples and Kanye West who have spoken on their love for the group and for Dummy are just some examples of the truly unspeakable influence of Dummy, Portishead, and Trip-Hop on the greater hip-hop canon.

More!
Portishead - Portishead
Portishead’s sophomore effort, Portishead is the band at their most confident. Gibbons’ singing is still the same, but with an air of confidence seldom heard on Dummy. Utley and Barrow, with more money and greater confidence, begin to make and use their own samples, making their own creations the centerpiece of the record's sound. My favourites on this record are Western Eyes, Undenied, All Mine, Cowboys, Over, and Only You (shouts out the Roseland version of this track also, another example of Barrow scratching).
Portishead - Roseland NYC Live
Special shoutout to this album's version of Sour Times - it is, in my opinion, leagues better than the original, and oh my god is the scratching amazing. In fact, the scratching is phenomenal throughout the album, as are the orchestras. God, the orchestras are amazing. Check this one out for sure.
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man - Out of Season
Beth Gibbons’ ‘solo record’, Out of Season is absolutely beautiful. A far move away from Portishead’s Trip-Hop, Out of Season consists of stunning acoustic guitars, grand orchestras, choirs, jazz drumming like no other, and Gibbons channeling Billie Holiday in songs such as Romance. Songs like Sand River are softly sung, beautiful lullabies, whilst songs like Spider Monkey and Funny Time of Year have grand instrumentals, contrasting Gibbons’ unwavering, breathy singing. There is a reason Out of Season’s cover so closely resembles Bob Dylan’s Blood on the Tracks, for her singing on the album cannot help but remind one of Dylan.
Massive Attack - Blue Lines
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Tricky - Maxinquaye
Again, u/chaotic_good ‘s write-up on the project.
DJ Shadow - Entroducing…..
Or,
FactMag’s The 50 Best Trip-Hop Albums of All Time list is really good, and has a lot of great albums on it.

Discussion
  1. Have you heard of trip-hop as a whole, and/or Portishead in particular before? If not, do you feel compelled to explore some more?
  2. What are your favorite songs on the album?
  3. What are you favourite moments on the album?
  4. Do you hear the influence of this album in other people’s work? What are some examples in other genres?
  5. What would you like to hear from Portishead?
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2020.11.25 14:30 BooksAreBelongToUs [US Promotion] I would like to celebrate Thanksgiving by gifting you all books!

UPDATE: More books added by siffis and West1234567890 further down
If are late coming across this post then do not worry you can still message me your email for a book.
To celebrate my day off today and Thanksgiving tomorrow I would like to gift my audiobooks.
In order to recieve a free audiobook gift just message me any title (below) along with your email address. If you have not recieved a gift before then you will get the audiobook for free. More details here and here. I am in the US market (but I hear from Canada and UK that it still works).
Books crossed out are not available.
TITLE - AUTHOR (Ordered by author)

siffis has generously offered to include his collection. If you like any of the books below then message directly.

West1234567890 [Also added additional books below](https://www.reddit.com/audible/comments/k0s76n/us_promotion_i_would_like_to_celebrate/gdlwylu?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3).
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2020.11.24 18:57 chemicruel [TOMT] Video Game: Cowboy/Ninja/TPS? (PS3, c. 2008-2010???)

My sister downloaded this PS3 game demo back before she moved away to college, so probably before 2011.
You played as a woman (long black hair, Native American?) The demo was basically running around, doing parkour, and shooting enemies with duel wielding revolvers.
The soundtrack was BADASS. The song I can remember the best had lyrics like “zombie killin’ in the wild Wild West—“
A mechanic I remember is that it had a “deadshot” feature like in RDR2, but your character powerslid on her knees to perform this.
I’m pretty certain the game title is one word: “Red” is what I thought it was called, but when I google “red ps3 game” I only get RDR.
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2020.11.22 18:09 cdrewing How do I get my extensive music library into Plex?

Using Plex to organize my (also extensive) Movies library became easy as a walk in the park since I found Plex a couple of years ago. Just define your Movies folder - Plex will care for the rest.
Handling a music library did not turn out to be that easy. Let's take - for example - my JohnnyCash subdirectory to add to my Plex music library. My total music library is significantly larger (~123G), I just want to keep it 'small':
. ├── 1963 - Ring of Fire │ ├── 01 - Ring of Fire.m4a │ ├── 02 - I'd Still Be There.m4a │ ├── 03 - What Do I Care.m4a │ ├── 04 - I Still Miss Someone.m4a │ ├── 05 - Forty Shades of Green.m4a │ ├── 06 - Were You There When They Crucified My Lord.m4a │ ├── 07 - The Rebel Johnny Yuma.m4a │ ├── 08 - Bonanza.m4a │ ├── 09 - The Big Battle.m4a │ ├── 10 - Remember The Alamo.m4a │ ├── 11 - Tennessee Flat Top Box.m4a │ ├── 12 - (There'll Be) Peace In The Valley.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire - Back.jpg │ └── Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire - Front.jpg ├── 1968 - At Folsom Prison-Remastered (2006) │ ├── 101-johnny_cash-folsom_prison_blues.m4a │ ├── 102-johnny_cash-busted_(bonus_track).m4a │ ├── 103-johnny_cash-dark_as_the_dungeon.m4a │ ├── 104-johnny_cash-i_still_miss_someone.m4a │ ├── 105-johnny_cash-cocaine_blues.m4a │ ├── 106-johnny_cash-25_minutes_to_go.m4a │ ├── 107-johnny_cash-orange_blossom_special.m4a │ ├── 108-johnny_cash-the_long_black_veil.m4a │ ├── 109-johnny_cash-send_a_picture_of_mother.m4a │ ├── 110-johnny_cash-the_wall.m4a │ ├── 111-johnny_cash-dirty_old_egg-suckin_dog.m4a │ ├── 112-johnny_cash-flushed_from_the_bathroom_of_your_heart.m4a │ ├── 113-johnny_cash-joe_bean_(bonus_track).m4a │ ├── 114-johnny_cash-jackson_(with_june_carter).m4a │ ├── 115-johnny_cash-give_my_love_to_rose_(with_june_carter).m4a │ ├── 116-johnny_cash-i_got_stripes.m4a │ ├── 117-johnny_cash-the_legend_of_john_henrys_hammer_(bonus_track).m4a │ ├── 118-johnny_cash-green_green_grass_of_home.m4a │ ├── 119-johnny_cash-greystone_chapel.m4a │ └── jonnhy.jpg ├── 1988 - The Best of Johnny Cash │ ├── 01 - Ring of Fire.m4a │ ├── 02 - Orange Blossom Special.m4a │ ├── 03 - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.m4a │ ├── 04 - Jackson.m4a │ ├── 05 - Don't Take Your Guns To Town.m4a │ ├── 06 - I Walk The Line.m4a │ ├── 07 - A Boy Named Sue.m4a │ ├── 08 - San Quentin.m4a │ ├── 09 - If I Were A Carpenter (With June Carter).m4a │ ├── 10 - Folsom Prison Blues.m4a │ ├── 11 - Kate.m4a │ ├── 12 - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky.m4a │ ├── 13 - Daddy Sang Bass.m4a │ ├── 14 - Bonanza.m4a │ ├── 15 - In Them Old Cottonfields Back Home.m4a │ ├── 16 - Five Feet High And Rising.m4a │ ├── 17 - Man In Black.m4a │ ├── 18 - A Thing Called Love.m4a │ ├── 19 - The Ballad Of Ira Hayes.m4a │ ├── 20 - In The Jailhouse Now.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash - The Best of (Back).jpg │ └── Jphnny Cash - The Best of (Front).jpg ├── 1994 - American - American Recordings - Vol I │ ├── Johnny Cash-01-Delia's Gone.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-02-Let The Train Blow The Whistle.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-03-The Beast In Me.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-04-Drive On.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-05-Why Me Lord.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-06-Thirteen.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-07-Oh Bury Me Not.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-08-Bird On A Wire.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-09-Tennessee Stud.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-10-Down There By The Train.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-11-Redemption.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-12-Like A Soldier.m4a │ └── Johnny Cash-13-The Man Who Couldn't Cry.m4a ├── 1994 - The Man In Black │ ├── 01 - Ring of Fire.m4a │ ├── 02 - I Walk The Line.m4a │ ├── 03 - Get Rhythm.m4a │ ├── 04 - It Ain't Me Babe.m4a │ ├── 05 - I Still Miss Someone.m4a │ ├── 06 - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky.m4a │ ├── 07 - The Baron.m4a │ ├── 08 - Sunday Morning Coming Down.m4a │ ├── 09 - Daddy Sang Bass.m4a │ ├── 10 - Jackson (with June Carter).m4a │ ├── 11 - One Piece At A Time.m4a │ ├── 12 - Orange Blossom Special.m4a │ ├── 13 - Folsom Prison Blues (Live).m4a │ ├── 14 - San Quentin (Live).m4a │ ├── 15 - A Boy Named Sue (Live).m4a │ ├── 16 - A Thing Called Love.m4a │ ├── 17 - Don't Take Your Guns To Town.m4a │ ├── 18 - Wanted Man.m4a │ ├── 19 - Big River.m4a │ ├── 20 - Without Love.m4a │ ├── 21 - No Expectations.m4a │ ├── 22 - Highway Patrolman.m4a │ ├── 23 - Singin' in Vietnam Talkin' Blues.m4a │ ├── 24 - Man in Black.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash - The Man In Black - Back.jpg │ ├── Johnny Cash - The Man In Black - Front1.jpg │ └── Johnny Cash - The Man In Black - Front2.jpg ├── 1996 - Unchained - American Recordings - Vol II │ ├── Johnny Cash-01-Rowboat.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-02-Sea of heartbreak.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-03-Rusty cage.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-04-The one rose.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-05-Country boy.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-06-Memories are made of this.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-07-Spiritual.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-08-Kneeling drunkard's plea.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-09-Southern accents.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-10-Mean eyed cat.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-11-Meet me in heaven.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-12-I never picked cotton.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-13-Unchained.m4a │ └── Johnny Cash-14-I've been everywhere.m4a ├── 1998 - The Essential 1955-1983 (3 Disc) │ ├── Johnny Cash - The Essential 1955-1983 - Back.jpg │ ├── Johnny Cash - The Essential 1955-1983 - Front.jpg │ ├── Volume 1 │ │ ├── 01 - Hey Porter.m4a │ │ ├── 02 - Cry, Cry, Cry.m4a │ │ ├── 03 - Folsom Prison Blues.m4a │ │ ├── 04 - Luther Played The Boogie.m4a │ │ ├── 05 - Get Rhythm.m4a │ │ ├── 06 - I Walk The Line.m4a │ │ ├── 07 - Home Of The Blues.m4a │ │ ├── 08 - Give My Love To Rose.m4a │ │ ├── 09 - Rock Island Line.m4a │ │ ├── 10 - Doin' My Time.m4a │ │ ├── 11 - Big River.m4a │ │ ├── 12 - Ballad of A Teenage Queen.m4a │ │ ├── 13 - Guess Things Happen That Way.m4a │ │ ├── 14 - The Ways Of A Woman In Love.m4a │ │ ├── 15 - Thanks A Lot.m4a │ │ ├── 16 - Oh, What A Dream.m4a │ │ ├── 17 - What Do I Care.m4a │ │ ├── 18 - All Over Again.m4a │ │ ├── 19 - I Still Miss Someone.m4a │ │ ├── 20 - I'd Just Be Fool Enough.m4a │ │ ├── 21 - Walking The Blues.m4a │ │ ├── 22 - Frankie's Man, Johnny.m4a │ │ ├── 23 - Tennessee Flat-Top Box.m4a │ │ ├── 24 - Sing It Pretty, Sue.m4a │ │ ├── 25 - Pickin' Time.m4a │ │ ├── 26 - Five Feet High And Rising.m4a │ │ ├── 27 - The Old Account.m4a │ │ ├── 28 - Peace In The Valley.m4a │ │ ├── 29 - Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord).m4a │ │ ├── Johnny Cash - The Essential 1955-1983 - Vol 1 - Back.jpg │ │ └── Johnny Cash - The Essential 1955-1983 - Vol 1 - Front.jpg │ ├── Volume 2 │ │ ├── 01 - Don't Take Your Guns To Town.m4a │ │ ├── 02 - The Ballad Of Boot Hill,.m4a │ │ ├── 03 - The Rebel - Johnny Yuma.m4a │ │ ├── 04 - The Big Battle.m4a │ │ ├── 05 - When The Roses Bloom Again.m4a │ │ ├── 06 - The Ballad Of Ira Hayes.m4a │ │ ├── 07 - The Legend Of John Henry's Ham.m4a │ │ ├── 08 - Dark As A Dungeon.m4a │ │ ├── 09 - The Long Black Veil.m4a │ │ ├── 10 - I Got Stripes.m4a │ │ ├── 11 - 25 Minutes To Go.m4a │ │ ├── 12 - The Wall.m4a │ │ ├── 13 - Busted.m4a │ │ ├── 14 - Bad News.m4a │ │ ├── 15 - Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog.m4a │ │ ├── 16 - Orange Blossom Special.m4a │ │ ├── 17 - Ring of Fire.m4a │ │ ├── 18 - Understand Your Man.m4a │ │ ├── 19 - Jackson.m4a │ │ ├── 20 - Blistered.m4a │ │ ├── 21 - See Ruby Fall.m4a │ │ ├── 22 - Cicso Clifton's Fillin' Statio.m4a │ │ ├── 23 - Daddy Sang Bass.m4a │ │ ├── Johnny Cash - The Essential 1955-1983 - Vol 2 - Back.jpg │ │ └── Johnny Cash - The Essential 1955-1983 - Vol 2 - Front.jpg │ └── Volume 3 │ ├── 01 - Folsom Prison Blues (Live).m4a │ ├── 02 - Cocaine Blues (Live).m4a │ ├── 03 - San Quentin #2 (Live).m4a │ ├── 04 - A Boy Named Sue (Live).m4a │ ├── 05 - Wanted Man.m4a │ ├── 06 - Singin' In Vietnam Talkin' Blu.m4a │ ├── 07 - Man In Black.m4a │ ├── 08 - What Is Truth.m4a │ ├── 09 - Flesh And Blood.m4a │ ├── 10 - Sunday Morning Coming Down.m4a │ ├── 11 - Oney.m4a │ ├── 12 - One Piece At A Time.m4a │ ├── 13 - Hit The Road And Go.m4a │ ├── 14 - Rockabilly Blues (Texas 1955).m4a │ ├── 15 - I Will Rock And Roll With You.m4a │ ├── 16 - No Expectations.m4a │ ├── 17 - (Ghost) Riders In The Sky.m4a │ ├── 18 - Bull Rider.m4a │ ├── 19 - Highway Patrolman.m4a │ ├── 20 - After The Ball.m4a │ ├── 21 - Without Love.m4a │ ├── 22 - The Last Time.m4a │ ├── 23 - I'm Gonna Sit On The Porch And.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash - The Essential 1955-1983 - Vol 3 - Back.jpg │ └── Johnny Cash - The Essential 1955-1983 - Vol 3 - Front.jpg ├── 1999 - I Walk The Line │ ├── 01 - I Walk The Line.m4a │ ├── 02 - Folsom Prison Blues.m4a │ ├── 03 - Blue Train.m4a │ ├── 04 - You Win Again.m4a │ ├── 05 - Oh Lonesome Me.m4a │ ├── 06 - There You Go.m4a │ ├── 07 - Hey Porter.m4a │ ├── 08 - Sugartime.m4a │ ├── 09 - The Story Of A Broken Heart.m4a │ ├── 10 - Thanks A Lot.m4a │ ├── 11 - Belshazzar.m4a │ ├── 12 - So Doggone Lonesome.m4a │ ├── 13 - Cry, Cry, Cry.m4a │ ├── 14 - I Love You Because.m4a │ ├── 15 - Train of Love.m4a │ ├── 16 - Hey, Good Looking.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line - 1.jpg │ ├── Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line - Back.jpg │ ├── Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line - CD.jpg │ └── Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line - Front.jpg ├── 2000 - Solitary Man - American Recordings - Vol III │ ├── 01 - I Won't Back Down (featuring Tom Petty).m4a │ ├── 01 - I Won't Back Down.m4a │ ├── 02 - Solitary Man (featuring Tom Petty).m4a │ ├── 02 - solitary man.m4a │ ├── 03 - That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day).m4a │ ├── 03 - That Lucky Old Sun.m4a │ ├── 04 - One.m4a │ ├── 05 - Nobody.m4a │ ├── 06 - I See A Darkness.m4a │ ├── 07 - The Mercy Seat.m4a │ ├── 08 - Would You Lay With Me (I A Field Of Stone).m4a │ ├── 08 - Would You Lay With Me (in a field of stone).m4a │ ├── 09 - Field of Diamonds (featuring Sheryl Crow).m4a │ ├── 09 - Field of Diamonds.m4a │ ├── 10 - Before My Time.m4a │ ├── 11 - Country Trash.m4a │ ├── 12 - Mary Of The Wild.m4a │ ├── 12 - Mary Of The Wild Moor.m4a │ ├── 13 - I'm Leaving Now (featuring Merle Haggard).m4a │ ├── 13 - I'm Leaving Now.m4a │ ├── 14 - Wayfaring Stranger.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash - American III (Engl[1].) (Back).jpg │ ├── Johnny Cash - American III (Engl[1].) (CD1).jpg │ └── Johnny Cash - American III (Engl[1].) (Front).jpg ├── 2002 - The Man Comes Around - American Recordings - Vol IV │ ├── 01 The Man Comes Around.m4a │ ├── 02 Hurt.m4a │ ├── 03 Give My Love to Rose.m4a │ ├── 04 Bridge over Troubled Water.m4a │ ├── 05 I Hung My Head.m4a │ ├── 06 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.m4a │ ├── 07 Personal Jesus.m4a │ ├── 08 In My Life.m4a │ ├── 09 Sam Hall.m4a │ ├── 10 Danny Boy.m4a │ ├── 11 Desperado.m4a │ ├── 12 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry.m4a │ ├── 13 Tear Stained Letter.m4a │ ├── 14 The Streets of Laredo.m4a │ ├── 15 We'll Meet Again.m4a │ ├── AlbumArt_{8985C5B4-EA6B-40FB-9ADE-54D000F457DF}_Large.jpg -> /media/ALL6250/Musik/Johnny Cash/2002 - The Man Comes Around - American Recordings - Vol IV/Folder.jpg │ ├── AlbumArt_{8985C5B4-EA6B-40FB-9ADE-54D000F457DF}_Small.jpg -> /media/ALL6250/Musik/Johnny Cash/2002 - The Man Comes Around - American Recordings - Vol IV/AlbumArtSmall.jpg │ ├── AlbumArtSmall.jpg │ ├── desktop.ini │ └── Folder.jpg ├── 2003 - Christmas with Johnny Cash │ ├── 01 - I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day.m4a │ ├── 02 - The Christmas Guest.m4a │ ├── 03 - Hark the Herald Angels Sing.m4a │ ├── 04 - The Gifts They Gave.m4a │ ├── 05 - Blue Christmas.m4a │ ├── 06 - Merry Christmas Mary.m4a │ ├── 07 - Oh Come All Ye Faithful.m4a │ ├── 08 - Away in A Manger.m4a │ ├── 09 - The Christmas Spirit.m4a │ ├── 10 - Joy To The World.m4a │ ├── 11 - Silent Night.m4a │ ├── 12 - Christmas As I Knew It.m4a │ └── Christmas Wiht Johnny Cash.jpg ├── 2003 - Unearthed I-II-III-IV-V (5 Disc) │ ├── III - Redemption Song │ │ ├── 01 - A Singer Of Songs.m4a │ │ ├── 02 - The L And N Don't Stop Here Anymore.m4a │ │ ├── 03 - Redemption Song (with Joe Strummer).m4a │ │ ├── 04 - Father And Son (with Fiona Apple).m4a │ │ ├── 05 - Chattanooga Sugar Babe.m4a │ │ ├── 06 - He Stopped Loving Her Today.m4a │ │ ├── 07 - Hard Times.m4a │ │ ├── 08 - Wichita Lineman.m4a │ │ ├── 09 - Cindy (with Nick Cave).m4a │ │ ├── 10 - Big Iron.m4a │ │ ├── 11 - Salty Dog.m4a │ │ ├── 12 - Gentle On My Mind (with Glen Campbell).m4a │ │ ├── 13 - You Are My Sunshine.m4a │ │ ├── 14 - You'll Never Walk Alone.m4a │ │ └── 15 - The Man Comes Around (Early Take).m4a │ ├── II - Trouble in Mind │ │ ├── 01 - Pocahontas.m4a │ │ ├── 02 - I'm A Drifter (Version 1).m4a │ │ ├── 03 - Trouble In Mind.m4a │ │ ├── 04 - Down The Line.m4a │ │ ├── 05 - I'm Movin' On.m4a │ │ ├── 06 - As Long As The Grass Shall Grow.m4a │ │ ├── 07 - Heart Of Gold.m4a │ │ ├── 08 - The Running Kind (with Tom Petty).m4a │ │ ├── 09 - Everybody's Tryin To Be My Baby.m4a │ │ ├── 10 - Brown-Eyed Handsome Man (with Carl Perkins).m4a │ │ ├── 11 - 'T' For Texas.m4a │ │ ├── 12 - Devil's Right Hand.m4a │ │ ├── 13 - I'm A Drifter (Version 2).m4a │ │ ├── 14 - Like A Soldier (with Willie Nelson).m4a │ │ ├── 15 - Drive On (Alternate Lyrics).m4a │ │ └── 16 - Bird On A Wire (Live with orchestra).m4a │ ├── IV - My Mother's Hymn Book │ │ ├── 01 - Where We'll Never Grow Old.m4a │ │ ├── 02 - I Shall Not Be Moved.m4a │ │ ├── 03 - I Am A Pilgrim.m4a │ │ ├── 04 - Do Lord.m4a │ │ ├── 05 - When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder.m4a │ │ ├── 06 - If We Never Meet Again This Side of Heaven.m4a │ │ ├── 07 - I'll Fly Away.m4a │ │ ├── 08 - Where The Soul of Man Never Dies.m4a │ │ ├── 09 - Let The Lower Lights Be Burning.m4a │ │ ├── 10 - When He Reached Down.m4a │ │ ├── 11 - In The Sweet By And By.m4a │ │ ├── 12 - I'm Bound For The Promised Land.m4a │ │ ├── 13 - In The Garden.m4a │ │ ├── 14 - Softly And Tenderly.m4a │ │ ├── 15 - Just As I Am.m4a │ │ ├── Johnny Cash - My Mother's Hymn Book - Back.jpg │ │ └── Johnny Cash - My Mother's Hymn Book - Front.jpg │ ├── I - Who's Gonna Cry │ │ ├── 01 - Long Black Veil.m4a │ │ ├── 02 - Flesh And Blood.m4a │ │ ├── 03 - Just The Other Side Of Nowhere.m4a │ │ ├── 04 - If I Give My Soul.m4a │ │ ├── 05 - Understand Your Man.m4a │ │ ├── 06 - Banks of The Ohio.m4a │ │ ├── 07 - Two Timin' Woman.m4a │ │ ├── 08 - The Caretaker.m4a │ │ ├── 09 - Old Chunk Of Coal.m4a │ │ ├── 10 - I'm Going To Memphis.m4a │ │ ├── 11 - Breaking Bread.m4a │ │ ├── 12 - Waiting For A Train.m4a │ │ ├── 13 - Casey's Last Ride.m4a │ │ ├── 14 - No Earthly Good.m4a │ │ ├── 15 - The Fourth Man In The Fire.m4a │ │ ├── 16 - Dark As A Dungeon.m4a │ │ ├── 17 - Book Review.m4a │ │ └── 18 - Down There By The Train.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash - Unearthed (Back).jpg │ ├── Johnny Cash - Unearthed (Front).jpg │ └── V - Best of Cash on American │ ├── 01 - Delia's Gone.m4a │ ├── 02 - Bird On A Wire.m4a │ ├── 03 - Thirteen.m4a │ ├── 04 - Rowboat.m4a │ ├── 05 - The One Rose.m4a │ ├── 06 - Rusty Cage.m4a │ ├── 07 - Southern Accents.m4a │ ├── 08 - Mercy Seat.m4a │ ├── 09 - Solitary Man.m4a │ ├── 10 - Wayfaring Stranger.m4a │ ├── 11 - One.m4a │ ├── 12 - Hung My Heart.m4a │ ├── 13 - The Man Comes Around.m4a │ ├── 14 - Well Meet Again.m4a │ └── 15 - Hurt.m4a ├── 2005 - Ring of Fire │ ├── 01 - Folsom Prison Blues.m4a │ ├── 02 - These Hands.m4a │ ├── 03 - Peace In The Valley.m4a │ ├── 04 - Rock Island Line.m4a │ ├── 05 - The Wall.m4a │ ├── 06 - I Still Miss Someone.m4a │ ├── 07 - Ring of Fire.m4a │ ├── 08 - Sunday Morning Coming Down.m4a │ ├── 09 - Higwayman.m4a │ ├── 10 - Big River.m4a │ ├── 11 - I Got Stripes (Cash-Williams).m4a │ ├── 12 - Get Rhythm (Cash).m4a │ ├── 13 - Sixteen Tons (Travis).m4a │ ├── 14 - A Boy Named Sue (Silverstein).m4a │ ├── 15 - Help Me (Gatlin).m4a │ ├── 16 - City of New Orleans (Goodman).m4a │ ├── 17 - The Long Black Veil (Wilkin-Dill).m4a │ ├── 18 - Jackson (Wheeler-Rogers).m4a │ ├── 19 - If I Were A Carpenter (Rouse).m4a │ ├── 20 - Orange Blossom Special (Rouse).m4a │ ├── 21 - Big River (Cash).m4a │ ├── 22 - There You Go (Cash).m4a │ ├── 23 - I Got A Woman (Charles-Richard).m4a │ ├── 24 - Impersonations.m4a │ ├── 25 - I Walk The Line (Cash).m4a │ ├── 26 - Hey, Porter (Cash).m4a │ ├── 27 - Goodbye Little Darlin' (Autry-Marvin).m4a │ ├── 28 - Big River II (Cash).m4a │ ├── 29 - Bandana.m4a │ ├── 30 - Ballad of The Harp Weaver (Dennis).m4a │ ├── 31 - Luther Played The Boogie (Cash).m4a │ ├── 32 - Pickin' Time (Cash).m4a │ ├── 33 - Cry, Cry, Cry (Cash).m4a │ ├── 34 - The Ballad of Ira Hayes (La Farge).m4a │ ├── 35 - I Got Stripes (Cash-Williams).m4a │ ├── 36 - Five Feet High And Rising (Cash).m4a │ └── Johnny Cash.jpg ├── 2006 - American Recordings - Vol V - A Hundred Highways │ ├── 01 Johnny Cash - Help Me.m4a │ ├── 02 Johnny Cash - God's Gonna Cut You Down.m4a │ ├── 03 Johnny Cash - Like The 309.m4a │ ├── 04 Johnny Cash - If You Could Read My Mind.m4a │ ├── 05 Johnny Cash - Further On Up the Road.m4a │ ├── 06 Johnny Cash - On the Evening Train.m4a │ ├── 07 Johnny Cash - I Came To Believe.m4a │ ├── 08 Johnny Cash - Love's Been Good To Me.m4a │ ├── 09 Johnny Cash - A Legend In My Own Time.m4a │ ├── 10 Johnny Cash - Rose of My Heart.m4a │ ├── 11 Johnny Cash - Four Strong Winds.m4a │ ├── 12 Johnny Cash - I'm Free From The Chain Gang Now.m4a │ ├── Johnny Cash-American V-A Hundred Highways [Back].jpg │ ├── Johnny Cash-American V-A Hundred Highways [CD].jpg │ ├── Johnny Cash-American V-A Hundred Highways [Front].jpg │ └── Johnny Cash - Hurt [2002][SkidVid].m4a └── tree_cash.txt 22 directories, 407 files 
So, just adding my ./JohnnyCash directory to Plex doesn't show anything whereas doing the same with my movie files has been working out perfectly.
Perhaps somebody of you fellows could help me out with this...
Thanks!Chris
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2020.11.14 06:05 IAMADeinonychusAMA iama survey

you know the deal. everything was completely arbitrary.

name

everyone put their name. -1 to bnavis for "george soros" because that is not his name

hello this is a question (it is important that you answer this correctly)

Option 2 was correct. +1 to rose and cory. -1 to jamie, bnavis, kuhan, and pole for selecting "none of the above" which by definition excludes option 2. everyone else stands pat.

How has your day been?

Jamie:
bad then ok then i went to taco bell and got 2 free doritos locos taco then bad again
I hope your day improves but I am happy for you that you got free tacos
pjd:
Its been a solid day. Work has been quick and im making chicken alredo for dinner. I see it as a win
nice
bnavis:
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
patpat
rose:
good. spent some time with my mom and my sister, went to target, had a good lunch and a coffee.
that sounds like a refreshing day.
pole:
fine
just fine? i hope that a) you meant that in the sense that your day has been damn fine so far; b) alternatively, I hope you have a better rest of your day.
ruairi:
I just woke up so it's been solid
filled out at 17:44:57. this man values his beauty sleep.
kuhan:
Today was fine. Yesterday, the Cardinals declined Kolten Wong's option so that sucked.
must have been a double whammy when cory also did it
cory:
Pretty chill so far! Woke up with no alarm clock today (and Nerys didn't wake me up a 5:45am to be fed), got a slow start to the morning, made a nice bagel sando for brunch, and am now taking care of chores/tasks.
sounds like a chill and productive day.
Everyone gets 1.

Balls

This was self explanatory. You got the number of balls you selected.
1 ball: pjd, ruairi, kuhan, cory
0.5 ball: pole
0 balls: jamie,
-0.5 balls: rose
-1 balls: bnavis

I couldn't think of a good question for this one, sorry.

https://imgur.com/RsDSkyr
Detecting some real ambivalence here, guys. Nobody gets points on this one. I hope for more enthusiasm next time.

Bulbasaur is the best starter.

https://imgur.com/OZiLdrX
You guys all nailed this one. Very proud of this group. Everyone gets 1.

please tell me what your favorite album (musical) of all time is (and why you enjoy it so much). I will add it to my to-listen list.

I have added these to my list and will report back.
jamie:
the la la land soundtrack is quite the banger
:jamieminionnoted:
Pjd:
"Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park First album i listened to and got me hooked on music. Linkin Park has been my favorite band forever and that album got me through some rough times.
Solid album! Crawling is a great song. I haven't listened in years so it will be good to revisit.
bnavis:
listen to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by kanye. it's his magnum opus. compelling lyrics, incredible production, one of the best pieces of work in the '10s
honestly, i probably should be crossing this off my list considering the great reputation it has.
rose:
"69 Love Songs by The Magnetic Fields. one of the all time great marvels of songwriting. it IS a novelty, but being a novelty that is so completely and skillfully committed to is what makes it so great. it's a spectacle, it's a joke, it's a commentary on itself, and it's a triumph.
in theory it's an album about love, in practice it's an album about love songs, and even deeper it's just an album about songwriting. it's listening to a creative mind set out on a stupid task and seeing what happens.
it's obviously dense, and can't really be fully taken in in one 3 hour listen. but even just picking out a random song in the middle, listening on shuffle, listening to disc 2 or disc 3 alone, what makes it a masterpiece is how many tracks stand out as perfectly put together stripped from the context of the marathon album. the 40th or 50th best song still justifies its existence when you single it out.
i love the enthusiasm in this writeup. it looks like this will be quite the endeavor but this does seem interesting. it may take me a little longer but i will deliver.
pole:
maybe not an album but this performance of Messiah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH3T6YwwU9s
Still counts!
see answer to rose. minus the enthusiasm bit but i am sure i will enjoy this
Ruairi
Meme Answer: Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon (I do love the album, but it is not my favorite). Real Answer: Jon Bellion's The Definition. The main reason is because of the time in my life when I heard the album. It was my freshman year of college close to Thanksgiving time and my ex introduced me to Jon Bellion. I instantly was like oh yea this is my shit. Fell in love with the album and listened to it a lot for a while. It reminds me of Christmas time that year when I went home to Temekilla and would just drive around listening to it.
man on the moon is indeed a good album. neat writeup. i think those albums that take you back to a time and place are often the most meaningful.
kuhan:
This is a toughie but I'm gonna say Commit This to Memory by Motion City Soundtrack. It's just a great pop punk album and they're my favorite band. Also dope synths. Honorable mention to Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen
I will check both of them out
cory germs:
"Honestly it's gotta be Crack the Skye. I already talked a lot of about it in LC, so I'll just copy/paste my writeup here.
This is a concept album, and the concept is pretty fuckin wild, so strap in: a paraplegic, who feels trapped in his body, learns how to astral project. During his travels, he flies too close to the sun, causing his umbilical cord to burn off. Untethered, swirling wildly through time and space, he gets sucked into a wormhole, and lands in the body of Rasputin in Tsarist Russia. After a failed attempt to usurp the Tsar, Rasputin is murdered, sending both Rasputin's and the boy's souls back the æther, before Rasputin finally helps guide the boy's soul back to his body. Beyond the concept, this album also carries lots of personal meaning for Mastodon's drummer Brann - it is named after his sister, Skye, who committed suicide when they were teenagers. Personal loss and (family) tragedy are big-time themes in Mastodon's music, but CtS was probably the first album really built around them (they would explore these further with follow-up albums ""The Hunter"", ""Once More 'Round the Sun"", and ""Emperor of Sand""). Musically, Mastodon stands in a league of their own. Their music is extremely intricate and heavily-layered, especially considering the band is just four guys. Seriously - I pretty much hear something new every time I re-listen to a Mastodon song. The two guitarists, Brent and Bill, are both masters of their craft, and very complimentary. Brent is the often more flashy, 'solo' guy, and Bill is the often the more grounded 'Riff Master'. You'll frequently hear them play a riff in unison, but then one of them will move up the fretboard to play the same riff slightly higher, creating a very unique harmony and sound. This technique is fairly standard in metal, but most metal bands harmonize their riffs in thirds, wheras Mastodon often uses fifths (not to get too technical). Brann grew up playing a lot of jazz, and it's super obvious in his playing. He is extremely light and busy in his touch, filling in the spaces between guitar lines with complex fills that extend over barlines and phrases, creating an sometimes-off-balance/syncopated feeling. The drums on this album also feel massive. Like, two-foot-diameter-drums-recorded-in-a-warehouse massive. You just feel the weight of every snare hit, crash, and tambourine shake, especially in songs like ""Oblivion"" and ""The Czar"". This is also the first album that Mastodon really experimented with more melodic melodies & hooks, as well as vocal harmonies. For the more vocally-attuned among you, I have good news: if you don't like one of the lead vocalists, there are two more (and a guest vocalist on the title track)! Brann, Brent, and Troy (the bassist) all share lead vocal duties, often times switching off on the same song, creating very dynamic forms, and keeping long songs that otherwise might get stale fresh. In fact, the two long songs on the album might just be my favorites (the riff/section that starts at 7:25 in ""The Czar"" is one of my all time favorite musical moments). Looking back, the creation of CtS was kind of a watershed moment for the band: this album divided Mastodon fans at the time of its release, because it went in a more proggy, melodic, spacey direction, whereas their first three albums were decidedly more thrashy/sludgy, with harsher vocals. Safe to say that the detractors lost that battle, seeing as Mastodon continued to develop this specific sound in later albums, but also kept growing and trying out new things on subsequent albums. For example, their next album, ""The Hunter"", featured an even more focused attempt at creating hooky, melodic, radio-friendly tunes (while still being heavy as shit), and that album was produced by Pop/Hip-Hop notable Mike Elizondo).
I enjoyed listening to this in LC! I actually ended up buying it iirc.
3 rose, 2 ruairi, 1 cory. nobody loses any for recommending what they like.

Who is the best gym leader and why?

two people did not understand the question and chose their high school gym teachers:
  • jamie:
    my 11th grade gym teacher, mr. schmidt
    ok
  • Ruairi
    I had a trainer in high school named Tate Hess. He was an awesome dude and taught us a lot about working out so he's my best gym leader.
    i am glad tate hess was able to make that impact on your life
Pjd:
Blue in Gen 2, his gym team was a great challenge
honestly blue remains one of the great rivals and it was a great moment to re-encounter him in GSC
bnavis:
brock, only one i could name off rip, has to be the best
bnavis is still in Mt. Moon being chased by Zubats.
rose:
Skyla. she cute
:hornyjail:
pole:
CRASH! CRASH! CRASHER WAKE!
you argue your case well.
kuhan:
Wattson from Gen 3. He's just a jovial electric gym leader. I can dig it.
I dig your pun too
cory germs:
Blaine, but mostly because Cinnabar Island is pretty badass, and fire pokemon are also badass.
Blaine definitely holds his own.
2.5 tied pjd/pole, 1 kuhan
-3 jamie, -2 ruairi, -1 bnavis

Select a cool Lego set and share the link below (https://brickset.com/sets is a good resource)

jamie:
no
a truly impressive show of defiance
Pjd:
https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/millennium-falcon-75192
a classic star wars set. combines playability, display value, and theme.
bnavis:
https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Apollo-Saturn-Science-Building/dp/B071G3QMS2
this is neat and i would totally put this on my desk
rose:
https://brickset.com/sets/4869-1/Rahaga-Pouks
this is the bionicle you picked?
pole:
https://brickset.com/sets/3828-1/Air-Temple
I did not know they had avatar sets now. neat.
Ruairi
https://brickset.com/sets/4184-1/The-Black-Pearl
you really can't go wrong with lego pirate ships
kuhan:
https://brickset.com/sets/75192-1/Millennium-Falcon
a classic star wars set. combines playability, display value, and theme.
you and pjd are on the same wavelength here.
cory germs:
"https://brickset.com/sets/10143-1/Death-Star-II
I have selected this one because I love the concept of buying a Lego set for the Death Star II, which is famously still under construction/missing pieces."
On one hand, this death star set notably does NOT come with the minifigs and multiple movie scenes that this one does.
That said, I do appreciate the logic you have offered, and I agree that this would be an excellent display model.
3 pjd and kuhan, 2.5 ruairi, 1.5 bnavis, 1 cory
-3 jamie, -2 rose, -1 pole

share something neat about yourself that will impress us!

jamie:
i have an idetic memory but only for really useless info or inconsequential conversations
eidetic memories are neat
Pjd:
I can quote every line from Star Wars A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back
:corywoah:
bnavis:
i am a prolific mod of pokemontrades
i do not think you would make it past our vetting process
rose:
i was born 11 pounds. just a brick shithouse
:roseabsoluteunit:
pole:
as of tomorrow i am EMPLOYED
i am so proud of you that is awesome
Ruairi
My junior year of college I interned as a scout, scouting teams at SDSU and USD. Some notable names I scouted: Brhet Bewley, Heston Kjerstad, Dominic Fletcher, Tommy Wilson, and quite a few more. It was a totally awesome experience and I had a lot of fun not doing homework so I could watch college baseball instead.
this explains why you wanted dominic fletcher from me
kuhan:
Bradley Whitford follows me on twitter
ive been meaning to check out the west wing
cory germs:
I once accidentally sneezed on Leslie Odom Jr.
that seems rude. especially from the germ guy. especially if it was since march or so (I hope not!!!)
3 pole, 2 pjd, 1 ruairi
-3 bnavis, -2 cory

You are given the power of invisibility. What is the first thing you do?

you are all criminals, i don't know what i expected
  • rose:
    i mean the first thing i do is steal a lot of money. sorry it's just OBVIOUSLY that's what i'm gonna do
    at least you're (I assume) thinking bigger than the other bozos who are robbing Targets
  • jamie:
    kill some people.....steal some stuff
    why is your first thought murder
  • cory germs:
    Walk across the street to the Target and commit some grand larceny
    you picked a Target of all places?
criminals, but for the people:
  • pole:
    steal from cops
  • kuhan:
    idk steal some shit? Maybe slap around some assholes like Planned Parenthood protestors
mini-crime
  • bnavis:
    run outside without fear of being judged. also probably punch someone, see how they react
    okay, reverting back to crime at the end there
  • Ruairi
    Pull pranks on people. Make them think things are floating and what not.
    this is so basic but on the other hand you're not harming society theoretically
just vibing, and sort of committing crime under federal law I guess (as well as torts)?
  • Pjd:
    I sneak into the white house and see whats up
None of you are original. -2 to jamie, cory, and pjd

What is your favorite special effect in a movie or a show? (visual links are encouraged so we can see)

jamie:
when the disney stars would draw the mickey mouse outline
classic
Pjd:
Lens flares
always neat
bnavis:
in this scene,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttTyXqwsP0o, there's a shot of a big crowd listening to kane speak. the people listening? holes with light shining through them, to create the appearance of a moving crowd.
Never noticed that before. That's actually quite neat.
rose:
this fight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVi_fs2oz3E&ab_channel=sertansensei
This is cool. You gotta appreciate all the work it must have taken to make this--very visually impressive.
pole:
Gonna go with a classic, the Star Destroyer at the beginning of Star Wars (1977)
Also classic.
Ruairi
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UI6yKa3q4g&ab_channel=WonderfulMovieclips The pirates turning into skeleton's is so cool and Pirates is one of my favorite movies and one of my favorite rides at Disneyland. Another scene that I love from the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39wIHdzlJ-k&ab_channel=Musicscenes"
The PotC movies declined quickly, but the first one is so good.
kuhan:
The crazy stupid stunts that Tom Cruise does for Mission Impossible.
his stunts are crazy but perhaps you could have picked one
cory germs:
"Dolly zooms! Popularized by (invented by???) Alfred Hitchcock, in Vertigo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7YJkBcRWB8"
Very cool. I need to watch that one.
A lot of good answers here.
3.5 Cory, 3 rose/ruairi, 2 bnavis, 1 pole
-2.5 pjd, -1.5 kuhan

What is the absolute best dessert?

jamie:
best overall? chocolate milkshake. most commonly eaten? brownie or chocolate chip cookie
Pjd:
Vanilla Bean Cheesecake
bnavis:
warm pecan pie, vanilla ice cream
rose:
Anything in the custard genre, but gun to my head (i don't know why there's a gun to my head) a good creme brulee.
pole:
chocolate lava cake
Ruairi
I don't each much dessert, but I like some good cake with dank frosting
but dessert is good
kuhan:
cheesecake
cory germs:
Oreo milkshake (if you're ever in the bay area, get one from Barney's)
:coryminionnoted:
I am now hungry and these all sound delicious. Everyone gets 3.

this is your space in which you can leave another member of slack a compliment (if you are so inclined).

jamie:
digi seems like a nice young man whom you would bring home to meet your parents
Pjd:
I love all of you equally. You are all a good group of people
:blobheart:, but also cop-out
bnavis:
wharble.
this is not a compliment
rose:
bgro is one of the funniest people in the world and i am astonished by the effort and quality of the stuff he puts together on here and even if we don't deserve him i hope we have his presence back soon, he is easily the best of us. i probably value what bgro says above anybody else on slack.
bgro does not get enough credit for the stuff he puts together on slack.
pole:
I cannot restrict my compliments to just one slack member
i am interpreting this as an indirect compliment in the sense that it suggests at least two of us (unclear which 2) are deserving of a compliment
Ruairi
To everyone: You guys are all amazing and I love having all of you in my life. This has been one hell of a year, but having you guys to talk to and have fun with, has been an absolute treat.
:blobheart:; also better cop-out than pjd
kuhan:
desmond is such a great dude and i'm glad to call him my friend.
desmond is a great guy.
cory germs:
Pjd has been doing a bang-up job as an agent/fake Heyman, even including completely fabricating trade rumors.
it's been fun, but he also keeps at channeling which is a negative.
receiving points: digi, wharble, bgro, desmond, pjd, everyone, everyone
digi, wharble, bgro all get 1. pjd gets 3. everyone else gets 2. pjd loses his extra point plus one for at channeling too much, for a net of 1.

Activity: Make up a career seasonal stats page for a pretend MLB hall of fame player of your design. Feel free to go as in-depth with the stats or as surface level as you like.

jamie:
only one option for best superhero????? its thor how did you edit this IN THE MIDDLE OF ME TAKING IT TO ADD MORE QUESTIONS
it is not thor. i am taking 1 away from the superhero question.
Pjd:
Haram Bea From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Career Service Time: 17 years
Spent 14 years with the Texas Rangers before being moved to Cincinnati where he spent his final 3 years before suffering a debilitating head injury and dying on the field
Career Stats 2401 GP 9910 PA 8102 AB 1676 Runs Scored 2415 Hits 344 2B 72 3B 536 HR 1509 RBI 153 SB 1733 BB to 1710 Ks .291 AVG .977 OPS 110.2 WAR
3x MVP 15 All Star Games Triple Crown Winner
When looking at players who changed the game Haram Bea comes to mind. In an ERA where everyone did the same thing Haram changed it. His switch hitting abilities were unprecedented as he destroyed opposing pitching. What he did with the bat he could do with the glove as he was an expert fielder. Haram Bea will be remembered for uniting the world after his untimely death where he was assassinated on the field during a game in Cincinnati while meeting with young fans. The league will always remember Haram Bea. You may say their Dicks are out for him.
:o8:
bnavis:
.158/.220/.211 2 doubles 1 homer worth -1 WAR
this is the profile of a hall of fame player
rose:
Alvin Weakness: 27 years managing, 2,030 wins. World Series titles with the Orioles and Tigers. Also managed several successful Expos seasons.
I like that you thought outside the box. That said, the question did say "player."
pole:
1B Danny Millan, born 12/15/2025 in Santiago, DR, B: L, T: R. https://i.imgur.com/TJ8Z05k.png
This is awesome, very well put together. EXACTLY what I was hoping for.
Ruairi
Kyle Blake
2022: 62 games, .254/.364/.486, 13 HR, 48 RBIs
2023: 147 games, .292/.389/.562, 28 HR, 91 RBIs
2024: 155 games, .304/.402/.578, 36 HR, 114 RBIs
2025: 162 games, .327/.435/.621, 48 HR, 132 RBIs
2026: 158 games, .317/.412/.602, 42 HR, 148 RBIs
2027: 138 games, .297/.427/.578, 36 HR, 102 RBIs
2028: 145 games, .307/.448/.623, 52 HR, 154 RBIs
2029: 160 games, .348/.462/.685, 60 HR, 162 RBIs
2030: 154 games, .320/.444/.647, 54 HR, 132 RBIs
2031: 112 games, .346/.472/.622, 32 HR, 86 RBIs
2032: 147 games, .311/.438/.609, 47 HR, 123 RBIs
2033: 160 games, .372/.521/.704, 70 HR, 152 RBIs
2034: 152 games, .320/.448/.635, 57 HR, 134 RBIs
2035: 140 games, .308/.420/.587, 41 HR, 113 RBIs
2036: 152 games, .313/.404/.568, 38 HR, 108 RBIs
2037: 160 games, .297/.386/.532, 34 HR, 111 RBIs
2038: 124 games, .282/.396/.542, 28 HR, 92 RBIs
2039: 148 games, .260/.370/.508, 30 HR, 94 RBIs
2040: 104 games, .278/.378/.472, 17 HR, 69 RBIs
2041: 142 games, .282/.364/.482, 21 HR, 82 RBIs
Impressive run of power. Very graceful decline. Hell of a 2033. Curious what position he plays.
kuhan:
no.
Lame. This is the most fun question!
cory germs:
Tedward ""Ant Legs"" Macguillicudy was an American former baseball catcher who played 13 seasons with the Boston Braves (from 1917 to 1930), and one season with the Chicago Cubs (1933).
Macguillicudy was noted for his small stature, especially amongst catchers, standing only at 5'7"", 160 lbs. This frame allowed him to be a threat on the basepaths, stealing 326 bases over his 14-year career, to go along with his 87 HR's and 1,033 RBI's.
80 grade name. I like the olden setting.
3 Pole loveruairi, 1 cory/pjd
-3 kuhan and jamie, -1 bnavis

Best superhero

Everyone who put Dazzler (bnavis, rose, pole, kuhan) lost 1 for choosing a random, not very impressive, random "superhero" in a naked attempt to ride the dazzler train. Superman is cool, so Cory and Jamie did not lose points for that. Jamie, however did lose one regardless for putting Thor in the previous question as her real answer. Everyone who put Batman (Pjd and Ruairi) got 1 for choosing the best superhero.

Guilty pleasure?

jamie:
leaving other people to make mistakes because i dont have the energy to correct them
:thinking_face:
Pjd:
Lego's, i still collect a massive amount of Legos
fuck yeah
bnavis:
gossip girl
rose:
Eating expensive cheese and cured meat and crackers and charcuterie shit for dinner far too frequently.
:face_with_monocle:
pole:
ancient aliens
Ruairi
I like Nickelback. Chris Brown is an awful dude but his music is catchy (I feel guilty listening to it).
i respect the honesty.
kuhan:
Masturbation
https://imgur.com/tJaBJjl
cory germs:
""Guilty pleasures"" are a creation of a society that has been seeing a steady increase in available platforms, leading everyone to believe they hold the 'correct' opinions on pop culture - 27 Youtube Subscribers can't be wrong! You are entitled to like what you like, without even needing a second to think about how that will reflect in others views of you.
Also, ""Wildest Dreams"" by Taylor Swift"
everyone gets 2.

What is the best vacation you ever went on?

jamie:
mexico was fun
Pjd:
Irish Weekend with my friends. We went to the shore to escape the madness from the Pope coming to Philadelphia. It was irish weekend so all the bars were packed. One friend ended up in the hospital after we couldnt find him for 4 hours. He got drunk, tried to fuck some guys wife and got beat up for it. Other than that we also went crabbing, had some delicious steak dinners. I met a girl and ended up going on some nice dates with her after.
bnavis:
went to myrtle beach over winter break a few years back. didn't do much. good time.
rose:
didn't pat do this question? spending time dog sitting for my sister in san francisco, getting to just live in her apartment for a while and do nothing but eat and drink in sf all day.
He evidently did and I feel bad. I like this answer tbh.
pole:
turks & caicos, 2010. My mom became best friends with Joe Girardi.
Joe!
Ruairi
I thought we had this question on the last survey. But I'll give a different vacation just because I don't want to repeat my answer. So I went up to Tahoe a month or so ago for one of my best friends birthday. It was sick. We stayed in an air bnb, about 20 of us. I only knew about 3 people when I got there but everyone was cool and we had a great time. Hit up the lake and got in the water (it was freezing). Drank a lot. Even drank coffee (I hardly ever have coffee. I maybe have 10 cups in a year). It was awesome because I hadn't seen one of my best friends since beginning of quarantine and hadn't seen another since New Years.
I am sorry :(
kuhan:
In 2013, basically took like a month off and flew around the world. Sydney for 2 weeks (brother graduated med school), Hong Kong 3 days, Bangkok 1 day, Karachi 2 weeks (visit family), London 3 days, then back home.
I'd love to do this sometime.
cory germs:
New Zealand, September 2019. Fantastic food every single place we went, great landscapes and scenery, home of Lord of the Rings, extremely nice populace, weak dollar compared to the US (which meant everything was relatively cheap). It's at the top of my list of places I want to re-visit.
LOTR!
You all had awesome vacations, everyone gets 1.

Pitch me a cool idea.

jamie:
a slider but backwards. i call it a reverse slider! terribly stressful on the arm and not really better than a sinkescrewball though
:mindblown:
Pjd:
The Yankees winning 5 straight world series titles
I enjoy this scenario.
bnavis:
pretend we reenacted the pen scene from wolf of wall street. pretty cool right?
:bnavisaerial_tramway:
rose:
y'know how there are like yogurt drinks and stuff? Boom: drinkable hummus
:woah:
pole:
baseball but extra innings do not start with runners on second base
this is a good idea
Ruairi
So I have this idea that I've told to a few people and they thought it was stupid (which tbh I totally get their responses). Basically it's a WW2 video game (kinda like Call of Duty or Battlefield). The difference is, it is historically accurate, showing things like Pearl Harbor, Germany concentration camps, US camps for the Japanese, etc. I love history (AP US History was one of my favorite classes in high school) and I think that with how many kids/teens/people play video games now, it's a great tool to use to teach them about what really happened. Like war isn't just some game, it's scary and fucked up. Obviously this game would have to be rated M and would get flamed hard by people against it, but personally I would like to play a game like that. Then we could expand the series into the Civil War, Cold War, etc.
:neat: I wonder how it would be in practice but this is original and I dig the thinking behind it.
kuhan:
I had an idea for a TV show but then I realized it was basically just Chuck
oh okay
cory germs:
A standalone (or nearly standalone) movie set in Star Trek's mirror universe, with a simple-yet-fun plot - maybe something about space pirates??
what if it also had magical knights who use laser swords
3 ruairi, 2 rose
-3 bnavis, -2 jamie, kuhan

please share a wholesome gif for us to appreciate

jamie:
who the fuck has links of gifs saved? i have them all in my camera roll you moron
weak
Pjd:
https://images.app.goo.gl/yp7KJvyFmYtAW9hU7
incredibly wholesome but please link correctly next time
bnavis:
https://i.imgur.com/G9mQ6Q6.gifv
unsure how this is wholesome
rose:
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ef/81/d9/ef81d9899f8e39146fccec17f76fc3cf.gif
Samoyeds are usually safe bets.
pole:
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5CVlJWjNuZQ/U4adf-Iy2pI/AAAAAAAAMd8/23OdAqZfdVY/s1600/dancingsox.gif
I think you may have misunderstood the question
Ruairi
https://tenor.com/view/cat-high-five-whats-up-gif-9385489
Seen it before but it's classic good cat content.
kuhan:
https://i.imgur.com/lRMu4tn.gifv
This is very wholesome.
cory germs:
Stay # blessed
https://giphy.com/gifs/peace-djSD3Q5cGHgbe
:coryraised_hands:
3 cory, 2 kuhan
-3 jamie, -2 pole

Breakfast of choice?

jamie:
kys
very rude
Pjd:
Cornbeef hash, a bacon omelette with home fries
sounds delicious
bnavis:
bagel
vague, what kind of bagel we talking?
rose:
hard to beat a bagel sandwich, but tbh just some good ol toast with jelly is 10/10
probably wouldn't be my optimal breakfast, but toast is nice.
pole:
anything with nutella
Ruairi
I don't eat breakfast, but I like Cinnamon Rolls, donuts, muffins, pancakes (french toast is better), and waffles
:anguished: breakfast is the best meal of the day possibly
kuhan:
Leftover birthday cake.
fair. hard to go wrong with that.
cory germs:
Eggs benedict, with a side of home fries. Dark chocolate mocha & a mimosa (or three) on the side.
i am not sure what else i expected from the lord of #breakfastbuds
3 cory, 2 pjd
-3 jamie, -2 ruairi

how many balls should i receive for this exercise?

Basically just gonna average it out.
jamie: none you pervert
Pjd: 69.42
bnavis: 6
rose: 6
pole: 34
Ruairi 10
kuhan: -1 because you made too many questions required
cory germs: 47
171.42/8=21.4275 balls.
I will divide that by 2 (per cory's pick) to get 10.71375. The square root of that is 3.2731865208.

if you have round topic suggestions, feel free to leave them here and I will take them into consideration when/if we resume!

I have noted all the answers. Also, several comments:
Jamie:
i thought this was going to be about fast food
:thinking:
bnavis:
bulbasaur is a shit tier starter, especially when compared to squirtle and charmander
I may have to deduct the point I awarded for question 6 :(
rose:
i do not have any suggestions, thank you for your service
:o8:
Ruairi suggested many ideas, thank you for your service ruairi. 0.5 to you.

FINAL COUNT

I did the count at the very end. Tried to be accurate.
jamie: -11
Pjd: 17
bnavis: 0.5
rose: 15.5
pole: 9
Ruairi 21
kuhan: 8.5
cory germs: 20.5
iama: 3.2731865208
digi: 1
wharble: -4
bgro: -4
desmond: -4
Dylan: -5
jori: -5
keith/glenwood/jiggy/the fucking wolf: -10
I subtracted points from former participants for lack of commitment.
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2020.11.11 01:53 degodre Madonna Bonus Tracks & B-Sides

Hey All -
I saw an old post that had a few bonus tracks that Madonna released but never included on an album. It helped me rediscover a whole bunch of songs I had forgotten about and a whole bunch of songs I've never heard before.
I decided to recompile the list and add in the additional ones that I found since the post was archived.
As an FYI, I included bonus tracks, b-sides, songs only released on compilation albums, and some other noteworthy limited releases because even though Madonna is my favorite artist of all time, I tend to listen to Madonna's full length albums and not so much her compilation albums. Therefore, I find myself not listening to songs like "You'll See," "Spotlight," and "Into the Groove," which is my favorite Madonna song of all time!
Year Album/Single Song
1985 Vision Quest Soundtrack Crazy for You*/***
1985 Angel Into the Groove*/**
1985 Vision Quest Soundtrack Gambler
1986 Dress You Up/Papa Don't Preach/True Blue Ain't No Big Deal
1987 Who's That Girl Who's That Girl
1987 Who's That Girl Causing a Commotion
1987 Who's That Girl The Look of Love
1987 Who's That Girl Don't Stop
1987 You Can Dance Spotlight
1989 Cherish Supernatural*****
1990 The Immaculate Collection Justify My Love*
1990 The Immaculate Collection Rescue Me*
1992 This Used to Be My Playground This Used to Be My Playground***
1992 Erotic Erotic******
1992 Rain Up Down Suite
1994 Just Say Roe+ Goodbye to Innocence
1994 With Honors Soundtrack I'll Remember***
1994 Secret Let Down Your Guard
1995 Something to Remember I Want You***
1995 Something to Remember You'll See***
1995 Something to Remember One More Chance***
1998 Ray of Light - Japanese Bonus Track Has to Be
1999 Austin Powers: The Spy That Shagged Me Soundtrack Beautiful Stranger
2000 Next Best Thing Soundtrack American Pie****
2000 Next Best Thing Soundtrack Time Stood Still
2000 Music - Japanese & Australian Editions Cyberraga
2004 Remixed & Revisited Your Honesty
2005 Confessions on a Dance Floor - Icon Members Bonus Track Fighting Spirit
2005 Confessions on a Dance Floor - Icon Members Bonus Track Super Pop
2006 Jump History
2007 Hey You Hey You
2008 Hard Candy - International Editions/iTunes Pre-Order Ring My Bell
2009 Celebration Celebration
2009 Celebration Revolver feat. Lil Wayne
2009 Celebration - Digital Deluxe Edition It's So Cool
2011 Broken Broken
2015 Rebel Heart - Media Markt Deluxe Edition++ Autotune Baby
2019 Madame X - Deluxe 2 CD Edition Funana
2019 Madame X - Deluxe 2 CD Edition Back That Up to the Beat
2019 Madame X - Deluxe 2 CD Edition Ciao Bella
* Included on the Immaculate Collection
** Also included on an international version of Like a Virgin
*** Included on Something to Remember
**** Also included on an international version of Music
***** Supernatural was added to the track listing of the 30th anniversary edition of Like a Prayer
****** Erotic is an alternate version of Erotica. Although the two songs sound alike, the lyrics are different, and the production is slightly different.
+Just Say Roe was an album released by Sire that included non-album tracks of artists on the label.
++ Other bonus tracks include Best Night, Veni Vidi Veci (feat. NAS), S.E.X., Messiah & Rebel Heart, however, these tracks are common on streaming services.
In addition, bonus tracks such as Beautiful Scars, Borrowed Time, Addicted & Graffiti Heart are also bonus tracks also included on the Super Deluxe Edition, but again, are common on streaming platforms.
Unofficial Releases
There is an album titled "Pre-Madonna," that was released by Stephen Bray but unauthorized by Madonna. The album includes demo mixes of a few released Madonna songs, as well as previously unreleased material. The previously unreleased songs are:
  1. Laugh to Keep from Crying
  2. Crimes of Passion
  3. Stay
  4. Don't You Know
Although it's hard to find much information regarding this project, there is another album called "Early Years," which is a compilation album by Madonna & Otto Von Wernherr. The track listing includes original mixes and extended mixes of the following songs:
  1. Wild Dancing
  2. Time to Dance
  3. On the Street
  4. We Are the Gods
  5. Cosmic Climb
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2020.11.09 21:05 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: For_Slavs top posts from 2018-12-21 to 2020-11-09 13:11 PDT

Period: 688.98 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 17802
Rate (per day) 1.45 25.83
Unique Redditors 199 1252
Combined Score 49154 68363

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 4057 points, 73 submissions: BeryAb
    1. Just a meme, nothing too serious. (219 points, 69 comments)
    2. The truth about Crimea (160 points, 25 comments)
    3. Well boys, we did it. Name disputes are no more. (152 points, 15 comments)
    4. This sub is like Ancient Greece. There is almost always infighting, but once a foreign threat emerges... (131 points, 19 comments)
    5. Thought you Slavs would find this just as terrible as I do... (119 points, 46 comments)
    6. The real reason why most of us are on this sub (113 points, 28 comments)
    7. Yeah dude, I support DOIDLD TJATSMR, how could you tell? (103 points, 16 comments)
    8. Germanic influence on Slovene (99 points, 17 comments)
    9. The new PS5 in Eastern Europe (96 points, 5 comments)
    10. Happy Easter from me as well. (92 points, 11 comments)
  2. 3652 points, 75 submissions: TheGameMaster11
    1. This might anger Pro-EU folk, but we all have to agree that they are pushing hard for more "inclusive" marriage and child laws in Europe (165 points, 138 comments)
    2. Based Serbia and Romania not subscribing to the stereotype that all Balkan countries hate each other (151 points, 80 comments)
    3. It's true, if i wanted a doll i'd buy a blowup one (150 points, 33 comments)
    4. Bulgaria's so innocent awww (130 points, 121 comments)
    5. Just a little meme poster, hoping to inspire people to grow and teach their culture to what will hopefully be many healthy Slavic children (I could've included more Slavs, but i just had the chad heads for these 3) (110 points, 32 comments)
    6. What flags can foreigners fly in Serbia and not get stabbed? (108 points, 73 comments)
    7. History of the double-headed eagle in Europe (97 points, 20 comments)
    8. Anti-Communist Action Serbian flag (96 points, 17 comments)
    9. I compiled all three of Wikipedia's Slavic language maps to create one giant Slavic language family map (90 points, 10 comments)
    10. Wholesome Slavic memes for a Thursday morning (85 points, 22 comments)
  3. 3008 points, 39 submissions: Desh282
    1. My Slavic daughter was born today (187 points, 28 comments)
    2. Apologies if this had been posted already (174 points, 30 comments)
    3. Slav Doomer life (169 points, 85 comments)
    4. Had to repost this (143 points, 6 comments)
    5. So fortunate to be married to a Slav wife (134 points, 19 comments)
    6. Based Poles (129 points, 10 comments)
    7. Man in Ukraine restores Kazak Church (scroll right) (124 points, 9 comments)
    8. Sorry guys but I couldn’t resist (124 points, 26 comments)
    9. Slavic Heaven (112 points, 19 comments)
    10. You guys think Western Europe became so successful because east Europe took most of the brunt of problems? (109 points, 16 comments)
  4. 2620 points, 41 submissions: DuleGlavic
    1. Found on ig (211 points, 12 comments)
    2. Cant remember where I found this (193 points, 11 comments)
    3. Greeks protecting Serbian monastery from Albanian terrorists 2007 (134 points, 14 comments)
    4. Churches in Poland found on ig (132 points, 9 comments)
    5. A Serbian soldier sleeps with his father who came to visit him on the front line near Belgrade, 1914/1915 (100 points, 3 comments)
    6. Lets not forget about 5 months ago Dubai celebrated whith Serbs Statehood Day (95 points, 9 comments)
    7. Congrats to Boris Malagurski we got 200 k signatures to keep Kosovo as Serbia on apple maps that's 50k more than the opposing side (92 points, 19 comments)
    8. 100 years later we have little shitheads running around yelling ide gas (90 points, 10 comments)
    9. This is how our brothers Montenegrins greeted us after Montenegro finally opened borders with us (90 points, 30 comments)
    10. Found on ig (87 points, 2 comments)
  5. 2349 points, 40 submissions: Slavicpride14
    1. 😂😂😂 (168 points, 46 comments)
    2. 12 year old Polish girl was murdered by migrants in Sweden. White lives matter (152 points, 53 comments)
    3. Today 100 years ago the battle of the Vistula started, when Poles defeated the invading Bolsheviks commanded by Lev Bronstein & saved Poland from communism (121 points, 47 comments)
    4. Reddit moment (114 points, 17 comments)
    5. The courts in Slavic countries are controlled by radical leftists (104 points, 44 comments)
    6. Truth (103 points, 102 comments)
    7. How can a person be this brainwashed? (101 points, 45 comments)
    8. Average Western leftist (91 points, 90 comments)
    9. Poland being based (90 points, 25 comments)
    10. Don’t let them do the same thing to Belarus (88 points, 49 comments)
  6. 2266 points, 35 submissions: pravdasvk
    1. Czechs at it again: "decent people" movement with slogan "Police is not to blame for you fucking up your lives" (194 points, 26 comments)
    2. 2020 is never so bad it can't get worse (148 points, 17 comments)
    3. Bratislava, Slovakia, bridge over Danube (122 points, 47 comments)
    4. "Tradition vs Progress" (120 points, 39 comments)
    5. Naughty kids (119 points, 19 comments)
    6. How US news would put it (117 points, 4 comments)
    7. All that war talk must be tiring, have anime girl instead. (101 points, 10 comments)
    8. Found on 9gag (91 points, 8 comments)
    9. Czech president calls BLM slogan racist after the EU Parliament strongly backed them and urged countries to embrace its aims (84 points, 18 comments)
    10. Meanwhile in Hungary (80 points, 21 comments)
  7. 1453 points, 54 submissions: Hriste-Lukov
    1. NPC’s/SJW’s trying to understand Slavs (94 points, 47 comments)
    2. Slavs are against sodomy (66 points, 54 comments)
    3. This is what they want Poland to look like in the future. (66 points, 29 comments)
    4. Russian proverb (55 points, 12 comments)
    5. Polish poster killing Bolsheviks, 1920 (52 points, 0 comments)
    6. Polish poster against Judeo-Bolshevism, 1920 (38 points, 56 comments)
    7. How South Slavs see each other (36 points, 3 comments)
    8. Bulgarians keep painting over & mocking Communist monument (33 points, 37 comments)
    9. Communism is gay (33 points, 2 comments)
    10. Warsaw uprising commemoration (33 points, 125 comments)
  8. 1316 points, 25 submissions: bugarski14
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    3. Communists denying the Holodomor (51 points, 9 comments)
    4. Macedonian troops (2001) on their way to fight Šiptar terrorist scum. (49 points, 5 comments)
    5. SJW thinks all Russians should be banned from the internet and thinks Russia should be blockaded to cause a famine (44 points, 6 comments)
    6. 50,000 people protesting in Podgorica against the anti-Christian western puppet government (43 points, 29 comments)
    7. Macedonian tanks going to fight Šiptars (2001) (41 points, 2 comments)
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    9. Based Croats (39 points, 8 comments)
    10. Socialist dictator in Macedonia sold the water in Lake Mavrovo to an Albanian company linked to organised crime (39 points, 39 comments)
  10. 1133 points, 14 submissions: Vedroops
    1. Took me a while, but I made an image depicting almost all of the Slavic tribes ever, and their related symbolism. (221 points, 56 comments)
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    3. Serbs and Croats turn back time (148 points, 25 comments)
    4. Legendary Croatian Pan-Slavic beer commercial. (112 points, 29 comments)
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    8. On this day the 1st of July 1991. Josip Reihl-Kir was murdered. He was a police major from Osijek and a succesful spokesperson of peace between men. "As long as I am the mayor of the administration of Osijek-Baranja, there will be no war between a Croat and Serb." (56 points, 6 comments)
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    4. This is the difference between Slavic culture and Western Culture. (96 points, 38 comments)
    5. Here is the modification of the meme I posted earlier. (95 points, 37 comments)
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    7. Today, 79 years ago, German soldiers have massacered 2,794 Serbs in Kragujevac massacre. God is now protecting their souls 🙏🏽 (60 points, 19 comments)
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    10. Western leftists hate Slavs almost as much as Albanians hate us (48 points, 39 comments)
  15. 1008 points, 35 submissions: SlobodantheSerb
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    3. We must increase the Slavic Birth Rate (59 points, 12 comments)
    4. Polish man removes Kebab terrorist with animal bone (54 points, 2 comments)
    5. Protests in Montenegro against the persecution of Serbian Orthodox Christians (48 points, 33 comments)
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    2. Will you fight? Or will you perish like a dog? (116 points, 38 comments)
    3. To the guy who complained there is not enough slavic symbolism in this sub and that we're nazis. I got both points covered buddy. (109 points, 32 comments)
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    5. Albanians burning Macedonian books near the border crossing Kjafasan two days ago. (54 points, 49 comments)
    6. The Vienna shooter was Macedonian (38 points, 22 comments)
    7. Bulgarians: We are slavs. Also bulgarians: (36 points, 19 comments)
    8. Svetlana Tihanovskaya, the presidential candidate who ran against Lukashenko. (30 points, 25 comments)
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    10. Macedonian G puffin on that indo in front of his mansion in traditional Malesian swag. (15 points, 14 comments)
  17. 577 points, 14 submissions: tiddiesman
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    10. Protests at Poland's plan to leave treaty on violence against women (19 points, 35 comments)
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    9. Lets remember the brutal genocide in Srebrenica by the nationalistic Serbian government. Thousands of Slavs died! (21 points, 9 comments)
    10. This statue should be the biggest monument in the world, because it honors the greatest leader the world has ever seen ❤️ (16 points, 0 comments)
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    2. Slavic Nationalists when Jews demand money & free stuff from Poland (43 points, 10 comments)
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2020.11.05 18:09 Chaotic_Gold Throwback Write-Up #24: Tricky - Maxinquaye

Artist: Tricky
Album: Maxinquaye
Release Date: 20 February 1995
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Introduction

Maxinquaye is the debut album by British rapper and producer Tricky. Having garnered a lot of unexpected positive attention from critics and audiences alike upon its release in early 1995, it later became the cornerstone of the genre now known as trip-hop.
I decided to do this write-up for several reasons, one of them being that I think this genre deserves more attention on this sub and among hip-hop heads in general. Tricky’s sampling skills are up there with the best beatmakers of the 90s and his combination of muttered, almost spoken word rapping and use of female vocals to depict the internal anguish and the reality around him is unquestionably unique. If you’re unfamiliar with the genre, there’s no better place to start, especially if you’re a fan of creative sampling and music that envelops you and takes you to another place.
Furthermore, it is a fascinating story on a personal level. It’s the story of a regular guy continuously falling upwards into rather unwanted success, coming into his own as an artist and coming to terms with fame and attention. It is also an important piece in the puzzle of how trip-hop as a genre came to be. Tricky wasn’t the first artist to combine the signature elements of it, but his distinctive approach certainly stood out among his contemporaries and made him into one of the figures synonymous with trip-hop as a whole. I go pretty in-depth on who Tricky is and how the pieces of the puzzle fell together since the accounts of his life that can be found online are rather disjointed. If you’d rather only read about the musical contents, feel free to skip to the section titled “Brand New You’re Retro”.
One last thing I’d like to note before we begin: Tricky is a pretty enigmatic figure, and a lot of the sources that can be found on the internet contradict each other. That’s why I decided to go to the ultimate one: his 2019 autobiography “Hell Is Round The Corner”. There is a chance, as there always is with this sort of thing, that the narrator is unreliable, but if there’s no way to know the truth, and that’s how the artist wants to be seen, and it makes for a good story, why not?
With that said, let’s start with the following question: what the hell is trip-hop anyway?

Dance music for the head

Trip-hop is the oldest of hip-hop’s British cousins, which happens to be unfortunately, even if understandably, overlooked in the hip-hop circles. As with the younger and more popular grime, trip-hop traces its roots to electronic music while pulling influences and certain elements from hip-hop. The genre largely abandons the gritty realism and lyrical prowess of American MCs of the time, focusing on creating an entrancing melancholic atmosphere with heavy use of slowed down samples and female vocals.
“What we were trying to do was create dance music for the head, rather than the feet” – Daddy G of Massive Attack
The genre was born in Bristol, where a collective known as The Wild Bunch started making waves in the St. Paul’s neighborhood in the second half of the 80s. Their music was inspired by the multicultural nature of Bristol and combined dub, punk, hip-hop and reggae, and they played it at parties that they threw around the neighborhood. The Wild Bunch was eventually chiseled out into a group called Massive Attack, with another on-and-off member, Tricky, continuing to be an occasional collaborator. Together with the group Portishead these three artistic entities now form the Holy Trinity of trip-hop:
  • Massive Attack, probably the most famous act of the bunch, is led by Robert “3D” Del Naja, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and graffiti artist (some even allege that he and Banksy are the same person), and the only member who has never left the group. The list of their collaborators is too long to recite, and this collective nature of music creation is vital to Massive Attack’s ever evolving style.
  • The members of Portishead come from a little bit of a different background than the others, pulling influence from noir movie soundtracks and jazz, among other things. They also started making music in a more intimate, bedroom setting, as opposed to The Wild Bunch’s block parties. Over the course of 29 years and only 3 albums, Beth Gibbons remained the sole voice of the band.
  • Where others continued to develop the mellow sound of trip-hop, Tricky pushed the envelope and continued to experiment, eventually straying pretty far from where the genre started. He could be described as the wild card of the scene, always going against the grain and being on his own wavelength.
Today I’m going to try and shed a little bit of light on the latter’s shadowy figure.

The Tricky Kid

Adrian Nicholas Matthew Thaws was born in 1968 in Bristol to an Anglo-Guyanese mother and a Jamaican father. Maxine Quaye took her life when her son was only 4 years old. Roy Thaws wasn’t in Adrian’s life much, because Maxine’s uncle Martin decided Roy was to blame for her death and promised violence if he ever saw him again. Adrian’s childhood was spent in Knowle West, a poor and predominantly white neighborhood in Bristol, with various members of his extended family.
Two prominent motifs in Tricky’s autobiography are his family’s mixed ethnicity and their violence that surrounded him throughout his early years. These themes have obviously impacted his personality and informed a lot of his music later on, as has the fact that Adrian’s first memory was his mother lying in a coffin. Nevertheless, he grew up a pretty normal kid, getting into trouble and listening to music. While he did dabble in crime as a youth and even went to prison for a little while for using forged currency, by his own admission Adrian was too soft for that and definitely didn’t want to come back to the cell. While some of his peers continued on this path, he started to dodge collective activities, which earned him the moniker “Tricky Kid”.
As it usually happens with great innovators, young Adrian listened to a very diverse array of music as a kid. The first record he ever heard was Billie Holiday, who will come as an important point of comparison later. Then there were Marvin Gaye, various reggae artists, glam icon Marc Bolan and pioneer of electronic music Gary Numan. The Specials were the first music band Adrian could actually relate to: they were black, they were white, and they were British. Although they didn’t have much contact, Adrian’s grandfather, known as Tarzan the High Priest, was a prominent member of the soundsystem culture in Bristol. As Tricky Kid got a little older, he started spending more and more of his nights in various clubs and at parties, just looking for a good time, some music and something to smoke.
Adrian started writing poems very early, at the age of five according to his family. Rapping came about 10 years later, when he’d be handed a mic at a friend’s party and start freestyling for fun. Fun was a big thing for Tricky: that was all he ever really pursued, not thinking too much about the future. He was pretty much the last person to see potential in himself at basically any point in his early years (you couldn’t even say “early career” because he never considered that a possibility). A common acquaintance introduced Adrian to The Wild Bunch, an amalgamation of a Jamaican soundsystem and a hip-hop crew, all with a local spin to it. Still in the name of fun he started rapping at the parties they threw around the neighborhood. Eventually he spontaneously moved to a squat in London and could be found wherever there was a good time to be had. At that time The Wild Bunch became Massive Attack, some members splintered off and the group started on a more business-oriented path. Tricky still commuted to Bristol to do things with them from time to time, but it was becoming a burden for him.
On October 15th, 1990 the Tricky-produced Massive Attack single “Daydreaming” was released. It was one of the songs that later defined the sound of the group and the genre as a whole: slow-paced melody, female singing and understated rapping. For Tricky, however, it wasn’t a stylistic decision: he was simply too shy to mimic the prominent American MCs of the time, so he did it the way he knew how. The song sounded like barely anything before it and made huge waves. An album, Blue Lines, followed suit, as well as more studio time, video shoots and touring. All of that went against Tricky’s “live in the moment” attitude, so he started to show up less and less often, eventually leaving the band altogether.
A pivotal event in Tricky’s life happened around 1992/93: walking along the street near his cousin’s place he met a teenage Martina Topley-Bird sitting on a wall, humming to herself. They went to the studio almost immediately (studio time was actually given to Tricky by an acquaintance who couldn’t use it) and recorded several tracks. Tricky didn’t have the highest opinion of himself as a vocalist, so he felt flattered and validated when he first heard a woman’s voice singing his lyrics. The track that came out of that session was “Aftermath”.
Massive Attack weren’t interested in the track, which Tricky didn’t think much of. He would sometimes play it to people, but otherwise didn’t have any particular plans. The final push to release it himself was given to him by his cousin, and the money for it by a random acquaintance who promised to finance Tricky’s next musical endeavor should he decide to take the step. He pressed and sent out some vinyls of “Aftermath” to radio stations and record labels in London. Six weeks later he got a deal with Island Records.

Brand New You’re Retro

The single was a success: it was getting radio play and raving reviews. However, that was the only solo track Tricky had recorded up to this point. No less than a year had passed since the recording session and he completely lost touch with Martina. However, Tricky knew that that was the voice of his music, saying she was the new Billie Holiday. He managed to track her down in Bristol, by which time “Ponderosa” was ready to be recorded. After that one started gaining traction as well, all that was left to do was an album.
Island was on the lookout for something off the beaten path, for artists with a vision. And while Tricky was a visionary, he didn’t see himself as an artist yet. Therefore, he was heavily managed, pushed and set up for success by the label heads who took a personal interest in him. At that point Adrian moved into an apartment in London, shut the door and started creating.
Tricky’s approach to music-making was entirely chaotic. According to his own claims, lyrics just come into his head. His mother used to write poems as well, but she never had the audience, so at some point Adrian began thinking that she was speaking through him. The first verse on “Aftermath” begins with the lines
Your eyes resemble mine, you’ll see as no others can
Here, inherit my kingdom, speak of our people’s plan.
He had no children at that point, and only later realized what those lyrics might have meant. Then he just put the freshly written pages into the hands of Martina Topley-Bird and ushered her into the booth. Neither did he think she needed to hear the music first, nor did it concern her. Most of what can be heard of her on the album was recorded in one take. Redoing something was not Tricky’s MO.
When it comes to beats, Tricky at one point decided that a rapper is nothing without a producer, and he didn’t want to depend on anybody in that regard, so he started to teach himself. Since he had no knowledge of music theory, no concept of pitch, time signatures or other “rules”, Tricky just tried to reproduce what he heard in his head. He would sit on the floor with an Akai S1000 sampler and a pile of records and just splice things together. Whatever was lacking was recorded and sampled in-house.
When I say “he”, that’s not entirely true, that’s how Tricky himself recalls the events. Island Records employed the help of Mark Saunders, an engineer previously known for his work on The Cure’s Disintegration, who claims to have helped bring a lot of Tricky’s ideas to life. The musician would tell Mark what to do, the latter would say that that’s the incorrect way to do it, but after Tricky’s insistence something beautiful and unexpected (from an outside perspective) would come out. But it was just what Tricky heard in his head. He just kept fiddling with whatever he grabbed off the floor. It was deemed either brilliant or garbage within minutes. Saunders was also the one to play the instruments Tricky needed in addition to the vinyls along with a couple session musicians. Since Tricky didn’t bother keeping track of what was used, it took the label three months to clear all of the samples.
As mentioned before, Tricky’s mother was an important, if somewhat mythic, figure in his life, and he wanted to honor that. At first, he wanted for Martina and him to be a band called Maxinquaye (not Maxine Quaye, because then people could think that was just Martina’s name). The label convinced him to stick with the name everybody knew him by, and that became the album’s title. Same as the title was connected to a dark memory, the contents were very much the same way. Tricky put his all into this album, baring his soul and reaching into the deepest corners of his mind.

Track by Track

1. Overcome
The album opener and third single features lyrics previously rapped by Tricky on the Massive Attack song “Karmacoma” off of Blue Lines, now sung by Martina Topley-Bird. The musician himself claimed that while he gave the verse to them, it was still his verse, therefore he could give it to Martina as well.
Backed by an unchanged eerie-sounding loop of Shakespears Sister’s “Moonchild” with drums unwaveringly marching on through the track, vague flute and keyboard passages weaving in and out, Martina paints a picture of a moment in time, happening in two places at once: it’s a couple walking together while a war is raging in Kuwait. It’s surreal, impressionistic, blurry, but incredibly vivid.
2. Ponderosa
The album’s second pre-release single contains percussion off of an Indian singer Jagjit Singh’s song “O Maa Tujhe Salaam”, as well as a drum break from Manzel’s “Midnight Theme”. What sounds like another slow, but rhythmic jam with Martina’s voice going from a whisper at the start into her normal singing voice goes mad with discordant notes played on a keyboard towards the end.
For the first time on the album Tricky can be heard not even rapping, but what sounds like ranting seemingly behind Martina’s voice. This will not only be a recurring stylistic device on this record, but also in Tricky’s music as a whole. Putting the spotlight on his female counterpart, he feels brave enough to reinforce his words coming out of her mouth with his own voice.
The lyrics are again a stream of consciousness, enveloping the listener with the confusing, unfiltered thoughts in Tricky’s mind.
3. Black Steel
Yes, this is a cover of Public Enemy’s “Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos” off It Takes A Nation…. Tricky was very appreciative of the American hip-hop of the 80s, Rakim and Chuck D being the rappers he mentions most. This cover was a way for him to pay homage and maybe bring their music to a new audience in Britain. It was the first of many covers Tricky did over the course of his career. The decision to cover this exact song might have been in response to the Gulf War of 1990/91.
The original is, of course, a 4-verse story of a Black man who goes to prison for refusing to do his military service. The Tricky version is much more disjointed, repeating the first verse throughout the whole song to a guitar-driven accompaniment of the band FTV. What was initially supposed to be a very sparse instrumental with only a percussive loop taken off an almost random Indian cassette suddenly turned into a fiery banger when Tricky invited the techno-rock band he heard at a concert to perform on his album. He didn’t remember what they sounded like after the night out, so he was skeptical when they finally arrived at the studio. Nevertheless, Mark Saunders had a vision of what they could do and with almost no direction the band went all out. The guitar you hear on the song is actually a Korg M1 keyboard. The drummer was told something in the style of Sex Pistols.
Tricky still wasn’t enthusiastic, but after Mark compiled the parts he liked with Martina’s vocals, he was on board, only adding a short phrase in the middle of the track himself. Martina Topley-Bird is in the eye of this storm, singing from the original perspective of a man, expressing disappointment in a system that’s failing him. This is also the only song on the album written from an explicitly male standpoint.
4. Hell Is Round The Corner
This is the big one. A song that still causes controversy between trip-hop fans on whether Tricky ripped off Portishead or it was the other way round. Whatever the case may be, both of these stone-cold classics of trip-hop sample the beautiful, timeless groove of Isaac Hayes’ "Ike’s Rap II". Portishead went the love-making anthem route, while Tricky put his own, slightly creepy spin on it. The story goes that that was the rare track where Tricky definitively knew what he wanted to do. Some add to that story that he heard the Portishead demo given to him by his manager the previous night and completely forgot that part.
Tricky finally takes center stage on this song, employing his soon-to-be signature whispered rapping, while Martina sometimes joins him from the background. The lyrics are heady, hard to make sense of. As was the case with “Overcome”, some of them could be previously heard on Massive Attack’s “Euro Child”. The song title comes from a conversation Tricky had with an acquaintance. “Hell? Hell is ‘round the corner, mate!” he spoke of the Bristol ghettos.
5. Pumpkin
This track is a relative change of pace, featuring the first of two guest vocalists on this album, Alison Goldfrapp. A much bolder singer, she is in full eclipse on the first verse which is loud and expressive compared to the subtle and subdued performance of Martina Topley-Bird. Tricky joins in murmuring later on over the beat sampling the drums and at several points the guitar melody from The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Suffer”. The title of the songs seems to have no relation.
6. Aftermath
Martina returns on the song that started it all. An almost 8-minute-long soundscape, it puts her haunting voice on full display, once again complimented by Tricky’s muttering. As well as being the longest song on the album, it is also the containing the most samples and interpolations. A pitched down Marvin Gaye melody, a slowed down LL Cool J drum, a line of dialogue from “Blade Runner” to allude to Tricky’s mother, and a couple of lyrics taken from The Young Rascals and Japan and rapped in a silky, tortured voice.
7. Abbaon Fat Tracks
This drugged out slow burner with an Arabic motif doesn’t have any listed samples (although the main melody probably is one) except a piece of movie dialogue, what it does have are easily discernible lyrics about a steamy night. Once again leaning into his feminine side Tricky describes sex in excruciating detail, almost like under a lens, using Martina as a ventriloquist’s doll. He also concedes that he doesn’t only resort to weed anymore, something he was strictly against before all the attention.
Personally, I don’t see how it sounds like ABBA on fat tracks, but that’s where the title apparently comes from.
8. Brand New You’re Retro
This song was conceived when Tricky suddenly realized everything he heard on the radio was just recycled ideas of the past. Britpop sounded like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones; other people were charting with straight up soul music. That’s what Tricky’s manifest is – he’s brand new, everyone else is retro.
To get his idea across he uses an immediately recognizable bass line from Michael Jackson’s “Bad”, as well as coming back to It Takes A Nation…, this time to borrow a fuzzy sound effect from “Mind Terrorist” and a lyric from “Prophets of Rage”. Another banger on the album, it’s no wonder what connects it to the other one is Public Enemy.
9. Suffocated Love
On this track, Tricky and Martina tell a story of a relationship where both parties get what they want – he is in a more submissive position, simply enjoying the sex, while she is the dominatrix who’s just in it for his money. All of this set to a Gladys Knight & the Pips sample with a repurposed and barely recognizable violin from a Chantels song.
10. You Don’t
This lush and distorted beat was created in collaboration with Howie B, and the track features Ragga, another guest vocalist. Like Alison Goldfrapp earlier, she gets to show off the full range of her talent while going back and forth with Tricky who just repeats the refrain here, as if defending from her onslaught.
11. Strugglin’
Easily the most disturbing and uncomfortable song on the album, that was the catch Tricky left on the back end for the unsuspecting listener. It feels like Tricky is alone inside his mind here, even though Martina sings throughout, it feels like it’s coming from another place. Tricky is scrambling for words, mumbling, talking to himself, manically giggling and coughing at a point. You can hear the pain in both of their voices.
The song is rich with sound effects: at various points you can hear water drops, a Polaroid going off (or a cocked trigger and a creaking door) and a ticking clock.
Legend has it that when one of the label representatives heard this song for the first time, he came out of the studio red as a beetroot. That’s when Tricky realized that his music was affecting people.
12. Feed Me
The album closer once again gives Martina the opportunity to send the pair off in their signature style. She’s singing about an existential struggle, he’s low in the mix, talking to himself again. A short KRS-One sample comes in in the middle, then elements of the song fade away one by one until the listener is left alone to contemplate.

Hell Is Round The Corner

In line with the label’s desire to break the boundaries, Tricky was marketed as an alternative and ambiguous figure. He was at the forefront of British black music, but he didn’t really represent that due to his upbringing. He was a rapper, which is an inherently masculine image, but for the promotional photoshoot he posed in a wedding dress with Martina as the groom. While sequencing the album together with his manager, Tricky frontloaded the singles to then catch the listener off guard with the edgier, more eclectic sounding tracks on Side B. Tricky only cared about his music: fine, he would release an album, but he’d never sell out, never go mainstream. It would be the music that no one was making and no one has heard before.
Then, on February 20th, 1995 the album came out and blew up magnificently. For weeks after it was all everybody talked about in Britain. The critics loved it, the indie scene loved it, but nobody predicted that the general public would fall in love with it. This twisted, tortured, intimate record was talked about at middle-class dinner parties. David Bowie became a fan, wrote a fictional, very Bowie-esque piece for the Q magazine, wrote a letter to Tricky and went to his concert. It was pandemonium. Tricky absolutely hated it.
“If I supposedly invented it, why not call it Tricky-hop?”
The first thing Tricky couldn’t cope with was the sudden spotlight on him. He was recognized wherever he went, and his time was not his anymore. Secondly, his music was promptly christened by the press as trip-hop, a term he absolutely loathed. That, as well as “the Bristol Sound” made no sense to him, since everybody described by that term was doing different things in different places. And of course, people wanted him to tour.
After a miserable experience touring with Massive Attack for their first album Tricky decided he would not play a concert again. He didn’t like being on stage in front of the crowd, he didn’t like the vast amount of space there was with just the turntables and he didn’t like the DJ just playing the album. However, his manager convinced him to get a band, put it together herself, and it started slowly working out. Tricky also decided to perform in complete darkness, which wasn’t an artistic choice, but rather a way to cope with the stage fright. The public once again swallowed it up, calling him a genius.
“Who likes trip-hop? Well, fuck off home then!”
After a short while, the industry caught on and the novel, groundbreaking sound of Maxinquaye wasn’t the sound of Maxinquaye anymore, it was the sound of the moment. Of course, Tricky was disgusted.
His musical alliance with Martina Topley-Bird was also a romantic one at the time of recording of Maxinquaye, and they had a daughter a month after the release. It was, however, too much too soon, and the couple didn’t last. Their professional relationship existed a little longer, but she wasn’t his only muse and his main voice anymore.
For his next album, Tricky challenged the audiences to try and follow him, as he recorded a new album in the span of a month. It would be bolder, less accessible, nothing like the now trendy Maxinquaye, a big “fuck you” to the people who thought Tricky could be put in a box. It would feature more collaborators, a Björk on the rise to superstardom among them. It would be his transformation, a first of many to come. It would be called Nearly God.
But that’s a story for another time.

Aftermath

Tricky went on to have a very successful solo career spanning over 25 years now. Successful, of course, when you keep in mind what he was interested in in the first place. He has a dedicated fan base, a broad catalogue with each album being very different from the others. He has travelled all over the world, lived in many different places, now residing in Berlin. He is even back as an official member of Massive Attack, although they’ve only released about ten songs, depending on how you count, over the last decade. Once a young and carefree musician, Tricky is now a veteran, a mastermind who collaborates almost exclusively with lesser known artists and gives them the opportunity to shine. He is back in the underground, back to relative obscurity, doing what he always wanted to do – whatever the hell he puts his mind to.
That obviously didn’t come immediately as he spent some time in the mainstream: he was very prolific in the second half of the 90s, had a role in Luc Besson’s “The Fifth Element” and later even featured Alanis Morissette, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cyndi Lauper on his album (incidentally my favorite of his) before going into a hiatus. There were scandals, controversies and bad blood.
An uncompromising artist, unafraid to make mistakes and learn along the way, always paving his own way, Tricky is a visionary and truly a monumental figure in music. Even if his influence is not as apparent nowadays, he probably likes it this way. All of that makes me a fan. Thank you for reading.

Feed Me

If you’d like to get into trip-hop after hearing Maxinquaye, I’d recommend anything made by Tricky, Massive Attack, Portishead and Björk in the 90s. Then there is Endtroducing..... by DJ Shadow, which is somewhat similar, but you should have heard that by now. Then there is this list of 50 best trip-hop albums by Fact Mag – they seem to know their stuff.
Some of my personal favorites include Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By by Lovage (it’s Dan the Automator, Kid Koala and Mike freaking Patton, yo!), Never, Never, Land by UNKLE and Carboot Soul by Nightmares On Wax.
If it’s Tricky you’re after, he just had an album come out two months ago, it’s good! It’s called Fall To Pieces. My favorite one is Blowback, otherwise he has something for everybody in his discography. He started making louder music in the 2010s, intense in a different way, that was an interesting change of pace.
And I would definitely, definitely recommend the autobiography that came out a year ago. As I mentioned at the beginning, I based a lot of my write-up here on what I found out from that book, but you should still read it yourself if you get the chance. It’s sincere, simple, funny and riveting. You can feel that that’s a recording of a living person recounting their pretty crazy life. If you liked the Gucci Mane book, this should be right up your alley. An interesting point – although it’s an autobiography, Tricky often “passes the mic” to his friends, people he worked with and members of his family. It’s a unique take and it works very well.

Discussion

  1. Have you heard of trip-hop as a whole and Tricky in particular before? If not, do you feel compelled to explore some more?
  2. What are your favorite songs on the album?
  3. I’m interested in people’s interpretation of the lyrics, not being big on that myself. What do you make of what Tricky is saying on his debut?
  4. Do you hear the influence of this album in other people’s work? What are some examples in other genres?
  5. What do you think trip-hop would look like if Tricky took his career more seriously early on and stayed with Massive Attack?
  6. What do you think of Tricky’s development as an artist? Do you think he ever topped Maxinquaye? What’s your favorite album of his?
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2020.11.04 20:11 embrace-monke Killing of Harambe

Killing of Harambe

On May 28, 2016, a three-year-old boy climbed into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and was grabbed and dragged by Harambe, a 17-year-old western lowland gorilla. Fearing for the boy's life, a zoo worker shot and killed Harambe. The incident was recorded on video and received broad international coverage and commentary, including controversy over the choice to use lethal force. A number of primatologists and conservationists wrote later that the zoo had no other choice under the circumstances, and that it highlighted the danger of zoo animals near humans and the need for better standards of care.

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Background

Harambe (/həˈrɑːmbeɪ/ hə-RAHM-bay) was born at the Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas, on May 27, 1999. He was named by Dan Van Coppenolle, a local area counselor who won a naming contest sponsored by the zoo.[1] He came up with the name after listening to the song "Harambe (Working Together for Freedom)" by Rita Marley, widow of Bob Marley.[2] Harambee is a Swahili term for communal labor.[2]
On September 18, 2014, Harambe was transferred to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden to learn adult gorilla behavior and join a new social group.[3][4]

Incident

On May 28, 2016, a three-year-old boy visiting the Cincinnati Zoo fell into the moat at the Gorilla World habitat.[5][6]
Witnesses said they heard the child say he wanted to go into the gorilla enclosure.[7] The boy then climbed a 3-foot-tall (0.91 m) fence, crawled through 4 feet (1.2 m) of bushes, and then fell 15 feet (4.6 m) into a moat of shallow water. Zoo officials immediately signaled for the three gorillas in the habitat to return inside, and two females did so. However, the third gorilla, the inquisitive 440 pound male silverback, Harambe, climbed down into the moat to investigate the child splashing in the water.[6]
Over the next 10 minutes, Harambe became increasingly "agitated and disoriented" by the screams of onlookers.[8][9] He dragged the child through the water, occasionally propping him up when he sat, or pushing him down when he stood.[8] Harambe exhibited "strutting" behavior—walking around with legs and arms stiffly extended to appear bigger—a bluffing move, though one with inherent danger should he throw or drag the boy around too roughly.[9] Harambe then carried the boy up a ladder out of the moat onto dry land. Afraid for the boy's life, zoo officials made the decision to kill the gorilla, doing so with a single rifle shot. Cincinnati firefighters said the boy was between Harambe's legs when the shot was fired.[6]
Harambe was killed one day after his 17th birthday.[8] The boy was given a trauma assessment and transported to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; his injuries were non-life-threatening.[10]

Reactions

This incident was recorded in a dramatic video by an anonymous bystander and uploaded to YouTube, where it went viral, sparking global publicity and controversy.[11][12] Some observers said that it was unclear whether Harambe was likely to harm the child.[13][14] Others called for the boy's parents or the zoo to be held accountable for the gorilla's death.[15] Director Thane Maynard stated, "The child was being dragged around ... His head was banging on concrete. This was not a gentle thing. The child was at risk."[16][17][18] Police investigated possible criminal charges against the parents, while the parents defended the zoo's actions.[19][20] The boy's mother also became the target of harassment on the Internet and social media.[21] On June 6, 2016, Ohio prosecutor Joe Deters said that the mother would not face any charges of wrongdoing.[22] The zoo was investigated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which sets the standards for zoos, and the USDA.[23]
Several vigils took place to honor Harambe's death. A candlelight vigil was held at Hyde Park, London.[24] Anthony Seta, an animal rights activist, spoke at a vigil at Cincinnati Zoo, saying, "I'm not here to decide what was right and what was wrong, the fact is that a gorilla who just celebrated his birthday has been killed."[25]
The incident received criticism from several high-profile celebrities, including Ricky Gervais, Brian May, and Piers Morgan.[26]
The incident sparked debate among biologists and primatologists on whether gorillas and other primates should be held in captivity at all.[9] Primatologist Jane Goodall said that according to the video it seemed Harambe was trying to protect the child.[27] Goodall later issued a longer explanation in an interview with the president of the International Fund for Animal Welfare, concluding that the zoo had no choice but to kill Harambe.[28] She wrote, "It was awful for the child, the parents, Harambe, the zoo, the keepers and the public. But when people come into contact with wild animals, life and death decisions sometimes have to be made."[23] Goodall said that as long as humans and wild animals are kept in close proximity in zoos, there is no way to prevent accidents from happening, but she believed that zoos "with the highest standards of care" could play an important role.[23] Zookeeper Jack Hanna strongly defended the zoo's actions as the "correct decision", noting that a tranquilizer dart might have taken five or ten minutes to take effect and could have aggravated Harambe further.[29] Primatologist Frans de Waal said he saw few options for the zoo: "A gorilla is so immensely strong that even with the best of intentions—and we are not sure that Harambe had those—the child's death was a probable outcome."[30]

Internet memes

Following the killing, Harambe became subject of multiple viral memes.[31] Vox) wrote in November that Harambe has an "undeniable status as 2016's meme of the year."[32] As People) magazine wrote: "Harambe continues to live on in the collective mind of the internet, entering into a rarefied state of venerated meme status."[33] One of the most widespread memes was noted by The Washington Post and New York) magazine who observed a proliferation of over-the-top and fake tributes to Harambe. "The idea is, the more intense and more sincere-seeming the expression of mourning is, the funnier the joke."[31][34] For example, the "Dicks out for Harambe" meme can be seen as a fake tribute to an incident that would normally engender sincere mourning.[34][35] As Aja Romano of Vox wrote, "If you were a progressive, the Harambe meme gave you a chance to mock what you viewed as the hypocritical haranguing of the mainstream while avoiding real issues of social justice; and if you were a conservative, the Harambe meme gave you a chance to mock liberal hysteria."[34][35] One meme is a play on conspiracy theories, such as "Bush did Harambe", a reference to 9/11 conspiracy theories.[36] In Australia, people joked about supporting Harambe's corpse as a write-in candidate on the ballot for the federal election.[37] Public Policy Polling included Harambe in their polling for the U.S. presidential election. Harambe had 5% support in late July 2016 (ahead of Green Party nominee Jill Stein) and 2% in August 2016 (tied with Stein).[38][39]
Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard reacted negatively: "We are not amused by the memes, petitions and signs about Harambe. Our zoo family is still healing, and the constant mention of Harambe makes moving forward more difficult for us. We are honoring Harambe by redoubling our gorilla conservation efforts and encouraging others to join us."[40] In late August, the zoo deleted its Twitter account after being targeted daily by trolls mentioning Harambe.[41] However, after two months, the zoo had resumed its account.[42][43]

Popular culture

A self-described underground culture collective known as Otaku Gang released a computer parody fighting game known as Harambe vs. Capcom, with Harambe being able to fight characters from Capcom's Street Fighter franchise. The game itself is a fullgame of M.U.G.E.N, a customizable fighting game.[44][45][46]
American rappers Young Thug and Dumbfoundead each released songs entitled "Harambe". The former did so on his album Jeffery), each track of which is named after one of his "idols", although the lyrics do not reference the gorilla;[47][48] the latter likens the fate of the ape to gang violence and police brutality.[49] Canadian dubstep producer Excision) included a song titled "Harambe" on his 2016 album Virus.[50] On March 30, 2019, the CEO of Tesla, Inc., Elon Musk released a surprise two-minute rap song titled "RIP Harambe", onto his SoundCloud.[51] The track was performed by Yung Jake, written by Yung Jake and Caroline Polachek, and produced by BloodPop.[52][53] Rolling Stone magazine called the track "a bouncy tribute to Harambe".[51]
On naming contests for newborn baby gorillas, a teenager made a petition for Dublin Zoo to name a newborn baby gorilla as "Harambe Jr." ("Harambetta" if female) after Dublin Zoo announced the newborn baby gorilla by tweet.[54]
On June 16, 2017, satire news site The Onion featured an article of professional wrestler Big Show being killed by WWE after a seven-year-old boy wandered into a steel cage during a live event in Indianapolis.[55]

Later developments

In September 2017, the zoo added Mshindi, a 29-year-old male western lowland gorilla transferred from the Louisville Zoo. He joined females Chewie, 21, and Mara, 22, who were present on the day of the killing. At the same time, the zoo created a new indoor habitat where the public could safely view the gorillas year-round from behind safety glass.[56][57]
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2020.11.04 18:46 Valuable-Offer-2243 The new "Vocodes 2" text to speech and song website lets you talk as new characters

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2020.11.04 18:29 Paranoxa Medulla is REFRESHING. SERIOUSLY.

Hi y'all,
So uh, these last 3 weeks I have done nothing else except dive into the wormhole that is Bjork's legacy... Now, this won't be my last post here as I have got a TON of things to write about, but this one I had to really just put out there until I can solidify my other Bjork thoughts into coherent thoughts.

Can I just say that Medulla is absolutely REFRESHING??!?!?! Musically, what a fucking trip! Last night as I was trying to stay calm amidst the WILD American election this year, I turned off my lights, lit one of my brand new candles (that smells like sweet sweet soft vanilla) and put my headphones on. I wanted to just get away, so I layed down on my bed. Being obsessed with Bjork but sort of wanting something NEW, I leaned away from the albums I had on repeat (homogenic, vespertine,debut,post). I listened to Utopia all the way through. Was beautiful to help guide me into relaxation and bliss. Then I said,"I know there's some split ideas on Medulla, and when I first listened to a few songs I was kinda turned away. Let me lean into that feeling."

Sure enough, I press play, enable noise cancellation on my headphones, close my eyes, and let the sounds lift me into the sky.
First things first, I could FEEL the tension building in me from a conditioning of how music "SHOULD" sound (instruments, typical melody and rhythm, etc.) As I acknowledged that feeling, I let it pass. Once I opened my musical heart up and let my biases fade, I felt Medulla for what it really was: a REFRESHING TAKE ON MUSIC. I mean this thing is like the glaciers of the North Pole. It is bitter, it is organic, it is BLISSFUL. All at the same time. The concept of mostly human voices with one or two human synths was AMAZING. It really gave me a kickstart to new musical ideas. I had been so bored with music because the more you listen, especially to pop, the more you realize things start to blur into one big musical blegh. But with Medulla? We go back to musical roots, where it all began, with the human voice. Not to mention the arrangements, the design, the lyrics (which as of right now I feel have some of the strongest signifiance out of her entire discography), all of it is AMAZING.

I am obsessed with Desired Constellation, the synths on it are breathtaking. It reminds me of that one interview she had where she explains how people always complain that electronic music has no soul, and then she argues that they are just tools, that the human has to put the soul into the music. If the human doesn't have any soul, the tools won't reciprocate that soul. And now I agree. I usually stray from electronic sounding music but this song has really allowed me to gain a new appreciation for the talent of it. I mean, man. Those synths provide as much relaxation as a flute and saxophone for me!! They sound so airy, spacey, and really just lift you into the interstellar clouds. Not to mention the lyrics!!! WOW!!!! WOW BJORK, JUST WOW.

" With a palm full of stars I throw them like dice (repeatedly) On the table (repeat, repeatedly) I shake them like dice And throw them on the table Repeatedly (repeatedly) Until the desired constellation appears "

One of my favorite pieces of poetry that really creates a vivid description in my head for what it feels like to get through life sometimes. We keep rolling our dice in hopes that we get our desired constellation; our desired path of life that we believe will keep us the most content and happy. I love that image. I am definitely sharing this experience in my group therapy Next week. Bjork has done for me what I haven't been able to do for myself in 2 YEARS. And that is open my heart up to people and trust that love can and will find me one day.

Thank you Bjork, and thank you to all the people who've worked with her to create such a memorable album. It truly is timeless.

I'll be back here again to write more experiences as I really take in what a phenomenal artist she is. But for now, this is my take on Medulla and more specifically the song Desired Constellation.

(did i mention Oceania is GREAT?!)

Okay all,
Until Next time!!!!
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2020.11.03 22:35 drunkpenguin2209 Analysis of my favorite lines on Folklore

Hey guys! There's not a single song with bad lyrics on folklore. So I will tell you about my favorite lines and express my opinion about some songs:
  1. The 1: Roaring twenties, tossing pennies in the pool
What a succinct, creative way of represent youth. According to wikipedia, The Roaring Twenties was a decade of economic growth and widespread prosperity. Taylor uses this term with double meaning, making a reference to her twenties (or this song's character) and how they lived happily for the hope of it all.
  1. Cardigan: Leaving like a father, running like water
This line is telling us a couple things: -James left betty -James left her easily and naturally -James left quickly -Betty saw him as important as his father(?) or it hurted her in that way.
I think it is a complex line, and again, a very succinct and poetic way of expressing a feeling. It is deep and gives some space to interpretation. One of my favorites from the album.
  1. The Last Great American Dynasty: I had a marvelous time ruining everything.
What I love about this song is that, not only is perfect storytelling but there is an important message behind. It is a feminist song that portrays efficiently double standard, making a parallel between her and Rebekah and the harsh critics that pulled them apart. It is clever and creative. This line is empowering, it is Taylor making the narrative her own and leaving the "town" with a smile in her face. Rebekah was criticised for the money she had, her eccentric personality and was even blamed on her husband's death, while Taylor has been criticised for her money, for her romantic life, for the songs she wrote about her exes, etc. They both made people mad, and in this song they enjoyed completely what they did.
  1. Exile: You're not my homeland anymore/so what am I defending now
Another perfect line. Narrator is expressing he saw his love as his homeland: he found peace and home in it and felt the need to defend it like if it were part of his identity. He lost his homeland, and there's no point on trying to defend something that doesn't belongs to you anymore. The feeling remains while the right to defend it doesn't.
  1. My tears ricochet: Look at how my tears ricochet.
This line is mindblowing. I think it is one of the most creative and original metaphors Taylor has ever created. Not only is an incredibly beautiful image, a ghost with bouncing(?) tears, but it is a complex way of portraying a specific kind of pain. This pain will hit the narrator and will go for the abuser.
  1. Mirrorball: I want you to know I'm a mirrorball.
I love this metaphor to death. As my tears ricochet, this songs contains a really clever and creative metaphor: the whole song is a big alegory. Taylor comparing herself with a mirrorball is the songwriter moment of her career. -She feels the pain deeply. -She is an entertainer: wants to please people. -She reflects other's personalities.
She talks about all of this in an artistic beautiful way, with all the stunning imagery. And she is probably comparing the music industry with a circus. I love it. Best song of folklore.
  1. Seven: Please, picture me in the weeds/before I learnt civility
This song is powerfully tragic. These poetic lines bring again the nature imagery: the weeds. The weeds are associated with wildness, like if as a child she were a wild animal lost in the place, living life through instint and without all the conciousness and the sad realizations that pop out with growing.
  1. August: August sipped away like a bottle of wine.
The perfect simile to describe a moment that was short in all of its glory. The characters lived all the pleasure of this moment, but its fate was to be consumed.
  1. This is me trying: They told me all of my cages were mental/so I got wasted like all my potential
Taylor Swift lyricism at its peak. She's capable of telling a lot in just a few words: -The narrator had a lot of potential. -The narrator lost their potential because of lack of support. It got completely wasted, as we can see in the rest of the song (shiniest wheels now rusted, curve now a sphere). -To get wasted is also to get drunk, which along with the lyrics "but i didn't pour the whiskey" brings the alcoholism themes to the table. -Now we know that the narrator is regretting all the potential they lost and abused alcohol as a way to deal with it.
This song is complex and beautiful. The narrator not only deals with the lost of someone and all of their regrets, but looks introspectively on why they lost their love (my words shoot to kill), the reason behind this belligerent nature (I got wasted), their unhealthy coping mechanism (alcohol), their feelings and suicidal ideation (could've follow my fears all the way down) and the consequences of all of this: a hard time adjusting. The anthem of feeling like a lost cause.
  1. Illicit affairs: Take the words for what they are/A dwindling, mercurial high/A drug that only worked the first few hundred times
Friends, the best line on folklore. English is not my first language, so it was kind of difficult for me to translate this, but I love it. Taylor here is telling us some things: -First she sings: take the words for what they are. That's it, the words are just words. A promise is worthless in an illicit affair. -But then she adds: A dwindling, mercurial high, to refer to the narrator's unpredictable feelings about those words (the idea of being with him/her is exciting and the passion is intoxicating, but it is in a constant decrease since the nature of the relationship). -A drug that only worked the first few hundred times: this line adds to the metaphor that, while the words and the passion was great while it lasted, nothing feels the same. This relationship was a drug that took hehim to the greatest thrill, but the feeling decreased and the affair was no longer working.
I will make a second part of this post for the other 7 songs. Thank you for reading. Please comment if there are some mistakes, english is not my first language. And I'd like to read your opinions too!
Love you swiftie friends!!!!!
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2020.10.28 14:48 Misaria Part 3 episode names for Season 2 regarding chapters 21 to 29 vis-à-vis 01 to 20 and ergo their meanings

"Ergo, concordantly, vis-a-vis. You know what? I have no idea what the hell I'm saying. I just thought it would make me sound cool."
Possible meanings:
1: Notes From The Underground
Also translated as Notes from the Underground or Letters from the Underworld
Serving as an introduction into the mind of the narrator, the first part of Notes from Underground is split into nine chapters. The introduction propounds a number of riddles whose meanings are further developed as the narration continues.
The narrator observes that utopian society removes suffering and pain, but man desires both things and needs them to be happy. He argues that removing pain and suffering in society takes away a man's freedom. He says that the cruelty of society makes human beings moan about pain only to spread their suffering to others.
In chapter 11, the narrator refers to his inferiority to everyone around him and describes listening to people as like "listening through a crack under the floor." The word "underground" actually comes from a bad translation into English. A better translation would be a crawl space: a space under the floor that is not big enough for a human, but where rodents and bugs live. According to Russian folklore, it is also a place where evil spirits live.
2: You're The Bean
John Farnham - You're the Voice
We have the chance to turn the pages over We can write what we want to write We gotta make ends meet, before we get much older We're all someone's daughter We're all someone's son How long can we look at each other Down the barrel of a gun? You're the voice, try and understand it Make a noise and make it clear Oh, whoa We're not gonna sit in silence We're not gonna live with fear Oh, whoa This time, we know we all can stand together With the power to be powerful Believing we can make it better Ooh, we're all someone's daughter We're all someone's son How long can we look at each other Down the barrel of a gun?
3: Beanie Get Your Gun
Annie Get Your Gun is a musical with lyrics and music by Irving Berlin and a book by Dorothy Fields and her brother Herbert Fields. The story is a fictionalized version of the life of Annie Oakley (1860–1926), a sharpshooter who starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, and her romance with sharpshooter Frank E. Butler (1847–1926).
The 1946 Broadway production was a hit, and the musical had long runs in both New York (1,147 performances) and London, spawning revivals, a 1950 film version and television versions. Songs that became hits include "There's No Business Like Show Business", "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly", "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun", "They Say It's Wonderful", and "Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better)."
Will Disenchantment turn into a brassy, sassy, musical humdinger!?
4: Steamland Confidential
L.A. Confidential is a 1997 American neo-noir crime film directed, produced and co-written by Curtis Hanson. The screenplay by Hanson and Brian Helgeland is based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same name, the third book in his L.A. Quartet series. The film tells the story of a group of LAPD officers in 1953, and the intersection of police corruption and Hollywood celebrity. The title refers to the 1950s scandal magazine Confidential, portrayed in the film as Hush-Hush.
5: Freak Out!
Freak Out! is the debut studio album by American rock band the Mothers of Invention, released on June 27, 1966, by Verve Records. Often cited as one of rock music's first concept albums, it is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa's perception of American pop culture and the nascent freak scene of Los Angeles.
7: Bad Moon Rising
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
I see the bad moon a-rising I see trouble on the way I see earthquakes and lightnin' I see bad times today Don't go around tonight Well it's bound to take your life There's a bad moon on the rise I hear hurricanes a-blowing I know the end is coming soon I fear rivers over flowing I hear the voice of rage and ruin Well don't go around tonight Well it's bound to take your life There's a bad moon on the rise, all right Hope you got your things together Hope you are quite prepared to die Looks like we're in for nasty weather One eye is taken for an eye Well don't go around tonight Well it's bound to take your life There's a bad moon on the rise Don't come around tonight Well it's bound to take your life There's a bad moon on the rise
9: The Madness of King Zog
The Madness of King George is a 1994 British biographical historical comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Hytner and adapted by Alan Bennett from his own 1991 play, The Madness of George III. It tells the true story of George III of Great Britain's deteriorating mental health, and his equally declining relationship with his eldest son, the Prince of Wales, particularly focusing on the period around the Regency Crisis of 1788–89. Modern medicine has suggested that the King's symptoms were the result of acute intermittent porphyria, although this theory has been vigorously challenged, most notably by a research project based at St George's, University of London, which concluded that George III did actually suffer from mental illness after all.
A final message states that the King likely suffered from porphyria, noting that it is an incurable chronic condition and is hereditary.
Two episodes still unnamed, probably because they reveal too much.
BONUS: "Miri"
"Miri" is the eighth episode of the first season of the American science fiction television series, Star Trek. Written by Adrian Spies and directed by Vincent McEveety, it first aired on October 27, 1966.
In the episode, the Enterprise discovers an exact duplicate of Earth, where the only survivors of a deadly man-made plague are some of the planet's children.
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2020.10.23 02:49 MsMargo San Diego Symphony Online Concert - Friday 7 PM - Free!

A RETURN TO MUSIC
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 7PM - 8:20PM
San Diego Symphony
JESSIE MONTGOMERY: Banner
MOZART: Divertimento in D major, K.136
GEORGE WALKER: Lyric for Strings
BEETHOVEN: Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano (arr. Detlev Glanert for chamber orchestra)
Led by Music Director Rafael Payare, the San Diego Symphony presents its first orchestral performance in nearly seven months as a streamed concert recorded specifically for this occasion. In addition to Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, A Return To Music features three works including Banner – a tribute to and a rhapsody on The Star-Spangled Banner – by Black female composer Jessie Montgomery. Montgomery was born and raised in Manhattan's Lower East Side, at the time when artists gravitated to the hotbed of artistic experimentation and community development. She draws from her experiences and participation in rallies, performances, celebrations and community movements to create powerful, "wildly colorful" compositions, placing her squarely as one of the most relevant interpreters of 21st century American sound and experience. Also featured on the program are Mozart's Divertimento in D major and George Walker's Lyric for Strings. Walker was the first Black composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Free for the community and performed at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, this event will be streamed on the San Diego Symphony's website, Facebook and YouTube channels.
A Return to Music will be available for on-demand viewing on Symphony Stream, after airing Friday.
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2020.10.21 19:58 Meowth7007 Abnormal sounds from an alarm clock

Some background: I am American and in online school at a private Catholic high school.
Today at about 8:30 AM, I was in my online religion class at home, alone. The teacher had to go somewhere, so he sent us a YouTube link to a 30-minute Mass officiated by Pope Francis at the beginning of the lockdown; Pope Francis was officiating the mass to an empty audience, and except for the first five minutes of the video there is no accompanying music. Throughout the video, I kept hearing very faint choral music but I assumed it to be a part of the video. At one point, I paused the video and took off my headphones, but continued to hear the faint choral music.
At this point, I thought it was coming from somewhere in my neighborhood so I got up to look around, but I realized it was originating from inside my house. I went upstairs and into my parents' bedroom, and it was coming from one of their two alarm clocks. These alarm clocks are from like 2008, so there is no way my computer broadcasted to these clocks somehow. This music was very crisp and clear, not like you would expect out of a clock radio. It honestly sounded like stereotypical "ethereal" music you would hear in a movie: high voices, organs, no lyrics, etc. I didn't know how these clocks worked, so I just flipped a random switch. There was a burst of static, and the music switched from the "ethereal" stuff to some staticky classic rock station. I then found the off switch and turned the clock off, and the music stopped. I looked at the clock some more, and the switch I flipped which changed the music did not have to do with music, it was the light emitted by the clock screen or something.
My wild paranormal conjecture in this situation is that something saw me coming, and changed the music or exited the clock when I flipped the first switch. Of course, I am 90% sure that this is totally mundane and I am just silly so any debunking attempts are welcome.
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2020.10.21 04:13 Older_and_Wiser_Now Joe Biden didn't lift a finger to stop Hunter Biden from serving on the board of a company whose owner was under investigation for money laundering - An Overview Timeline of Key Events in the Joe Biden - Hunter Biden - Ukraine-gate scandal

I've been literally spending the last week of my life trying to figure out how best to communicate the FACTS behind Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and the REAL Ukrainegate (Hunter joined a company called Burisima owned by a corrupt oligarch, who was under investigation for money-laundering WHEN HUNTER JOINED THE BOARD OF THE COMPANY!!!) The more research I have performed, the more disgusted I am with the deeply cynical moves of the man who is likely going to become the next leader of the free world, Joe Biden, heaven help us all.
I have focused on using "credible sources", lol, such as the NYT and wsj.com to establish FACTS, a few times I use breitbart.com and foxnews.com for commentary, but only AFTER the facts have been established elsewhere. I'm putting the word "credible" in quotes because these sources are not at all credible to me, they are heavily biased to tell a narrative that favors the status quo, but that is beyond the scope of this essay. One exception: the testimony of former prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was demonized by Joe Biden and fired from his job in order to obtain US aid ... my only source is foxnews.com because "credible" sources never let Shokin tell his side of the story.
To communicate the facts to you as simply as possible, here is the process I have followed:
1) produced a detailed timeline, complete with sources and quotes. But I was afraid of TL;DR, so I will publish that separately.
2) produced THIS DOCUMENT, which is an "overview" timeline, much simpler, that contain bullet points of key events, with links to sources (which are mostly "credible", lol, such as NYT and wsj.com". Feel free to check the sources for yourself, but know that it might be easier to do that using the detailed timeline that is coming.
3) Produced an even higher level, overview graphic image of the MOST IMPORTANT KEY EVENTS!!!
 
START HERE v v v v v v v
Pro Tip: START by looking at the graphic image!
START HERE ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
 
So if you are a TL;DR type person, please look at the graphic image to see the key points. The TRUTH of the matter is, Joe Biden didn't lift a finger to stop Hunter Biden from serving on the board of a company whose owner was under investigation for money laundering. He ignored the pressure Hunter's presence would have on Ukrainian prosecutors who were involved in that case, because HUNTER WAS THE SON OF THE US VICE-PRESIDENT. I submit to you, in the borrowed words of James Comey, "no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case". Look at how Tara Reade has been treated, trying to pursue a credible case against Joe Biden. The field is not an even one. Rich and powerful men like Joe Biden have many advantages; "reasonable prosecutors" understand this, even more clearly than the rest of us.
In the end, the case was not pursued, and because of that, the corrupt oligarch who had been under investigation for money-laundering kept $23 million in "illicit assets that belonged to the Ukrainian people". Rosemont Seneca Partners, which Hunter co-founded and served as the managing partner, received at least about $2.5 million for service on the board of Burisima Holdings. Joe Biden got to make a nice public speech talking about the evils of corruption by oligarchs, lol (I still cannot get over the nerve he had to deliver it), and also a great story about how much power he held as VP over a struggling democracy. Biden actually BRAGS that he was wiling to CANCEL a US aid package unless - and I still cannot get over this - unless the prosecutor who might have turned a blind eye to the corruption of Hunter Biden's company GOT FIRED. It's like putting out a hit job on the guy who saved your child from drowning. Who does that? Joe Biden, that's who.
 
Note: Events described in the timeline are all prior to the "October Surprise" leak of documents. So all the nonsense about whether those docs are "information" or "disinformation" has no bearing on what is contained on this timeline.
 
Before I give you the timeline, let me give you a short preface. I am now thinking of a song from the musical Chicago, "Razzle Dazzle", because it PERFECTLY describes the scenario. The truth lies buried in bllsht*. To get to it takes a bit of work, and of course most of us won't or can't do THAT, sigh.
Give 'em the old hocus pocus
Bead and feather 'em
How can they see with sequins in their eyes?
What if your hinges all are rusting?
What if, in fact, you're just disgusting?
Razzle dazzle 'em
And they'll never catch wise
 
I agree with the conclusions put forward to John Solomon by U.S. and Ukrainian authorities, "Biden and his office clearly had to know about the general prosecutor's probe of Burisma and his son's role", despite Biden's public claims to the contrary.
 
FACTS:
  • President Obama named Biden the administration’s point man on Ukraine in February 2014, after a popular revolution ousted Russia-friendly President Viktor Yanukovych and as Moscow sent military forces into Ukraine’s Crimea territory.
  • Great Britain took very public action [in April 2014] against Burisma while Joe Biden was working with that government on Ukraine issues;
If Biden was not aware of this probe, it would show gross incompetence on his part managing foreign affairs. ESPECIALLY, since he later makes a decision to publicly LECTURE Ukrainian legislators on the need to curb corruption in Ukraine (but did not make any mention of his son Hunter).
 
FACT:
  • Hunter Biden's appointment to the board [in May 2014] was widely reported in American media; The U.S. Embassy in Kiev that coordinated Biden's work in the country repeatedly and publicly discussed the general prosecutor's case against Burisma
Here are a few of those reports:
We can all agree that Joe Biden is a loving and caring father ... what loving and caring father could resist reading articles in the MSM written about his son? Most of us obsessively clip out and save any mentions of our children, even in the local newspapers, don't we? How did Joe Biden manage to NOT read the media screams about conflict of interest when the announcement was made about Hunter's new job?
The issue that nobody seems to think about re Hunter's new job is the dilemma put on Ukrainian prosecutors who were trying to pursue a case of corruption against Burisima in a crazy environment that must have resembled the Wild West. The new government was TWO MONTHS OLD. Joe Biden was and is obviously a very powerful man who has many powerful friends. Wouldn't any normal person believe that to go against Joe would incur his wrath, and that pursuing a corruption case against Hunter Biden's employer would essentially be going against Joe? Wouldn't it be a normal, human reaction for Ukrainian prosecutors to fear the power of Joe Biden, and as a result, make the case against Burisima Holdings go away?
In the words of the infamous James Comey,
"no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case"
The very rich and powerful are different from you and me; they get a different kind of justice than the rest of us. Certainly Joe Biden knows this. Hasn't it been made CRYSTAL CLEAR by the treatment that Tara Reade has received, by the media and by our judicial system?
 
FACT:
  • Biden's office was quoted, on the record, acknowledging Hunter Biden's role in Burisma in a New York Times article [in December 2015] about the general prosecutor's Burisma case that appeared four months before Biden forced the firing of Shokin. The vice president's office suggested in that article that Hunter Biden was a lawyer free to pursue his own private business deals.
 
I submit to you, if Joe Biden cannot see the harm caused when Hunter joined the Board of Burisima, it is because he is intentionally putting blinders on and refusing to see it. Of course, "I didn't know" is a legally acceptable defense in our judicial system. So politicians actually have an incentive to turn a blind eye, or at least pretend to do so, when their relatives engage in influence peddling to the highest bidders.
 

Overview Timeline of Key Events in the Joe Biden - Hunter Biden - Ukraine-gate scandal

  • Jan 2009
    • Joe Biden becomes Vice-President of the United States
    • Sen. John Kerry serves as chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • June 2009
    • Hunter Biden, Christopher Heinz,and Devon Archer found Rosemont Seneca Partners, an investment and advisory firm (newyorker.com)
    • Note: this is five months after the Obama/Biden administration takes power
    • Christopher Heinz is John Kerry’s stepson and an heir to the food-company fortune
    • Devon Archer is a wealthy investor, top Democratic campaign bundler, and close family friend of John Kerry
  • 2012
    • Hunter Biden begins the process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve (wsj.com)
  • Jan 2013
    • Sen. John Kerry succeeds Hillary Clinton to become Obama's Secretary of State
  • May 2013
    • Hunter was commissioned as an ensign and assigned to a reserve unit (wsj.com)
  • June 2013
    • Hunter reports for duty, and tests positive for cocaine (wsj.com)
  • December 2013
    • Joe makes a vice-presidential trip to China, in an attempt to cool a dispute between China and Japan. He brought Hunter along with him on Air Force Two (nytimes.com), (nytimes.com)
    • Bohai Harvest RST, a $1 Billion investment fund, is founded by Chinese and American partners including Rosemont Seneca Partners ("About" page for Bohai Harvest RST), (wsj.com), (nytimes.com)
    • Note: "The Bohai-Harvest fund is likely one of the biggest Sino-foreign collaborations in private equity to take advantage of the free-trade zone's benefits in converting yuan to dollars that can then be invested in foreign companies."* (wsj.com)
  • February 2014
    • Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve after failing a drug test (wsj.com)
    • Ukrainians rise up to overthrow their corrupt (but fairly elected) president, Viktor Yanukovych (for reasons) (wikipedia.org)
    • Keep in mind that at this point Ukraine is a struggling democracy, and is DESPERATELY struggling for money
    • Note: there is compelling evidence that this "revolution" may have actually been a "U.S. backed coup"
  • April 2014
    • As part of an investigation into money laundering, British officials froze London bank accounts containing $23 million that allegedly belonged to Mr. Zlochevsky, the owner of Burisma Holdings, and who was Ukraine’s ecology minister under former President Viktor Yanukovych (before he was forced into exile) (nytimes.com)
    • Note: Burisma Holdings is the biggest fracking company in Ukraine
    • Joe "Champion of the Climate Crisis" Biden visits Ukraine to pitch FRACKING and "energy independence" as the U.S. endorsed solution to Ukraine's problems. Because any child can tell you that the thing that a struggling democracy needs the very most is FRACKING! (huffpost.com)
    • Reminder: Biden was an emissary FOR OBAMA in 2014. OBAMA's STATE DEPARTMENT was "a global promoter of fracking", in order to keep America safe from Russia! This was way back in 2014 (before Russiagate! exploded in 2016 as a way to distract the public from the DNC scandals exposed by WikiLeaks)
    • Devon Archer joins the board of Burisima (thehill.com), (thefederalist.com)
  • May 2014
Note that none of these articles even considered the dilemma put on Ukrainian prosecutors who were trying to pursue a case of corruption against Burisima.
Keep this in mind for what comes next.
  • Sep 2015
    • The same U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine makes a public, stinging attack on the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office for refusing to cooperate with the British court. He calls out Burisma’s owner by name, and calls for an investigation into “the misconduct” of the prosecutors. He failed to Hunter Biden’s connection to Burisma, however. (nytimes.com)
Do you see what happened? After telling Shokin to do nothing re the Burisima case in June, because Joe Biden was holding up aid to Ukraine over it, Ambassador Pyatt now publicly accuses Shokin for "misconduct" for heeding the Ambassador's advice! Does this sound strange to anyone else but me?
Unless ... a cynical person might suspect that the ambassador's actions might have been part of a plan that created an opportunity for Joe Biden to ride in like a white knight and answer the call of this damsel, er, Ambassador in distress. But, oops, I might have just given away the plot ... Also, remember that 2016 was an election year, making a strong public statement against corruption certainly couldn't hurt, eh?
  • Dec 2015
    • Joe Biden spoke before the Ukrainian parliament. In what might appear to be a surreal episode of the Twilight Zone, Joe actually “warn[ed] Ukrainian legislators to waste no more time in rooting out corruption” and spoke out against the power of a tiny group of oligarchs, who own about 85 percent of Ukraine's gross domestic product (NYT Editorial Board)
    • Dec 12, 2015, NYT Editorial Board points out that the owner of Burisma is "suspected of corrupt practices", and "This is not a board [Hunter Biden] should be sitting on." (NYT Editorial Board)
  • Mar 2016
    • Biden threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin (thehill.com)
“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko [the president of Ukraine].
  • The Ukrainian Parliament votes to remove prosecutor general Viktor Shokin (thehill.com)
 

Final Comments

  • Joe Biden didn't lift a finger to stop Hunter Biden from serving on the board of a company whose owner was under investigation for money laundering
  • Joe Biden ignored the pressure Hunter's presence would have on Ukrainian prosecutors who were involved in that case, because HUNTER WAS THE SON OF THE US VICE-PRESIDENT.
  • Consider how Tara Reade has been treated, trying to pursue a credible case against Joe Biden.
  • "no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case"
 
Final Scores
  • Corrupt owner of Burisima Holdings kept $23 million worth of "illicit assets that belonged to the Ukrainian people,” in the words of Ambassador Pyatt.
  • Company co-founded by Hunter Biden and the stepson of John Kerry, Rosemont Seneca Partners, earned about $2.5 million for the advice given by Hunter and Devon Archer as board members.
  • Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin became a scapegoat who lost his job
  • Joe Biden may very well become the next leader of the free world because the Oligarch named Obama put his "Stop Bernie" plan into action.
Our government is broken.
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2020.10.20 22:41 Older_and_Wiser_Now Joe Biden didn't lift a finger to stop Hunter Biden from serving on the board of a company whose owner was under investigation for money laundering - An Overview Timeline of Key Events in the Joe Biden - Hunter Biden - Ukraine-gate scandal

UPDATE: Crossposted to conspiracy, where it was getting heavily downvoted, but is now #42 on the hot list! Woo-hoo!
 
I've been literally spending the last week of my life trying to figure out how best to communicate the FACTS behind Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and the REAL Ukrainegate (Hunter joined a company called Burisima owned by a corrupt oligarch, who was under investigation for money-laundering WHEN HUNTER JOINED THE BOARD OF THE COMPANY!!!) The more research I have performed, the more disgusted I am with the deeply cynical moves of the man who is likely going to become the next leader of the free world, Joe Biden, heaven help us all.
I have focused on using "credible sources", lol, such as the NYT and wsj.com to establish FACTS, a few times I use breitbart.com and foxnews.com for commentary, but only AFTER the facts have been established elsewhere. I'm putting the word "credible" in quotes because these sources are not at all credible to me, they are heavily biased to tell a narrative that favors the status quo, but that is beyond the scope of this essay. One exception: the testimony of former prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was demonized by Joe Biden and fired from his job in order to obtain US aid ... my only source is foxnews.com because "credible" sources never let Shokin tell his side of the story.
To communicate the facts to you as simply as possible, here is the process I have followed:
1) produced a detailed timeline, complete with sources and quotes. But I was afraid of TL;DR, so I will publish that separately. Later Edited to Add: To access the detailed timeline, click here
2) produced THIS DOCUMENT, which is an "overview" timeline, much simpler, that contain bullet points of key events, with links to sources (which are mostly "credible", lol, such as NYT and wsj.com". Feel free to check the sources for yourself, but know that it might be easier to do that using the detailed timeline that is coming.
3) Produced an even higher level, overview graphic image of the MOST IMPORTANT KEY EVENTS!!!
 
START HERE v v v v v v v
Pro Tip: START by looking at the graphic image!
START HERE ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
 
So if you are a TL;DR type person, please look at the graphic image to see the key points. The TRUTH of the matter is, Joe Biden didn't lift a finger to stop Hunter Biden from serving on the board of a company whose owner was under investigation for money laundering. He ignored the pressure Hunter's presence would have on Ukrainian prosecutors who were involved in that case, because HUNTER WAS THE SON OF THE US VICE-PRESIDENT. I submit to you, in the borrowed words of James Comey, "no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case". Look at how Tara Reade has been treated, trying to pursue a credible case against Joe Biden. The field is not an even one. Rich and powerful men like Joe Biden have many advantages; "reasonable prosecutors" understand this, even more clearly than the rest of us.
In the end, the case was not pursued, and because of that, the corrupt oligarch who had been under investigation for money-laundering kept $23 million in "illicit assets that belonged to the Ukrainian people". Rosemont Seneca Partners, which Hunter co-founded and served as the managing partner, received at least about $2.5 million for service on the board of Burisima Holdings. Joe Biden got to make a nice public speech talking about the evils of corruption by oligarchs, lol (I still cannot get over the nerve he had to deliver it), and also a great story about how much power he held as VP over a struggling democracy. Biden actually BRAGS that he was wiling to CANCEL a US aid package unless - and I still cannot get over this - unless the prosecutor who might have turned a blind eye to the corruption of Hunter Biden's company GOT FIRED. It's like putting out a hit job on the guy who saved your child from drowning. Who does that? Joe Biden, that's who.
 
Note: Events described in the timeline are all prior to the "October Surprise" leak of documents. So all the nonsense about whether those docs are "information" or "disinformation" has no bearing on what is contained on this timeline.
 
Before I give you the timeline, let me give you a short preface. I am now thinking of a song from the musical Chicago, "Razzle Dazzle", because it PERFECTLY describes the scenario. The truth lies buried in bllsht*. To get to it takes a bit of work, and of course most of us won't or can't do THAT, sigh.
Give 'em the old hocus pocus
Bead and feather 'em
How can they see with sequins in their eyes?
What if your hinges all are rusting?
What if, in fact, you're just disgusting?
Razzle dazzle 'em
And they'll never catch wise
 
I agree with the conclusions put forward to John Solomon by U.S. and Ukrainian authorities, "Biden and his office clearly had to know about the general prosecutor's probe of Burisma and his son's role", despite Biden's public claims to the contrary.
 
FACTS:
  • President Obama named Biden the administration’s point man on Ukraine in February 2014, after a popular revolution ousted Russia-friendly President Viktor Yanukovych and as Moscow sent military forces into Ukraine’s Crimea territory.
  • Great Britain took very public action [in April 2014] against Burisma while Joe Biden was working with that government on Ukraine issues;
If Biden was not aware of this probe, it would show gross incompetence on his part managing foreign affairs. ESPECIALLY, since he later makes a decision to publicly LECTURE Ukrainian legislators on the need to curb corruption in Ukraine (but did not make any mention of his son Hunter).
 
FACT:
  • Hunter Biden's appointment to the board [in May 2014] was widely reported in American media; The U.S. Embassy in Kiev that coordinated Biden's work in the country repeatedly and publicly discussed the general prosecutor's case against Burisma
Here are a few of those reports:
We can all agree that Joe Biden is a loving and caring father ... what loving and caring father could resist reading articles in the MSM written about his son? Most of us obsessively clip out and save any mentions of our children, even in the local newspapers, don't we? How did Joe Biden manage to NOT read the media screams about conflict of interest when the announcement was made about Hunter's new job?
The issue that nobody seems to think about re Hunter's new job is the dilemma put on Ukrainian prosecutors who were trying to pursue a case of corruption against Burisima in a crazy environment that must have resembled the Wild West. The new government was TWO MONTHS OLD. Joe Biden was and is obviously a very powerful man who has many powerful friends. Wouldn't any normal person believe that to go against Joe would incur his wrath, and that pursuing a corruption case against Hunter Biden's employer would essentially be going against Joe? Wouldn't it be a normal, human reaction for Ukrainian prosecutors to fear the power of Joe Biden, and as a result, make the case against Burisima Holdings go away?
In the words of the infamous James Comey,
"no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case"
The very rich and powerful are different from you and me; they get a different kind of justice than the rest of us. Certainly Joe Biden knows this. Hasn't it been made CRYSTAL CLEAR by the treatment that Tara Reade has received, by the media and by our judicial system?
 
FACT:
  • Biden's office was quoted, on the record, acknowledging Hunter Biden's role in Burisma in a New York Times article [in December 2015] about the general prosecutor's Burisma case that appeared four months before Biden forced the firing of Shokin. The vice president's office suggested in that article that Hunter Biden was a lawyer free to pursue his own private business deals.
 
I submit to you, if Joe Biden cannot see the harm caused when Hunter joined the Board of Burisima, it is because he is intentionally putting blinders on and refusing to see it. Of course, "I didn't know" is a legally acceptable defense in our judicial system. So politicians actually have an incentive to turn a blind eye, or at least pretend to do so, when their relatives engage in influence peddling to the highest bidders.
 

Overview Timeline of Key Events in the Joe Biden - Hunter Biden - Ukraine-gate scandal

  • Jan 2009
    • Joe Biden becomes Vice-President of the United States
    • Sen. John Kerry serves as chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  • June 2009
    • Hunter Biden, Christopher Heinz,and Devon Archer found Rosemont Seneca Partners, an investment and advisory firm (newyorker.com)
    • Note: this is five months after the Obama/Biden administration takes power
    • Christopher Heinz is John Kerry’s stepson and an heir to the food-company fortune
    • Devon Archer is a wealthy investor, top Democratic campaign bundler, and close family friend of John Kerry
  • 2012
    • Hunter Biden begins the process to become a public-affairs officer in the Navy Reserve (wsj.com)
  • Jan 2013
    • Sen. John Kerry succeeds Hillary Clinton to become Obama's Secretary of State
  • May 2013
    • Hunter was commissioned as an ensign and assigned to a reserve unit (wsj.com)
  • June 2013
    • Hunter reports for duty, and tests positive for cocaine (wsj.com)
  • December 2013
    • Joe makes a vice-presidential trip to China, in an attempt to cool a dispute between China and Japan. He brought Hunter along with him on Air Force Two (nytimes.com), (nytimes.com)
    • Bohai Harvest RST, a $1 Billion investment fund, is founded by Chinese and American partners including Rosemont Seneca Partners ("About" page for Bohai Harvest RST), (wsj.com), (nytimes.com)
    • Note: "The Bohai-Harvest fund is likely one of the biggest Sino-foreign collaborations in private equity to take advantage of the free-trade zone's benefits in converting yuan to dollars that can then be invested in foreign companies."* (wsj.com)
  • February 2014
    • Hunter was discharged from the Navy Reserve after failing a drug test (wsj.com)
    • Ukrainians rise up to overthrow their corrupt (but fairly elected) president, Viktor Yanukovych (for reasons) (wikipedia.org)
    • Keep in mind that at this point Ukraine is a struggling democracy, and DESPERATELY needs money
    • Note: there is compelling evidence that this "revolution" may have actually been a "U.S. backed coup"
  • April 2014
    • As part of an investigation into money laundering, British officials froze London bank accounts containing $23 million that allegedly belonged to Mr. Zlochevsky, the owner of Burisma Holdings, and who was Ukraine’s ecology minister under former President Viktor Yanukovych (before he was forced into exile) (nytimes.com)
    • Note: Burisma Holdings is the biggest fracking company in Ukraine
    • Joe "Champion of the Climate Crisis" Biden visits Ukraine to pitch FRACKING and "energy independence" as the U.S. endorsed solution to Ukraine's problems. Because any child can tell you that the thing that a struggling democracy needs the very most is FRACKING! (huffpost.com)
    • Reminder: Biden was an emissary FOR OBAMA in 2014. OBAMA's STATE DEPARTMENT was "a global promoter of fracking", in order to keep America safe from Russia! This was way back in 2014 (before Russiagate! exploded in 2016 as a way to distract the public from the DNC scandals exposed by WikiLeaks)
    • Devon Archer joins the board of Burisima (thehill.com), (thefederalist.com)
Joe says that Hunter was hired because of his qualifications, not because he was the VP's son. Is that why Devon Archer was hired too?
 
Note that none of these articles even considered the dilemma put on Ukrainian prosecutors who were trying to pursue a case of corruption against Burisima.
 
Keep this in mind for what comes next.
 
  • Sep 2015
    • The same U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine makes a public, stinging attack on the Ukrainian prosecutor general’s office for refusing to cooperate with the British court. He calls out Burisma’s owner by name, and calls for an investigation into “the misconduct” of the prosecutors. He failed to mention Hunter Biden’s connection to Burisma, however. (nytimes.com)
Do you see what happened? After telling Shokin to do nothing re the Burisima case in June, because Joe Biden was holding up aid to Ukraine over it, Ambassador Pyatt now publicly accuses Shokin for "misconduct" for heeding the Ambassador's advice! Does this sound strange to anyone else but me?
Unless ... a cynical person might suspect that the ambassador's actions might have been part of a plan that created an opportunity for Joe Biden to ride in like a white knight and answer the call of this damsel, er, Ambassador in distress. But, oops, I might have just given away the plot ... Also, remember that 2016 was an election year, making a strong public statement against corruption certainly couldn't hurt, eh?
 
  • Dec 2015
    • Joe Biden spoke before the Ukrainian parliament. In what might appear to be a surreal episode of the Twilight Zone, Joe actually “warn[ed] Ukrainian legislators to waste no more time in rooting out corruption” and spoke out against the power of a tiny group of oligarchs, who own about 85 percent of Ukraine's gross domestic product (NYT Editorial Board)
    • Dec 12, 2015, In response to Joe's speech, NYT Editorial Board points out that the owner of Burisma is "suspected of corrupt practices", and "This is not a board [Hunter Biden] should be sitting on." (NYT Editorial Board)
 
  • Mar 2016
    • Biden threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin (thehill.com)
“I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion.’ I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden recalled telling Poroshenko [the president of Ukraine].
  • The Ukrainian Parliament votes to remove prosecutor general Viktor Shokin (thehill.com)
 

Final Comments

  • Joe Biden didn't lift a finger to stop Hunter Biden from serving on the board of a company whose owner was under investigation for money laundering
  • Joe Biden ignored the pressure Hunter's presence would have on Ukrainian prosecutors who were involved in that case, because HUNTER WAS THE SON OF THE US VICE-PRESIDENT.
  • Consider how Tara Reade has been treated, trying to pursue a credible case against Joe Biden.
  • "no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case"
 
Final Scores
  • Corrupt owner of Burisima Holdings kept $23 million worth of "illicit assets that belonged to the Ukrainian people,” in the words of Ambassador Pyatt.
  • Company co-founded by Hunter Biden and the stepson of John Kerry, Rosemont Seneca Partners, earned about $2.5 million for the advice given by Hunter and Devon Archer as board members.
  • Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin became a scapegoat who lost his job
  • Joe Biden may very well become the next leader of the free world because the Oligarch named Obama put his "Stop Bernie" plan into action.
Our government is broken.
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2020.10.07 23:05 stranger_loves The Thin Man

The second opening act had just left the stage as some people clapped, though I expected even more excitement once the main act finally came onstage. I hadn’t seen him in years, but because of his American tour, he was coming back to the town where I first saw him. Even though he was known for his ballads, his stage presence, his wide range, I always remembered him as a scared little kid unsure of his future. But, alas, he had found success.
From the tour poster I knew that it was only two acts before he appeared, and so I came closer to the stage, with other knowledgeable fans following. Colorful lights and big, loud speakers gave off the feeling that he'd bring a great show. The fans knew, too, and I was sure they knew every song off of his album. That would be proved soon, for few seconds after I approached the stage, the lights went out, and the people went wild.
The opening notes of "The Thin Man" were instantly recognizable for all, especially for me. It was my favorite song of his, and the one that led me to this journey to see him onstage. Such a beautiful song, with a calm rhythm and a somber melody. As in his recordings, the technique was flawless. And with these chords, people started clapping, some off-beat, but generally coordinated. At last, he started singing.
"Walking by the dusk back home
Mist took the place to roam
He feared being alone, that time
The alley made him wonder now
If someone may walk around
But then he found the thin man"
As the lyrics came, so did the lights, and he started looking at the crowd, pleased with the immense attendance. More chords struck, him saying: "How you doing tonight?" This question made the crowd cheer, as he curiously focused his attention on the front rows. His eyes passed by some fans close to me until, at last, our eyes met. And so did our memories.
His calm, pleased expression turned into a mix of fear and disbelief. He tried to keep striking chords, but something inside him rendered him unable to do it. The crowd was confused, wondering if something was wrong. And yet, I kept singing the song in my head.
"A scream that vanished soon
A body under the moon
He almost meets his doom that night
A knife stuck in his throat
The thin man murder wrote
And with his stare he felt such fright
He plead silence to the witness
To not reveal his evil business
And his face stuck in the back of his mind
And the victim's eyes made him wish he was blind
But it's that or being killed by the thin man"
And as I went over every word, so did he. Not only did his memories return, but also that feeling of dread, fear, unexpected danger. I could see in his eyes how he thought to himself that he didn't expect this, but deep down he knew we'd meet again. He knew that someday I would hear the song, and remember that night. He knew that the chase wasn't done for, that moving to another town wouldn't do the trick.
His mental torture, so delightful. Inside he wondered where to go, what to do, if he should call security or rush off stage, anything. He was regretting writing the song at all, accepting the concert, opening with that song. The pain was proof of my efforts. Not only being in the somber tone, in each word of each verse, but now in the eyes of the bard himself, the one that I've shushed with my presence since so much time ago.
At last, a choice. He collapsed, feigning illness. Fans screamed afraid of losing their idol. I merely stared as this happened, surprised by this sudden action. I would've expected him to run like he once did. Are his options running out, perhaps?
Only we know. At the end, among the rhythm, the chords, the lyrics and all, lies a secret that only him and I share.
I am the Thin Man. And once again, my stare causes fright.
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WC: 702
[This story gave me Reddit gold, but I wonder if it's actually worth that.)
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2020.10.01 20:29 Environmental_Bread7 WGTOW Bookclub: October: Vote for a book

WGTOW Bookclub: October: Vote for a book
Welcome to our very first book club poll. Below are some of the amazing suggestions from our members, as well as some other books I found in the search. I've added a short description for each (mostly copied from Wikipedia, amazon and other sources). Please read the description and then choose an option you want to read for October. The poll will be up for 3 days. The most voted book will be chosen. Other popular books will be added again to next month's bookclub poll. The discussion thread will be up about mid October, which gives us about 2 weeks to read the book. Of course later additions to the discussion are welcome, as well. We're a bit late this month, I will post the suggestion thread for next month's book a bit earlier.
Paid For: My Journey through Prostitution
Born into a troubled family, Rachel Moran left home at the age of fourteen. Being homeless, she was driven into prostitution to survive. With intelligence and empathy, she describes the exploitation she and others endured on the streets and in the brothels. Moran also speaks to the psychological damage inherent to prostitution and the inevitable estrangement from one’s body. At twenty-two, Moran escaped the sex trade. She has since become a writer and an abolitionist activist.
Black Macho and the Myth of the Super Woman
Originally published in 1978, this book caused a storm of controversy as Michele Wallace blasted the masculinist bias of the black politics that emerged from the sixties. She described how women remained marginalized by the patriarchal culture of Black Power and the ways in which a genuine female subjectivity was blocked by the traditional myths of black womanhood.
A Woman is No Man
In her debut novel Etaf Rum tells the story of three generations of Palestinian-American women struggling to express their individual desires within the confines of their Arab culture in the wake of shocking intimate violence in their community—a story of culture and honor, secrets and betrayals, love and violence. Set in an America at once foreign to many and staggeringly close at hand, A Woman Is No Man is an intimate glimpse into a controlling and closed cultural world, and a universal tale about family and the ways silence and shame can destroy those we have sworn to protect.
Goddesses in Everywoman
Psychoanalyst Jean Bolen's career soared in the early 1980s when Goddesses in Everywoman was published. Thousands of women readers became fascinated with identifying their own inner goddesses and using these archetypes to guide themselves to greater self–esteem, creativity, and happiness.
Live Alone and Like It: The Classic Guide for the Single Woman
Thus begins Marjorie Hillis' archly funny, gently prescriptive manifesto for single women. Though it was 1936 when the Vogue editor first shared her wisdom with her fellow singletons, the tome has been passed lovingly through the generations, and is even more apt today than when it was first published. Hillis, a true bon vivant, was sick and tired of hearing single women carping about their living arrangements and lonely lives; this book is her invaluable wake-up call for single women to take control and enjoy their circumstances.
Citizen: An American Lyric
Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric is a genre-bending meditation on race, racism, and citizenship in 21st-century America. Published in 2014, Citizen combines prose, poetry, and images to paint a provocative portrait of the African American experience and racism in the so-called “post-racial” United States
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
is the 2012 memoir by the American writer, author, and podcaster Cheryl Strayed. The memoir describes Strayed's 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995 as a journey of self-discovery.
The House on Mango Street
is a 1984 novel by Mexican-American author Sandra Cisneros. Structured as a series of vignettes, it tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, a 12-year-old Chicana girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. Based in part on Cisneros's own experience, the novel follows Esperanza over the span of one year in her life, as she enters adolescence and begins to face the realities of life as a young woman in a poor and patriarchal community. Elements of Mexican-American culture and themes of social class, race, sexuality, identity, and gender are interwoven throughout the novel.
Girls Made of Snow and Glass
Frozen meets The Bloody Chamber in this feminist fantasy reimagining of the Snow White fairytale.Fifteen-year-old Lynet looks just like her late mother, and one day she discovers why: a magician created her out of snow in the dead queen’s image, at her father’s order. But despite being the dead queen made flesh, Lynet would rather be like her fierce and regal stepmother, Mina. She gets her wish when her father makes Lynet queen of the southern territories, displacing Mina. Now Mina is starting to look at Lynet with something like hatred, and Lynet must decide what to do—and who to be—to win back the only mother she’s ever known…or else defeat her once and for all.
Exodus: a Memoir
In 2009, at the age of twenty-three, Deborah Feldman walked away from the rampant oppression, abuse, and isolation of her Satmar upbringing in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to forge a better life for herself and her young son. Since leaving, Feldman has navigated remarkable experiences: raising her son in the “real” world, finding solace and solitude in a writing career, and searching for love. Culminating in an unforgettable trip across Europe to retrace her grandmother’s life during the Holocaust, Exodus is a deeply moving exploration of the mysterious bonds that tie us to family and religion, the bonds we must sometimes break to find our true selves.
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
In this charged collection of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope. This commemorative edition includes a new foreword by Lorde-scholar and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways in which Lorde's philosophies resonate more than twenty years after they were first published.
Leave a Cheater, Gain a Life
When it comes to cheating, a lot of the attention is focused on cheaters -- their unmet needs or their challenges with monogamy. But Tracy Schorn (aka Chump Lady) lampoons such blameshifting and puts the focus squarely on the-cheated-upon (chumps) and their needs. Combining solid advice that champions self-respect, along with hilarious cartoons satirizing the pomposity of cheaters, Leave a Cheater, Gain a Life offers a fresh voice for chumps who want (and need) a new message about infidelity. This book will offer advice on Stupid sh*t cheaters say and how to respond, Rookie mistakes of the recently chumped and how to disarm your fears, Why chumps take the blame and how to protect yourself, and more.
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race
The book that sparked a national conversation. Exploring everything from eradicated black history to the inextricable link between class and race, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race is the essential handbook for anyone who wants to understand race relations in Britain today.
The Girl's Guide to Homelessness: A Memoir
Karp, like millions of others, lost her job. In the six months between the day she was laid off and the day she was forced out onto the street, Karp scrambled for temp work and filed hundreds of job applications, only to find all doors closed. When she inherited a thirty-foot travel trailer after her father's suicide, Karp parked it in a Walmart parking lot and began to blog about her search for work and a way back.
Song of Solomon
Song of Solomon is a work of outstanding beauty and power, whose story covers the years from the 1930's to the 1960's in America. At its centre is Macon Dead Jr, the son of a wealthy black property owner, who has been brought up to revere the white world. Macon learns about the tyranny of white society from his friend Guitar, though he is more concerned to escape the tyranny of his father. So while Guitar joins a terrorist group of poor blacks, Macon goes home to the South, lured by tales of buried family treasure. His journey leads to the discovery of something more valuable than gold, his past. Yet the truth about his origins and his true self is not fully revealed to Macon until he and Guitar meet once again in powerful, and deadly confrontation.
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