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Do y’all ever have that terrible dream where you squeeze and squeeze the trigger but the hammer never falls? Maybe it’s a girl thing.

Sorry about the pervasive lameness of posting lately. It’s going to continue like this for some time. My home life currently consists of sorting all my worldly goods into either shipping boxes or garbage bags. And now things are heating up at work, too.

You know, I don’t think anyone properly appreciates how difficult it is for a lazy person to get along in this crazy, crazy world.


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 30, 2007, 7:37 pm

No, Stoaty, that pull-the-trigger’n-nothin’-happens is a grownup thing. I think it – or something like it – happens to all of us.

And it usually wrecks a nights sleep really well. But it keeps the bowels clear.

I believe that life is – understandably – stressful for you right now and will probably get worse until about next Feb.

I can’t speak for your minions, but I personally consider any post you take the time to write a gift.

Thank you for taking the time, Weaz.

BTW: those are SERIOUS hollow points next to the pistol barrel. Are those the banned Cor Bons, or Mag-Safes? I’ve seen ’em, but can’t remember. And I know they aren’t black tallon’s because – well – they aren’t black.

Read “The Sensational Strasbourg Stopping Power Tests” by Ed Sanow, in the Handguns Annual 1994. If you can’t find it on the Net, I can get you a copy.

The article is astonishing – and a bit brutal.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 30, 2007, 7:41 pm

Talons. Christ – I have a swell auto spell checker and didn’t even look.

Comment from Dawn
Time: November 30, 2007, 7:45 pm

R.I.P. Evel Knievel

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: November 30, 2007, 7:58 pm

Is Cor-Bon banned, McGoo? Because that’s what I have in my bedside cannon! The pictures are just things I lifted from an images.google.com search of “.357 ammo.”

Evel Knievel bought the farm? Really? What of?

Comment from Dawn
Time: November 30, 2007, 7:59 pm

complications from Hep C

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 30, 2007, 8:00 pm

I think they should dig his grave at the bottom of the Snake River Canyon – and then toss him in from the cliff top up above.

He would have wanted it that way.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 30, 2007, 8:02 pm

Yeah, that was sad (Knieval, I mean). There was a short interview with him on TV this evening – it wasn’t enough to judge from but he seemed to have an admirable philosophy.

Hep C was, it Dawn? That’s interesting ‘cos all the BBC said was he had had a liver transplant. They also mentioned he liked a drink. Thus does the BBC do its vile work.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 30, 2007, 8:06 pm

Not sure, Weaz. There was the big flap back in the late 80’s or whatever, and some got banned or pulled off the market. But this is another Bald Moment. I remember Cor-bon and another one (teflons?) were really getting a lot of shit.

I kinda remember this because cor-bons were evaluated to be extreme stoppers. ‘Bout the best. Expensive li’l puppies, too.

BTW: I was searching for that article – and discovered that the author is under a cloud of suspicion of data fraud. So…grain of salt and all that shit.

Comment from Dawn
Time: November 30, 2007, 8:06 pm

Nevermind about the Hep C. – It was much less glamorous.
Knievel’s death was confirmed by his granddaughter, Krysten Knievel. He had been in failing health for years, suffering from diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis, an incurable condition that scarred his lungs.
Knievel had undergone a liver transplant in 1999 after nearly dying of hepatitis C, likely contracted through a blood transfusion after one of his bone-shattering spills.
Longtime friend and promoter Billy Rundel said Knievel had trouble breathing at his Clearwater condominium and died before an ambulance could get him to a hospital.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 30, 2007, 8:07 pm

I saw a blurb that said he caught the “C” from a blood transfusion during bone surgery on one of his many accidents. Not his fault…

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 30, 2007, 8:08 pm

That’s it, Dawn.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: November 30, 2007, 8:16 pm

Yeah – it’s pretty typical of the BBC to have implied it was his high living that killed him.


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 30, 2007, 8:19 pm

Don’t you just hate being misled by the nose by people with basically a high school education who happen to have learned how to write? These are The Deciders – as Ace calls them.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: November 30, 2007, 10:49 pm

Badger – speaking of GB, look!


Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: December 1, 2007, 12:44 am

Weas, I have a feeling that this may irritate rather than hearten you, but: I am so very, very jealous of you. I can’t WAIT to pack up all my stuff, toss the junk I don’t need (but NOT the Star Trek action figures! I need those!), and move into a dream house with the man I love.

And then I’ll get to unpack and organize and fully indulge my obsessive-compulsive personality disorder for DAYS! It’s going to be AWESOME!! (I don’t suffer from insanity – I enjoy every minute of it!)

But all that is a ways off. *sulks*

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 1, 2007, 7:59 am

It’s pretty bad, McGoo.

During her visits, one of the things I must have bored our patroness rigid about is the absolute change that has been wrought in British society within my lifetime.

I know the US has ‘issues’ with Mexican immigration, but the circumstances are very different, not least because the USA was built on immigration and assimilation, while the UK has only had relatively small numbers of migrants until the 1960s when, as a conscious, deliberate act, the doors were thrown wide open.

In the past decade, the governing socialist party (led, please never forget, by Tony Blair) has set about a Gramscian policy of changing Britain so radically that no succeeding government could change it back again. This is not conjecture – it is precisely what the bastards said they were going to do, and they have done it.

Beside changes to our constitution, our legal system, the educational process and others, one of their prime weapons has been to declare the UK open house to the rest of the world – unless you are from outside the pathetic EU and are of white European descent (or a weasel).

This is neither the time nor the place to bang on about the consequences, but suffice it to say that the proposed mosque in West Ham is just one of a countless number of examples where Islam is being given a free pass by the liberal elite who have seized power in this country. It’s an act of cultural suicide, of treason, in fact. I’d like to think that, some day, people will be hanged for it, but I doubt this will happen.

Needless to say, it was one of the reasons why this mustelid has gone to dig himself a nice, deep hole in a part of the country where this invasion has (thus far) been resisted and where it still feels, for the most part, like the country in which he was born.

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: December 1, 2007, 8:10 am

Hollow points – they fuck your soft, squishy body up right?
A massive mosque, the biggest religious building in the history of the country, to be built in the capital city backed by the group Tablighi Jamaat who’ve proven to be tied to terrorism and who train ‘freedom fighters’ in Pakistan and elsewhere to go to Afghanistan to kill and maim our boys and girls? To coincide with the 2012 Olympic games, the proposed site being adjacent to the Olympic games site? Perfect. I read a lot of ‘hard-physics Sci-Fi’, but this really is stranger than fiction.
I received an email from 10 Downing Street from the period when Tony Blair was still kipping there, before that other guy – whose name I’ve temporarily forgotten since he’s to charisma what a black hole is to light – just sort of…took over one day. It stated that no planning permission had been given for the so-called mega mosque, which, at the time was relieving, but now, I realise, was pretty much meaningless. Who’s to say planning permission wouldn’t be given at some future date for example?
Message to the world: Boycott the 2012 Olympic Games. Make it clear that you fear for your athletes’ safety. Maybe if after they’ve spent billions upon billions of taxpayers’ money on something we didn’t want, only to have nobody but the shitty countries show up, that they’ll scrutinise why every one was so reluctant to attend.
Oh, and the BBC? In response to the hordes of sword-wielding nutjobs who wanted a middle-womand to be brutally killed for allowing her pupils to name a teddy Muhammed: ‘a good natured protest…smiling faces…almost theatrical…’ QED.


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 1, 2007, 8:18 am

I can’t begin to address all your remarks here, but – suffice to say – you’re telling me what I “thought I ought to hear” from a wise mustelid.

Bluntly, I can’t count the number of times in the last 20(?) years I’ve wondered what the flying fuck the Brits were doing – with their economy, their emigration policies, their legal system, medical system, etc.

However: While I may not be able to count the Brit “mistakes”, I can set them into one-to-one correspondence with the US liberals’ own attempts on the same lines.

I believe we Yanks have held off some of the more egregious attempts to socialize this country (guns and medical, to name two), but serious erosion is taking place.

I am sympathetic for you and our honored hostess. I also admire your move outward – granting that its only a “holding action”, but acknowledging that there is little else you can do. I’m also a bit worried about where we here are headed. The coming election is critical. The last eight (IMHO) have been critical and we’ve lost about half of ’em.

We live in interesting times. I fear its going to get more interesting fairly soon.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 1, 2007, 8:29 am

Hollow points can be effective – but are not magic. With respect to hunting, they work well so long as the “hollow” doesn’t get filled with pelt fur or bone on the way in. It will fail to expand – or will do so ineffectively.

Likewise, a hollow point passing through clothing can get plugged with cloth – destroying or severely degrading its expansion capabilities.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 1, 2007, 8:35 am

Gibby – that link I posted was about the mega-mosque you mention.

The Olympics was supposed to be a “set politics aside and let our athletes compete” philosophy from the very beginning. That was part of the whole Idea – that wars could be set aside (except for the shitty time of the year) and folks could get along.

This has been destroyed in recent years, although abuse goes back at least as far as the one in the ’30s.

As an institution, I think its toast.

BTW Gibby: I had to think hard about the term “kipping”. I thought it was a typo at first. Kipping = to feed one’s face?

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: December 1, 2007, 8:39 am


Yeah, your link is why I mentioned the mega-mosque.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 1, 2007, 9:15 am

Kipping = sleeping, McGoo. 18th C, apparently, but no one really knows where it came from.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 1, 2007, 9:23 am

Well – don’t I feel like a fool. But that’s OK – I’ve felt like a fool many times. The feeling is like an old friend come to visit me…

I figured kipping = kip-ping = doin’ kippers, as in eating them. Aren’t kippers food?

But…as I type…a oh-so-faint bell is ringing as to kip=nap. Something I read somewhere….

Getting old sucks.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 1, 2007, 9:25 am

I forgot to say thanks.

Thanks, gentlemen.

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: December 1, 2007, 10:16 am

Pleasure. And yeah, kippers are smoked-cured mackeral. I don’t eat meat anymore, but when I did, they made for an awesome breakfast.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 1, 2007, 10:29 am

Can’t say I’ve ever eaten any, but I’d be willing to try ’em.

I love salmon. Hell, I love most fish, so long as its cooked and doesn’t smell like what it is.

Comment from Lokki
Time: December 1, 2007, 10:59 am

I’ve always been an admirer of the Brits and particularly since I read two histories by Barbara Tuchman called The Proud Tower and The Guns of August which cover the history of the United States and Britain from about 1870 to 1914 between them. These were a great people. This is without mentioning the true greats like Elizabeth, Nelson, Raleigh, and so forth.

However, I have to say along with the rest of you that I don’t recognize the Britain of today from what I read in those books. If I may be permitted a small peculiar point, as much as I like curry, I’d never thought of it as an English food, but now it is.

Now I’m actually an admirer of Indian’s and I think they make great Americans. I want them to come here to America as I believe that they’ll improve the breed. We’re mongrels here and everyone who knows his genetics knows that mongrels are the best survivors.

Having said that about Americans, the British were a distinct species, carefully bred over the thousand years since 1066 into a type suited to rule lead the world.

That has been destroyed in the last 50 years; perhaps beyond salvation.

Island nations have a culture distinct from their neighbors and cannot open their borders to all comers without destruction of that culture. Add that to the fact that the madness of the ‘educated’ working classes has made Britain into being a caricature of the Nanny State and you seem to have all gone quite mad, to these eyes.

I recall reading an article on the BBC website within the last year or so, which said that British School children aren’t permitted to play outdoors at recess anymore because of the risk of skin cancer. Here in Texas we’re at much more risk, and we exercise caution, but we’d never dream of keeping the kids captive indoors at playtime. I wrote to the BBC to comment on the article, saying “ Only Sad Dogs and Englishmen don’t go out in the Mid-Day Sun but, of course that was never printed.

Ah well, things have looked dark for Britain before and turned out OK.

Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I’d something more to say.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 1, 2007, 11:47 am

Yes, and that is why the BBC is our enemy, Lokki. That story is completely untrue.

It may be that at some school somewhere, some loonie has started this (school teachers, famously, are disproportionately represented in the ranks of the insane) but, trust me on this, the little horrors still run around screaming, fighting and displaying altogether obscene amounts of energy, at every school I have ever seen.

PC is, undoubtedly, an enormous problem here but, sadly, we seem to be the perfect import market as we buy so much of it from your left coast.

Hmm… ‘left’ coast. I’m so stupid, that has only just dawned on me.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 1, 2007, 12:39 pm

I should, perhaps, add, that I wasn’t trying to pass the buck in my response to Lokki. There is no doubt that Britain is drowning in liberal fascism. The point I was trying, rather too hastily, to make was that a surprising amount of its ideas actually emanate from the worst excesses of the American Left.

In that respect – the presence of noisy crackpots – I don’t get the impression that there is such a huge difference between the two countries. Where the US undoubtedly scores, however, is that it seems to have a hugely more vital and effective opposition to it.

I both envy and admire that, I really do.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 1, 2007, 1:42 pm

“…it (USA) seems to have a hugely more vital and effective opposition to it.”

Perfect phrasing.

I, too, do not see huge fundamental differences between us. That’s why I’m quietly watching and (ever hopeful) waiting for the British backlash to the recent decades’ socialist and liberal idiocy. I do believe GB can recover.

Comment from porknbean
Time: December 1, 2007, 3:37 pm

The point I was trying, rather too hastily, to make was that a surprising amount of its ideas actually emanate from the worst excesses of the American Left.

That is interesting. Our lefty nutjobs here look to the UK and Europe as role models. They want us to be you as you are supposedly so much more refined and civilized and advanced than us backwoods hicks. They want to implement your style of multiculturalism and healthcare and perceived pacifism. Even the lefty lib judges on the Supreme Court look to your law and use it in interpreting our Constitution.

While there is more opposition here, it is an uphill battle as they blatantly don’t give a flying fuck for what ‘the people’ want. And like you, the commies have taken over the schools – which turn out imbeciles, taken over the media – we have a radio outlet but they are threatening to take it down, taken over the democrat party – the stupid people the schools turn out think they will wipe their ass cradle to grave so long as they give them a vote.

Remember George Soros? A player and puppetmaster in buying the dems to power. Shadow partner to Hillary.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 1, 2007, 3:58 pm

Ah, yes – Soros. We know that bastard, well. Not only was he responsible for subverting the entire British economy at one stage, but his name has even been linked to some of the funding scandals surrounding our ruling Labour (socialist) party.

Where our Lefties draw much inspiration from yours is a mix of the Green lunacy prevalent on the Left coast and the sort of PC nonsense cooked-up in US academic circles: that latter being a favourite source of idiocy, particularly regarding ‘racist’ and ‘gender’ ‘issues’. It is also, of course, the source of much anti-Jewish hysteria, which our Left snaps up like so many piranha.

For decades here the Left’s meejah war-cry was that the Right had all the newspapers, but not even that is true today. The Left has the entire broadcast media in its pocket (even Murdoch’s Sky TV is on the Left), all book and almost all magazine publishing and now has a considerable majority of the daily newspapers. Even the Telepgraph, once the ‘respectable’ conservative daily, is in new hands and simultaneously heading down market and to the Left!

And, just like you, education has been in the Left’s pocket since the 1930s: which is how we got into this mess, I contend: we’re ruled by the fools they brainwashed!

Comment from Lokki
Time: December 1, 2007, 4:41 pm

Great, just great. Your lefty nutjobs are copying our lefty nutjobs who are copying your lefty nutjobs. Death spiral!
I am glad to know ( and should have known) that you can’t trust the press there either. Carry on Britainna!

Comment from Gibby Haynes
Time: December 1, 2007, 5:44 pm

Maybe somebody could talk them into having a big groovy orgy-type convergence where they meet each other half way, as it were, placing the ‘happening’ somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic.
And then – bare with me – we could nuke whatever the meeting place is (probably something like a huge solar-powered boat shaped like a rainbow-coloured whale). We get to do a nuclear bomb test which is always useful for telling would be upstart countries to not get any ideas, and to test the stockpile for viability; and the leftists? Well, the leftists get to spend that last nanosecond before their body gets vapourised with the warm fuzzy feeling that the number of nuclear weapons in the world has been reduced, and that by dying they’ll no longer be poluting Mother Earth with their evil respiratory gases from Hades.
Everyone’s a winner.
I don’t really advocate the death of millions of nominally innocent people, but big explosions do make good TV, and I think there’s a lot to be said for that.
One thing I did notice about Sky News is that is regularly mentions Fox News as its sister channel.
And the top 3 most popular newspapers are still center-right to right-wing in the shape of the News of the World, The Sun and The Daily Mail. I think the last real right-wing broadsheet is the Times, but as will most broadsheets, its readership is small.
Apart from that last bastion of rationality, everything else has swung so far left that people are under the impression that there’s still a wide spectrum because the center, center-left seems right wing, relatively speaking.
I’d say everything else is pretty much fucked.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 1, 2007, 6:01 pm

Sorry, I don’t agree at all about The Times.

Murdoch switched support to Tony Blair before the 1997 election (not the first time it had supported Labour at a general election, incidentally, though it does tend to be thought of as Conservative-supporting) and the paper has consistently backed Labour since.

There has been talk in recent weeks that Murdoch may be less than impressed by Gordon Brown, but today’s Times carries not a single mention of the current finding scandals on its front page.

Comment from porknbean
Time: December 1, 2007, 8:33 pm

Gibby, I have had the same sort of fantasy. You wouldn’t have to nuke them.
Let all the greeny lib orgy loving lefties, along with their sugar daddy billionaire economy manipulating SOB have their own country. Let them drug themselves silly whilst contracting all assortments of STDs in their screw-like-a-monkey approach to relationships. The criminals they can’t bear to punish will rob and kill them blind and along with their sacrificial abortions to Gaia, they will fuck themselves right out of existence. Oh, and since they won’t have a military, crazy jihadists will come in and blow up every other day. The dumbasses will sit around and commission studies for the root cause of their hate.


Badger – The democrat party and libs in general, say Fox news is right wing over here, but it is centrist. (lefty Harvard and Berkeley did the studies). While he has said conservatives deserve to be heard, thus the news channel, unfortunately, Murdoch supports Hillary. He just saw an untapped niche and dollar signs. Libs act like they hate capitalism, but they are the biggest money grubbing hyper capitalists around. They just don’t want anyone outside their bubble to have any.

Comment from Lokki
Time: December 2, 2007, 11:07 am

Reading this thread on Sunday morning with a cat in my lap and a cup of warm coffee within reach, I don’t feel so pessimistic about the future of the world as I did yesterday. The windows are all open wide (it’s 68° here this morning); the garden is damp from a nice gentle rain last night which carried just enough breeze to ring the wind-chimes. The purple Mexican sage and the red Pineapple sage we planted beside the brick walk contrast nicely with the pansies, and I just cut a fresh dew-covered pink budding rose for Mrs. Lokki while we were out feeding the ducks on the little canal that runs behind the house.

After the garden dries out a bit, I’m going to put up the outdoor Christmas lights and then bake a cheesecake while Mrs. Lokki practices her classical guitar.

Uncle Badger has reassured me that the children in England still play outdoors, and somehow that comforts me greatly on a beautiful morning like this.

So, life is good, and my little black and white Coco-Chan is purring on my lap. This reminds me of that fact that a cat’s purr can’t be recorded, and leads me to the thought that perhaps this is the problem with our newspapers. You can’t record contentment. It simply doesn’t register. Thus we only hear the unhappy whines of those who have been unhappily whining about something for a thousand years. Ah, let them whine. The sound of my little cat’s purr will drown them out this morning.

If things become bad enough, Britain will find her Arthur/ Elizabeth/ Churchill/ Nelson/ Wellington to save us all.

“Don’t look for heroes in the daylight;
Don’t look for heroes in the sun.
They will come by night,
Right before the fight
Comin’ out of nowhere on the run.”

John Stewart
Bombs Away Dream Babies 1979

Comment from Lokki
Time: December 2, 2007, 11:09 am

However, for those of you still in a morbid mood (and you know who you are) Here’s an interactive map of Dante’s Hell.

That should keep you busy while Kitty and I finish our coffee and our purr.


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 2, 2007, 11:17 am

NIce comments – and nice link.

Have you read Larry Niven’s “Inferno” – His version of Dante’s work, Lokki?

Comment from porknbean
Time: December 2, 2007, 4:39 pm

Church rejects woman’s Christmas message for being too religious.

(Atheism, scientism, fascism, greenism)..”A poisonous drip-drip that tries to brainwash us into seeing people of faith as idiots, despots, bigots.”


“Fools” said I,”You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you,
Take my arms that I might reach you.”
But my words like silent raindrops fell,
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning,
In the words that it was forming.
And the signs said, The words of the prophets
are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.
And whisper’d in the sounds of silence.

Oh yes, the vacuum is being filled. Lefty philosophies are the fifth column of jihadism.

Euros want to enjoy the benefits of the values they no longer will defend. “Spiritual parasites”, living off Christian ideals without contributing anything to keeping the host alive – Miguel de Unamuno. The parasite will eventually die along with the host.

“Where unifying spiritual vision is lost – where it is no longer transmitted to the community as a whole – the civilization decays” – Christopher Dawkins.

“Islam has youth and will, Europe has age and welfare.” – Mark Steyn

Comment from porknbean
Time: December 2, 2007, 4:42 pm

Lokki, I likey that verse of Stewart’s. Would you have the lyrics to the whole thing or know where to find them?
I tried looking him up and found nuttin.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 2, 2007, 6:55 pm

Steyn’s “demography is destiny” philosophy is unduly pessimistic. If it were true, the Jews would be one of the least significant ethnic groups in the country — heck, on the planet. Instead, they are one of the most significant.

It ain’t how many you are, it’s how many of you are doctors.

Comment from Lokki
Time: December 2, 2007, 9:22 pm

PorknBean –

I’d actually quoted that from memory, and when I went to the ‘net to find the lyrics, I couldn’t track them down, which is something of a first, actually. Google failed me.

The song is titled Comin’ Out Of Nowhere and it comes from a 1979 Album by Stewart titled Bombs Away Dream Babies. It’s always been a favorite album of mine and I was surprised to find out that it’s apparently become something of a collector’s item, although not in Ark of the Covenant value range, or anything like that.
I’ll see if I can transcribe them for you sometime this week.
The story behind the album is kind of interesting. Stewart was a member of The Kingston Trio a group long before my time. He made quite a bit of money and managed to blow it all on the California Rock Star lifestyle. Along the way he became friends with Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. One day, he was bemoaning how broke he’d become and Stevie Nicks got tired of hearing it – “Why don’t you just record a new album?”, she asked. “Yeah, right” he replied, pointing out that nobody cared about him anymore. Stevie insisted, and got the band to agree to help him. So, he produced the album, with Fleetwood Mac backing him, but really refused to believe that the album would sell. Thus the title Bombs Away, Dream Babies. Surprisingly it’s (IMHO) a great album and sold pretty well. So well that he followed it a year or so later with “Dream Babies Go Hollywood”, which apparently (as far as I know) made him enough money between them to go back to living as an older and perhaps wiser aging Rock Star.

I found some soundbites of some of the songs but they really don’t do his songs justice, so I haven’t linked them here.

Steamboat – It’s been many years since I read the Inferno. I don’t recall whose translation I read…. just enough to tell you that if Beatrice were my girl, she’d on her own.

I do often wonder which circle Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon ended up in.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 2, 2007, 9:37 pm

Lokki – I used to (cough..) listen to Kingston Trio. Had all their albums. On vinyl. “Lemon tree, very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet …”

Geez – I haven’t thought of them in 30 years.

Niven’s “Inferno” is a novel about a Sci-Fi writer who dies and – by god! – wakes up in Dante’s inferno. It’s a good read.

LBJ and Tricky Dicky almost have to have spent some time in the Traitors Circle. Or the Canyon of Liars.

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 2, 2007, 10:43 pm

…and now I can’t get that KT song “With her head tucked underneath her arm” out of my noggin! It gave me bad dreams way back then.

It’s about Ann Boleyn, FYI, IIRC.

BFD! (I had to add that.)


Comment from Lokki
Time: December 3, 2007, 11:06 am

Since I know that this thread is about to be surplanted by a new Monday post, I thought it only appropriate to bring it full circle by answering the question Weasel posted at the beginning of the thread:

Do y’all ever have that terrible dream where you squeeze and squeeze the trigger but the hammer never falls? Maybe it’s a girl thing.

Yes, my dear Weasel, that’s a girl thing. In the guy’s version of that bad dream, the gun goes off too soon.

Comment from iamfelix
Time: December 3, 2007, 4:54 pm

“With her head tucked underneath her arm”

McGoo: Ha! I just sent an MP3 of that to Stoaty a week or so ago. The version I have is Cyril Smith w/Rudy Vallee’s Orchestra. It’s a blast from my past – my parents had a 78 of it, and it always cracked up the young’uns. If you want to give me an email addy, I’ll send it to you. 🙂

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 3, 2007, 5:13 pm

Thanks, iamfelix – but I believe I have the Kingston trio vinyl packed away somewhere. Maybe. I have no memory of pitching them, but I haven’t seen them in years.

Besides, I have enough tunes stuck in my head right now (presently Nightwish – Sleeping Sun, dammit).

I wonder if I still have a (functional) turntable? Hafta check into that…

I do remember it (head tucked ..) is a “narrative” song, and that one of the refrains is something like,

“blah, blah, …and just in case the headsman wants to give her an encore….she has her head tucked underneath her arm!”

I also remember “With her head. Tucked. Underneath her arm. she waaaalllkkkssss….the (something) tower. With her head. Tucked. Underneath her arm…at the mid — night…hour!”

Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: December 3, 2007, 5:16 pm

….and this is still another instance of those coincidences that manifest themselves here at Lady Weasel’s so often.

Before yesterday, I hadn’t thought of that group (KT) or that song (and the lyric fragments) in decades.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 3, 2007, 5:22 pm

Felix! Of course! I was trying to remember where I heard that VERY RECENTLY. Honestly, I think this move is killing braincells or something.

Today’s joy: got home to find the boiler dead. Oddly enough, I had a maintenance appointment scheduled for tomorrow afternoon (it’s been acting hinky lately). I’d wait until then, but it’s suppose to be coooooold tonight. I called and they said they’d get somebody out before nine tonight.

Let me just point out that’s four hours past my usual drinking time. Can I have a “poooooooor weasel”?

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 3, 2007, 5:44 pm

If you’re very nice to Weasel, she might even tell you about the time we went to look at the torture chamber instruments in Anne Boleyn’s house…

Then again, she might not. Weasels can be like that.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 3, 2007, 5:47 pm

Heh. I considered posting about that, Badger. But I couldn’t remember if Hever Castle was Anne Bolyn’s, or one of the other seven unfortunates.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: December 3, 2007, 6:03 pm

Nooooo.. that’s the one!

A day the badger will not forget!

Comment from Enas Yorl
Time: December 3, 2007, 6:04 pm

Kingston Trio! My parents have some of their albums. I always enjoyed them. My favorite songs were The Reverened Mr. Black, Greenback Dollar and Desert Pete.

Poor Weasel! Still, you can probably get started around 8 or so and still be able to deal with whoever shows up.

Comment from Pupster
Time: December 3, 2007, 6:13 pm

Don’t let a service call interrupt the drinking process Stoaty. Take it from a former field service rep. Some of my favoritest emergency service calls were to customers who were a little “in their cups”.

Offer one for the road before he writes up the call and you may get a discount.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 3, 2007, 6:18 pm

My dad introduced the old dude who played Tom Dooley to the guy who introduced it to the Kingston Trio, if you take my meaning.

The name was actually Dula. His uncle, who was on the original posse who hunted for him, is buried on our property in North Carolina. My dad has this whole convoluted story that he swears is the REAL story, about Laura Foster giving somebody a venereal disease. I dunno. Last time I heard my dad tell it, he’d messed up his blood pressure meds, and it came out pretty wild.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 3, 2007, 6:19 pm

S’okay, Pups. They just called. Help is on the way.

Can booze be far behind?

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