now chil'ren, THIS is how to play the blues:

I see that's the (a?) topic ... calls to mind the worse thing i never bought... many years ago my wife had just entered grad school and we were on break down in New York City. As we walked past a gallery window there was a little crappy painting in the window, and this voice in my head started shouting "buy it! buy it!!" Now...
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griffxx:
Oh wow....
ferkixlll:
Bummer. Like when I was a kid: one could have bought most towns around here for a case of rum. When you had to scape to get a 6 pack of cheap beer.

our two semi-feral cats seem oddly cautious around her...

nebula:
LOL

Shall man, whose soul is set in the royalty of discernment and resolve, deny his rank and say, I am an onlooker, ask no choice or purpose of me? That is the blasphemy of this time. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory. Let us contradict the blasphemy, and help to will our own better future and the better future of...
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ferkixlll:
Why does the old National Lampoon song "Deteriorata" keep running through my brain?

there have been a few developments in the Quest. After getting the Sacredt Ext decoded by a passing stranger - Ponder the Chettah - he told them that they must descend into the depths (aka the first floor of our house) and ask further guidance from the wise-person on the couch.

This is Black Bat Bart, Francesco, Albert the Frog and Bible salseman, and Blooey headed into
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We have many many fiber-based life forms in our domicile.

In this case the fellow second from the right is Bart the Bat (wearing green beer goggles) He has been given a quest by three dragons (aka The Committee) to find three things: a wand of light, a staff of hope and an elixir of transformation. He will eventually have six companions, one of whom
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Nasreddin was walking in the bazaar with a large group of followers. Whatever Nasreddin did, his followers immediately copied. Every few steps Nasreddin would stop and shake his hands in the air, touch his feet and jump up yelling "Hu Hu Hu!". So his followers would also stop and do exactly the same thing.
One of the merchants, who knew Nasreddin, quietly asked him: "What...
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Written at the height of the cold war by Paul Brunton:

8.1.11

That man’s own free will has created so much of the evils and misery in the world, is obvious. That with his own moral improvement this deplorable situation would itself improve is equally obvious. But the situation itself could not have arisen except by the permission and within the conception...
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not loving the Chinese 'slant' on this part of Tibet... but it's a very stunning visual (minus a few dead sheep)

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Part One:

I knew Lenny (slightly)

Part Two:

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ferkixlll:
Oh & in honor of Turkey Day, don't forget: Firesign Theater - "Temporalialy Humbolt County".
oldernow:
@ferkixlll YOWZA! not so many people know of Firesign Theater... but... we're ALL Bozos on THIS bus!  .... Suzy Creamcheese... 
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gravling:
Stuff like this are what the internet is good for. I first read "On The Road" my first year of college back in the early nineties when information about ANYTHING was harder to come by, in those pre-internet days. I don't think I really got a lot of that genre of writing, but it's been nice over the years since learning and  putting context to the characters and their real life counterparts. . .
oldernow:
@gravling thanks for the comment!  I read On the Road in 1963; I was just starting high school, and I happened upon a coffeehouse where some folk had known Kerouac and Ginsberg from the time the book was written, so those fellows and their ilk loomed large in my adolescent experience... throw in Timothy Leary's first lab assistant who brought us 'samples' of his wares... and it made for an interesting if sometimes hazy growing up!  There is a fairly decent documentary of Neal Cassady made of film shot on Further (Ken Kesey's bus); also the recently released "The Other One" about Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead shows the final influences of Neal (who lived with them!)    And yes, the quick and easy access to these obscure bits of film and recordings... so much easier now--if one can avoid the drek--