The Who — Eminence Front, live in Tampa, 2007.
What’s on your mind?
How was your vacation?
hey ecahn — it was nice — lotsa doing nothing magnificently :) how’s the hudson valley tonight?
We saw the Who in Philadelphia in 1972. The signature song was “Behind Blue Eyes.” We freaked.
Hi, gals. Hope you are well.
Sorry I disappeared last night. I lost connectivity, getting it back just a minute after Suzanne signed off.
Doing nothing is a good thing. Widely underappreciated.
Weather continues to be good. Cloudy today, but just warm enough to do some reading & eat dinner outside.
hey ce — how’s cleveland tonight?
hey nix — how ya doing tonight? no worries — those fuckers at nsa are always fucking with our tubes
turning and giving our nsa minders the traditional lln one finger salute
I enjoy eating outdoors is more this time of year than in summer because the mosquitoes and other creatures are gone.
i love it when it gets too cold for bugs :)
LOL, you’re feisty after your sabbatical, aren’t you?
Aloha, Suz and lln pups…! Anybody want to vote for next year’s Rock Hall of Fame…? ;-)
So fuck them all tonight. Can you believe what has happened these last two weeks. Motherfuckers.
Put out a chair on the grass from the back porch, because latter is too cold and lawn is in the sun. Chair is in spitting distance (no exaggeration) from bird feeder. Got a white breasted nuthatch who does not care who is close. He is after the seeds. Fun to watch him land on feeder frame, alert me that he is there, grab a seed & take off.
hey those fuckers fuck with tut’s tubes all the time and i used to have connectivity problems myself. it sucks and its frustrating as all get out.
fuck those nsa peeping tom assholes
*getting down off soapbox* sorry they just really piss me off with their privacy for me but not for thee shit
aloha tut — how’s paradise tonight? thanks for the link – what fun!
fucking motherfuckers.. i hope the sight of my face when they turn my laptop camera on breaks their fucking lens and all my glow in the dark skin blinds them.
i’ve got a face made for radio yanno
Go fucking go Suzanne. Let them take us on, motherfuckers.
I put a piece of tape over my laptop camera. Was getting weird ads.
Don’t know whether they’ve stopped or not.
welcome back Suzanne!
Eminence Front, one of my favorite tunes the last couple years.
Never understood it as a kid, but as an adult the lyrics are so biting;
I play it over and over
Hey, CTuttle. Nice to see you.
And kspopulist, too.
the hubris of these fuckers just pisses me off. they know everything about us — when and where we shop and for what. they think they are above the law — that they *are* the law
Hello friends — this might be a fuck thread, please don’t be offended…
i use an adblocking program for firefox — no ads
hey ks — thanks – glad you liked tonight’s selection. how’s ks tonight?
Absolutely. Fuck those fuckin’ right-wing motherfuckers and the fuckin’ horses they fuckin’ rode in on.
They will find common ground long enough to cut OASDI and Medicare.
Or, at the very least, ensure the next administration cuts it.
We have government of the privileged, by the privileged, for the privileged.
Oh for fuck sake, yes. Fuck them all and Ted Cruz the most.
You are not allowed to speak disparagingly of your face in that manner or any other manner.
Perfect time for a fuck thread, it’s been awhile, CE…! ;-)
They are the rulers. There is no law in the U.S.
Disputable whether there ever was one. School of thought that “law” is a cover story to keep us dupes in line.
Long-time hater of “law.” Have my series of soap operas, which won’t bore with.
Good evening and welcome back, Suz… and please accept my belated Happy Birthday wishes..!!
hey blue — their fucking high horses *spitting*
how’s la county tonight?
Is it my imagination, or does he look like a cartoon character? Something from the Warner Bros. studios? Like maybe Elmer Fudd had a nephew who ate too much lead paint as an infant?
dood you aint seen my face *laughing*
the old gray mare she aint what she used to
These last weeks have been so upsetting. Fuck all them all for freaking out the entire world.
I don’t “see” ads, except sometime they impinge on my subconscious.
Ads actually became useful in last couple of days. Searching for a particular product; am bad at reading fine print to buy online. Catching several links to read more carefully.
Cool. I use firefox as my browser, but I still see ads at FDL.
Aah, pretty much as it’s ever been. No big news or anything. Glad I stumbled into a “fuck” thread; gives me the chance to vent a bit.
hey past — how’s slc tonight? do you have pictures of your trip? and thank you :)
eddie munster… no it was one of the munsters tho…. maybe grandpa???? saw a pic of it on facebook yesterday
Hey, past, good news here in the Isles, Kauai passed their GMO bill (3rd reading) last nite, and then my Council critters passed our GMO bill(1st reading) this afternoon…! ;-)
OMG yes. His eyes just creep me out. Sorry DNA.
I think he looks very creepy.
Am sure your face is more appealing than you think. Any more talk like that and I’ll write you up.
Oh, the profanity…is this going to be a fuck thread? ;>)
Suzanne, I feel that I must protest on behalf of E. Munster.
we’ve all been holding our breath while these fuckers commit acts of treason against our country hoping for saner heads to prevail
we need to blow off steam for sure and a fuck thread is the best fucking way to fucking blow off steam
It is, my apologies dear. It must be done.
Aloha, nix…! Try this Link…!
You got a fuckin’ problem with that?
His mouth is creepy, too.
And his affect.
cool here in kansas, acts like rain but doesn’t
eCAHN: I’ve had the camera lens covered since I got this laptop…
the ads I get are all weird too; they can’t figure out of I am M or F. But I link and favorite all sorts of int’l email, forums, clips and music etc. Japan, Uruguay, israel, S America, euro forums I chat at etc. Since they know my IP is in KS it can’t make much ‘sense’…
Fuck and fuck. Hiya All!
I see I commented before reading thru the thread. Who do I owe a drink to? CE, anyone? Bueller??
Thanks, ctuttle. I bookmarked.
Do you use that one?
Don’t know about the others, but I’m more than willing to give you a pass.
Works like a charm, nix…! ;-)
You so funny Granny Suzanne! Those grandbabies make us feel so free.
adblock plus is what i use
Feel free to call me nix. Lot’s less typing.
no apologies necessary, I been swearing at home tonight anyway, may as well fucking swear online too.
Goodnight everyone — I have to work in a few hours. Thanks Suzanne for letting me toss your thread, and most importantly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUZANNE.
Thanks. That’s the link ctuttle gave me.
Sometimes I hesitate with Add Ons because they can be buggy.
I am grateful to know that you’ve tried it without noticing problems.
Sweet dreams, Christine…!
Nite, CE. Rest well.
thanks — g’nite ce
Some of my ads come from keystroke analysis of whether I am single or married, oldster or youngster. You get the “picture.”
And people think Snowden has revealed something. Don’t they watch their ads & learn?
its the least buggy addon i’ve used…
nix it is!
and you can call me whatever u want, I’ll figger it out ;-)
the ads I get are all weird too; they can’t figure out of I am M or F
I know. I gets ads to meet women and ads to meet men. I can ignore everything but the toe fungus ad. ewwwww.
I got no fuckn’ problem wid dat..! But I do have a fuckin’ beef wid the gubmint… those rat bastards..!
If you swear online do you get p*rnographic ads?
It’s your birthday today, Suzanne?
You fuckin’ hit the fuckin’ nail on the fuckin’ head.
i’m sure the fucking nsa minders would LOVE it if we had porno ads… they are all a buncha fuckin’ peeping toms
Thanks. I might go with ks from time to time, but your screen name is not as obnoxiously long as mine. I feel suggesting a nic for my nic is the least I can do.
I hope so..!
*waving* to NSA minders. Sorry your jobs are dull, but beats unemployment.
Birthday cake for you & many happy returns.
There is a seasonality to birthdays in U.S. Highest month is October.
I have always felt that one should observe the occasion of one’s own birth for at least a week. And a decade birthday (the ones with a zero at the end) for a year. And after a certain age–everyone can choose his or her own–we should just never stop celebrating.
Whether celebrating takes the form of a bubble bath or an extra massage or a smooch on the mirror, or whatever is for the celebrator to decide.
January and February are cold months.
prolly not. It IS hard to know how many layers to the onion there is.
I knew a dozen years ago that these things were possible but when the AT&T revelations came out – whenever that was – I knew it was just a matter of time before all else had the backdoor split wide open.
When I got the internet again, was surprised so many seemed so clueless. Had an int’l call to get the hookup and it was such a weird deal I wrote a long haiku chain about it… lemme see if I can find it
hahahaha, I get that too!
they are pathetic
Well then, happy belated birthday!
Maybe you like to meet some of the pleasant looking young people the ads keep offering me?
And dark at night.
ooo that’s pretty ecahn.. i figure it has to do with those cold february nights (and days)…
Mention “pathetic” and Arnold shows up.
Oh yes, haiku would be wonderful way to respond to internet spying. Would surely put NSAers to sleep.
next year is a zero year — the big 60 so its gotta be a good long celebration :)
That’s super news, CT. I bow to the people of the islands, you are awesome..!!
Keeping fingers crossed that the GMO labeling bill passes in Washington state.
OK, I’m gonna bail. Good fuckin’ night to the lot of ya.
Oh, Valentine’s Day!
How could I have missed that!
Heh, Suzanne, give ‘em a break. There is so little one can do to earn a living in U.S. anymore. :-(
i owe you your drink of choice nix
I highly recommend the entire year. Just try not to make too many of the daily celebrations things you eat or drink.
I am a cheap date. My favorite drink is Boston tap water.
Pleasant f*cking dreams, bw…!
Have a fucking good rest.
ha! ah-nold as gov was one reason i was glad to get the hell outta ca — it was bad but he fucked it up even worse
also got rid of difi as my senator…
congrats on snaggin the happy lucky 99 past!!!
One of my more easy (or easier depending on one’s 8th grade grammar teacher) tricks when I was working. Seasonal adjustment computer program was easy peasy. Tested every monthly econ stat that was not already published seasonally adjusted. Made a publication out of Supply Management Institute indicators for about 5 years before they caught on that they should spend 5 minutes doing their own seasonal adjustment.
*laughing* well i am now 2 days into the start of my 60th year
“we should just never stop celebrating”
*sliding ya some down the bar*
Congrats on the 99, past…! It’s polling well right now, but, it was also polling well in Cali and 2 weeks before the vote, Big Ag saturated the state with a huge Ad buy, and swung the vote around…! 8-(
Horrid man. I hope Maria is over him.
Never got what she saw in him anyway, given all the choices she must have had.
aha! here it comes…
gone are free gateways
guardians watch the data
simpler times once ruled:
dizzying paths thru mountains
of untapped riches;
buzz of potential
crowded coffee shops and booths
stacked in high rises;
anyone could see
access to people, their stuff
and anything else
with only the leash
of the dominant Window
restricting, it seemed.
So when the people
jumped onto the cultural
speed-train, in awe,
As usual, our view
overwhelmed and bowled-over,
sated us fully
Until we came back
to see if what we’d found was
still really, like, there.
And it was and is
if only in virtual
format for “usage”.
No matter, it sells
again and again, shiny
Portals and windows
merely gateway abstractions
– outlets and plug-ins,
makes ignorance popular,
value for money?
This mixed-up AV
with software and protocol
Must needs be devoured
in toto lest Ocean of
soldiers come knowing.
“Soldiers?” you ask then.
“How can that be? They’re not on
facebook or myspace
or my favorite band
name fill-in-the-blank, because
none of that’s real here.”
These internet paths
set side-by-side substance with
so much et cet’ra
Who will tell when it
spurts in the middle and grows
some new big brother?
What will he look like?
Will he answer the phone then?
Answer your questions?
What shall we call him?
Will he hook up your broadband
when monsoon arrives?
Will he be friendly
or nasty besides since you’re
not really there now?
‘Only an idgit
waiting for broadband on far
side of globe, after all’.
“What does your screen say?
Internet Options or what?
Unplug the modem.
When you stop paying,
We stop playing and then
you will be screwed, sir.”
He didn’t really
say any of that at all
on the phone for this,
But it rightly states
how I felt thru four differ’nt
Yet doesn’t capture
the wacky comic aspect,
I found on the phone
this Indian call-center
run by ATT.
They sued to not get
indicted for pandering
to US Gov’ment
In cases that show
how the feds sift thru email
and chatrooms and such
In order to find
terr’ists and hoodlums and worse:
they say, ‘Keep US free’;
but the cases like
those against AT&T
With mere glosses of
Protection, Liberty and
Greed to show it’s them.
But soft, what light on
yonder cellphone breaks? It is
The East’s morning light.
The call transferred, the
wait interrupted — “Please, hold”
and a brisk new voice
“I am blah-blah-blah,
are you ready to be most
“OK, I’m ready.”
“It seems to me your problem
is completely solved,
Any distant but
pale before our voice
In one measured step
after another, teasing
out the stumbling vex
Smoothing away the hurt
and promising total victory
due to technical
a ready willingness to
help in any way”.
He was right, the guy,
probably paid by the hour,
or the week or month.
read from a tele-prompter
They called him Tyson
from the west coast of India
that handled my call.
He didn’t need my
made-up password for the gate
therein, not at all.
But first I needed
to give away my long sought
The firewall bastion,
the anti-viral software
all must be stopped first
In order to quit
this internet hookup. So?
Just wink and nod, yes.
Did I learn any
new bit of protocol here?
Is there something flat
about this virtual maze
we float around in?
Flat like the Ocean
Equable partners sending
Asks concerned client
of the wanna-be outboard
Or is it just more
shuttling around, herded by
Fun in a tin can,
going round and around in
no time flat. Still stale.
Is he my brother?
Are you my Mothers, all dressed
up in gag today?
“We were so tore up.
We didn’t even know our
names we were so gone.”
“Let the competent
foreigners run it awhile.
See where that gets us.”
“He knows my IP!
What else can I do that won’t
leave me so exposed?”
“Get offa yer horse,
you’re really not important.
Naw, give me those Russian babes (from the junk email inbox) – they sound dangerous. Used to get those regularly, not so much anymore.
Mighty fucking hospitable of ya.
Never too soon to start.
Celebrating, that is.
And a fuckin’ good nite to you too, bw.!
i think lotsa people are giving him the brush off
Not to get too deep (no pun intended), but people from Sicily used to make a living fish off the piers in Boston’s North End 70 or 80 years ago. Dove off them for swimming, too.
Boston Harbor clean up was a huge deal. It is accomplished now, but still not to the point at which fishing or swimming could be resumed.
Well, you never responded, so they had to move on.
Wow, kspopulist. That’s impressive. Wish I had your creative talent.
Hudson River has been cleaned up enough to swim & fish. Swam from Newburgh to Beacon in 1996, about a mile.
Annual event. Here’s the page for 2013 event. https://www.riverpool.org/swim
I hope Monsanto doesn’t go to Washington seeking application of the preemption doctrine. Then again, if Obama gets TPP fast tracked, they soon won’t have to go through anything that pesky.
i agree ecahn — wow
that should be written up as a saturday art diary at myfdl ks
Kudos to the Seegers.
my fucking pleasure nix – anytime :)
*I* think you do!
you have a way with words that anyone would envy and even sometimes fear!
it was easier than it may look. Once the syllabic rhythm was down, then the phrases just kept coming, and the story wasn’t made it up. It happened just like that…
Whoa, well done, ks. How long did it take to write that?
That is fucking cool, kspopulist.
Speaking of fucking politics, I stumbled on something yesterday. The fucking long goodbye of a certain fucking blogger did not last very fucking long, did it?
(Am I the only one still clinging to the “fucking” thread bit?)
Hah – rofl…that’s funny, Suz..!
oh it took a few hours, but the phone conversation(s) seemed to take longer…
Thanks for the return compliment.
Some would disagree with your evaluation, but I surely appreciate it.
“it was easier than it may look. Once the syllabic rhythm was down, then the phrases just kept coming, and the story wasn’t made it up. It happened just like that…”
Yeah, Shakespeare used to say much the same thing.
But, for the rest of us…..
little johnny’s take on shakespeare
Shakespeare did not write those plays & sonnets. They were written by someone else with the same name.
Sorry for the lame cliche. It was originally perpetrated about Homer as near as I can tell.
It’s some kind of thing – I have to get angry or frustrated enough – to feel compelled to start writing. But when I do, by the end of it, I feel a lot better. usually I don’t want to let myself get that angry, yanno? I don’t like feeling that angry.
According to Malachy McCourt, Hail Mary full of grace, A Monk Swimming.
hahaha, usually i’m like johnny!
hail mary full of grapes
Could not find this on You Tube, so here are the lyrics, well, the chorus, anyway. (world war I British song)
Goodbye-ee! Goodbye-ee Wipe a tear, baby dear, from your eye-ee,
Though it’s hard to part, I know I’ll be tickled to death to go
Don’t cry-ee! Don’t sigh-ee!
There’s a silver lining in the sky-ee Bon soir old thing! Cheerio, chin-chin! Nahpoo! Toodleoo! Goodbye-ee!
Guess it’s finally time for me to fess up. I was there and my dear William did so write them.
tis my first ex husbands fav joke — he does a great little johnny
tis about time for me to let token save a blade or two of grass.
thanks for letting me hang out here with ya — the best fucking buncha folks on the tubes for dayam sure
yes! Homer is a catch-all name. All that stuff was later attributed to him , a hundred plus years after a ‘conjectured’ Homer may have existed. And a hundred plus years after greeks started writing stuff down in earnest, c. 550BC. Which coincidentally or no, is about the time the Jews started writing down their stories, the pentateuch etc. when in captivity. Or, so we think.
If that is an accurate Einstein story, I’ll drink his grapes.
It’s great that you found a way to neutralize your anger and, at the same time, birth a work of art that you and others can enjoy forever.
I have to settle for stamping my foot.
Orlando by Virginia Woolf. Possibly her greatest IMO.
I kept clicking on “Open in a new tab” and waiting to hear the song. Duh.
Finally caught on and read the thing.
Don’t wanna do the fuckin’ play, anyway.
‘the Republic for Richard stands’
nite all, see ya all later ;-)
Good night Suz. Sleep Well..!
one for the road – Behind Blue Eyes
Writing was great loss to humanity because “we” lost the memory to tell tales orally.
Or so they say.
Personally, I like the printed word (audio books also high on my list). How else could you deface apiece of paper by underling & marginalia, and where else would you store those random scraps of paper notes.
Good night y’all.
It was wonderful hanging out with you.
Have a great night and honeysuckle-scented dreams.
yes and no.
some say we are returning to age of oral story telling…
there was an article just the other day
maybe this one
that says we are returning to a form or mix of all the diff forms of communication thru this digital explosion
Dusseldorf, 1989, breakfast in diner-type restaurant.
Son is 8, visiting sites of residence, ownership with SIL.
Son is BB fanatic so had to buy USA Today to keep up with scores.
Front page: Flag burning.
Son was (no relation to me) patriot, so got hot under the collar when I said that flag was just a piece of cloth so what diff did burning it make.
Him out of nowhere “All Europeans are stupid.”
Everyone in restaurant knew enough English to understand. Me: turned red.
What he really said to me: All your opinions are stupid.
I listened to many audio books and now listen to many podcasts. It’s an acquired skill. Still go back to my 160. How to deface audio communications, where to store paper tatterdemalia.
Such cosmic questions.
this summer got to drive across KS/CO with brother who is a 60+ yr old longtime practicing buddhist. I was talking-talking abt the Wire, thought he should see it.
He stopped me and asked, ‘What is an idea?’
It took a long time for me to make sure I understood him.
I think what he meant was, what is the substance of an idea.
When I said I understood that an idea was something that comes into our head and then goes out of it again, he seemed to acknowledge I at least had an ‘idea’ of what he was getting at.
I like those too. Am trying my hand at recording some favorite books. It’s a good discipline for me. Big books take a long time to read and then edit afterward etc,
Audio books, podcasts, when downloaded, go in folders. Attendant, ammended, marginalia etc. can go onto textfile, in moment, and those too can go in same folders. Good ones can get copied into another folder etc.
If I am understanding you… :)
Fuck, I fucking fell asleep and missed this fucking thread. It seems I missed a good fucking time. Mornin’ Suz. The Sixties Club ain’t half bad.
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