Open Thread

Here is a particularly fun gardening post at the Great Orange Satan.

*** Update ***

I’m feeling ornery:

Let the 70’s/funk youtube wars begin.

It is on.






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    The Pale Scot says:

    Typical Fox news Accuracy

    Billboard For FOX NFL Sunday Promotes Game That Doesn’t Air On Fox Or On Sunday

    I trying the link thingy, hope it works

    Hey! It worked! Anybody need a webmaster?

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    JK says:

    Attention Deadheads

    The Grateful Dead Archive, housed at the McHenry Library at UC Santa Cruz, has been awarded $615,175 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to photograph and scan collection images and upload them.
    h/t http://www.santacruzsentinel.c.....i_13450609

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    JK says:

    WHAT THE FUCK

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad revealed to have Jewish past
    Ahmadinejad’s vitriolic attacks on the Jewish world hide an astonishing secret, evidence uncovered by The Daily Telegraph shows.
    h/t http://www.telegraph.co.uk/new.....past.html#

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    MMM says:

    The game is now in overtime.

    Please Touchdown Jesus, let notre dame lose.

    Thank you.

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    South of I-10 says:

    Both of the excessive celebration calls in the LSU/Georgia game were BS. I think LSU is trying to give me a heart attack.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    This thread also needs to know that Li’l Bitsy is at 1991 votes. She needs only 9 more to make it into the finalist category. Please let’s put her over the top tonight!

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    I just voted for Bitsy and she’s at 1,995.

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    JK says:

    Major league douchebag Fred Barnes still making a big deal over the IOC decision:

    Now is the time for the mainstream media to show it’s not totally in President Obama’s pocket. The Washington press corps will never fault Obama for pushing hyper-liberal policies in a moderate-to-conservative country. Ideological criticism by the press is reserved for Republican presidents.

    But the media is faced with three facts as a result of Obama’s embarrassing failure in Copenhagen. 1) The failure itself. 2) The incompetence. 3) The lack of persuasive ability. There’s nothing ideological about any of these items.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/.....l_te_1.asp

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    MMM says:

    Thanks for nothing TJ.

    You could help me out with the powerball tonight and all would be forgiven.

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    gnomedad says:

    New rule: first Bitsy bleg in any thread must post a link now that the ads are gone. Thank you.

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    BDeevDad says:

    Can someone please explain to me how Carly Fiorina has a chance in hell of becoming the next CA governor? Or how she could be so deluded to think she has a shot?

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    That is some nice garden pR0n.

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    Midnight Marauder says:

    @JK:

    But the media is faced with three facts as a result of Obama’s embarrassing failure in Copenhagen. 1) The failure itself. 2) The incompetence. 3) The lack of persuasive ability. There’s nothing ideological about any of these items.

    And this is why it’s becoming almost impossible to parody these people.

    @BDeevDad:

    Or how she could be so deluded to think she has a shot?

    That’s the real question. Because everything about her campaign is a fucking joke.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @JK:

    Memo to Fred “Teh Fidget” Barnes. We had an election and hyper-liberal policies won. Now shut your pie hole, you pile of putrid pigshit.

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    Demo Woman says:

    @BDeevDad: And Sarah Palin didn’t have a chance in hell being picked as McCain’s VP.

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    jl says:

    Thanks for the gardening link. That was interesting. And they do all that in the frozen wastes of Michigan?

    Which reminds me that I made a fool of myself on this here blog awhile back, talking about kale, and getting it all mixed up with chard. Everyone here is so polite, no one made fun of me. Thank you. I was going on memory, and thought I knew what I was talking about because I grew up on a farm. I guess that was some time ago, huh? Looks like it.

    But I have been relearning my greens, and learning some new stuff too. There is a new farmers market near my house and one stall brings in all sorts of unusual Asian vegetables, or unfamiliar parts of familar vegetable that I didn’t know you could use (I grew up on a very white-bread type of farm).

    So, beside having the girl who sells the stuff remind me of the difference between kale and chard (she is also polite and does not treat me like an idiot, which would be her right) I have been trying the following:

    Ong choi (good raw or cooked)
    sweet potato greens (didn’t know you could eat them)
    okra greeens (ditto)
    green sweet pea shoots (which I thought was something else when I’ve had them in a Chinese restaurant).
    Oppa greens (more on oppa in a momment)
    What else?
    Sometimes they bring in small tender squash blossoms and shoots (which is more Middle Eastern than Asian it turns out, but this is multicultural Aisan vegetable stand)
    some other Asian greens, I forget the names, but they are from the mustard family, whatever, they cook quick,

    The latest experiment is oppa, which looks and feels like nerf zuchinni. Just got that one today. I tried the greens before I tried the squashy fruit thing, since they looked more familiar. Except, now I am not sure whether I bought the oppa or the maqua, now that I think about it. If whatever it is tastes good, I will straighten that out next week, and try whatever that other thing was that I didn’t buy this time.

    They say you dice oppa and stir fry it. Which I will do for breakfast tomorrow. If it don’t pan out, I figure you just mix it in with some scrambled egges, a sprinkle of cheese and some hot sauce, and it will taste OK, if it is at all edible. That approach has never failed me.

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    JK says:

    @Midnight Marauder: @General Winfield Stuck:

    It’s even sadder that Fred Barnes is supposedly one of the saner conservatives.

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    Demo Woman says:

    @JK: Imagine a world with McCain and Palin. Iran is flattened, the rich are getting more tax breaks and unemployment is at 13%.

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    AhabTRuler says:

    The Grateful Dead Archive, housed at the McHenry Library at UC Santa Cruz,

    Yeah, that’d be about right. W00t! Banana Slugs!

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    freelancer says:

    Open inquiry:

    Does Spencer Ackerman have the shittiest taste in music of anyone posting on the internet, or is it just me?

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    gnomedad says:

    @BDeevDad:

    Can someone please explain to me how Carly Fiorina has a chance in hell of becoming the next CA governor?

    Can she take Ahnold’s place as the next Terminator?

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    Midnight Marauder says:

    @JK:

    It’s even sadder that Fred Barnes is supposedly one of the saner conservatives.

    As far as I’m concerned, the phrase “sane conservative” needs to be placed in the same absurd oxymoron category as “Fox News.”

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    JK says:

    @Demo Woman:

    Imagine a world with McCain and Palin.

    Imagine me slitting my wrists or knocking over the chair after I’ve placed the noose around my neck

    Sarah Palin is a crime against REASON, RATIONALITY, LOGIC, TRUTH, INTELLIGENCE, and FACTS.

    John McCain should burn in hell for eternity for choosing Palin as his running mate and inflicting this putrid, hideous montrosity on an unsuspecting public.

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    @jl:

    just mix it in with some scrambled egges, a sprinkle of cheese and some hot sauce, and it will taste OK

    Ah. The Bill Cosby industrial shop class method: if it turns out badly, put two grooves in it and call it an ashtray.

    (I don’t remember which of his comedy albums that’s on; one of the ones he released in the 1960s.)

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    Comrade Mary says:

    @jl: some other Asian greens, I forget the names, but they are from the mustard family, whatever, they cook quick

    Sounds like yu choi. Medium warm green, with white or yellow flowers? I stir fry washed leaves in a little oil, grate some garlic over and stir it through them, add a little more water, cover and steam to tender-crisp. To.Die.For.

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    JK says:

    @Demo Woman:

    Addendum

    John McCain’s Bomb Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran joke was breathtakingly despicable and his smug, arrogant defense of telling critics to get a life made me want to smack him upside his head. As an American and a Beach Boys fan, I was deeply offended by his nod and a wink attitude about incinerating thousands of innocent Iranians.

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    JK says:

    @Midnight Marauder:

    As far as I’m concerned, the phrase “sane conservative” needs to be placed in the same absurd oxymoron category as “Fox News.”

    Sad but true. Fox News programming is a super sized, putrid, steaming pile of excrement. Fox News is a bottomless cesspool of lies and Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity are malignant media carcinogens.

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    John Cole says:

    Check the update. It is on, bitches:

    Fear me.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    Thanks, Jay in Oregon and everybody else who voted. Last time I checked, Bitsy was at 2004 and still going strong.

    So what happens now? We wait until December for the elimination rounds, or keep voting Bitsy week after week to give her more than one 2000+, or what?

    And yeah, where the hell is Laura?

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    Comrade Kevin says:

    @BDeevDad:

    Can someone please explain to me how Carly Fiorina has a chance in hell of becoming the next CA governor? Or how she could be so deluded to think she has a shot?

    That link is about her running for the Senate. She has no chance of being either a Senator or the next Governor. Meg Whitman doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell either.

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    valdivia says:

    what I love about that Barnes rant is that he and his wingnut friends are going on and on about the ICO and ignoring a real diplomatic breakthrough in Iran. See to them if we are not bombing Iran it does not matter what matters is that the IOC proves diplomacy doe snot work. Except of works that when it does to them it has not happened.

    Maybe someone should tell them the IOC is not the UN, G8 or G20.

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    Svensker says:

    My first ever gardening attempts were in a 15×20 backyard in a city. The soil was deep and rich (from all the leaves back there that hadn’t been raked in 20 years) and each square inch of dirt was packed with earthworms. You’d put a seed or a plant in that dirt and it was Jack & The Beanstalk time. And no diseases or problems ever. So, I thought, organic gardening is a piece of cake, what’s the big deal.

    Then wemoved to the suburbs where our 1/3 of an acre had been pumped full of fertilizer, weed killer and pesticides for the last 20 years. The soil had this strange gray color and there wasn’t a living thing in it, except for an occasional sow bug or centipede. First few things I planted just keeled over and died. Oh.

    We’ve been here 5 years now and we actually do have earthworms now and stuff will grow. But things still get sick very easily and just look puny compared to our urban garden. We’ve been manuring and using compost, but I think not enough . Next year, we go for the truckload of compost on the vegetable bed.

    I am so jealous of that garden…and that freezer/pantry.

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    valdivia says:

    ugh spell/edit fail–it should say “Except when it does work to them it is as it had no happened.”

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    JK says:

    Living For the City – Stevie Wonder
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc0XEw4m-3w

    Fingertips – Stevie Wonder
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIfgwNJkCMI

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    Ecks says:

    I’ve been working on this one for the BJ dictionary, and an open thread seems as good a place as any to post it:

    Warpr0n: The extra groinular thrill that comes from watching an ass kickin’ action movie with the extra added knowledge that the bad dudes getting wasted are actually real people with friends and families who will miss them.

    Note: Works best when “human” is redefined to mean “folks” (i.e., murkan), with the rest of the planet being populated only by strange and evil android beings.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    @valdivia:

    what I love about that Barnes rant is that he and his wingnut friends are going on and on about the ICO and ignoring a real diplomatic breakthrough in Iran.

    Of course they’re not going to mention this. It has the scent of success on it. They are all about Obama fail and they think this time finally they caught a big one with the Olympics.

    But it turns out, that the wingnuts have grabbed Uncle Sam by mistake, and it will take them a while to realize this. Meantime, they keep on digging for that Magic Unicorn.

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    Svensker says:

    Kool & The Gang — Jungle Boogay

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    Svensker says:

    And KC! Dig that crazy brass shit.

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    JK says:

    Let the 70’s/funk youtube wars begin.

    I hope this statement does not preclude excursions or explorations into other musical genres. I get nervous when I see remarks that appear to circumscribe or restrict the scope of musical possibilities.

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    General Winfield Stuck says:

    And Disco is dead, thanky the Lord!

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    jl says:

    @Linkmeister: I suppose it is the Cosby shop clas approach, but it is healthier. And you criticizing cheez-n-eggs with tomater sauce? You an unamerican liberal er sumpin?

    Answer me this, do you mix everthing up on the plate and put ketchup all over it and joke that it will get all mixed up pretty soon anyway? If not, I think you may well be deemed a doubtful person and had better run for it after the Restoration. Do you go to Chinese smorgies and head for the fried chicken and ham in raisin sauce at the end of the buffet, or not?

    David Brooks has written about the moral decay suffered by our country that has lead to the loss of tough bluff and rough, but responsible manly men, who ate that way in the fifties, in Applebees.

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    Svensker says:

    OK, the linkie thingie ditnt workie.

    Here’s KC

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWf1MdHv80Q

    And teh Jungle boogie:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl9IoIY7ghY

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    Alan says:

    70s funk?

    Ohio Players – Love Roller Coaster
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQc-VMUzSss

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    geg6 says:

    Haven’t read the thread yet, but this was my class song. To this day, I can’t resist dancing to it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iknEJf9cPeY

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    Alan says:

    KC & The Sunshine Band – Get Down Tonight
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lu81z2E6pE

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    jl says:

    @Comrade Mary: thanks. I will check whether yu choy is one of the varieties I’ve tried from there. This stall does have lots of choys, and it is just too many for me, I get them mixed up. I have to get them straight because some are a little to strong hot and bitter for my tasts. But one type I’ve tried is much milder and tastier than American mustard greens -very pronounced and hearty mustard taste, but just the right mustard tang, not hot. Does that sound like yu choy?

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    @jl: Hey, that wasn’t criticism, that was just my memory of old comedy albums kicking in.

    I put my ketchup/salsa on the side with my scrambled eggs, thank you. OTOH, I mixed up slices of Polish sausage, chunks of russet potatoes and white onions the other night and fried ’em up to go with my eggs. Sometimes I’m really brave and use Portuguese sausage aka linguica instead of that Chicago-style sausage, ’cause we have more Portagees out here than we do Slavs.

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    Alan says:

    Wild Cherry – Play That Funky Music
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4nKrz9o2Sg

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    jl says:

    @Linkmeister: Sorry, I was venting in your general direction because I am becoming Tunchified, and cranky. Not directed specifically at you. I was thinking of the food prejudices of the very white bread community that I grew up in, and making elitist fun of them, and trying to make Glenn Beck cry.

    Your style of egg breakfast sounds good, but I can not eat that way in the morning. Maybe for mid afternoon meal, if I have been doing ‘outside work’ all day.

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    inpdx says:

    One of my favorite Curtis Mayfield songs..plus, Soul Train!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POKipOsa-8A

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    Andy K says:

    Fela

    No Agreement

    File it under Afro-Funk.

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    AhabTRuler says:

    Latest round of Momo & Henri pics.

    They are now cohabiting peacefully, if not yet with great enthusiasm.

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    Alan says:

    Okay, this is a bit comical:

    Jimmy Castor Bunch – Troglodyte
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlRXQEA0yj0

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    tams says:

    come over!

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    Andy K says:

    @South of I-10:

    Damn! Just beat me to it.

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    Alan says:

    @South of I-10:

    That’s a good one. Props to Stevie Wonder.

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    John Cole says:

    @South of I-10: She looks good. Real good.

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    OK someone beat me to Play That Funky Music … rats

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    freelancer says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    I made your little logic box that you described the other day. Works pretty well, I think.

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    John Cole says:

    This is probably my all time favorite song from the era:

    This is how a party starts.

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    JK says:

    Best of My Love – The Emotions
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh2HRHEgB_U

    Got To Give It Up – Marvin Gaye
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcyw9QJwfY0

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    eemom says:

    @JK:

    you betcha he should.

    I was having lunch last week with a couple of moderate friends who were arguing against my simple point that the rethuglican party today cares nothing about the good of the country and is willing to sacrifice everything and everybody for their political gain.

    Then I cited the example of McCain choosing Palin and that shut them right up.

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    jl says:

    Omigod omigo omigod. I missed the corned beef and cabbage open thread earlier today. Disaster. But, better late than never: I looooooooooooooovvvvvvvveeeeeeee corned beef and cabbage. With boiled Irish potatoes. I have not abandoned the all of the goofy traditions of my ancesters. Unfortunately the preparation takes far longer than my cooking-attention-span, so I rarely eat it at home.

    But I nix haggis and whiskey, no matter how high class the preparation. My people come from that sort of Irish-Scots-British cooking tradition where putting edible substances in large quantities of boiling water, or baking them in a casserole, until whatever it was became unpleasant to eat, was conidered ‘cooking’. But, sometimes it worked, presumably by accident, maybe in the same way the Chiese discovered ancient eggs, Indonesiand discovered tempah, or the Frenchies discovered moldy cheese.

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    John Cole says:

    @geg6: Quality. Added that to my facebook.

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    Andy K says:

    @John Cole:

    There was a Clinton remixed box-set that came out 15(?) years ago that had a seamless Flashlight/Atomic Dog thing in there. Gotta hunt that suckah down.

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    Montysano says:

    @Andy K:

    Mommy, What’s a Funkadelic?

    Now we’re talkin’….

    “Can You Get To That” from Maggot Brain.

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    South of I-10 says:

    @Andy K: Damn you Andy K!! You knew I was going for the Meters next, right? How about Look-Ka Py Py?

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    jl says:

    @eemom: The Palin gambit. I have tried that too, and it usually works. I started having hopes that the wingnut domination of our society would fade when the ultra wingnut faction of my family started getting defensive, first about Bush, then about Rummie, and some of them surrendered at Palin.

    We are still in a high risk situation, though. Since sometimes flukes can swing elections, and anytime a ticket has a empty headed bitter and cynical corrupt megalomaniac old loon and a vindictive happy go-lucky megalomaniac crazy person on the ticket, that is not good.

    If the BS Bush economy had held until November, we could well be reliving the first Hoover administration right now, mixed with a hyperaggressive and dangerously expensive and counterproductive foreign policy. Scary thought.

    Especially since Obama seems to be more a typical timid liberal. I would prefer he be a more aggressive moderate, it might impress the gullible ill informed and self-righteous voter block which is critical for winning elections.

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    Andy K says:

    The Big Boys

    We Got Soul

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    @John Cole: Hell yeah! That is some heavy duty funk right there. George Clinton … Bootsy Collins … Not Just Knee Deep in the funk.

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    wobblybits says:

    delurking for submission. Brothers Johnson

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    jeffreyw says:

    ack now you done it young mister, broke the damn blog

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    jl says:

    @John Cole: Thanks for the funk. That was good olde timey music in my book.

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    Alan says:

    Regarding gardening, check out the hydroponics:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7y8Xxaa4ic

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    Montysano says:

    “Family Affair” from “There’s a Riot Goin’ On”, which has to be one of the darkest, most doped-up albums of the era.

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    Roger Moore says:

    @BDeevDad:

    Or how she could be so deluded to think she has a shot?

    I think that it wouldn’t be a completely hopeless endeavor if she were able to run a competent campaign. The plan would be to scare other Republicans out of the primary by waving around her big money bags. That way she wouldn’t have to make too many outrageous statements to get the nomination and could run as a moderate, pro-business candidate in the general election. That seems to be the only way for Republicans to win statewide office. If the Democrats get complacent and/or the Republicans turn out the base with initiatives targeting divisive social issues, she might be able to eke out a victory.

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    Andy K says:

    Sly & The Family Stone

    I Wanna Take You Higher

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    JK says:

    Dance to the Music – Sly and The Family Stone
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkP5roFukKY

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    wobblybits says:

    Funkin’ for Jamaica

    thighs high

    Tom Browne …best funkmaster evah!

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    Steeplejack says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    Shoot me a link to Bitsy’s page. I can’t find Bitsy just from that Web site in general. I’m working on an ancient laptop and don’t have my browser favorites list with me.

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    South of I-10 says:

    Y’all have forced me to break out the James Brown

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    Andy K says:

    @Montysano:

    You beat me to posting the artist while I was trying to figure out which song to go with. Here’s another one of my favorites:

    Que Sera Sera

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    Montysano says:

    @ South of I-10: damn, I miss the bayou country.

    Wild Tchoupitoulas

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    Get Up Offa That Thing … we got to have the Godfather of Soul and the King of Funk in this thread!

    EDIT: I see someone just upthread feels the same way!

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    Andy K says:

    @wobblybits:

    Toots & The Maytals

    Funky Kingston

    I love the video, too. It’s as if nobody take it away from me.

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    Kool & the Gang — Celebrate

    Some good memories to that song…

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    freelancer says:

    @JK:

    Brachiator and I were going off about that earlier in the week. I think all things beck related should end with

    -and oh yeah, FUCK GLENN BECK!

    Anyone watch this vid of an Australian Senator yet? I think it just became one of my favorite things on the internet this year.

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    TX Expat says:

    70’s funk, oh how fun!

    Sly and the Family Stone, thank u falletinme be myself again:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMlZdLj4SJA

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    South of I-10 says:

    @Montysano: That is a great version of that song!

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    TX Expat says:

    @Jay in Oregon:

    Same here, they involve a skating rink in the late 70’s/early 80’s. Oh, junior high…;-)

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    Steeplejack says:

    Let the ’70s/funk YouTube wars begin.

    Damn, I’m in a tight spot! Slow Internet connection at the beach, ancient laptop that I’m in the middle of rehabbing, and suddenly a YouTube music throwdown shows up–and it’s right in my wheelhouse. I feel like Captain Jack Aubrey suddenly meeting a French ship of the line when he’s just come through a storm and is running low on munitions.

    I might have to sit this one out. But I will contribute this little gem: “Union Man,” the Cate Brothers.

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    @South of I-10: You can’t talk about funk and leave out James Brown! Shoot his early 70’s band The J.B.’s featured Fred Wesley, Bootsy Collins, and “Catfish” Collins (Bootsy’s brother) … not a bad line up, but JB always had a great band.

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    robertdsc says:

    Go Bitsy! Fuck Michigan State!

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    South of I-10 says:

    How about some Wild Magnolias?

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    Steeplejack says:

    @gnomedad:

    Thanks for the link. I just voted and pushed Bitsy up to 2,023.

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    wobblybits says:

    @Andy K: ooo thanks for the link to the tune.

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    Andy K says:

    @The Grand Panjandrum:

    I don’t know who, exactly, comprised the Famous Flames when this was recorded, but they were tight. IMO, this is the greatest live album ever recorded.

    I’ll Go Crazy

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    geg6 says:

    Slightly beyond the 70s, but in the same spirit:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sl5VurCaIQ

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    Andy K says:

    @robertdsc:

    The Spartans needed it more. Tate the Great made it fun at the end, though, didn’t he?

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    Andy K says:

    David Bowie

    Fame– the Soul Train appearance

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    TX Expat says:

    Speaking of skating rinks, couldn’t go into one of those places when I was a young lass without hearing:

    Funky Town:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CImrIKNmBo

    Eddy Grant, “Electric Avenue”:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuwxZSIS__4

    And for the master:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM5gLyKBGSU

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    Montysano says:

    @South of I-10:

    How about some Wild Magnolias?

    Fantastic. I think Snooks Eaglin, who died this year, played on that one. I spent many a fine night listening to Snooks and George Porter, and afterward felt like I might as well burn my guitar for firewood.

    Curtis Mayfield, “Little Child”

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    Jim Once says:

    @freelancer:

    Anyone watch this vid of an Australian Senator yet? I think it just became one of my favorite things on the internet this year.

    Omigod. That may be the funniest thing I’ve seen on Youtube:

    “Well, the front fell off, didn’t it?”

    I can’t stop giggling.

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    Alan says:

    There’s so much great music from the 70s… but since JC put up a Gary Numan song I’ll post my favorite of his:

    From Urgh! A Music War (1981)

    Down In the Park
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uahZLfoZ954

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    @jl: No worries.

    That was dinner, not breakfast!

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    housoufnk says:

    Someone say funk wars?

    The Rhythm Makers- Soul On Your Side
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spzO2_5HArQ

    Eddie Bo- Hook and Sling Part 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xhC-XPkqqk

    Lyn Collins- Think (About It)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHnCV9MUjD8

    The Crusaders- Spiral
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUs1heMlxto

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    Steeplejack says:

    @John Cole:

    I love Fred and the JBs. Haven’t been able to find a good YouTube take on “King Heroin” (with video), but it’s a great song.

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    BDeevDad says:

    @Comrade Kevin: My bad.. I realized my mistake too late

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    Montysano says:

    Brothers Johnson “Strawberry Letter 23”

    Brothers Johnson were a bit more commercial, but still a fabulous band. One of their guitarists, Alex Weir, is the smokin’ player in the “Stop Making Sense” movie.

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    Shell Goddamnit says:

    Someone beat me to Flash Light

    But here’s Rev Al Green on Soul Train

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tgm7v284JI

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Andy K:

    Funky Kingston?! Funky Nassau! Scratch guitar, killer bass–and horns!

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    BDeevDad says:

    @freelancer: Made my weekend. Am I the only one seeing weird page formatting?

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    Steeplejack says:

    Gots to have a little Gil Scott-Heron: “Johannesburg.”

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    Steeplejack says:

    One of my ultimate funky soul songs of the ’70s–the Dramatics, “Whatcha See is Whatcha Get.”

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    Jay in Oregon says:

    @TX Expat:

    Mine are more recent — they involve getting frisky while watching Muppets in Space.

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    Mike G says:

    Can someone please explain to me how Carly Fiorina has a chance in hell of becoming the next CA governor?

    Failorina will nor garner many votes in Silicon Valley, Roseville, Santa Rosa or other places with major HP facilities.

    She’s about as popular as the Ebola virus with those who worked under her. She’s the Sarah Palin of corporate CEOs, adept at self-promotion but little else.

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    BDeevDad says:

    @Mike G: And those that know people who worked under her as well.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Steeplejack 8:55 pm

    Would love to send link if I could, but have never figured how to do that from BlackBerry. But all I did was Google BITSY CUTEST DOG and it took me right there!

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    Shell Goddamnit says:

    Curtis Mayfield, Diamond in the Back

    Sunroof top
    Diggin the scene with a gangster lean

    That was before there were gangstas

    And there’s nothing but remakes on YouTube…better go to imeem for it

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @Freelancer 8:37 pm

    Wow, thanks! I’ve never inspired a logic box before :-)

    And this is the first time AFAIK that I’ve ever had a h/t. I’m feeling quite chuffed now.

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    DaBomb says:

    Ah sookey, sookey now! Parliament and Old Soul Train in the house!

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    Shell Goddamnit says:

    There is a shit-ton of Soul Train on YouTube…reminds me of how goddamn good that thing was. Wasn’t most/all of it live? Remember seeing the Pointer Sisters on there before the rest of the world had heard of them. :D In fact it was this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qHAZ25HYqU

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    Shell Goddamnit says:

    Steeplejack: Thanks for Gil Scott-Heron; Johannesberg is one of those for the ages, ya know.

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    Shell Goddamnit says:

    Of course, so is “Whitey on the Moon”

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    Steeplejack says:

    @SiubhanDuinne:

    Got a link further downthread from Gnomedad. Thanks for checking back.

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Mike G:

    Failorina will nor garner many votes in Silicon Valley, Roseville, Santa Rosa or other places with major HP facilities.

    She’s about as popular as the Ebola virus with those who worked under her. She’s the Sarah Palin of corporate CEOs, adept at self-promotion but little else.

    You mean people didn’t care for her at HP? Shocked! Shocked I is to hear this!
    Psssttt…I gotta a great little company you may be interested in. I hate to even think of getting rid of it, but me mum’s in the hospital and we need the money for her operation.
    Compaq’s the name…about to take Dell out to the woodshed any day now…sell it to ya cheap…

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    Steeplejack says:

    @Shell Goddamnit:

    Yep. “Winter in America” is my favorite, but it doesn’t really fit the funk theme for the night.

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    Billy Preston, RIP.

    Will it Go Round in Circles — the single happiest youtube video ever made.

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    BDeevDad says:

    OMFG carlyfornia dreamin
    Is she running for Senate or Middle School Student Council

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    Surreal American says:

    MFSB – The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsOL_nYTmA4

    Keith Mansfield – Funky Fanfare:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P51cMstawuc

    Barry White – It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRDKDZr1kNo

    Peter Brown – Dance With Me (12″ Promo):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ejlr-c5Yfg

    Bill Withers _ Use Me:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3hBYTkI-sE

    Chosen Few – Theme From Shaft (Reggae Version):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KmS1uiTWy8

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    OriGuy says:

    I was at Compaq when the HP merger happened (started at Tandem which Compaq bought out.) We were happy about it because HP under Carly was still better than Compaq with the crowd running it (though the CEO was ok.) What Mike G said is right on, though. The Sarah Palin of CEOs.

    I’m wondering how many people will confuse Meg Whitman and Carly. Whitman’s already running radio ads. Carly’s website is awful!

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    JGabriel says:

    @Montysano:

    South of I-10: damn, I miss the bayou country. Wild Tchoupitoulas

    That entire album is fantastic. Truly one of the lost classics of the seventies. It’s tragic how few people are aware of it.

    .

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    calling all toasters says:

    @Surreal American: That’s the stuff!

    But… no Spinners on this thread?!?!
    Rubberband Man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7KHSzf10T4
    It’s a Shame http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHXFOUQBRHE
    Mighty Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXnslL-_Xww
    Games People Play,Then Came You,Mighty Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfak36F7v58

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