Silly Love Songs


Best dog ever.

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    Raven says:

    We’re in a motel in Blacksburg and Bohdi is having problems with his eyes. He’s been squinting for a couple of hours and we flushed them to no avail. May have to u$e the emergency vet.

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    Raven says:

    Speaking of the best dog in the world.

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    The Dangerman says:

    Lilly pup, Lilly pup
    Oh Lilly, Lilly pup…

    Call my baby, Lilly pup
    Tell you why
    Her kiss is sweeter than an apple pie
    And when she does her shaky rockin’ dance (after a bath)
    Man, I haven’t got a chance

    I call her
    Lilly pup, Lilly pup,
    Oh, Lilly, Lilly pup

    /silly love songs

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    Schlemizel says:

    Probably belongs in the earlier gun thread but I doubt it will get seen there. Seems leaders of the NRA must be a bad parents and also allow theeir kids to play violent video games. How else can you explain this:

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    Gex says:

    You got Lily right around the time I got my first dog. Like you, I had a cat. But a dog is just such a different experience. And a sweet, loyal dog is one of the bet things in life.

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    Gex says:

    @Gex: *best.

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    the Conster says:


    David Frum’s been en fuego on twitter about the NRA, which has officially jumped the shark.

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    Maude says:

    Lily’s coat is gleaming.

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    PeakVT says:

    @Raven: We’re in a motel in Blacksburg…

    My condolences for your evening.

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    Maude says:

    I hope Bohdi’s eyes will be okay. Let us know.

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    Jewish Steel says:

    @the Conster: It’s a clever idea and perfect for twitter. But doesn’t the phrase “federal agent”, repeated ad nauseam, kinda sound like some shit a militia nut would get his knickers in a twist about?

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    double nickel says:

    Wings was the worst band in the world, bar none.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    Lily puppeh!!

    So, is the mouse-over comment “Perfection.jpg” from the URL?

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    CW in LA says:

    @efgoldman: Now you’ve done it. Their knickers will be in a twist that you said their knickers are always in a twist.

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    PeakVT says:

    @PurpleGirl: It’s from the image’s alt tag, as in: alt="perfection"

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    Insomniac says:

    Lest we forget…Happy Festivus!

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    sharl says:

    @wasabi gasp: Oooh, like that one! I missed so much good music* when it originally came out. Absorbed in grad school and early career, I guess.

    *Not sure I would have liked much of the punk when it first came out anyway, given my tastes back then and especially given the breadth of that category; certainly would have loved The Stranglers (more ballad-oriented and melodic, I think, which suits me), but maybe not so much Brygada Kryzys back then.

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    arguingwithsignposts says:

    @double nickel:

    Wings was the worst band in the world, bar none.

    Nickelback and/or Creed would like a word with you.

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    Jewish Steel says:

    @double nickel: Jet? Band On The Run? Let Em In? Listen To What The Man Said? Mull Of Kintyre?

    Great songs!

    U R high.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    @sharl: Until a few weeks ago, I completely missed them, too.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @Raven: Late to the thread…

    How’s Bohdi doing? Did things settle down or did you end up going to the vet?

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    mai naem says:

    @double nickel: You gotta be kidding me. There are at least 50 bands I could name off the top of my head that are worse than Wings.
    Now, I would say that Paul McCartney has recorded some really sucky Xmas songs but seriously, what did the Spice Girls contribute to this world or that stupid Lou Pearlman creation O-town.

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    Origuy says:

    The Silk Road Ensemble: White Snow in the Sunny Spring
    with Yo-yo Ma: Rustem

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    alicia-logic says:

    I’ve loved a lot of dogs in my lifetime, but last May I lost one that was special–he owned my heart. I don’t comment often but every time John posts about Lily I feel that feeling he describes, now only as a memory. I envy him it and and am grateful that he shares it.

    OTOH, I also relish the Rosie stories because my boy was an AmStaff and I can appreciate a rapscallion.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Unfortunately, I got bad news tonight — my dad has been admitted to the hospital and it’s not looking good. My mom says one of the doctors told her he’s got one of the worst cases of emphysema he’s ever seen. Add in that his two existing tumors didn’t respond to the radiation treatment and appear to have have grown … yeah, it’s not looking good right now.

    Flying out tomorrow afternoon and, at best, Christmas Day will be spent at the hospital.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @efgoldman: Steve Carlton isn’t a good comparison, though, because you have to be really good to win a bunch of games as a pitcher for a bad team. Johnson’s year involves racking up stats in games where the Lions just throw and throw and throw and throw. It’d be like a player on a 100-loss baseball team setting a record for stolen bases or something. The teams they play aren’t knocking themselves out to stop it because wins and losses aren’t hanging in the balance.

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    FlipYrWhig says:

    @Mnemosyne: Ah, hell. Hope it turns out as well as possible, Mnem.

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    WaterGirl says:

    so very sorry. that’s so hard. my advice? don’t leave anything unsaid. you’re stronger than you know.

    kitty in lap, typing one handed.

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    Mary G says:

    @Mnemosyne: Worst time of the year for that, no? Sending you good wishes, hang in.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Thanks, everybody. It’s a weird family tradition that someone always gets sick at Christmas, but obviously this is the worst one yet. I’ll update if I can.

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    wasabi gasp says:

    @Mnemosyne: My girlfriend’s dad was given six weeks, this time last year. She had a very stressed-out, fucked-up winter. He’s still alive.

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    PurpleGirl says:


    That’s hard to handle at the holidays. You and your family have my sympathy. (My father died a week before Christmas in 1999. He was in the hospital/nursing home and never saw the apartment he bought me.)

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    ruemara says:

    @Mnemosyne: My best to you and the family.

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    Opie_jeanne says:

    @Mnemosyne: my thoughts are with you. It’s hard, I know. Lost my dad in September.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Only now reading this thread, so you may not see my comment, but I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I wish him a recovery to health, and if that is not to be, I wish that his remaining time is as peaceful and pain free as possible. For you, {{{hugs}}} from a distance.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:


    Only now reading this thread, so you may not see my comment, but I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I wish him a recovery to health, and if that is not to be, I wish that his remaining time is as peaceful and pain free as possible. For you, {{{hugs}}} from a distance. I’m glad you’ll be there.

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    Odie Hugh Manatee says:


    Man that is rough. I hope that things turn around for your father, you and your family. Have a safe trip, take care and be strong for yourself and your family.

    Best wishes to all.

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    JPL says:

    @Mnemosyne: Have a safe flight and I’ll be thinking of you.

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    R-Jud says:

    @Mnemosyne: Sorry to hear this. Best wishes to your Dad.

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    geg6 says:


    I’m sure you won’t see this, but my best to you, your dad, and your family, Mnem. And the best advice I could give has already been given: don’t leave anything unsaid. I lost both my parents, two years apart, just after the holidays. It’s tough at any time of year, but, for some reason, even tougher when everyone else is celebrating.

    That said, whoever said above that Wings was the worst band ever? Get real. Rush wins that title, hands down. Worst shit ever recorded, with not even one song that redeems the audio horror.

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    Steeplejack says:


    Prayers for your father and your family.

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    Humble Lurker says:

    Nothing I can say can make your situation easier to deal with. Strength for whatever comes.

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    Maude says:

    My family had the same tradition. Will be thinking of you.

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    WereBear says:

    @Gex: Like you, I had a cat. But a dog is just such a different experience.

    Dogs are children.

    Cats are friends.

    That’s the difference.

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    WereBear says:

    @Mnemosyne: I’m so sorry to hear. I know it’s also been a rough year all around, family-wise. My sympathies.

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    gex says:

    @Mnemosyne: I am truly sorry to hear. Never a good time for bad news like that, but somehow worse at a family time like this.

    @WereBear: True that. I also like the “Dogs have masters, cats have staff” summary of the differences.

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    Emma says:

    @Mnemosyne: Late to this but I am so sorry! Whatever good karma I have I’m sending to your Dad and your family.

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    Countme-In says:

    First off, regarding the judgements against Wings, “Maybe I’m Amazed” was a McCartney solo venture recorded on a tape machine at the farmhouse in Scotland, maybe we’re amazed to learn, with some backing vocals from Linda and was a track on his first solo album, “McCartney”.

    Wings came later.

    Though the song was a staple of Wings concerts, but it is now too and ever will be with whomever backing Paul.

    Secondly, am I reading a clever meaning into John Cole’s juxtaposition of “Best Dog Ever” and a picture of Linda McCartney, along the lines of the old Joan Rivers jokes about various ugly (through Rivers’ eyes and look who is talking, which is part of the joke) female celebrity wives, including Linda and Yoko Ono, not that I agree …

    … but just wondering.

    Probably not, since he labeled “Maybe I’m Amazed” a Wings song, being relatively young, not that it matters.

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    PanurgeATL says:

    When I was a kid, I thought “Maybe I’m Amazed” was a Beatles tune–it just sounded so much like one to me, like something from Abbey Road or Let It Be.

    My local classic-rock station always plays the version from Wings Over America, which I don’t like as much (slower, more spare in a bad way) except that it has a real ending; the original sounds half-done the way it fades out–kind of a let-down.

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