Feb
21
2016

Tweet of the Day, All Part Of The Job edition.

I laughed so hard it hurt.  Of course, I’m a bundle of stress right now. But still.

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12 Comments

  • Finrod says:

    It reminds me of the transporter scene from GalaxyQuest:
    “But the animal is inside-out–”
    *boom*
    “And it exploded.”

  • Mikey NTH says:

    Hey – along the same idea of big things bursting into flames…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3F1d3QWsyk0

    The Emperor’s phone call.

  • acat says:

    So .. if Bolt Bus is proof that you get what you pay for, what the hell is Amtrak?
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    Mew

  • Mikey NTH says:

    Back in the day (I’m fifty next week) MTV used to play videos. They were so desperate they would play anything, and so lot of obscure groups got exposure they never would have:
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    Burning Sensations: Belly of the Whale
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocRVFI4EggM

  • Mikey NTH says:

    And Planet P Project: Why Me?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxDdVpp6ZoI

  • Mikey NTH says:

    Cheer up, Moe!
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    Yes: Owner of A Lonely Heart.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcSLb2phjDk
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    Back when I was in high school all of the entertainment industry seemed convinced that Ronnie Ray-Gun would get us all nuked in a final cowboy throwdown with the Warsaw Pact Gang in a Gary Cooper-less High Noon in the Fulda Gap!
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    Yee-Ha! they all cried as the mindless Falwell led drones of the Religious Right gave backing to Ronnie’s Red-White-Blue plan to remove the last vestiges of Marxism – or post-colonial, anti-imperial, resistance in wars of national liberation as Ray-Gun tried to put the chains! Chains! Of Imperial serfdom! On proud native peoples!

    Or, that’s really what it sounded like back in teh early 1980’s before Walter Mondale got used as a candidential speed-bag, Ollie North got caught having Fawn Hall shred Gary Hart’s plane tickets to the good ship Monkey Business c/o Donna Rice, the Soviet premiers went Brehznev, Andropov, Chernenko – and you get your Gorby! As the anti-alcohol campaign gets in swing and everyone sobers up enough to get a good look around…
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    And a few million Germans say at once “How do you make Germans poor?”
    And the poles get even more sullen,
    And the Russians go “Seriously…this is it? The only decent restaurant a non-party member can go to in Moscow is McDonald’s because they have some standards they are not willing to undercut?”
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    What does Orwell do when Big Brother hits catatonic grief?

  • Mikey NTH says:

    Why then, you go all Federal Republic of Germany Pershing-missile-angst and do this:
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    Nena: 99 Luftballons
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La4Dcd1aUcE
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    Because she was a heck of a lot cuter than Helmut Kohl, and total early 1980’s Euro-Babe cuteness is real hard to beat.
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    Thankfully, it was.

  • Mikey NTH says:

    For a more LeCarre view:
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    After the Fire: Der Kommisar.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBfFDTPPlaM

  • Mikey NTH says:

    And for more of the anti Ronnie Ray-Gunn! point of view:
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    Twisted Sister: We Aren’t Going to Take It!
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9AbeALNVkk
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    Which – even in my high school days – I loved, but knew.*
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    *Guys – the record is produced by…yeah, our teenage rebellion was produced, processed, and marketed by all of the guys in those grey suits. Don’t believe me? Go down the hall and ask Russ Gibb; he’ll confirm it.
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    Have fun, but don’t get carried away with this stuff!

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