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joshua221 
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Message 1 of 13 (380372)
01-27-2007 1:22 AM


point a didn't work out so he moved on to point b which was where everybody was hanging out anyways. at first there was a lot of talk about point c and some speculation about d and points after that. but as time went by at point b, this kind of talk made everybody annoyed. i mean, point a hadn't worked out for anyone except for a couple of folks in the past and they just proceeded immediately to point c, supposedly. actually, for most people at point b, if you could gain their confidence, they'd privately voice great doubts a's existence. and the more time that passed at point b, the more suspect even the idea of point a became, not just for us but really for anyone, including those people who left. so we trashed point a because it worked great wonders for us in consoling ourselves about the fact that point b had begun to look increasingly like a permanent home for us. still, there were a few dreamer-types around who refused to come (?) to point b and suddenly insisted on a's possibility as well as c, d, e and on out to z.

but this made everybody feel bad, you know, like they were lacking or failing, so it was tacitly agreed upon that these people were just crazy and since they wouldn't pledge their allegiance to point b it was hard to accommodate them. but some use was eventually made of them, which didn't pay well but seemed to appease them and amuse the rest of us for a while until both of them developed debilitating addictions and died off. then we were sad but not overly so and not for too long because it was these addictions that did them in, not point b or us. i mean, christ, we gave them what they wanted, which was condescending applause for their little dances and songs, pictures and skits, humorous memoirs filled with melodramatic and ridiculous nonsense all about points a and c, which, come on, is useless if you live in the real world. shit! i cant get anything done anyways because people always call me on the telephone saying, "we love you jesse, we love you joseph, we love you helmut, we love you drako, we love you tricky dick, we love you vaughn, ron and even dan even though you cant spell for shit. we don't love you despite the fact that you have no ambition but because you don't and we don't either." i can barely keep my own campaign going with all the freaks and distractions of point b, much less drum up some interest in other people's crap about other places. you cant live in a castle made of sand unless its got a sand bank that dispenses actual paper currency. i mean, the point is we live here in the middle of point b so get with the fucking program. sure, you might ask, "what is the program?" and i wouldn't really be able to tell you but i will really be able to run it. and that's good enough for me because that's the way things are. point a, point c, point d, t, o, m, a, t, o, e - tomatoe

-Elliott Smith


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kuresu
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Message 2 of 13 (380376)
01-27-2007 1:48 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by joshua221
01-27-2007 1:22 AM


and you think Plant is singing about nothing? And you think this guy is saying something?

He has about as much a point as Arlo Guthrie, but w/o the hilarity or style.


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jar
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Message 3 of 13 (380425)
01-27-2007 10:10 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by joshua221
01-27-2007 1:22 AM


RIP Elliott
Who knows, perhaps one day you might have done something good.


Aslan is not a Tame Lion
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CK
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Message 4 of 13 (380434)
01-27-2007 11:00 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by joshua221
01-27-2007 1:22 AM


It's a song about playing with Alphabet soup while smoking a bowl right?
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Archer Opteryx
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Message 5 of 13 (380450)
01-27-2007 11:58 AM
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01-27-2007 1:22 AM


Let's call the whole thing off
that's the way things are. point a, point c, point d, t, o, m, a, t, o, e - tomatoe

You spell tomatoe, I spell tomato...

___


Archer

All species are transitional.


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Phat
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Message 6 of 13 (380454)
01-27-2007 12:03 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by joshua221
01-27-2007 1:22 AM


Houses made of Ticky Tacky
Elliot Smith writes:

i mean, christ, we gave them what they wanted, which was condescending applause for their little dances and songs, pictures and skits, humorous memoirs filled with melodramatic and ridiculous nonsense all about points a and c, which, come on, is useless if you live in the real world.

Well the guy cusses a lil bit, but he mentions Jesus...so he must have a soul in there somewhere! :)
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Archer Opteryx
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Message 7 of 13 (380457)
01-27-2007 12:08 PM
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01-27-2007 1:22 AM


t, o, m, a, t, o, e - tomatoe

I see Elliott Smith is a friend of Dan Quayle's.

___


Archer

All species are transitional.


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Jon
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Message 8 of 13 (380503)
01-27-2007 2:41 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by joshua221
01-27-2007 1:22 AM


Here's a Cyprus Hill song you might find amussing:

Roll it up
Light it up
Smoke it up
...
Inhale... Exhale

:)

J0N


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joshua221 
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Message 9 of 13 (381556)
01-31-2007 4:53 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by Archer Opteryx
01-27-2007 12:08 PM


huh?
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kuresu
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Message 10 of 13 (381562)
01-31-2007 5:01 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by joshua221
01-31-2007 4:53 PM


classic. absolutely classic. the man who professes that deep thought is the most important thing still can't make a deep post here.

you know prophex, philosophy just doesn't seem like your thing.


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Archer Opteryx
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Message 11 of 13 (381570)
01-31-2007 5:12 PM
Reply to: Message 9 by joshua221
01-31-2007 4:53 PM


The allusion is to a c.1991 episode involving then-Vice President Dan Quayle. During a publicity op at an elementary school, he corrected a kid's spelling of potato by adding an e at the end.

___


Archer

All species are transitional.


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joshua221 
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Message 12 of 13 (381576)
01-31-2007 5:45 PM
Reply to: Message 10 by kuresu
01-31-2007 5:01 PM


huh?
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CK
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Message 13 of 13 (381586)
01-31-2007 6:28 PM
Reply to: Message 12 by joshua221
01-31-2007 5:45 PM


Read this.
http://www.capitalcentury.com/1992.html
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