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  1. Tom Petty Walls Some days are diamonds Some days are rocks Some doors are open Some roads are blocked Sundowns are golden Then fade away But if I never do nothing I'm coming back some day Cause you got a heart so big It could crush this town And I can't hold out forever Even walls fall down All around your island There's a barricade It keeps out the danger Holds in the pain Sometimes you're happy And sometimes you cry Half of me is ocean Half of me is sky But you got a heart so big It could crush this town And I can't hold out forever Even walls fall down And some things are over Some things go on Part of me you carry And part of me is gone But you got a heart so big It could crush this town And I can't hold out forever Even walls fall down You got a heart so big It could crush this town And I can't hold out forever Even walls fall down
  2. Stuff it. I'm getting into shape. I chose round. Round is a shape...
  3. It's my cooking, I am sure of it. And this chiselled physique.
  4. By virtue of the fact that any of the aforementioned artists have achieved a degree of popularity and garnered fans speaks of their success. No one has yet mentioned William Hung whom, by comparison, was a roadside accident.
  5. If when I finally pass away and there is reason for an autopsy, the pathologist will make his incision in my chest, peel back the muscle, and there, stamped indelibly on my heart will be It's been there since October 31st, 1976. You can teach their lyrics to a parakeet, and they are about as musically complicated as a twinkie and I really don't care. They are my band.
  6. This thread would be totally incomplete without this inclusion...... Alan Parsons invented the laser.....
  7. Hold your fire. Janis Joplin's voice (to me) is like chewing tinfoil. She sounds like a scalded cat. When she does that screechy, fishwife "Whaaaaaaaaaaa", my fillings vibrate and threaten to fall from their moorings. Some of Neil Young's material (particularly "After The Goldrush") is annoying. I've never understood what Dylan's fans, liked about that nasally twang. And Billy Ray Cyrus could have chosen plumbing as a career, and that'd have been fine.
  8. "We Want The Airwaves" - The Ramones
  9. On June 5th, 1973, Canadian radio commentator Byron MacGregor wrote the following on you Americans. I've had people tell me it is a suck-up thing to bring it up in the presence of Americans. They can take a flying **** at a rolling doughnut. I live in a border town, surrounded by the 'States. Got Ohio on one side of me, Michigan on the other. Got great friends in both and have been treated awesome every time I go over. So when you guys get tired of being slammed by other nations for being American, think of this and continue to be proud.... The Americans Gordon Sinclair The United States dollar took another pounding on German, French and British exchanges this morning, hitting the lowest point ever known in West Germany. It has declined there by 41% since 1971 and this Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least-appreciated people in all the world. As long as sixty years ago, when I first started to read newspapers, I read of floods on the Yellow River and the Yangtse. Well, Who rushed in with men and money to help? The Americans did, that's who. They have helped control floods on the Nile, the Amazon, the Ganges and the Niger. Today, the rich bottom land of the Mississippi is under water and no foreign land has sent a dollar to help. Germany, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Britain and Italy, were lifted out of the debris of war by the Americans who poured in billions of dollars and forgave other billions in debts. None of those countries is today paying even the interest on its remaining debts to the United States. When the franc was in danger of collapsing in 1956, it was the Americans who propped it up and their reward was to be insulted and swindled on the streets of Paris. And I was there. I saw that. When distant cities are hit by earthquakes, it is the United States that hurries into help... Managua Nicaragua is one of the most recent examples. So far this spring, 59 American communities have been flattened by tornadoes. Nobody has helped. The Marshall Plan... the Truman Policy... all pumped billions upon billions of dollars into discouraged countries. And now, newspapers in those countries are writing about the decadent war-mongering Americans. I'd like to see one of those countries that is gloating over the erosion of the United States dollar build its own airplanes. Come on... let's hear it! Does any other country in the world have a plane to equal the Boeing Jumbo Jet, the Lockheed Tristar or the Douglas 10? If so, why don't they fly them? Why do all international lines except Russia fly American planes? Why does no other land on earth even consider putting a man or a woman on the moon? You talk about Japanese technocracy and you get radios. You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles. You talk about American technocracy and you find men on the moon, not once, but several times ... and safely home again. You talk about scandals and the Americans put theirs right in the store window for everybody to look at. Even the draft dodgers are not pursued and hounded. They are right here on our streets in Toronto, most of them... unless they are breaking Canadian laws... are getting American dollars from Ma and Pa at home to spend here. When the Americans get out of this bind... as they will... who could blame them if they said 'the hell with the rest of the world'. Let someone else buy the bonds, let someone else build or repair foreign dams or design foreign buildings that won't shake apart in earthquakes. When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them. When the Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central went broke, nobody loaned them an old caboose. Both of them are still broke. I can name to you 5,000 times when the Americans raced to the help of other people in trouble. Can you name to me even one time when someone else raced to the Americans in trouble? I don't think there was outside help even during the San Francisco earthquake. Our neighbours have faced it alone and I am one Canadian who is damned tired of hearing them kicked around. They will come out of this thing with their flag high. And when they do, they are entitled to thumb their noses at the lands that are gloating over their present troubles. I hope Canada is not one of these. But there are many smug, self-righteous Canadians. And finally, the American Red Cross was told at its 48th Annual meeting in New Orleans this morning that it was broke. This year's disasters... with the year less than half-over... has taken it all and nobody... but nobody... has helped. The Americans
  10. Reminds me of a Steve Martin riff..... "Oh, I used to smoke marijuana. But I'll tell you something: I would only smoke it in the late evening. Oh, occasionally the early evening, but usually the late evening - or the mid-evening. Just the early evening, midevening and late evening. Occasionally, early afternoon, early midafternoon, or perhaps the late-midafternoon. Oh, sometimes the early-mid-late-early morning. . . . But never at dusk."
  11. [quote=Mickey OMG! Ken how'd you ever get that sea-creature unstuck from your wife's face? The sea-shore can be a scary place I see.
  12. From www.cnn.com This from a guy who says the Holocaust never happened... BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, heading home after a two-day visit to Iraq, again touted his country's closer relations with Iraq and reiterated his criticism of the United States. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Iraqi counterpart Jalal Talabini pictured in Baghdad Monday "No one likes them," Ahmadinejad told reporters prior to returning to Iran, referring to the predominantly U.S. makeup of coalition forces in Iraq. "We believe that the forces which crossed oceans and thousands of kilometers to come to this region should leave this region and hand over the affairs to the peoples and government of this region," Ahmadinejad said. His visit follows trips to Iran last year by top officials of Iraq's Shiite-led government, which has been fostering a closer relationship with predominantly Shiite Iran since the Saddam Hussein regime was toppled by U.S.-led forces in 2003. His visit was greeted warmly by Iraq's Shiite Muslim leaders, whose links to Iran predate the overthrow of Hussein. Ahmadinejad met with Iraqi President Nuri al-Maliki, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, other politicians, clerics, tribal leaders and academics. At the same time, many Sunni Muslims inIraq who dislike the Iranian regime demonstrated against his visit. Watch as Iraqis protest the visit » In a news briefing on Monday, Ahmadinejad said the two countries, which fought an eight-year war in the 1980s, had signed memorandums of understanding, such as economic and border agreements, and would sign many more. On Sunday, Ahmadinejad announced plans to link Iran's electrical grid with neighboring Iraq. The two countries have already signed a deal to construct cross-border pipelines. Ahmabigdickwad should check his own global popularity poll....
  13. I signed on, saw the thread and it hit me like a wave. I've met Healey twice, and he was an amazing gentleman. What a loss.....
  14. Thank you very much. This year makes 21 years married for Kel and I. Hope she keeps me for another 21.....
  15. Kelly and I a couple of years ago down South. Here is a better photo of my better half.
  16. And Peachy, well, Peachy looks like..... rrrowwwwwwwwrrrrrrrr.........
  17. Billy Corgan. Instantly thought of Billy Corgan...
  18. This from a guy who gave us Jeffery Dahmer, Jerry Springer, Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter. Jeeeeeeze.
  19. "......... congressional reports. President Ford says that he is disappointed with Congresss performance. In Detroit, a Pontiac, Michigan youth was reported dead at the scene of a head-on collision on Grand Avenue this morning. The youth was reportedly driving on the wrong side of the boulevard when he struck a delivery truck and was catapulted through the windshield of his car. The driver of the truck is reported to be uninjured. Identities of both men are being withheld by local police.County legislatives today are expected to rally to the aid of striking Longshoremen in hopes of ending the 9 month deadlock ..."
  20. "Alright Hey there all you middle men Throw away your fancy clothes And why you out there sittin' on a fence So get off your arse and come down here Cause rock 'n' roll ain't no riddle man To me it makes good good sense Good sense let's go"
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