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Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:58 pm

That is pretty random. I guess I just assumed that even the Motown folks and others who made Detroit such a big deal were not actually born there. Just like all the Chicago Blues stars came from the south.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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That is pretty random. I guess I just assumed that even the Motown folks and others who made Detroit such a big deal were not actually born there. Just like all the Chicago Blues stars came from the south.
Some were for sure. Stevie Wonder isn’t even included in that total (he’s from Saginaw). But almost all of the groups like the Temptations, Four Tops, Supremes etc had at least a couple born Detroiters.

As were Berry Gordy and Holland Dozier Holland and that’s just scratching the surface of all the groups inducted. That’s a lot of it frankly. There are a LOT of Motown artists inducted.
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Post by A_B » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:36 pm

Not to mention bob fucking seger
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Post by brian » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:39 pm

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Not to mention bob fucking seger
Yeah and most of the MC5 as well as some other rock acts.ETA: Not sure if Bob Seger was actually born in Detroit or not. Think Iggy Pop really was though.
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:48 pm

A_B wrote:
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Not to mention bob fucking seger
Fuck yes. (I checked; Wiki says he was born in Detroit. That's good enough for me.)
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by A_B » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:59 pm

Brian turn in your white middle age male Michigander card, please.
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Post by brian » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:19 am

Smokey Robinson turns 80 today though, so hopefully that random knowledge evens things out a bit.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:30 am

Bob Seger grew up in Ann Arbor. I used to walk by his child hood home walking to school every day.

He was born at Henry Ford Hospital and moved to a place on Packard when he was 5.

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Post by Pruitt » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:10 pm

brian wrote:
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Smokey Robinson turns 80 today though, so hopefully that random knowledge evens things out a bit.
A Detroiter!

Not too many songwriters or performers put out as many great songs as Smokey!
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Post by brian » Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:16 pm

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brian wrote:
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Smokey Robinson turns 80 today though, so hopefully that random knowledge evens things out a bit.
A Detroiter!

Not too many songwriters or performers put out as many great songs as Smokey!
You could make an argument that he was the true MVP of Motown when you factor in performing, writing, producing and all of the other stuff he did.
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Post by Rush2112 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:51 pm

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At what point do you start wondering if a guy with two teen girls at a hockey game is a father-daughter thing or a sex trafficking thing?
A few years ago we went to a Polish restaurant in Denver and the waitresses seemed very very young and very Polish/Eastern European and the clientele aside from us seemed to be very old males that gave off a very creepy vibe.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:21 pm

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At what point do you start wondering if a guy with two teen girls at a hockey game is a father-daughter thing or a sex trafficking thing?
A few years ago we went to a Polish restaurant in Denver and the waitresses seemed very very young and very Polish/Eastern European and the clientele aside from us seemed to be very old males that gave off a very creepy vibe.
How was the food?
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Post by brian » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:21 pm

Also learned that TWO of Berry Gordy’s sons are one-hit wonders. Rockwell (had the 80s song “Somebody’s Watching Me”) and Redfoo of LMFAO.
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Post by A_B » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:37 pm

brian wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:21 pm
Also learned that TWO of Berry Gordy’s sons are one-hit wonders. Rockwell (had the 80s song “Somebody’s Watching Me”) and Redfoo of LMFAO.
Dude. LMFAO is totally a two-hit wonder.
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Nonlinear FC wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:21 pm
Rush2112 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:51 pm
brian wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:49 pm
At what point do you start wondering if a guy with two teen girls at a hockey game is a father-daughter thing or a sex trafficking thing?
A few years ago we went to a Polish restaurant in Denver and the waitresses seemed very very young and very Polish/Eastern European and the clientele aside from us seemed to be very old males that gave off a very creepy vibe.
How was the food?
It was good, though they totally tried to rip us off. My wife had wanted to go and found a groupon for some complete meal deal and we followed what they had listed and then they tried to twist shit around.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:37 am

A_B wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:37 pm
brian wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:21 pm
Also learned that TWO of Berry Gordy’s sons are one-hit wonders. Rockwell (had the 80s song “Somebody’s Watching Me”) and Redfoo of LMFAO.
Dude. LMFAO is totally a two-hit wonder.
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Post by Johnnie » Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:45 am

Well, at least 3 hit wonders.

Shots, Party Rock Anthem, I'm sexy and I know it.
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Post by A_B » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:01 am

Johnnie wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:45 am
Well, at least 3 hit wonders.

Shots, Party Rock Anthem, I'm sexy and I know it.
Never heard of the first one but that doesn’t mean anything.
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Post by Johnnie » Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:52 am

A_B wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:01 am
Johnnie wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:45 am
Well, at least 3 hit wonders.

Shots, Party Rock Anthem, I'm sexy and I know it.
Never heard of the first one but that doesn’t mean anything.
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Post by degenerasian » Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:02 pm

I never thought I'd be 'that guy'...but my neighbors dog really grinds my gears. The thing never shuts up. And I don't even really blame the dog. It's just being a dog, doing dog things. But how can my neighbor stand the constant barking without doing anything about it?

It's not like he doesn't know it's an issue. I've talked to him about it. My wife has talked to him about it. We're in the process of involving Bylaw, which is something else I never thought I'd do. I try to be understanding, but this dog is never not barking when it's outside. Which is nearly all the time. 

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Post by mister d » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:25 pm

Why has it kept me up at night, and brought me so many tears?
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:38 pm

degenerasian wrote:
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I never thought I'd be 'that guy'...but my neighbors dog really grinds my gears. The thing never shuts up. And I don't even really blame the dog. It's just being a dog, doing dog things. But how can my neighbor stand the constant barking without doing anything about it?

It's not like he doesn't know it's an issue. I've talked to him about it. My wife has talked to him about it. We're in the process of involving Bylaw, which is something else I never thought I'd do. I try to be understanding, but this dog is never not barking when it's outside. Which is nearly all the time. 

Gah, I'm getting old!
Yeah, no... Not cool. We have a dog. She's a very well-behaved dog, but there's a decent amount of traffic/deliveries in our little cul-de-sac and she's gonna let those folks know what's up.

We bring her inside. Every time.

It's one thing if you're living in a place where the dog is an acre away and you're just being a dick. It's another thing if you live in a densely populated 'hood (.25 to .5 acre lots) and you're letting your dog bark its head off for an hour.
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Post by Rush2112 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:42 pm

I also don't understand the people that have dogs to just have them outside 85% of the time.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:47 pm

Went to a funeral in Baltimore. Rabbi rolled up as we were getting there. He was rolling in a Tesla. Something feels wrong about that. Nothing wrong with it but just felt weird...
Like a deadhead sticker on a Cadillac

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Post by Pruitt » Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:45 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
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Went to a funeral in Baltimore. Rabbi rolled up as we were getting there. He was rolling in a Tesla. Something feels wrong about that. Nothing wrong with it but just felt weird...
Like a deadhead sticker on a Cadillac
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wlu_lax6 wrote:
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Went to a funeral in Baltimore. Rabbi rolled up as we were getting there. He was rolling in a Tesla. Something feels wrong about that. Nothing wrong with it but just felt weird...
Like a deadhead sticker on a Cadillac
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:04 pm

Went to my kids' school to pick them up today (no cellos on the bus) to see that the parking lot, which is routinely over capacity because precious children cannot dare ride the bus, included an illegally parked pick-up truck from the fire department.
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Post by A_B » Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:47 pm

I was remarking earlier this week about how I love it that it’s daylight when I wake up. Fuck.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:15 pm

Read the whole thread...its hilarious.


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Post by DaveInSeattle » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:15 pm

A_B wrote:
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I was remarking earlier this week about how I love it that it’s daylight when I wake up. Fuck.
I'm stoked that its not pitch dark when I'm riding my bike home from work.

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Post by A_B » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:18 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:15 pm
A_B wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 5:47 pm
I was remarking earlier this week about how I love it that it’s daylight when I wake up. Fuck.
I'm stoked that its not pitch dark when I'm riding my bike home from work.
Totally I want it both ways!
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Post by mister d » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:55 pm

A_Bundanceofdaylight.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:06 am

Okay so fun videos of Ovi and his son and dog...but W.T.F....How does the greatest player in the NHL have a chain link fence?
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Post by Steve of phpBB » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:01 am

Was Gunpowder's series of presidential biographies on this version of the Swamp, or one of the earlier ones? I'm doing a case involving an Indian land claim, so I have an excuse to research Congressional and Presidential actions from back in the 1880s and 1890s. (For the first time in my life, I have typed the words "Chester A. Arthur.") Anyway, I came across some Congressional debate about free silver and bimetallism, and *still* have no idea what all that was really about, and thought I could benefit from Sean's wisdom.
And his one problem is he didn’t go to Russia that night because he had extracurricular activities, and they froze to death.

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Post by brian » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:11 am

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Post by Shirley » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:33 pm

My mom mailed me a copy of a short story I wrote my junior year of high school. I had just turned 18, and obviously, I'd read a lot of Stephen King.

if you wanna get into the mind of an 18-year-old Dave - http://davesez.com/2020/03/23/fertilizer/
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by rass » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:09 am

Ringo sang that one.
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Post by Shirley » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:32 am

Ooh, good call. 18-year-old me probably didn’t know that. And I forgot it when rereading it.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by sancarlos » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:24 am

Not bad. I’ve read a lot worse, by adults.
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