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Chipper Chat's Journal - Archives
Posted by Chipper Chat in The DU Lounge
Thu Nov 24th 2011, 10:07 PM
Perry Como was known as a "crooner' who sang mostly slow romantic ballads. And he was very good at it. In early 1955 he shocked the listening public when RCA Victor released "Kokomo" as a 45 single. Is this one of the first "rock 'n roll" records? Bill Haley and Elvis have long been considered the pioneers of "rock and roll for white people." But did Perry stealthly slip in the first blow? (note the 1-3-5 bass line and the R&B sax solo)
Listen and tell me whatcha think?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjePUWutvns...
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Posted by Chipper Chat in General Discussion
Sat Oct 01st 2011, 05:35 PM
NBC Nightly News is on. Not a peep about the protests. But the opening blurb teases you with the upcoming latest on Amanda Knox and interviews with the GOP presidential candidates' wives. PLease stay tuned!
What a load of crap.
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Posted by Chipper Chat in GLBT
Fri Sep 16th 2011, 04:04 PM
There are gay senior assisted living homes springing up - mostly in large cities. For those that have the financial means these can be very practical for aging gays. For the rest of us...well ... we may not follow such a nice path. I am in my 70s, live alone, do not have an accepting family, and am resigned to the fact that I will someday die alone. I have prepared for it and will be at peace when the time comes. I would rather not be pitied, but just to be prayed for in the manner that any human, regardless of life choices, would be prayed for at the hour of death.
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Posted by Chipper Chat in General Discussion
Sat Sep 03rd 2011, 09:09 AM
Many, many 'Murcans' are still gripped by the patriotic and religious dogma of Reagan and his henchmen (Baker, GHWB, Peggy Noonan, even Evil Dick, etc Clinton made a lot of headway but Monica set things back. Fox and Limbaugh have done their job well and the media licks Fox's ass. Obama has no balls (unless he is 'like a Jedi knight waiting to strike in his second term' as one DUer put it a year ago). The death of Ted Kennedy, in my view, was when the steam went out of the democratic party. We just don't have any strong leaders with enough clout anymore to make a difference. We need a JFK.
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Posted by Chipper Chat in General Discussion: Presidency
Thu Sep 01st 2011, 10:19 AM
President - Rick Perry
V.P. - Chris Christie

Senate Majority Leader - Mitch McConartist
Speaker - Boner ad nauseum
Attorney General - Ken Cuccinelli
Secretary of State - Eric Cantor
Secretary of Defense - Lindsay Graham
Secretary of the Interior - Michele Bachmann
Secretary of the Treasury - Louie Gohmert
Secretary of Agriculture - Jan Brewer
Secretary of Energy - Sarah Palin
Secretary of Labor - Scott Walker
Secretary of Commerce - Rick Scott
Secretary of Education - Mike Pence
Secretary of Health & Human Services - Tom Coburn
Secretary of Homeland Security - Rudy Giuliani

Chief of Staff - Roger Ailes
Pres. Perry's Press Secretary - Sean Hannity
Head of the FCC - Rush Limbaugh

now THIS IS SCARY ENOUGH to make you wanna go out and campaign for Obama's re-election.
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Posted by Chipper Chat in General Discussion
Fri Jan 21st 2011, 09:18 PM
So simply put: WE LOVE YOU AND WILL FOLLOW YOU WHEREVER YOUR CAREER LEADS YOU.
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Posted by Chipper Chat in Latest Breaking News
Sun Oct 24th 2010, 11:30 AM
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Posted by Chipper Chat in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue Oct 19th 2010, 03:36 PM
There once was a Teabaggess named Palin
Who Gays, Blacks, and Mexicans she's assailin'
O'Donnell's her doll
And so is Rand Paul
But on November 2 she'll be failin'
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Posted by Chipper Chat in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Mon Oct 18th 2010, 09:01 AM
It was so blatently partisan both in content and voice modulation. Praising the Tea Party "enthusiasm."
Thanks Chuck. Why don't you just quit MSNBC and go to work for Rupert?
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Posted by Chipper Chat in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Sep 25th 2010, 09:34 AM
MSNBC: 2 women are giggling about why college students are searching the internet for spaghetti recipes and how to improve their love life. Yuk. I switch to CNN: two dudes are talking about the phenomenon of "Dad bloggers." I switched the TV off.
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Posted by Chipper Chat in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Fri Aug 27th 2010, 11:26 AM
Frauds
Obfuscators
Xenomania
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Posted by Chipper Chat in The DU Lounge
Mon Aug 16th 2010, 07:47 AM
School started AFTER Labor Day (no air conditioning) and ended in the middle of May. I rode a bus that had a heater that warmed the bus driver only. If you missed the bus you hitch-hiked (wouldn't do that now).

We loved school. You could hear the radiators pop and hiss as they warmed the 3-story building. The restrooms were huge with humongous porcelin urinals that threatened to swallow you if you stood too close. My teachers and even the principal were very positive, friendly and helpful. But if you crossed the line...paddles were visible on the office walls.

Music and art were very big. It was prestigious to "make" the advanced choir or band. We didnt have a football team but you absolutely LIVED for basketball. The town shut down on Friday nights as everybody went to the game.

We had a required class called "Modern Problems" our senior year. I'm not sure they teach Social Studies anymore. (The word 'social' today is like 'commie' was then).

We had inkwells on our desk with bottles of "washable ink" stuck in them. But guess what: the ink was NOT washable if it got on light-colored clothing (Mom got angry). I had 3 shirts. I wore one Monday & Tuesday, one Wednesday & Thursday, and one on Friday which you also wore if you had someplace special to go on the weekend. This plus two "play shirts" and your church clothes - that was it. No Tommy Hilfiger or designer clothes! Mom darned our socks when they developed holes.

Cleaning the blackboard erasers was fun. If you had eraser duty you got out of class to go do this. We had to go outside and slam the erasers against the wall until they became clean again. We took our time. Some boys sneaked a smoke (no cameras back then).

We carried our books cradled in our left hand and arm (no backpacks). The right hand was reserved for your girl's books. No calculators, cell phones, CD players, etc:

We didnt have a cafeteria so everybody walked "downtown" for lunch. At the drug store you could get a "chiliburger" for 20 cents. French fries were a dime and a coke was a nickel. That was it. Some guys ate quickly and snuck in the pool hall for a game or two. The sign on the door said "Under 21 not admitted" - yeah, right.

It was a German community so beer was everywhere. I even remember the principal quaffing a beer at a Jaycee cookout where lots of students were in attendance and also were allowed to have a beer.

Girls were discouraged from taking college prep classes. Most were shuffled into shorthand, typing, and home ec. That's all changed now (for the better).

Most guys had jobs. I pulled weeds at a nursery on Saturdays, had a paper route, and helped out at a local record store which gave me a 10-cent discount on 45s. My junior year I worked as an usher in a theatre. Sometimes I had to wait on the film truck after the theatre closed and I wouldn't get home until after midnight (laws against that now). My grades suffered.

Good luck to your son!



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Posted by Chipper Chat in Latest Breaking News
Thu Jul 08th 2010, 02:40 PM
Louisioil
Floilda
Oilbama
Mississlicki

My heart goes out to all those poor people.
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