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archy
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posted 19 October 2001 03:39 PM      Profile for archy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
the boss was playing this around the office last night he sed it was by a group caled magazine

i dont feel this way at all but i think sometimes he does

i am angry i am ill and im as ugly as sin
my irritability keeps me alive and kicking
i know the meaning of life it doesnt help me a bit
i know beauty and i know a good thing when i see it

chorus this is a song from under the floorboards this is a song from where the wall is cracked by force of habit i am an insect i have to confess im proud as hell of that fact

i know the highest and the best
i accord them all due respect
but the brightest jewel inside of me
glows with pleasure at my own stupidity

chrs

used to make phantoms i could later chase
images of all that could be desired
then i got tired of counting all of these blessings
and then I just got tired

chrs


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posted 19 October 2001 03:53 PM      Profile for mehitabel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
archy this is so unlike you

i will sing you my old song back

i once was an innocent kit
wotthehell wotthehell
with a ribbon my neck to fit
and bells tied onto it
o wotthehell wotthehell
but a maltese cat came by
with a come hither look in his eye
and a song that soared to the sky
and wotthehell wotthehell
and i followed adown the street
the pad of his rhythmical feet
o permit me again to repeat
wotthehell wotthehell

the things that i had not ought to
i do because i ve gotto
wotthehell wotthehell
and i end with my favorite motto
toujours gai toujours gai

eh archy


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archy
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posted 19 October 2001 04:10 PM      Profile for archy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
mehitabel

like i said this wasnt me this was the boss
but ill sing him your song or get him to read it i think he ll like it


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mehitabel
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posted 19 October 2001 04:18 PM      Profile for mehitabel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
i m glad archy
the boss told me once you sent him a memo that said

boss sometimes i think
that our friend mehitabel
is a trifle too gay

you could try that out on him too it made him laugh then


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posted 19 October 2001 05:37 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Am I not the only one on a 'gay bender'?
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archy
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posted 19 October 2001 05:46 PM      Profile for archy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
dont know about gay benders dawna matrix
but i ve been on benders
and i remember prohibition

prohibition makes you
want to cry
into your beer and
denies you the beer
to cry into


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posted 19 October 2001 05:50 PM      Profile for mehitabel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
i remember alexandria

once in alexandria
in wicked alexandria

and it goes on alexandria was very wicked but i was toujours gai


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posted 19 October 2001 05:50 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
prohibition? When was the last time they tried that?
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posted 19 October 2001 05:59 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

[ October 19, 2001: Message edited by: skdadl ]


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posted 19 October 2001 06:16 PM      Profile for mehitabel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
archy dawna matrix can use the shift key i think the boss should know
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posted 19 October 2001 06:30 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tell the boss he can:

'take this job and shove it'


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archy
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posted 19 October 2001 06:37 PM      Profile for archy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
dawna matrix mehitabel is talking about my boss

have you seen this page question mark


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posted 19 October 2001 06:41 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
sweet. me like.
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posted 19 October 2001 06:45 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I've been on a gay bender since I was born (if you accept that it's biological )
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posted 19 October 2001 06:49 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That's not a bender, DR.C, that's a way of life.
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posted 19 October 2001 07:03 PM      Profile for Ian the second   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Those things hurt.


Arch, play this for your boss. -I


you've got covert action
prejudice to extremes
you've got primitive cunning
and high tech means
you've got eyes everywhere
but people see through you

you've got good manipulators
got your store of dupes
you've got the idiot clamour
of your lobby groups
you like to play on fears
but people see through you

you've got instant communication
instant data tabulation
you got the forces of occupation
but you don't get capitulation
cause people see through you

you've got the sounding brass
you've got the triumph of the will
you do what you want to
and we pay the bills
you hype the need for sacrifice
but people see through you

you've got anti-matter language
contrived to conceal
you've been lying so long
you don't know what's real
you're a figment of your own imagination
and people see through you

you've got lip service tributaries
you've got death fetish mercenaries
you hold the tickets to the cemetaries
you're BIG and BAD and SCARY
but people see through you


"People See Through You", Bruce Cockburn

[ October 19, 2001: Message edited by: Ian the second ]


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posted 20 October 2001 09:25 AM      Profile for Tommy_Paine     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ever since gays got the same rights under the Family Law Act as everyone else, I lost all interest in cultivating any possible latent homosexuality that might exist in me.


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Debra
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posted 20 October 2001 09:47 AM      Profile for Debra   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Gay Bender

[ October 20, 2001: Message edited by: earthmother ]


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posted 20 October 2001 12:53 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Ever since gays got the same rights under the Family Law Act as everyone else, I lost all interest in cultivating any possible latent homosexuality that might exist in me.

Better latent than never, as some of my friends used to say.


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posted 20 October 2001 01:00 PM      Profile for skdadl     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That tears it! Audra, I demand that you discipline 'lance. That was absolutely essence of pun, and if 'lance can get away with it, how far behind can the collapse of Western civilization really be?
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posted 20 October 2001 01:14 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Some say it's inevitable, skdadl, but that doesn't mean I won't do my part to help it along, once in a while.

Anyhow, in my case, certain forms of discipline would be counter-productive. I'm not saying which forms, mind.

[ October 20, 2001: Message edited by: 'lance ]


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audra trower williams
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posted 20 October 2001 01:18 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hee! That's even funnier than "Better late than pregnant!" which is what I usually say.
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posted 20 October 2001 01:22 PM      Profile for mehitabel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
archy have you met lance he reminds me of marc antony
p s i got fan mail

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posted 20 October 2001 01:26 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
anthony who are
you thinking of that
song about rowley and gammon and
spinach heigho for anthony rowley

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mehitabel
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posted 20 October 2001 01:45 PM      Profile for mehitabel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
audra that wasn t me i wouldn t eat a froggie ever
heigho is good though i need a change from cheerio
and toujours gai
i was thinking of when i was cleopatra lance had an effect on me
the palaces i have
been kicked out of
in my time
exclamation point
nice to meet you dearie

[ October 20, 2001: Message edited by: mehitabel ]


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posted 20 October 2001 01:51 PM      Profile for audra trower williams   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
smile.
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archy
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posted 20 October 2001 03:33 PM      Profile for archy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
archy have you met lance he reminds me of marc antony
p s i got fan mail

good for you mehitabel
of course ive met
lance especially when i scuttle
away from keyboard in the morning but
he seems a little sad lately
and doesnt leave enoughs crumbs on the desk
only ashes


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mehitabel
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posted 20 October 2001 03:42 PM      Profile for mehitabel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
i m not surprised archy that skdadl picked on him
i think she s worse than the boss
audra knows poetry that s always a good sign

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posted 20 October 2001 03:58 PM      Profile for archy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
your right mehitabel audras
great but the boss doesnt know
where skdadl picked on
him i think his feeling goes way
back

we roaches n cats will do ok
but maybe we wont always have
new york

[ October 20, 2001: Message edited by: archy ]


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posted 20 October 2001 09:02 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Ian, when the boss
made you
did he not include
a sense
of humour question mark

I suppose you must be
the original
victim


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posted 20 October 2001 09:07 PM      Profile for archy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
its ok dawna matrix the boss
likes that song

you can hold
down the shift key
and have energy for some
punctuation you must be
even stronger than xena

good funny earthmother
is that wingnut question mark

[ October 20, 2001: Message edited by: archy ]


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posted 24 October 2001 01:35 AM      Profile for archy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
the boss was playing this it s good
though weird
he said it was by rhythm activism what kind
of name is that for a musical ensemble
he said the tune was louie louie
but it s mostly spoken

louis riel

louis riel was a pizza delivery boy who drove a beat up datsum all night long just to pay his room and board but he dreamed of roaring down the highway one day on a chopper of his own

louis riel was a dunkin donuts waitress with three kids to support and an ulcer who came home each night soaking her feet smoking a camel filtered dreaming of the three piece bedroom set on special at sears fitting into a home of her own one day

louis riel was a chevron mechanic almost ready to retire and so tired who never really believed billy graham wa an honest man despite what all the customers said

louis riel was a cardboard mask on my front door staring down at the street zapping all the passing cars and trucks with a metis war spell guaranteed to clog their carburetors on a given day a given hour when all the louis riels would rise from their graves leave their jobs and demand a retrial a second chance a moment to calltheir own when no big shot no price tag no hidden hand blocked their path and when only the smell of fresh cut grass ruled the air

this day louis riel would proclaim a holiday
this day louis riel would charge for no coffee no pizza no tune up
this day louis riel would burn all bills loan pay back slips and mortgages
this day louis riel would write up in history books
this day louis riel would interrupt every tv ball game
this day louis riel would spell out in block letters
this day louis riel would live
this day louis riel would call freedom

louis riel oh baby whatcha gonna do
louis riel oh baby whatcha gonna do


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posted 25 November 2001 01:41 AM      Profile for Jared     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Michael Franti is the best:

****************
TELEVISION, THE DRUG OF THE NATION

One nation
under God
has turned into
one nation under the influence
of one drug

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V., it
satellite links
our United States of Unconsciousness
Apathetic therapeutic and extremely addictive
The methadone metronome pumping out
150 channels 24 hours a day
you can flip through all of them
and still there's nothing worth watching
T.V. is the reason why less than 10 per cent of our
Nation reads books daily
Why most people think Central America
means Kansas
Socialism means unamerican
and Apartheid is a new headache remedy
absorbed in it's world it's so hard to find us
It shapes our mind the most
maybe the mother of our Nation
should remind us
that we're sitting too close to...

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V. is
the stomping ground for political candidates
Where bears in the woods
are chased by Grecian Formula'd
bald eagles
T.V. is mechanized politic's
remote control over the masses
co-sponsored by environmentally safe gases
watch for the PBS special
It's the perpetuation of the two party system
where image takes precedence over wisdom
Where sound bite politics are served to
the fastfood culture
Where straight teeth in your mouth
are more important than the words
that come out of it
Race baiting is the way to get selected
Willie Horton or
Will he not get elected on...

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

T.V., is it the reflector or the director?
Does it imitate us
or do we imitate it

because a child watches 1500 murders before he's
twelve years old and we wonder why we've created
a Jason generation that learns to laugh
rather than to abhor the horror
T.V. is the place where
armchair generals and quarterbacks can
experience first hand
the excitement of warfare
as the theme song is sung in the background
Sugar sweet sitcoms
that leave us with a bad actor taste while
pop stars metamorphosize into soda pop stars
You saw the video
You heard the soundtrack
Well now go buy the soft drink
Well, the only cola that I support
would be a union C.O.L.A.(Cost Of Living Allowance)
On television

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

Back again, "New and improved"
We return to our irregularly programmed schedule
hidden cleverly between heavy breasted
beer and car commercials
CNNESPNABCTNT but mostly B.S.
Where oxymoronic language like
"virtually spotless", "fresh frozen"
"light yet filling" and "military intelligence"
have become standard
T.V. is the place where phrases are redefined
like "recession" to "necessary downturn"
"Crude oil" on a beach to "mousse"
"Civilian death" to "collateral damages"
and being killed by your own Army
is now called "friendly fire"
T.V. is the place where the pursuit
of happiness has become the pursuit of
trivia
Where toothpaste and cars have become
sex objects
Where imagination is sucked out of children
by a cathode ray nipple
T.V. is the only wet nurse
that would create a cripple

Television, the drug of the Nation
Breeding ignorance and feeding radiation

[ November 25, 2001: Message edited by: Jared ]


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posted 26 November 2001 12:13 AM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Black Butterflies (by Dawna Matrix)

i look at your face
you smile like a punch
i think of the good times
well thank you very much
it was murder and lace
but you were brave
and relied on how you used to feel

you say its late
i say i don't mind
and every kiss leaves me blind
i know that you're kind
so you stay away
come back here boy, i'm okay

CHORUS
so bring your black butterflies
across my blue sky
and teach me to hate you
lay me down with your wonder-why's
and maybe i can learn to cry
like you black butterflies

you draw me in
ask me to dance
it's a useless play on romance
these are the days
this is the time
when love can commit no crime
its innocent
i'm easily led
i've got nothing to do but love until I'm dead...

CHORUS

all night long my dreams are wild
i dream of writing on the wall
there's pictures of my face half-rotting
and you
the artist of it all
i love it all

i love it all
but I've got to pretend
that we can all have something in the end
you ask who I am
like you want to know
i'm a moment babe that happens to flow

Bring your black butterflies
across my blue sky
and teach me to hate you
lay me down with your wonder why's
don't ask if i love you
you should know that I love you
black butterfly
don't let me fly by
angels are just shadows on the sky


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archy
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posted 26 November 2001 12:48 AM      Profile for archy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
oh dawna matrix
this rules
as some of the young people say

those damn butterflies
get all the glamour

is there music
question mark


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posted 26 November 2001 06:34 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Of course there's music. Think mojave 3. If archy is in any way near Toronto, he may come to my housewarming and hear it first...feet. It is slow and sad. I will make a small space for you by the computer so that you can talk with everyone.

Mehitabel can come too. She will have to make friends with Inspector Schmeh, though. He is our wandering feline friend, who visits once each day.


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posted 26 November 2001 10:08 PM      Profile for carlo_in_stereo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Dawna Matrix>> being a huge mojave 3 fan, I'd really like to hear that.

The new silver jews record has not let me down with d.c. berman's amazing story writing.

From the song 'Tennessee':

Punk Rock died when the first kid said
"Punk's not dead, punk's not dead"
Louisville is death we've got to up and move
Because the dead...do not...improve.

Goodbye users and suckers and steady bad luckers
We're off to the land of club soda unbridled
We're off to the land of hot middle-aged women
We're off to the land whose blood runneth orange.


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posted 01 December 2001 08:25 PM      Profile for Dawna Matrix     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Me like. Welcome back.
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