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  1. Vcore89

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    How everyone named Rodge or Freddy can solve the Raphael puzzle.:)
     
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    Everywhere you look, there they are!!!

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    Love Didn't Keep 'Em Together

    Rivaling the loss of John Lennon, the rock world was shocked, rocked and utimately saddened by the news that "The Captain & Tennille" are divorcing after 39 blissful years.

    Apparently she 'broadsided' the Captain with divorce papers; the Captain saying that he "can't figure it out" and that he "has to get to the bottom of this."

    The duo whose legendary works include "Love Will Keep Us Together," "Muskrat Love" and the greasy, suggestive wedding reception standard "Do That To Me One More Time" had stopped performing especially after Tennille in a move reeking of douchebaggery made mention in her blogs of Darrell's (the 'Captain') Parkinson's Disease-related tremors as being so bad he was embarrassed and ashamed to go out in public (class move there, Toni).

    The Captain was due to release his new solo CD entitled: "WiTH a hAt LiKe tHis, oF cOUrSE i'M gAy!" (not that there's anything wrong with that) : )
     
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    Sad news. Thanks, DP.
    Hashtagdevastated.

    Since the mid-seventies as a kindergartener, i have gained inspiration, garnered wisdom and basically lived by their music. Most of the relationship advice i have given over the years has been based on the refrain, "love, love will keep us together"

    What'll i do now? I pray for our society.
     
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    How can it get any worse? Next you'll tell me the eternally happy pair of Kris & Bruce Jenner are ready to split! Oh, wait...:twisted:
     
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    I guess you are ignorant to the existence of ckassic músic composer henryk gorecki.
     
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    now that is the truth...

    Search: Key Word(s): goon ; Posts Made By: Wolfman Jack
    Showing results 1 to 25 of 25

    Search: Key Word(s): goon ; Posts Made By: TheLoneWolf
    Showing results 1 to 25 of 51
     
  9. Forehand Of Doom

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    I got introduced to that term by TheLoneWolf, yes! That guy used to ise it almost coinstantly, and I have since embraced it. It's a hilarious term.

    Do you think TheLoneWolf and Wolfman Jack were the same person?
     
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    Most people don't know who Henryk Gorecki is. Probably just some pompous modernist a la Bela Bartok?
     
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    Hey, goon of doom ! You must be enjoying yourself today. Anyway, i am happy for you folk on the other side.

    btw, even that other goon ksbh used to keep using the word goon. Took me back to when i was five or six and used to read Enid Blyton. Came across the word "goon" there. I guess you read Blyton nowadays :)

    Gorecki is a fantastic composer. His Symphony #3 is one my absolute favorites. I choked when i heard it the first time. The CD was gifted to me by an American pianist friend decades ago who currently is dying of pancreatic cancer.
     
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    Justin Bieber just got out of jail and needs a new Ferrari. Kids and parents please take note
     
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    'Tis a "sorrowful song" indeed that would mirror my ignorant existence. I learned something today. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    How are you doing, Senti?

    Sorry about Federer. I am happy because Nadal won, but feel like this was the closing of an era and feel a little down because of it. I think Federer played a fantastic first set, but then he blew it and lost his belief. I hope he can go back to being Top 3, that would be good for tennis.

    Enid Blyton is a writer for teenage girls, isn't she? In that case, my use of the word "goon", borrowed from Sir TLW, is rather appropriate, since it's mostly teenage girls like Annie and Gorecki that seem to be my target audience (with notable exceptions, dear sir).

    Thank you for recommending Gorecki's work. I'll get a copy of it. I'm not foreign to modern composers (Alban Berg being one of my favorites), but somehow when I see the name "Gorecki" I cringe. I'm very sorry to hear about your pianist friend, Senti. I hope he will be well.
     
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    just to make it clear. I meant no harm in my previous post and i am glad you enjoyed the simphony nr 3
     
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    You are so daft you didn't even get senti's shot to you about enyd ..

    May god have mercy on you lonely brain cell
     
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    His brain cell isn't lonely...he communicates with the one Remaining one of mine!:twisted:
     
  18. Gorecki

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    Gertrude stein would say a goon is a goon is a goon....
     
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    Goonery and buffoonery share many similar traits!
     
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    I hope not. I think she wrote for toddlers. These were series like The Famous Five and Secret Seven. Bunch of five kids who solved mysteries in the neighbourhood. Very innocent stuff. I guess you must have been reading Kant or Shopenhauer in your fives and sixes.

    I hope you don't think Hardy Boys was for teenage girls, too since I read those after Famous Five.
     
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    I'm pretty sure almost everyone knows who Bela Bartok is...

    Wait, goon's a really popular word. You're saying you didn't hear of it until TLW told you about it?
     
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    When I think about sunrise in Copenhagen on a nice summer weekend day, I can't help thinking about drunk Swedes in various states of consciousness.
     
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    Ignorance is blissfully superior to stupidity...you can't fix the latter!

    No harm, no foul in all these playful jabs we trade!
     
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    Ignorance of one's stupidity is far worse than just one of the two :)

    Ignorance of one's ignorance is also pretty bad.
     
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    Ignorance can be fixed. Stupidity can be fixed. Stubbornness to fix ignorance and stupidity is a cul-de-sac.
     
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    Yes, I know Senti is a devious foe who continues to take cheap shots at me, dear friend. I find the best way to deal with trolls of Senti's caliber is to ignore them and move on, however. ;)

    Thank you for your warning though! I'll be more vigilant next time.

    Does tis mean u wan to be freinds now? LOLZ!

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    Indeed, and its always a pleasure, sir! :)

    Lord Gorecki should know that when you only have one brain cell it's always tough work even to tie your sholelaces, especially if your brain cell has a 1HBH. :twisted:
     
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    Who is Gertrude Stein? Is that Ronaldinha's night stand reading, or one of your former girlfriends? :confused:
     
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    I am mildly familiar with Enyd Blyton, I didn't know whether it was teenage girls, toddlers, or adults like Gorecki that she wrote for.

    When you say a bunch of five kids who solved mysteries in the neighborhood being innocent, do you mean mysteries like who stole Mrs. Smythe's apple pie from her window sill? No decapitated corpses floating down the Thames? ;)

    Ah, the Hardy Boys, yes! Incidentally, Gorecki has a 12 month suscription for Hardy Boys Magazine. :lol:
     
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    I'm pretty sure over 95% of the population has no idea who Bela Bartok is. What country are you from, that you have so much trust in your fellow citizen's knowledge of modern classic music composers?


    I recall having heard that word uttered by Homer Simpson in one episode of The Simpsons, but not to the degree that TLW used it. Maybe the word "goon" became more popular thanks to TLW? :lol:
     
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    Dear Senti, here I must disagree with your first statement. Ignorance of one's stupidity is not only desirable, but also almost universally unavoidable. As for its desirability, I will point to that Sophocles quote from the "10 Things that make you happy" thread. ;)
     
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    Wet-nosed, sloppy kisses I receive daily upon waking up and then returning home after a long day's work from my two devilish angels are confirmation of this statement!
     
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    No, you can't fix "stupid"!
     
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    Good ol' USA.

    Then again, people are idiots, so you might be right.

    (Yes, I am a pretentious @$$hole.)

    Maybe not popular in usage, but pretty well-known.
     
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    Surely duck tape could do something about it, no? :)
     
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    If it's the USA you are talking about, then I say over 99% of people don't know who Bela Bartok is. I'm almost positive about this.

    Yes, goon is a known word, just not used that often as you say. I think the actual definition is similar to "thug", but I always took it to have an added connotation of stupidity attached to it.
     
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    Well, as I said, people are idiots. They think that music by Little Wane or Snoop Dog or Bieber is good.

    Right. But that kinda proves Stringer's point, doesn't it? ;)
     
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    You poor pathetic excuse of a human being...

    So mind numbingly ignorant and daft you dont even get it when you are being slapped at left and right. All while thinking you are very bright and funny. news flash Goon.. you are not!


    Always resorting to the same xenophobic jokes and homophobic rants trying to vent your frustation for your closeted homosexual fantasy about gonads the doper and your sad life as a luggage carrier in some dim airport hangar from where i guess from you current posting activity you still got fired.... getting banned time and again from this forum.

    I'm starting to pitty you.... real pitty...


    Come to think of it.... im not....
     
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    Oooooooohhhhh!

    Kitty got claws!

    MEOWWWWW!

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    LOL
     
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    This "duck tape" you speak of...if it an old-school type of recording of Donald Duck or Duck Dynasty, yes it can temporarily mend "stupid" by the opiate of humor or making oneself feel superior in intellect to those depicted. However, if you're referring to the eighth wonder of the world, i.e. "duct tape"...I wouldn't waste any of my precious Gorilla rolls on trying to fix the "stupid" I deal with daily!
     
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    I like the way you describe humor as an opiate. And to think that religion was banned in the Soviet Union when they should have gone after Yakov Smirnoff!

    The duck tape (aka Duct Tape) reference is a common family joke that goes back to an Oregon trip in a trailer home where everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. I think that when we got back approximately 10% of the trailer was duck tape by weight. :lol:

    You must hear some unbelievable things in your cab, don't you? I've heard stories from talking to cab drivers a few times, and it sounds like there is some crazy stuff you guys have to witness (or hear) on occasion. :)
     
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    The "stupid" I refer to that I encounter on my pedicab travails are not generally my fares but the riff raff that attempt to compete with me. It is a colony of derelicts that clutter our workplace with the most moronic behavior imaginable, all fueled by greed and a lack of concern for the well-being of passengers, pedestrians and other drivers. It is a pure miracle that fatalities have not occurred at the hands of these goons during my nearly three years of activity in the business. Sadly, that is probably what must happen to catalyze some very needed regulatory action from the authorities that should be monitoring them more closely.

    As to my passengers, I operate in an area dominated by business travelers attending conventions. They, for the most part, keep an even keel so there's not a lot of craziness but the closer to closing hours of the bars and nightclubs, the more "fun" happens! Let's just say I need to do some dry cleaning of cold-weather blankets from time to time after frisky liaisons on the way back to the hotel rooms! As God said after He found out Eve had jumped in the ocean, "How do I get rid of that fishy smell???":twisted:
     
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    When I was a little kid, my father worked at an Embassy in Asia. One day my mother thought I would enjoy taking a pedicab. I was terrified as cars, cabs, and buses zoomed by.

    My last pedicab ride was years ago in Beijing, when I had a big blister on my foot. I was at the Friendship Store and needed to meet some people at the John Bull Pub.

    The pedicab driver was amazing. I almost had whiplash when he accelerated into traffic. He was in a Rafael Nadal beast mode. I gave him a very big tip and thanked him in Mandarin. The people I met were amused that I arrived in a pedicab. Pedicabs are a cool mode of transportation.
     
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    Today is India's Republic Day.

    Yes, Forehand of Goon.
    I cannot remember the details but i guess they solved small time crimes like a theft or something missing. But not as innocent as where did Aunt Melba's freshly baked cookies go :)

    That line of yours reminds me of this wonderful cartoon program I used to see with my nieces. It could have been Noddy. I wish I knew what cartoon it was. It was a very innocent world. In one episode the bad thing that happened was a flat tire! In another some lady had put a freshly baked batch of cookies on her window sill to cool and the plate vanished. Of course, when they found the culprit all was forgiven and everyone went home happy. Nothing really bad ever happened in that program. There were no bad guys.

    In my ideal world that's how all movies books etc would be. I just saw a wonderful movie that captures the innocence of children during the war. Forbidden Games (French). You can download it from kickass torrents. Reminds me also of the Graveyard of the Fireflies. And My Neighbor Totoro.

    In the beginning of Forbidden Games, I was thinking of StringerTom since the little girl has a dog she loves a lot and is protecting it from the bombs.
     
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    Talking of the word "goon", which is a word i use lovingly/affectionately due to its associations with my childhood (Blyton books), there is a similar word in my lingo "goonda" which I have often thought might derive from goon. Or vice versa.

    My laptop's dictionary has both words, but does not show a link.
     
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    Before the FOD/Gorecki imbroglio, the most common usage of "goon" for me was in reference to the ice hockey players in the NHL responsible for protecting star players. Low in pure hockey skills but adept at pugilism, the goon was exemplified in the 70's/80's by the Philadelphia Flyers' Dave "The Hammer" Schultz. I've also seen the "goon" term thrown around in Rankin's "Rebus" series of novels when describing the henchmen of the evil villain crime boss Cafferty.
     
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    Those Hockey goons! Good call stringertom. That term reminds me of the NBA's Bill Laimbeer. He would often play the "enforcer" role on the court. I think the word "buffoon" is hilarious! It just sounds so funny to me.
     
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    If there's only one buffoon in an orchestra, will he be automatically assigned to play the bassoon???:twisted:
     

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