Word Association!!

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A Scottish immigrant, Allan Pinkerton, established a security firm in Chicago in 1850 that specialized in strikebreaking for their large industrial magnate clients including another Scottish immigrant Andrew Carnegie. Another Scot, Sean Connery had a leading role in the film The Molly Maguires that depicted one of their more famous operations vs Irish coal miners in Pennsylvania. Connery plays the victim to the nefarious Pinkerton agent played by Richard Harris.
 
Regarding the Pinkerton thugs:

The Pinkertons inspired the term “private eye.”
The Pinkerton agency first made its name in the late-1850s for hunting down outlaws and providing private security for railroads. As the company’s profile grew, its iconic logo—a large, unblinking eye accompanied by the slogan “We Never Sleep”—gave rise to the term “private eye” as a nickname for detectives.
http://cdn.history.com/sites/2/2015/10/list-pinkerton-private-eye.jpg

 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
Besides Ian Fleming's ever famous James Bond, he's also got this musical fantasy film called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang based on his novel about an enchanted car.
 

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"Platinum Blonde"

A key to the development of the Sabooshsian physique az a jung adult wuz Hiz fixation on the Blondie album Eat To The Beat. We can all band together and thank Debbie Harry for her generous gift to humanity but AYCE buffet owners have her on the “Do Not Serve” lists.
 

Vcore89

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T.S. Eliot was the first writer to incorporate the word b u l l s h ! t in his poem in The Triumph of B u l l s h i t.
 
I was once blasting Shane MacGowan's "Donegal Express" in my car with the windows rolled down, waiting for the light to make a left turn on 15th St. & Camino Del Mar. I got strange looks from the people crossing in front of me.
 

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Today is the triumph of TTW b u l l s h i t by removing in total any reaction option. It’s not OK to not “like” others’ ideas.
 
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Recorded in Germany, Love to Love You, Baby, notable for its eye-watering 23 seconds of faked orgasm, which Donna Summer performed gyrating suggestively with her microphone stand, was considered so shocking that it was banned by the BBC and by radio stations in the United States.

Donna Summer later claimed to have been so embarrassed recording it that she demanded to be left alone in the studio with the lights dimmed, and she recalled that when she performed it live, it provoked riots: “I was in a tent in Italy, 5,000 men, almost no women and I was doing Love to Love You, Baby and I was fairly scantily clad ... And the guys got so ... wrapped up they began to push the stage back. And I had to run off the stage to my trailer out the back. And they came to the trailer and started to rock it. Five thousand guys in a little village in Italy! I just thought 'I’m going to die today, I’m not going to get out of here’.”

With the song banned on the airwaves, the record producers went to the discos, where it became an instant hit, establishing Donna Summer as “the First Lady of Lust”. The album Love to Love You, Baby — released in 1975 — became a Eurodisco favourite, but its title track also appealed to a much wider pop audience. In six weeks the album sold 400,000 copies.

Donna Summer’s work with the German-based Italian producer Giorgio Moroder introduced the world to a new sound. Combining his clinical but infectiously danceable computer rhythms with her lush and overtly sexual vocal delivery, it became the blueprint for much of the music that dominated the charts. By 1979, Donna Summer had clocked up 10 singles that sold a million or more copies, including the risqué I Feel Love, making her the biggest-selling female artist in the world.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/9273393/Donna-Summer.html




 

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Recorded in Germany, Love to Love You, Baby, notable for its eye-watering 23 seconds of faked orgasm, which Donna Summer performed gyrating suggestively with her microphone stand, was considered so shocking that it was banned by the BBC and by radio stations in the United States.

Donna Summer later claimed to have been so embarrassed recording it that she demanded to be left alone in the studio with the lights dimmed, and she recalled that when she performed it live, it provoked riots: “I was in a tent in Italy, 5,000 men, almost no women and I was doing Love to Love You, Baby and I was fairly scantily clad ... And the guys got so ... wrapped up they began to push the stage back. And I had to run off the stage to my trailer out the back. And they came to the trailer and started to rock it. Five thousand guys in a little village in Italy! I just thought 'I’m going to die today, I’m not going to get out of here’.”

With the song banned on the airwaves, the record producers went to the discos, where it became an instant hit, establishing Donna Summer as “the First Lady of Lust”. The album Love to Love You, Baby — released in 1975 — became a Eurodisco favourite, but its title track also appealed to a much wider pop audience. In six weeks the album sold 400,000 copies.

Donna Summer’s work with the German-based Italian producer Giorgio Moroder introduced the world to a new sound. Combining his clinical but infectiously danceable computer rhythms with her lush and overtly sexual vocal delivery, it became the blueprint for much of the music that dominated the charts. By 1979, Donna Summer had clocked up 10 singles that sold a million or more copies, including the risqué I Feel Love, making her the biggest-selling female artist in the world.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/music-obituaries/9273393/Donna-Summer.html




(y) The Summer of Love in 1967 and The Summer of Woodstock in 1969 sandwiched the tragic spring and summer of 1968 and its murders of MLK, RFK and the Chicago DNC riots. However, just two months before Woodstock in Greenwich Village there was the infamous Stonewall riots when police brutally raided the Stonewall Inn gay nightclub.
 
(y) The Summer of Love in 1967 and The Summer of Woodstock in 1969 sandwiched the tragic spring and summer of 1968 and its murders of MLK, RFK and the Chicago DNC riots. However, just two months before Woodstock in Greenwich Village there was the infamous Stonewall riots when police brutally raided the Stonewall Inn gay nightclub.
I recently saw a documentary on PBS about the development of gay rights and protections in Miami in the 1970s, and the Anita Bryant (who I had never heard of) rallies and backlash by the people who wanted to oppress other humans for finding love. It's ironic that under the banner of religion, some people have so much hate for others finding love. These were the same sort of "decency" rallies that followed the Doors Miami concert a few years earlier.
 

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I recently saw a documentary on PBS about the development of gay rights and protections in Miami in the 1970s, and the Anita Bryant (who I had never heard of) rallies and backlash by the people who wanted to oppress other humans for finding love. It's ironic that under the banner of religion, some people have so much hate for others finding love. These were the same sort of "decency" rallies that followed the Doors Miami concert a few years earlier.
(y) Anita Bryant would have been right up Roger Ailes’ alley as a Fox News “journalist” if she had been born a decade or two later...Miss America like Gretchen Carlson and very conservative.

The Loudest Voice In The Room has now concluded and I have to say it might be up there as some of Russell Crowe’s best work portraying the devil incarnate.
 
(y) Anita Bryant would have been right up Roger Ailes’ alley as a Fox News “journalist” if she had been born a decade or two later...Miss America like Gretchen Carlson and very conservative.

The Loudest Voice In The Room has now concluded and I have to say it might be up there as some of Russell Crowe’s best work portraying the devil incarnate.
^^^(y)(y)(y)^^^

"Showtime" Lakers >>> Kobe Bryant's time with the Lakers

 

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Laker Airways was an advertising client at one of the agencies a young stringytom worked at in NYC. I even met Sir Freddie Laker, who started his budget rate airline in the 60s but had been involved in making a £ or two in flying all the way back to the days of the Berlin airlift.
 

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Pistol Pete celebrated his 48th birthday on Monday, along with 21 candles for “The Little Kid Who Doesn’t Know How To Fight.”
 

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The Greek tragedies of John Hughes films set in Chicago.
The plot of one of my favorite comedies of all time, Some Like It Hot, starts in Chicago but moves to “Florida” for much of the film. I put Florida in quotation marks because the location shooting took place in sunny San Diego long before the birth of the city’s current famous resident Bageler.
 
The plot of one of my favorite comedies of all time, Some Like It Hot, starts in Chicago but moves to “Florida” for much of the film. I put Florida in quotation marks because the location shooting took place in sunny San Diego long before the birth of the city’s current famous resident Bageler.
I have been to Hotel del Coronado a few times, and once took a series of black & white photos of the building (with a female friend as the model) which I still have.




Speaking of Marlilyn Monroe, a girl I knew in L.A. invited me to party at a house in the Hollywood Hills where Marilyn briefly lived. I slept in the back yard that night. I also stumbled past the small Westwood cemetery with Marilyn Monroe one morning. I was hung-over and paid a visit. She's in a row of unassuming tombs.
this was kinda freaked up (considering ringo was 33 at the time)

then again Mick appears to have had a little (not brian) 'epstein' streak in him...
Most bands get screwed by the record companies with big advances and then huge fabricated deductions for expenses. They become touring indentured servants to the label. The Rolling Stones were no exception, and when they owed the label a final song, they gave them something they knew the label couldn't release.
 
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this was kinda freaked up (considering ringo was 33 at the time)

then again Mick appears to have had a little (not brian) 'epstein' streak in him...
You’re Sixteen was written in 1960 by the two songwriter brothers Richard and Robert Sherman, who were both in their 30s. Also, Chuck Berry was in his early 30s when he wrote and recorded Sweet Little Sixteen.

A young Robert Zimmerman said it best...”The times they are a-changing!”
 
^^^ lol

*running with this via my peabrain processing*

this could turn into a "how low can you go?" numerical/chronological form of "Name That Tune" ........"16!!. (ringo/chuck b.) .....do I hear 15?!!.(stones)........how 'bout 14?....do I hear 14?!!!"

Jerry Lee Lewis said:
"13!!!" ...... my (1st cousin-removed) wife is fcking 13!!!!"
 
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^^^ lol

*running with this via my peabrain processing*

this could turn into a "how low can you go?" numerical/chronological form of "Name That Tune" ........"16!!. (ringo/chuck b.) .....do I hear 15?!!.(stones)........how 'bout 14?....do I hear 14?!!!"
Did you know Agatha Christie was openly criticized at one point as being racist? The author released her work in the U.K. in the 1930s with a racial epithet in its title so the American title when published became the last line of the minstrel song And Then There Were None. Had it been released with the song title that plays a big part of the plot, it would have been titled Ten Little N-word. It only was renamed Ten Little Indians in U.S pocketbook editions in 1940.

Knowing Sabooshs now, I find the new title oxymoronic because even ten little Indians wood knot match Hiz size.
 
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*running with this via my peabrain processing*

this could turn into a "how low can you go?" numerical/chronological form of "Name That Tune" ........"16!!. (ringo/chuck b.) .....do I hear 15?!!.(stones)........how 'bout 14?....do I hear 14?!!!"
Did you know Agatha Christie was openly criticized at one point as being racist? The author released her work in the U.K. in the 1930s with a racial epithet in its title so the American title when published became the last line of the minstrel song And Then There Were None. Had it been released with the song title that plays a big part of the plot, it would have been titled Ten Little N-word. It only was renamed Ten Little Indians in U.S pocketbook editions in 1940.
Marty: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty: Why don’t you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel: (pause) These go to eleven.


 

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Jim Brown abruptly retired from his prolific career as the greatest running back in NFL history to take a starring role in the film The Dirty Dozen.
 
Did you know Agatha Christie was openly criticized at one point as being racist? The author released her work in the U.K. in the 1930s with a racial epithet in its title so the American title when published became the last line of the minstrel song And Then There Were None. Had it been released with the song title that plays a big part of the plot, it would have been titled Ten Little N-word. It only was renamed Ten Little Indians in U.S pocketbook editions in 1940.

Knowing Sabooshs now, I find the new title oxymoronic because even ten little Indians wood knot match Hiz size.
Didn't know that distressing piece of information but not surprising given the cavalier racist zeitgeist of the times (e.g. the cringe-worthy "lines" serving as dialogue in popular movies).

On a brighter 'Native American' note, I'm more familiar with this songwriting gem (presented in the narrative form):

Marty: Put it up to eleven.
Nigel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.
Marty: Why don’t you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?
Nigel: (pause) These go to eleven.


^ +100. Another gem. I first watched Spinal Tap and got the 150 jokes.....I watched it again and realized I missed the other 150 jokes : )

Years back, took the missus to a (real) "Spinal Tap" concert at Carnegie Hall. Caught wind of Tap's limited tour (8 dates) early and was able to snare a pair of great seats. The "opening act" were the same guys playing the faux Kingston Trio group they portrayed in their movie "Searching for Guffman" which concluded with them--as their encore--covering the Stone's "Start Me Up" with them ending the song by singing the line "you'd make a dead man cum" in a 3-part harmony (think: 3 stooges "hello....hello.....hello......hello!"). Wet your pants funny.

Sitting nearby in our (2nd) row were the 'celebs' Elvis Costello Jamie Lee Curtis (Christopher Guest's wife), guitarist Keith Bullock, etc. When the lads (as Spinal Tap) came out they invited a number of these 'guest artists' to come up to the stage to do a couple of their own numbers (Paul Shafer was the house keyboardist).
The Stonehenge Scene: in front of us were a group of young "cool Millennial types" and when the dwarfs from the Stonehenge scene came wheeling a garment-hanger-on-wheels with the mini 'Stonehenge' suspended on it, the 'cool millennials' attempted to reach out to them as "hey brah!"..........turns out the dwarfs were like "eff you, you entitled brats!" and promptly flicked cigarette butts at the group, flipping them off, etc. . It was hilarious.....the 'adults' all around roared........the millennials were looking for the nearest hole to hide in...
 
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^ +100. Another gem. I first watched Spinal Tap and got the 150 jokes.....I watched it again and realized I missed the other 150 jokes : )

Years back, took the missus to a (real) "Spinal Tap" concert at Carnegie Hall. Caught wind of Tap's limited tour (8 dates) early and was able to snare a pair of great seats. The "opening act" were the same guys playing the faux Kingston Trio group they portrayed in their movie "Searching for Guffman" which concluded with them--as their encore--covering the Stone's "Start Me Up" with them ending the song by singing the line "you'd make a dead man cum" in a 3-part harmony (think: 3 stooges "hello....hello.....hello......hello!"). Wet your pants funny.

Sitting nearby in our (2nd) row were the 'celebs' Elvis Costello Jamie Lee Curtis (Christopher Guest's wife), guitarist Keith Bullock, etc. When the lads (as Spinal Tap) came out they invited a number of these 'guest artists' to come up to the stage to do a couple of their own numbers (Paul Shafer was the house keyboardist).
The Stonehenge Scene: in front of us were a group of young "cool Millennial types" and when the dwarfs from the Stonehenge scene came wheeling a garment-hanger-on-wheels with the mini 'Stonehenge' suspended on it, the 'cool millennials' attempted to reach out to them as "hey brah!"..........turns out the dwarfs were like "eff you, you entitled brats!" and promptly flicked cigarette butts at the group, flipping them off, etc. . It was hilarious.....the 'adults' all around roared........the millennials were looking for the nearest hole to hide in...
That sound like a great night. I met Elvis Costello backstage at the 1999 Guinness Fleadh at Golden Gate Park, and had a nice, pretty long conversation. The Sunset Strip was full of guys that could have been out of "Spinal Tap" in the late 1980s. I spent a lot of time on the Sunset Strip pretty much the whole decade of the 1990s. I was in L.A. and Europe most of the decade. In the early 1990s, you would often see lost remnants of the hair band scene at the Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Strip.


 

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My first date in NYC included cocktails at The Rainbow Room on the 65th floor of 30 Rock. This was long before The Dude so I probably would have ordered my Caucasians to be White instead of Black.
 
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