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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2003, 03:08:53 pm »

What's group W?

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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2003, 12:07:35 am »

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which makes them tioys for me, at least according to Primat... Hmm, I wonder if I should change my name to "Umgah Bob".....


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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2003, 12:19:34 am »

Unfortunately, I am unable. It would be to betray my kind.

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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2003, 03:32:08 am »

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What's group W?


I was afraid that was a bit obscure of a reference. It was from a song called "Alice's Resutraunt" by Arlo Guthry, but don't quote me on the spelling. It was a war protest and when Arlo was being drafted his "criminal" history including a pile of garbage and a weekend at Alice's Resturaunt condemned him to sit on the Group W bench with all the other criminals. Father stabbers. Mother rapers. Mother stabbers. Father rapers. Father rapers, right there on the group W bench. And when he told them that he had been put there for littering, they all kinda moved away from him on the group W bench.

You aught to listen to it. It's funny.
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2003, 07:26:32 pm »

Hmmm...Arlo Guthrie...lets see...

That makes you somewhere in the range of 40-50 years old?

Or just a nostalgic youth?
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« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2003, 11:19:33 pm »

Well Titan A.E. had Planet Bob, so why should "Toys for Bob" have a meaning? Bob is just a marvelous name; How can you resist?
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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2003, 12:08:49 am »

Maybe they're helping Bob while away his time when he's trapped, helpless to prevent Hexadecimal and Megabyte from taking over the mainframe despite the best efforts of AndrAIa and whatshisname*.

I bet you didn't know that Star Control is also secretly an antivirus program!

(which reminds me, I once used my wordprocessor to kill a worm by overwriting it -- something my file manager refused to do on its own)

* Enzo? Hmm.. that's the name of the mafia head in Snow Crash. Maybe they share their name. And Enzo isn't computer related. Oh well, I bet someone around here wil know.
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« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2003, 01:45:01 am »

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Hmmm...Arlo Guthrie...lets see...

That makes you somewhere in the range of 40-50 years old?

Or just a nostalgic youth?


Well cultured ... youth-ish. 26.
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« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2003, 09:50:11 pm »

Lyrics to Alice's Restaurant.

http://www.arlo.net/lyrics/alices.shtml

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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2003, 06:09:46 am »

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Lyrics to Alice's Restaurant.

http://www.arlo.net/lyrics/alices.shtml


Anyone, and I mean anyone, on this forum who will read the entire lyrics to Alice's Resturaunt first time, just to find out what I'm talking about when I mention the group W bench, is in my humble opinion, stark raving mad, and at the same time has my awe.

I mean, I'm reading it all the way through, yeah. But it's kinda nostalga for me.

Now, it's not entirely complete. It misses the part in the draft office where he jumps up and down yelling "Kill, KILL, KILL," but it's got the group W bench and the moving away on the group W bench, so it'll do.
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« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2003, 09:31:37 pm »

The part in the draft office with KILL KILL KILL is in there...

This is one weird song.
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« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2003, 02:51:40 am »

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The part in the draft office with KILL KILL KILL is in there...

This is one weird song.


Yeah, yeah it is. It was kinda a war protest song. You should hear it sung, or rather monologued, my Arlo. He pauses and studders so well. Not that that makes it any less wierd. Just funnier.
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« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2003, 02:06:00 pm »

Yeah actually it's funnier to hear him perform it than to read it.  Not sure of where you could hear the whole thing easily though (it's around 17 minutes if I recall the last time I heard it - that would translate to a BIG MP3 if it were ripped down).   If anyone had any ideas it might be interesting just so people can hear what we're talking about.
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« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2003, 01:45:23 am »

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The part in the draft office with KILL KILL KILL is in there...

This is one weird song.


I got to thinking there's really a lot of wierd songs from that time (the 60's, Vietnam, Protest songs, etc).  I'd have to think of all the good wierd ones...another one I just thought of was one by Country Joe & The Fish called "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag"

http://www.countryjoe.com/rag.htm
(you can actually listen to the song on this page using RealAudio)


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