List in this direction, mateys! Thanks to Pike and his “I like lists” blog title—It’s a REAL list blog!

Share your list here with utter abandon: List your passions, list your hatreds; list your groceries; list your past loves. List your top five restored Chevys (tikicult)! …Or your favorite authors or ingredients for your favorite meal (refriedgringo). List the best or least known traits about your person. List the worst traits about your person. List yesterday’s tasks or tomorrow’s dreams. List your favorite films, or list the worst films ever made.

Abandon dualism altogether, and list your top twenty ambivalences!

Somewhere in cyberspace, PistolPete has begun with relish and a devilish glint in his peepers the all time to beat all, philosophically pure, top ten reasons to hate San Diego, as surely as magicsfive has penned with deep sigh her top ten for loving and missing San Diego. Let’s hear them!

Pike has a list of bike parts and ads, comics, and tasty dishes; antigeekess or singleandawesome a list of dating don’ts and do-s! Under his doggy bed or deep within his briefcase, SurfPuppy has lovingly scribbled his favorite doggy treats or legal torts—and Duhbya’s top five witty retorts. Russl’s favorite albums or lines from the Marquis de Sade; Nan her favorite haunts and loves, and Cuddlefish her family traditions and deep sea confessions. Certainly fumbler has a top ten reasons for loving/hating Fred, who must have a list of Czech beers to rival gofurry’s Courbets and German brews!

Or—guess each other’s lists! You get the point, folks.

To start us off, Walt Whitman, of course—that great, blowsy, lover of catalogues—his favorite subject to list? Why, himself!

Walt Whitman, a kosmos, of Manhattan the son, Turbulent, fleshy, sensual, eating, drinking and breeding, No sentimentalist, no stander above men and women or apart from them, No more modest than immodest.

[…And we’ll let Walt ‘finish,’ last, from many pages later, ‘cause we love these lines]

The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me, he complains of my gab and my loitering.

I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 9:57 a.m.

Here is one of my favorite catalogues from Robert Smithson, from a questionnaire put together by Irving Sandler.

It is altogether appropriate for our purposes, as it is, in essence, a parody of a request for a list!

Q: Is there a sensibility of the 1960s? If so, how would you characterize it?

There is not one sensibility of the 60s, but ten sensibilities of the 60s.

  1. The sensibility of momentary boredom.
  2. The sensibility of inauthentic boredom.
  3. The sensibility of Habit.
  4. The sensibility of monotonous and wholesome plagiarism.
  5. The sensibility of involuntary memory.
  6. The sensibility of stupefying adjustments and readjustments.
  7. The sensibility of the dynamics of banality.
  8. The sensibility of frozen time.
  9. The sensibility of neither tomorrow nor yesterday.
  10. The sensibility of stale thoughts.
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nan shartel Oct. 8, 2009 @ 10:09 a.m.

i'll take 5 of the banalities and one frozen time please...with sprinkles

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CuddleFish Oct. 8, 2009 @ 10:20 a.m.

LOL Nan!!

I liked Letterman's Top Ten Lists, I like list poems, I like Sei Shonagon's List of Hateful Things, I like Billboards Top Ten Hits, I like the NYTimes Top Ten Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers.

There you go!!

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 10:32 a.m.

What is Sei Shonagon's List of Hateful Things, Cuddlefish, and why do you like it (if I may ask? :)

And Nan, would you like Coolwhip or real whipped cream on that frozen time?

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:01 a.m.

Ah ha, coming right up, ma'am!

Now, there is just the small matter of the check--a tiny list, perhaps?

A tiny list outlining how/when/what/why about the "who" we know to be Tom Robbins?

Tell me about that Robbins, and you'll get yer Baskins, Lady! :)

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:33 a.m.

These are the best, biggest PMS rants--ever--thanks, Cuddle! I love the frequent conclusion of "oh, how hateful!" I'm going to have to copy down a few for our lazier readers, who may be unable to lift their finger to click on the link (really, how distasteful!):

  • One is just about to be told some interesting piece of news when a baby starts crying.

  • One has gone to bed and is about to doze off when a mosquito appears, announcing himself in a reedy voice. One can actually feel the wind made by his wings, and, slight though it is, one finds it hateful in the extreme.

  • A carriage passes by with a nasty, creaking noise. Annoying to think that the passengers may not even be aware of this! If I am traveling in someone's carriage and I hear it creaking, I dislike not only the noise but the owner of the carriage.

  • Indeed, one's attachment to a man depends largely onthe elegance of his leave-taking. When he jumps out of bed, scurries about the room, tightly fastens his trouser-sash, rolls up the sleeves of his Court cloak, over-robe, or hunting costume, stuffs his belongings into the breast of his robe and then briskly secures the outer sash -- one really begins to hate him.

and this one has got to be the best!

  • Fleas too, are very hateful. When they dance about under someone's clothes, they really seem to be lifting them up.
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CuddleFish Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:36 a.m.

Isn't it the most fun list ever? But really, who doesn't have a similar list? Or at least, I probably have a list of hateful things just as long as this one!

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:06 p.m.

Ten Places I Wish I Were Other Than At This Keyboard: 1.-http://tinyurl.com/HOME01 2.-In someone's arms. 3.-In someone's bed. 4.-http://tinyurl.com/HOME02 5.-http://tinyurl.com/1978-again 6.-Burger King. I loves me some Whoppers!!! 7.-Working somewhere. 8.-Chicago. Deep in the Loop. 9.-On a beach in the tropics with a stiff mojito in my hand. 10.-In a bar downtown with my friends from the Reader.

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:08 p.m.

That's the last time I use tinyurl....lol

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:10 p.m.

Well, #10 can be arranged for sure. We did a Reader meet up a few months ago, and there are certainly more folk gathering. Let's figure something out, peeps!

For #7: What kind of job would you have Pete?

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David Dodd Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:10 p.m.

Today's grocery list:

  • 6.6 pounds pork shoulder
  • 36 California chiles
  • 12 tomatillos
  • 15 jalapeño peppers
  • pkg. corn starch
  • 2 dozen flour tortillas
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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:13 p.m.

Not sure,SD. At this point,shoveling horses*** would be an improvement. Somewhere that I didn't have to deal with the public would be nice.

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:14 p.m.

Simmered shredded pork tacos with guajillo/tomatillo sauce?

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:16 p.m.

Best thing about Mexican food? Easy to make. Worst thing about Mexican food? Easy to make. I love Mexican food but find it kind of blah and boring. Then again,the same thing can be said of all food.

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David Dodd Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:17 p.m.

Pork in green chile, for burritos. Freezable. I already have the onions and the spices.

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:27 p.m.

"Simple" and "easy" are different things, there Gunslinger.

(Partial) List of (Amazing) Simple Foods Which Are Not (Strictly Speaking) Easy to Prepare:

Seared Diver Scallops Italian Meringue Barbecue Ribs Pot au Feu Osso Bucco Duck Confit Mayonnaise

All of these things are very straightforward in the preparation, yet require precision and a certain touch to make really PERFECTLY.

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CuddleFish Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:28 p.m.

Ooooh, recipe please, RG!!! I miss my grandmother's guajillo!

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David Dodd Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:30 p.m.

Pete, there are plenty of Mexican dishes that you won't find in the U.S., some are complex. Sopes, for example, while not complex, are something you don't often see over there. A lot of the dishes that use the guajillo chile, like birria, or caldo de siete mares. Mole is very involved, not easy to make at all.

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:36 p.m.

I guess my caucasianess is showing. :-D Back to the barrio and 'hood for me!

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:36 p.m.

Hear ya on that one, Pete! At the moment, I can't think of anything but night security guard, but I am pretty braindead after an all nighter catching up on work. I thank the gods that I am able to work from home, alone, with nary a Big Brother or Castle attendant over my shoulder... What jobs have you done? Would you care to list them? :)

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:36 p.m.

Simple dishes, when done right, are the BEST. For example, a velvety poached egg sitting atop a perfect mushroom ragout. When done wrong, simple dishes are the WORST. Over cook that egg and slap the rubbery puck on top of a pile of undercooked and over-salted 'shrooms and you'll see what I mean.

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:41 p.m.

1.-Paper delivery boy 2.-Dishwasher 3.-Waiter(and not a very good one) 4.-Laborer(ironic for a title,right?) 5.-Cashier 6.-Gigolo(ok,I wasn't a gigolo but I'd bet $$$ to doughnuts,I'd make a great one) 7.-Grill cook 8.-Roofer 9.-Plumber's assistant 10.-Prep cook

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:43 p.m.

As a passable home cook, with a taste for some finer foods and ingredients, I am most proud of:

  1. My silken, perfectly poached eggs

  2. My drunken vegetarian chili, with a whole bottle of shiraz in it.

  3. My luscious avocado enchiladas with spicy chipotle and cilantro crema. (usu. made with Fallbrook Hass avos from family trees).

Least proud of:

  1. My clumsily rolled sushi maki rolls

  2. My pizza dough. Always turns out badly.

  3. Any souffle I have ever attempted.

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:46 p.m.

Cuddlefish:

Guajillo Sauce, refriedgringo style:

Take fifteen dried guajillo chilies and cook them, slowly, for a few hours. Add a cut-up onion, some salt, and a couple of minced tooths of garlic. Throw it all in a blender and strain. Add the chupacabra or bat (or whatever meat you happen to have on hand) to a pot, along with the salsa, and add four cups of water. Cook for three hours on very low heat. Fall in love. Serve with tortillas (hot, fresh), and lime slices, along with some chopped cilantro.

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:49 p.m.

"10.-Prep cook"

Pikey, know of any restaurant jobs for Pete?

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:53 p.m.

My roommate is trying to hook me up with a job at either the O-Side or the Esco Sizzler as a dishwasher or at least in the kitchen. I've always enjoyed BOH restaurant jobs.

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:54 p.m.

Not off-hand, sadly. It was hard enough for me to get a job making pizza in this here recession we seem to have--and I'm a fine dining baker type!

Anyways, SD, your pizza dough doesn't turn out right because access to good, High Gluten flower....isn't. Maybe you have some, but this is my guess.

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 12:55 p.m.

I come from a long line of cooks. Unfortunetely,I'm like my father. All I know how to make are prison burritos.

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 1:02 p.m.

re: #32: Bob's Red Mill?

Yikes! What's in prison burritos? List, please :)

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 1:13 p.m.

1 Package of tortillas 4 Packages of Ramen noodles(any flavor to your liking) 1 Bag of Doritos(any flavor to your liking) 1 Can of Frito-Lay cheese dip OR 1 Can of cheese(any flavor to your liking) 1 Small beef or pork summer sausage 1 Can of chiles

In small Tupperware container,mix sausage,chesse,chiles and crumbled up doritos.

In large Tupperware container,get "hot"water from spigot on coffee brewer. Mix in packages of Ramen noodles. Let sit 30 minutes. Drain. Mix in seasoning.

Mix small Tupperware contents into large Tupperware contents.

Forget you need a third Tupperware bowl and offer to give handjob for one. Get more hot water and stick tortillas in water. Let soak for 10 minutes.

Take tortillas out of plastic and VOILA!!! Prison burritos. Enjoy.

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 1:18 p.m.

Well, if you are getting HG flour into the mix, have you tried letting it sit for 2-3 days at refrigerator temperature?

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Joe Poutous Oct. 8, 2009 @ 1:32 p.m.

Joe's Top Stolen List:

Annie: What do you believe in then?

Crash: Well, I believe in the soul. The cock. The pussy. The small of a woman's back. The hanging curveball. High fiber. Good scotch. That the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a Constitution Amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas eve. And I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days...Goodnight. [He exits]

Annie: Oh my.

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 1:32 p.m.

re: #35: Where's the Ro-tel??!! :)

Can of cheese? What on earth is a can of cheese?

Ramen noodles. That is a most interesting consistency you got going there, Pete. I might just try it for the sheer madness of it--thankfully no handjob will be necessary--think I'm covered on the mixing bowls. And will replace the meat with soy sausage.

re: #36: Will try the 2-3 day rest for the dough. That will give me enough time to tackle the prison burritos :)

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David Dodd Oct. 8, 2009 @ 1:37 p.m.

Bull Durham is on my top ten list of the greatest movies ever.

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CuddleFish Oct. 8, 2009 @ 1:38 p.m.

Thanks for the recipe, RG! Ate the last chupacabra some time back, and no bats except in grandmother's belfry. Will try the pork shoulder, though!

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 1:38 p.m.

re: #37: Great list, Joe! Lifted from refried's favorite film:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094812/quotes

It is not believable to hear Kevin Costner talk about Susan Sontag. I don't know about her novels, and imagine the writer was right about them, but her "Against Interpretation" is a kick-ass book (of criticism)! :)

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 1:43 p.m.

SD: Pizza dough is the lager of the bread world, a world in which a baguette would be the IPA. Much of the character of good pizza dough you get in restaurants develops slowly during long, cool fermentation times.

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 3:10 p.m.

Ugh. I lost my connect in the midst of an awesome list. Reprising now.

List of Other Foolish Things I Have Done:

  1. Hit Self in Head With Baseball Bat (To The Tune of Eleven Stitches)

  2. Drank Pint of Apple Cider Vinegar on Foolish Assumption That Notoriously Untrustworthy Friend Would Follow Suit

  3. Broke Car Window To Get at Keys Rather Than Wait For AAA

  4. Attempted To Ride Cow As Though Cow Were Really Horse (Much To Cow's Irritation)

4a. Attempted Same Maneuver Substituting Sheep For Cow (To Similar Results)

  1. Invented Game With Younger Brother In Which Circle Is Drawn In Sand And Combatants Attempt To Force Each Other OUT of Said Circle By Throwing Stones
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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 3:12 p.m.

OH-TAY!

Aparently my lost connection let me post because I just found out the post was on the OTHER list blog.

(shakes fist in ANGER at Reader blog server)

At least this one is pared down to the "essentials"

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CuddleFish Oct. 8, 2009 @ 3:17 p.m.

Same thing happened to me, Pike!

I thought YOU crashed the blog servers with that list!!

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Joe Poutous Oct. 8, 2009 @ 3:19 p.m.

Chew on this... Sometimes I make something and it tastes so damn good I have to write it down.

Joe's Pork Tenderloin with Apples

1 – 3.5 lb. Pork Tenderloin (don’t trim, the fat tastes good) 4 – Granny Smith apples – cored and cut into 8ths 5 – Stalks of celery – cut into 1” lengths 1 – Yellow onion – rough chopped 1 - Stick of butter Apple cider Chicken stock Brown sugar, about ½ a cup 1/2 - Teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped White wine Olive oil, about a ¼ cup Salt & pepper

Season the pork with salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven, heat enough olive oil to cover the entire bottom. Once the oil is HOT pop the pork in and brown both sides. (No grate). Remove the pork and insert the grate into the Dutch oven. Re-insert the pork. Fill the oven about halfway up the sides of the meat with half cider and half chicken stock. Crumble about a handful of brown sugar over the top of the meat and into the liquid. Slice the stick of butter long ways and place the halves on top of the pork. Sprinkle the rosemary over the pork.

Simmer for 2 hours. Don’t be tempted to look into the oven, unless you want to.

Put the veggies and fruit into the oven. Don’t mound them over the meat. Pour about a cup of your wife’s favorite white wine over the meat.

Simmer for another hour.

To serve, remove the pork and place it onto a platter. Slice the pork into ½” slices. Drizzle some of the broth (a lot) over the meat and add a few of the squishy apple slices. Pour more of the broth over the mashed potatoes (you made some mashed potatoes, right?)

I'm hungry. - Joe

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 3:20 p.m.

Servers were down about 45 minutes. I thought it was just this computer. I've had YT go down for 1/2 a day before. Goes to show you how spoiled we've become...lol.

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 3:22 p.m.

It's about that time in the season when I make my famous Heart Attack Chex Mix.

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 3:23 p.m.

Nooooooooooo! Pete slipped me!

(withers)

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Joe Poutous Oct. 8, 2009 @ 3:24 p.m.

"Servers were down about 45 minutes."

They were off getting a handjob. Servers need love too.

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 3:28 p.m.

What makes it coronary inducing? (The Chex Mix)

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 3:30 p.m.

LMAO! Lots of butter and worcestershire sauce.

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 4:10 p.m.

That recipe is on the back of every Chex box, Pete!

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 4:12 p.m.

SD: Pizza dough is the lager of the bread world, a world in which a baguette would be the IPA.

Excellent metaphor, Pikester.

PS: Seeing like twenty five of my face on the 50 comments page is freaking me out! I may need to change for a serene landscape :)

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 4:34 p.m.

Nah, you're lucky enough to photo well (if that is really you) so you might as well enjoy it.

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CuddleFish Oct. 8, 2009 @ 5:02 p.m.

Ditto that, Pike, SD is a cutie, she needs to keep her picture up!

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Joe Poutous Oct. 8, 2009 @ 5:48 p.m.

"serene landscape"

um, no... that would be boring.

Keep the picture!

OK - here is a real list from me.

10 Things That I Love, that I Already Have. (or had).

  1. My 1990 vintage 8 hole, oxblood Doc Martins. Real oxblood color, not the "cherry" that they sell now. Wearing them right now.

  2. Of course, My 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe 2 door sedan.

  3. My painting of the University Heights sign. Painted by Jack Wade.

  4. My stereo. We bought it about 15 years ago, all Onkyo components. Bose 301 Series III speakers. The 6 CD player just died.

  5. My job. Great company, I dig my office, good people.

  6. Number 6 is something that I keep with me always, kinda private, though.

  7. The huge pile of music that I have on my computer. Everything from Dave Brubeck to The Dynotones to The Doors. Music that starts with other letters than D, too.

  8. My first apartment. I was the first one to get a place of my own out of all my friends. What a s-hole. Man that was fun.

  9. My Dutch Oven. It was a gift from my grandma (dad's mom). Who wants roast?!

  10. My family and friends.

  11. Joe

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 6:11 p.m.

Ok folks, for the record, that was not a koi appeal, fishing for compliments, but thankee--and yep, that's the "real" me--all warts below the neck :).

Joe, I'd say that's a pretty sweet list--and life!

Is Jack Wade the guy who does those lightly-colored, fantastic Balboa Park sketches?

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Joe Poutous Oct. 8, 2009 @ 6:13 p.m.

I don't think so, he has painted all of the city signs. His style is pretty heavy handed.

I found it hanging on the wall at Adam's Ave Grill - had to have it.

  • Joe
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Adam92102 Oct. 8, 2009 @ 9:09 p.m.

Here is a list, albeit a short one, of strange jobs I have had in the past. Now, I have had many jobs in the past, just not many of them worthy of being included in a list. At least not this one. Honestly, as far as I'm concerned, the only "job" I should be doing is writing. Everything else just sticker-bushes on my path.

  1. I used to manage my own Papa John's store when I lived in Maryland. Why is this weird? Well, that job, including the job I have now, is very high energy. I can fake it, most of the time, but really, that's just not my personality. Give me a deadline and a job to do, it'll be done; don't you worry how. But on the spot run-around-like-my-head's-on-fire stuff, well, at least it IS a job. So in a way, it's kind of weird that I had that job... and even the one I have now, I guess.

  2. I used to be a host at a ridiculously overpriced restaurant back in Naperville, IL. I can't even remember the name but this place had five or six different beach-y themed rooms, one with a waterfall, one looking out over a little pond with three live swans just swimming around doing... whatever swans do, and I had to tell the guests as I was seating them the history of these swans and the different rooms. I mean, where do I work, a museum or a restaurant? Oh, and I had to wear a tie. I didn't work there long.

  3. I worked for a company that distributed vehicle/truck weight certificates for the DMV here in San Diego. I literally had people drive up on to these tiny little tire scales and then take their money, give them a certificate, then go. I had a lot of military people get this done, either transferring in or out. I had a fully armored Humvee pull up once, and I mean fully armored. These two old dudes in "civies" got out and asked me to weigh it, and please keep it below a certain number. I laughed, said only if I could take it for a spin around the block, he then laughed too, and said, "Just weight the damn thing." Sir, yes sir!

  4. The strangest job I ever had was serving court summonses to people. Oh man, the people you encounter. I had to serve one guy while he was already in prison. I was scared to give him the pen to sign his name. I also had an ex-wife actually get in her own car and take me to where her ex-husband lived. She wanted to sit at the end of the block and watch. But my last one was a man, about 6'4" or taller, built like a brick s*** house, chase me with a wooden bat. To put it in perspective, I'm 5'5", about 140 and that's right after I just ate a hearty meal. I'm not a big guy. Fortunately, that makes me faster than the other guy. He ran after me for several blocks before he gave up. I called my boss, also my older cousin, and told him I was done. And I needed a ride back to my car.

Well, that was a fun time down Memory Lane.

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CuddleFish Oct. 8, 2009 @ 9:18 p.m.

I always wondered about those people who served summons, thanks for that great read, Adam!!

Lord, if I had to remember all my jobs!!!

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Adam92102 Oct. 8, 2009 @ 9:23 p.m.

A lot of the time it's the Sheriff's responsibility so serve a lot of court paperwork. However, my cousin had his own private investigation company and some places would just find going to him quicker and cheaper. But the important ones are done by the Sheriff. But if the Sheriff gets shot, it falls on the Deputy's shoulders. And he won't get shot. Says so in the song.

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 9:25 p.m.

Did you ever eat at Walter Payton's Roundhouse?

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Adam92102 Oct. 8, 2009 @ 9:29 p.m.

No, I didn't. Honestly, I lived in Naperville for about six months between MD and Iowa. Kind of a temporary thing, so I didn't explore. I should have, though. The few times I did get into the city I really enjoyed Chicago. Not as much as San Diego, though. However, anything Walter Payton put his name on had to be money, though. Was it a steak house? Kinda sounds like it.

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antigeekess Oct. 8, 2009 @ 9:58 p.m.

YES! You're into Whitman, SD? Interesting.

That is, in fact, my favorite poem. Ever. It still reduces me to tears every time I read it.

I've always thought Neil Peart probably wrote the lyrics for "The Analog Kid" with it in mind.

http://www.elyrics.net/read/r/rush-lyrics/the-analog-kid-lyrics-18.html

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SDaniels Oct. 8, 2009 @ 10:12 p.m.

AG, 'member I quoted you Whitman on the eidolons the very first time we met? Well, it was special to me, damn it :)

Yes, those lyrics are good.

Adam: "But the important ones are done by the Sheriff."

Meaning, non-civil ones?

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antigeekess Oct. 8, 2009 @ 10:22 p.m.

"AG, 'member I quoted you Whitman on the eidolons the very first time we met? Well, it was special to me, damn it :)"

Awwww. Nope, I did not recall that. :)

'Member how Bill Clinton gave both Hillary and Monica Lewinsky copies of "Leaves of Grass?"

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 10:23 p.m.

Move over AG,you've got some competition on the link front....lol!

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 10:34 p.m.

Re #71:

Aren't the members of Rush all really into Ayn Rand and a Canadian sort of economic fascism? Hard to see that gelling with Uncle Walt...

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 10:42 p.m.

Thanks AG :-D I knew I liked you the first time I spotted you linking. It's an underrated keyboard cowboy ammo. ;-P

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Adam92102 Oct. 8, 2009 @ 10:46 p.m.

Honestly, it was a while ago. The types I served were from banks, landlords, mostly things where people owed money. I was also young and stupid and just thinking I needed money and somewhat of an adventure. Got more adventure than money and found out it wasn't worth it. That was that. Looking back, I have to say I don't know where the line is drawn between a sheriff and a private party when it comes to serving certain papers. Whoever serves them, I have been served once (divorce) and I don't want it to happen again. Ever. After that I started feeling... watched. It was weird. So to me, it doesn't matter who does it. I feel bad for both parties now, the server and the served.

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antigeekess Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:09 p.m.

Re #78 (re #71):

Piiiiiiiike, Ayn Rand is one of those college-time-brainy-act-must-read people that I managed to successfully avoid reading. :) Actually, I think I read a snippet or something, quickly decided I didn't like her, and said "Screw it."


I 'did' listen to a lot of RUSH, however.

I LOVE Neil Peart, and think he's one of the great unacknowledged poets of our time. He's a 'very' bright dude, seems to be very well read (much moreso than I am), and has undoubtedly tried out more than one philosophical system over the years.

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:10 p.m.

That's an interesting perspective, actually. Makes you feel just a little bit more sorry for Seth Rogen in Pineapple Express.

Also, I'd forgotten how much you like Raffi, Adam...

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:12 p.m.

Working Man is the most underrated,underappreciated minimum wage anthems EVER!

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:12 p.m.

RE: 81

Rush Rules, 'Nuff said there! 'Working Man' might be the greatest guitar song ever. It's like seven minutes of solo which you'd SWEAR is Sabbath at some points, only more so!

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FullFlavorPike Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:13 p.m.

Hahahaha! Way to slip me with a tribute to "Working Man," Pete!

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:15 p.m.

Great minds people.....great minds. I think we'd all get together for Xmas,we'd all collectively kill Santa.

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antigeekess Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:20 p.m.

I even wrote an analysis of the album "Grace Under Pressure" for my Philosophy 101 class, way back in the day.

All of their albums were great. I have a special fondness for "Signals," because it's the first one I ever got. However, the hit off that album, "New World Man," is probably the weakest thing on it, IMO.

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:27 p.m.

I always thought RUSH was overrated. Then again,Tom Sawyer was the first song by them that I heard and wasn't real impressed.

Here's a REALLY underrated song.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLUN9L4VBqQ&feature=related I want this played at my funeral.

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antigeekess Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:40 p.m.

89:

Nah, I'm gonna make sure they play this:

:)

And speaking of working man anthems, these gals also do something called "The Waitress Song" that's not on YouTube. Goes a little something like this:

If I didn't come home ev'ry day smellin' like fried eggs If I didn't have them veins poppin' out all over my legs If I had my hair done up real nice If I had some clothes that weren't too tight Would you still be comin' home drunk in the middle of the night?

There's a joke in here somewhere but I don't think it's funny There's a man at table 5 and he's callin' me "Honey"...

(I forget the rest. It's great.)

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PistolPete Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:49 p.m.

Awesome tune! :-D THe bass player with the cigarette hanging out of his mouth exudes coolness although I noticed some continuity issues with that as well.

Reminds me a bit of this song... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EszkFu1WPHw

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antigeekess Oct. 8, 2009 @ 11:59 p.m.

Re #91:

That effin' ROCKS!!! I LOVE that!! Just exactly the kind of stuff I like. Gritty, really fantastic vocal...

VERY groovy and going in my favorites.

:)

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antigeekess Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:07 a.m.

And now, Pete, for one of the greatest songs on YouTube:

:)

(You gotta watch until at least 2:00, when it becomes a trio.)

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antigeekess Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:28 a.m.

Oh Honey, I KNOW about Ms. Nunes! I got that first CD of hers out in my car right now! Been a fan for a long time.

Do you know about KokoKaina (Zee Avi)? This is my favorite:

So adorable. It sounds like it's from the 1920s.

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PistolPete Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:35 a.m.

Very cool tune,AG. I've favorited it. Kind of weird seeing only half her face though. That other song you sent me a link to didn't have the best sound quality. If you like old 20's music,remember this golden oldie?...LOL

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SDaniels Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:35 a.m.

re: #91: I just put Mindy Smith on faves. She sings Jolene, with and without Dolly!

re: #81: "Ayn Rand is one of those college-time-brainy-act-must-read people that I managed to successfully avoid reading. :) Actually, I think I read a snippet or something, quickly decided I didn't like her, and said "Screw it.""

Good girl :)

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PistolPete Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:38 a.m.

First time I heard Come To Jesus,I f***in' melted. I stopped what I was doing and just stood there listening. My boss thought I was nuts. Jolene is a cool tune as well. Dolly just got in a bit of a controversy for saying she believes in gay marriage. I thought that was so classy of her. :-D

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antigeekess Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:46 a.m.

Re #96:

Sure, I know that song. But the version I usually think of is this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VH2nQHPs4aA

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SDaniels Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:46 a.m.

96: I'm in love! Where do you people find all of this music? Randomly? Do you have method to your searching that you can share with an initiate? :)

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SDaniels Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:49 a.m.

KokoKaina--is that her name, or is it Zee Avi? My "biological" name translates to "Kukana Kialoha," but I go by SDaniels :)

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antigeekess Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:51 a.m.

Pete, have you heard the White Stripes do "Jolene?"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zskw3mCQFL4&feature=related

GREAT song. Very much like the other stuff. Dark, minor keys, lots of angst.

You gots some good taste there, Petey. (I say that because it's like mine, of course.)

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SDaniels Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:51 a.m.

re: #99: ...and I was going to say that I actually have a recording of Fred Astaire doing the ritz--have a whole CD of him singing, and people are amused to no end by that.

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SDaniels Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:52 a.m.

Ok, I'm going for a smoke while you two have a "link off" :)

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PistolPete Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:52 a.m.

I found the article I was first mentioned in. :-D I'll check out the links after a smoke. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/20...

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antigeekess Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:53 a.m.

Daniels queried:

"Where do you people find all of this music? Randomly? Do you have method to your searching that you can share with an initiate? :)"

Most of what I find is just via keyword searches, but I 'am' looking for stuff I already know about, in these cases.

Hang with some musicians for a while. That's my best advice.

:)

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PistolPete Oct. 9, 2009 @ 12:58 a.m.

I love the Stripes. VERY ahead of their time. :-D

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PistolPete Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1 a.m.

Look at my favs,SD. It's like an internet jukebox of sorts. I try to keep all artists together but occasionaly go through and re-add deleted music to it.

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Russ Lewis Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1 a.m.

(#102) Never heard the White Strokes' version of "Jolene." Try the Sisters of Mercy's version sometime.

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antigeekess Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:04 a.m.

You might like these guys, Pete. Here's their new one, in my inbox a couple days ago. Just watching it now, myself:

They SHOULD be on this label, but I guess they aren't. Yet.

http://www.youtube.com/user/rpoland?blend=1&ob=4#p/p

The most brilliant collection of guitarist videos you'll find anywhere. You can spend days exploring.

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SDaniels Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:10 a.m.

I'm getting worn out just saving all these links! But I am, including Pete's--of whom I have already viewed a couple of incoherent rants and raves :)

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SDaniels Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:12 a.m.

Oh, and it's under construction at the moment, but we have a Web site--my one pathetic contribution here, folks:

www.moronblogger.com

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PistolPete Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:13 a.m.

The first song rocked. The second song,mmmmmm.....kind of slow for my tastes but it could grow on me I guess.

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SDaniels Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:15 a.m.

"Ossie Coley and Peter Nadreau, former residents of the Reiss, are joining Curry in the action."

Un francais!

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antigeekess Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:15 a.m.

Hey Pete -

You a member of the Buckley cult?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noQH6lyu0sA&feature=PlayList&p=7C6950AFFB99A2C8

Our dear, departed king of beautiful boy angst. Lordy, lordy...

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antigeekess Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:23 a.m.

Oh, if you're talking about #111, the 2nd link was just to the channel. The featured video changes almost every day. Check out the sidebar for acoustic or electric players, whatever floats your boat.

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Russ Lewis Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:24 a.m.

(#112) Nice stuff, Pete, back before Rod the Sod threw all his talent away on disco crap. Someone once said, "Every time I see Rod Stewart in concert, I feel the irresistible urge to rush up to him onstage and offer him a cough drop."

(#117) AG, do yourself a favor and discover Jeff's father Tim. You might never listen to Grace again.

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PistolPete Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:25 a.m.

I need to buy a videocamera. I could rant and rave all day. I was kicked off the lawsuit regarding The Reiss but Bruce is still giving me a cut of the action. First time hearing Buckley. Pretty cool song. I'll check more of him out tomorrow. There's so much music out there waiting for me to discover. I didn't find Flying until about a year ago while doing research on Dixie Square Mall.

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antigeekess Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:31 a.m.

Re #119:

I think we went through this last year, russl. I've listened to Tim. Got Starsailor & one other. I'll stick with Jeff. He's my boy. :)

Pete, Jeff's only album while he was alive was "Grace." Brilliant. Here's his story on Wiki:

And here's his dad, Tim, brought up by russl above:

They looked almost identical, and both died around age 30.

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PistolPete Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:31 a.m.

LMAO@ the cough drop. I too prefer the small faces Rod to Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? Rod. the small faces remind me of these guys.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_nwbTeIN4Y

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antigeekess Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:36 a.m.

And with that, I bid you all goodnight, leaving you with this completely offtopic coolness. (Meant to be viewed with headphones, and hopefully high on some delightful thing or another.)

What the heck. One more. (Uh, not so sure I'd recommend any herbal or fungal assistance with this one! LOL!)

Goodnight!

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PistolPete Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:38 a.m.

CYA AG! I'm right behind ya. Gotta get up in 3 hours.

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Russ Lewis Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:43 a.m.

(#121) If Starsailor was your introduction to Tim Buckley, I can understand your not liking him. That's a tough record to enjoy, even for his fans. It's impossible to find though, and if you take it to eBay you can turn it into some real money, often around $100.

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PistolPete Oct. 9, 2009 @ 1:58 a.m.

F***in' shweet mother of God AG! The first tune with the solfeggio beats was off the charts! Definite favorite. The other"song"was pretty cool too so I added that as well. I'm off to bed in a few but those reminded me of these... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRS8cM4lyKY http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Shadow and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSYxT9... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darude

AG,SD and russl-Here's one last song for the night that I first heard on public radio while locked up in prison. I felt like crying. You can hear the studio version at last.fm Guy's name is Derek Miller. Lovesick Blues is the tune. FANF***INGTASTIC!

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David Dodd Oct. 9, 2009 @ 3:58 p.m.

Regarding Rand, I've read everything she penned. She's not a very good writer, but then again, she did teach herself English. Interesting philosophy, though.

Now, I'll share my pork with green chile burritos recipe. This makes a f#&@ton, but it freezes very well, and is actually much better the second day (gives the chiles time to work their magic with the pork).

Ingredients:

6.5 pound boneless pork shoulder 18 medium-large fresh California chiles (or, five 7 oz. cans of chopped) 6 large jalapeño peppers 3 tomatillos 1 large onion 1/4 cup fresh cilantro tsp. dried crushed oregano tsp. ground cumin tsp. ground cayenne pepper tsp. garlic powder 1/2 tsp. white pepper tsp. salt 1/2 cup corn starch 12-24 flour tortillas (or corn tortillas if soft tacos are desired)

Instructions:

In large pot, cook pork on medium heat for about two hours, or until it begins to fall apart. Use only enough water to entirely cover pork, broth will be reserved. Meanwhile, cut tops from California chiles, slice chiles in half lengthwise, remove seeds, and boil for two hours in seperate pot. Remove tops from jalapeños and throw into another pot with the tomatillos, boil for one hour. Dice onion finely by hand, or in a food processor.

When jalapeños and tomatillos are done, blend in a blender or food processor with the cilantro. When pork is finished, dice into 1/2 inch cubes or pull apart by hand, (reserving all broth), skim all fat from broth and return meat to pot. When California chiles are finished, dice finely by hand or with food processor. To pot with broth and pork, add California chiles, jalapeño/tomatillo/cilantro mixture, salt, white pepper, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne, and oregano. Simmer for two hours without a lid.

After two hours, if too much broth remains, remove some - there should be some broth, less than a soup. Mix 1/2 cup of corn starch with 1 cup of cold water, and slowly pour into pot, stirring constantly until well mixed. Simmer for ten more minutes. Roll into burritos or alternatively, make soft tacos with corn tortillas.

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PistolPete Oct. 9, 2009 @ 4:10 p.m.

Something tells me refried's burritos are much better than mine...lol!

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David Dodd Oct. 9, 2009 @ 4:42 p.m.

It was good, and there's plenty left over (I have it warming in a crock pot as I write this). They really are better the day after! This recipe is a tweaked version of what my grandmother used to make when I was a kid. The in-laws were over last night and they loved it, so it's Mexican-approved!

My grandmother always used canned California chiles, which are not sold in Mexico. I add more jalapeños than she did, and she never used tomatillos.

This is a great dish for someone who is single, because you can get those freezer-baggies and freeze dinner-sized portions, nuke a bag every so often, and enjoy burritos whenever.

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Robert Johnston Oct. 9, 2009 @ 6:40 p.m.

Hey, folks--anybody home? Since music was mentioned... Here is a list of my fifteen "Breakup" songs--Hard Rock/Heavy Metal style:

15: "Two-Time Girl" by Stryper: Not what you'd associate with the "Come To Jesus Headbangers," but a good way to lead off this list.

14: "The Time of your Life (Good Riddance)" By Green Day: A bit on the slow side from these guys, but sums up the sentiment about breaking it off.

13: "Dead Men Tell No Tales" by Motorhead: A kiss-off to a "friend" who liked smack more than his friends.

12: "Private Property" by Judas Priest: A "beating you to it" Breakup song, about unwanted attention from someone you do not like!

11: "If Looks Could Kill" by Heart: The ultimate "you azz is dead meat, and so's this relationship" song. Ann Wilson at her angriest.

10: "Up To The Limit" by Accept: A track from "Russian Roulette," done in the style of "Scram Or Else" that makes it very cathartic.

09: "Locked & Loaded" by Halford: This spells out why abusing your love-partner--in any way--usually merits retribution. Good power-walking song as well.

08: "Little Liar" by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts: An atypical slow number telling a Joe Isuzu-type to get bent and get gone!

07: "Take These Chains" by Judas Priest: Breakups do hurt--even when the principals are separated by 3000 miles.

06: "Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) by Motley Crue: One of the few Crue songs I like.

05: "Nobody Home" by Deep Purple: When I first heard it, I was hooked!!

04: "Seek And Destroy" by Metallica: A cationary tale about what can happen when a breakup turns really bad--as in your former friend will not see the sun ever again!

03: "I Saw Red" by Warrant: Not a pretty sight, finding your love-partner in the sack with a new man-toy.

02: "Don't know What You Got ('Till It's Gone)" by Cinderella: How very true indeed. Check out the video for some awesome Nature scenes.

01: "Son Of A B****" by Accept: Lots of cussing (rather descriptive), good driving beat...very cathartic. Also rather funny, when you hear it for the first time.

Catch you another night!

--RKJ

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SDaniels Oct. 9, 2009 @ 6:59 p.m.

LPR, it is going to take me a while to get through your list, and to make my way through the forest of music links posted by AG, Pete, and russl. I'd just like to thank ALL of you who contributed lists for making my life just that much richer with your recipes, music, philosophies, and life experiences. I learn so much from you people! xoxosox SD

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antigeekess Oct. 11, 2009 @ 12:47 p.m.

Still haven't found that ancient Top 50 list I wrote, Daniels. So here's a different list someone gave me. No idea who wrote it:

A Man's Key to Terms Commonly Used By Women (Author Unknown)

  1. Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

  2. Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

  3. Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that being with nothing usually end in fine.

  4. Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't do it.

  5. Loud Sigh: A nonverbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you're an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of nothing.)

  6. That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

  7. Thanks: A woman is thanking you. Do not question. Just say "You're welcome."

  8. Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying __ YOU!

  9. Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking "What's wrong?" For the woman's response, refer to #3.

:)

As you can see, the list is only 9 items long. Seems like there should be a #10, doesn't it? Contributions, anyone?

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CuddleFish Oct. 11, 2009 @ 4:34 p.m.

Oooh, I've got a list like that, let me look for it!!

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SDaniels Oct. 12, 2009 @ 1:48 a.m.

I'm not into the whole man/woman crap--anything posted in that list could have and HAS been uttered by the "man" too...

You forgot the less ambiguous phraseology, like:

"Could you get a BOWL for those pretzels, and stop rustling the bag?" (Ok, this is me :)

"Could you turn that down?"

"Umm hmmm." (A fave while blogging or writing--either of us).

And the perennial favorite:

"What?!"

:)

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CuddleFish Oct. 12, 2009 @ 2:04 a.m.

I remember the first time I saw Roseanne Barr on the Johnny Carson show, and she said her husband was asking her where the potato chips were. "As if he can't lift up the sofa cushions himself!"

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BradGad Feb. 2, 2010 @ 2:45 a.m.

I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.

But do you go there hankering, gross, mystical, nude?

This is truly a great day for me. I've said, for many years, that I love that line, but have never been able to work it into a conversation.

Now, I have. :)

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