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2013-01-12 08:19:59 AM
pompatas? can I get a shot for that? it hurts when I pee
 
2013-01-12 08:24:40 AM
I have to say, that was one of the most informative articles that I have ever read.

//More crap to store in the brain pan. Oops, there goes the security code for my parents alarm system.
 
2013-01-12 08:26:12 AM
She was blinded by the light, wrapped up like a deuce in the middle of the night.......
 
2013-01-12 08:27:33 AM
Bismillah! NOOOO we will not let you go!
 
2013-01-12 08:33:03 AM
Funky Claude from "Smoke on the Water" passed away yesterday.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/01/12/arts/music/claude-nobs-founder-o f -montreux-jazz-festival-dies-at-76.xml
 
2013-01-12 08:33:45 AM

slidillon: She was blinded by the light, wrapped up like a deuce in the middle of the night.......


Revved, not wrapped.
 
2013-01-12 08:34:04 AM
Is Bismillah really that obscure? I mean, my background is Muslim but I just figured that must be pretty well known.
 
2013-01-12 08:34:51 AM

slidillon: She was blinded by the light, wrapped up like a deuce in the middle of the night.......


And it's not "the middle of the night"... oh, fark it, sing on.
 
2013-01-12 08:38:49 AM
*What does Brown Eyed Girl mean?*
 
2013-01-12 08:39:17 AM
Dead Devil In The Freezer!
 
2013-01-12 08:42:07 AM
When I was a kid I inherited a bunch of LPs from my much older brother when he joined the Navy. I remember asking him what lines like "Tack it up, tack it up, buddy gonna shut you down." meant when I would write or see him. Occasionally there would be a lyric he refused to explain until I was older.
 
2013-01-12 08:42:08 AM
Excised and anatomised
Deviscerated disarray, the torso diverged with pride
Deftly amputated, evulsed limbs now defunct
The trunk imbrued, tatty stumps used as lugs
For a chondrine puzzle so quaint
Head and body decollate
A heaving mass so quiescent

Scattered and scrambled, your teasement grows
(A bloody caricature to make whole)
A squirming grisly jigsaw, detrital fragments fit so snug
(That missing piece will leave you stumped)
Totally disassembled, nicely sliced and diced
(A human being this once resembled)
Real cranium teaser, carved in flesh and bone
So mystifying

Battered and diffused with placating blows
(A human jigsaw to make whole)
A sequacious pattern which once fitted so snug
(Joining together each dubious lump)
Ravaged disassembly, neatly cubed and diced
(A cold mannequin once reassembled)
Astute brain teaser, incorporate flesh and bone
So mortifying

An incessant game, methodically made
With each cumulative piecing, of commensated meat

Bimanual reconstruction
Eldritch problem complete, a convened effigy
A pathological toy, each chunk rigorously
Inter mortis locking, as you pathogenically rot
Such a perplexing task
To fit the remains in the casket
Uliginous mess so quiescent

An incessant game, methodically made
With each cumulative piece, of commensated meat
 
2013-01-12 08:43:23 AM
There's a bathroom, on the right.
 
2013-01-12 08:44:14 AM
I always that Carly sang, "You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself go by." Hmmm.
 
2013-01-12 08:44:22 AM
In the garden of eden....
 
2013-01-12 08:44:30 AM

coco ebert: Is Bismillah really that obscure? I mean, my background is Muslim but I just figured that must be pretty well known.



I thought it was just a made up word until today.
 
2013-01-12 08:46:36 AM
Wise, men, say... only fools raise sheep...
 
2013-01-12 08:47:43 AM
One that stumped me for a very long time was "dribble off those Bobbie Brooks". Never having heard of the latter, I couldn't even figure out what the words were, let alone their meaning.
 
2013-01-12 08:49:04 AM
Drugs.
 
GBB
2013-01-12 08:52:46 AM
There's a bathroom, on the right.
 
2013-01-12 08:54:00 AM
Sybarite:
I thought it was just a made up word until today.

Me too.
 
2013-01-12 08:54:08 AM
"Warm smell of colitas rising up through the air"

Always thought they were trying to say "coitus"
 
GBB
2013-01-12 08:54:24 AM

whatsYOURname: There's a bathroom, on the right.


Damnit...
 
2013-01-12 08:55:32 AM

Sybarite: coco ebert: Is Bismillah really that obscure? I mean, my background is Muslim but I just figured that must be pretty well known.


I thought it was just a made up word until today.


I thought at least Americans would know it from the numerous scenes in movies and TV shows of praying terrorists before they go to kill people. ;)
 
2013-01-12 08:58:09 AM

DeathRaySanta: Funky Claude from "Smoke on the Water" passed away yesterday.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/01/12/arts/music/claude-nobs-founder-o f -montreux-jazz-festival-dies-at-76.xml


My favorite misquote of the lyrics to that song is "Slow motion Walter, the fire engine guy."
 
2013-01-12 08:58:55 AM
In case you were wondering, Tony Danza never did hold me closer.
 
2013-01-12 08:59:05 AM
That was one of the most informative articles of its kind that I've ever read. Good job, subs!

Unfortunately, the thread will be as worthless as ever since people insist on posting JUST the farked up version of lyrics that they think they hear without a song name or anything. It's terrible and it reminds me of an entire thread by that incoherant, spamming asshole Indubitably....
 
2013-01-12 09:00:36 AM
30 years ago, I miss-heard "Bismillah!" as "Miss Miller".
 
2013-01-12 09:03:06 AM

slidillon: She was blinded by the light, wrapped up like a deuce in the middle of the night.......


From the Wiki:
The Earth Band's recording of the song features several changed lyrics. The most prominent change is in the chorus, where Springsteen's "cut loose like a deuce" is replaced with "revved up like a deuce."[2][3][4]

This is commonly misheard as "wrapped up like a douche (the V sound in "revved" is almost unpronounced and the S sound in "deuce" is easy to mistake as an "SH" sound)."[5][6] Springsteen himself has joked about the controversy, claiming that it was not until Manfred Mann rewrote the song to be about a "feminine hygiene product" that it became popular.
 
2013-01-12 09:03:54 AM
Of course I wasn't calling out a Farker and just bolded the last word for effect, indeed!...
 
2013-01-12 09:04:10 AM
I used to say Hamdellah hamdellah I don't know what I was saying I thought it meant Amen or something...
 
2013-01-12 09:07:36 AM

DeathRaySanta: Funky Claude from "Smoke on the Water" passed away yesterday.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/01/12/arts/music/claude-nobs-founder-o f -montreux-jazz-festival-dies-at-76.xml


Pat Boone rendered it as "Funky and Claude", suggesting that Mr Nobs was two people.....
 
2013-01-12 09:08:48 AM
in the late eighties there was a remake of 'devil with a blue dress on' and i thought the fellow was shouting 'double with the buddhist song' and it made me wonder if he was fronting for one of them cults

and prince had a side act with a girlfriend named 'apollonia' but i thought the dj kept calling her 'abolone' so i wondered if this seafood reference name was a rude injoke because she stank
 
2013-01-12 09:08:54 AM

Farkin' Uke: That was one of the most informative articles of its kind that I've ever read. Good job, subs!

Unfortunately, the thread will be as worthless as ever since people insist on posting JUST the farked up version of lyrics that they think they hear without a song name or anything. It's terrible and it reminds me of an entire thread by that incoherant, spamming asshole Indubitably....


It's like people who post an image of _something_, being terribly clever I'm sure, and then don't have the filename of it explain WTF it is. "Oh, that's cool, which movie is that from? Oh, I see, 84623423jkljsdf.jpg, right, that's helpful"
 
2013-01-12 09:09:20 AM

ClayParrot: I always that Carly sang, "You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself go by." Hmmm.


I always thought "one eye in the middle? WTF"
 
2013-01-12 09:09:28 AM

slidillon: She was blinded by the light, wrapped up like a deuce in the middle of the night.......


Held up like a loofah by the foreman of the night
 
2013-01-12 09:09:38 AM
Pardon me, while I kiss this guy...
 
2013-01-12 09:10:00 AM
I prefer Manfred Mann's cover, but Springsteen's vocals are easier to understand.

Blinded by the Light - Bruce Springsteen

Blinded by the Light - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
 
2013-01-12 09:13:10 AM
Anyone who didn't already know the Queen and Beach Boys references didn't deserve to graduate from grammar school. Chunder is a fairly universal word as well.

Here's one for ya:

"You ain't the nazz, you're just a buzz, some kind of temporary..."
-- Mott The Hoople, Hymn For The Dudes
 
2013-01-12 09:14:09 AM

djh0101010: Farkin' Uke: That was one of the most informative articles of its kind that I've ever read. Good job, subs!

Unfortunately, the thread will be as worthless as ever since people insist on posting JUST the farked up version of lyrics that they think they hear without a song name or anything. It's terrible and it reminds me of an entire thread by that incoherant, spamming asshole Indubitably....

It's like people who post an image of _something_, being terribly clever I'm sure, and then don't have the filename of it explain WTF it is. "Oh, that's cool, which movie is that from? Oh, I see, 84623423jkljsdf.jpg, right, that's helpful"


The worst are the anime dorks.
 
2013-01-12 09:14:19 AM

djh0101010: Farkin' Uke: That was one of the most informative articles of its kind that I've ever read. Good job, subs!

Unfortunately, the thread will be as worthless as ever since people insist on posting JUST the farked up version of lyrics that they think they hear without a song name or anything. It's terrible and it reminds me of an entire thread by that incoherant, spamming asshole Indubitably....

It's like people who post an image of _something_, being terribly clever I'm sure, and then don't have the filename of it explain WTF it is. "Oh, that's cool, which movie is that from? Oh, I see, 84623423jkljsdf.jpg, right, that's helpful"


Just playing devil's advocate here, but maybe you should just watch more movies.
 
2013-01-12 09:14:49 AM

7FARK7: 30 years ago, I miss-heard "Bismillah!" as "Miss Miller".


Until this moment, so did I.
 
2013-01-12 09:15:38 AM

untaken_name: It's like people who post an image of _something_, being terribly clever I'm sure, and then don't have the filename of it explain WTF it is. "Oh, that's cool, which movie is that from? Oh, I see, 84623423jkljsdf.jpg, right, that's helpful"

Just playing devil's advocate here, but maybe you should just watch more movies.



Well sure, but I have a job and all.
 
2013-01-12 09:15:44 AM

untaken_name: djh0101010: Farkin' Uke: That was one of the most informative articles of its kind that I've ever read. Good job, subs!

Unfortunately, the thread will be as worthless as ever since people insist on posting JUST the farked up version of lyrics that they think they hear without a song name or anything. It's terrible and it reminds me of an entire thread by that incoherant, spamming asshole Indubitably....

It's like people who post an image of _something_, being terribly clever I'm sure, and then don't have the filename of it explain WTF it is. "Oh, that's cool, which movie is that from? Oh, I see, 84623423jkljsdf.jpg, right, that's helpful"

Just playing devil's advocate here, but maybe you should just watch more movies.



Or ask someone nicely to explain it to you.
 
2013-01-12 09:17:38 AM

untaken_name: djh0101010: Farkin' Uke: That was one of the most informative articles of its kind that I've ever read. Good job, subs!

Unfortunately, the thread will be as worthless as ever since people insist on posting JUST the farked up version of lyrics that they think they hear without a song name or anything. It's terrible and it reminds me of an entire thread by that incoherant, spamming asshole Indubitably....

It's like people who post an image of _something_, being terribly clever I'm sure, and then don't have the filename of it explain WTF it is. "Oh, that's cool, which movie is that from? Oh, I see, 84623423jkljsdf.jpg, right, that's helpful"

Just playing devil's advocate here, but maybe you should just watch more movies.


I know, right? What kind of ASSHOLE hasn't seen every movie that I have?

/Devil's Advocate or not, it's a terribly stupid point because the hipster Farkers that do that are TRYING to be as obscure as possible
 
2013-01-12 09:17:46 AM
One ton tomato.
I ate a one ton tomato
One ton tomaaaaaatooooo
I ate a one ton tomato.
 
2013-01-12 09:17:50 AM

djh0101010: untaken_name: It's like people who post an image of _something_, being terribly clever I'm sure, and then don't have the filename of it explain WTF it is. "Oh, that's cool, which movie is that from? Oh, I see, 84623423jkljsdf.jpg, right, that's helpful"

Just playing devil's advocate here, but maybe you should just watch more movies.


Well sure, but I have a job and all.


You're on Fark, aren't you? Learn to multitask :) Or get a second monitor. You can't just not have a life, you know. It takes preparation, training, and commitment.
 
2013-01-12 09:18:48 AM

hillary: Anyone who didn't already know the Queen and Beach Boys references didn't deserve to graduate from grammar school. Chunder is a fairly universal word as well.

Here's one for ya:

"You ain't the nazz, you're just a buzz, some kind of temporary..."
-- Mott The Hoople, Hymn For The Dudes


That and David Bowie's "He was the nazz, with god-given ass...."
 
2013-01-12 09:19:14 AM

whatsYOURname: untaken_name: djh0101010: Farkin' Uke: That was one of the most informative articles of its kind that I've ever read. Good job, subs!

Unfortunately, the thread will be as worthless as ever since people insist on posting JUST the farked up version of lyrics that they think they hear without a song name or anything. It's terrible and it reminds me of an entire thread by that incoherant, spamming asshole Indubitably....

It's like people who post an image of _something_, being terribly clever I'm sure, and then don't have the filename of it explain WTF it is. "Oh, that's cool, which movie is that from? Oh, I see, 84623423jkljsdf.jpg, right, that's helpful"

Just playing devil's advocate here, but maybe you should just watch more movies.


Or ask someone nicely to explain it to you.


A fine little girl, she waits for me...
 
2013-01-12 09:19:36 AM

Farkin' Uke: untaken_name: djh0101010: Farkin' Uke: That was one of the most informative articles of its kind that I've ever read. Good job, subs!

Unfortunately, the thread will be as worthless as ever since people insist on posting JUST the farked up version of lyrics that they think they hear without a song name or anything. It's terrible and it reminds me of an entire thread by that incoherant, spamming asshole Indubitably....

It's like people who post an image of _something_, being terribly clever I'm sure, and then don't have the filename of it explain WTF it is. "Oh, that's cool, which movie is that from? Oh, I see, 84623423jkljsdf.jpg, right, that's helpful"

Just playing devil's advocate here, but maybe you should just watch more movies.

I know, right? What kind of ASSHOLE hasn't seen every movie that I have?

/Devil's Advocate or not, it's a terribly stupid point because the hipster Farkers that do that are TRYING to be as obscure as possible


Calm down, man, calm down. It's ok. I was only kidding. Thought that was obvious. Here, this should clear things right up:

www.galleryad.com
 
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