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2013-05-02 08:40:59 AM  
He looks like he's thinking 'this is the worst lap dance ever, where are the real strippers at'
 
2013-05-02 08:41:20 AM  
Meh, it's LA. If Tommy Lasorda isn't used to flash in the pan pop acts by now he'll never be.
 
2013-05-02 08:55:04 AM  
Not only is Tommy not amused, the crowd seems to be wondering who he is, and I'm definitely not amused by him at all.

" During a concert, Psy admonished the Iraqi kidnappers..., and also sang along to lyrics of the song "Dear American" by South Korean rock band, which criticizes the United States military for its actions in the Iraq war. An initial translation of the lyrics was posted by an iReporter unto CNN'ssite.Some of the lyrics, referring to the guards who tortured Iraqi prisoners, were inaccurately translated by CNN as follows: "Kill those farking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives and those who ordered them to torture," and "Kill [the Yankees'] daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully." It was later revealed that the actual Korean lyrics did not include the word "Yankee" or any other referring specifically to Americans.

Only in America could a foreigner call for the killing of veterans and their family members and still have records sell out.  And as far as not actually saying the word Yankee, he'd just finished singing "Dear American" and was talking about prisoner abuse.  I think it was pretty damn clear who this was directed at.
 
2013-05-02 09:07:11 AM  
Tommy Lasorda's classic opinion of Dave Kingman's performance.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc3NUE7a_Cc
 
2013-05-02 09:09:52 AM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Not only is Tommy not amused, the crowd seems to be wondering who he is, and I'm definitely not amused by him at all.


As a member of the over-40 gang, I am befuddled (perfect word for it) by his success.  Whether I get his "music" (or dancing" - I dunno) or not, I'm certainly not going to take him seriously as a participant in debates over American foreign policy.
 
2013-05-02 09:39:40 AM  
I don't get it either.
 
2013-05-02 10:38:55 AM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: It was later revealed that the actual Korean lyrics did not include the word "Yankee" or any other referring specifically to Americans.


Small writing is small.

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE IMPORTANT PICE OF INFORMATION BEHIND THE CURTAIN.

I AM FARK. THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.
 
2013-05-02 10:40:18 AM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Not only is Tommy not amused, the crowd seems to be wondering who he is, and I'm definitely not amused by him at all.

" During a concert, Psy admonished the Iraqi kidnappers..., and also sang along to lyrics of the song "Dear American" by South Korean rock band, which criticizes the United States military for its actions in the Iraq war. An initial translation of the lyrics was posted by an iReporter unto CNN'ssite.Some of the lyrics, referring to the guards who tortured Iraqi prisoners, were inaccurately translated by CNN as follows: "Kill those farking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives and those who ordered them to torture," and "Kill [the Yankees'] daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully."  It was later revealed that the actual Korean lyrics did not include the word "Yankee" or any other referring specifically to Americans.

Only in America could a foreigner call for the killing of veterans and their family members and still have records sell out.  And as far as not actually saying the word Yankee, he'd just finished singing "Dear American" and was talking about prisoner abuse.  I think it was pretty damn clear who this was directed at.


So basically he's not a fan of people who torture people?

2.bp.blogspot.com'm+ok+with+this.jpg
 
2013-05-02 11:24:56 AM  
Tommy doesn't look too healthy. I realize he's quite ancient now but it was sort of shocking.
 
2013-05-02 11:28:54 AM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Elvis Presleys Death Throne: It was later revealed that the actual Korean lyrics did not include the word "Yankee" or any other referring specifically to Americans.

Small writing is small.

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE IMPORTANT PICE OF INFORMATION BEHIND THE CURTAIN.

I AM FARK. THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.


I addressed that in my OP.  Sorry you have a reading comprehension problem.
 
2013-05-02 11:32:53 AM  

GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Not only is Tommy not amused, the crowd seems to be wondering who he is, and I'm definitely not amused by him at all.

" During a concert, Psy admonished the Iraqi kidnappers..., and also sang along to lyrics of the song "Dear American" by South Korean rock band, which criticizes the United States military for its actions in the Iraq war. An initial translation of the lyrics was posted by an iReporter unto CNN'ssite.Some of the lyrics, referring to the guards who tortured Iraqi prisoners, were inaccurately translated by CNN as follows: "Kill those farking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives and those who ordered them to torture," and "Kill [the Yankees'] daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully."  It was later revealed that the actual Korean lyrics did not include the word "Yankee" or any other referring specifically to Americans.

Only in America could a foreigner call for the killing of veterans and their family members and still have records sell out.  And as far as not actually saying the word Yankee, he'd just finished singing "Dear American" and was talking about prisoner abuse.  I think it was pretty damn clear who this was directed at.

So basically he's not a fan of people who torture people?

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 379x214]'m+ok+with+this.jpg


I'm not okay with torture either, calling for their "daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully. " is going just a littlebeyond opposing torture.  Especially seeing as the Abu Ghraib prisoners suffered no major physical injury, let alone death.

It's almost like Psy had a deep and personal hatred for Americans.

But not too deep for him to take our dollars.

And sadly, there's Americans foolish enough to give them to him.
 
2013-05-02 12:01:08 PM  
Lasorda's dead, Subby. Get over it.
 
2013-05-02 12:01:43 PM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Jim from Saint Paul: Elvis Presleys Death Throne: It was later revealed that the actual Korean lyrics did not include the word "Yankee" or any other referring specifically to Americans.

Small writing is small.

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE IMPORTANT PICE OF INFORMATION BEHIND THE CURTAIN.

I AM FARK. THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.

I addressed that in my OP.  Sorry you have a reading comprehension problem.


Oh I read it. You have no facts about anything. What are the actual lyrics? Since, OBVIOUSLY, what got you angry about it to begin with was inncorectly told to you to begin with.
 
2013-05-02 12:06:19 PM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Not only is Tommy not amused, the crowd seems to be wondering who he is, and I'm definitely not amused by him at all.

" During a concert, Psy admonished the Iraqi kidnappers..., and also sang along to lyrics of the song "Dear American" by South Korean rock band, which criticizes the United States military for its actions in the Iraq war. An initial translation of the lyrics was posted by an iReporter unto CNN'ssite.Some of the lyrics, referring to the guards who tortured Iraqi prisoners, were inaccurately translated by CNN as follows: "Kill those farking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives and those who ordered them to torture," and "Kill [the Yankees'] daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully."  It was later revealed that the actual Korean lyrics did not include the word "Yankee" or any other referring specifically to Americans.

Only in America could a foreigner call for the killing of veterans and their family members and still have records sell out.  And as far as not actually saying the word Yankee, he'd just finished singing "Dear American" and was talking about prisoner abuse.  I think it was pretty damn clear who this was directed at.

So basically he's not a fan of people who torture people?

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 379x214]'m+ok+with+this.jpg

I'm not okay with torture either, calling for their "daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully. " is going just a littlebeyond opposing torture.  Especially seeing as the Abu Ghraib prisoners suffered no major physical injury, let alone death.

It's almost like Psy had a deep and personal hatred for Americans.

But not too deep for him to take our dollars.

And sadly, there's Americans foolish enough to give them to him.


out of all the things in America to get upset about, you're angry at a South Korean popstar singing a song condemning torture? This really is why we can't have nice things
 
2013-05-02 12:37:08 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: Elvis Presleys Death Throne: GlobalStrategic MapleSyrup Reserve: Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Not only is Tommy not amused, the crowd seems to be wondering who he is, and I'm definitely not amused by him at all.

" During a concert, Psy admonished the Iraqi kidnappers..., and also sang along to lyrics of the song "Dear American" by South Korean rock band, which criticizes the United States military for its actions in the Iraq war. An initial translation of the lyrics was posted by an iReporter unto CNN'ssite.Some of the lyrics, referring to the guards who tortured Iraqi prisoners, were inaccurately translated by CNN as follows: "Kill those farking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives and those who ordered them to torture," and "Kill [the Yankees'] daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully."  It was later revealed that the actual Korean lyrics did not include the word "Yankee" or any other referring specifically to Americans.

Only in America could a foreigner call for the killing of veterans and their family members and still have records sell out.  And as far as not actually saying the word Yankee, he'd just finished singing "Dear American" and was talking about prisoner abuse.  I think it was pretty damn clear who this was directed at.

So basically he's not a fan of people who torture people?

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 379x214]'m+ok+with+this.jpg

I'm not okay with torture either, calling for their "daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully. " is going just a littlebeyond opposing torture.  Especially seeing as the Abu Ghraib prisoners suffered no major physical injury, let alone death.

It's almost like Psy had a deep and personal hatred for Americans.

But not too deep for him to take our dollars.

And sadly, there's Americans foolish enough to give them to him.

out of all the things in America to get upset about, you're angry at a South Korean popstar singing a so ...


Well to be fair, he seems to upset that the lyrics are suggesting killing family members of people.

My point is that since the people qutoing those lyrics obviously got it wrong, as of right now Psy raped and murded a girl in 1993.
 
2013-05-02 12:37:18 PM  

rjakobi: Lasorda's dead, Subby. Get over it.


the A's were doing the bernie lean, so i guess the dodgers are trying their own with weekend at tommy's
 
2013-05-02 12:51:10 PM  
"Well to be fair, he seems to upset that the lyrics are suggesting killing family members of people."

Thats what I was about to say.  Even if he didn't explicitly mention "Yankees" in that song, since the title was "Dear American" I really think it's pretty clear who it was directed at.

I'm just trying to imagine what would happen if Psy Ted Nugent were the one to sing this.
 
2013-05-02 01:43:35 PM  
Subby, how can you write a headline like that? Lasorda is not amused? Jesus Christ, he watched his entire dance. Jesus Christ. He was farking entertained to watch that dance, and you say he was not amused? Jesus Christ. I mean, that's a tough thing to say about him, isn't it? Lasorda was not amused? That's a tough thing to say about him. Jesus Christ. Guy dances in he aisle. shiat. I don't mean to get pissed off or anything like that but you said he wasn't amused. I mean, he put on a hell of a show. He danced in the aisle, he threw a baseball, what, he threw two baseballs. What the hell more could he do. I don't mean to get mad or anything like that, but god damn, you say he was - he wasn't amused.
 
2013-05-02 01:51:10 PM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: "Well to be fair, he seems to upset that the lyrics are suggesting killing family members of people."

Thats what I was about to say.  Even if he didn't explicitly mention "Yankees" in that song, since the title was "Dear American" I really think it's pretty clear who it was directed at.

I'm just trying to imagine what would happen if Psy Ted Nugent were the one to sing this.


I would like a full lyrical list of that song, translated by more then one source (since they say they got it wrong in your posted article).

Also, rap stars talk about killing the police and innocent people all the time. They sell millions too.
 
2013-05-02 02:31:59 PM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Not only is Tommy not amused, the crowd seems to be wondering who he is, and I'm definitely not amused by him at all.

" During a concert, Psy admonished the Iraqi kidnappers..., and also sang along to lyrics of the song "Dear American" by South Korean rock band, which criticizes the United States military for its actions in the Iraq war. An initial translation of the lyrics was posted by an iReporter unto CNN'ssite.Some of the lyrics, referring to the guards who tortured Iraqi prisoners, were inaccurately translated by CNN as follows: "Kill those farking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives and those who ordered them to torture," and "Kill [the Yankees'] daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully." It was later revealed that the actual Korean lyrics did not include the word "Yankee" or any other referring specifically to Americans.

Only in America could a foreigner call for the killing of veterans and their family members and still have records sell out.  And as far as not actually saying the word Yankee, he'd just finished singing "Dear American" and was talking about prisoner abuse.  I think it was pretty damn clear who this was directed at.


Later and more complete translations showed this wasn't so harsh towards Americans, or the American military.   'Kill' isn't accurate either.   I've posted a link regarding this on FARK in the past, to a Washington Post article that used multiple sources to interpret the lyrics.   Psy did what many musicians do, and that was protest a war via musical performance.   No big deal.
 
2013-05-02 02:43:35 PM  

Rhypskallion: Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Not only is Tommy not amused, the crowd seems to be wondering who he is, and I'm definitely not amused by him at all.

" During a concert, Psy admonished the Iraqi kidnappers..., and also sang along to lyrics of the song "Dear American" by South Korean rock band, which criticizes the United States military for its actions in the Iraq war. An initial translation of the lyrics was posted by an iReporter unto CNN'ssite.Some of the lyrics, referring to the guards who tortured Iraqi prisoners, were inaccurately translated by CNN as follows: "Kill those farking Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives and those who ordered them to torture," and "Kill [the Yankees'] daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully." It was later revealed that the actual Korean lyrics did not include the word "Yankee" or any other referring specifically to Americans.

Only in America could a foreigner call for the killing of veterans and their family members and still have records sell out.  And as far as not actually saying the word Yankee, he'd just finished singing "Dear American" and was talking about prisoner abuse.  I think it was pretty damn clear who this was directed at.

Later and more complete translations showed this wasn't so harsh towards Americans, or the American military.   'Kill' isn't accurate either.   I've posted a link regarding this on FARK in the past, to a Washington Post article that used multiple sources to interpret the lyrics.   Psy did what many musicians do, and that was protest a war via musical performance.   No big deal.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/12/11/controve r sy-over-psys-anti-american-lyrics-might-be-based-on-shoddy-translation /">http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/12/11/contr over sy-over-psys-anti-american-lyrics-might-be-based-on-shoddy-translation /

Again, no worse then any popular rapper I have ever heard. Now if you're complaing about them too, then I can hear your argument.

Eminem sings about rapping his mother? Multi-million sold album.
 
2013-05-02 05:00:41 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Rhypskallion: Elvis Presleys Death Throne: **SNIP** Again, no worse then any popular rapper I have ever heard. Now

if you're complaing about them too, then I can hear your argument.

Eminem sings about rapping his mother? Multi-million sold album


Dammit, Jim! How many times have we told you. He was rapping about raping his mother, not rapping his mother. Sheesh, get with the program already!
 
2013-05-03 08:25:47 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: Elvis Presleys Death Throne: Not only is Tommy not amused, the crowd seems to be wondering who he is, and I'm definitely not amused by him at all.

As a member of the over-40 gang, I am befuddled (perfect word for it) by his success.  Whether I get his "music" (or dancing" - I dunno) or not, I'm certainly not going to take him seriously as a participant in debates over American foreign policy.


THIS^
 
2013-05-03 12:14:02 PM  

Elvis Presleys Death Throne: "Well to be fair, he seems to upset that the lyrics are suggesting killing family members of people."

Thats what I was about to say.  Even if he didn't explicitly mention "Yankees" in that song, since the title was "Dear American" I really think it's pretty clear who it was directed at.

I'm just trying to imagine what would happen if Ted Nugent were the one to sing this.


isn't that pretty much what he did when he became a draft dodger?
 
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