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(Detroit Free Press)   The lake it is said never gives up her dead, when the ghostbusters chase them around the Edmund Fitzgerald exhibit   (freep.com) divider line
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2015-08-31 12:37:56 PM  
There's no better song on earth to clear out a karaoke bar
 
2015-08-31 12:53:06 PM  
In before Gitche Gumee
 
2015-08-31 03:22:04 PM  
I read a SciFi novel, by Ben Bova IIRC, where the name of this Lake Superior charter service boat was "The Gerald Fitzedmund". I don't know why, but I giggled every time I read the name.
 
2015-08-31 03:23:20 PM  
Commas, when and where to use them.
 
2015-08-31 03:27:41 PM  
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2015-08-31 03:29:33 PM  

red5ish: Commas, when and where to use them.


You might find this interesting and funny. "The Best Shots Fired in the Oxford Comma Wars"
 
2015-08-31 03:31:19 PM  
They took a big boat and set her afloat and said boys, we'll cross the big water

Load her up to the top with them rusty red rocks, and boys, she'll float like an otter.
 
2015-08-31 03:45:20 PM  

BunkoSquad: There's no better song on earth to clear out a karaoke bar


And all it takes is a bloody headline like subby's and I've got that song stuck in my head for another two days.

Dammit.
 
2015-08-31 03:57:12 PM  

SansNeural: BunkoSquad: There's no better song on earth to clear out a karaoke bar

And all it takes is a bloody headline like subby's and I've got that song stuck in my head for another two days.

Dammit.


I know!  I'll never The Rectum of Ella Fitzgerald out of my head now!
 
2015-08-31 03:58:33 PM  
With a load of iron ore twenty-six thousand tons more,
Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty...
 
2015-08-31 04:00:29 PM  

Felix_T_Cat: SansNeural: BunkoSquad: There's no better song on earth to clear out a karaoke bar

And all it takes is a bloody headline like subby's and I've got that song stuck in my head for another two days.

Dammit.

I know!  I'll never The Rectum of Ella Fitzgerald out of my head now!


By the Shores of Lake Iitchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da.
 
2015-08-31 04:05:16 PM  

BunkoSquad: There's no better song on earth to clear out a karaoke bar


"Hey guys, come back! I was gonna do American Pie next!"
 
2015-08-31 04:08:15 PM  

BunkoSquad: There's no better song on earth to clear out a karaoke bar


Why on earth would you be in a karaoke bar?
 
2015-08-31 04:11:09 PM  

Jayone: BunkoSquad: There's no better song on earth to clear out a karaoke bar

Why on earth would you be in a karaoke bar?


Because no one was currently singing that incredibly tedious song?
 
2015-08-31 04:15:17 PM  

Dragonflew: Jayone: BunkoSquad: There's no better song on earth to clear out a karaoke bar

Why on earth would you be in a karaoke bar?

Because no one was currently singing that incredibly tedious song?


Girlfriend dragged you would have been a better answer.
 
2015-08-31 04:17:20 PM  

BunkoSquad: There's no better song on earth to clear out a karaoke bar


I would have gone with "Desperado" sung by a foreveralone, tone def fat guy.
 
2015-08-31 04:19:28 PM  
In before mocking of the delusional "ghost hunters" commences...

Really? no mocking yet? Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2015-08-31 04:20:20 PM  

El Dudereno: BunkoSquad: There's no better song on earth to clear out a karaoke bar

I would have gone with "Desperado" sung by a foreveralone, tone def fat guy.


Or anything by Journey.  For some reason, drunk idiots think they can sing like Steve Perry.
 
2015-08-31 04:24:20 PM  
Oh, and I doubt there are many, but for the Farkers who have no idea what this is referring to:

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot
 
2015-08-31 04:27:08 PM  
"The ghost hunters crept through the cargo hold of an old freighter. It was dark apart from the twilight through the portholes..."

Cargo holds have portholes?
 
2015-08-31 04:29:44 PM  

FatherChaos: Oh, and I doubt there are many, but for the Farkers who have no idea what this is referring to:

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot


There's a pretty good cover out there by a guy named Brian Burns. The different arrangement seems to make the song less tedious.
 
2015-08-31 04:31:41 PM  
Bro, do you even science?

"We can't explain it" does not equal "it's paranormal". But hey, bring your proof. Convince this guy and he'll make it worth your while.


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2015-08-31 04:46:39 PM  
"And when people see something they can't explain, these [ghostbusters]  get the call."

It's a vicious cycle of ignorance.

Someone who can't explain something immediately defaults to the supernatural, because why investigate logically and/or call a scientist when you're sure ghosts exist because your brother Eddy said he saw one down at the lake one night after a couple (dozen) beers.

This person then contacts someone who specializes in the "paranormal", and those people only exist because they themselves are trying feverishly to acquire any scrap of evidence that will prove the supernatural, despite literally every single scientifically documented and analyzed case in human history saying otherwise. The "ghostbusters" then go to the site, sometimes pick up some fuzzy audio and video glitches that they deem "evidence", show them to the person who made the call, who then believes them, and the whole mess is reinforced on all fronts.
 
2015-08-31 04:48:39 PM  
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//many apologies
 
2015-08-31 04:49:05 PM  

El Dudereno: FatherChaos: Oh, and I doubt there are many, but for the Farkers who have no idea what this is referring to:

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot

There's a pretty good cover out there by a guy named Brian Burns. The different arrangement seems to make the song less tedious.


I prefer the Rheostatics version, but any version is about 17 verses too long for a song with no bridge or chorus.
 
2015-08-31 04:56:31 PM  
Remember the valley camp from growing up in the Sault, there are no ghosts on it. Also karoke bars in rural Indiana especially don't appreciate it.. Ask me how I know..
 
2015-08-31 05:07:10 PM  
When the hell is someone gonna do a reality show trolling the ghost-busting and squatch-looking shows???
 
2015-08-31 05:11:39 PM  
Yooper ghost hunters?

Oh yeah, it's too early for hockey, and crashing your snowmobile through the ice and drowning.
 
2015-08-31 05:29:19 PM  
vudukungfu: They took a big boat and set her afloat and said boys, we'll cross the big water

Load her up to the top with them rusty red rocks, and boys, she'll float like an NOotter.

/ftfy
 
2015-08-31 05:38:09 PM  

Dragonflew: El Dudereno: FatherChaos: Oh, and I doubt there are many, but for the Farkers who have no idea what this is referring to:

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot

There's a pretty good cover out there by a guy named Brian Burns. The different arrangement seems to make the song less tedious.

I prefer the Rheostatics version, but any version is about 17 verses too long for a song with no bridge or chorus.


Some say that the song's 17 verses too long
For a song with no bridge and no chorus


/you're welcome
 
2015-08-31 05:49:14 PM  
I've actually been to the UP. I can sum that entire area up in one pic:

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2015-08-31 07:33:48 PM  
Ah yes, the Wreck of the Gordon Lightfoot by Edmund Fitzgerald. Gives me feels everytime, or maybe it's just gas.
 
2015-08-31 08:13:24 PM  

BunkoSquad: There's no better song on earth to clear out a karaoke bar


Wanna bet?
 
2015-08-31 08:17:37 PM  

Exluddite: BunkoSquad: There's no better song on earth to clear out a karaoke bar

"Hey guys, come back! I was gonna do American Pie next!"


And as an encore you can do Freebird.
 
2015-08-31 08:24:56 PM  
I just googled the "mel meter" mentioned on the article and found that there are web sites that specialize in selling "ghost hunting" gear. Some time I really wish I didn't have such a strong moral compass, there's money to be made from fools.
 
2015-08-31 08:29:35 PM  

talkertopc: I just googled the "mel meter" mentioned on the article and found that there are web sites that specialize in selling "ghost hunting" gear. Some time I really wish I didn't have such a strong moral compass, there's money to be made from fools.


If only there were some way you could get $5 a month from them.
 
2015-08-31 08:49:31 PM  
I like that song.
 
2015-08-31 09:09:19 PM  
I have been to this museum dedicated to the Edmund Fitzgerald (and the shipping trade), which is itself an old cargo ship in drydock.  I highly recommend it if you're ever in Innsmouth / Sault Ste. Marie or wherever the hell that place is, up in Michigan somewhere.  I have relatives all over Michigan and have spent plenty of time in the UP, and wandering Lake Michigan's shores filled with pebbles and dead alewives.  Not recently though.
 
2015-08-31 10:15:24 PM  

firemanbuck: "The ghost hunters crept through the cargo hold of an old freighter. It was dark apart from the twilight through the portholes..."

Cargo holds have portholes?


Generally they don't.  Having visited the Valley Camp, I can say that she is not an exception to this.  However, the Valley Camp is an awesome museum ship and I highly recommend visiting her if you ever find yourself in Sault Ste. Marie, MI (I'd give the Tower of History a pass, though).  And if you brought your passport and like airplanes, the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, ON is a really nice aviation museum.
 
2015-08-31 10:40:04 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: talkertopc: I just googled the "mel meter" mentioned on the article and found that there are web sites that specialize in selling "ghost hunting" gear. Some time I really wish I didn't have such a strong moral compass, there's money to be made from fools.

If only there were some way you could get $5 a month from them.


I give my $5 a month to Art Bell.
 
2015-09-01 12:39:06 AM  

FatherChaos: Oh, and I doubt there are many, but for the Farkers who have no idea what this is referring to:

Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot


Gordon Lightfoot's voice always reminded of the ringing of a great bell...and that was before I heard the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
 
2015-09-01 08:37:47 AM  

SpookyEyes: I like that song.


I am a lot more partial to If You Could Read My Mind. That one is hauntingly beautiful, it's one of those "I wish I wrote that" songs.
 
2015-09-01 11:14:46 AM  

ski9600: /ftfy


How can you fix my own lyrics?
The Wreck Of The Ella Fits Gerald has been one of my songs since I wrote it back in 1995.
 
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