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(Wired)   If you can't believe the words of an explorer named Mungo Park, who can you believe?   ( wired.com) divider line
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2017-09-12 08:53:55 AM  
He just pawn in game of life.

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2017-09-12 09:27:05 AM  
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Scottish explorer Mungo Park?
 
2017-09-12 09:38:13 AM  
Anybody for some Mungo Music?
Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime ORIGINAL 1970
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2017-09-12 09:38:37 AM  
You do of course realize that "MUNGO PARK" is an anagram of "GRUMP KOAN ", right?

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You are welcome to scram.
 
2017-09-12 09:41:16 AM  
Well, at least when it comes to matters of summertime:

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/except for the whole "disparate treatment of women from different economic backgrounds" thing...
 
2017-09-12 09:41:41 AM  

Prey4reign: Anybody for some Mungo Music?[YouTube video]


*shakes fist*
 
2017-09-12 09:43:43 AM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Well, at least when it comes to matters of summertime:

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/except for the whole "disparate treatment of women from different economic backgrounds" thing...


Actually just re-listened to that song. I retract my comment. Guy's a nut.

Have a drink, have a drive? Really?
 
2017-09-12 10:03:00 AM  
Read a biography of Mungo Park sometime, or his book, Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa. It's fascinating

He was sent by the British government to look for the source of the Niger River and make contact with the leaders in the region, at a time when the area was virtually unknown to Westerners and extremely dangerous and hostile.

He went alone or with just a few companions and ended up enduring just about every horrible thing you can imagine, including deaths of companions, diseases, being imprisoned by local despots, and hunger, all the way to getting robbed and left with nothing but his horse (who later died) and a pocket compass, in a region were he had no friends.

He survived the first expedition (barely), but died on the second by drowning as he was taking a canoe through rapids to escape another attack by hostile natives.
 
2017-09-12 10:22:37 AM  
Excuse me while I whip thi--

Oh. I thought headline had a typo.

I'll go now.
 
2017-09-12 10:25:44 AM  

BalugaJoe: He just pawn in game of life.

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Came for Mongo, leaving satisfied.

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2017-09-12 10:29:08 AM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: except for the whole "disparate treatment of women from different economic backgrounds" thing...


Huh.  I always heard that as "if the night is rich/if the night is poor", which made sense:  If you have money ("the night is rich"), take her for a meal, but if you don't ("the night is poor"), then "do what you feel".

Mondegreen strikes again.
 
2017-09-12 10:31:02 AM  
If you can't believe the words of an explorer named Mungo Park, who can you believe?

One can always trust Captain Speedy.
 
2017-09-12 10:33:35 AM  
Man - I mungo-parked a mountain range this morning, I tell ya!
Damn near sherpa'd myself running to the 'base station'.
 
2017-09-12 10:37:42 AM  
Let me know when his partner Rumpleteazer speaks up.
 
2017-09-12 10:39:40 AM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Well, at least when it comes to matters of summertime:

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/except for the whole "disparate treatment of women from different economic backgrounds" thing...


Would those be considered mutton chops or not? They seem to be a little low, not quite as much on the cheeks as I think of mutton chops.
 
2017-09-12 11:06:50 AM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Well, at least when it comes to matters of summertime:

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/except for the whole "disparate treatment of women from different economic backgrounds" thing...

Actually just re-listened to that song. I retract my comment. Guy's a nut.

Have a drink, have a drive? Really?


Well, 1970 was a different time.
 
2017-09-12 11:31:59 AM  
Required reading:

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2017-09-12 01:25:37 PM  

WoodyHayes: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Well, at least when it comes to matters of summertime:

[www.regrettablemusic.com image 500x488]

/except for the whole "disparate treatment of women from different economic backgrounds" thing...

Would those be considered mutton chops or not? They seem to be a little low, not quite as much on the cheeks as I think of mutton chops.


Those are mutton joints. The whole f#ckin' leg.
 
2017-09-12 01:39:25 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Well, at least when it comes to matters of summertime:

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/except for the whole "disparate treatment of women from different economic backgrounds" thing...


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Hope he didn't have too much trouble getting back to Coney Island.
 
2017-09-12 01:45:50 PM  

dittybopper: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Well, at least when it comes to matters of summertime:

[www.regrettablemusic.com image 500x488]

/except for the whole "disparate treatment of women from different economic backgrounds" thing...

Actually just re-listened to that song. I retract my comment. Guy's a nut.

Have a drink, have a drive? Really?

Well, 1970 was a different time.


This is true. Honestly, I half expected to have a bunch of people jump down my throat if I didn't say something. Then again, I now expect mockery for admitting that I did something out of a desire to avoid expected mockery.

I dunno. Maybe I should just take up day drinking.
 
2017-09-12 02:23:41 PM  

Cornelius Dribble: Required reading:

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You, I like.

Came in here to suggest Water Music. It was my introduction to the works of TC Boyle, and he remains a favorite to this day. This and Budding Prospects are two of his books I cannot recommend enough.
 
2017-09-12 03:40:10 PM  
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2017-09-12 05:02:30 PM  
Santa Maria!
 
2017-09-12 06:17:26 PM  

anustart: Santa Maria!


It took me until 2015 to get that joke. I didn't know there was a musician with that name.
 
2017-09-12 06:39:04 PM  

Thosw: anustart: Santa Maria!

It took me until 2015 to get that joke. I didn't know there was a musician with that name.


Same here. Hooray for DVD extras.
 
2017-09-12 07:10:24 PM  
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2017-09-12 09:07:59 PM  
Not sure what's going on in this thread. Here's where my mind went instead.
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2017-09-12 09:47:27 PM  

That Guy What Stole the Bacon: dittybopper: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: That Guy What Stole the Bacon: Well, at least when it comes to matters of summertime:

[www.regrettablemusic.com image 500x488]

/except for the whole "disparate treatment of women from different economic backgrounds" thing...

Actually just re-listened to that song. I retract my comment. Guy's a nut.

Have a drink, have a drive? Really?

Well, 1970 was a different time.

This is true. Honestly, I half expected to have a bunch of people jump down my throat if I didn't say something. Then again, I now expect mockery for admitting that I did something out of a desire to avoid expected mockery.

I dunno. Maybe I should just take up day drinking.


This is usually the wisest course of action.
 
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