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(History Channel)   On this day in history, in 1943, the Zoot Suit riots began as sailors charged Los Angeles and attacked any person of color wearing the all-wool suit, after which many of those attacked were arrested as the law pulled the wool over its own eyes again   (history.com) divider line
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2020-06-03 11:02:36 AM  
Who's that whisperin' in the trees?
It's two sailors and they're on leave
Pipes and chains and swingin' hands
Who's your daddy? Yes I am
 
2020-06-03 11:13:29 AM  
 
Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Zoot Suit Riot [Official Video]
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2020-06-03 11:27:44 AM  
Then we were punished again by that farking song getting overplayed on the radio.
 
2020-06-03 11:49:22 AM  
As a kid growing up in the 70s local tv stations were still showing kids shows, and of course the cheapest of the cheap shows were Little Rascals, crappy cartoons like Woody Woodpecker and Popeye.  its funny to remember that was only thirty years or so after the 40s, but so many of the references in the cartoons went totally over my head, like zoot suits...
 
2020-06-03 11:51:47 AM  

Jake Havechek: Then we were punished again by that farking song getting overplayed on the radio.


The Weird Al version was okay.
 
2020-06-03 12:00:15 PM  
This is bad news for...

..Damnit. Done in the second.
 
2020-06-03 12:02:12 PM  

WyDave: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/JZm1krVK​zBY]


Came for this.

Leaving happy.
 
2020-06-03 12:02:29 PM  
1941 (7/11) Movie CLIP - Dance Hall Brawl (1979) HD
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2020-06-03 12:02:47 PM  
1941 (8/11) Movie CLIP - Mass Hysteria (1979) HD
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2020-06-03 12:03:51 PM  
"No one was Few people were killed during the Zoot Suit Riots George Floyd Protests, though many people were injured. In the aftermath, Governor Earl Warren Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tasked an independent citizens' committee Special Counsel with investigating the riots protests and determining their cause. Though several factors were involved, the committee Counsel concluded that racism was the central cause, exacerbated by inflammatory, biased Tweets from the President, media coverage, and an uneven response by the Los Angeles Local Police Departments and National Guard."

So we don't have to rewrite the paragraph next year.
 
2020-06-03 12:05:03 PM  
I wasn't planning to wear a Zoot suit.
 
2020-06-03 12:06:16 PM  
Gang bangers gotta bang.
 
2020-06-03 12:12:19 PM  
Just reading the headline has stuck that song in my head and it's going to be there all week now.
 
2020-06-03 12:15:18 PM  
I've been thinking about the Zoot Suit riots recently, and wondering why the number of white race riots seemed to go down after WWII.  My half-baked theory so far is that it was the massive government subsidization of mortgages for white city residents to move to the suburbs (at a cost, according to one source, larger than all the money spent on all public infrastructure during the period).

We were basically bribed with cheap houses into not rioting.  I wonder how many of the rich and upper-middle-class people who were taxed to pay for it complained that they shouldn't have to because "*I* didn't make those poor whites poor."
 
2020-06-03 12:15:51 PM  
 
2020-06-03 12:16:48 PM  

Mouser: Gang bangers gotta bang.


I know, but when the Government is paying them, it's not right.
 
2020-06-03 12:20:15 PM  
happened on shakedown street?
 
2020-06-03 12:22:25 PM  
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The Doodah Man has somethin' to say about it...

/ maybe not really, but it's what I think of when I hear Zoot Suit
 
2020-06-03 12:28:49 PM  
As a young graduate at the time who had played in lots of high school and college jazz and swing bands, I was so relieved that the swing fad in the late 90's burned out almost as fast as it appeared. Bunch of "hep cats" and "foxy dames" talking music and artists they had no clue about.
 
2020-06-03 12:31:01 PM  
Seems relevant.

Also, did not know zoot suits were made of wool. Sounds hot.

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2020-06-03 12:31:37 PM  

dentalhilljack: As a young graduate at the time who had played in lots of high school and college jazz and swing bands, I was so relieved that the swing fad in the late 90's burned out almost as fast as it appeared. Bunch of "hep cats" and "foxy dames" talking music and artists they had no clue about.


Yeah it's so dumb when younger people discover and enjoy music from the past. They should stick to yeeting and shiat.
 
2020-06-03 12:33:55 PM  

dentalhilljack: As a young graduate at the time who had played in lots of high school and college jazz and swing bands, I was so relieved that the swing fad in the late 90's burned out almost as fast as it appeared. Bunch of "hep cats" and "foxy dames" talking music and artists they had no clue about.


Wow, I guess dorks in jazz and swing bands have to have someone to look down on...
 
2020-06-03 12:38:49 PM  
Inconsolable.

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2020-06-03 12:42:34 PM  

dentalhilljack: As a young graduate at the time who had played in lots of high school and college jazz and swing bands, I was so relieved that the swing fad in the late 90's burned out almost as fast as it appeared. Bunch of "hep cats" and "foxy dames" talking music and artists they had no clue about.


Do you have a clue how bitter and lonely you sound?
 
2020-06-03 12:55:36 PM  
Good news, everybody!
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2020-06-03 1:34:43 PM  

neongoats: dentalhilljack: As a young graduate at the time who had played in lots of high school and college jazz and swing bands, I was so relieved that the swing fad in the late 90's burned out almost as fast as it appeared. Bunch of "hep cats" and "foxy dames" talking music and artists they had no clue about.

Yeah it's so dumb when younger people discover and enjoy music from the past. They should stick to yeeting and shiat.


I was a 90s swing kid. I absolutely loved it.

/Alien Fashion Show
//BIG BAG VOODOO DADDY, BABY!
 
2020-06-03 1:41:41 PM  
Wish I'd had a chance to ask my grandfather about this stuff. He moved to the LA area in either late 43 or early 44 to work.
 
2020-06-03 1:47:43 PM  
Not a single Penny Dreadful comment yet...
 
2020-06-03 2:11:46 PM  
Well, when the suiting starts, the zooting starts. Or is it the other way 'round?
 
2020-06-03 2:13:33 PM  
Poop chute riot
Stick it right in the rear...
 
2020-06-03 3:02:48 PM  
Soot Suit Riot?
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2020-06-03 3:22:38 PM  
Wool suits, in LA, in June? Jeez, do you gotta be *tough* to wear them in that heat.
 
2020-06-03 4:20:52 PM  
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Zoot Suit Yokum to the rescue!
 
2020-06-03 4:21:43 PM  
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2020-06-03 5:27:43 PM  
I thought it was LA in the Summer of '69.   wrong record?
 
2020-06-03 5:34:07 PM  

whitroth: Wool suits, in LA, in June? Jeez, do you gotta be *tough* to wear them in that heat.


Wool is pretty good for hot climes. Ask any bedouin.

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2020-06-03 5:42:24 PM  
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2020-06-03 5:45:32 PM  
 
2020-06-03 5:58:13 PM  

Don Gato: Never forget:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_Ha​t_Riot


And the award for the pettiest reason to riot goes to....
<checks the ballot>...
 
2020-06-04 9:50:56 AM  

Don Gato: Never forget:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_Ha​t_Riot


Susquehanna Hat Co
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2020-06-04 10:22:26 AM  

FirstDennis: Also, did not know zoot suits were made of wool. Sounds hot.


Oddly enough, wool suits tend to be popular business attire in the sun belt because wool stays cool when it's hot.
 
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