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(Foreign Policy)   The world was moving, Xi was right there with it, and Xi was. The world was moving, Xi was floating above it, and Xi was   (foreignpolicy.com) divider line
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2020-10-29 5:07:22 AM  
Xi was proud about it, no doubt about it
Xi isn't sure about what Xi's done
No time to think about what to tell him
No time to think about what Xi's done and Xi was
 
2020-10-29 7:48:14 AM  
Provided as a courtesy for those who need to cleanse the earworm

Talking Heads - And She Was
Youtube ZV9DNpkfak0
 
2020-10-29 12:56:01 PM  
There Xi goes,
There Xi goes again.
Racing through my brain,

And I just can't contain,
This feeling that remains.
 
2020-10-29 1:41:27 PM  
Whenever I feel like givin' up
Whenever my sunshine turns to rain
Whenever my hopes and dreams
Are aimed in the wrong direction
Xi's always there
Tellin' me how much Xi cares
Xi's always in my hair
Xi's always in my hair
My hair
Whenever I feel like not too great at all
Whenever I'm all alone
And even if I hit the wrong notes
Xi's always in my boat, Xi's always there
Tellin' me how much Xi cares
Xi's always in my hair
Xi's always in my hair
My hair
 
2020-10-29 2:05:02 PM  
Ain't no sunshine when Xi's gone
It's not warm when Xi's away
Ain't no sunshine when Xi's gone
And Xi's always gone too long
Anytime Xi goes away
 
2020-10-29 3:41:30 PM  

aleister_greynight: Ain't no sunshine when Xi's gone
It's not warm when Xi's away
Ain't no sunshine when Xi's gone
And Xi's always gone too long
Anytime Xi goes away


I know.
 
2020-10-29 3:41:51 PM  
Xi rings like a bell through the night and
Wouldn't you love to love her?
Xi rules her life like a bird in flight
And who will be her lover?
 
2020-10-29 3:42:27 PM  
Xi's a brick...house.
He's mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out.
 
2020-10-29 3:44:18 PM  

Chariset: Provided as a courtesy for those who need to cleanse the earworm

[YouTube video: Talking Heads - And She Was]


I love that album and that song especially.

I remember one of the Spike and Mike animation thingies when the stop action video for this song was played.

Good times.

Stop Making Sense is still my favorite concert movie of all time.
 
2020-10-29 3:44:20 PM  
You mofos! I'm teaching a calc class online in 5 minutes. Instead of saying "x sub i" for xi I'm going to mispronounce it.
 
2020-10-29 3:45:16 PM  
Xi ain't got no choice. Xi is about to run headlong into an old people demographics shift and if Xi don't fully capitalize on that population before it start's costing the shiat out of em then they're on track for a short ride down a steep economic cliff.
 
2020-10-29 3:45:49 PM  
There Xi was just a-walkin' down the street
 
2020-10-29 3:47:11 PM  
Simply irresistible (Xi's so fine, there's no tellin' where the money went)
Simply irresistible (Xi's all mine, there's no other way to go)
Simply irresistible (Xi's so fine, there's no tellin' where the money went)
Simply irresistible (Xi's all mine, there's no other way to go)
 
2020-10-29 3:47:56 PM  
Qu'est-ce que Xi?
 
2020-10-29 3:47:58 PM  
Xi found a mountain that was far too high
And when Xi found out Xi couldn't fly
It was too late

It's too late
Xi's gone too far
Xi's lost the sun

Xi's come undone.
 
2020-10-29 3:49:04 PM  

iron de havilland: There Xi goes,
There Xi goes again.
Racing through my brain,

And I just can't contain,
This feeling that remains.


There Xi goes again on his own.
Going down the only road he's ever known.
Like a drifter he was born to wok alone.
 
2020-10-29 3:50:32 PM  
No way of knowing if Xi's ever coming back
No way of knowing if I care or not
No way of knowing if Xi's right or if she's wrong
No way of knowing if I'll carry onAnd I'm alive
And I'm alone
And I've never wanted to be either of thoseAnd Xi shinesAnd Xi shines for me
Xi shines for me.../Too obscure?
 
2020-10-29 3:51:03 PM  
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Not Amused
 
2020-10-29 3:52:51 PM  
Whoa, whoa, whoa Xi's a lady
 
2020-10-29 3:53:20 PM  
Xi bop, he bop, and we bop
I bop, you bop, and they bop
Be bop, be bop a lu, Xi bop
 
2020-10-29 3:53:52 PM  
Her?!?

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2020-10-29 3:54:37 PM  
Heh heh
Heh heh
Heeeeh!
 
2020-10-29 3:55:10 PM  
Xi, suck on a cactus and choke on it, you piece of shiat
 
2020-10-29 3:55:56 PM  
Xi's got a date for lunch in Singapore,
Holds stock in I.B.M. and hates Dior.
Xi puts up her make-up on at 6.00 am
Xi goes to work, gets home then puts it on again
And its a mystery how wild that girl can be
Xi's got so much energy
Xi's such an expert at surprising me
Xi's hyperactive when Xi starts to dance
And Xi's so attracted to a wild romance
And more effective than a stimulant
She's hyperactive.
Xi's hyperactive when Xi starts to dance
Xi never missed a beat or missed a chance
And I'm persuaded by her argument
Xi's hyperactive
 
2020-10-29 3:57:49 PM  
Xi is everything I need that I never knew I wanted
Xi is everything I want that I never knew I needed
She is - The Fray
Youtube 0n1y7nky70g


/actually no Xi isn't
 
2020-10-29 4:00:23 PM  
HOTY candidate right here.
 
2020-10-29 4:02:47 PM  
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What XI may look like.
 
2020-10-29 4:03:41 PM  
I am listening to Once in a Lifetime right now.

That is all.
 
2020-10-29 4:12:41 PM  
Xi is moving to describe the world
Night must fall now-darker, darker
Xi has messages for everyone
Night must fall now-darker, darker
Xi is moving by remote control
Night must fall now-darker, darker
Hands that move her are invisible
Night must fall now-darker, darker
 
2020-10-29 4:14:41 PM  

Lord Dimwit: I am listening to Once in a Lifetime right now.

That is all.


Same as it ever was.
 
2020-10-29 4:19:26 PM  
Elvis Costello 'She'
Youtube O040xuq2FR0
 
2020-10-29 4:20:24 PM  
this made me happy
 
2020-10-29 4:22:03 PM  

kbronsito: [upload.wikimedia.org image 267x348]


What XI may look like.


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Why not just make X louder?
 
2020-10-29 4:24:48 PM  

kbronsito: [upload.wikimedia.org image 267x348]


What XI may look like.


Heh. Took me a sec. ^_^
 
2020-10-29 4:31:42 PM  

GhostOfSavageHenry: Xi ain't got no choice. Xi is about to run headlong into an old people demographics shift and if Xi don't fully capitalize on that population before it start's costing the shiat out of em then they're on track for a short ride down a steep economic cliff.


That's the thing about an autocracy.  They can respond to crisis without playing BS political games.  It doesn't mean it's good or moral, it is just effective.  Especially since the US has traded away its position on the global stage for some 'magical maga beans' sold by a spray tanned con man and a bunch of terrified rich white people.
 
2020-10-29 4:33:16 PM  
I GET KNOCKED DOWN
BUT I GET UP AGAIN
YOU'RE NEVER GONNA KEEP XI DOWN

I GET KNOCKED DOWN
BUT I GET UP AGAIN
OH YOU'RE NEVER GONNA KEEP XI DOWN
 
2020-10-29 4:35:51 PM  
What's new Chiang Kai-shek? Whoa, oh, whoa, oh, oh.

/got nothin.
 
2020-10-29 4:37:37 PM  
I want a chairman with a smooth liquidation.
I want a chairman with good dividends.
At Citibank, we will meet accidentally.
We'll start to talk when XI borrows my pen.
Xi wants a car with a cup-holder armrest.
Xi wants a car that will get him there
Xi's changing his name
From Kitty to Karen
Xi's trading his MG for a white Chrysler LeBaron
I want a chairman with a short skirt and a long Mao jacket.
 
2020-10-29 4:40:51 PM  

Uzzah: I want a chairman with a smooth liquidation.
I want a chairman with good dividends.
At Citibank, we will meet accidentally.
We'll start to talk when XI borrows my pen.
Xi wants a car with a cup-holder armrest.
Xi wants a car that will get him there
Xi's changing his name
From Kitty to Karen
Xi's trading his MG for a white Chrysler LeBaron
I want a chairman with a short skirt and a long Mao jacket.


How can you afford that Communist lifestyle?
 
2020-10-29 4:47:21 PM  
Xi sings from somewhere you can't see
Xi sits in the top of the greenest tree
Xi sends out an aroma of undefined love
It drips on down in a mist from above
Xi's just the girl, Xi's just the girl
The girl you want
 
2020-10-29 4:51:01 PM  
Xi, Xi screams in silence
A sullen riot penetrating through his mind
Waiting for a sign
To smash the silence with the brick of self-control
 
2020-10-29 4:56:01 PM  
But don't fall in loveXi's a beauty
Xi's one in a million dudes
Xi's a beauty
Why would I lie?
Why would I lie?
 
2020-10-29 5:05:23 PM  

Uzzah: I want a chairman with a smooth liquidation.
I want a chairman with good dividends.
At Citibank, we will meet accidentally.
We'll start to talk when XI borrows my pen.
Xi wants a car with a cup-holder armrest.
Xi wants a car that will get him there
Xi's changing his name
From Kitty to Karen
Xi's trading his MG for a white Chrysler LeBaron
I want a chairman with a short skirt and a long Mao jacket.


I want a girl with the right allocations
Who's fast, thorough, and sharp as a tack
Xi's playing with her jewelry
Xi's putting up her hair
Xi's touring the facilities
And picking up slack
 
2020-10-29 5:19:18 PM  
I told you about the seether before
You know the one who's neither or nor
Well here's another clue, if you please
The seether is Xi..
 
2020-10-29 6:26:44 PM  
In case no one told you, subby, this ain't no party. It certainly ain't no disco. So stop fooling around.
 
2020-10-29 6:36:13 PM  

BMulligan: In case no one told you, subby, this ain't no party. It certainly ain't no disco. So stop fooling around.


I got a girlfriend that's better than that
And Xi goes wherever Xi likes (there Xi goes)

I got a girlfriend that's better than that
Now everyone's getting involved
Xi's moving up going right through my heart
We might not ever get caught
Going right through (try to stay cool)
Going through, staying cool
I got a girlfriend Xi's better than that
And nothing is better than you
 
2020-10-30 2:24:08 AM  
If you've a date in Constantinople
Xi'll be waiting in Istanbul
 
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