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(WBUR Boston)   It's Thanksgiving, and the real Alice from "Alice's Restaurant" needs some help   (wbur.org) divider line
    More: Sad, Arlo Guthrie, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Thanksgiving, Alice's friends, Alice Brock, Alice's Restaurant, 80-year-old's wry wit, lot of people  
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6132 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Nov 2020 at 7:30 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-11-26 5:17:52 PM  
I'm not crying, you're crying
 
2020-11-26 5:34:36 PM  
And I was jumping up and down yelling DONATE! DONATE! DONATE! And the farkers came over and started jumping up and down with me yelling DONATE! DONATE! DONATE! And the mod came over and said, "You're our boy!" Dont  feel so good about that.
 
2020-11-26 6:20:45 PM  
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2020-11-26 6:35:07 PM  
Just donated in memory of the night I sat at a bar with Arlo drinking Guinness and discussing the merits of the English pint.
 
2020-11-26 7:09:05 PM  
Arlo should assign her the royalties.
 
2020-11-26 7:34:45 PM  
Maybe the Dinghy will work for free.
 
2020-11-26 7:37:38 PM  
I feel bad.
 
2020-11-26 7:42:18 PM  
Pete. Boat. Yeah.
 
2020-11-26 7:43:53 PM  
 
2020-11-26 7:47:21 PM  
It seems that this has nothing to do with these people:

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2020-11-26 7:48:04 PM  

dammit just give me a login: Arlo should assign her the royalties.


My understanding is she's largely eschewed anything from the song and movie.
 
2020-11-26 7:48:39 PM  
We all need help. We all would appreciate that. At least, he would say he would.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2020-11-26 7:48:48 PM  
They've already raised almost the $120k of their goal, but hopefully it will go over that.  She will surely have more medical bills.

/USA! USA!
 
2020-11-26 7:50:05 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: It seems that this has nothing to do with these people:

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"The best defense is a good offense."
-Mel
 
2020-11-26 7:52:36 PM  
With a few nasty words to Obie on the side, just for old times' sake.
 
2020-11-26 7:55:00 PM  
If I can apply shackles to her and hang her from the ceiling with a giant sign that reads "Alice in Chains!", I will donate the $120,000. I get to share the pictures, also.
 
2020-11-26 7:57:32 PM  

tasteme: If I can apply shackles to her and hang her from the ceiling with a giant sign that reads "Alice in Chains!", I will donate the $120,000. I get to share the pictures, also.


Let's talk.
 
2020-11-26 7:59:13 PM  
As long as I'm not the one that has to take out the garbage.
 
2020-11-26 8:02:50 PM  

FNG: They've already raised almost the $120k of their goal, but hopefully it will go over that.  She will surely have more medical bills.

/USA! USA!


They are over it by 7k right now.
 
2020-11-26 8:03:57 PM  
I remember the song. Memories of that time still resonate. I hope things work out for Alice. Looking back it seems the world sounded and functioned better. I was in my twenties, learning English, trying to find my way around in a world different from the one I grew up in. And America was the land of milk and honey?  How things change!  And now you've got Trump.  Can things get any better?
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2020-11-26 8:07:06 PM  

bobug: FNG: They've already raised almost the $120k of their goal, but hopefully it will go over that.  She will surely have more medical bills.

/USA! USA!

They are over it by 7k right now.


Nice!  Good on everyone who is helping her out.
 
2020-11-26 8:16:16 PM  

solokumba: Maybe these guys could help.


I was wondering that. Arlo himself has had to retire recently due to health issues, but I would think he'd be first in line to help her out.
 
2020-11-26 8:17:31 PM  
Why does she need that much?
 
2020-11-26 8:24:36 PM  

WelldeadLink: Why does she need that much?


To hire Van Halen for her birthday band?

/too soon
 
2020-11-26 8:28:20 PM  
Her medical care costs 60,000 bucks a year.

And she's very old, very sick, and has no money.

I listened to the song yesterday and it made my eyes water.  I ended up on the Group W bench too when I went for my draft physical (I bounced a check in college for 12 bucks) and they sent me home.  While waiting for a moral waiver, I took the opportunity to join the Air Force.  I ended up in Vietnam anyway, but at least I wasn't a ground pounder.

I'll send in a few bucks, in memory of the days when I was young, stupid, innocent, and had my life before me.
 
2020-11-26 8:35:46 PM  
While I have heard the phrase "Alice's Restaurant", I never knew what it was referring to.
 
2020-11-26 8:44:48 PM  
We nudged-nudged winked-winked at the you can get ANYTHING you want at Alice's rest a wraunt.
 
2020-11-26 8:51:27 PM  
Donated. Fond memories of that song, and later bonding with my daughters over it. She seems to have such a generous spirit.
/Also smoking hot, back in the day.
 
2020-11-26 8:53:29 PM  
This just proves why decent people never achieve the success that assholes can. You just can't care about others.
 
2020-11-26 9:07:43 PM  
Love the song. Her story is inspirational. Donated.

Just glad I don't have to pick up the garbage in the snow.
 
2020-11-26 9:21:43 PM  
Used to listen to that song over, over & over every Thanksgiving still do but on my CD.......most radio stations where I live now, don't play it for 24 hours like WCSX in De-toilet did.
 
2020-11-26 9:23:55 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: It seems that this has nothing to do with these people:

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Kiss my grits.
 
2020-11-26 9:25:14 PM  
She should have saved more for rainy day. Right?
 
2020-11-26 9:40:48 PM  

bfh0417: She should have saved more for rainy day. Right?


She did.  She saved people, not money.  Now people are saving her.
 
2020-11-26 9:46:43 PM  

WelldeadLink: Why does she need that much?


Because in the US, medical care is crushingly expensive, even with insurance.

And Provincetown is pricey. Beautiful, amazing, but pricey.
 
2020-11-26 9:51:02 PM  
I tossed in a C.  Love Dini too.
 
2020-11-26 9:51:40 PM  

namegoeshere: WelldeadLink: Why does she need that much?

Because in the US, medical care is crushingly expensive, even with insurance.

And Provincetown is pricey. Beautiful, amazing, but pricey.


my family has a place on the cape. It's pricey everywhere.
 
2020-11-26 9:55:05 PM  

ingo: bfh0417: She should have saved more for rainy day. Right?

She did.  She saved people, not money.  Now people are saving her.


I'll keep on throwing in as she needs it. She's folkloric/legendary for helping others out.
 
2020-11-26 10:04:58 PM  

gar1013: Moniker o' Shame: It seems that this has nothing to do with these people:

[nostalgiacentral.com image 850x589]

"The best defense is a good offense."
-Mel


Boot to the head!
 
2020-11-26 10:49:46 PM  

WelldeadLink: Why does she need that much?


Provincetown, MA ain't cheap
 
2020-11-26 10:51:59 PM  

bfh0417: She should have saved more for rainy day. Right?


Are you cheerleading now?
 
2020-11-26 11:02:25 PM  

knobmaker: Her medical care costs 60,000 bucks a year.

And she's very old, very sick, and has no money.

I listened to the song yesterday and it made my eyes water.  I ended up on the Group W bench too when I went for my draft physical (I bounced a check in college for 12 bucks) and they sent me home.  While waiting for a moral waiver, I took the opportunity to join the Air Force.  I ended up in Vietnam anyway, but at least I wasn't a ground pounder.

I'll send in a few bucks, in memory of the days when I was young, stupid, innocent, and had my life before me.


Week 5 of army basic (joined shortly after 9/11), for me and everyone else in my platoon: I think we forked up. At that point we realized that if we had gone Air force, basic would be over. But, nooooo, we had to try to be pseudo badass. At that single point we all realized that riding a desk wouldn't be that bad.
 
2020-11-26 11:13:15 PM  
What a terribly pretentious piece of crap song. But if she needs help, I'm glad she's getting it.
 
2020-11-26 11:18:55 PM  

village_idiot: This just proves why decent people never achieve the success that assholes can. You just can't care about others.


You just can't measure success by the height of your pile of greed paper.
 
2020-11-26 11:25:34 PM  
Anyone here ever had to sit on the Group W bunch?
 
2020-11-26 11:32:48 PM  
As God is my witness, I thought Arlo Guthrie could fly.
 
2020-11-26 11:40:47 PM  
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Not mine, except for fixing the spelling of restaurant.
 
2020-11-27 1:00:34 AM  

gar1013: Moniker o' Shame: It seems that this has nothing to do with these people:

[nostalgiacentral.com image 850x589]

"The best defense is a good offense."
-Mel


Also quoted by Ed Grubermann.
 
2020-11-27 1:07:44 AM  

Mock26: Anyone here ever had to sit on the Group W bunch?


Half of the group w bench in the movie were my cousins.  Groovy times, man✌🏻
 
2020-11-27 3:11:02 AM  
Dad had gotten a good case of burst appendix and peritonitis just before he was drafted and walked out immediately on hospital release for induction, skinny as a rail.  1A.  With a sort of asterisk that meant that instead of going all the way to the South Pacific he was assigned to electronics classes and radio repair in Hawaii for the Army Air Corps for the duration, relative paradise at that point, unless you hated Spam.
 
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