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(VNY)   Chinese guards wanted lyrics of Eagles 'Hotel California'   ( vny.com) divider line
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1484 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Apr 2001 at 6:24 PM (17 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-04-16 06:54:14 PM  
Maybe "colitas" as in "...the warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air" -- makes more sense in Chinese than it does in English.
2001-04-16 08:35:10 PM  
Kind of reminds me of a scene in "3 Kings" when the arab guys asks Marky Mark what the Hell is up with Michael Jackson..
2001-04-16 08:45:40 PM  
There's an article on the straight dope regarding what colitas means. I submitted the article, but I doubt it'll get posted. So anyhoo, here it is. And I'm too lazy to write the a href stuff. So paste it your own damn self. http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a5_001.html
2001-04-16 08:48:45 PM  
God help me, I could have written it all for them off the top of my head. (I wish I had somthing useful in this lumber-room.)
2001-04-16 09:14:27 PM  
Me too, Nanookanano - and I'm one of those mid-20's kids who weren't even born at the time the song was released. It's called "variety", some claim it's the spice of life.
2001-04-16 09:17:28 PM  
I'm mid 30's, and I was a body-surfing beach bum in southern California in my 'teens.
2001-04-16 09:25:54 PM  
BTW: "Colitas" are the resinous tips of the evil weed. Of course, my knowledge in this area is *only* academic. \;\
2001-04-16 10:04:26 PM  
No, for god sakes man don't give it to them! They will use it to torture their prisoners of war, evil bastards...
2001-04-16 10:16:53 PM  
Yeah, I hope the chinese keep it and never give it back.
2001-04-16 11:23:16 PM  
The real problem is that the song is a critical condemnation of the 'wasteoid' mentality of the California lifestyle of the Seventies. So, the Chinese will probably use the lyrics as 'further proof' of our decadence.
2001-04-17 12:23:03 AM  
This is probably biased and incorrect and all that, but I picture a bunch of Chinese guys who now think they're the coolest dudes in all of China, butchering the hell out of the lyrics: "warm smerr of coritas..."
2001-04-17 12:28:39 AM  
I find it idiotic that they waste their time interrogating people for information that could easily be found in under a minute on google.
2001-04-17 10:36:56 AM  
As if the Chinese have the kind of access to the internet that we do.

Funny how you take the little things for granted. You know, like freedom.

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