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2017-11-14 09:50:25 AM  
Yeah, I saw that. It was called Ferngully.
They made it into ta movie.
It was called Avatar.
 
2017-11-14 10:26:54 AM  
And all of this time I thought that we built this city on rock and roll. Huh.
/yes, I know that Alaska is a state
 
2017-11-14 10:33:20 AM  
All kidding aside, Whiskey and Dynamite would be an awesome C&W band name.
 
2017-11-14 11:01:40 AM  
Seems like an unstable, albeit awesome, foundation.
 
2017-11-14 11:36:12 AM  

RJReves: All kidding aside, Whiskey and Dynamite would be an awesome C&W band name.


*googles* It's apparently the name of a former bluegrass band from Sweden, does that count?
 
2017-11-14 01:15:25 PM  
"They built Alaska on Whisky and Dynamite."

And it shows.
 
2017-11-14 01:15:28 PM  
Seems like an unstable foundation.
 
2017-11-14 01:15:49 PM  
Pretty sure it was built on land stolen from the native people.
 
2017-11-14 01:20:07 PM  
Thank god there are no monkeys in Alaska.

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2017-11-14 01:20:24 PM  
I can see Putin from my cave in Alaska
 
2017-11-14 01:22:14 PM  

chuggernaught: Pretty sure it was built on land stolen from the native people.


Bought, With whiskey and dynamite.
 
2017-11-14 01:28:19 PM  

Bowen: Seems like an unstable foundation.


I think it depends on how old the whiskey and dynamite are. I mean, if either is sweating, I'm worried.
 
2017-11-14 01:28:36 PM  

chuggernaught: Pretty sure it was built on land stolen from the native people.


Yeah.  I'd also like to point out that Russia had a big hand in creating modern Alaska.   I lived in Kodiak and every little village in western AK at least has an onion dome Church in it.    Lots of Russian surnames and street names,  islands, etc.

I was there when, in the early 80's,  a Soviet research vessel showed up.  They parked at the ferry dock and the ladies especially were all ready to hit the American streets and especially the American shopping (dressed in their best 10 years out of date clothes).   The first things they see are Baranov House, the Russian Orthodox Church and the RO Seminary.   The RO priests came down to greet them and some of the older Native aunties were speaking Russian with them.

There were a few disconcerted looks on the Soviet faces, till they got to the shops.   America!
 
2017-11-14 01:29:28 PM  
It didn't work out so well with my proposed hunting cabin.
 
2017-11-14 01:33:44 PM  
Last Saturday night, I was drinking dynamite
After the whiskey ran dry,
Drunk as a skunk, before I blew up
And outshone the Northern Lights!


/guess I wrote half a country song...
 
2017-11-14 01:35:24 PM  
And nothing has changed?
 
2017-11-14 01:36:11 PM  

WelldeadLink: chuggernaught: Pretty sure it was built on land stolen from the native people.

Bought, With whiskey and dynamite.


and I don't think much was built, either.  More like a few resting spots carved out and some gullies shored up to toss the empties in.
 
2017-11-14 01:41:59 PM  

RJReves: All kidding aside, Whiskey and Dynamite would be an awesome C&W band name.


I was thinking a Highwaymen cover band.
 
2017-11-14 01:47:33 PM  
chuggernaught

Pretty sure it was built by Chinese slaves on land stolen from the native people.

Fixed that to reflect reality, sadly.....
 
2017-11-14 01:51:54 PM  

beezeltown: Last Saturday night, I was drinking dynamite
After the whiskey ran dry,
Drunk as a skunk, before I blew up
And outshone the Northern Lights!

/guess I wrote half a country song...


And then your truck drove away with itself.
 
2017-11-14 01:52:43 PM  

I Ate Shergar: RJReves: All kidding aside, Whiskey and Dynamite would be an awesome C&W band name.

*googles* It's apparently the name of a former bluegrass band from Sweden, does that count?


That's disappointing.
 
2017-11-14 01:52:54 PM  

RJReves: beezeltown: Last Saturday night, I was drinking dynamite
After the whiskey ran dry,
Drunk as a skunk, before I blew up
And outshone the Northern Lights!

/guess I wrote half a country song...

And then your truck drove away with itself.


...and ran over your ole hound dog.
 
2017-11-14 02:01:58 PM  
The whiskey is just for medicinal purposes, and the dynamite is for fun.
 
2017-11-14 02:08:06 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Thank god there are no monkeys in Alaska.

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"Please, do not drink with the dynamite monkey"
 
2017-11-14 02:08:29 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Thank god there are no monkeys in Alaska.

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They freeze to death in the winter.
 
2017-11-14 02:15:07 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Thank god there are no monkeys in Alaska.

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*Heh*

Glad to see someone took care of this ;-)
 
2017-11-14 02:21:51 PM  
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2017-11-14 02:24:48 PM  

Subtonic: RJReves: beezeltown: Last Saturday night, I was drinking dynamite
After the whiskey ran dry,
Drunk as a skunk, before I blew up
And outshone the Northern Lights!

/guess I wrote half a country song...

And then your truck drove away with itself.

...and ran over your ole hound dog.


And the dog ran over my wife...
 
2017-11-14 02:28:30 PM  
Including that first marriage to each other, Smith has been married a total of five times and Hocking six times.
"We're not very good at it, let's put it that way," Smith said.


Wow. I'm glad they've found each other - and good they're making a go of it, but getting married once was enough for me.
 
2017-11-14 02:29:19 PM  
Does this make the state baked?
 
2017-11-14 03:20:37 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: And all of this time I thought that we built this city on rock and roll. Huh.
/yes, I know that Alaska is a state


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2017-11-14 04:19:42 PM  
I thought they built it on rock and roll. You are welcome for that ear worm.
 
2017-11-14 04:24:10 PM  
K, I just saw the post before mine, forgive me for I am an idiot.
 
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