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The "You know what?" thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by miss kermie, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    When listening to Disco music, you absolutely MUST:

    Wear a white jacket and pants
    Have shades on
    Wear your hair in a ridiculously huge afro
    Move your arm up and down with your finger pointed
     
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  2. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    The pioneers of funk:
    James Brown
    Sly Stone
    George Clinton (and his whole Parliament/Funkadelic empire)
    Bootsy Collins (a Clinton protégée who came into his own with Bootsy's Rubber Band).

    Disco was more in the hands of producers like Giorgio Moroder, Robert Stigwood, and such. And most disco acts ended up on Neil Bogart's Casablanca label. Apart from KISS, the disco roster included the Village People, Donna Summer, and Lipps Inc.
     
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I like Tom Hanks, he's a good actor and all, but I just don't know if I can see him as Mister Rogers . . . sure, he pulled off Walt Disney in SAVING MR. BANKS, but I just can't envision him as Mister Rogers. . . .
     
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  4. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    How about Bob Ross then?
     
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  5. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    TOM HANKS CAN PLAY ANYTHING AND ANYONE. POINT. BLANK. PERIOD
     
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  6. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Tom Hanks has been more gracious than most about his film career.
    I remember first seeing him in the sitcom "Bosom Buddies" with Peter Scolari. Tom's career skyrocketed, Peter, meh (apart from his Newhart gig). But Tom lobbied to get him bit parts in several of his films.

    Maybe as Mr. Rogers, Tom will have Peter cast as Mr. McFeeley (if not Trolley!) 8)
     
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  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Hey @fuzzygobo, how about this for a disco tune that'll easily get stuck in your head?

     
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  8. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    Nice bass line to it. This is actually pretty decent.
    The middle section could have easily been used for the opening theme for "CHiPS" and nobody would know the difference.
     
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    And, uh, it also helps to have a visual aid while listening, such as this crazy piece by yours truly:
    https://simanettefan.deviantart.com/art/D-I-S-C-O-509862379
    :p :p :p
     
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  10. fuzzygobo

    fuzzygobo Well-Known Member

    While the show was on hiatus, this wouldn't be too much of a stretch.

    Burns actually looks hip in polyester. Can't see Winchester gettin' down.
     
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    No, me either. Frank would have wanted to try to fit in . . . Charles on the other hand, he would definitely have dismissed disco culture altogether as another example of just how far western civilization had crumbled into a bohemian nightmare.

    Plus, the record was released while Burns was still on the show, so it seems to fit better anyway.
     
  12. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    My nana died tonight, and . . . I honestly don't really know how I feel about it. I was never particularly close to her, and she really wasn't like the kind of cookie-baking, cheek-pinching, slobbery-kissing grandmothers you saw on TV (and she could be really, really strict with both my mom and aunt when they were growing up). On top of that, it was kind of inevitable this day was coming eventually: she's been in a nurse home with dementia for the past several years, so it's really been a slow decline, and it was obvious she was living on borrowed time. But, she's still family, so it's still sad just the same.
     
  13. MikaelaMuppet

    MikaelaMuppet Well-Known Member

    Sorry for your loss. My grandmother died 5 years ago as a matter of fact.
     
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I've found that I've somehow managed to do a passable job puppeteering with my left hand - or, at least, I can lip sync better with my left hand than I used to be able to (not sure if I can work rods with my right hand, because it's like my right hand can't compute that, lol), even though it obviously still doesn't feel natural like it does with my right hand, but I mean if I had to puppeteer with my left hand, I can at least do it now.
     
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  15. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Yeah, same. I've been practicing with my left hand and can do a pretty passable job. The only problem is, my left arm isn't strong enough to stay up in the air nearly as long as my right.
     
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  16. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Active Member

    Wow, I'm the exact opposite. Make me puppeteer with my left hand and the puppet looks like one out of those crappy Christian public access shows, lol.
     
  17. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That's what it was like for me way back when . . . it brought home the point Caroll Spinney once made that, "Your left hand is stupid when you're right-handed." But, I suppose like with almost anything else, if you keep practicing and trying your best, you can eventually get good enough to pass.
     
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  18. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Active Member

    I guess I just never saw the point in learning how to puppeteer with my left hand when people at Henson and Sesame Workshop don't really focus on that kind of thing. But I'm in the process of writing a script with a character who is supposed to be puppeteered horribly so I'll use my left hand for that I guess.
     
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well I know at some point during the mid-70s, Jerry Nelson had a shoulder injury and he had to perform left-handed at the time (such as in the "Sex and Violence" TMS pilot). That's just a random example I can think of.
     
  20. Froggy Fool

    Froggy Fool Active Member

    Oh really? I hadn't noticed that he was using his left hand in that.
     


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