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FYI [Jun. 7th, 2007|09:48 pm]
The American Caliban
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[User Picture]From: 33mhz
2007-06-08 05:42 am (UTC)
A Lovecraftian Hollow Earth Tale

or

A Sermon on Popular Music
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-06-08 08:44 am (UTC)
Haha I like #1 a lot
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From: threepunchstuff
2007-06-08 05:45 am (UTC)
And Rock is located ONE STEP BEYOND
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[User Picture]From: seriesfinale
2007-06-08 06:27 am (UTC)
This Way Lies...
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[User Picture]From: nosrialleon
2007-06-08 07:32 am (UTC)
...Pietasters?
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[User Picture]From: seriesfinale
2007-06-08 08:40 am (UTC)
Heh
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-06-08 08:44 am (UTC)
You tell me! That's the Ska section at Amoeba!
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[User Picture]From: torgo_x
2007-06-09 07:33 am (UTC)

Pietasters

The first time, years ago, that I saw "Pietasters", I misparsed it as people who are bad at pie, or piety?, on the analogy of poetasters (poet-asters, see).

OED says:

"-aster: a. L. -aster, suffix of sbs. and adjs., expressing incomplete resemblance, hence generally pejorative (Diez); e.g. L. philosophaster a petty philosopher, oleaster a wild or bastard olive, surdaster a little deaf. Extensively used in Rom. langs. (It. -astro, Sp. -astro, -astre, Pr. -astre, OF. -astre, mod.F. -âtre), esp. in F. as adj. suffix, e.g. bleuâtre bluish, blanchâtre whitish, etc. In Eng. only in words from L. or Romance, e.g. astrologaster, grammaticaster, oleaster, poetaster, politicaster."

I'm WEIRD.

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[User Picture]From: rpkrajewski
2007-06-08 11:32 am (UTC)
Twas ever thus.
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[User Picture]From: handstil
2007-06-08 02:21 pm (UTC)
You know, a friend of mine reported that while shopping for some Judas Priest for her husband's birthday, she was alarmed to find that it had been moved from Metal to Rock. When she asked the two men working there "but...?" They said they play Priest on the classic rock station now, so it's considered Rock.
There is so much wrong with this.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-06-08 08:16 pm (UTC)
you're right that this is a mistake. however, i still support moving Metallica to Oldies
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[User Picture]From: klikitak
2007-06-08 04:29 pm (UTC)

You skankin' pickle, you!

Does this mean I can get you a porkpie and some checkered suspenders?!
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[User Picture]From: fimmtiu
2007-06-08 04:54 pm (UTC)

Come in under the shadow of this red rock

But I thought madness was all in the mind!
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[User Picture]From: fattmike
2007-06-08 08:25 pm (UTC)
To prove the point...

I am a rock.

I am an island.

Hello madness, my old friend.
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[User Picture]From: thefalsegods
2007-06-10 08:14 pm (UTC)

I thought Madness was in the middle of the street? I mean, that's where their house is, right? Or were they big fucking liars?
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2007-06-10 08:57 pm (UTC)
Something told them that they had to get away from it.
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