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SEEWALD: An American Musical about a Forgotten Fundie Father馃ぉ

2020.09.29 07:26 _craigularjoe SEEWALD: An American Musical about a Forgotten Fundie Father馃ぉ

Ok someone rewrote the Schuyler Sisters song a few weeks ago and now I cannot stop parodying Hamilton songs about the Duggars. My deepest apologies to Mr. Lin Manuel Miranda for defrauding your beautiful work.
Opening number, Benjamin Seewald:
How does a kool aid drinking, son of a cult family Bible thumping man, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot
In Arkansas by Tontitown
impoverished in squalor, grow up to be a stoner and a baller?
The one-dollar fundie daughter with a creepy father
Got a lot farther by grifting a lot harder
Not from being smarter
Or being a self-starter
By seventeen, they placed him in charge of something larger
And while all the girls were being married off and carted away
Across the plains, he struggled and kept his guard up
Inside, he was longing for something to be a part of
The brother was ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter
Then a baby boy came, and he gave him a weird name
Our man saw his future drip, dripping down the drain
Put a pencil to his temple, connected it to his brain
And he wrote his first refrain, an ode to sweet Mary Jane
Well, the word got around, they said, this kid is insane, man
Popped out a buncha babies and never really had a real plan
Enjoy the nice sedation, don't forget from whence you came
And the world is gonna know your name
What's your name, man?
Benjamin Seewald
My name is Benjamin Seewald
And there's a million joints I haven't smoked
But just you wait, just you wait
It wasn鈥檛 long before he and Jessa split, full of it, debt-ridden
Two years later, Ben kept his stash well-hidden
Half-dead sittin' on the birth couch, the scent thick
And Ben got better but that couch still made him sick
Moved in with the Vuolos, but they found the weed Ben tried to hide
Left him with nothin' but ruined pride, something new inside
A voice saying, "Ben, you gotta fend for yourself" He started retreatin' and smokin鈥 every weed strain on the shelf
There would have been nothin' left to do for someone less astute
He woulda been dead or destitute without TLC鈥檚 contribution
Started workin', clerkin' for his late night marijuana fix
Tryin鈥 out cocaine and rum and all the things he shouldn鈥檛 mix
Scammin' for every nug he can get his hands on
Plannin' for the future see him now as he stands on
The bow of a plane headed for the new land
In Cali you can be a new man
In Cali you can be a new man (just you wait)
In Cali you can be a new man (just you wait)
In Cali you can be a new man
In Cali, Cali
Just you wait
Benjamin Seewald
Benjamin Seewald
We are waiting in the wings for you
Waiting in the wings for you
You could never back down
You never learned to take your time
Oh, Benjamin Seewald
Benjamin Seewald
When the stoners all sing for you
Will they know what you overcame?
Will they know you rewrote your game?
The world will never be the same, oh
The plane is on the runway now
See if you can spot him (just you wait)
Another fundie man comin' up from the bottom (just you wait)
His enemies destroyed his rep, Jessa plain forgot him
Joe, Austin, John David: We, fought with him
Asa: Me, I died for him
Jinger: Me, I trusted him
Jessa: Me, I loved him
Jerm: And me, I'm the damn fool that caught him (caught him, caught him)
There's a million things I haven't done
But just you wait
What's your name, man?
Benjamin Seewald
The Story of Tonight (The scenery/connotations will be about the wives being joyfully available) Feat Ben, John David, Thicc Daddy Joe and Austin:
Raise a glass to Jesus
Something she can never take away
No matter what they tell you
Raise some tots to the four of us
Tomorrow there鈥檒l be more of us
Telling the story of tonight
Dear Theodosia (Jerm as Aaron Burr, singing to prop):
Stock photo baby what to say to you?
You have 2 eyes, and your mother鈥檚 middle name
When you came into my world you cried, and it hurt my ears
Now I鈥檓 instagramming every day with you
Although a kid doesn鈥檛 really match my style
When you smile, the likes and comments top the charts
Man I know I am so smart
You will come of age in fundie nation
But I don鈥檛 have a clue, 鈥榖out what to do with you
If we lay a strong enough foundation
I鈥檒l get my mega church, perhaps a spin-off too
And I鈥檒l blow us all away, someday, someday
Yeah I鈥檒l blow us all away, someday, someday
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2020.09.28 00:14 BrewersBot Postgame Thread: 9/27 Brewers @ Cardinals

Line Score - Final

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
MIL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 2
STL 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 7 0

Box Score

STL AB R H RBI BB SO BA
2B Wong, Ko 4 1 1 1 0 0 .265
3B Edman 4 0 0 0 0 3 .250
1B Goldschmidt 4 1 3 1 0 1 .304
LF Carlson 4 0 0 0 0 2 .200
C Molina 3 0 0 0 1 0 .262
SS DeJong 3 0 1 1 0 0 .250
RF Fowler 3 0 0 0 0 1 .233
CF Bader 3 2 2 1 0 1 .226
DH O'Neill 2 1 0 0 1 0 .173
STL IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA
Gomber 4.0 1 1 1 2 3 75-47 1.86
Gallegos 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 21-17 3.60
Cabrera, G 1.1 1 0 0 2 2 31-19 2.42
Reyes, Al 1.2 2 1 1 1 2 30-16 3.20
MIL AB R H RBI BB SO BA
CF Garc铆a, Av 5 0 0 0 0 2 .238
LF Yelich 2 1 1 0 2 0 .205
RF Braun 3 0 0 0 1 2 .233
1B Gyorko 4 0 1 0 0 2 .248
DH Vogelbach 3 0 0 1 0 0 .209
2B Hiura 4 0 0 0 0 2 .212
SS Arcia 3 1 1 0 1 1 .260
3B Ur铆as 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239
3B Sogard 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209
PH Taylor 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237
3B Peterson 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
C Nottingham 4 0 2 1 0 1 .188
MIL IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA
Anderson, B 2.0 2 2 2 1 1 38-23 4.21
Peralta, F 2.0 4 3 3 1 3 54-34 3.99
Topa 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 26-16 2.35
Yardley 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 12-8 1.54
Houser 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 7-3 5.30

Scoring Plays

Inning Event Score
B3 Kolten Wong singles on a ground ball to pitcher Freddy Peralta. Harrison Bader scores. Tyler O'Neill scores. Kolten Wong to 2nd. Throwing error by pitcher Freddy Peralta. 2-0
B3 Paul Goldschmidt singles on a line drive to left fielder Christian Yelich. Kolten Wong scores. 3-0
B3 Paul DeJong singles on a fly ball to left fielder Christian Yelich. Paul Goldschmidt scores. Yadier Molina to 2nd. 4-0
T4 Daniel Vogelbach grounds out sharply, third baseman Tommy Edman to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. Christian Yelich scores. Ryan Braun to 3rd. 4-1
B4 Harrison Bader homers (4) on a fly ball to left field. 5-1
T9 Jacob Nottingham singles on a ground ball to left fielder Dylan Carlson. Orlando Arcia scores. Jace Peterson to 2nd. 5-2

Highlights

Description Length HD
Avisa铆l Garc铆a makes tough catch, breaks glasses 0:52 HD
Bader, O'Neill score on Kolten Wong's sing 0:46 HD
Paul Goldschmidt drives in Wong on an RBI single 0:40 HD
Paul DeJong singles, scores Goldschmidt 0:44 HD
Brett Anderson forced out of game with blister issue 0:47 HD
Daniel Vogelbach drives in Yelich on an RBI groundout 0:26 HD
Austin Gomber strikes out Hiura, ends threat in 4th 0:11 HD
Harrison Bader crushes homer off Fredbird's painting 0:45 HD
Dakota Hudson to undergo Tommy John surgery 0:35 HD
Jace Peterson starts Brewers' triple play in 8th 0:29 HD
Alex Reyes fans Gyorko to get out of jam in 8th 0:18 HD
Alex Reyes In play, run(s) to Jacob Nottingham 0:15 HD
Avisail Garcia grounds out, second baseman Kolten Wong to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. 0:12 HD

Decisions

Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save
Gallegos (2-2, 3.60) Anderson, B (4-4, 4.21) Reyes, Al (1, 3.20)
Game ended at 5:14 PM.
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2020.09.27 23:11 saintpanda26 29 [M4F] Dallas, Tx/Anywhere- Sensitive, thoughtful guy seeks Wonderful Woman

Hi there! I hope your week is going well and thanks for taking the time to look at my post. I've been completely alone isolating for most of 6 months during quarantine, and am eager to find someone I can click with on a deep level.
to get a few things out of the way:
I am very liberal.
BLM
Supporter of planned parenthood.
Fuck Trump.
If you brag about how on fire for Jesus you are, we will not get along well.
My name is Austin! in college i was given the nickname Panda by friends. I find it very endearing and many people still call me that today.
I have an undergrad in history and education and a masters of divinity, though I wouldn't say I'm very religious at the moment.
I used to be a full time streamer and I have also competed professionally in hearthstone. i hit the top percentile or better in hearthstone, hs battlegrounds, pubg, fortnite, and league of legends.
D&d is a big part of my current life. I run many games, including starfinder, pathfinder 2e, d&d 5e. i love game systems and have a bunch of other ones I've wanted to try. I've also designed and created my own world with a history, lore, and a map.
I'm a huge proponent of empathy, kindness, and authenticity. I try to be real, open, and trustworthy. i don't play games, and i tend to blunt and straightforward. I like complimenting people and making them feel good.
I follow a bunch of e-sports. team liquid is my favorite team. I keep up with dota 2, league of legends, csgo, and somewhat follow hearthstone.
In college i used to play ultimate frisbee competitively. I was really good. I made a couple of all-region teams and we went from 4-24 my sophomore year to playing in the game to go to nationals my senior year.
I also like watching basketball, baseball and keep up with the ultimate scene.
In the last 2 months I've been making pretty substantial changes to my diet and exercise, and now make sure I get out for at least 2 miles on a walk 5-6 times a week, have cut soda and fried foods out of my regular diet. its been a big change but I'm proud of it.
music is a big part of my life, i used to sing in high school and college and love concerts. i mostly listen to metal/prog, but also have a soft spot for choral music and like anything that isn't country.
I'm open to a lot of different situations given the right person, ranging from dating seriously to stuff more casual. lets talk about it!
I'd love to hear about your passions and what is most important to you. I ask that if you reach out, to please share a photo. tell me about your favorite band, or your favorite game, or whatever else your heart loves most.
I value honesty over politeness, so even if you just have feedback about how I can make this more interesting/attractive to others, i would love to hear your constructive opinions.
Here is me!
https://imgur.com/NxDi6Lh
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope to hear back from you, and that you have a great day!
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2020.09.27 18:15 BrewersBot Game Chat: 9/27 Brewers (29-30) @ Cardinals (29-28) 2:15 PM

Brewers (29-30) @ Cardinals (29-28)

First Pitch: 2:15 PM at Busch Stadium
Pitcher TV Radio
Brewers Brett Anderson (4-3, 4.00 ERA) FSWI MIL Radio
Cardinals Austin Gomber (1-1, 1.80 ERA) FSMW KMOX, WJIR (ES)
MLB Fangraphs Brooks Baseball Reddit Stream IRC Chat
Gameday Game Graph Strikezone Map Live Comments Freenode: #reddit-baseball

Line Score - Game Over

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
MIL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 2
STL 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 5 7 0

Box Score

STL AB R H RBI BB SO BA MIL AB R H RBI BB SO BA
2B Wong, Ko 4 1 1 1 0 0 .265 CF Garc铆a, Av 5 0 0 0 0 2 .238
3B Edman 4 0 0 0 0 3 .250 LF Yelich 2 1 1 0 2 0 .205
1B Goldschmidt 4 1 3 1 0 1 .304 RF Braun 3 0 0 0 1 2 .233
LF Carlson 4 0 0 0 0 2 .200 1B Gyorko 4 0 1 0 0 2 .248
C Molina 3 0 0 0 1 0 .262 DH Vogelbach 3 0 0 1 0 0 .209
SS DeJong 3 0 1 1 0 0 .250 2B Hiura 4 0 0 0 0 2 .212
RF Fowler 3 0 0 0 0 1 .233 SS Arcia 3 1 1 0 1 1 .260
CF Bader 3 2 2 1 0 1 .226 3B Ur铆as 1 0 0 0 0 0 .239
DH O'Neill 2 1 0 0 1 0 .173 3B Sogard 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209
PH Taylor 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237
3B Peterson 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
C Nottingham 4 0 2 1 0 1 .188
STL IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA MIL IP H R ER BB SO P-S ERA
Gomber 4.0 1 1 1 2 3 75-47 1.86 Anderson, B 2.0 2 2 2 1 1 38-23 4.21
Gallegos 2.0 1 0 0 0 3 21-17 3.60 Peralta, F 2.0 4 3 3 1 3 54-34 3.99
Cabrera, G 1.1 1 0 0 2 2 31-19 2.42 Topa 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 26-16 2.35
Reyes, Al 1.2 2 1 1 1 2 30-16 3.20 Yardley 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 12-8 1.54
Houser 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 7-3 5.30

Scoring Plays

Inning Event Score
B3 Kolten Wong singles on a ground ball to pitcher Freddy Peralta. Harrison Bader scores. Tyler O'Neill scores. Kolten Wong to 2nd. Throwing error by pitcher Freddy Peralta. 2-0
B3 Paul Goldschmidt singles on a line drive to left fielder Christian Yelich. Kolten Wong scores. 3-0
B3 Paul DeJong singles on a fly ball to left fielder Christian Yelich. Paul Goldschmidt scores. Yadier Molina to 2nd. 4-0
T4 Daniel Vogelbach grounds out sharply, third baseman Tommy Edman to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. Christian Yelich scores. Ryan Braun to 3rd. 4-1
B4 Harrison Bader homers (4) on a fly ball to left field. 5-1
T9 Jacob Nottingham singles on a ground ball to left fielder Dylan Carlson. Orlando Arcia scores. Jace Peterson to 2nd. 5-2

Highlights

Description Length HD
Avisa铆l Garc铆a makes tough catch, breaks glasses 0:52 HD
Bader, O'Neill score on Kolten Wong's sing 0:46 HD
Paul Goldschmidt drives in Wong on an RBI single 0:40 HD
Paul DeJong singles, scores Goldschmidt 0:44 HD
Brett Anderson forced out of game with blister issue 0:47 HD
Daniel Vogelbach drives in Yelich on an RBI groundout 0:26 HD
Austin Gomber strikes out Hiura, ends threat in 4th 0:11 HD
Harrison Bader crushes homer off Fredbird's painting 0:45 HD
Dakota Hudson to undergo Tommy John surgery 0:35 HD
Jace Peterson starts Brewers' triple play in 8th 0:29 HD
Alex Reyes fans Gyorko to get out of jam in 8th 0:18 HD
Alex Reyes In play, run(s) to Jacob Nottingham 0:15 HD
Avisail Garcia grounds out, second baseman Kolten Wong to first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. 0:12 HD

Decisions

Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save
Gallegos (2-2, 3.60) Anderson, B (4-4, 4.21) Reyes, Al (1, 3.20)
Game ended at 5:14 PM.
Remember to sort by new to keep up!
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2020.09.26 15:42 Zipdox So you're a gamer? Name every game.

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64 Oozumou 2
64 Trump Collection: Alice no Waku Waku Trump World
64 de Hakken! Tamagotchi Minna de Tamagotchi World
688 Attack Sub
7 Blades
7 Days to Die
7 Sins
7 Wonders II
7 Wonders of the Ancient World
7 Wonders: Treasures of Seven
7'scarlet
700-Banjin no Atama o Yokusuru: Chou Keisan DS - 13000-Mon + Image Keisan
720 Degrees
77: Beyond the Milky Way
7th Dragon
7th Dragon 2020
7th Dragon 2020-II
7th Dragon III Code: VFD
8 Eyes
8-Bit Armies
88 Heroes
88 Heroes: 98 Heroes Edition
8BallAllstars
90 Minutes: European Prime Goal
90 Minutes: Sega Championship Football
989 Sports Demo Disc
99 Nendohan: Eitango Center 1500
99 no Namida
u/field
A Boy and His Blob
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia
A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life / Tigger's Honey Hunt / Tarzan - Collector's Edition
A Bug's Life Activity Centre
A King's Tale: Final Fantasy XV
A Labyrinth Game / Supermind
A Mars Moose Adventure - Cosmic Quest 1: City Sights
A Mars Moose Adventure - Cosmic Quest 2: Fairy Tale Island
A Mars Moose Adventure - Cosmic Quest 3: Race Through France
A Mars Moose Adventure - Stay & Play 1: In the Clubhouse
A Mars Moose Adventure - Stay & Play 2: In Mars' Bedroom
A Mars Moose Adventure - Stay & Play 3: In Lonnie's Classroom
A Mars Moose Adventure - Walkabout 1: The Natural History Museum
A Mars Moose Adventure - Walkabout 2: The Shakespeare Festival
A Mars Moose Adventure - Walkabout 3: World Sports Day
A Nanjarin
A Rose in the Twilight
A Witch's Tale
A Year at Pooh Corner
A-Rank Thunder Tanjouhen
A-Ressha de Ikou
A-Ressha de Ikou 2001
A-Ressha de Ikou 2001 Perfect Set
A-Ressha de Ikou 3D NEO
A-Ressha de Ikou DS
A-Ressha de Ikou DS: Navigation Pack
A-Ressha de Ikou MD
A-Ressha de Ikou Z: Mezase! Tairiku Oudan
A-Train 3D: City Simulator
A-Train 6
A-Train HX
A-Train: City Simulator
A-Train: Trains - Power - Money
A. IV Evolution: A-Ressha de Ikou 4
A.C.E.: Another Century's Episode
A.C.E.: Another Century's Episode 2
A.C.E.: Another Century's Episode 3: The Final
A.C.E.: Another Century's Episode R
A.III: A-Ressha de Ikou III
A.P.B.
A.S.P. Air Strike Patrol
A.W. Phoenix Festa
A/X-101
A2 Racer II
A2 Racer III: Europa Tour
A5: A-Ressha de Ikou 5
AAAHH!!! Real Monsters
ABBA: You Can Dance
ABC Monday Night Football
ABPA Backgammon
ABZU
AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack
AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack
ACB Total 2010/2011
ACME Animation Factory
ADK Tamashii
AFL 99
AFL Live 2004
AH-3 Thunderstrike
AI Igo
AI Igo 2003
AI Igo: Saturn Version
AI Mahjong
AI Mahjong 2003
AI Mahjong Selection
AI Shogi
AI Shogi 2
AI Shogi 2 Deluxe
AI Shogi 2000
AI Shogi 2003
AI Shogi 3
AI Shogi Selection
AIII S.V.: A-Ressha de Ikou 3 Super Version
AKB1/149: Renai Sousenkyo
AKB1/48: Idol to Guam de Koishitara...
AKB1/48: Idol to Koishitara...
AKB48+Me
ALC no 10-Punkan Eigo Master: Chuukyuu
ALC no 10-Punkan Eigo Master: Joukyuu
ALC no 10-Punkan Eigo Master: Shokyuu
ALF
AMF Bowling 2004
AMF Bowling Pinbusters!
AMF Bowling World Lanes
AMF Xtreme Bowling
AR Games
ARK: Survival Evolved
ASCII Entertainment Demo Disc
ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat
ATP Tour Championship Tennis
ATV Mania
ATV Offroad Fury
ATV Offroad Fury 2
ATV Offroad Fury 3
ATV Offroad Fury 4
ATV Offroad Fury Pro
ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails
ATV Quad Frenzy
ATV Quad Kings
ATV Quad Power Racing 2
ATV Racers
ATV Racing
ATV Renegades
ATV Thunder Ridge Riders / Monster Trucks Mayhem
ATV Wild Ride
ATV: Quad Power Racing
ATV: Thunder Ridge Riders
AV Poker World Gambler
Aa Harimanada
Aa Megami-sama
Aa Yakyuu Jinsei Icchokusen
Abadox: The Deadly Inner War
AbalaBurn
Abarenbou Princess
Absolute Supercars
Absolute: Blazing Infinity
Abunai Koi no Sousashitsu: Eternal Happiness
Abunai: Koi no Sousa Shitsu
Academy of Champions: Soccer
Accel World vs. Sword Art Online: Millennium Twilight
Accel World: Ginyoku no Kakusei
Accel World: Kasoku no Chouten
Accele Brid
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies
Ace Combat 2
Ace Combat 3: Electrosphere
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War
Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
Ace Combat 6: Kaihou e no Senka / Beautiful Katamari Damacy
Ace Combat 6: Kaihou e no Senka / Lost Planet: Colonies
Ace Combat Advance
Ace Combat Assault Horizon
Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy+
Ace Combat: Joint Assault
Ace Lightning
Ace o Nerae!
Ace of Aces
Aces of War
Aces of the Air
Acid
Acid Drop
Aconcagua
Acrobat Mission
Acrylic Palette: Irodori Cafe - Cheers
ActRaiser
ActRaiser 2
Action 52
Action Bass
Action Fighter
Action Girlz Racing
Action Man A.T.O.M.: Alpha Teens on Machines
Action Man: Destruction X
Action Man: Operation Extreme
Action Man: Robot Atak
Action Man: Search for Base X
Action Pachio
Action Pack: Prince of Persia Revelations, Driver 76, Rainbow Six Vegas
Active Health with Carol Vorderman
Active Life Explorer
Active Life Value Pack
Active Life: Extreme Challenge
Active Life: Magical Carnival
Active Life: Outdoor Challenge
Activision Anthology
Activision Classic Games
Activision Demo Action Pack
Activision Hits Remixed
Actua Golf 3
Actua Ice Hockey
Actua Ice Hockey 2
Actua Pool
Actua Soccer 2
Actua Soccer 3
Actua Soccer: Club Edition
Actua Tennis
Ad Lib Ouji ...to Fuyukai na Nakama-tachi!?
Adam & Eve
Adam's Venture Chronicles
Adam's Venture: Origins
Addams Family Values
Addie no Okurimono: To Moze from Addie
Adian no Tsue
Adiboo & Paziral's Secret
Adiboo and the Energy Thieves
Adibou Et L'Ombre Verte
Adidas Power Soccer
Adidas Power Soccer 2
Adidas Power Soccer 98
Adidas Power Soccer International '97
Adidas miCoach
Adrenalin Misfits
Adult Swim Collection
Advan Racing
Advance Guardian Heroes
Advance Wars
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
Advance Wars: Dual Strike
Advanced Daisenryaku 2001
Advanced Daisenryaku: Deutsch Dengeki Sakusen
Advanced Daisenryaku: Europe no Arashi - Doitsu Dengeki Sakusen
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: DragonStrike
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons of Flame
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the Beholder
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Iron & Blood: Warriors of Ravenloft
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin
Advanced V.G.
Advanced V.G. 2
Advanced World War: Sennen Teikoku no Koubou
Advent Rising
Adventure
Adventure II
Adventure Island
Adventure Island 3
Adventure Island II
Adventure Island II: Aliens in Paradise
Adventure Mega Pack
Adventure Player
Adventure Quiz Capcom World: Hatena no Daibouken
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!
Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations
Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
Adventure of Little Ralph
Adventure of Tokyo Disney Sea
Adventures in Letterland With Jack and Jill
Adventures of Dino Riki
Adventures of Lolo
Adventures of Lolo 2
Adventures of Lolo 3
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Adventures of Tron
Adventures of Yogi Bear
Adventures to Go!
Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos
Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault
Aeon Flux
AereA
Aerial Assault
Aero Blasters
Aero Dancing F: Todoroki Tsubasa no Hatsu Hikou
Aero Dancing i
Aero Dancing i: Jikai Sakuma de Machite Masen
Aero Dancing: Torodoki Taichou no Himitsu Disc
Aero Elite: Combat Academy
Aero Fighters
Aero Fighters 2
Aero Fighters 3
Aero Fighters Assault
Aero The Acro-Bat
Aero the Acro-Bat
Aero the Acro-Bat 2
Aero the Acro-bat
AeroGauge
AeroWings
AeroWings 2: Air Strike
Aerobics Revolution
Aerobiz
Aerobiz Supersonic
Aerostar
AeternoBlade
Afraid Gear
Afraid Gear Another
Afrika
Afro Inu: The Puzzle
Afro Samurai
After Armageddon Gaiden: Majuu Toushouden Eclipse
After Burner
After Burner II
After Burner III
After Burner: Black Falcon
After Burst
After Hours Athletes
After... Wasureenu Kizuna
Again: Interactive Crime Novel
Agarest Senki Mariage
Agassi Tennis Generation
Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun
Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Age of Empires: Mythologies
Age of Empires: The Age of Kings
Agent Armstrong: Himitsu Shirei Daisakusen
Agent Collection
Agent Hugo
Agent Hugo: Hula Holiday
Agent Hugo: Lemoon Twist
Agent Hugo: Roborumble
Agents of Mayhem
Aggressive Inline
Aggressors of Dark Kombat
Agile Warrior F-111X
Ai Cho Aniki
Ai Sensei no Oshiete: Watashi no Hoshi
Ai Senshi Nicol
Ai Yori Aoshi
Aibou DS
Aidyn Chronicles: The First Mage
Aigiina no Yogen: Balubalouk no Densetsu Yori
Aigina no Yogen: Balubalouk no Densetsu Yori
Aikagi
Aikatsu Stars! My Special Appeal
Aikatsu! 2-nin no My Princess
Aikatsu! 365-Hi no Idol Days
Aikatsu! Cinderella Lesson
Aikatsu! My No.1 Stage!
Ailu de Puzzle
Air
Air Battle!
Air Buster
Air Cavalry
Air Combat
Air Conflicts Double Pack
Air Conflicts: Aces of World War II
Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars - Ultimate Edition
Air Conflicts: Vietnam
Air Conflicts: Vietnam Ultimate Edition
Air Diver
Air Fortress
Air Hockey
Air Management '96
Air Race Championship
Air Raid
Air Raid 3
Air Raiders
Air Ranger 2 Plus: Rescue Helicopter
Air Ranger 2: Rescue Helicopter
Air Ranger: Rescue Helicopter
Air Rescue
Air Strike
Air Traffic Chaos
Air Zonk
Air-Sea Battle
AirBlade
AirBoarder 64
AirForce Delta
AirForce Delta Storm
AirForce Delta Strike
AirGrave
Airaki
Airborne Troops: Countdown to D-Day
Aircars
Airlock
Aironauts
Airs Adventure
Airship Q
Airwolf
Airwolf (Japan)
Aishiau Kotoshika Dekinai
Aisle Lord
Aitakute...Your Smiles in My Heart
Aiyoku no Eustia: Angel's Blessing
Aka-Chan Doubutsu Sono
Akagawa Jirou Mystery: Tsuki no Hikari
Akagawa Jirou Mystery: Yasoukyoku - Hon ni Manekareta Satsujin
Akagawa Jirou no Yuurei Ressha
Akagawa Jirou: Majotachi no Nemuri: Fukkatsusai
Akagawa Jirou: Yasoukyoku
Akagawa Jirou: Yasoukyoku 2
Akagi: Touhaiden
Akagi: Yami ni Furitatta Tensai
Akai Ito
Akai Ito DS
Akai Ito Destiny DS
Akai Katana
Akai Suna Ochiru Tsuki
Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka Portable
Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka: Parallel
Akatsuki no Amaneka to Aoi Kyojin
Akatsuki no Goei Trinity
Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino
Akazu no Ma
Akazukin ChaCha
Akiba's Beat
Akiba's Trip
Akiba's Trip 2+A
Akiba's Trip Plus
Akiba's Trip: Undead & Undressed
Akihabara Dennou Kumi Peta Pies!
Akira
Akira Psycho Ball
Akiyama Jin No Suugaku Mystery
Akko de Pon! Ikasama Hourouki
Akko ni Omakase! Brain Shock
Akogare Girls Collection: Lovely Youchien
Akogare Girls Collection: Mister Donut DS
Akogare Girls Collection: Ohanaya-San Monogatari
Akogare Girls Collection: Pika Pika Nurse Monogatari
Akogare Girls Collection: Suteki ni Nurse Days
Akudaikan
Akudaikan 2: Mousouden
Akudaikan 3
Akudaikan Manyuuki
Akudaikan Manyuuki: Seigi no Yaiba
Akuji the Heartless
Akuma Zensho Dainishuu
Akuma-kun: Makai no Wana
Akumajou Dracula
Akumajou Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku
Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun
Akuu Senki Raijin
Al Unser Jr.'s Road to the Top
Al Unser Jr.'s Turbo Racing
Alabama Meets Will Vi
Aladdin Magic Racer
Alan Hansen's Sports Challenge
Alan Wake
Alarm for Cobra 11: Crash Time
Alarm fuer Cobra 11 Vol II
Albert Odyssey
Albert Odyssey 2: Jashin no Taidou
Albert Odyssey: Legend of Eldean
Album Club: Mune Kyun * Saint Poria Jogakuin
Alcahest
Aldynes
Aleck Bordon Adventure: Tower & Shaft Advance
Alekhine's Gun
Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2001
Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2002
Alex Kidd in Miracle World
Alex Kidd in Shinobi World
Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
Alex Kidd: High-Tech World
Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars
Alex Rider: Stormbreaker
Alexandra Ledermann: Summer Camp Adventures
Alexi Lalas International Soccer
Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano
Alfred Chicken
Alfred's Adventure
Alia's Carnival! Sacrament
Alias
Alice in Cyberland
Alice in Wonderland
Alice no Paint Adventure
Alice on Borderlines
Alice's Mom's Rescue
Alice: Madness Returns
Alien
Alien 3
Alien Breed Trilogy
Alien Brigade
Alien Chaos 3D
Alien Crush
Alien Front Online
Alien Hominid
Alien Invaders Plus!
Alien Monster Bowling League
Alien Olympics
Alien Raiders
Alien Resurrection
Alien Soldier
Alien Storm
Alien Syndrome
Alien Trilogy
Alien vs. Predator
Alien vs. Predator: The Last of His Clan
Alien: Isolation
Alienators: Evolution Continues
Aliens Versus Predator: Extinction
Aliens in the Attic
Aliens vs. Predator
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Aliens: Infestation
Aliens: Thanatos Encounter
Alisia Dragoon
Alive
All 1
All Grown Up! Express Yourself
All Japan Pro Wrestling Featuring Virtua
All Japan Woman Pro Wrestling
All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation
All Kamen Rider: Rider Generation 2
All Kamen Rider: Rider Revolution
All Night Nippon Super Mario Bros.
All Round Hunter
All Star 5-A-Side Football
All Star Action
All Star Cheer Squad
All Star Cheer Squad 2
All Star Karate
All Star Pro-Wrestling
All Star Racing
All Star Racing 2
All Star Soccer
All Star Tennis '99
All Star Tennis 2000
All Star Tennis 99
All Star Watersports
All-Pro Basketball
All-Pro Football 2K8
All-Star 1997 Featuring Frank Thomas
All-Star Baseball
All-Star Baseball 2000
All-Star Baseball 2001
All-Star Baseball 2002
All-Star Baseball 2003
All-Star Baseball 2004
All-Star Baseball 2005
All-Star Baseball 99
All-Star Fighters
All-Star Mahjong: Kareinaru Shoubushi Kara no Chousen
All-Star Major League Baseball
All-Star Professional Wrestling II
All-Star Professional Wrestling III
All-Star Slammin' D-Ball
All-Star Tennis 2
Alleyway
Allied Ace Pilots
Allied General
Alnam no Kiba: Juuzoku Juuni Shinto Densetsu
Alnam no Tsubasa: Shoujin no Sora no Kanata e
Alone in the Dark
Alone in the Dark 2
Alone in the Dark: Inferno
Alone in the Dark: One-Eyed Jack's Revenge
Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare
Alpha Beam With Ernie
Alpha Mission
Alpha Mission II
Alpha Protocol
Alpha and Omega
Alpine Racer 3
Alpine Ski Racing 2007
Alpine Skiing 2005
Alpine Skiing!
Alshark
Alter Echo
Altered Beast
Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms
Altered Space: A 3-D Alien Adventure
Alundra
Alundra 2: A New Legend Begins
Alvin and the Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Alzadick: Summer Carnival `92
Amaekata wa Kanojo Nari ni.
Amagami
Amagi Shien
Amagon
Amagoushi no Yakata
Amagoushi no Yakata Portable: Ichiyagi Wa, Saisho no Junan
Amatsumi Sora ni! Kumo no Hatate ni
Amazing Adventures: The Forgotten Ruins
Amazing Island
Amazing Penguin
Amazing Tater
America Daitouryou Senkyo: United State Presidental Race
America Daitouryou Senkyo: United State Presidential Race
America Oudan Ultra Quiz
America Oudan Ultra Quiz: Shijou Saidai no Tatakai
America Oudan Ultra-Quiz
America Oudan Ultra-Quiz Part 2
America Oudan Ultra-Quiz Part 3
America Oudan Ultra-Quiz Part 4
America's Army: Rise of a Soldier
America's Army: True Soldiers
America's Greatest Game Shows: Wheel of Fortune & Jeopardy!
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model (2008)
America's Test Kitchen: Let's Get Cooking
American Bass Challenge
American Battle Dome
American Chopper
American Chopper 2: Full Throttle
American Dream
American Girl: Julie Finds a Way
American Girl: Kit Mystery Challenge!
American Gladiators
American Idol
American Mensa Academy
American Ninja Warrior
American Pool
American Pool II
Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy
Amida
Amidar
Amnesia
Amnesia Twin Pack
Amnesia World
Amnesia: Crowd
Amnesia: Later
Amnesia: Later x Crowd V. Edition
Amnesia: Memories
Amok
Among the Sleep
Amped 2
Amped 3
Amped: Freestyle Snowboarding
Amplitude
An American Tail
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
An American Tail: Fievel's Gold Rush
AnEarth Fantasy Stories: First Volume
Anan Kanshuu: Onna Dikara Kinkyuu Up! DS
Anarchy Reigns
Anastasia
Anata Dake no Private Lesson - DS de Hajimeru - Tipness no Yoga
Anata o Yurusanai
Ancient Magic: Bazoe! Mahou Sekai
Ancient Roman: Power of Dark Side
And 1 Streetball
And-Kensaku
Andre Agassi Tennis
Andre Panza Kick Boxing
Andretti Racing
Andrew Lloyd Webber Musicals: Sing and Dance
Andro Dunos
Android Assault: The Revenge of Bari-Arm
Anesan
Angel Blade: Neo Tokyo Guardians
Angel Cat Sugar
Angel Collection
Angel Graffiti S: Anata e no Profile
Angel Graffiti: Anata e no Profile
Angel Love Online
Angel Paradise Vol. 1
Angel Paradise Vol. 2: Eshinu Kimika
Angel Present
Angel Profile
Angel Senki
Angel Wish
Angel Wish: Kimi no Egao ni Chu!
Angel's Feather
Angel's Feather: Kuro no Zanei
Angelic Concert
Angelique
Angelique Duet
Angelique Etoile
Angelique History
Angelique Retour
Angelique Special
Angelique Special 2
Angelique Trois
Angelique Trois: Aizouhen
Angelique Voice Fantasy
Angelique: Maren no Rokukishi
Angelique: Tenkuu no Requiem
Angler's Club: Ultimate Bass Fishing 3D
Angolmois 99
Angry Birds Star Wars
Angry Birds Trilogy
AniMates
AnimAction
Anima: Gate of Memories
Animal Boxing
Animal Breeder
Animal Breeder 2
Animal Breeder 3
Animal Breeder 4
Animal Crossing
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome Amiibo
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival
Animal Football
Animal Genius
Animal Hospital
Animal Kingdom: Wildlife Expedition
Animal Mania
Animal Paradise
Animal Paradise Wild
Animal Planet: Emergency Vets
Animal Planet: Vet Collection
Animal Planet: Vet Life
Animal Snap: Rescue Them 2 By 2
Animal Soccer World
Animal Yokochou: Doki Doki Kyuushutsu Daisakusen! no Maki
Animal Yokochou: Doki*Doki Shinkyuu Shiken! no Kan
Animaniacs
Animaniacs Ten Pin Alley
Animaniacs: Lights, Camera, Action!
Animaniacs: The Great Edgar Hunt
Animastar
Animastar GB
Anime Eikaiwa: 15 Shounen Hyouryuuhen
Anime Eikaiwa: Tondemo Nezumi Daikatsuyaku
Anime Eikaiwa: Totoi
Anime Slot Revolution: Pachi-Slot Kidou Senshi Gundam II - Ai Senshi Hen
Animetic Story Game 1: Card Captor Sakura
Animorphs
Animorphs: Shattered Reality
Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King
Ankh: Tutankhamen no Nazo
Ankoku Shinwa: Yamato Takeru Densetsu
Annet Futatabi
Anno 1701: Dawn of Discovery
Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai
Anoko Doko Noko
Anoko wa Ore Kara Hanarenai
Anone DS
Another Bible
Another Century's Episode Portable
Another Code: R - A Journey into Lost Memories
Another Memories
Another Mind
Another Time Another Leaf: Kagami no Naka no Tantei
Another World
Anpanman Niko Niko Party
Anpanman to Asobo: ABC Kyoushitsu
Anpanman to Asobo: Aiueo Kyoushitsu
Anpanman to Asobo: New Aiueo Kyoushitsu
Anpanman to Asobu: Aiueo Kyoushitsu DX
Anpanman to Touch de Waku Waku Training
Anpanman to Touch de Wakuwaku Training
Anpfiff: Der RTL Fussball-Manager
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Assassin Ikusei Keikaku!!
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: Korosensei Daihouimou!!
Ant Nation
Antarctic Adventure
Anticipation
Antiphona no Seikahime: Tenshi no Score Op.A
Antz
Antz Extreme Racing
Antz Racing
Antz World Sportz
Anubis II
Ao Zora to Nakama Tachi: Yume no Bouken
Ao Zora to Nakama Tachi: Yume no Bouken Plus
Ao no 6-gou: Antarctica
Ao no Exorcist: Genkoku no Labyrinth
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm
Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm HD Edition
Ao-Don DS: Hanabi no Goku & Hanabi no Takumi
Aoi Hagane no Kihei: Space Griffon
Aoi Namida
Aoi Sora no Neosphere: Nanoca Flanka Hatsumei Koubouki 2
Aoi Umi no Tristia Portable: Nanoca Flanka Hatsumei Koubouki
Aoi Umi no Tristia: 10th Anniversary Memorial Pack
Aoi Umi no Tristia: Nanoca Flanka Hatsumei Koubouki
Aoi no Mamade...
Aoishiro
Aoki Densetsu Shoot!
Aoki Kakumeki no Valkyria
Aoki Ookami to Shiroki Mejika: Genchou Hishi
Apache: Air Assault
Apathy: Narugami Gakuen Toshi Densetsu Tantei Kyoku
Ape Escape
Ape Escape 2
Ape Escape 3
Ape Escape Academy
Ape Escape Academy 2
Ape Escape: Million Monkeys
Ape Escape: On the Loose
Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed
Ape Quest
Apex
Apocalypse
Apocalypse: Desire Next
Apocripha/0
Apollo 11 VR Experience
Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney
Appare! Gateball
Appare! Shogi Jiisan
Apple Town Monogatari
Appleseed
Appleseed EX
Aqua Aqua
Aqua GT
Aqua Kids
Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender DX
Aqua Panic!
Aqua Paradise: Boku no Suizokukan
Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am
Aqua World: Umibi Monogatari
AquaLife
AquaNox: The Angel's Tears
AquaPazza: AquaPlus Dream Match
AquaZone
AquaZone Option Disk Series 1: Angel Fish
AquaZone Option Disk Series 2: Black Molly
AquaZone Option Disk Series 3: Blue Emperor
AquaZone Option Disk Series 4: Clown Loach
AquaZone Option Disk Series 5: False Rummy-Nose
AquaZone: Desktop Life
AquaZone: Life Simulator
Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis
Aquanaut no Kyuujitsu 2
Aquanaut no Kyuujitsu: Memories of Summer 1996
Aquanaut's Holiday
Aquanaut's Holiday: Kakusareta Kiroku
Aquarian Age: Tokyo Wars
Aquarium by DS
Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star
Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star
Ar tonelico II: Melody of Metafalica
Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel
Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia
Arabian Nights
Arabians Doubt
Arabians Lost
Arabians Lost & Doubt Twin Pack
Aragami
Araiguma Rascal: Raccoon Rascal
Arashi no Yoruni
Arasuji de Kitaeru Sokumimi no Susume DS
Arasuji de Oboeru Sokudoku no Susume DS
Arc Arena
Arc Rise Fantasia
Arc the Lad
Arc the Lad Collection
Arc the Lad II
Arc the Lad III
Arc the Lad: End of Darkness
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits
Arcade 3D
Arcade Archives: Darius
Arcade Classic No. 1: Asteroids / Missile Command
Arcade Classic No. 2: Centipede / Millipede
Arcade Classic No. 3: Galaga / Galaxian
Arcade Classic No. 4: Defender / Joust
Arcade Classic Shuu
Arcade Classics
Arcade Classics: Super Breakout / Battlezone
Arcade Classics: Volume One
Arcade Hits: Moon Cresta
Arcade Hits: Raiden
Arcade Hits: Soukyuugurentai
Arcade Party Pak
Arcade Shooter: Ilvelo
Arcade Shooting Gallery
Arcade Smash Hits
Arcade USA
Arcade Zone
Arcana
Arcana Famiglia 2
Arcana Famiglia: Festa Regalo
Arcana Famiglia: La storia della Aracana Famiglia
Arcana Famiglia: La storia della Aracana Famiglia - Ancora
Arcana Famiglia: Vascello Phantasma no Majutsushi
Arcana Heart
Arcana Heart 3
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Arcana Strikes
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2020.09.26 03:09 portlane Donna Kunkel (May 23, 1928 - Sept. 6, 2020)

Donna Mae Lyons Kunkel
May 23, 1928 - Sept. 6, 2020
She was born Donna Mae Lyons May 23, 1928. She died at the age of 92, Sept. 6, 2020. To some she was called Donna Mae, to others Donnie but to five extremely lucky people she was called mom.
Donnie was born to John Harold Lyons and Edith Lillian McHugh Lyons in Portland, Ore. Raised in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, she attended Laurelhurst Grade School, Grant High School and attended the University of Oregon. Donnie married the love of her life, Paul Worth Kunkel Jr., July 10, 1949. Paul and Donnie were married 70 years. Paul preceded her in death July 2, 2019.
Her love of singing was infectious. From Camp Fire Girls, church choirs, high school and college choirs to leading sing alongs and rounds in the family car, her voice was sweet, clear and strong. Always one for a good laugh, her subtle sense of humor and wit left everyone around her feeling happy and cared for. The word "patience" can barely describe her ability to listen to others, meet the needs of five very different children, manage a household that was teeming with activity and support her loving husband Paul.
Her talents in the kitchen were wildly known by all who had the opportunity to eat her food. Homemade cookies, lemon meringue pie, baked beans, ham sauce and deviled eggs were favorites. Donnie had the ability to cook over an open flame as the family camped in the wilderness.
Born athletic, Donnie had a mean backhand on the tennis court, a graceful turn on the ice rink, the ability to tap and ballroom dance her way around a room and the guts to learn how to ski and mountain climb in her 30's. Even in her 90's, she was a big hit on her beanbag baseball team while residing at Hearthstone at Murrayhill.
Socializing and being an active part of a community was important to Donnie. She enjoyed the "No Bridge Bridge" club, the "Sew and Sews" and the Fiji (Phi Gamma Delta) wives. She loved to plan her high school reunions. She was a volunteer at OMSI, Tuality Hospital, Meals on Wheels and the North Plains Garlic Festival. She was an active Mazama member. Donnie was president of the Dental Auxiliary and the founding owner of Create a Calendar.
Donnie was the backbone of the Kunkel family. She was the family photo historian and even before computers, did genealogy research that stretched generations. Her ability to relate to each one of her children and grandchildren, and know what each of them needed both physically and emotionally was astute. Her happiness and joy in her marriage to Paul was an inspiration to everyone. We were all so blessed to have her in our lives.
You will be missed, Donna Mae Lyons Kunkel. Here's a shout out to the Queen of the Casserole, the wielder of the wooden spoon, the list maker extraordinaire, the rock star mother and grandmother and the team player wife that taught and raised us all. We all won the winning bingo card with you.
Donnie is survived by her five children, Kathy Kunkel Carrier (Courtland Carrier), Wendy Kunkel (David Audet), Thomas Kunkel (Terese O'Neal Kunkel), David Kunkel (Diane Kunkel) Joseph Kunkel (Genene Aberin); grandchildren, Lauren Carrier, Thomas Carrier, Benjamin Audet, Spencer Audet, Megan Kunkel Hallstone, Heidi Kunkel, Charles Kunkel, Daniel Baker, Emily Kunkel Waldron, Evan Kunkel, Thaddeus Kunkel, Halle Kunkel, Austin Barber, Aarik Narum, Audrey Narum; eight great-grandchildren; and extended family and friends.
Because of current COVID-19 restrictions, the Kunkel family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=donna-mae-lyons-kunkel&pid=196853759
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2020.09.25 18:37 VforVendetta90 My Group A Guesses After Performances

Giraffe - My top guess is Fred Durst He said he has something in common with a powerful giant- a reference to "Rollin" being The Undertaker's entrance theme in WWE for a few years. The carnival game he plays costs $3- a reference to Limp Bizkit's debut album Three Dollar Bill. Other guesses are Brian Austin Green & Danny O'Donoghue.
Popcorn - My top guess is Angela Bassett she played Tina Turner hence the reference to Tina Turner, I highly doubt an 80 year old living in Switzerland with health conditions would do this mid pandemic. Other guesses are Mary J Blige & Taylor Dayne
Snow Owls - My top guess is Derek and Julianne Hough. She had a Xmas Album, hes been very comedic on tik tok. The clues hinted at siblings over couple. They also sang this exact song together on tour. Other guesses are Kirk & Candace Cameron and Vince Gill & Amy Grant
Sun - My top guess is Idina Menzel, reference to Disney & freezing weather links to her voicing the singing of Elsa in Frozen. She has the vocal range, she was on Glee former Fox hit show. Other guesses are Leann Rimes & Demi Lovato
Dragon - It was obvious it was Busta from the crazy costumes, have 3 albums with Dragon in it and his iconic deep voice. Though it almost had me thinking JaRule or DMX for a second lol
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2020.09.22 21:36 itshauntedcollection Need help getting out of a lease possibly

I have been living at this complex in Austin since November. I originally signed a 7 month lease, then renewed for another 13 months. So my new term started in June. Last month, my complex started doing construction on my building. They are re-doing the stucco. Every day for the last month I have been woken up by LOUD banging/hammering and drilling (not quite sure what they are using. But it goes from about 8 am to 6 pm. It's so loud and disruptive. Especially because I am working from home right now due to COVID. Aside from that, they have drilled about 10 large holes through my bedroom from the outside. The only thing my apartments have done to fix this is to have maintenance come tape it up with ugly black tape. They told me they will not be able to patch it up until construction is finished. Whenever the construction first started, they said it would only be a couple of weeks, however this has been going on for at least a month now. I have complained and all they have given me is a $150 credit off the last months rent. But the construction is still going on. The only other option they have given me is to go work from the clubhouse.. which I cannot do because my work requires me to have a desktop computer with 2 monitors. I am paying over $1300 a month to live here and honestly, at this point I just want to move. I don't think I can take another day of hearing these noises. Can someone give me advice on how to go about moving without ruining my credit or having to pay a ton of money to get out of my lease?
Other things to mention: I feel like I have no privacy because the workers are right outside my window and I can hear them talking/singing which means they can hear me too, and probably see through my blinds. I am a woman who lives alone and it makes me feel uneasy.
I also have no access to my patio or back door because they have it blocked off.
Thanks!
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2020.09.22 20:45 PerenWitch My Screenpass Titles

5 Flights UP (HD) 2015
A Dog鈥檚 Purpose (HD) 2017
A Knight鈥檚 Tale (SD) 2001
Adaptation. (SD) 2002
Alien (SD) 1979
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (SD) 1997
Barbie and The Secret Door (HD) 2014
Barbie in Princess Power (HD) 2015
Barbie in the Pink Shoes (HD) 2013
Barbie: Star Light Adventure (HD) 2016
Barbie: Video Game Hero (HD) 2017
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (SD) 2000
Bedtime Stories (HD) 2008
Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (HD) 2010
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire鈥檚 Assistant (SD) 2009
Conspiracy Theory (SD) 1997
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (HD) 2014
Devour (SD) 2004
Doom (Unrated) (HD) 2006
Dr. Seuss鈥 The Lorax (HD) 2012
Epic (HD) 2013
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (4K/HD) 2016
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (4K/HD) 2018
Frequency (HD) 1999
Green Lantern (SD) 2011
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights (SD) 2011
Hall Pass (SD) 2011
Happy Feet (HD) 2006
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (HD) 2014
Ice Age (HD) 2002
Independence Day Resurgence (HD) 2014
Inkheart (HD) 2009
Jason Bourne (HD) 2016
Lean on Me (SD) 1989
Legend (SD) 1986
Lego: The Adventures of Clutch Powers (SD) 2010
Live Free or Die Hard (Unrated) (HD) 2007
Lucy (HD) 2014
Man of Steel (HD) 2013
McFarland USA (HD) 2015
Monster High: Freaky Fusion (HD) 2014
Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action! (HD) 2014
Never Been Kissed (SD) 1999
Night at the Museum (HD) 2006
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (HD) 2009
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (HD) 2014
Office Space (SD) 1999
Oz The Great and Powerful (HD) 2013
Presumed Innocent (SD) 1990
Raising Arizona (HD) 1987
Rio (HD) 2011
Rio 2 (HD) 2014
Rise of the Guardians (HD) 2011
Secret of the Wings (HD) 2012
Sherlock Holmes (SD) 2009
Sing (HD) 2016
So I Married an Axe Murderer (SD) 1993
Somewhere in Time (HD) 1980
Sophia Grace & Rosie鈥檚 Royal Adventure (HD) 2014
Super Buddies (HD) 2013
The Boss Baby (HD) 2017
The Bourne Identity (HD) 2002
The Croods (HD) 2013
The Departed (HD) 2006
The Fate of the Furious (HD) 2017
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (HD) 2012
The Incredible Hulk (HD) 2008
The Lego Batman Movie (HD) 2017
The Lego Movie (HD) 2014
The Martian (HD) 2015
The Maze Runner (HD) 2014
The Maze Runner: The Death Cure (HD) 2018
The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (HD) 2015
The Perfect Storm (SD) 2000
The Pirates! Band of Misfits (HD) 2012
The Tale of Despereaux (SD) 2008
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (HD) 2014
Titan A.E. (SD) 2000

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2020.09.21 10:43 ahollyc Indie-Folk / Indie-Rock tunes similar to Lucy Dacus, Kevin Morby, Phoebe Bridgers

I made this playlist based on a bunch of recommendations from some blogs and music sites I love, including Under The Radar Mag, Balloon Machine, Mad Mackerel, Trouble Juice, For The Rabbits, Spectrum Culture, Austin Town Hall, Raven Sings The Blues and WLUR 91.5fm.
Will keep adding to it over the coming weeks :)
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2020.09.21 09:17 FoggyGlassEye Confession

The four strangers stood around the car's trunk as the man inside beat against the door, his screams muffled by the duct tape they'd wrapped around his mouth.
The first man broke the silence. "Who wants first crack at him?" he asked, crossing his hairy arms. He didn't know any of the other men's preferences, had only worked with the tattoo-covered man in the past, had only heard of the scarred man and freckled boy recently.
"I grabbed the dude," Tats said, gesturing to the two others.
"Hey," Freckles snapped, his voice cracking, "I kept lookout. If I didn't stop that homeless fuck from wandering into the alley, we'd both be in cuffs right now."
"They wouldn't have called the cops," Tats dismissed.
"You don't know that!" Freckles countered. "Taking that risk would be fucking stupid. That's why I was lookout in the first place."
"I'll take care of it," Scars offered, stepping forward. He reached for the trunk's door. From head to toe, all exposed skin his associates could see were covered in scars, from cuts and scrapes to burns and a variety of other shapes they could only imagine the story behind.
"Wait!" Hairy interrupted before Scars could open the trunk. "Masks."
"Shit, I didn't bring one!" Freckles said, holding his head in his hands.
"I gotta get out of here," Tats mumbled.
Scars laughed. "If you thought we'd give him the chance to tell anyone anything, you didn't understand the job." With that, he opened the trunk. The man inside screamed again, struggling to his knees while holding his hands up. He had a tough time of it, with rope tying his hands, knees and ankles together. Scars pulled him out and dragged him to the ground, both hands around the man's throat. "You struggle any more than you already have and I'll wring your fucking neck. Nod if you understand me."
With tears streaking down the sides of his head, the bound man nodded, his screams replaced by whimpers.
Scars smiled. "Good." He pulled the bound man up and gestured to Tats. "Help me carry him."
Fromm the driveway, Scars and Tats carried the bound man to the entrance to the cabin. Hairy retrieved a toolbox from the trunk before closing it and locking the doors to the car. "Hey," he said to Freckles, "keep lookout, alright?"
Freckles shook his head. "No, I wanna be part of this."
Hairy held the toolbox up. "No, you really don't."
Inside, the bound man was brought to the metal chair in the middle of the room. A single bulb hung overhead. The chair was clean, but the floor beneath was stained a reddish brown, the old blood of previous visitors. Hairy set the toolbox on the ground near the chair.
Scars untied the man's arms and secured them to the chair's armrests with straps. "I'm going to ungag you now," Scars said, finger and thumb gripping one end of the duct tape. "We have questions for you, and if you don't answer them, we'll have to hurt you. Understand?"
The bound man nodded.
Hairy expected Scars to quickly pull the tape off, but instead he slowly began to pull it from the skin of the bound man's face. At first, he thought Scars was being gentle, but as the bound man started fidgeting and balling his fists, he realized that Scars was dragging it out.
Finally, the tape uncovered the man's mouth, and Scars pulled a balled-up sock out from behind it. The bound man breathed deeply. "Thank you," he told Scars, "I couldn't breathe under that."
Scars smiled. "I promise you, by the end of this you won't be thanking me."
Hairy stepped forward. "I think it's time we ask him some questions now."
"Ask him, then," Scars said, not breaking eye contact with the bound man.
"Okay," Hairy agreed. "So let's just jump into it, then. Carl, you were the last one seen leaving the boss' storage unit on 3rd and Sunlight before we found it empty the next day. Where's the fucking money?"
"I didn't take it!" Carl cried out. "I swear I didn't take it! Whoever said I was there last is a fucking liar!"
"Cameras don't lie," Hairy said, almost disappointed to hear Carl's answer. "Sorry, buddy, but if you won't talk, we'll have to make you sing."
"What cameras?" Carl asked, suddenly looking very nervous.
Hairy laughed. "That's the point of having them hidden: so you don't know they're there. Listen, we saw you walk in with empty duffle bags, walk out half an hour later with those bags looking awful heavy, and now the boss' money is gone. Even I know two and two is four."
Carl grimaced. "You're gonna kill me, aren't you?"
"No," Tats said, not knowing whether he was lying or not, "we just have to find the money. You're out, obviously, but you don't need to be taken out unless you lie to us."
Scars slowly dragged the toolkit from the side of the chair to the stained floor before him, the equipment inside jingling slightly, metal clinking against metal. "Personally, Carl, I'd like to hear you lie to us again."
"I won't!" Carl promised. "Seriously, I'll tell you where it is!"
Hairy crossed his arms. "Okay, then. Tell us."
Carl sighed. "I just wanted to pay for my daughter's college, man. I always fuck everything up. Okay, it's buried behind my parent's house in Gresham, in 6th Court. White house, left side of the duplex with flamingos on the lawn. I made it look like a dog's grave, even put up a little sign that says 'Spot' on it. Figured no one would dig it up unless they knew what was there."
Tats looked at Hairy. "Think we should check it out before letting him go?"
"Well," Hairy began to say, "we might as-"
"no need," Scars said, opening the toolbox. "I'll make sure he's not lying."
"I'm not!" Carl promised. "Please don't hurt me! I told you the truth!"
"You sure about this?" Hairy asked.
Scars retrieved a pair of pliers from the toolbox. "Take a look at me. I know what makes people talk."
Hairy and Tats looked at each other and shrugged. "Beats doing the legwork," Tats said.
"We'll be outside," Hairy agreed, opening the door. Carl began to whimper again.
Scars waited for the door to close behind him. "Okay, then, Carl. You'll tell me where you really hid the money, and I promise I'll make it quick. Lie to me, and I'll make you look like me, then I'll do the same to your daughter."
Carl looked Scars up and down, his eyes welling up. "I'll tell you. Just promise you won't hurt her."
Scars smiled. "I'll only hurt her if you make me."
---
The screams started a few minutes after Hairy and Tats left the cabin. It didn't take long for Carl's cries to stop, but in that short time, the terrible wails were burned into the minds of Scars' associates.
Scars exited the cabin after a few minutes of silence. His hands were stained with blood, which he wiped off on the shirt Carl had been wearing earlier. "He was telling the truth," Scars declared. "6th Court, parent's backyard."
Hairy looked back into the room, then wished he hadn't. Carl's hands were removed, as were his eyes and ears. His mouth was a gaping maw of blood and flesh. The missing parts were in a pile, the hands mutilated at the fingertips. "Jesus, what'd you do to him?"
"Covered our bases," Scars said, tossing the shirt aside. "Fingertips and teeth for identification, everything else so he couldn't communicate with anyone ever again."
"Teeth and prints I get, why would we need to do anything else?" Tats asked.
Hairy looked again, and saw Carl's chest begin to rise and fall. "He's fucking alive? Oh my god."
"I wasn't paid to kill anyone," Scars said simply, heading for the car. "If you want him dead, kill him. Leave him here and he'll die anyway."
Without hesitation, Hairy closed the door to the cabin.

---

After threatening their way into Carl's parents' backyard, two of the boss' goons dug up the grave, finding only a dead dog inside. Knowing what to expect, all four of the associates scattered, expecting more of the boss' goons to come for them.
The first duffle bag was found a week later, in the basement of a house owned by Hairy. Most of the money was gone, but the bag was clearly the same kind seen on the boss' hidden cameras. Hairy was found upstairs, having overdosed on heroin a few days before. No one suspected foul play.
Carl's daughter found the second duffle bag at the foot of her bed one morning, the window to her room still wide open. The note inside told her to spend the money wisely, as it's what her father would have wanted.
The other three men weren't seen in Portland again. Freckles went south, knowing that there was always work for people like him in LA. Tats took a Greyhound to Austin, where he could lay low for a while and consider his options.
Scars went north in an old beater he'd bought with cash, a pistol in his lap, a shotgun in the trunk and a bag filled with money stuffed underneath the passenger's seat. He had a promise to keep to the people who gave him his scars.
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2020.09.18 18:23 japostrike Freshly Brewed Pop-punk!

Surprise!
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2020.09.18 17:40 HamMangler Looking for Singing Lessons

Hello!
So I've been looking for some singing lessons as singing is something I love to do and want to get better at. I figure in Austin there should be lots of amazing voice teachers around.
I'm open to online as well as in person lessons (obviously mask on, socially distant).
This is more for me to get better at something I enjoy, I'm not aiming to be a professional. I am open to studios as well as music students at UT who are looking to make some extra cash.
Thanks!
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2020.09.17 23:54 sullyrr [SP] We've Been Away

I
Max Downey was a carpenter. He often would toil away at little knick-knacks in his garage. The green recliner he used鈥 which smelled of cigarettes and stained with Jack Daniels鈥 was the only heirloom his father passed down to him.
Well, the only physical heirloom. Down the ghostly halls he could still hear him yelling, 鈥渇鈥-.鈥
鈥淔鈥,鈥 Max said. But he couldn鈥檛 say it past his own censorship.
There was also one of his two wives, Alice Austen. She thought her grandma was named Jane. That鈥檚 what she told everyone, after all, while growing up in rural Virginia. Max suspected she felt useless in a flyover state, so this story helped pass the time.
Max Downey and Alice Austen had been married for just about a year. The two of them had a daughter, Rosie. Rosie had her mother鈥檚 eyes.
Then there was also his other wife, Sophie. Sophie had long, dark hair and skin as pale as snow. She would often be quiet: a deliberate choice, Max assumed, as when she would talk she would often stumble over her words or become overly emotional for her own good.
鈥淒id you take out the trash?鈥 said Sophie from the top of the stairs. 鈥淭hey鈥檒l be here soon.鈥
鈥淣o, I will in a second though... honey.鈥
This day was Rosie鈥檚 third birthday. Her bright red hair was being done up by Max鈥檚 first wife, Alice, and her dress was rather gaudy and sparkly: perfect for Max鈥檚 perfect girl.
Max could feel Sophie scoff. He could hear the silent taps of her feet scatter away across the hardwood above him. He knew her well enough to hear the silences. But still: Silent, he thought to himself. Why is she always so silent?
The basement in which Max sat had a sole light bulb dangling away above. Sometimes when Max was bored or wanted to think, he would lightly bat the bulb around in circles with his father鈥檚 old walking stick. Away it would swing, making the shadows dance away. The entire room would come alive: the walls would breath with new life; the chairs would gain more dimensions than ever. And boy, when he would add a little something extra to his drink, he would dance too.
This one evening, as the light sent blue streams cascading around the overstuffed basement, Max kept having a recurring thought. He did not know if it was a dream, or a nightmare, or simply, well, a thought.
It was something of a mystery: he felt words whispered in his ear, a wet kiss on his lips, the scream of a child, the whimpers of a dying animal, and what could only be described as paper tearing. All of this made him hopeful, and that is what terrified him. Hopeful of what, he did not know.
Now was not the first time this thought鈥攁nd lack of thought鈥攈ad trapped him. He had it when he was in high school, too, when he was crammed in an overstuffed locker. And he had it in college, when he hid in his room trying to write as fast as he could because the words could not keep up with his fingers.
Truthfully, Max chose not to put any weight on this thought. The ruminations in his mind would more often than not be skewed towards negativity. That is one aspect of his consciousness which he understood better than most.
Upstairs the doorbell rang.
鈥淭hey鈥檙e here,鈥 called both Sophie and Alice in unison.
Max rose from his seat, put his contraption under a tarp, turned off the single bulb, and slowly thumped up the stairs; each step sending cascades of dust on the concrete below.
A delicious scent of well-cooked chicken wafted from the oven, and water in the kettle was heating up.
The door opened in the living room.
鈥淗ello, Annabel!鈥 Alice said her best customer service voice. 鈥淎ren鈥檛 you looking beautiful. Oh, and that can鈥檛 be Daniel! You were just a baby last time I saw ya. What happened?鈥
The people in the front room laughed while Max was building up the courage to enter. Finally, he did.
鈥淗ello Mrs. Lawson,鈥 he said, feigning a smile. 鈥淢ay I take your coat?鈥
鈥淲hy thank you,鈥 said the older woman, handing over her overly-expensive coat of which she would be sure to admit is real fox fur*.*
鈥淐areful now, love,鈥 she said. 鈥淚t鈥檚 real fox.鈥
Within an hour the home began to fill up with bodies. Max admittedly did not know everyone, nor did he really care to.
The table was set, yet nobody sat down. Instead, wine was being poured like water from a melting iceberg鈥 all that to say, nothing could stop it now.
鈥淪o you work in advertising,鈥 Max said to the portly and suave man standing across from him, Alice by his side.
鈥淵es.鈥
鈥淥h,鈥 said Max. 鈥淒o you enjoy that?鈥
The man nodded, then shuffled in his shoes, and walked away.
鈥淪o riveting,鈥 said Alice.
鈥淗e really is good at parties, huh?鈥
Alice giggled. Max hadn鈥檛 seen Alice crack a smile all night. Her teeth soon disappeared, and her mouth formed a slight smirk. Then鈥
鈥淗ey, are you OK?鈥
鈥淎m I okay? What do you mean?鈥
鈥淲ell,鈥 she paused. 鈥淚 don鈥檛 know. You鈥檝e just seemed鈥 off. Strained, maybe?鈥
鈥淚 promise I am fine. I鈥檓 just tired.鈥
鈥淲ell if you need to talk鈥︹
You won鈥檛 listen.
鈥淵ou鈥檒l listen,鈥 Max finished her sentence.
鈥淵es,鈥 she smiled again. 鈥淚鈥檒l always listen, my star.鈥
鈥淚 love you, my sunrise.鈥
Cheesy, Max thought. But it didn鈥檛 stop a smile widening on his thin face.
The stories told by the separate groups ranged from the normal鈥 鈥淥h little Mary, I can鈥檛 believe how old she鈥檚 gotten!鈥 鈥 to the mundane鈥 鈥淲ell, work has been interesting. We got a new client from Austin who flew over here and blah blah blah blah blah blah,鈥 鈥 to, well:
鈥淚 heard this house has some baggage, eh?鈥 one of the guests said to Max and Alice. 鈥淒o tell!鈥
鈥淚t burned down a while back,鈥 interrupted Mrs. Anderson, the next door neighbor who smelled of cigarettes and fur balls. The crowd gathered around her, as crowds tend to do around elderly individuals who may share their wise wisdom of the world.
鈥淥h it didn鈥檛 burn down, Janice,鈥 Alice said. 鈥淥nly a room.鈥
鈥淚 was there, I should know,鈥 Anderson retorted in her crackly voice.
鈥淗ow old were you?鈥 said Alice, trying her best to hide her annoyance with a grin.
鈥淥h I was probably鈥 well鈥 ten? Maybe twenty, I don鈥檛 know.鈥
鈥淭here鈥檚 a LARGE gap between those years,鈥 said Max.
Alice leaned in to her husband. 鈥淣ot for her,鈥 she whispered. 鈥淣ow quiet down.鈥
Max smiled.
鈥淲ell, you see,鈥 Mrs. Anderson continued. 鈥淭he old house owner. David, I believe his name was. He was an arsonist! And he killed his wife because鈥 well, he just didn鈥檛 care for it anymore, or he lost sight of what he truly wanted. I don鈥檛 know. But 鈥榚re鈥檚 the kicker. He got scared and LEAPT ON HER.鈥
The crowd around her gasped and tried to hide their giggles.
鈥淥h it must have been a sight,鈥 Mrs. Anderson continued, 鈥淗e was trying to save her, see. Trying his best to extinguish the fire with his large body. I guess he was afraid of the guilt, and they both burned up together.鈥
The crowd seemed confused and weren鈥檛 quite ready to trust her.
Then Alice chimed in: 鈥淗mm, that, or鈥 a candle ignited one room, it was caught before anyone was hurt, and the damage knocked twenty grand off the asking price?鈥
People laughed. Mrs. Anderson seemed to acknowledge the absurdity of it all, and let out a slight smile too.
鈥淵eah, yeah,鈥 she said. 鈥淜eep telling yourself that!鈥
There was a pause.
鈥淚 smell chicken,鈥 said one of the guests.
鈥淥h God it must be David!鈥 said Scott, a tall awkward man with a crooked nose. The crowd laughed.
The timer on the oven went off, dinner was served, and the feast began. Everyone gathered around the table, with Rosie鈥 the guest of honor鈥 seated at the head. People began to eat to their heart鈥檚 content.
Max sat next to Alice, who sat beside Rosie.
He kept getting glances at her, trying to catch her eyes. They used to mouth 鈥淚 love you鈥 to each other during these rather hectic scenes. And this scene was hectic: people were being rowdy and drinking wine like it was water during the California drought; inappropriate jokes were being told as merrily as a relative talks about politics during thanksgiving; and the table became messy like a storm had just rolled through.
Max snuck his glances and ate his food. And he drank, a lot. He didn鈥檛 know why he was drinking, he didn鈥檛 enjoy drinking that much. But he just was. It was his only daughter鈥檚 birthday, after all.
Soon, the dinner wore on and the guests outstayed their welcome.
鈥淒inner has been wonderful,鈥 said one of the guests.
鈥淵es. David really tasted great.鈥
鈥淪hut up Scott. The joke鈥檚 over,鈥 said Scott鈥檚 husband. 鈥淒inner really was wonderful though, and I think it is time to go.鈥
鈥淣onsense!鈥 said Max, struggling to stand up in his stupor. 鈥淟et鈥檚 pour some more drinks.鈥
鈥淣o we really must go,鈥 said the husband.
鈥淚鈥檓 not taking no for an answer!鈥
Alice put her palm to her face, and rubbed her eyes incessantly.
鈥淣o, sorry. The sitter is gonna wonder about us. Can鈥檛 leave her too long with that rascal anyway!鈥 he smiled, gathered his coat and his husband, and made his way to the door.
Eventually the guests were gone, and both Max and Alice were putting Rosie to sleep.
They carried their young daughter to her bed. Thankfully she was a sound sleeper. Her red hair flopped on her pillow, and her eyes 鈥 her mother鈥檚 eyes 鈥 glistened up at them.
Both Max and Alice stayed by her side as she slowly drifted to sleep.
After a brief moment of questioning whether or not Rosie was faking them out, both Max and Alice retired to their room. They thought about the decorations and the wrapping paper and everything else that accompanies a party like this laying about the living room on the floor below, and they decided that it can wait until tomorrow.
In the bedroom, Max was the first to get into bed. Alice always took her time in the bathroom. She called it 鈥渕e time,鈥 and Max understood.
鈥淒o you hear that?鈥 Max crawled under the covers while Alice took off her earrings and removed her makeup.
鈥淗ear what?鈥
鈥淭he door downstairs. It鈥檚 banging.鈥
The door on the floor below was banging against the outside wall. The wind had kicked up.
鈥淚 hear it,鈥 said Alice. 鈥淒avid鈥檚 up late, huh.鈥
鈥淕od, yeah. His haunted ass is angry.鈥
鈥淒amn straight!鈥
鈥淚鈥檒l fix it in the morning. That鈥檒l surely piss him off.鈥
鈥淢mm hmm.鈥
鈥淗ey,鈥 Max said.
鈥淗ey.鈥
鈥淚 love you.鈥
鈥淵ou better!鈥 Alice had moved to the bedside table and began to undress.
鈥淣o, really,鈥 Max repeated. 鈥淚 love you.鈥
鈥淚 know.鈥
Alice crawled into the bed with Max. They snuggled up together.
鈥淚 love you more than anything.鈥
鈥淲ell I love you more than anything, anything.鈥
鈥淭hat doesn鈥檛 even make sense.鈥
鈥淚 guess my love for you just doesn鈥檛 make sense.鈥
鈥淕oodnight, beautiful bitch.鈥 Max kissed Alice鈥檚 forehead.
鈥淕oodnight, my lovely asshole.鈥
Alice clicked the lamp off. Their young daughter was sound asleep in the next room, and soon, so were they.
II
Do do do de do do de do鈥 do do do de do do de do鈥
The alarm clock rang. 5 A.M. A big day.
Max crawled out of bed, careful not to awaken Alice, and pulled on his nice pants; the same pants he wore to Scott and Darryl鈥檚 wedding when he spilled champagne on the left pant leg and had to wash up in the bathroom, then missed a ring when he was putting his belt on: a fact he only realized after he had gone back to his seat.
Those pants.
Max went downstairs to the kitchen. Everything was spotless, but he was ready for the mess only a rushed morning of school and work can bring.
Cracking one egg, then two, Max stood, watching them sizzle, drinking the coffee he had ackingly brewed a couple hours earlier.
Max watched the yokes turn orange. Then the albumen went brown. The albumen is more commonly known as 鈥渆gg white,鈥 as most would call it. Max wasn鈥檛 most.
鈥淢ornin鈥欌 said Sophie, after a big yawn.
鈥淕ood morning,鈥
鈥淏ig day, huh?鈥
Sophie pulled up a chair and sat across from Max.
鈥淚 can鈥檛 believe it. I honestly lost sleep just thinking about today.鈥
鈥淵ou鈥檙e a good dad.鈥
鈥淭hank you but I wasn鈥檛 fishing for compliments, I swear.鈥
Max grabbed the carton of orange juice out of the refrigerator.
鈥淎re you sure about that?鈥
鈥淲ell, umm. Yes?鈥
The glasses were poured.
鈥淵ou wake up three hours before you鈥檙e supposed to to make breakfast for your loving wife and daughter, you put on your nicely stained pants, you brush your hair (when do you ever brush your hair?), nice cologne鈥 the whole shebang. And you鈥檙e still not fishing for compliments?鈥
鈥淭hat鈥檚 the exposition, yes.鈥
鈥淥kay then. Well it鈥檚 a big day. She鈥檚 only going to experience first grade once, you know.鈥
鈥淲e can only hope.鈥
Sophie had been sitting in the stool across from Max, her eyes darting up and down his body.
鈥淲hat?鈥 said Max.
鈥淵ou鈥檙e a dork.鈥
Sophie smiled a sly smile. The smile a sadist gives a dying animal [woah, that got dark].
鈥淢orning, daddy!鈥
Rosie stood at the entrance to the kitchen.
鈥淢orning, buttercup.鈥
Max wanted to surprise both Alice and Rosie in bed, but apparently that wasn鈥檛 going to happen. Of course I can鈥檛 do that right, Max thought. He can still salvage today though.
鈥淗oney,鈥 Max yelled up the stairs.
鈥淚鈥檓 coming, I鈥檓 coming.鈥
In a happy panic Alice ran down the stairs.
鈥淗appy birthday to you鈥斺
The two of them started to sing. Rosie had a bigger grin on her face than Max or Alice had ever seen before. Her freckles seemed extra vibrant that day. A grin鈥 a HUGE grin鈥 a grin which said 鈥淵ou鈥檙e a good dad. The best. No other dad compares to you. Wow, this is changing my life鈥 great work! I鈥檓 not going to become a serial killer now. Every parent鈥檚 dream!鈥
They sang until the words awkwardly fizzled out (because Max was singing traditionally and Alice added the classic 鈥淵ou look like a monkey/and you smell like one too!鈥 (which never fails to make a first grader laugh), then Max prepared the meal. For Rosie: two eggs with 鈥7!鈥 written out in shards of bacon and an orange; and for Alice: kale and sweet potatoes, roasted, with a side of eggs and bacon as well (Max had mastered the art of the sunny-side up); and Max: a bowl of cereal, just stale enough for him to like it.
The three of them ate.
This day wasn鈥檛 just Rosie's birthday. After their prepared meal, Max helped Rosie stock her backpack, and the three of them began to leave.
Rosie and Alice left first. Max stood at the entrance, leaning against the door jam. He could still see that dinner party four years ago. That moment seemed lodged in his head. Maybe it was because Sophie, who just entered the room, was wearing the same blue dress she wore that night.
鈥淒o you want to come with us?鈥 Max said. He knew the answer.
鈥淚鈥檓 sorry. I can鈥檛. You know I can鈥檛.鈥 Rosie stared at her feet, shuffled in her place, then looked back up at Max. The door in the kitchen knocked on its hinges as they spoke as an autumn breeze kicked up.
鈥淚 understand,鈥 said Max, and then he left. As crawled in the car, pulling his aching legs into the vehicle, he could see Rosie staring out of the upstairs window. How she had gone upstairs so quickly, he did not know. She was crying.
The ride to school involved a lot of singing and merriment. Max simply could not believe that his little girl had grown up so quick. He told her the story of when she was born: how he could hold her in the palm of his hand; how he felt like he was born again that day.
Alice smiled, but kept her mouth shut.
The trip to school ended quickly: both Max and Alice walked Rosie to her class. She held both of their hands, and swung in between them.
Soon she was in the room, Max and Alice spoke to her new homeroom teacher鈥 Ms. Fae: a young woman who seemed much too young to be teaching children.
And then, back in the car.
Max agreed to drive Alice to work. He saw it as a beautiful gesture, feeling like they were a married couple again. Again? Max thought. We ARE a married couple.
鈥淚 was thinking we could go out tonight. What do ya think?鈥
鈥淚鈥檓 sorry, I can鈥檛. I have a birthday-thing that I鈥檓 supposed to go to.鈥
鈥淥h,鈥
鈥淵eah.鈥
鈥淲ho鈥檚 birthday?鈥
鈥淕erald, from accounting. Do you remember him? He was at that white-elephant Christmas party last year.鈥
鈥淥h. Mr. McGee, you mean?鈥
鈥淵eahhh, that one鈥斺
鈥淗e has a name, you know,鈥 said Alice. 鈥淟ike a real name. Not Mr. McGee.鈥
鈥淚 know,鈥 said Max. 鈥淚t鈥檚 Gerald McAllister. In my defense you were the one who called him that in the first place.鈥
鈥淚 just don鈥檛 feel comfortable calling him that anymore.鈥
鈥淥h.鈥
鈥淵eah. His girlfriend just left him, and, well鈥 he鈥檚 going through a hard time.鈥
鈥淭hat makes sense. I鈥檓 sorry.鈥
鈥淲hy are you sorry.鈥
鈥淚鈥檓 sorry that he鈥檚 going through that, I guess.鈥
鈥淵eah.鈥
鈥淵eah.鈥
The neighborhoods zoomed by. People dressed in their sweatshirts and sweatpants and had scraggly hair disappeared; extinction due to distance traveled as they were replaced with people in strongly professional attire. People with the sole purpose of succeeding and finally becoming successful now filled the streets, holding coffee as strong as their gait.
Alice fit right in.
鈥淗ey, can I go to the party?鈥
鈥淚 don鈥檛 know. I don鈥檛 think you would enjoy it.鈥
鈥淚 think I would.鈥
鈥淵ou don鈥檛 like parties. And honestly, I think we want to give Gerry time to vent tonight. I don鈥檛 think he has any friends.鈥
鈥淥h, okay. That鈥檚 no problem.鈥
III
Inside the Downey household, glasses were clinking and plates were being organized. The back door was opened, despite the cold. Birds were chirping overhead, and playing in the birdfeeder; or they would be if it were not for the squirrels. Rosie was in her treehouse. Today was her 10th birthday, so she was especially joyous, every once in a while erupting to laughter for no reason in particular.
Max noticed a vagueness to everything. The world outdoors seemed dreary. Rays of light cast through the fog and drizzle. Mrs. Anderson was out and about mowing her lawn鈥 as she had been since the early morning. The sun shone through, making everything their natural hues. The grass was one green; the cement was one gray. Everything seemed extraordinarily ordinary. And Max chose that day of all days to pick the weeds.
Max felt鈥 off. Every hand place against the soil brought a pause. It was taking him longer than usual to pick the weeds. He remembered how recently he had done this. But now it was simply too much to handle.
鈥淎lice,鈥 he said. 鈥淎lice can you come here?鈥
Alice came out from the kitchen. Max knew from her facial expression that she was still going to say nothing.
But Max asked anyway.
鈥淒o you love me?鈥
Alice rolled her eyes and smiled.
鈥淭his again? Max, I love you.鈥
鈥淒o you鈥 鈥 he paused again, trying to get the words out. 鈥淒o you love me?鈥
Alice looked at him. Her smile faded. She looked void of any sort of emotion.
Max stared at her. He was afraid to break eye contact.
鈥淐an we not have this conversation now?鈥 she said.
Max took that as his answer.
鈥淎re you going to leave me?鈥 he pressed.
Alice remained silent.
鈥淪o, no answer?鈥
鈥淚s it worth giving an answer when you鈥檒l ask again in 10 fucking minutes?鈥
The lawnmower next door blazed again, and short whistles from Mrs. Anderson emanated from behind the fence.
Max broke eye contact. He had to. He dug his fingers back into the soil. He could see in his peripherals that Alice was still standing in the doorway, before, seconds later, turning back to do the dishes.
The water turned on again.
He pulled out another weed. Then another. Then another.
Then he heard a crash.
Immediately he turned to look at the house. Alice was staring out the window, a look of panic on her face.
Then Max looked towards the playhouse. There, on the floor, Rosie was laying. Her face was red, and getting redder. The expression looked as though she had just sucked on a lemon.
Max rose to his feet and ran to his daughter, dropping his shovel on the rocks.
鈥淎re you okay?鈥 he said to Rosie.
Rosie kept screaming.
鈥淚t鈥檚 going to be okay,鈥 he said, as he turned her over.
Blood began gushing out of the back of her head. She hit it on a rock.
鈥淚鈥檓 taking Rosie to the hospital,鈥 he yelled into the house.
Alice ran out to meet them.
鈥淣o, I鈥檒l take her. You鈥檙e busy.鈥
鈥淟et me take my daughter.鈥
Alice took Rosie out of Max鈥檚 hands, as delicate as possible. Max stayed on his knees, palms against the cement. He waited for them both to be out of sight before he laid his head against the cement. The when the car鈥檚 engine rumbled, the tears began to flow. Slowly, he heard the screeching brakes pierce, and then the car rolled away.
Hours began to pass by. Max kept looking at his phone, waiting for a text. Anything. He wanted contact. He wanted a 鈥淗ey, I love you,鈥 text from his wife while his daughter was in the emergency room.
This text did not come, and as the night began to pass on, he turned to something else to ease his worries.
Finally Alice arrived back home. Rosie had bandages on the back of her head, and was completely asleep in her mother鈥檚 arms.
Across from the door, on the bottom steps of the stairs, Max was sitting. It was obvious to Alice he had been crying.
鈥淛esus, Max,鈥 she said. 鈥淲hat have you been doing?鈥
鈥淚鈥檝e been worried.鈥
鈥淚 know. Do you think I haven鈥檛 been?鈥
鈥淐an we talk?鈥 Max hiccupped.
鈥淭omorrow.鈥
鈥淣ow, please.鈥
鈥淎re you drunk?鈥
鈥淧lease let鈥檚 talk,鈥 Max groaned.
鈥淭omorrow. Go to bed and sober up.鈥
Alice tried to walk past him, but Max rose his hand and blocked her path.
鈥淧lease鈥斺
鈥溾楶lease鈥 what, Max? Please don鈥檛 leave you?鈥
鈥淣o,鈥 said Max. 鈥淧lease let me see my daughter.鈥
鈥淪he鈥檚 asleep. And I don鈥檛 think she would like to see you right now.鈥
Max waited for a time to say what he wanted to say. Something that had been haunting him.
鈥淚 know you鈥檙e cheating on me.鈥
Alice鈥檚 mouth dropped, then she composed herself.
Two words finally exited her mouth.
鈥淔uck you.鈥
Max nodded and Alice walked up the stairs. Seconds later the door closed.
The silence of the hall encompassed Max. He sat on his steps, his mind felt jittered and unfocused. He wanted to cry but the tears would not come. The stairs took an eternity to climb. Wood creaked underfoot, as did his bones. With every heave he saw her face staring back at him. He saw Alice.
Sophie stood at the top of the steps looking down on him.
鈥淪ophie,鈥 Max whispered. 鈥淪ophie, I鈥 umm鈥 I...鈥
鈥淔鈥-ed up?鈥
Sophie was emotionless, looking down on him.
鈥淵eah.鈥
Finally Max walked into his room. Alice was in the bathroom.
鈥淩osie鈥檚 in bed,鈥 she said.
鈥淥kay.鈥
Max brushed his teeth next to his wife.
Not a single word was exchanged between them. Not until鈥
鈥淒o you hear that?鈥 he said, slowly pulling the covers over his cold body.
鈥淵es.鈥
鈥淚 didn鈥檛 say what.鈥
鈥淟et me guess,鈥 she said, turning over to look at her husband. 鈥淚s it our creaky old back door that is keeping us up once again because鈥 surprise鈥 you still haven鈥檛 fixed it?鈥
The incessant banging from the bottom floor seemed to get louder. At this point, James was entirely under the covers with his wife, the baby monitor finally silent.
鈥淵es.鈥 He began to turn towards the wall, trying his best to pull every part of his body so that not even the hair on his legs were anywhere close to his wife.
鈥淎nd what do you have to say about that?鈥
鈥淚 don鈥檛 know,鈥 he said. 鈥渋t doesn鈥檛 matter.鈥
鈥淪ay it.鈥
鈥淚t doesn鈥檛 matter, Alice. Drop it.鈥
鈥淛ust say it. Why won鈥檛 you say it?鈥 Alice pressed on
鈥淚t鈥檚 windy, okay? That鈥檚 all I was going to say. It鈥檚 windy, and that鈥檚 all.鈥
鈥淪o a comment about the weather.鈥
鈥淵up,鈥 he said. 鈥淭hat鈥檚 all. Goodnight.鈥
鈥淕oodnight.鈥 She clicked the lamp off, and the room filled with darkness save the little red light on their baby monitor. After this conversation, James knew tomorrow would be a big day.
The blinds were closed. A zebra pattern blanketed the room.
Max pulled the pillow from his eyes and checked the time. 9:30 AM, the clock said.
鈥淕od鈥 dammit.鈥
The house was silent. Rosie would have been at school. Maybe? Max questioned that. He felt like his daughter had died. Should I wish her a good day? No. Am I going insane?
The alarm clocked beeped. Max pulled the pillow from his eyes and checked the time. 6:42 PM, the clock said.
Ooof.
He crawled out of bed and brushed his teeth. He looked in the mirror. Everything began to swirl. And one by one, his teeth fell out of his face. He heard crying. Sophie was in the bathtub, water pouring down her face. Her wedding dress was in a frenzy. Smoke, smoke. The smoke alarm began to drill above.
鈥淚t鈥檚 happening again!鈥 Sophie yelled in a panic.
The room burnt up, and Max went with it.
The alarm clocked beeped. Max pulled the pillow from his eyes and checked the time. 6:43 PM, the clock said.
Max remained in his bed.
With a thud the snooze button had been destroyed.
The cool air from the open window drifted up his boxer shorts, and he sat up in his bed and placed his warm hands against his bare thighs.
What am I doing?
Max stayed sitting in that same spot for what felt like an eternity. He saw a sheet of white in his peripherals, lying with its face up. He didn鈥檛 want to look at it.
Not now, he whispered to himself. I鈥檓 not ready to look at that now.
So he didn鈥檛. Instead Max got up, went to the restroom, and stared at himself in the mirror.
His teeth were there. His hair was messy. The room was not flooded or on fire.
Everything was normal. And everything would be normal throughout the house if that 鈥渄amned鈥 letter wasn鈥檛 on Alice鈥檚 side of the bed.
鈥淲hat are you doing, Max?鈥
Sophie had walked in. Max could taste toothpaste.
鈥淚 made a big mistake, Soph.鈥
鈥淚t鈥檚 her birthday today, you know.鈥
鈥淚 know. Rosie. God. They grow up so fast, huh?鈥
鈥淭hey do. But in a way wouldn鈥檛 you say it鈥檚 Alice鈥檚 birthday, too?鈥
鈥淲hat do you mean?鈥
鈥淗appy birthday, Alice?鈥
鈥淗appy birthday, Alice.鈥
Sophie was gone. She left the room, strolled downstairs, and exited the house.
Max walked out, and stared at the paper on the bed. He could swear he heard people in the floor below.
There was none of that. It was just Max, in his room, with a sheet of paper.
Finally with a gulp and more effort than he would care to admit, Max read the letter.
Max spent the rest of the night staring up at his ceiling fan. It shook in place. The motor in the inner core was whirring, and the stamped steel shell vibrated in place.
鈥淚鈥檓 sorry.鈥
The only response he got was from the door downstairs, knocking back and forth on its hinges, and Max knew that was the only response he deserved.
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2020.09.17 04:00 Coldcoffees Post WWE NXT Discussion Thread! - September 16th, 2020

NXT! NXT! NXT! NXT! NXT!

Super Tuesday Results
Match Stipulation Winner
Damian Priest (c) vs. Timothy Thatcher Singles match for the NXT North American Championship Damian Priest
Breezango (c) vs. Imperium Tag team match for the NXT Tag Team Championships Breezango
Io Shirai vs. Shotzi Blackheart Non-title singles match Io Shirai
Undisputed ERA (Roderick Strong and Bobby Fish) vs. Drake Maverick & Killian Dain Tag team match Drake Maverick & Killian Dain (DQ)
Jessi Kamea & Xia Li vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter Tag team match Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter
Full Recap (Source: Cageside Seats)
Shotzi Blackheart vs. Io Shirai
No mention of Shotzi鈥檚 staple gun promo. Blackheart offers her hand in a sign of respect, but the champ slaps it away. Evenly matched in the early going, with Shotzi getting a few covers and then locking in a submission that leaves Io scrambling for a rope break. She gets it, and the ensuing brawl leads to the Genius of the Sky hitting a moonsault off the top to the outside. She brings Blackheart in for a nearfall and we go picture-in-picture.
The champ is in control during the commercials, but Shotzi dodges a charge as soon as we come back. Dropkick into the corner, then a facebuster. Blackheart hits a knee before Io hulks up and they go blow-for-blow in the middle of the ring. Each evades kicks, but when Shotzi tries to stretch Shirai, it鈥檚 countered to a crossface. Blackheart struggles, then like Io gets a toe on the bottom rope. The ensuing scramble ends with a senton into the ropes from Shotzi. A bridging suplex gets a great nearfall. She bridges into a submission, but Shirai gets her opponent鈥檚 shoulders on the mat to force her to release the hold. She charges back with a facebuster. Tiger Feint Kick leads to a dropkick from the top. One, two, no!
Shotzi back with a super-rana, but the champ kicks out. They battle to the top, but neither can hit anything from there. On the apron, Io German鈥檚 Blackheart right on the back of her neck. Shirai gets her in the ring, but can鈥檛 get three! Running knees in the corner, then a moonsault from the top ends it. Great match.
Io Shirai def. Shotzi Blackheart via pinfall
Show of respect from the champ in the aftermath as Joseph, Wade Barrett and Beth Phoenix sing Shotzi鈥檚 praises.
A video package puts over the vicious streak Tommaso Ciampa鈥檚 brought back with him. He鈥檚 in action next.
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Desmond Troy
Troy makes the mistake of expecting a clean break on the opening lock-up and eats a knee for it. The newcomer manages to hit a drop kick, but it鈥檚 not long before the beatdown is back on. Slingshot into the bottom turnbuckle. Willow鈥檚 Bell.
Tommaso Ciampa def. Desmond Troy via pinfall
The Blackheart gets a chair, but before he can attack, Jake Atlas is here with a microphone. He asks if Ciampa remembers him. He could run out there and attack the former champ, but he鈥檚 not a coward. He wants a match next week, and a smile from Tommaso looks like acceptance.
Faceless interviewer guy catches up with Drake Maverick on his way to the building. He鈥檚 confident he and Killian Dain will be able to get on the same page against Undisputed ERA tonight, even though he hasn鈥檛 heard from Dain all week, and doesn鈥檛 have his number, and...
After a break, our new NXT champ gets to talk in a pre-tape package. Finn Balor puts over Adam Cole, but says he鈥檚 the best. The questions keep coming - how is it being champ four years apart? Last time, he was building the brand. Now, the brand needs him. His wearing the belt means he鈥檚 the most important champ in the business, even as they show pictures of Roman Reigns, Drew McIntyre, and WALTER. He says guys need to fight to face him. Balor tells them to line up.
Austin Theory is out proclaiming himself a first ballot Hall of Famer. His loss to Bronson Reed was a fluke, which he鈥檚 going to prove right now by issuing an open challenge to the locker room. The call is answered by Velveteen Dream鈥檚 worst nightmare, Kushida!
Austin Theory vs. Kushida
The Japanese Superstar attacks before the bell, but Theory gets back into it. He misses a standing shooting star press, and that creates an opening for Kushida. Battling on the floor, he sends the younger star into the ringpost shoulder first and goes to work on the arm. It鈥檚 not long before he has the Hoverboard Lock in.
Kushida def. Austin Theory via submission
Kushida won鈥檛 let go of the hold after the bell! The referee finally forces him to let go as the announcers wonder what鈥檚 gotten into the legendary super-junior.
After some ads, we visit with the Garganos. Candice is upset that Tegan Nox is ungrateful, and just doesn鈥檛 get their way. Johnny鈥檚 mad their TV was busted; he hasn鈥檛 gone upstairs in a week because there鈥檚 still spaghetti everywhere. He wants to send Tegan a bill for their expensive new TV. She looks forward to winning next week鈥檚 #1 contender battle royal, and Gargano mocks the guys in the North American title match.
Breezango vs. Imperium
Fabian Aichner & Marcel Barthel attack before the bell, but the champs hold their own. Aichner hits Fandango with a cheap shot as soon as the match starts, and the beatdown on the Deputy starts immediately. The heels employ quick tags, and make the use of five counts as the work Dango over. The champ gets a boot up on a whip and elbows the German off the apron, but then Aichner turns him inside out with a clothesline. Imperium keeps him isolated in their corner. Barthel gets two off a suplex. Dango looks like he might punch his way free, but Barthel comes out of nowhere to take out his knee. The heels hit a tandem drop kick as we go to commercial.
Shortly after we return, Fandango lands some strikes on Barthel. He gets caught by the tights before he can tag, but with a big clothesline of his own he gets the corner and Tyler Breeze is finally in! He throws the Italian all around, eventually getting a half crab locked in. Barthel breaks that up, but Dango takes him out. Breezango get Aichner hung up in the corner, but after a Supermodel Kick, Barthel breaks up Breeze鈥檚 cover. Back and forth leads to a nifty spot where Barthel shoves Prince Pretty off the top into Aichner鈥檚 arms, he catches him for a suplex. Fandango barely breaks up the cover.
Things break down and Imperium goes for the same tandem move on the outside, but Dango saves his partner. Back in, he goes for the leg drop off the top but Aichner evades. Barthel kicks him in the jaw and a suplex follow-up gets a close nearfall. Fandango鈥檚 in trouble, but manages to get a tornado DDT. Both men tag, and a blind tag by Barthel sets Breeze up for the European bomb, but Dango shoves Aichner into his partner. Prince Pretty stacks him up, and the good guys win!
Breezango def. Imperium via pinfall to retain their NXT Tag Team championship
Jessi Kamea & Xia Li vs. Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter
The announce team plays this up as a chance to possibly earn a WWE Women鈥檚 Tag Team title shot. Catanzaro & Carter get the first pinfall when Kacy slides and grabs Li鈥檚 foot while Kayden slings her to the mat. Xia gets free with strikes, but tandem offense continues from C & C. A big clothesline from the tall Kamea allows that team to take control with Catanzaro in peril. Kacy evades a splash in the corner, and both teams tag. Carter & Li have a striking exchange that Kayden wins with a drop kick. Superkicks for both her opponents, then tag to Catanzaro. Pump kick from Kacy while Kayden had Xia in a crucifix, then Catanzaro pops over for a bridging pin.
Kacy Catanzaro & Kayden Carter def. Jessi Kamea & Xia Li via pinfall
The winners offer a fist bump in the aftermath, but Xia doesn鈥檛 want anything to do with it.
We see Drake finally find Killain, who doesn鈥檛 know about the match, and tells Maverick he鈥檚 on his own.
After a break, Tegan Nox cuts a promo about how Candice has changed. The LeRae she knew definitely wouldn鈥檛 sit around and listen to her husband whine about a $200 TV that she broke, just so he can watch himself lose on it. It boils down to Candice wants a lackey, while Tegan just wanted her friend back. But that鈥檚 okay, next week she鈥檚 gonna win the battle royal, and she can鈥檛 wait to see the look on Johnny鈥檚 face when it happens. She also warns Io that this time, she won鈥檛 come up short.
Undisputed ERA (Roderick Strong & Bobby Fish) vs. Drake Maverick & Killian Dain
No Dain, and Maverick heads in for what looks like a handicap match. Drake does his never-say-die thing, but things go about as well as you鈥檇 expect. We occasionally see shots of guys watching in the back, and Killian is enjoying seeing his 鈥減artner鈥 get his butt kicked.
After a break, Fish is working over Drake when we see General Manager William Regal step to Dain. The big Irishman argues that he didn鈥檛 sign up for the match, but gets up and heads to the ring just as Maverick is thrown to the floor. He picks up Drake and tells him to get in the ring and lose like a man. TUE mock him and tell him to keep steppin鈥. He turns around and they throw Maverick at him. He sidesteps and heads into the ring and wipes out Roddy. Fish comes in with a chair and that鈥檚 the DQ...
Drake Maverick & Killian Dain def. Undisputed ERA by disqualification
Maverick grabs the chair from Fish, allowing Dain to clean house. Drake is fired up and slaps Killian in the chest, excited they鈥檙e a tag team. He gets punched in the face for it.
Jake Atlas is seen leaving as faceless interviewer guy catches up to him and asks what he was thinking setting up the match against Tommaso Ciampa for next week. Before he can get too far into his answer, Ciampa attacks. Steve Corino, some other agents and Kyle O鈥橰eilly of all people break it up. Tommaso tells Jake he鈥檒l see him next week, and KOR he鈥檒l deal with him soon, too.
After a break, it鈥檚 MAJOR announcement time! Regal reveals Balor鈥檚 next challenger will be determined in a Gauntlet Eliminator match. Five men will compete. Two start, with others entering a four minute intervals. You have to be pinned or submitted to be eliminated. The winner gets The Prinxe at TakeOver on Oct. 4.
Damian Priest vs. Timothy Thatcher
Grappling to start, and Priest holds his own, but ends up underneath. He finally gets on offense when he wins a power contest as they exchange shoulder block. The champ is nursing his arm, but it doesn鈥檛 stop him from trying for a powerbomb on the floor. Thatcher shoves him into the ring steps, then suplexes him on the floor as we got PiP.
Priest fights his way back into it on the small screen, and they鈥檙e a-clubbering each other when we get back to full screen. A slap by Thatcher fires up the champ, and Priest comes back with a flurry and a big clothesline that turns the challenger inside out. Spinning back elbow in the corner is followed by doing the deal with a Falcon Arrow, but Thatch kicks out at two.
Thatcher tries for an armbar but catches two kicks to the dome for his trouble. Priest tries for a springboard enziguri but Thatcher sidesteps and tries for the armbar again. Another striking exchange, again won by the champ... but Thatcher was playing possum. He catches a kick and goes for a legbar. He finally gets it and turns him over, but the Archer of Infamy makes the ropes. It鈥檚 not long before he鈥檚 stuck in the Fujiwara armbar, but Priest gets a toe on the ropes. He goes for South of Heaven, but his arm gives out. He connects with a flatliner, then hits his chokeslam a second later, but can only get two. Spinning heel kick off the top, Reckoning, and that鈥檚 all she wrote.
Damian Priest def. Timothy Thatcher via pinfall to retain the NXT North American championship
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2020.09.16 16:45 Minteey Cinema at its lowest point

When The Chipmunks disguise squirrels as themselves with toys of them and the box says Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel I said to myself, "This is the worst movie I have ever seen in my life." I stepped outside of the auditorium and sat outside for a good 5 minutes rethinking my entire life. I kept asking myself, "Why am I doing this to myself? Why is Jason Lee in this? Is he a masochist? Why couldn't he do another season of My Name is Earl? That was a pretty good show. How could he stoop this low? Why did he agree to do this movie? Why am I watching this movie?" Life can be cruel, this is life at its cruelest.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip has the "beloved" Chipmunks return to the big screen after 4 YEARS since the abomination called Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked. This time Alvin, Simon and Theodore decide for the 4th time that Dave wants to get rid of them even though they've been living with him for 11 years and he hasn't decided to jump off a bridge to get the chalk-screeching sounds of their voices out of his head. I bet Dave wakes up in the middle of the night with sounds of The Chipmunks singing terrible covers of songs that were popular in 2006 and realizes that he's made a terrible mistake and contemplates taking them to a taxidermist to keep his sanity. Anyways, they think he's going to propose to his girlfriend, that's so stupid that she keeps forgetting that she has a stethoscope hanging around her neck in every scene, and go across the country to stop the proposal. Every time I try to explain the plot to someone I end up finding the nearest pillow and screaming my sorrows away into that said pillow. That's how poorly thought out and written this film is.
As you can tell from the first 2 paragraphs I hate this movies guts. It does so many things wrong that it baffles me that when the MPAA saw this to give it a rating they didn't just chuck it out the window with The Day The Clown Cried. The comedy is the equivalent to Vine as in it comes out of nowhere. So because of that you laugh cause it was鈥 random. Who cares of making good jokes when the crying 3 year old can get a good chuckle to a fart joke. There are jokes so random that I'm baffled that they got passed the final cut. Like when Theodore randomly starts singing Sir Mix-A-Lot's Baby Got Back so they can get a butt joke in there. Let's not the children think and make the adults cringe as they see this so-called comedy happen right in front of them.
It seems that after 3 movies David Cross had better things to do (i.e. Bob and Dave) and passed on this movie. So who could replace the Arrested Development star? Well why not another Arrested Development star, Tony Hale. I feel so bad for his character because he's literally just doing his job and trying to capture fugitive Chipmunks (Did I just type Fugitive Chipmunks?). But not even his character is redeemable. Random celebrity appearances include LMFAO (Remember him? No? I don't blame you.), Bella Thorne, that one girl from Austin and Ally, and famous YouTube star Flula. Do they have any reason to be in this? Of course not! It's all about the money! But this movie won't be making its money bank because some genius at FOX said, "Let's release this the same day as Star Wars The Force Awakens! We'll make so much money off this!" From the day I am writing this Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip has grossed $14 million opening day. "That sounds like a lot!" you say. Well let's compare it to the other Chipmunk films. The first Chipmunk film made $44 million on its opening day. The Squeakquel made $48 million on its opening day and Chipwrecked made $23 million on it's opening day. So what happened? I'll tell you. NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE CHIPMUNKS ANYMORE! When you go on hiatus for 4 years and suddenly announce your 4th film in the middle of 2015 you're asking for your film to flop.
I have nothing else to say about this movie. The Road Chip is the worst film I've ever experienced in my life. Nothing will compare (hopefully!). It's a shame that people can get away with making trash like this. Go see anything else that doesn't involve anthropomorphic chipmunks.
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2020.09.16 16:45 IndieheadsAOTY Album of the Year 2014 #16: Spoon - They Want My Soul

Album of the Year 2014 #16: Spoon - They Want My Soul
Hello everyone and welcome back once again to Album of the Year 2014, the daily write-up series for the month of September where we bring you a new write-up each day from a different indieheads user talking about their favorite album of 2014. Up today, the former head of the Canadian Indie Rock Canon, rccrisp, is up swinging today talking about Spoon's 2014 album, They Want My Soul.
August 5, 2014 - Loma Vista
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Background
Formed in the Mid 90鈥檚 and coming into their own in the back half of the decade鈥檚 post Grunge landscape, Spoon, formed in Austin, Texas with SingeGuitarist Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno meeting as part of the band The Alien Beats. The band name was chosen in homage to the German Krautrock band Can whose song 鈥淪poon鈥 was the theme song to American release of German film Jagged Edge. After singing with Matador Records, they released their debut LP Telephono, an album that had mixed reviews but showed signs of promise, allowing the band to sign a major label record deal. After singing with Elektra, Spoon recorded A Series of Sneaks, a better received sophomore effort that had poor sales causing the band to be dropped by their label.
After signing with Merge Records, Spoon would find its niche in the growing Indie Rock landscape of the 2000鈥檚. Coincidentally the band would begin a string of stellar albums that today are considered modern classics. From the dark and experimental Girls Can Tell to the manic Kill the Moonlight to the pop sensibilities of Gimme Fiction and Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Spoon developed a reputation of being one of the most consistent bands in music, able to shift slide and adjust their sound with ease while not alienating their fans. After the (initially) lukewarm received Transference, Spoon would go on to release They Want My Soul after a four year break.
Review
In the world of rock music it鈥檚 hard to age gracefully. Look no further than the kids that made up the Meet Me In The Bathroom set. The only people sitting there waiting wistfully for the next Strokes album are a bunch of hipster boomers unwilling to let the past die. Sure enough the slow switch of indie rock from college slackers in too big sweaters to 鈥渢oo cool鈥 young adults who took indie rock and turned it into a life style (Whole Foods, Urban Outfitters, PBR, American Spirits) should鈥檝e known that as their music became co-opted by branding and identity, the bands that mode up that culture wouldn鈥檛 last past the zeitgeist explosion. Bands like the aforementioned Strokes, Interpol, Franz Ferdinand are five to six albums in and are only bringing back diminishing returns. Even the pillars of the genre, your TV On The Radios, Arcade Fires and, gasp, Animal Collective aren鈥檛 exactly releasing their best albums as they approach and ultimately pass middle age. Maybe it鈥檚 a reflection of the people who consumed this music in the first place (see: me, who is also aging horribly) but these bands were here for the sprint and, seemingly, not the marathon. Because in order to run a marathon you need steadiness, consistency. In Indie Rock you need to be Spoon.
Spoon鈥檚 biggest insult is that 鈥渢hey鈥檙e the most consistent band in Indie Rock.鈥 It feels like a hollow knock against them and implies a lot of things that are simply untrue. For one it implies the band is 鈥渂oring鈥 which is patently false. You can鈥檛 tell me from their slick, only major label release A Series of Sneaks to the dark and brooding Girls Can Tell to the frantic Kill The Moonlight and trying to find the pop hooks in Gimmie Fiction and Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga that there isn鈥檛 a band that鈥檚 operating on another level, able to shift and shimmy their sound and yet retain an indescribable 鈥淪poon-ness鈥 that seeps through the songs. Even at their worst Spoon are less 鈥渆gregiously bad鈥 and more 鈥渙ff the centre of greatness.鈥 Sure I haven鈥檛 listened to their debut Telephono in over a few decades but even when I did, I could hear the moments of greatness in its sludgy production. The criminally underrated Transference might dive a little too deep into its dark lo fi aesthetic but it contains some of Spoon鈥檚 best singular songs and is an absolute killer live. And while Hot Thoughts misses the mark it鈥檚 still refreshing to see a band try throwing a curve ball nine albums into their discography.
The other ridiculous notion about calling Spoon a 鈥渃onsistent band鈥 is the insinuation the band hasn't released a stone cold classic. Kill The Moonlight and Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga definitely refute that claim, Girls Can Tell and Gimmie Fiction have a strong case but in my opinion They Want My Soul can stand up to any of Spoon's classic albums. Spoon began the sessions for recording They Want My Soul in 2013 after a lengthy hiatus which saw the band members splinter off to do their own projects. Frontman Britt Daniel said that after touring for Transference that the band felt 鈥渁 little burned out鈥 and for himself he needed 鈥渟omething that was going to reinvigorate me, to excite me abut working on new stuff again.鈥 Daniel ended up forming The Divine Fits with Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade, Jim Eno ended up doing production work for other bands, Rob Pope returned to his band The Get Up Kids and Eric Harvey recorded a solo album.
Sessions for They Want My Soul were broken up into two parts, with much of the early song writing involving Spoon going into sessions with no songs in mind, being assisted by Joe Chiarelli. Dan Friedman however, (notable for producing albums such as Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robot, Era Extra帽a and most of MGMT鈥檚 discography) is said to have the most impact on the album. As per Daniel, Friedman鈥檚 producing style 鈥渕axes everything out. We've never worked with somebody like that before - somebody with such a strong sense of their own style." Surely enough when most artists entering their 40鈥檚 are releasing their most down-to-earth, quiet albums, Spoon, whose sound while 鈥済uitar rock鈥 never really leaned into the 鈥渞ock鈥 aspect, release their most powerful and bombastic album. On album opener 鈥淩ent I Pay鈥 Eno lets his musical voice be heard, the punctuating snappy snares open and continue to pierce through the track as Daniel succinctly describes every day drudgery over a song that sounds like 60鈥檚 Classic Rock fused with the punk minimalism of Wire. The urgent and tense 鈥淩ainy Taxi鈥 feels like re-contextualization of those frantic and nervous piano-centric tracks from Kill The Moonlight but mixed with a healthy dose of Chicago with its heart beat bass lines over squealing guitars.
Spoon鈥檚 strength has always been it鈥檚 been hard to pin point where their sound comes from, making their albums feel wholly their own even though elements of their influences pop and peak in. The ethereal Inside Out鈥 feels like a continuation of much of what they explored on Transference but cleaned up while the synth tinged album ender 鈥淣ew York Kiss鈥 is a crowd pleaser that hints at the upcoming more tech leaning Hot Thoughts. However Spoon feel at home on this album when they get back to their 鈥渋ndie rock roots.鈥 Songs that feel like proper continuations of the sounds heard on Ga Ga Ga Ga and Gimmie Fiction like 鈥淟et Me Be Mine鈥 which takes the energy of 鈥淭he Underdog鈥 but tempers it with darker moments that feel Transference-era as Daniel fights between the ideas of freedom and commitment. On title track 鈥淭hey Want My Soul鈥 Daniel uses faith and astrological imagery (as well as a shout out to Jonathon Fisk, the name of Britt Daniel鈥檚 school age bully who had a song dedicated to him on Kill The Moonlight) as a metaphor for his public persona allowing people to take pieces of his life away from him. 鈥淒o You鈥 feels like it has all the elements of the greatest Spoon songs (an absolutely catchy chorus, piano, hooks and Daniel鈥檚 intense vocal delivery) while the lyrics explores the traps and charms of memory and nostalgia. Daniel鈥檚 explores love, desires, intentions and self sabotage as he describes himself as a drunken mess in the first verse (鈥淚 was half out of the bag鈥), but follows up on the nature of imperfect love, one night stands (鈥淔lipping back pages, unbuckling belts鈥) while accepting this is the nature of modern love (鈥淥h love, that鈥檚 the way love comes"),
Few artists ever get to this point, in their 40鈥檚 and releasing one of the best albums of their discography. But there鈥檚 still a hungriness that it palpable when listening to They Want My Soul. Time didn鈥檛 bog down Spoon, their relative success not becoming a hindrance on writing thought provoking music but instead taking everything they had worked on in the past and bringing it in the present. While their contemporaries were slowly releasing weaker albums Spoon can at least own the fact they had one last gasp, their familiar sound fitted for the modern Indie Rock landscape, being both familiar and expansive and evolving of their albums till that point.
Favorite Lyrics
There's intense gravity in you Yeah, there's intense gravity in you I'm just your satellite I'm just your satellite
  • "Inside"
Oh, love, that's the way love comes Do you, don't you know that that's the way love comes? Do you feel it black and blue? Oh, do you, do you, do you, do you?
  • "Do You"
Educated folk singers want my soul Jonathon Fisk still wants my soul I got nothing I want to say to 'em They got nothing left that I want All they want's my soul Yes, yes, I know it They want my soul
  • "They Want My Soul"
Right now I know no other time Right now I know no other place I say good night
  • "New York Kiss"
Talking Points
  • What do you think is Spoon鈥檚 鈥渟ound鈥 if you think it can be easily described?
  • Seriously why are their songs featured in so many commercials?
  • Where does The Want My Soul rank for you in the band鈥檚 discography?
  • What other past decade releases from older established indie acts did you enjoy?
  • Where does They Want My Soul land on your 2014 list?
Thank you to rccrisp for their write-up! Up tomorrow, we've got Mko0987 scheduled to talk about TV Girl's debut album, French Exit. In the meantime, discuss today's album in the comments below where the schedule for the rest of the series will be posted.
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2020.09.15 17:25 jango-b A Completionist Guide to Yes Live: Part Two, Drama Through The Ladder

This is a list of almost every song Yes (and ABWH) played on every tour, in the best quality I could find, for the eighties and nineties.
For more explanation, see part one here.
Everything listed is available either for purchase, or on the yessongs dot nl website.
YES TOURS PART TWO: 1980 - 1999
DRAMA (1980) Horn, Squire, Howe, Downes, White
Go Through This, Tempus Fugit, We Can Fly From Here; The Word is Live (recorded September 6, 1980, New York).
Amazing Grace / Whitefish, And You And I, Clap, Into the Lens, Machine Messiah, Man in a White Car Suite, Roundabout, Starship Trooper; Yesstorms Remastered (September 6, 1980, New York).
Parallels, Yours is No Disgrace; The Singular Eye (September 9, 1980, Boston).
Does It Really Happen?; Drama in Dallas (September 27, 1980, Dallas TX).
9012LIVE (84-85) Anderson, Squire, Rabin, Kaye, White
Official release 9012LIVE: The Solos originally had just two songs besides the solos. The reissues added more.
Changes, City of Love, Hold On, It Can Happen, Si, Solly鈥檚 Beard, Soon, Whitefish / Amazing Grace; 9012Live The Solos (June 24 and September 28 1984).
Hearts, I鈥檝e Seen All Good People, Leave It, Make it Easy, Owner of a Lonely Heart, Roundabout, Starship Trooper, Yours is No Disgrace; Live in Phoenix (March 22, 1984, Phoenix AZ).
And You And I, Long Distance Runaround; Is This The Home of the Cowboys? (March 15, 1984, Dallas TX).
Our Song, Gimme Some Lovin鈥; Holmdel 1984 Remaster (September 4, 1984).
Sweet Dreams; Champaign (March 5, 1984, Champaign IL).
BIG GENERATOR (87-88) Anderson, Squire, Rabin, Kaye, White
Hold On, Owner of a Lonely Heart, Rhythm of Love, Shoot High, Aim Low; The Word is Live (recorded February 19, 1988, Houston TX).
And You And I, Big Generator, Changes, Heart of the Sunrise, Yours is No Disgrace; Big Generator Tour WW1 Show (February 19, 1988, Houston TX).
Holy Lamb, I鈥檝e Seen All Good People, Love Will Find a Way, Ritual, Roundabout, Starship Trooper, Solly鈥檚 Beard, and Amazing Grace; Live in Austin (February 22, 1988, Austin TX).
ABWH (89-90) Anderson, Levin/Berlin, Howe, Wakeman, Bruford
And You And I, Anderson medley, Birthright, Brother of Mine, Clap, Mood For a Day, Close to the Edge, Long Distance Runaround with Bruford solo, Heart of the Sunrise, Wakeman solo, Order of the Universe, Roundabout, Starship Trooper, and Themes are available for purchase on both An Evening of Yes Music Plus (recorded September 9 in Mountainview CA) with Jeff Berlin on bass and Live at the NEC (October 24, Birmingham UK) with Tony Levin. The latter also includes three songs not on the former, I鈥檝e Seen All Good People, The Meeting, and the Levin-Bruford duet.
Sweet Dreams; Hide the Moment From My Eager Eyes (Stockholm, November 8, 1989).
If you want to hear Jon sing Zoh-San, a Japanese traditional song, get Nihon Hosho Kyokai (October 24, 1989).
UNION (91-92) Anderson, Squire, Howe, Rabin, Kaye, Wakeman, Bruford, White
The official release has much of the show: Awaken, Clap, Mood For a Day, Heart of the Sunrise, I鈥檝e Seen All Good People, Make it Easy, Owner of a Lonely Heart, Rhythm of Love, Roundabout, Saving My Heart, Solly鈥檚 Beard, Wakeman Solo, Whitefish, and Yours is No Disgrace; Union Live (August 9, 1991, Shoreline, Mountain View CA).
The following two sources have the same title, but one of them is actually recorded in London two months later.
And You And I, Changes, Lift Me Up, Shock to the System; Live in Montreal 鈥 London (June 29 1991, London England).
Drum Duet, Hold On, Long Distance Runaround, Gimme Some Lovin鈥; Live in Montreal (April 24, 1991, Montreal Quebec).
The last three songs are not in good quality, but this is the only time they ever played Take the Water to the Mountain, and it includes the extended ending that is not on the album.
Take The Water To The Mountain, Soon, Starship Trooper; First Union (Pensacola FL April 9, 1991).
TALK (1994) Anderson, Squire, Rabin, Kaye, White
And You And I, Changes, Cinema, City of Love, Endless Dream, Heart of the Sunrise, Hearts, I Am Waiting, I鈥檝e Seen All Good People, Owner of a Lonely Heart, Real Love, Rhythm of Love, Roundabout, The Calling, Walls, Where Will You Be; Complete Endless Dream (June 19, 1994, Canandaigua NY).
Hold On, Perpetual Change, Piano Solo; Darker Than Ebony (June 29, 1994, Maryland Heights MO).
Purple Haze; SPAC Saratoga Springs (August 22, 1994, Saratoga Springs NY).
KEYS TO ASCENSION (1996) Anderson, Squire, Howe, Wakeman, White
Everything from the three SLO shows is on Keys to Ascension 1 & 2. Well, they did play Happy Birthday to Chris on March 5th. There is also an outtake from rehearsals when Steve flips out on the lighting crew.
OPEN YOUR EYES (97-98) Anderson, Squire, Howe, Khoroshev, White, Sherwood
Nothing was released officially and they played a lot of different songs on this tour.
America, And You And I, Children of Light, From the Balcony, Heart of the Sunrise, I鈥檝e Seen All Good People, Open Your Eyes, Owner of a Lonely Heart, Rhythm of Love, Roundabout, Siberian Khatru, The Revealing Science of God; The Album Network PreFM CD Los Angeles (December 7, 1997, Los Angeles CA).
Starship Trooper, Clap, Diary of a Man Who Vanished, Mood For a Day, Igor鈥檚 Polonaise Solo; Polonaise 鈥 The Warsaw Concert (March 26, 1997, Warsaw Poland).
Close to the Edge, Wonderous Stories, Yours is No Disgrace, Classical Gas*; San Diego 98 (July 22, 1998, San Diego CA).*
Revealing Science of God, Long Distance Runaround; Revealing Science of San Diego (December 9, 1997, San Diego CA).
Masquerade, Ram, Leaves of Green, Soon; Fox Theater Detroit (November 3, 1997, Detroit MI).
THE LADDER (99-00) Anderson, Squire, Howe, Khoroshev, White, Sherwood
Most of the songs on this tour got an official release.
And You And I, Awaken, Cinema, Face to Face, Homeworld, I鈥檝e Seen All Good People, It Will Be a Good Day, Lightning Strikes, Owner of a Lonely Heart, Perpetual Change, Ritual, Roundabout, The Messenger, Time and a Word, Yours is No Disgrace; House of Yes: Live From the House of Blues (October 31 1999, Las Vegas NV).
From this same show, Close to the Edge and Hearts are available on Ladders on the Strip.
America, New Language, Survival, and Nine Voices (Longwalker); Buenos Aires Argentina (September 12, 1999, Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires).
EDIT: Thanks to ClevelandDreamer for pointing out some tracks I missed. Updated.
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2020.09.15 05:42 FelineIntuition [Thank You] Overdue Thank Yous~

This is a thank you to my most recent batch of exchanges for my most recent offer
Loot
808pgh - I also hope I can visit Hawaii one day, so many people I know have gone and it looks amazing. Until then I'll be in hot af Texas.
RareExcitement - What a cool oldschool illustration of Alcatraz! That's another place I'd like to visit [if it's still open to the public in the after times, I guess?] because it just seems so desolate and spooky.
razcraz - Woah! I don't think I've seen this Han/Chewie stamp before, neat. Also, poor Jim the Moose lol
blueinfinityfinder - I love the crystal ball/esoteric imagery on this card, is it a custom stamp you made? I'm still ready for cooler weather any day now, but that little dip we had last week was a nice little taste of what i'm looking for. Austin is... Austin lol. I've been remote since the pandemic started and have a lot of reasons that Covid would find me especially appetizing so I haven't been doing much out-and-about-ing. And yeah you were super close to where I am now! In the Before Times [lol] my bus route to work went right through your neck of the woods. I've been here since 2007 but even I've seen just how drastic the changes have been, it's crazy. Also LOVE those stickers, especially the 'Cat Flag' one, I had a good laugh. I had to immediately send a picture of it to one of my punk friends and she's in love. PS - I got that skull Washi at Michaels last year. Every year around now they get in some cute washi tapes.
jamiesayss - Huh, I knew that with Disney buying the world and all there would be a lot of crossovers, but never thought I'd see a Star Wars x NBC imagery. Thinking of Darth Vader's singing voice for Jack's songs did give me some serious amusement though lol
Zedhead90 - YES! I'm so stoked you had an Egg Monsters card! It's definitely not a favorite and super weird/extra hokey so it doesn't get a lot of love compared to so many of the other Goosebumps stories. Tacked that right up on my wall for some sweet sweet nostalgia. And Werewolf of Fever Swamp was a good one too. I DID have a problem with the outgoing mailbox I use being damaged/had to be fixed so a lot of the mail was stuck inside for a almost a week when I sent my exchange card to you. So if you haven't received it it should be there any day now. [if not let me know and I'd be glad to send another horror card]
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2020.09.14 02:35 d49k Ghosts (Movie) MEGAPOST. Music, Videos, Links & Reviews. 1993 Is It Scary origins, Addams Family Values, false allegations, The Orchestral Score, 2 Bad, Is It Scary, Ghosts (Song), Morphine information, Commercial Release (Ad & Unboxing), 30 Remixes. Behind the scenes & concept art.

A couple of weeks ago, I read 鈥Did I Scare You? How MJ altered the sensations of racism鈥. It鈥檚 a retrospective review of "GHOSTS" in which Michael's response to his critics is analysed. It鈥檚 a great read and very well informed, though I some of the comments it made I wasn鈥檛 so sure of. The review focused on Michael鈥檚 changing face, how he used it for art and it鈥檚 connections between Michael and racism. I don鈥檛 disagree with the article but I wanted to articulate for myself what I feel about the movie and put it out there.
GHOSTS is my favourite short film. Combined with HIStory: Past, Present & Future Book I, they are a set of artistic works which has been the most autobiographical of Michael's work. I wanted to share everything I know about it with links to behind the scenes, articles, music and information in one place. I wrote this to post on MichaelJackson, I鈥檓 not a professional writer or music critic, I鈥檓 just a fan so forgive me if my style is a bit messy. To my knowledge, Ghosts isn鈥檛 available on any streaming network and there鈥檚 no high-quality versions of Ghosts available online but this is the best I can find on YouTube, The sound is off and the picture is stretched from 4:3 to 16:9. Halloween is coming up soon and naturally we think about Thriller, Ghosts and few other tracks at this time of year. I can only hope the estate will at some point scan it to 4K and release it properly.
I can鈥檛 just write about Ghosts, 鈥淚s It Scary鈥 and 鈥2 Bad鈥 are part of its DNA. Hell, the whole HIStory album should be included given what 鈥淕hosts鈥 is about, even 鈥Morphine鈥 could be included but this post is a biggie, so I won鈥檛. The story of the feature film: 鈥淢ichael Jackson鈥檚 Ghosts鈥 is a far cry from the title of the movie and the track it lends its name from.
Is It Scary origins / Addams Family Values
In 1992 Paramount Pictures asked Michael to participate in the movie 鈥淎ddams Family Values鈥 they (and he) wanted a short film in the style of 鈥淭hriller鈥 or 鈥淪mooth Criminal鈥 as an insert (or independent short film) to help promote the Addams Family Values.
In 1992, Michael asked horror writer Stephen King to collaborate with him and Mick Garris (then director) to write a screenplay for the short film (with no title at this stage). The two wrote an outline of what eventually became GHOSTS and set on a title of 鈥淚s It Scary鈥. This was to indirectly match the Addams Family Values movie plot while also being autobiographical of Michael鈥檚 life. This is around the middle of the Dangerous tour between Tokyo in late 1992 and Bangkok in August 1993. The film was to depict local villagers attempting to exorcise a perceived villain or threat to the community, a theme which loosely runs through the Addams Family Values and prophesied what was to come in Michael鈥檚 personal life, after initial shooting began. More Info from AFI Catalog.
There鈥檚 a scene in Addams Family Values where Joel screams at a poster of Michael on the wall, another example of Michael being the punchline in jokes across the film industry and it鈥檚 a shame because they were using him originally to help promote the movie. More Info.
Filming for 鈥淚s It Scary鈥 began in the first half of 1993 at the CBS/MTV studios in LA, the music scenes had not yet been filmed (The song, 鈥淚s It Scary鈥 hadn鈥檛 been written yet) and Michael had to resume the Dangerous Tour. There are conflicting reports as to whether Michael was falsely accused during the shoot for 鈥淚s It Scary鈥 or shortly afterwards when hr resumed the Dangerous tour, which he eventually cancelled.
The most obvious change between the versions are the Mayor. Ken Jenkins (Dr Bob Kelso from Scrubs).
Michael Jackson Is It Scary 1993 Unreleased Short Film (Ghosts Early Concept)
RARE MICHAEL JACKSON, Shana Mangatal "IS THIS SCARY" 1993
Michael Jackson "Ghosts" documentary with Shana Mangatal
This video features clips from both 鈥淚s It Scary鈥 and 鈥淕hosts鈥. There鈥檚 more behind the scenes exclusive to 鈥淕hosts鈥 later in this thread.
Michael Jackson VERY RARE Angry from Behind the scenes of Ghosts. (Actually, from 鈥淚s It Scary鈥).
Life Imitates Art
In response to tabloid and press speculation about Michael鈥檚 absence from the media and America, Michael Jackson鈥檚 lawyer, Bertram Fields released a statement included in this New York Times article in November 1993 stating that Michael was under treatment for addiction to painkillers and "was barely able to function adequately on an intellectual level" but added that this was just temporary.
Mr. Fields laid the blame for Michael鈥檚 addiction, in part, to "the rage, humiliation and embarrassment" over [the Jordy Chandler case]. He said it would be foolish to bring Mr. Jackson back to the United States now to help prepare a defines against the civil suit, or to be questioned by the child's lawyer, given Mr. Jackson's condition. This reddit thread from 8 months ago together with the Michael Jackson Allegations website and the Leaving Neverland Q&A episode of the MJCast go into the detail of the allegations.
Clearly, we can see that Michael has been hit hard. Midway through filming 鈥淚s It Scary鈥 and performing the Dangerous concerts he is vilified by people who already have bias against him in a bizarre 鈥渓ife Imitates art鈥 freak coincidence. It was during this time that the contract between Paramount and Michael was cancelled. Michael also cancelled the remaining dates of his Dangerous tour. News reports at the time were focused on his presumed guilt, the failure to his fans and the money he lost. I have only ever seen one article written at the time in support of Michael, written for GQ magazine in October 1994 8 months before HIStory was released. A copy is available here. Michael was understandably at an all-time low, I鈥檝e never read anywhere that he got depressed but alas, he medicated himself using painkillers. I don鈥檛 blame him, do you?
Morphine
A Quick note about 鈥淢orphine鈥: It was written and produced exclusively by MJ. Michael was more hands on for this track and played percussion, drums and guitar along with all lead and backing vocals. This is Michael Jackson without other producers or arrangers influencing the track. 鈥淢orphine鈥 was going to be the lead single from Blood on The Dance Floor but Sony decided on the title track from the album instead. (Later for Invincible, Sony disallowed Michael鈥檚 choice of lead single favouring You Rock My World instead of Unbreakable). It鈥檚 tragic that a lot of people have not even heard of 鈥淢orphine鈥, not only is it another great MJ Vs Slash rock track, it鈥檚 Michael at his most vulnerable, 鈥淢orphine鈥 is a cry for help which ultimately went unnoticed and unanswered.
Repurposing 鈥淚s It Scary鈥 for Ghosts
With the project for 鈥淚s It Scary鈥 now scrapped; Michael was free to continue his work. Deciding to rework a cancelled compilation entitled Decade 1980-1990 (it was scrapped in favour of Dangerous) and incorporating new songs, the resulting album became HIStory: Past, Present & Future Book I. (I could write pages about the HIStory album, it鈥檚 one of the most iconic concept albums ever created, a musical autobiography and a work of genius by a genius)!
To focus again on 鈥淕hosts鈥, we need to skip forward to late 1995 after the HIStory album was recorded was released. Michael took control over the 鈥淚s It Scary鈥 project and decided to use 鈥2 Bad鈥 since the lyrics are coherent with the movies theme. It鈥檚 conceivable that Michael had this video in mind when he was writing 鈥2 Bad鈥 in 1994. Michael was producing this short film to promote the HIStory album, before embarking on the HIStory world tour.
It鈥檚 possible the movie may have been temporarily renamed to 鈥2 Bad鈥 given that鈥檚 the core song of the production and the ID tags for the cast and clapper boards during production feature 鈥2 Bad鈥 instead of 鈥淚s It Scary鈥 or 鈥淕hosts鈥. Sony asked Michael during the production of Ghosts (Movie) for a new album. That ultimately became Blood On The Dance Floor, the best selling remix album of all time.
Working with Stan Winston in early 1996, the original script changed, and Michael would play several incarnations of himself 鈥榙emonised鈥, (Hello Thriller 1996)! as well as the antagonist, who happens to be the modelled on the same demographic as Tom Sneddon. This is just as coincidental as the name 鈥淒om Stanton鈥 is to Tom Sneddon ;)
Ghosts Orchestral Score
The dance routines were choreographed by Michael and LaVelle Smith and Timothy Earl Soloman to the original score of Ghosts by Nicolas Pike mixed with 鈥2 Bad鈥. (Nicholas Pike at Discogs).
MJVibe Interviewed Nicolas Pike in 1995 about the orchestra for Ghosts in 2015. Available here.
2 Bad
The version of 鈥2 Bad鈥 which features on GHOSTS is reworked, funkier, groovier and it鈥檚 a hard hitting, aggressive, 鈥榝luff the dust off your shoulder鈥 dance routine is just as livid as it鈥檚 angry lyrics.
鈥2 Bad鈥檚鈥 lyrics deal with themes of alienation and judgement. the song confronts his accusers, his gritty voice raises its volume and declares 鈥淵ou鈥檙e disgustin鈥 me鈥 This is in direct response to people who have harmed him, people who have extorted money from him. Michael is angry, probably more angry than he was in 鈥淪cream鈥 but that anger beautifully expresses confidence in his ability to recover from people who have conspired against him in the past.
A few days ago, u/Starfire asked 鈥What aspect of MJ's life are you abnormally obsessed with?鈥 and I鈥檇 have to say how autobiographical he is in his music and his attitude, full of self-confidence with it, 鈥2 Bad鈥 for instance proclaims 鈥渢oo bad, you tried I won鈥檛 back down鈥.
The Run-DMC sample at the beginning is interesting and extremely important. Between the Bad and Dangerous albums, Michael invited Run-DMC to collaborate with him for a track called 鈥Crack Kills鈥, they rudely declined. They even use semiotics in their music video for King of Rock to denounce Michael, symbolically stamping on Michael鈥檚 sequined glove from Billie Jean. They didn鈥檛 create this anti-Michael movement but they were following what was unfortunately becoming the mainstream opinion about Michael at the time, criticizing him for his looks and eccentricities instead of enjoying the work he did. It was the end of making fun out of Michael but it was the start of him becoming demonised by the press and ridiculed by the the public. Something which didn鈥檛 end until he announced his final curtain call, 鈥淭his Is It鈥. (Run-DMC later regret never working with him).
So what did Michael do? Use the first lines of lyrics from King of Rock as the first lines in 鈥2 Bad鈥 an awesome 鈥楩uck You song鈥 in its own right but in Ghosts, Michael plays himself and parodies of these demons he is falsely accused of.
Of all the lyrics within 鈥2 Bad鈥, of all the lyrics in the HIStory album, of all the lyrics he has ever performed...
鈥淚鈥檓 Standing Though You鈥檙e Kicking Me鈥
...is one of the most profoundly autobiographical, ironic and iconic statements across his music.
鈥2 Bad鈥 was written by Michael, Dallas Austin, Bruce Swedien, Ren茅 Moore, and Shaquille O鈥橬eal (he wrote the Rap, Michael and Shaq knew each other casually). It was produced by Michael, Bruce Swedien, Ren茅 Moore, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis at The Hit Factory in New York 1994. It was the third time Michael has collaborated with basketball stars (Michael Jordan on Jam and Magic Johnson on Remember The Time) proving once again that 鈥溾櫕 It Ain鈥檛 Too Ah-Much For Me To Jam!鈥.
After a gruelling dance routine, set to music which was modified on set so Michael could 鈥榝eel it鈥 the song gives way to 鈥淚s It Scary鈥. (Similar music for this dance break is linked below).
Is It Scary
鈥淚s It Scary鈥 was written and recorded by Michael, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis between 1993/4 and recorded at Flyte Tyme Studios, Minnesota and Larrabee Studios, LA. Notably after the story for what became the Ghosts film. The lyrics for 鈥淚s It Scary鈥 are based in part on the screenplay for Ghosts, Michael鈥檚 autobiographical story, an unwelcome eccentric man. The movie and song are symbiotic, considering the movie was conceptualised before the false allegations emerged and the song was finished afterwards, Michael sings 鈥淚'm gonna be exactly what you want to see, It's you who's haunting me鈥 and 鈥淎nd if you want to see eccentricities, I'll be grotesque before your eyes. Let them all materialize! Is that scary for you鈥?
Michael is referencing himself as the victim, he is essentially saying 鈥測ou will see what you want to see, you鈥檝e already made up your mind鈥. It鈥檚 not the first time Michael has sung about himself as the victim. 鈥淭hey Don鈥檛 Care About Us鈥 features the lines 鈥淛ew me, sue me, everybody do me. Kick me, kike me, don鈥檛 you black or white me鈥
On June 15, 1995, a day before the release of HIStory, The New York Times reported that "They Don't Care About Us" contained racist and anti-Semitic content. Michael responded directly stating:
"The idea that these lyrics could be deemed objectionable is extremely hurtful to me, and misleading. The song in fact is about the pain of prejudice and hate and is a way to draw attention to social and political problems. I am the voice of the accused and the attacked. I am the voice of everyone. I am the skinhead, I am the Jew, I am the black man, I am the white man. I am not the one who was attacking. It is about the injustices to young people and how the system can wrongfully accuse them. I am angry and outraged that I could be so misinterpreted."
鈥 Michael Jackson 1995.
Michael has sung about his oppressors and the press before, 鈥淟eave Me Alone鈥 is cry for privacy, 鈥淲hy You Wanna Trip On Me鈥 questions why him and not society, 鈥淪cream鈥 is about鈥 (read this instead) and 鈥淭abloid Junkie鈥 (well, that one condemns us all doesn鈥檛 it)? 鈥淚s It Scary鈥 turns the tables, an anthem just as powerful as Earth Song or Man In The Mirror. Michael Jackson, the philanthropist and humanitarian the boy who the world watch grow up and young fans are STILL finding excellence in his work two decades after his final album. A man who has given up time and money to help children all over the world, a man now signing for his own justice, a man literally screaming at the top of his voice 鈥淚'm tired of being abused, you know you're scaring me too, I see the evil is you!鈥
And what is there to fear? Absolutely nothing. In the movie, after this track we鈥檙e treated to some funky instrumentals, taken from 鈥2 Bad鈥 that would make even Prince gasp and yet another dance breakdown. Michael isn鈥檛 present during this one but he doesn鈥檛 need to be. It is SIGNATURE Michael Jackson.
At the end of this scene, Michael as the ghoul, inhabits the body of the Mayor and uses him, his image and humiliates him In front of the towns people which is exactly what has happened to Michael. The entire theme of this movie is about Michael being persecuted, not only by Tom Sneddon but the wider public at large. The most humiliating point for Michael by this time was the strip search by LAPD two years earlier in December 1993. Michael released a public statement two days after stating that 鈥渋t was the most humiliating ordeal of my life鈥. Michael, as an extremely artistic but also playful in nature, teases his accuser by trolling him in a dance short, then shining a mirror right back at him asking 鈥淲ho鈥檚 the freak now鈥?
Michael Jackson, a KING, takes a bow.
In the last few minutes of the movie, Michael asks the crowd if he should he stay or not? He鈥檚 won them over already, they can see his point, but the mayor is insistent, the freak doesn鈥檛 belong here. Michael gives him what he wants, a self-destructive blow to the floor, turning to dust. There鈥檚 a look of shock and horror on the town鈥檚 folk, maybe even regret that they misjudged him. Guilt perhaps that they were the ones to instigate what appears to be a suicide right in front of them.
In the original version from 1993, this scene has the kids attempt to put him back together again, in Ghosts, his (ashes?) are blown away. Saddened, the crowd start to leave, and the movie takes a quick twist from sadness to humour. Michael is well documented to be a practical joker and he instilled his personality yet again as Michael appears larger than life in the doorway of the exit. The mayor scared out of his wits runs for the window and jumps out, the music and shape of the break in the glass has a humorous theme. Michael asked at the start this confrontation, whoever gets scared first, must leave. Well my friends, Michael had the last laugh.
As the credits roll, we鈥檙e treated to around 5 minutes of behind the scenes footage featuring the makeup changes and CGI featured in the film. The title track begins and it鈥檚 a slightly different version from the remastered version for Blood on The Dance Floor.
Ghosts (song)
Michael and Teddy Riley wrote 鈥淔amily Thing鈥 together in 1993 for the Addams Family / Is It Scary movies but they stopped production when the 鈥淚s It Scary鈥 movie was shelved. No longer tied to the movie, a new song was created.
鈥淕hosts鈥 was written by Michael and Teddy at the Hit Factory, NY & Record Plant Studios and Ocean Way Recording between 1994-1997, it was also intended for inclusion on the HIStory album (It was replaced with 鈥2 Bad鈥 instead). There鈥檚 a 1996 version of Ghosts with constant bass running through the track while a remaster doesn鈥檛 include the extra bassline. (Links below). Some of the information I鈥檝e read about Ghosts suggests that the chorus is a logical continuation to 鈥淲ho Is It鈥 but I can鈥檛 see that myself, can you?
Ghosts (Production Including Making Of)
Stan Winson (director) was recommended to Michael by Mick Garris, (the original director). Michael called Stan personally to ask if he might consider directing the film and Stan agreed with only one condition: that Michael would play all the lead roles.
鈥淚 wanted Michael to play the haunted house guy," said Winston, "but also the mayor of the town, and an evil demon who comes in at one point. Michael wanted badly to be accepted as an actor, as something more than the King of Pop. But it was so difficult for people to get past Michael鈥檚 persona, I thought that the only way he would be accepted as a real actor was if he played all these parts, disguised in makeup, so that no one would know it was him until the end. And he was very agreeable to that idea.鈥 GHOSTS Behind The Scenes at Stan Winston School.
Artist Paul Mejias was the sculptor for the model work on Michael鈥檚 various costumes.
Concept Art for Michael pulling 鈥榟is鈥 skin and smashing 鈥榟is鈥 skull. From makeup artist Miles Tevas. (Apart from Michael鈥檚 music and dancing, the scenes where he鈥檚 disfiguring himself in Ghosts have got to be the best across this short film catalogue).
VH1 released a 20-minute documentary The Making of Michael Jackson鈥檚 Ghosts right before Halloween in October 2002. It features the making of, with behind the scenes material and the detail of some of the cinematic illusions behind the production as well as interviews with the cast and crew including Michael.
The next link contains rolling camera outtakes with audio from the final cut placed over the top to add context. It鈥檚 another peek inside the production of the movie.
In the next video, the motion capture for the 鈥楽keleton Dance鈥 is documented.
Ghosts held the Guinness world record for the longest music video. (Pharrell Williams holds that now with his 24-hour music video 鈥淗appy鈥. (How did Jon Beattie shoot Pharrell鈥檚 鈥24 Hours of Happy鈥?)
Release
Ghosts was premiered for the first time at the 50th Cannes Film festival on 8th May, 1997. Here鈥檚 footage of Michael arriving for the premier.
In December 1997, at the end of promoting Blood on the Dance Floor, a Deluxe Collector Box Set of Ghosts was released. It featured a VHS of Ghosts, Blood on the Dance Floor album and 鈥On The Line鈥 Limited Edition Minimax CD. I bought the Deluxe Box Set myself on the day it came out from a Virgin Records Store. Sadly, I don鈥檛 it any more but it was awesome to hold a massive programme with great glossy photos. Here鈥檚 an Unboxing of the Deluxe Collector Set.
And the TV advert. Michael Jackson - Ghosts Box Set French TV Commercial HD
Music & Remixes
2 Bad
Is It Scary
Ghosts
And of course my very own: Ghosts (Durrson's Restless Soul Remix) which I鈥檓 rather fond of :)
Thanks for reading if you鈥檝e got this far. Please post any information you have on Ghosts which isn鈥檛 included here and if anything seems to be wrong, let me know so I can correct it.
Bibliography
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2020.09.13 22:21 Autopsy_IV Ninebullets Radio 鈥 An Americana Music Podcast: Episode 22:

Happy September! Soup season is right around the corner but hockey season is right now. I got up early and managed to squeeze this show in before the game 4 meeting between the Islanders and the Lightning. Fifteen years ago if you would have told me I was gonna be skipping the Buccaneer鈥檚 season opener for a hockey game I would have laughed in your face but here we are.
Speaking of here we are. I have what I think is a pretty stellar show for y鈥檃ll this time around. We have new music from Lucero, Have Gun Will Travel, Great Peacock, Chris Stapleton, Gillian Welch and many many others.
So enjoy and, please, share this show: http://www.9bradio.net/ninebullets-radio-an-americana-music-podcast-episode-22/
Here is the playlist:
  1. Adam Lee - Ninebullets Intro
  2. Justin Townes Earle - The Saint Of Lost Causes (The Saint Of Lost Causes)
  3. Justin Townes Earle - Lone Pine Hill (The Good Life)
  4. Lucero - Time to Go Home (Single)
  5. Justin Wells - Walls Fall Down (The United State)
  6. Have Gun, Will Travel - Melancholy Moon (Single)
  7. Adia Victoria - South Gotta Change (Single)
  8. Austin Lucas - Already Dead (Live From The Hot Zone)
  9. Bonnie Whitmore - Asked for It (Last Will & Testament)
  10. Brent Cobb - Shut Up and Sing (Keep 'Em On They Toes)
  11. The Lowdown Drifters - Alright (single)
  12. Great Peacock - Help Me Lord (Forever Worse Better)
  13. Matt Woods - Sunshine (Mornings After)
  14. Becky Warren - Me and These Jeans (The Sick Season)
  15. Shaker Hymns - As I Am (The Ties That Bind)
  16. Jeff Shepherd - Black Widow (Single)
  17. Country Westerns - It's Not Easy (Country Westerns)
  18. Chris Stapleton - Starting Over (Starting Over)
  19. Gillian Welch - Beautiful Boy (Boots No 2: the Lost Songs, Vol. 2)
  20. Zach Bryan - Oklahoma City (Single)
  21. Dan Bern - Blue Highway (Ivan's Barbershop)
  22. Ashley Ray - Pauline (Pauline)
  23. William Elliott Whitmore - My Mind Can Be Cruel to Me (I鈥檓 With You)
  24. Daniel Romano's Outfit - Green Eye Shade (How Ill Thy World Is Ordered)
  25. Lydia Loveless - Wringer (Daughter)
  26. Jon Snodgrass - Don't Break Her Heart (Tace)
  27. Ghost Of Paul Revere - Good At Losing Everything (Good At Losing Everything)
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2020.09.10 03:19 Top_Gorilla17 The Curse of Dogpatch

[Note; The following post is rather long, and I have a tendency to write with a lot of what some might consider to be pretentious filler. If you want a TL;DR, it boils down to "Dogpatch is cursed, I almost died there a bunch of times", but that's boring, and so are you. For those who enjoy my brand of self-indulgent prose, I have split this into three separate stories, all denoted by the chapter headings. Enjoy! - TG]

Chapter 1 - An Eye For an Eye


Many many eons ago, back when I was but a pup, I had this best friend, Jeremy. I need not describe him, just think of any and every Jeremy that you've ever known-

Yup. That's the guy.

We were inseparable pretty much all through middle school. I would spend most of my leisure time hanging out and getting into mischief at his house in this neighborhood known to locals as 'The Dogpatch.'

Now, Dogpatch wasn't a trailer park, but it might as well have been. The whole thing was private property, so the cops would never come into the area, which made it an excellent location for engaging in villainy. You'd see mostly drug deals, vandalism and other assorted hooliganery, though I was always more into stealing the street signs, myself. Frankly, it's a wonder that my mom would even let me go there as a kid.

Dogpatch had this sort of otherworldly mystique to it, though. To enter it was akin to setting foot into a completely different dimension of reality. The laws that governed nature for the rest of the world did not apply here. For one thing, unlike the surrounding neighborhoods, plants did not seem to grow in Dogpatch. No grass, no bushes... There were trees, but they were all dead. It always looked like circa 1930s Missouri, but with a few more cars on cinder blocks, and about 16% more beer cans just lying around on the ground for anyone to take. Legend has it that the land itself had been cursed back in 1987, when this kid known as 'Dirtbike Jimmy', a rat-tailed, gremlin-like rabble-rouser known to charge other kids in the hood to rent shades, had stolen a travelling Gypsy fortune-teller's glass eye as she was passing through.

Now I don't know if I believe that- After all, Dirtbike Jimmy wasn't always the most trustworthy fellow. Only about half the lies he ever told turned out to be true, but there did seem to be a certain kind of 'salted earth' quality to Dogpatch that no-one I knew could ever fully explain. Indeed, it seemed in particular that the land had resolved to taste of my blood, as I very nearly met my untimely end here more times than I care to count. In reality, I probably should have kept my distance, but Jeremy's mom was cool, and she let us do stuff other parents wouldn't let their kids get away with, so the risk was worth it.

As I recall, the first time I experienced the Curse of Dogpatch was during the summer of 2001. We had dug up a trench in Jeremy's backyard and created an artificial river with the garden hose, and had a whole slew of action figures- or 'guys,' as we called them- set up all over the place, having a giant battle. All the big names were there- G.I. Joe, the Power Rangers, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Stone Cold Steve Austin, those little green army guys... You name it, we had them involved somehow. We weren't content to simply make "PEW PEW" noises and knock them over though, oh no! We were at that point in every boy's life where fire and destruction is like, super friggin' sweet, so we would basically go full Sid from 'Toy Story,' rigging up firecrackers in order to create explosions and such.

It was while I was torturing a 'Max Steel' doll by burning it at the stake, however, when the curse struck. I cackled with moronic delight as the flames began to envelop the poor, unfortunate bastard, and I pretended he was screaming in hideous anguish instead of giving me that stupid, dead-eyed stare. My exuberance increased two-fold when his soft, rubber head began to bubble, and because I was particularly evil, I decided that it would be hilarious to poke his festering, molten head with a stick.

How foolhardy I was, a this would turn out to have been a pyrrhic victory for me. Indeed, when I poked the doll's eye, the thing popped and melted quite satisfyingly, but in one final act of defiance, a piece of molten rubber flew directly into my right eye. I fell on my ass into the trench, squealing in pain, as Jeremy frantically sprayed me in the face with the hose in order to "help". Jeremy was not a medical professional.

Luckily, I was spared blindness, but the whole ordeal left me scarred. Not even figuratively! I have a permanent mark on the sclera from where it hit me to this very day!

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Chapter 2 - Kicking It


The second time that the curse of Dogpatch struck occurred later on that same summer. Once again, we were in the backyard at Jeremy's house, only we had decided that, being in the middle of our pyro phase, it would be really cool to play 'Kick the Can,' you know, as a goof... But with fire.

So we filled the can about halfway with some lighter fluid, through in a kitchen match and-

VWOOOOOM!!

A towering vortex of flame, which I swear reached outer-space, shot out from the top of the can, before settling back down into a much more manageable burning Folger's receptacle. French Roast, indeed.

This is where the real dumb happens though. See, neither Jeremy or I were never into soccer. We never played it, so it was foolish to assume that we would have any sort of accuracy when it came to aiming our kicks. Jeremy, went first, and well... Only. I remember the whole thing as having happened in slow-motion. He took a running start from about ten feet back, and gave the can a mighty punt, but instead of flying straight into the cinder block wall we had set up, he knicked it at the wrong angle, and it began flying towards me. There was an extreme close-up of my eyes, as my pupils dilated and a reflection of the fiery doom could be seen, all set to Mozart's 'Lacrimosa.' Before I could react, the can struck my leg, spilling ignited lighter fluid all over my dungarees.

It's funny; in grade school they made dealing with something like this seem so easy. Just stop, drop, and roll. Imagine my chagrin when it did not immediately work. LIARS! And yet, here I was, the one with my pants on fire! Justice is indeed dead, ladies and gentlefucks. That's why I live paycheck to paycheck, meanwhile someone out there is still collecting royalties for the Liberty Mutual jingle...

But I digress. My pants were aflame, rolling around on the ground was doing nothing to stop it, and I was beginning to panic. Jeremy ran to get the hose, but that would take too long, so I leapt like a madman over the neighbor's privacy fence and into their above-ground swimming pool, which finally did quench the flames. All-in all, most of the damage was done to my pant-legs, which were charred and missing significant chunks. My leg hairs, had been completely singed off, though I did not suffer any severe burns, fortunately.

We were subsequently banned from playing with fire from that day forward, but much like in the 'Final Destination' series, the curse would not be finished until it had finished me.

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Chapter 3 - Nailed It!


The curse struck again later during the school year. I was at Jeremy's house, along with these two brothers, Jeff and Daniel. Now, Jeff and Daniel were... Strange, even by my standards, and I'm admittedly a pretty weird guy. They were like living Jhonen Vasquez cartoons. Madness was their Modus Operandi. I remember that they had these weirdly religious parents, but the parents didn't seem to impose their faith onto the kids. Additionally, they had a younger sister who, for lack of a better term, had "rapist eyes". Horrific. They also had like 20 of these little finches that they would just let fly around the house. The last I heard of any of them, Jeff had apparently had a SWAT team called on him for somehow getting on top of the Iowa Financial Authority building and pacing around on the roof wearing a Freddy Krueger glove.

More on Jeff and Daniel some other time perhaps, but for now, 'Capture the Flag' was the name of the game.

Now, while Jeremy's yard did resemble a barren nuclear wasteland, there was a single tree, upon which sat an old treehouse that we'd sometimes hang out and pretend to smoke weed in. As we were playing the game, I knew that there was most assuredly a flag up there, and by gum, I was gonna get that bitch. I began to climb the ladder, which was just one of those big metal ladders roofers use leaned up against the door to the treehouse. As I neared the top, however, the door flung open and I came face to face with Jeff and his big cartoonish grin.

"Oh no you DON'T," he chortled maniacally as he kicked the top of the ladder, sending the whole thing backwards. Again, time slowed down. There was nothing I could do but stare ahead as my vision went from seeing Jeff cackle like Salacious Crumb, to the sky. Then there was darkness...

A moment later, I regained conciousness, but the wind had been knocked out of me. Jeff and Daniel were both now heckling me from the treehouse window like some kind of looney bin Statler and Waldorf, as Jeremy came running to see if I was okay.

"Yeah. Yeah, I think I'm fine," I began to say, when Jeremy's face turned whiter than a fresh pair of skivvies on Christmas morning. He was looking down at my side, so I turned my head downward to look for myself, and there was a giant rusty nail, probably nine or so inches long, sticking up between my side and my armpit through my shirt, literally just a couple of inches from having impaled me.

After that, I didn't spend much more time in Dogpatch, as my mom began insisting that we hang out at my house so as to stop nearly killing myself, or at minimum, at least stop ruining my clothes. Sometimes I drive past it, late at night, just to taunt the evil that lurks there, but I dare not enter.

So if you find yourself on the north side of Des Moines and you see a neighborhood which inexplicably resembles the setting of Fallout, beware, lest you, too, become a victim of the Curse of Dogpatch.
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