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Postby A rope leash » Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:02 pm

..well, not really, I just wanted you to look!

By the board clock, it is now offically my birthday. I'm 45. Say it with a low-down, knowing growl: "4orty-5ive".

Of course, everyone knows I never say shit to anyone who announces their birthday here on the board, and that's because I truly and sincerely do not give a rat's hole about anybody's birthday, including mine. If you think that this is an awful sentiment, you might be right, but I'm not an awful person. In fact, I'm one of the most fantastic beings alive.

Don't believe it? Just check out my horoscope!

So, anyway, I'll be partying all day, kind of. I'm in a strange mood that's liable to get stranger. Go ahead and post here, if you like, make comments or give rebuttal, I don't care. Just come back here to this thread once in a while, and "watch this space".

And now, before I sleep, a song for my muse....

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Postby BlueChair » Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:03 pm

happy birthday, rope!

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A song for my muse

Postby A rope leash » Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:04 pm

strawberry Mother's Day

I was close enough to call you sweetheart
was it when my mind was locked
?

droll are the words of an over-aged pepper
remembrance is so pitiful
remembrance of love

must I dredge up my hoary demons?
what is life if not a forced examination
?

Suisun I have seen your appeal
open drunkenness a walk away
that thirteenth step's a duesey
but don't go by what I say
remembrance

by what I say:

I was frivolous and flea-bitten
and smitten with your elegance
your intelligence
your form I mixed with lustful fantasies

and went mad

o what is the value of a little push?

it was an idea that I dangled on my knee
I couldn't give it the attention of my heart
my heart was being used

I would give it my blowing mind

you
the adorned goddess of my ego
close enough to kiss
cheered approval

and I went with it
and I walked a crooked sidewalk
and I made a pudding pie

Suisun it wasn't easy
I had to drink

now I'm peeing in the pool of selfish art
my excuses in good order
it is so difficult to create

but I must!
drink to create

you brought me in and fed me
and said soothing words
and put me out on a miles-long leash
remembrance

by what I say

how do you handle the mentor thing
?
what is the weight?
I've shrugged them little peckerwoods off
what is the heft
of a little advice
?

let them find their own
remembrance

Suisun I love you
love and a little push
Sloan Street blue
brown and pale
I dismantled my life before you
I'm a kit now
custom

make me won't you make me
?

so I went for it
fuck ‘em
fuck ‘em all

the spitting pipe I used to be
has burst

I am the fountain
I am the God-directed id

yeah

substance
I adore you
I'm with you now, Miss Bea
gone daddy gone
westwind blow like a damndirty shame
the damage done and self-inflicted
the product a twist of remarkable dough

and what is the value of a little push
? some flattery from one who knows
?
a wink from a judge?
a nudge
?
my love my heart gushes for you
remembrance

by what I say
strawberry Mother's day

and what would I be without your love?
a slobman
a cur
a dullard of the roughest cut

an unknowing animal of the simplest nature

I went with it

and climbed the stairwell to Hell
like I am a genius!

now
I am a man for all reasons

ready for squeezin’

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Postby spooky girlfriend » Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:30 pm

Why Rope, it's your birthday??

You're quite a guy and I hope you have a hell of a day! :) Maybe I'll still be able to run into you sometime as you continue to burn up the roads of America!

Enjoy your day!!

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Postby oily slick » Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:36 pm

well you reeled me in :lol: :lol: :lol:

now, back to the anniversary. this is hell, this is hell...nah, enjoy everyday or something. statistically you've only got 11 or 12 thousand left.
I'm not concerned about the very poor.

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Postby so lacklustre » Wed Sep 24, 2003 3:56 am

Happy rat hole old guy.
signed with love and vicious kisses

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1958

Postby A rope leash » Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:15 am

Old guy, eh?!

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Why I oughta...

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Some winged Merc

Postby A rope leash » Wed Sep 24, 2003 7:20 am

I'm as old as this car...

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1958 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser

...and I'm just about the same: All brash and flash, but likely to throw a rod.

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Daytime stories

Postby A rope leash » Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:30 am

Here's a little story you can read on your lunch break...

http://www.geocities.com/aropeleash/dontreadme.doc

(Uh, maybe you should be 18 to read this...)
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HIV

Postby A rope leash » Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:49 am

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1961 - NOT YET!

It was awful last weekend. Mike's kidneys went into failure, and everyone thought he was a goner. He went in and out of conciousness, and developed an uncontrollable jerking, and had at least one major seizure. It's hard to believe anyone could have lived through it, much less someone who has degenerated into a state of emaciation.

He's back home, and receiving hospice care. He talks like there isn't a thing wrong. It's a weak spot with me, dealing with this. I'm headed back there tonight to stay with him for a few.

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Dumb All Over

Postby A rope leash » Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:49 am

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Whoever we are
Wherever we're from
We shoulda noticed by now
Our behavior is dumb
And if our chances
Expect to improve
It's gonna take a lot more
Than tryin' to remove
The other race
Or the other whatever
From the face
Of the planet altogether

They call it the earth
Which is a dumb kinda name
But they named it right
'cause we behave the same...
We are dumb all over
Dumb all over,
Yes we are
Dumb all over,
Near 'n far
Dumb all over,
Black 'n white
People, we is not wrapped tight

Nurds on the left
Nurds on the right
Religous fanatics
On the air every night
Sayin' the bible
Tells the story
Makes the details
Sound real gory
'bout what to do
If the geeks over there
Don't believe in the book
We got over here

You can't run a race
Without no feet
'n pretty soon
There won't be no street
For dummies to jog on
Or doggies to dog on
Religous fanatics
Can make it be all gone
(i mean it won't blow up
'n disappear
It'll just look ugly
For a thousand years...)

You can't run a country
By a book of religion
Not by a heap
Or a lump or a smidgeon
Of foolish rules
Of ancient date
Designed to make
You all feel great
While you fold, spindle
And mutilate
Those unbelievers
From a neighboring state

To arms! to arms!
Hooray! that's great

Two legs ain't bad
Unless there's a crate
They ship the parts
To mama in
For souvenirs: two ears (get down!)
Not his, not hers, (but what the hey?)
The good book says:
("it gotta be that way!")
But their book says:
"revenge the crusades...
With whips 'n chains
'n hand grenades..."
Two arms? two arms?
Have another and another
Our god says:
"there ain't no other!"
Our god says
"it's all okay!"
Our god says
"this is the way!"

It says in the book:
"burn 'n destroy...
'n repent, 'n redeem
'n revenge, 'n deploy
'n rumble thee forth
To the land of the unbelieving scum on the other side
'cause they don't go for what's in the book
'n that makes 'em bad
So verily we must choppeth them up
And stompeth them down
Or rent a nice french bomb
To poof them out of existance
While leaving their real estate just where we need it
To use again
For temples in which to praise our god
("cause he can really take care of business!")

And when his humble tv servant
With humble white hair
And humble glasses
And a nice brown suit
And maybe a blond wife who takes phone calls
Tells us our god says
It's okay to do this stuff
Then we gotta do it,
'cause if we don't do it,
We ain't gwine up to hebbin!
(depending on which book you're using at the
Time...can't use theirs... it don't work
...it's all lies...gotta use mine...)
Ain't that right?
That's what they say
Every night...
Every day...
Hey, we can't really be dumb
If we're just following god's orders
Hey, let's get serious...
God knows what he's doin'
He wrote this book here
An' the book says:
He made us all to be just like him,"
So...
If we're dumb...
Then god is dumb...
(an' maybe even a little ugly on the side)


- Frank Zappa, circa 1980

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Postby Poppet » Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:53 am

Rope! don't forget to give bro my kiss!

happy birthday.

who does the pictures?
... name the stars and constellations,
count the cars and watch the seasons....

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Postby Gillibeanz » Wed Sep 24, 2003 1:30 pm

Happy birthday to my favourite dog!! Even if you do hate them I hope you have an awesome day and get spoilt rotton!!

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COME ON YOU SPURS!!

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The good and the bad

Postby A rope leash » Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:24 pm

A lovely cake! Why, thank you so much, Gilli...and everyone else who has wished me good today, and everyone else that hasn't.

My asshole brother does the paintings. I'm very upset with the man at this time, and I can't stand him otherwise, and most people can't either. He is a living example of how the worst of us can be rather talented.

You can see him on my "Suitable for framing" thread, or you can just look at him here...

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A Nazi by any other name would still be as white.

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Postby Poppet » Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:43 pm

quilt! there's a quilt!

i imagine myself a quilter. in my copious spare time.

actually, i just collect fabric, again, w/ the time.

is it a family heirloom, or an indian knock-off?


yeah, talent is a strange mistress. she picks the oddest folks to land on.
... name the stars and constellations,
count the cars and watch the seasons....

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My Elvis shrine

Postby A rope leash » Wed Sep 24, 2003 2:46 pm

This is my little shrine to Elvis, and everything "me".

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I just picked up North. It was already in the discount bin. I paid $11.99!

I've listened to it once. It seems to be quite like this thread: A bit of boring self-indulgence.

I hope he gets over it soon...

As far as that quilt, Pop, I haven't seen that thing in years. It's probably Thai.

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Happy birthday to me!

Postby A rope leash » Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:15 pm

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Happy Birthday

Postby josie cat » Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:46 pm

Happy Birthday to my favorite hound.

By the way, I like the North CD, so what if it is self indulgent, just close your eyes and listen to that voice.


It must just be the romantic in me.

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Postby spooky girlfriend » Wed Sep 24, 2003 10:47 pm

One of my sons turns 12 next month. He also asked for a Simpson's cake. :)

Welcome, Josie. :)

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Postby bambooneedle » Thu Sep 25, 2003 6:45 am

Happy Birthday Rope.

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Postby mood swung » Thu Sep 25, 2003 8:21 am

what, you didn't wish me a happy birthday???? well, screw you!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

happy bday, rope.
Like me, the "g" is silent.

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Postby bambooneedle » Thu Sep 25, 2003 10:59 am

You have to put in more effort. You know... poems, paintings, pictures of beautiful cars, etc. :)
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Postby pip_52 » Thu Sep 25, 2003 11:38 am

Happy Birthday Rope :D

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Postby LessThanZero » Thu Sep 25, 2003 7:40 pm

JOSIE, we've heard so much about you!
Welcome!
Loving this board since before When I Was Cruel.

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Postby josie cat » Fri Sep 26, 2003 10:50 am

Thank you for the warm welcome LTZ.

I lurk around the board often, but with kids and school, I try to limit my time on here. I should be studying right now, but had to check in to see what was going on.


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