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Things That Flew over Your Head

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Recce, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Nov 15, 2010
    The Rat Pack.

    I didn't "Get" their greatness until I was a bit older (late 20's). I always thought they were just cheesy lounge acts until I listened closer.

    Also, Dean Martin (as funny as he was) was really the best singer of the bunch. While his humor made him.more popular, I wonder how a "serious" album or two would have been received.
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  2. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Nov 15, 2010
    ...and I still don't "Get" Las Vegas.*

    Of course, I don't gamble or drink, so that may be why I'm not interested.

    Although, I've heard you can see some killer acts play there, but living in the D/FW Metroplex, we get most of the bigger acts stopping by pretty regularly.

    *(please don't burn me, this post has nothing to do with the recent tragedy)

  3. Chicago Matt

    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

    Aug 23, 2014
    I thought "if everybody had a notion across the USA", everybody'd be surfin',.
    Didn't discover until just a couple of years ago that they'd only be surfin' "if everybody had an ocean".

  4. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    I was 15 or 16 years old and visiting my sister in London where she lived near Portobello Road Market. I took the tube into the city to spend the day wandering around. I came out of a museum (Tate?) and spotted a magic shop.

    I was an amateur magician, but inside the store I also found the mother lode of things any normal teen was interested in: on shelves behind the counter were shoe boxes labeled, "ears," "noses," "feet," "fingers," etc. A smartly-dressed clerk with a military mustache asked if he could assist me with anything. I said "Do you have any eyeballs?" He was momentarily puzzled, then asked me to repeat the question. "Do you have any eyeballs?"

    He said "Yes, but I've only got two, and if I sell them I can't get any more."

    I said a disappointed "Oh... OK. Thanks." and went on my way. I had gotten 2 or 3 blocks down the street before I stopped and slapped myself on the forehead.

  5. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    We has a family reunion in Vegas, and everyone else was "yeah, let's go back to Vegas soon, Vegas is the bestest", while my wife and I felt like you. Maybe if we had rented a car and gotten out of town, but the place turned me off completely.

  6. Recce

    Recce Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    May 3, 2016
    Northern Alabama

  7. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    Dean made lots of records. He was good and sales were big.
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  8. Fiesta Red

    Fiesta Red Friend of Leo's

    Nov 15, 2010
    As a small child, I was confused about "Gorillas" fighting against a government in some far-flung third world country.

    I was further confused when I heard that some missionaries preached to the Gorillas and they started reading the Bible and quit fighting.

  9. boris bubbanov

    boris bubbanov Telefied Ad Free Member

    We did that for the better part of a decade. Fly the red eye into Las Vegas, arrive around 1:00 AM, pick up the rental car, buy a camp stove (wouldn't carry that stuff on a plane even if I could) and head for the Sierras. Sometimes the rental guys asked where we were staying and I'd say with friends in town, and we brought the vehicle back with 1,500 miles on it and the rental guys never flinched. See, the rental company was owned by MMA (Mitsubishi) and they had extra Galants dumped on them that couldn't be sold fast enough - just a big tax write off. .... I'd end up seeing my friends at another time, back in New Orleans or in CA.

    These days I often stop to re-fuel the car when traversing the area on I-15. The gas stations near the NASCAR track have fair prices, compared to on the SW (Los Angeles) side and certainly lower than CA. I think we stopped and ate Chinese there, one time in 1999.

  10. Lost_N_Austin

    Lost_N_Austin Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Feb 18, 2004
    Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
    A friend sent me this Joke today and it seems to fit here.

    The daughter asks her Dad,

    "Dad, there is something that my boyfriend said to me that I didn't understand. He is SOooo in to his cars and said "that I have a beautiful chassis, lovely airbags and a fantastic bumper."

    Her Dad said, "You tell your boyfriend that’s, if he opens your hood and tries to check your oil with his dipstick, I will tighten his lug nuts so hard that his headlights will pop out and he will start leaking oil
    out of his exhaust pipe."

    Let's be careful out there!

  11. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Tele-Meister

    Mar 5, 2017
    West Virginia
    I have a brother-in-law who knew they were real but thought they could fly. Yep.

  12. davo8411

    davo8411 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Nov 8, 2011
    Pensacola, Florida
    Jackson Browne's song "Rosie" from the Running on Empty album that I've had a copy of since it first came out years ago. I only recently became aware that the song is about - well - pleasuring yourself.
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  13. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 12, 2011
    I guess he has another song also that pays homage to that.

  14. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

    Dec 13, 2007
    Just remembered another thing I had never thought about....the fact that some chicken eggs hatch and some are sold in the stores. I never knew why until 3-4 years ago. I'm 55.

  15. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2014
    Was that his solo release?

  16. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

    Jun 22, 2010
    Osaka, Japan

  17. teleamp

    teleamp Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 17, 2006
    Prairie Hill, Texas
    Pancakes on David Lettermans head.
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  18. Anode100

    Anode100 Friend of Leo's

    May 9, 2014
    Behind my beard.

    My gf regularly informs me I'm highly intelligent, but lacking in common sense.

    At least I can play guitar though - that's something.
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  19. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I lived there for awhile, and I never "got" it either.
    My favorite part of the Vegas experience was the beautiful, multi-hued sunsets.
    Otherwise, the whole premise of the place, and the need for a place like it, goes over my head.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2017
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  20. Colo Springs E

    Colo Springs E Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 4, 2003
    Colorado Springs
    I'm sure there are many things, but I can't think of an example right now. However, my lovely wife... for the longest time--well into her early 20s--she thought that "approximately" meant "exactly." She has a Masters degree by the way ha ha

    Also, when the car radios used to have those hard buttons you would pull out then push in to lock in a station? She thought when we moved to Atlanta that the radio automatically did that as opposed to me going through and locking the stations in.

    "Bless her little heart." :)

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