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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Jack Clayton, Oct 9, 2019.
Did somebody say "pink"?
"And the sign said "Long-haired freaky people need not apply"
So I tucked my hair up under my hat and I went in to ask him why
He said "You look like a fine upstanding young man, I think you'll do"
So I took off my hat, I said "Imagine that. Huh! Me workin' for you!"
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?"
i smashed a Baja to pieces & loved every minute of it....best music decision i ever did..thanks to the grumpies....
Just for the record, this straight-arrow heterosexual man thinks ultra short hair on a woman is hot as heck!!!!
A few weeks ago, at the Texas International Pop Festival, I happened to end up being seated next to the hottest looking woman I may have ever seen. She was with her husband/boyfriend/love interest, and they both were friendly and we visited quite a bit. It was hard to determine her age, she could have been mid to late twenties, or even into her late thirties. Amazing, slim figure, and her blond hair was virtually a skull cap style. We all grooved to the music, and she danced energetically, and certainly stirred this "old-timer's" blood. She definitely seemed happy snuggling with her man, and, while I obviously can't read minds or know what her inner preferences are, I'm sure she didn't have short-short hair to not attract men's attention.
I've been here for a little while and discovered that you'll generally get one of these responses to pretty much everything non guitar specific...
"That thing you like was much better back when I was a teenager."
"If you don't like how we do things around here, you're free to leave. Grumble..safe space..grumble...snowflakes...grumble grumble grumble..."
"Kids today don't know what real _______ is!"
"I'm a proudly opinionated jerk and I don't care how that makes you feel, but if you call me out on it I'll act all self righteous and indignant"
"I have a very strong opinion on this topic which I'll make known in an oblique yet passive aggressive way so I don't get banned."
"I'm too intellectually lazy to have a strong opinion on this topic..and yet here I am posting a comment anyway."
"I didn't read your entire post carefully, but I saw some words that made me angry so...TASTE MY RAGE!!!"
"Here's my genuinely thoughtful and non judgemental take on the matter." (somewhat rare)
"You know what this thread could use? Some goofball sarcasm! lol."
Once you come to terms with this you'll have a much better time here.
Relax and roll with it, man. This forum serves many purposes. Not the least of which is as a place where the oldies can come to share wisdom, impart knowledge, and be pleasantly distracted from the fact that the world is quickly moving on without them.
(Just kidding...don't @ me.)
I'm grumpy all the time,, I wouldn't have it any other way. So I need this forum to justify my inner grumpy.
You have a point, put on that same token, plenty of "old" people forget that they used to be young and do all the same things they gripe about in young people now. They're doing the same thing they used to roll their eyes at their parents and teachers for. (And hey! Y'all came out the other end relatively OK, with jobs and money to buy Telecasters and stuff.)
That in itself doesn't make anyone right or wrong, but it's worth remembering if you actually want to communicate with people rather than just scream into the wind.
We’re the generation that all wanted to live in a yellow submarine, then 5 minutes after they closed the hatch we were ready to kill each other,
Then uncle Ray fired up a fatty and almost suffocated us all.
What I don’t get about young .......damn forgot what I was gonna say
I gotta say, one thing that makes me sad is seeing a transition we must all go through as we grow.
No us and them, only the collective us for any who stay alive.
At the beginning of life we just know we want and freak out when we don't get fed or changed or held.
Gradually we learn how to take care of our own needs and even to choose what those needs are.
But at some point we start having experiences that make it more and more clear that the whole world is not exactly our oyster.
Even for those who succeed in every venture, get a good career etc, that look of hope is gone.
Could happen at 12 or at 24. Maybe even later.
The unbridled hope in the eyes of the young is bittersweet to see.
We pretty much all know it, though maybe those who grew up in the depression or in hardscrabble family or non family life never had it.
Even today I suppose those who are abused very early never have that hope.
In other news I had five yellowjackets fly up my pants an hour ago while gardening, but I'm not the least bit grumpy!
Only three stings and none in the most dreadful locations so it's a win!
Oh yeah, ......naw that ain’t it.
It's a bit delusional to think what a man or woman does with their body requires anybody else's approval, especially the likes of the average BDC member.
Give me the truth, not ignorance. I can assure you, it doesn't reside within stereotypes.
The unbridled hope in the eyes of the young is bittersweet to see.
Sig material, and more.
I think we all get a little narrow minded at times.
I’ve posted a few “pet peeve” threads in here so I qualify as a “grumpy old man”.
I just saw an article about a girl who not allowed to take her class picture because she had red hair extensions. That’s crazy.
Where is Sly and the Family Stone to remind us that we’re everyday people? Different strokes for different folks.
Like Sheldon , ya don’t say ?
Self-awareness is very handy.
Especially if you come into contact with , I don’t know ...people ?
The one who’s oldest and still has their mind open.
I had the whole ball of wax back in June at a bandmate’ son’s graduation party.
He wants to go into acting and comedy and he’s very good at both. I told him something that shocked both him and his dad:
if you really want to do that - do not have a fallback plan.
His dad kept saying “don’t tell him that! “
And I finally got through to the kid by saying “if you really want to do it you’ll do it. you will do that thing and you won’t be satisfied with anything else. So go do it and become that .”
There’s your combination of an open mind, hopefulness, and wisdom all together from an old coot like me.
Nice song reference burntfrijoles "...and so on and so on and scooby, dooby, doo, We got to live together"
You know, one day us almost-middle-aged folks are gonna turn this into a hip-hop-, EDM-, modern country-, Taylor Swift-friendly forum. It's just a matter of time, and I'll have like totes 30k+ posts and be talking about the good ol' days. Days during the "art" of s**t posting, TKO'ing thread techniques, or talking not-talking about politics in a censored environment. That and how to set up a Bigsby for dive bombs in your retro doom metal band
We all love the Telecaster, so why don't we all just hug it out, bruhs?
I don't like the way my hair looks with the spots of gray hair on the sides and a little in front/top.
So I use JFM. Do I care what anyone thinks?