ABANDON HOPE OF: SATISFACTION, REFUNDS OR DEATH WITH DIGNITY
Sunday, August 2, 2009
SONGS OF MY DECADES
I just picked these at random from my (mostly vinyl) collection and went to YouTube for the vids. This is not a 'best of' or 'my favourites' compilation. Just a few songs that somehow mattered... or struck a chord... at the time.
I was born in the 1940's. (Closer to the the ass end of that decade than the start. I didn't know Hitler personally.)
I grew up in the 1950's. (I'm still growing up -- all this shrinkage to the contrary notwithstanding.)
I came of age in the 1960's. (Back then, few of us thought we'd live this long. I never thought I'd live this long. And I wasn't even in a rock and roll band.)
I got married in the 1970's. (Same woman, bless her heart, for nearly thirty-seven years now. She's a glutton for punishment.)
Shit happened in the 1980's. (Bad shit, for the most part. Depression, miscarriage, near divorce, and all the rest. And I mean ALL. But this song always put a smile on my face.)
The 1990's gave us a son. (Back on track. On meds. Wanting to live. Doing a passable imitation of same.)
1.1 Diners shall have the right to refuse a stomach pump. 1.2 There is no Right 1.2 2.1 Diners shall have the right, duty and obligation to pay in full. 3.1 See Right 2.1 3.2 to 5.5 These Rights have been removed by the Kitchen Staff.
DR. HUGO Z. HACKENBUSH
LUNCH COUNTER DIETICIAN
THE DINER'S BILL OF RIGHTS, Sections 5.6 to 7.4
5.6 Diners have the Right to tip generously. Neglect of this Right shall be at the expense of the Diner's desire to leave. 6.3 This is essentially a re-wording of 5.6 6.4 Diners are encouraged to use the washroom facilities, especially on All-Fibre Tuesdays. However, 'Floaters' must be removed. 7.4 Bread sticks are not a meal. And although they are provided free of charge and in abundance, there is a limit to Llewellen's tolerance.