A belated introduction, a lark of sorts perhaps

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    Hi, it's Kenneth here. I've been posting for a couple years or so.

    Do you all know the derivation of the term "ivy-league college"? Can't you figure it out without any assist? Those institutions are so so old that their walls are by now fairly well-covered with ivy vines. Oh I imagine that at first they'd hack them off the buildings regularly and/or uproot them. But I know ivy. Eventually (I surmise) the stewards of such institutions tired of the sheer bestiality of slaughtering the plants. Even if uprooted thoroughly ivy is certain to return within 24 months or so.

    There are lots and lots of caterpillars on those ivy vines. When I was a youngster I used to play with those caterpillars. No I didn't hurt them or maim them! I let them crawl onto my fingers and they were just precious. I am definitely non-violent and non-vindictive, if I do say so myself. My father went to an ivy league college but he never laid eyes on the ivy, and earned a BA anyway.

    My mother was no ****ing joke, lemme tellya! ..PhD in math. 'Lived katty-cornered to Dr. Albert Einstein in her youth.
     
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    Yes it's the dawning of the Age of Aquarius. Be my guests, for the wedding feast is before us.
     
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    Yes, I kinda detest the Republican party. Ronald Reagan ruined it y'know -- ruined it by getting shot. Or Ronald W. Reagan I should say, the W for Wilson.
     
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    Yep, Deion Sanders ..he was one of my major heroies in the 80s
     
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    Ideally I think there should be three comparable parties because, as noted in a different thread, as much as people like duopolies (e.g. the illegal cockfight) -- they love triopolies (eg the big 3 in Autos, in TV, etc.).
     
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    Tune in, Turn on, Drop out. I listened to the messages of my time. Zeitgeist!
     
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    I was wicked keen on Neil Young alright :applause:
    But I'm taken by thousands of great great GREAT tunes wow :banana:
    As I type this I'm hearing "The Captain of Her Heart" by Double :bounce:
    "Who put the Bop" by the Drifters :aww: Ain't love grand!
    ...ad infinitum, ad nauseum

    I hope all of you fine folk have as wonderful a sojourn!
    For I hold no grudges. :hippie:
     
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    For today's sermon from the mountain, I ask you all to give (perhaps a renewed) listen to the venerable Democratic hymnal Michael Rowed the Boat Ashore ...any of the several artists' versions.

    Pretty please y'all ;)
     
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    Marshall McLuhan's slogan, "the medium is the message"

    [Google]What is an example of the medium is the message?
    Audience reaction depends not only on what is said but also on the medium through which the message is delivered. A good example is social media. The message changes according to the nature of the platform, for example, the tone of voice on LinkedIn and Snapchat media is fundamentally different.

    So I, Ken, implore you not to heed brazen messages from the spirit in great measure because its source is nether darkness and there's no one actually there. It's most likely the Devil that you're listening to. Or as the group King Crimson put it: ...the wind does not hear ..the wind cannot hear. 'Course my urgings won't detract you a single bit, I likely know.
     
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    'See I'm kind of an empath. I don't know if'n it's my Moon in the Twelfth House or my Stellium -- at the Zenith no less -- of Venus, Mars, Jupiter and the Moon's North Node ..in Pisces. (or the combo of both).

    But watch out -- for I pack a punch! ..double grand trines in the Air signs.

    I'll even divulge my Achille's Heel. Because my natal chart lacks any Earth whatsoever, I tend to be accident-prone. Four or five promising pursuits/careers of mine aborted due to major slip-ups or mishaps. [Thank goodness for the Edit button :woot: here at the forum!]

    So keep on truckin', y'worthless nincompoops.
     
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    If you want this Democratic revolution to happen, today's hymnal is that ever-loved song by Judy Collins (or, I think Joni Mitchell), Michael From Mountains. Get a hold of that one and binge listen away!
     
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    No really: sing along, I beckon y'all!
    If you don't like Joni Mitchell then it's "500 Miles" by The Journeymen" :applause:
    Sing now and sing loud.
     
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    In fact let's make this folk guitar week -
     
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    Burl Ives? Dam I'm getting old...
     
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    No, Burl Ives sang "10,000 Miles". But I can suggest a re-listen to his classic, The Golden Vanity, which is my situation at present. I'm sinking fast, alas ... calling out for help. Naaahhh, these are merely leg cramps I think, which I'm getting, not clots. Thanks for your thoughts, kind sir.
     
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    Diuretics often cause leg cramps. I'm on the fourth prescription that finally eliminated leg cramps. Start complaining to your Dr.
     
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    Okay ..I can do that: message him now to receive on the morrow ...
     
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    Hold on. You need to Google your med and see if leg cramps are a side effect. You have to be your own advocate.
     
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    My bone doc recommended turmeric curcumin for inflammation. (@Walmart, Amazon,etc.) It didn't seem to do much for that, but it did stop the leg cramps. One in the AM, one after dinner.
     
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    I'm on a Harry Chapin masacree right now. I have a lot. Saw him live 5 times.
     
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    I would add that three of the five were benefits. One was in the large 15000 seat indoor stadium he played encore after encore, finally the house turned on the lights and he retaliated by playing Sniper, a nine minute song. They finally just cut the power to his equipment. He vowed to never play there again and instead played two shows in the smaller, 4000 seat hall. I went to second.
    I was on my way back from the Peace Corps when I read of his death in the International Herald Tribune on the plane. Sad day but a great man.
     

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