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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:23 PM

Temperatures here have been in the low 20s, and tonight I'm going out for redneck karaoke

The last couple of nights, temps here hit 21 and 22. Yeah, I know there are places in the country that drop below zero but I just moved here after decades in Silicon Valley, and into a house with single pane glass and no heat.

So tonight my sister and I are going to check out the redneck karaoke at a local bar. Yee haw, y'all.

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Reply Temperatures here have been in the low 20s, and tonight I'm going out for redneck karaoke (Original post)
Amerigo Vespucci Nov 2012 OP
MiddleFingerMom Nov 2012 #1
Amerigo Vespucci Nov 2012 #2
marzipanni Nov 2012 #3
Amerigo Vespucci Nov 2012 #5
elleng Nov 2012 #4
Amerigo Vespucci Nov 2012 #6

Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:55 PM

1. I detest karaoke with a passion and think the price of participation should be...

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... that the "alleged" singer be REQUIRED to listen to a recording of him- or herself
cranked up to 11 for a full hour upon awakening the next morning (afternoon?).
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Except for the time that I walked up to the neighborhood bar, forgetting that it
was karaoke night. There was a limo outside that had brought a few very young
American executives whose task it had been to take a group of very young visiting
Japanese executives out for a good time.
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The young Japanese guys had opted for karaoke.
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The first man up was EASILY the worst example of a VERY tipsy karaoke singer
that you could possivly imagine. Take what you just imagined and TRIPLE it.
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He wasn't even in the same COUNTY as any of the notes he was trying to find,
yet he was so SO joyful, SO oblivious and SO physically and emotionally
enthusiastic in his presentation that the crowd, which had at first greeted his
efforts with boos and jeering and howls of derisive laughter, ended up on its
feet cheering and applauding and calling for encore after encore.
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He had found his bliss-filled karaoke nirvana.
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Even I would have gone back to see him weekly if they had been able to book
him as an act.
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I can STILL hear (and see) his Elvis songs and his rendition of "Born ro be Wild".
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And it STILL makes me smile... ... ... ... ... ... and damn near start spontaneouly
applauding.
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Response to MiddleFingerMom (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:59 PM

2. Yep...there's "bad," and there's "so bad it's good"...

...I have been a LIFELONG FAN of "so bad it's good."

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:01 PM

3. Where are you? (at least the area, not the exact place)

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Response to marzipanni (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:15 AM

5. Pahrump, Nevada

Moved here in September.

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Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:52 PM

4. Single pane glass and no heat???

What's WRONG with this picture???

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:21 AM

6. I'm thinking of changing my screen name from "Amerigo Vespucci" to "Frosty the Snowman."

Yesterday was brutal. Ten o'clock yesterday morning I was walking through the house and could see my breath. Last year I lived in a house with double-pane glass and forced air heating / central air conditioning. Things have changed.

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