Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

What's with all the HELL threads??

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
 
Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 06:15 PM
Original message
What's with all the HELL threads??
:shrug:

today's lounge "theme of the day"??
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 06:17 PM
Response to Original message
1. One semi-original thread and many lame copycats.
:D
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 06:21 PM
Response to Reply #1
6. Got it.
:)
some of them are pretty funny, though, ya gotta admit...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 06:18 PM
Response to Original message
2. Curtis Mayfield was here
Sisters, Brothers And The Whities
Blacks And The Crackers
Police And Their Backers
They're All Political Actors
Hurry, People Running From Their Worries
While The Judge And His Juries
Dictate The Law That's Partly Flaw.
Cat Calling Love Balling Fussing And Cussing
Top Billing Now Is Killing
For Peace No One Is Willing
Kind Of Make You Get That Feeling
Everybody Smoke
Use The Pill And The Dope
Educated Fools
From-Uneducated Schools
Pimping People Is The Rule
Polluted Water In The Pool
And Nixon Talking About Don't Worry
He Says Don't Worry
He Says Don't Worry
He Says Don't Worry
But They Don't Know There Can Be No Show
And If There's A Hell Below We're All Gonna Go
Everybody's Praying And Everybody's Saying
But When Come Time To Do
Everybody's Laying
Just Talking About Don't Worry
They Say Don't Worry
They Say Don't Worry
They Say Don't Worry
Sisters, Brothers And The Whitie
Blacks And The Crackers
Stone Stone Junkie
Police And Their Backers
They're All Political Actors
Smoke, The Pill And The Dope,
Educated Fools From Uneducated Schools,
Pimping People Is The Rule
Polluted Water In The Pool
And Everybody's Saying Don't Worry
They Say Don't Worry
They Say Don't Worry
They Say Don't Worry
But They Don't Know
There Can Be No Show
If There's A Hell Below
We're All Gonna Go
Loro What We Gonna Do
If Everything I Say Is True
This Ain't No Way It Ought To Be
1f Only All The Mass Could See
But Everybody Keeps Saying Don't Worry
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 06:24 PM
Response to Reply #2
8. Cool!
:thumbsup:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 06:18 PM
Response to Original message
3. hell if i know...
:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 06:24 PM
Response to Reply #3
9. Of course that line HAD to be said. heheh.
Good one.
:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 06:18 PM
Response to Original message
4. Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?
:shrug: :hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 06:24 PM
Response to Reply #4
7. I learned the origin of that phrase recently
"to hell in a handbasket".

It apparently comes from the building of the transcontinental railroad when the tracks were being laid across the Sierras and Rockies. There was a ton of blasting to do and they'd lower one of the Chinese workers down in a basket (known as a handbasket) to set the dynamite charges. If he wasn't whisked up quickly enough, he was blown "to hell in his own handbasket."

Charming etymology.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 06:26 PM
Response to Reply #7
10. Huh. That's interesting. Who knew?
Thanks for sharing.
Learn somethin' every day...
:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 06:27 PM
Response to Reply #4
12. Hello Miss Lavender!!
I hope you're not having a hellish day.
:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ramsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 06:20 PM
Response to Original message
5. If you can't beat them...
Join them? :shrug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-20-06 06:26 PM
Response to Reply #5
11. Yup, that's what I say, too.
:hi:
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Jul 25th 2014, 04:18 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC