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16 February 2020
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@Ron Nasty if I recall, Glinda showed Dorothy the value of her shoes and how simple it was to use them, and Dorothy chose to use them to go home (back to the good old farm). So I would argue that Glinda's role could be seen as a political awakening or education that led to a reset to true equality of opportunity, a kind of return to the American dream. I don't see it as particularly revolutionary.

I'm only slightly familiar with the book, though, and I'm very tired, so I could be misinterpreting/misremembering it.

...Goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl
You can't plant me in your penthouse
I'm going back to my plough
Back to the howling old owl in the woods,
Hunting the horny back toad
Oh, I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick road

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Interesting theory, I don't know much about that election but I like the idea that Dorothy is representative of the typical all-American girl who rejects the illusions of the emerald city and returns home beyond the yellow brick road, as the song goes. 

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17 February 2020
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Joaquin Phoenix was born Joaquin Bottom. You wonder how his parents didn't see it. Whacking Bottom. I bet that was fun at school. No wonder he was reborn as a Phoenix...

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You have to wonder about the names parents give though. My younger half-brother, my mum and stepfather gave the Christian names Kaz Hugh. I thought that was nuts.

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Why do parents give their children bad puns as names?

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17 February 2020
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?? Joaquin sounds nothing like whacking. How are you saying it?

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WA-keen, which is how several sites say it's pronounced, and it's not far from WHA-king.

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17 February 2020
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Haha that's hilarious a-hard-days-night-john-6 OMG does that mean his brother was River Bottom? Their parents must've had an... unusual... sense of humor. ahdn_paul_01

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Ron Nasty said
WA-keen, which is how several sites say it's pronounced, and it's not far from WHA-king.

  

Wa as in water, though, yes? And not wa as in the sound a baby makes? mccartney-shrug_01_gif I don’t see it

River Bottom is hilarious, though. Kind of a mean thing to do to a kid. But I guess it’s already going to be bad with that last name.

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@50yearslate 

And if you don't see how that becomes Whacking Bottom... (well, not that exactly, when he was a Bottom rather than a Phoenix...)

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17 February 2020
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River's Phoenix middle name was 'Jude', fun fact- named after of course the icon, Jude Law >.>

 

My friend saw Jude Law in London once, he went to say hi, accidentally said "Hey Jude " and got told to fuck off. Serves him right, I bet if Jude Law had a penny for every time he heard that he wouldn't have to be in the Fantastic Beasts series or screwing his children's nanny.

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17 February 2020
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Today I learned (from my history teacher, not that credible a source but the fact is pretty interesting) that Batman was acutely inspired by Teddy Roosevelt in that Ted, when he was NYPD's Commissioner, used to walk the streets at night in a black cape and cane to make sure that the New York City's police force was doing its job and making sure the streets were safe. (Bruce Wayne = extremely wealthy man who risks his life making sure the city's safe; Teddy Roosevelt = extremely wealthy man who risked his life to make sure the streets were safe) 

I also learned that in my friends' neighborhood there's a street called "Chevy Chase Street". 

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17 February 2020
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Chevy Chase is hilarious. He is, indeed, Chevy Chase and we are not.

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Ron Nasty said
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And if you don't see how that becomes Whacking Bottom... (well, not that exactly, when he was a Bottom rather than a Phoenix...)


A most exasperating young lady... a-hard-days-night-george-10

  

I’m sorry, I just, I still don’t really hear it. 

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It's Whackeen Bottom, you most exasperating young lady a-hard-days-night-paul-10a-hard-days-night-george-10

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WHACKING AND JOAQUIN SOUND NOTHING ALIKE NOW CAN WE PLEASE STOP DISCUSSING THIS

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Beiber beats Elvis's chart record (youngest solo artist to have seven US #1 albums) however

Billboard, which compiles the US chart, confirmed that Bieber had beaten Elvis's chart record - but added that, if groups were taken into account, all four members of The Beatles were younger than Bieber when they scored their seventh number one.

The band's oldest member, Ringo Starr , was 25 when Rubber Soul hit the charts in 1966; while the youngest member, George Harrison , was just 22.

Bieber also had a head-start on his competitors. He released his first number one album when he was 16, whereas Elvis was 21 and George Harrison was 20.

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It always amazes me a) just how young they were when achieving what they did, and b) how regularly they appear whenever new records are being set. It's taken 50+ years and a complete overhaul of the music industry and how it is consumed just to get close to matching their success.

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Best group. apple01heartapple01  Best fans (us).  apple01heartapple01

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I just learned most of 'Dear Prudence ", which has gained me a far, far greater appreciation for the song. Give me about six weeks of self-isolation or so and I should have learned it well enough to record a demo of it... no promises. ahdn_george_06

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What I learned today is that transit flights from Singapore are cancelled, which means I won't be able to go back home for a while. I've been meaning to learn For No One on piano, but I have to get back to my piano first.

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🙁 I’m sorry Bee Gee

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Oh noes, I feel your pain. Separation from one's instrument is always difficult, but especially during Times Such As These. heart

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