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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 12:03AM


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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 02:19AM

The band, Beth, but the name of the band made me read the book (by William S. Burroughs) which is pretty good although rather strange.

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 02:59AM

Good band, good book.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 09:04PM

:)

So...how freaky is Burroughs, TiP and DB? I don't need nightmares.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 09:23PM

I don't like horror and William S. Burroughs is one of my favorite authors. The Western Lands trilogy is really good.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 11:05PM


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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 11:13PM


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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 11:24PM


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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 11:25PM

Don't you know fashion when you see it ?

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 11:27PM


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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 15, 2020 12:09AM

Oh come on now, Beth. We all know you have a thing for Borat.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: January 15, 2020 12:14AM

One second thought, I really don't.

I REALLY DON'T, DAVE

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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 15, 2020 12:15AM

*zap*



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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: January 15, 2020 12:18AM

zapped as well



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Posted by: Lot's Wife ( )
Date: January 15, 2020 12:21AM

Zap^3

And yes, this could go on a long time.

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: January 14, 2020 11:23PM

I'm reading a book with the eponymous title, "The Scandinavians." I like it a lot. The author is a British expat, and he describes road trips and people he meets. At one point he mentions he is listening to "The Soft Machine," the band, and I thought, "Ah-ha! I must ask Soft Machine!" So ask I did as evidenced by this thread. :P

Apparently there's a club in Norway, I think it's called the Melancholia Club, of which there were 12 members at the time the book was written, and they sound like a lot of fun. I'm not kidding. Embrace your melancholia, Scandinavians!



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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: January 17, 2020 01:57AM

In Skellefteå, Föreningen för Mörkrets och Kylans (the Friends of Darkness and the Cold), holds an annual swimming race after they chop through 20" of ice. They promote the virtues of melancholy at an anti-festival called the Melankoliade.

https://www.darkandcold.com/en/

In case you didn't know, Norway is a place. And "Norwegian" should not be used to describe all of the people in Scandinavia. They are not all from Norway. Some are from Sweden and places like that. IKEA is the result of strict Scandinavian Lutheranism that eschews ornament.

Mad King Christian VII allowed a German dude named Struensee to run Denmark (that too is not Norway), for a couple of years. The king wanted more time to wear a mask at night and fight with the police. He thought he was a changeling. He also enjoyed masturbating in public.

Annnywaaaay,

During that time, Struensee had the king sign all sorts of stuff giving Danes complete freedom of speech; the abolition of torture; no more serf type business; a ban on slave trading in Danish colonies; and a complete freedom of the press. He did other stuff, too.

Struensee ended up being beheaded, quartered, castrated, and his body parts were weaved through the spokes of cartwheels that were then put on poles. They did the same to his friend who supposedly bit the king's finger.

Needless to say, the reforms were rolled back.

(not proofreading)



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