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#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">HANK’S RESTAURANT

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">(Arlo Guthrie--Alice’s Restaurant)

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Adapted by WilliamBanzai7

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;"> 

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">This song is called Hank’s Restaurant,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and it’s about Hank,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and the restaurant,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">but Hank’s Restaurant is not the name of the restaurant,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">that’s just the name of the song,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and that’s why I called the song Hank’s Restaurant.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">You can take anything you want from Hank’s Bailout Restaurant

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">You can take anything you want from Hank’s Bailout Restaurant

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Walk right in it’s around the back

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Just a half a mile from the Federal Reserve Bank

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">You can take anything you want from Hank’s Bailout Restaurant

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Now it all started Hanksgiving Day 2008

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">when my friend Fabulous Fab and I went up to visit Hank at the restaurant,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">but Hank doesn’t like sittin in there,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">he likes sittin near a fella named Blankfein in Goldman Sachs’ Wall Street office,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">in a big glass tower.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">And being in a tower like that,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">they got a lot of room downstairs.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Havin’ all that room,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">they decided that they didn’t have to take out their subprime garbage for a long time.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">We got up there,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">we found all the toxic subprime garbage in there,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and we decided it’d be a friendly gesture for us to take the garbage down to the Federal Reserve shitty deal dump, Maiden Lane.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">So my friend and I took the $700 billion tons of subprime garbage,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">put it in the back of a red Humvee stretch limo, including CDSs and CDOs and other implements of financial

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">mass destruction and headed on toward the Maiden Lane shitty deal dump.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Well we got there and there was a big sign and a chain across across the dump saying,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">"By order of Emperor Benron--No Dumping on Hanksgiving."

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">And we had never heard of a shitty deal dump closed on Hanksgiving before,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and with tears in our eyes we drove off into the sunset looking for another place to put the toxic asset garbage.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">We didn’t find one.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Until we came to a side road,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and off the side of the side road there was another financial black hole hole and at the bottom of the hole there was

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">a big pile of Wall Street garbage, offering circulars, stress tests, analyst reports, mortgage notes and such.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">And we decided that one big pile is better than two little piles,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and rather than bring that one up we decided to throw our’s down.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">That’s what we did, and drove back to the restaurant,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">had a Thanksgiving dinner that couldn’t be beat,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">went to sleep and didn’t get up until the next morning,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">when we got a phone call from Porn Commissioner Cox.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">He said, "Kid, we found your name on an Abacus offering circular at the bottom of a half a ton of shitty deals,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and just wanted to know if you had any information about it."

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">And I said, "Yes, sir, Mr. Porn Commissioner,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">I cannot tell a lie, I put that Abacus offering circular under that garbage."

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">After speaking to Porn Commissioner Cox for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we finally arrived at

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down and pick up the subprime garbage,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and also had to go down and speak to him at the Porn Commission’s NY Regional office.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">So we got in the red Humvee Limo with the CDOs and CDSs and implements of financial mass destruction and

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">headed on toward the Porn office upstairs at Score’s.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Now friends, there was only one or two things that the Commissioner coulda done at the Porn office,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and the first was he could have shown us some hot porn tubes of Mary Schapiro doin the deed,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">which wasn’t very likely, and we didn’t expect it,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and the other thing was he could have bawled us out and told us never to be seen driving toxic asset backed

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">garbage around the vicinity of Wall Street again,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">which is what we expected,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">but when we got to the Porn Commission’s office there was a third possibility that we hadn’t even counted upon,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and we was both immediately arrested.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Handcuffed.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">And I said Mr. Porn Commissioner sir, I don’t think I can pick up the toxic garbage with these handcuffs on.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">He said, "Shut up, kid. Get in the back of the car."

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">And that’s what we did, sat in the back of the car and drove to the quote Scene of the Crime unquote.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">I want tell you about Wall Street, where this happened here, they got three Federal regulators, the SEC, the

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">CFTC and the FBI, but when we got to the Scene of the Crime there was all kinds of Black Ops people running

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">around,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">this being the biggest financial crime of the last five consecutive Wall Street trading days,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and everybody wanted to get in the newspaper story about it.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">And the TSA, they was using up all kinds of equipment that they had hanging around the anti-traveler unit.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">They was taking plaster tire tracks, finger prints, dog smelling prints, and they took twenty seven eight-by-ten

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">glossy back scatter scans with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">one was to be used as evidence against us.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Took scans of the approach, the getaway, the northwest corner the southwest corner and that’s not to

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">mention the aerial drone photography.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">After the ordeal, we went back to the jail.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Porn Commissioner Cox said he was going to put us in the cell. Said,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">"Kid, I’m going to put you in the cell, I want your wallet and your belt."

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">And I said, "I can understand you wanting my wallet so I don’t have any money to spend in the cell,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">but what do you want my belt for?"

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">And he said, "Kid, we don’t want any hangings."

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">I said, "did you really think I was going to hang myself for financial intermediation?"

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Porn commissioner Cox said he was making sure,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and friends the Porn Commissioner was,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">cause he took out the toilet seat so I couldn’t hit myself over the head and drown,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and he took out the toilet paper so I couldn’t bend the bars roll out the – roll the toilet paper out the window,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">slide down the roll and have an escape.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">The PornCommissioner was making sure,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and it was about four or five hours later that Hank (remember Hank? It’s a song about Hank),

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">came by and with a few nasty words to Porn Commissioner Cox on the side,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Bailed us out using Federal taxpayer money,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">and we went back to the restaurant,

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">had a another Hanksgiving dinner that couldn’t be beat!!

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">You can take anything you want, from Hank’s Bailout Restaurant

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">You can take anything you want, from Hank’s Bailout Restaurant

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Walk right in it’s around the back

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Just a half a mile from the Federal Reserve Bank

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">You can take anything you want, from Hank’s Bailout Restaurant

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;"> 

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">WB7: This is my favorite Thanksgiving song. It is also the only one I know.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">Arlo Authrie, if you don’t know him, is the son of Woody Guthrie, a famous folk singer who was no friend of Wall Street.

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">I originally did this version of Alice’s Restaurant in September 2008. This is my updated version, which is really an excuse for me to play this song for you and to once again say…

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">HAPPY HANKSGIVING ALL!!

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;">WB7

#102a42; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 19px; text-align: center;"> 

FREEDOM

 


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Fri, 11/29/2013 - 11:25 | Link to Comment mess nonster
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Ah, WB, just the way I likes it!

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 03:43 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Yaaaaa Happy Hanksgiving.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 00:45 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Players Cafe, Wanchai
(formerly Neptune II)
Photo by Steve Schechter (https://www.facebook.com/steve.schechter)

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 05:30 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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Let the guitarist know I says "hi, and nice shoes."

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 01:14 | Link to Comment Rusty Shorts
Fri, 11/29/2013 - 00:53 | Link to Comment The Heart
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Blessings to your and yours Sir Wiliam.

Blessings to all!

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 22:21 | Link to Comment acetinker
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Never met Arlo, but bumped into his wife once upon a time.  A genuinely amazing person, she was.  It was at an airport food court, and while waiting in line, I began singing "you can get anything you want....'  This gal behind me whacked me and asked how do I know that?  We each got some fantastically overpriced tripe, and continued to converse.  

Didn't recall her name, but she said she was dying.  I said, we all are, eventually.  She said, "I have cancer".  I told her modern medicine could save her.

Guess I was wrong.  Wiki says Jackie Guthrie died in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 00:39 | Link to Comment monad
Sun, 12/15/2013 - 21:23 | Link to Comment acetinker
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Thanks, monad!

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 00:08 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Always sad to hear...

Sun, 12/15/2013 - 21:19 | Link to Comment acetinker
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Yes, it is.  Not often do you have someone you don't know smack you, for no apparent reason, other than to say that my husband and I wrote "that song", and for that person, over a shitty lunch to confide in you such personal things as impending death.

Then again, ordinary people tell me all sorts of things, that I have no business knowing- for reasons only they know.

It's not like I'm a priest or something.

Then last nite, the honest-to-god cutie (half my age) who came along and said "I submit to you" while rubbing, and hanging herself all over me, over and over.  I know she was high, but I was with my wife and family... wtf is going on here, old friend?

Sure, I was as flattered as the wife was pissed, but I honestly don't know the girl.  Furthermore, I don't want anyone "submitting" to me.

Maybe she was a "tease" to get me into a situation, but there was never an invite outside the venue.

I still have all my credit/debit cards, and we didn't even exchange names.  She was a certified cutie, though.  Hope she eats/sleeps well tonight.

edit: Just now realized Jackie's YouTube channel is still online.  It's jguth3.  There's some cool shit there.  She done good.

 

 

 

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 21:37 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Just because almost every Thanksgiving as a kid I had to listen to Alice's Restaurant here is the original from 67.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM

My mother used to play this every year and it got to the point if I never heard it again it would be too soon. Since she passed that has changed. With that said if there is ever something to be thankful for amid all the 'doom and gloom' it is the limited time we do get with loved ones, something we tend not to appreciate until after the fact.

Happy Thanksgiving bitchez

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 08:46 | Link to Comment Nobody For President
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Thank you WB and thank you Dewey for posting the original - haven't heard it in years, brought back a shitpot bunch of memories.

For a bunch of years, went to Bay Area and had a TG dinner usually a few days later than TG with all three kids and their wifes and four grandkids = quite a crowd. Have a functional family, everybody really likes one another - good times.

Now my wife's cancer does not allow her to travel, so one son came up and cooked us an amazing Thanksgiving dinner. It is easy to forget that there really is a lot of stuff to be thankfull for.

So thanks again WB and the ZH crew for the sarc, the truth, and sometimes, even here at fight club, the civility.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 23:37 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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They made a movie as well and at the time the song and the movie were considered an open mockery of the entire "system." The movie used to rerun of TV.  I don't know what artist does that anymore, at least with access to the entertainment media machine. I suppose he was able to pull it off because his father was Woody Guthrie. 

Sun, 12/01/2013 - 22:16 | Link to Comment acetinker
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He was able to pull it off because he was Arlo, Wm.  The same way Carlin and Hicks and the Dixie Chicks (for a time) did.  It's the same quality that keeps you above ground today.  It is imperative that you present your work as satire, or comedy, or music, or art, and even at that, you can't seem at all serious.

I fear for you at times.  By doing so, I am being presumptive, I know.

Maybe you have reached a point I flirt with daily, and just don't give a fuck, anymore.                                                                                         

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 12:05 | Link to Comment the grateful un...
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the movie version was done by Arthur Penn (Bonnie and Clyde) it was a rather dark at the subject, (communal life) while the Arlo character provided a moral compass to people for teh outcasts who come there. perhaps you've read the SUN magazine, a friend of mine has stories published there from time to time, the magazine is a forum for the socially disenfranchised. 

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 22:53 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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With that said I do appreciate the art of WB7 using the newer recorded version and only linking to the Part 1 of ...

It is a nice subtle touch.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 22:35 | Link to Comment acetinker
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Shalom, and amen, Dewey

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 21:22 | Link to Comment LawyerScum
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There is a 25th Anniversary MST3K turkey-day-marathon today, in the movie "I Accuse My Parents" they reference "Alice's Restaurant" in one of their jokes.

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 00:07 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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It is a cultish artifact now. After the boomers all go, it will dissapear unless they re-release it in vinyl...or do an OWS version.

You can get anything you want at Banzai7's Restaurant.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 21:09 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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Thank you, Bonzai!

 

Sliding my dick in the yams as we speak...

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 00:05 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Now that's yammering!

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 20:49 | Link to Comment no more banksters
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Opposition MP hints big interests of multinational pharmaceuticals behind a recent amendment voted by Greek parliament

http://failedevolution.blogspot.gr/2013/11/opposition-mp-claims-big-inte...

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 20:40 | Link to Comment Angus McHugepenis
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Dammit Banzai... I haven't received my latest purchase and you've got me shopping for more Banzai Art on Black Friday!? (note: they should arrive any day now).

I still have some of your art in the tubes since I don't have time to either get them framed or do it myself. I'm hoping Jan/Feb will slow down enough that I can actually build the frames rather than let a professional do it. Yes, I know how to do that stuff when I have the time, lol.

I love your art and will always buy it. I truly consider it as precious as my gold/silver. My problem is that I WANT IT ALL... but I can't afford it all right now so I have to pick and choose your offerings. I am thankful this day for what I have received.

All the best to you and the lunatic ZH crowd that I am so proudly part of! We will take over the world eventually.

Gobble, Turkey, Bitchez...

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 01:37 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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I second this comment.  Yes, it does take a while to receive a WB7 print but you know that.  The only statement I would take umbrage with is the "lunatic" comment.  We are not the lunatics... they are.  It's not us; it's them.  Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Sir.  And get those prints framed up already.:-)  I hear you loud and clear on wanting a lot of William's work.  I have my eye on one in particular. 

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 00:04 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Should be there by next week, maybe sooner. After you frame the prints you can use the tubes to trip tha man when he come thru da door ;-)

Happy TG and stay warm!

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 19:17 | Link to Comment DaddyO
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WilliamBanzai7,

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for truly thought provoking Visual Combat.

Your art has raised my awareness to new levels!

The occasional combat girls are nice too...

DaddyO

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 00:02 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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You know my Mom was the one who always kept saying give the crowd more combat girls ;-)

Happy TG!

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 11:25 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
Thu, 11/28/2013 - 18:15 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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THANK YOU LORD!

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 20:52 | Link to Comment scraping_by
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Saturday morning cartoons.  I'd look for the action figures.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 23:48 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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They can be purchased full size from Japan.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 18:03 | Link to Comment wisehiney
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Time for some stuffing!

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 17:58 | Link to Comment LawyerScum
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Thanks for your efforts William, Happy Thanksgiving.  We talk incessantly of wealth here on the Hedge, but let us not forget family and friends are true wealth.  No amount of gold, Bernanke bucks or bitcoins can purchase back lost time with your loved ones. 

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 23:47 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Wise words. Happy TG my friend...

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 18:13 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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Yep, miss my mother every day she's been gone.  May her soul rest in peace.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment monad
Thu, 11/28/2013 - 17:42 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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uu

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 18:13 | Link to Comment Lmo Mutton
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The smile on that turkeys face is priceless.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 17:50 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Wonderful wide hips !!!

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 17:52 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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After the guests have left...

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Fri, 11/29/2013 - 01:06 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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Is that an old Honeywell thermostat right next to the fireplace?LOL  You have to cut costs somehow I guess.;-)

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 20:49 | Link to Comment scraping_by
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Yeah!

I knew you'd find Jack Vettriano. Images as complex as yours.

Pictures of a strange and dangerous world.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 19:54 | Link to Comment news printer
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whole William;

well

happy Pussygiving ;)

Yeah instead of Thanksgiving madness;

give Yourself to a girl and give her a chance

simple human to human relation :)

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 17:38 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Thu, 11/28/2013 - 17:31 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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BLACK THURSDAY

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 16:22 | Link to Comment Lmo Mutton
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Happy thanksgiving sir.

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 17:32 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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And to you and all good ZHers as well...

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 15:13 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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GREETINGS FROM HONG KONG (Low Res)

Thu, 11/28/2013 - 19:13 | Link to Comment Coldfire
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Neptune! The pride of Jaffe Road is still rocking.

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