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Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 10:35amSanction this postReply
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I'm still laughing, thanks.



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Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 11:53amSanction this postReply
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9. You can't have no Blues in an office or a shopping mall. The lighting is wrong.

Perfect timing!  The whole thing was good but that line had me cracking up.

Jason




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Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 12:37pmSanction this postReply
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Paul,

LOLOLOL...

I just sent this to the No. 1 American bluesman in Brazil - JJ Jackson (the Brazilian one - not MTV).

I will keep you posted on his reaction.

Michael




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Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 1:11pmSanction this postReply
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When I received this it said,

"Got a good woman - with the meanest face in town. Got teeth like Margaret Thatcher- and she weigh 500 pound."

I should have changed it to thighs like Hillary Clinton.




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Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 11:30pmSanction this postReply
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What's a shotgun shack?



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Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 6:37amSanction this postReply
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Since none of our other Southerners have answered, I'll take this one :-)

Tenya, a shotgun shack is a small house that is built in such a way that if you stand at the front door you could fire a shotgun into the house and the bullet would go through the back door.  I.E., it's long instead of wide.  It's common in poorer areas, where houses are crowded together, and since they're usually run-down, it's called a 'shack.'

I don't think it applies to shotgun shacks but another housing style I've heard of in poorer areas is one where there's no hallway.  To get from the front of the house to the back you have to go from room to room through adjoining doors.  Imagine being a teenager and having your parents have to walk through your room to get to another part of the house.  Awful. 

Jason




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Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 9:36amSanction this postReply
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Jason, they call that other type a railroad apartment, I guess because the rooms are lined up like boxcars.



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Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 10:01amSanction this postReply
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Thanks, Angela!



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Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 9:33pmSanction this postReply
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Ahhh, thank you, Jason. 



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Friday, May 27, 2005 - 12:47amSanction this postReply
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And even if it were the Blues otherwise, if it is French it is NOT the Blues. It it is French it is Existentialism.



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Friday, May 27, 2005 - 11:35amSanction this postReply
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Thanks Sam! I literally laughed until I cried.

Ed



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Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 10:08amSanction this postReply
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I'd heard 'railroad apartment' in a They Might Be Giants song and thought it was just one of their goofy nonsense phrases. Now I know what it is. Thanks, Angela.




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Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - 10:12pmSanction this postReply
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Hey Paul,

I said I would get back to you. Here is what JJ Jackson wrote to me about this.
hey mike ......... what it is?  that little blues thing is cute.
Heavy huh? Sorry - ain't no more.

Michael




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