None of you will believe it when I tell you my minor at a Jesuit University was Theology.
Aaron — Say no more. It’s a gift you have there, laddie. There is at least one book of humor out there that was a best seller: “Scandinavian Humor and Other Myths.” Your “X Heaven” thesis is actually quite profound.
What I think you’re missing is that we are a site that cares, deeply, but we are an Irish funeral.
The thread did not mention anyone specifically.
I played the song for someone who is trying to get over some grief, and there is no better way to get over your grief than to be with friends, friends that will be there to make you smile.
Burr is an acquired taste for some.
He is a big part of what makes this site interesting and offbeat.
His list of things that we’ve killed off due to “progress” is actually apropos.
Nostalgia is a huge part of my grieving process.
I want this played on my deathbed, not my funeral, so I can enjoy it too:
Well stated, Hatford. WHAM! is sorely missed by all.
Nice tune Loco. I presume the wake will be held at the roller rink?
Good question Aaron.
Where would a good place be to hold a funeral?
I’m thinking a burial at sea in Islamorada in the Florida Keys.
Then everyone could fish afterwards, drink tequila and remember how prescient that crazy son-of-a-bitch was… 🙂
…th……the roller rink.
The old people can totally roll around in wheelchairs in there. It has a killer floor…wow….poor choice of words.
I see what this Ghost persons deal with me is.
Aaron, what are you drinking, smoking, inhaling, vaping, snorting, tonight?
The concern troll started at the same time as something else that started not here. Nasty, nasty fake types. All chambers and commerce and such. Stay away and try not to attract more of them here. The one here has no idea what’s what and whodat, and what’s coming. They are not MAGA. Not at ALL.
I did have a Coke about 6 hours ago…..
But this is me not giving a fudge. I never write to please anyone but me. If people don’t “get” me I figure they ain’t as well readified and schooled up as I are. Or they have one of several varying length sticks shoved up somewhere inconvenient, and terribly confining. Maybe their anal worms are hungry for semen, how should I know?
All I know is people are going fishing at your wake while people at my wake are gettin’ laid.
I still say roller rinks are the ideal location, but whatever.
Chinese food is still mandatory afterwards, right?
Aaron: You do you. Because all that was hilarious.
It does seem that life shouldn’t go on after a loss of a loved one. But it does go on and you honor that loved one by crying, laughing and enjoying your life to celebrate their impact on you.
I miss them – some family, my critters, some heroes; but my life is full of those who remain. And I will live every minute of what’s left of my life. I’ll be serious, studious, silly, angry, shy, in awe, and, yes, irreverent.
Dammit, I WILL go in the out door!
Aw AngRay. Quite the hat tipper. My condolences.
And a wonderful Irish funeral it was.
(and no, I’m not nostalgic for Hines)
izlamo delenda est …
Gonna miss Ray’s great e-mails.
saw Uncle Al’s suggestion of “Pride of Man’ in another thread.
I miss John Cippolina.
@toby – Me, too.
Aaron Burr and I go way back, back to the days of Evil Conservatives. We enjoy teasing each other, and I especially enjoy it because he usually gets the better of me. AB may well be “an acquired taste” but it is a taste I’ve long enjoyed, and I was particularly delighted when he showed up here to become an intermittent regular at IOTW.
RIP Tommy G
from all your colleagues
“I was particularly delighted when he showed up here to become an intermittent regular at IOTW.”
I’m slumming, Al.
It’s what happens when you’re banned for life from social media and your website is taken away from you.
They say the internet is forever but I’m proof that it’s actually used to erase people. Remember all that funny artwork I did? Gone. Every single hilarious article? Gone. Backup accounts on tumbler and other places that existed simply to archive my work? Super gone.
Hell, they even wiped out my collection of Andy Turtle stories. Who the hell hates turtles?
Anyway. Heres I sit. Alone under this internet bridge just waiting for some innocent little billygoat to clip clop overhead.
P.S. of course I remember Hines. Do you guys remember when I sold merchandise for the sole purpose of buying hooch, dope, weapons and skirtz?
“The EBT not accepted” panties were a top seller.
Anyway, if I were to play something for a buddy in mourning it wouldn’t be anything by the beatles. Sorry, just a generational thing.
I’d probably go with the Cranberries. Their lead singer, the 5 foot 2 Dolores O’Riordan died last year. I liked her.