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Sep. 10th, 2021

[Kurt - Grunge] ©» addicts_empathy

.[F]antastic!! ;]

:walks up to mic:


:taps mic:

can anyone hear me?

:blinks and slowly stalks the room with his eyes.

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Dec. 13th, 2012

[Kurt - Grunge] ©» addicts_empathy

Here are some facts about the 1500's:

Most people married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June. However, since they were starting to smell, Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then, the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water!"

Houses had thatched roofs thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained, it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof. Hence the saying, "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, "Dirt poor."

The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance way. Hence: a thresh hold.
(Getting quite an education, aren't you?)

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite awhile. Hence the rhyme: "Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old."

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat."

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or "the upper crust."

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom: "holding a wake."

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 2 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So, they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be saved by the bell." or was "considered a dead ringer."

And that's the truth. Now, whoever said history was boring!

Feb. 8th, 2007

[Brian  - StrangeInfatuation] ©» addicts

eeeeEEeee!! I'm Crazy With Anticipation!!

The Smashing Pumpkins have set a date for their new album.
I'm already having a joygasm just thinking about it.
I'm gonna be so fucking excited the moment I get to actually hold the album in my hands and listen to it.
I've been waiting for this album for the longest time.
It's like a dream come true.
The best part about it is that it's coming out a week before my Father's birthday (14th)..which will be a great relief to me because I get pretty depressed on that day.
So listening to the new album will be a great pick-me-up.
Hopefully the months fly by fast.
I'm in great anticipation. ;]

The Smashing Pumpkins Blog Post:

[07 Feb 2007 | Wednesday]
10:07 AM - From BC

The Smashing Pumpkins
6th album

feel free to pass the info. along yourselves via bulletins, blogs etc......

Dec. 13th, 2006

[Brian  - StrangeInfatuation] ©» addicts

He's Fantastic!@ ;}

If I were gay..Billy Corgan would totally be my boyfriend.
I mean come on..look at him.
He just says SEXY..haha.
I swear if they even come close to touring around where I live I will do absolutely everything in my power to see them.
It's rare to get a second chance at things.
I missed them the first time around..I will NOT miss them preform this time.
The Smashing Pumpkins & Nirvana are my favorite bands..obviously Nirvana isn't going to happen.
So I will do anything to fulfill this.

Oct. 5th, 2005

[Brian  - StrangeInfatuation] ©» addicts

[Courtney Love - October 2005 - SPIN Magazine Extra Interview]

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It was 20 years ago today that Roland Gift taught the Fine Young Cannibals to play. Doesn't sound quite right, does it? Sweeping nostalgia and alternative culture seem totally incongruous. But it's true: Spin is finally old enough to drink (in Iceland and Japan!). Back when we were an eager start-up, many of the stars who'd go on to define the '80s, '90s, and '00s were just beginning to glow; in fact, some were just tots. To celebrate our milestone, we asked 20 of them (23, if you want to get all technical) to look back on an era that brought several genuine revolutions, scores of brilliant albums, movies, and TV shows, and too many dubious hairstyles to count. Next month, look for more interviews, with luminaries like Perry Farrell, Michael Stipe, and RZA. Why? Because we deserve two parties. Don't we?

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20 Years of Spin

The Innovators: Courtney Love
September 23, 2005

"This Kurt thing has burdened me so much. In a lot of ways, I wish I just had a baby with him and didn't marry him. I could've gone my own way."

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Oct. 4th, 2005

[Brian  - StrangeInfatuation] ©» addicts

Eddie Vedder - October 2005 - SPIN Magazine

Reflecting on Seattle's dangerous heyday and Pearl Jam's legacy, the grunge icon comes clean
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Oct. 3rd, 2005

[Brian  - StrangeInfatuation] ©» addicts

SPIN - October 2005 (Krist Novoselic Interview)

The Nirvana bassist turned activist talks about picking up the pieces after 1994, fashion tips for the '05, and the coming revolution
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[Brian  - StrangeInfatuation] ©» addicts

SPIN Magazine - October 2005 (Courtney Love Interview)

Let the healing begin Courtney Love
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Sep. 23rd, 2005

[Brian  - StrangeInfatuation] ©» addicts

Nirvana B-Sides Album Coming in November 2005 - SPIN Magazine

Nirvana B-Sides Album Coming in Nov.Collapse )

Sep. 19th, 2005

[Brian  - StrangeInfatuation] ©» addicts

Love & Moss: Rehab Roundup! - SPIN Magazine

Love & Moss: Rehab Roundup!Collapse )

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