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 Post subject: New Post at Infinite Tasks - Nothing Inside Hal (Aug 25)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:37 pm 
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Hi folks--

New Post up at Infinite Tasks (August 25):

Nothing Left Inside Hal

I take a lingering look at Hal's sense of being empty inside, not just as a mask of cool but as a lack of interiority - and I disagree. Cool links to Blag Flag videos a bonus!

Stop by and leave a comment, if you would.

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 Post subject: Re: New Post at Infinite Tasks - Nothing Inside Hal (Aug 25)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:18 pm 
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(with acknowledgement that this post deserves better than cheap puns)

Black Flag came through town a bunch when I was in H.S. -- Knew "Damaged" backwards and forwards, so of course had the impulse to go play with the T.V. Party lyrics (youtube reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=117Ole9MO2w), but, basically, the lyrics don't need much changing to fit "The Entertainment." So, here, with a few J.O.I Filmography substitutions:

TP party tonight, TP party tonight, TP party tonight, TP party tonight)

We're gonna have a TP party tonight (All right)
We're gonna have a TP party all right (Tonight)

(We've got nothing better to do, than watch TP and have a couple of brews)

Everybody's gonna hang out here tonight (All right)
We'll pass out on the couch all right (Tonight)

(We've got nothing better to do, than watch TP and have a couple of brews)
(Don't talk about anything else, we don't wanna know)
(We're dedicated to our favorite shows)
Death In Scarsdale, Kinds Of Pain, Cage, Untitled

We sit glued to the TP set all night (And every night)
Why go into the outside world at all (Its such a fright)

(We've got nothing better to do, than watch TP and have a couple of brews)

TP really shows what its like out there (Its a scare)
You can go out if you want (We wouldn't dare)

(We've got nothing better to do, than watch TP and have a couple of brews)
(Don't talk about anything else, we don't wanna know)
(We're dedicated to our favorite shows)
Flux In A Box, Medusa v. The Odalisque, Blood Sister: One Tough Nun

I wouldn't be without my TP for a day (Or even a minute)
Don't even bother to use my brain any more (There's nothing left in it)

(We've got nothing better to do, than watch TP and have a couple of brews)

Hey wait a minute, my TP doesn't work (Its broken)
What are we gonna do tonight, this isn't fair (We're hurting)

(We've got nothing better to do, than watch TP and have a couple of brews)
(What're we gonna talk about, I don't know)
(We're gonna miss our favorite shows)
No Death In Scarsdale, no Pre-Nuptial Agreement Of Heaven And Hell, no Low-Temperature Civics s, no Cage!

No TP party tonight!


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 Post subject: Re: New Post at Infinite Tasks - Nothing Inside Hal (Aug 25)
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:55 pm 
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Great job, Doubtful Geste! It was fun to sing aloud your version. Except for the "TP Party", which unfortunately when sang aloud makes me think more fraternity pranks than anticonfluential cinema!

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 Post subject: Re: New Post at Infinite Tasks - Nothing Inside Hal (Aug 25)
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:22 am 
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I'd be curious as to how the song would change if one of their favorites was Infinite Jest (V)!

Whenever I think of the original song I can't help but shout Fridays!


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