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Re: Man shoots daughters laptop.

Postby Bobby Sands » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:48 am

Cowboy hat guy sucks... Elvis was shooting TVs 50 years ago:

http://www.elvisinfonet.com/elvisgoulet.html

Robert Goulet talks about Elvis...and that shot bullet shattered TV

The 70-year-old entertainer Robert Goulet is in Memphis to play King Arthur in "Camelot" at the Orpheum Theater through Sunday. Since it's Elvis Week, we asked Goulet about his part in a well-known anecdote about Elvis: The king of rock and roll was known to aim a gun at his television when he saw something there that displeased him.

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL: And now I've got to ask you what my colleagues say is going to be the hardest question.

GOULET: I'm not Jewish. I'm not gay.

CA: No, those are easy.

GOULET: (Laughs.)

CA: You know Memphis is an Elvis town and you factor into a local legend.

GOULET: When he shot the television set? He also shot 50 other people. They told me that he had about a hundred sets in the basement. And he'd shoot the damn thing out - you know he was on pills and he didn't know quite what he was doing and he'd BANG! and they'd look at each other and say, "Get another set!" They mention me all the time. I don't know why. I remember once we sat together backstage for two hours. And he was a charming, delightful, delightful man. And at one point I said, "That's a beautiful ring you have there." He said "You like it?" I said, "It's beautiful!"

He took it off his hand and put it on mine. He gave me his ring. And years later all the jewelry I had in my house - I trust everybody. I was brought up to believe that you cannot steal, cheat or lie and I've been stolen from, cheated or lied to all of my life. And so jewelry - who needs it? But this one was something special to me and it's gone.

CA: Somebody took it?

GOULET: I hired a guy to take care of my house when I was gone. I'm so naive it's ridiculous. 'Cause, you know, when we hire people today we do a background check. I didn't do that. . . . I was in Dallas doing something and I got a call from LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department). "We have a Stutz Blackhawk, silver, with gold trim with RGG license plate?" I said "You have it? How do you have it?" "Well, we saw this guy going through Watts driving this car with the window open throwing out hundred dollar bills." He had taken all my jewelry and everything else I had of import and taken my car and driven it down to L.A. But all my good stuff is just gone, finished. It's all part of dying.

CA: So tell me a little more about the Elvis connection. We write so much about Elvis here. What was your reaction when you heard he'd shot the TV?

GOULET: The point is I knew he was not himself so therefore it wasn't anything to do with me. He shot out Mel Torme. He shot out Frank. But I get all the credit.


EIN Note: Apart from a distinguished film and stage musical career, Robert Goulet starred in the fondly remembered Second World War/espionage thriller TV series, Blue Light. In the show Goulet starred as double agent, David March.


And, I'll tell you what, I am for damned sure that Elvis wasn't talking about how much each round cost when he shot his TVs.

That's what I don't get, if you're shooting a laptop, why the fuck are you adding up the dollars that your ammo is costing to shoot the laptop? I guess that's how they roll in Texas or where ever that yokel is from.
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Re: Man shoots daughters laptop.

Postby ktrout » Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:03 am

RYP wrote:we need an Amish version...where the chick is carving stuff on a tree and Beardy Dad cuts it down.

What, you think we're living in an Amish Paradise?
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Re: Man shoots daughters laptop.

Postby denise » Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:50 am

a teenage girl can mess up your life. but not nearly as badly as she can mess up her own. so you have to exercise caution. because you care for her and somebody's got to do it.

this is just my opinion. it does not mean that i've watched this video or followed the ensuing discourse. or agree with y'all.

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Postby el3so » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:49 am

denise wrote:a teenage girl can mess up your life.
Amen.
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Postby friendlyskies » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:35 pm

el3so wrote:
denise wrote:a teenage girl can mess up your life.
Amen.


Thank Republican Jesus that teenage boys never complain about chores, or mess up your life. </sarcasm>

Why are Christians so sexist anyway? Not just denise, but all over the Internets commenting on this story. It's bizarre. The daughter did nothing sex-specific. She didn't get pregnant, have sex, do porn with her boyfriend, lactate, menstruate, etc. She complained about her chores. Something boys do, too. But, the Christians automatically jump on the fact that this girl is female and being punished by a male, her father no less, and extrapolate this whole imaginary story line where the girl has done something sexual and the father is protecting her from herself. WTF? NO. THAT DID NOT HAPPEN.

As is clearly stated, the girl complained about her chores on Facebook, so the father shot her laptop. No penises or vaginas were involved, this was about someone typing. The father was not protecting his daughter from anything, he was protecting himself and trying to get his daughter to do her chores without whining (so he wouldn't have to do them). The lesson had nothing to do with sex or honor. He was teaching his child to do unpaid work and not complain about it, or else she would have her belongings destroyed. Sex had nothing to do with anything, good grief.
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Re: Man shoots daughters laptop.

Postby nowonmai » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:23 pm

friendlyskies wrote:
el3so wrote:
denise wrote:a teenage girl can mess up your life.
Amen.


Thank Republican Jesus that teenage boys never complain about chores, or mess up your life. </sarcasm>

Why are Christians so sexist anyway? Not just denise, but all over the Internets commenting on this story. It's bizarre. The daughter did nothing sex-specific. She didn't get pregnant, have sex, do porn with her boyfriend, lactate, menstruate, etc. She complained about her chores. Something boys do, too. But, the Christians automatically jump on the fact that this girl is female and being punished by a male, her father no less, and extrapolate this whole imaginary story line where the girl has done something sexual and the father is protecting her from herself. WTF? NO. THAT DID NOT HAPPEN.

As is clearly stated, the girl complained about her chores on Facebook, so the father shot her laptop. No penises or vaginas were involved, this was about someone typing. The father was not protecting his daughter from anything, he was protecting himself and trying to get his daughter to do her chores without whining (so he wouldn't have to do them). The lesson had nothing to do with sex or honor. He was teaching his child to do unpaid work and not complain about it, or else she would have her belongings destroyed. Sex had nothing to do with anything, good grief.


Not sure elso's amen was related in anyway to chores.
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must be good weed Friendlyskies

Postby el3so » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:08 am

The trick about double-entendres involving statutory rape is not explaining the joke.
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Postby denise » Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:58 pm

friendlyskies wrote:
el3so wrote:
denise wrote:a teenage girl can mess up your life.
Amen.


Thank Republican Jesus that teenage boys never complain about chores, or mess up your life. </sarcasm>

Why are Christians so sexist anyway? Not just denise, but all over the Internets commenting on this story. It's bizarre. The daughter did nothing sex-specific. She didn't get pregnant, have sex, do porn with her boyfriend, lactate, menstruate, etc. She complained about her chores. Something boys do, too. But, the Christians automatically jump on the fact that this girl is female and being punished by a male, her father no less, and extrapolate this whole imaginary story line where the girl has done something sexual and the father is protecting her from herself. WTF? NO. THAT DID NOT HAPPEN.

As is clearly stated, the girl complained about her chores on Facebook, so the father shot her laptop. No penises or vaginas were involved, this was about someone typing. The father was not protecting his daughter from anything, he was protecting himself and trying to get his daughter to do her chores without whining (so he wouldn't have to do them). The lesson had nothing to do with sex or honor. He was teaching his child to do unpaid work and not complain about it, or else she would have her belongings destroyed. Sex had nothing to do with anything, good grief.


i will give you the benefit of the doubt friendlyskies and figure you didn't read the rest of my incredibly long </sarcasm> post before deciding to jump on my particular shit - so i'll just roll my eyes and let you continue your relentless quest to tell anyone who has any shred of a connection to christianity and/or western civilization what they think, what they should think, and what you think of them...mom.
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