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By Charlotte Roost, March 25, 2009 at 4:46 pm Link to this comment
“I don’t know anything about music.
In my line you don’t have to.”
By Dave24, March 25, 2009 at 4:31 pm Link to this comment
Russian Paul: you’re right. But we’ll never know.
My main point, I guess, is that the work should read “Never” rather than “Not Always.”
My main point, I guess, is that it the work should read “Never” rather than “Not Always.”
By Russian Paul, March 25, 2009 at 4:06 pm Link to this comment
[i[Though one could say Elvis didn’t have a soul for “stealing” and the like, that doesn’t suggest a de-evolution or a lack of it; because, right or wrong, he (and those like him) was able to achieve sustainable success
Then again, Elvis probably would have lived a much longer life had he not recieved such fame and succumbed to the total sloth and gluttony that killed him.
And although the Elvi of the world achieve considerable success in their lifetimes, musicologists and historians will continue to remind people of their dishonesty, lack of originality, and the general gravy-train nature of their careers.
By Dave24, March 25, 2009 at 9:19 am Link to this comment
One other thing: the suggestion in this piece by Mr Fish likely points at impersonators of Elvis, who clearly tend to be atrocious. But the important aspect is to notice whether or not these “performers” are able to make a living. If they do, they’ve turned another’s success into their own (even if it’s on a smaller scale), which would be a conscious adaptation on their part. However, if they fail, they go “extinct.” Again evolution is not about improvement but sustainability.
By Dave24, March 25, 2009 at 9:12 am Link to this comment
Evolution isn’t predicated on “improvement” at all. It’s a process that builds instead toward sustainability. There’s a reason why crocodiles, for instance, haven’t changed for millions of years: there’s no *need* for them to improve, because they’re suited for their particular environment.
Though one could say Elvis didn’t have a soul for “stealing” and the like, that doesn’t suggest a de-evolution or a lack of it; because, right or wrong, he (and those like him) was able to achieve sustainable success, which reinforces his ability to live.
By NYCartist, March 25, 2009 at 8:31 am Link to this comment
WykydRed: Bklyn, not NJ. You didn’t explain the “birth” end of the sentence. Personal insults are kind of babyish.
By WykydRed, March 25, 2009 at 8:26 am Link to this comment
Elvi is the common term for more than one Elvis.
If you have to have any more explained, hire a teacher. Apparently you missed out on those as a child in NJ.
No wonder Truthdig edited the rest of my post. Clearly, you wouldn’t have understood it.
By NYCartist, March 25, 2009 at 7:55 am Link to this comment
There’s a good political blog by Stephen Drake, called Not Dead Yet. Take a peek http://www.notdeadyet.org
By NYCartist, March 25, 2009 at 7:52 am Link to this comment
WykydRed, “How many Elvi did you birth…”? Could you
please rephrase that question? It’s not clear. Thanks.
By Russian Paul, March 25, 2009 at 12:41 am Link to this comment
Elvis was a racist piece of $hit. He was a lousy musician, stole all his material, got famous, fat, bloated and died on the toilet. As a musician, I have zero respect for that guy. Definitely a good example of DE-VOlution, Mr. Fish.
By WykydRed, March 24, 2009 at 6:17 pm Link to this comment
Oh I’m so sorry. I forgot in America, Free Speech in the First Amendment is written as, “Unless it offends anyone and then they have the right to tell you what you can or cannot say.”
How many Elvi did you birth to take offense at what other people do not abhor?
By NYCartist, March 24, 2009 at 2:35 pm Link to this comment
WykydRed, No to euthanasia and eugenics as jokes (or, you could be serious?).
On the cartoon: Mr. Fish, I don’t know how to spell Rorschach, so I looked it up, just for this cartoon..
By WykydRed, March 24, 2009 at 2:26 pm Link to this comment
Kinda explains why euthanasia and eugenics are in fact, good ideas.
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