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Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant Massacree

A classic, for sure

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It’s not Thanksgiving without listening to this 1967 song. This song did not chart but he did have another version that did chart…it was called Alice’s Rock and Roll Restaurant that peaked at #97 in the Billboard 100.

Many radio stations play this on Thanksgiving. This is usually the only time they play it, since the song is over 18-minutes long.

There have been mixed reviews about the movie that was made…I’ve always found it enjoyable. It’s not going to be confused with Gone With The Wind but it’s a fun period movie.

In 1991, Arlo bought the church where this took place and set up “The Guthrie Center,” where he runs programs for kids who have been abused.

Below the song facts are Alice’s Rock and Roll Restaurant and Alice’s Restaurant Massacree.

From Songfacts.

Running 18 minutes and 34 seconds, this song is based on a true story…

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WKRP Turkey Day Celebration – video (otw)

A classic story about a sitcom called WKRP – and (sadly) a very disastrous Thanksgiving Day

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NROP: Do you taste that cow with your veggies?

Have it your way at Burger King.
Like Mr Burger (lawsuit) Man coulda just ordered the burger without the “patty.”

One day at a time...

Sometimes there is not much to write about. However, today, things are quite the opposite. There are so many fascinating things going on in the world that it took me a long time to figure out which topic I would dive into on this blog. It probably took longer to settle on a topic than it will take me to write this post. How about that?

There was a time when I thought Burger King’s (BK) burgers were 100 times better than the ones from McDonald’s. Once a year or so, I get the BK Whopper in hopes that it will taste as great as it did all these years ago. Unfortunately, it never does and I am left dissatisfied. A couple of months ago, my partner and I decided to grab a quick lunch at Burger King. My order never varies, but it is interesting to look at the…

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-Through Kimberlee’s Eyes – video (otw)

This is just a little snippet of my beautiful daughter’s life, her family, her friends.
We love you Pumpkin. You are so missed.
Shine on my Beautiful Star!

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George Carlin – Saving The Planet video (otw)

George Carlin – Saving The Planet

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Thank you – Reality Decoded video (otw)

You need to sit down for this one

This is the world outside your window

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Quote of the day (2 for 1)

Two movie quotes today – from the movie: V For Vendetta

Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder Treason and Plot. I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason should ever be forgot… But what of the man? I know his name was Guy Fawkes and I know, in 1605, he attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament. But who was he really? What was he like? We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still change the world. I’ve witnessed first hand the power of ideas, I’ve seen people kill in the name of them, and die defending them… but you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it, or hold it… ideas do not bleed, they do not feel pain, they do not love… And it is not an idea that I miss, it is a man… A man that made me remember the Fifth of November. A man that I will never forget.” ~Evey

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People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people. ~V