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Re: “Rejoice, Raleigh: Harris Teeter to Open in Seaboard Station

yay - another Hairy Peter :-)

Posted by theseatree on 08/22/2016 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Justin Timberlake is very popular, but has he ever done anything of substance?

@David: the people who are prime age for absorbing pop music (i.e., much younger than me, and I assume, you as well) will absolutely remember Taylor and Justin in 50 years. And they will "remember" the Beatles in more or less the same terms I remember Glenn Miller.

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Posted by BullCityBrian on 08/22/2016 at 8:57 AM

Re: “Justin Timberlake is very popular, but has he ever done anything of substance?

I personally don't get why people like musicians like Justin, Taylor, or any of these manufactured pop artists. Their music really isn't that good and yet everyone seems to like them only because of the marketing that is done by the industry. Frankly, will anyone remember any of this music in 5 years, whereas it has been more than 50 years since the fab four debuted on the musical scene and everyone seems to know who they are and will remember them long after the remaining Beatles are pushing up the daisies. I think that is a far greater testimony to talent.

Posted by David Grant on 08/21/2016 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Those Kids HB 2 Is Supposed to Protect? They Don’t Want Your Protection.

Dumite, you seem pretty worked up about something, but I am really not seeing what could be upsetting you. Maybe I think differently--I grew up in different countries, and long ago too, when things were quite different.

You keep insisting that there was something (what?) to be done by school officials (which ones?) using their wisdom (how?) in such large quantities that even the smartest teenagers can't have (Mayday! SOS!?) about something (what?) that was going on.

That's a lot to answer after having already said so much, but it would help me understand.


Posted by Pete P. on 08/20/2016 at 9:51 AM

Re: “Pat McCrory Has Some Dumb Thoughts About Iran

Trump+Christie+McCrory = Larry+Curly+Moe

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Posted by Tricks1 on 08/19/2016 at 10:35 PM

Re: “Durham Homicides Up 31 Percent over Last Year

Homicides up by a third; now they plan to use information and "intelligence
to go after people who are committing crimes as opposed to"
going after pedestrians violating secret fashion police rules, color
of clothes, hoodies & hats in rain & sun, skin-color/race & sex:
undocumented racial profiling
harassment of pedestrians in DPD's unposted "target areas". Sounds intelligent.
Go after criminals instead of non-criminals. Good.

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Posted by Chris Tiffany on 08/18/2016 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Hell Is Hot: How Squirrel Nut Zippers Accidentally Sold a Million Records

I saw them in 2006 with Andrew and they were still HOT!

Posted by Thomoz on 08/18/2016 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Coal Ash and North Carolina: A Timeline

Don't forget that by -invite only dinner at the Governors office that won't be discussed attendees included Dirty Duke & DEQ.

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Posted by Keely Wood Puricz on 08/17/2016 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Political Cartoonists Hate HB 2 Just as Much as You Do

Thanks for the shout out! Cullum, JP and I just finished installing the show.

We will be having a reception this Friday from 6-9pm. should be a fun time. Everyone is invited.

Dave / H&B

Posted by Dave Wofford on 08/17/2016 at 6:03 PM

Re: “Trump Names N.C. Senator Facing Lawsuit and Department of Labor Investigation to Advisory Committee

Senator Jackson has ignored the Croatan Indians causing retaliation. His corporate logo is a coon eating a watermelon

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Posted by Randy Davis on 08/17/2016 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Hell Is Hot: How Squirrel Nut Zippers Accidentally Sold a Million Records

Great article, thorough and well-researched. Plus oral histories are a cool way to tell a first-hand authentic story. Too bad Katharine didn't want to be interviewed, but what can you do.

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Posted by aburtch on 08/17/2016 at 4:06 PM

Re: “Superheroines Historical and Fantastical Power Two Memorable Women's Theatre Festival Shows

Great review! Fans of Decision Height and the Women's Theatre Festival may also want to check out The ArtsCenter's interview with WTF's Ashley Popio and Emily Rose White:

Posted by The ArtsCenter on 08/17/2016 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Hell Is Hot: How Squirrel Nut Zippers Accidentally Sold a Million Records

Please do not forget that the "Hot" CD was also a state of the art "ECD" - enchanced audio CD complete with an interactive presentation.

Here's an explanation from at 1996 NC news story

Here's a link to the documentary that was made on the Zippers with the release of "Hot"

The Squirrel Nut Zipper being made in Cambridge

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Posted by Clay Walker on 08/17/2016 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Hell Is Hot: How Squirrel Nut Zippers Accidentally Sold a Million Records

Saw them on the 4th of July, 1995 at Kenan Stadium perform the National Anthem and a few songs before the fireworks display. It was magical all around!

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Posted by hockeygalnc on 08/17/2016 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Richard Burr Wraps Himself in the Flag, Forgets What It Stands For

Burr if anyone has noticed is nothing but an asshole and a corporate lackey...He works for corporate and not for the citizens of this state he has supported everything bad that has happened here in our beautiful state and left to republicans our state will be nothing but poisoned water and land and long as his rich buddies make enourmous profits at our expense....All of us who work for a living will suffer the theological and corporate bull shit these assholes have pulled on us.....They havent saved us a dime on fact we pay more now than ever and get nothing in return...They are LIARS and CROOKS period.

Posted by Tony D on 08/17/2016 at 1:19 PM

Re: “In North Carolina, the Rich Get Richer, While the Middle Class Disappears

McCory=AsshOle......2016 is our time to kick these crooked scum suckers out of office.

Posted by Tony D on 08/17/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Coal Ash and North Carolina: A Timeline

GET rid of McCory....He is the asshole of assholes....

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Posted by Tony D on 08/17/2016 at 12:43 PM

Re: “The General Assembly and the Equal Protection Clause: A Love Story

Equal Justice Under Equal Law*.

* Some Are More Equal Than Others

Posted by Jon Howell on 08/17/2016 at 12:40 PM

Re: “Wake’s Early Voting Debate Illustrates Why It’s Time to Rethink Partisan Elections Boards

The republicans were voted into office in NC using the same voter laws they now want to change....Why are they afraid of voter fraud when it clearly does not exist except for the republicans..They are the only frauds I see.....They are afraid of voter revenge for all the crazy shit they have done so they try and rig the vote so they cant be voted out....They alll need to be voted out...They are sleazy crooks and used car salesman.....They lie they cheat and now they want to defraud the people of the right to vote....Lets hope 2016 sees a lot of them gone...especially that scum sucking dirtbag McCory..send him back to duke power thats who he really works for.

Posted by Tony D on 08/17/2016 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Hell Is Hot: How Squirrel Nut Zippers Accidentally Sold a Million Records

I kinda discovered the Zippers by accident while going through bins of CD's at Borders. (Remember CD's? Remember Borders?) The Inevitable had an interesting sound. Did I care that it had a sort of swing vibe? I did not. It had a few cuts that had an old-timey feel, but what I liked about it was that it sounded different. It wasn't quite like anything out there at the time. Of course, when Hot came out, I snapped it up immediately.

At the time, my daughter lived not too far from the actual Squirrel Nut Zippers factory in Cambridge, MA - the one pictured on the cover of Hot. It's smaller than you'd think... like the band's career, alas.

Swing, schming. The Zippers were unique, and I miss them.

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Posted by Elisson on 08/17/2016 at 12:36 PM

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