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In Defense of Dylan in China

In Defense of Dylan in China

Commented Apr 12, 2011 at 17:38:46 in Entertainment

“Why?”
In Defense of Dylan in China

In Defense of Dylan in China

Commented Apr 12, 2011 at 10:11:50 in Entertainment

“They could probably use you guys in China actually.”
In Defense of Dylan in China

In Defense of Dylan in China

Commented Apr 12, 2011 at 10:04:18 in Entertainment

“Hmm maybe they'll actually let me complete my thought?

What ever they paid Dylan to go to China and do his show it wasn't enough, and as usual he has to come home and read ignorance and be vilified in the press in his own country.”
In Defense of Dylan in China

In Defense of Dylan in China

Commented Apr 12, 2011 at 09:43:51 in Entertainment

“You're kidding right? What exactly is in this post that is so offensive that it can't be posted?! I even cut out the part where I make the point your writer is talking out her 'you know what'. Maybe I should go to China and try to post something!

...and i just have to say as well look at the set list that they did approve! Do you think it really mattered to Dylan after he saw what they approved?! Do you think the Chinese Government realizes that "Simple Twist of Fate" is a song about homosexuality or political implications of "A Hard Rains (Reign's) Gonna Fall", does anyone who's posted on here realize that "A Hard Reign... is potentially about a hard oppressive and omnipotent government falling! Not too mention "All along the Watchtower" a song about an artist being crucified! Neither of these writers Lynch and Dowd have even a basic understanding of what Bob Dylan did as an artist.”

allrightknight on Apr 12, 2011 at 10:11:50

“They could probably use you guys in China actually.”

allrightknight on Apr 12, 2011 at 10:04:18

“Hmm maybe they'll actually let me complete my thought?

What ever they paid Dylan to go to China and do his show it wasn't enough, and as usual he has to come home and read ignorance and be vilified in the press in his own country.”
In Defense of Dylan in China

In Defense of Dylan in China

Commented Apr 12, 2011 at 09:31:18 in Entertainment

“Bob Dylan said he never wrote songs to "intermingle with a particular generation".”

David Campbell on Apr 13, 2011 at 08:40:57

“True; he's just a singer, as he put it.”
In Defense of Dylan in China

In Defense of Dylan in China

Commented Apr 12, 2011 at 08:23:00 in Entertainment

“'Idiot Wind' is one of my favorite Bob Dylan songs. I personally would like to see Bob play this in his next performance in the US and dedicate it too both Ms Lynch and Dowd. Then lets see how they feel about him as an artist and his set lists.”

David Campbell on Apr 13, 2011 at 08:43:51

“The first time I heard him I thought what a horrible voice. Now his gravel sound sounds ever better but I must admit some of those old ones still choke me up, It's alright Babe....”
In Defense of Dylan in China

In Defense of Dylan in China

Commented Apr 12, 2011 at 08:12:34 in Entertainment

“This is George Will, right? aka Mr George Will.”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 24, 2010 at 01:54:30 in Books

“Have absolutely no clue the points you're even trying to make Berynice. Why don't you elaborate more and actually write something as opposed to posting three suggestive lines with an "Hmmm" at the end that's almost as brilliant as the "move on" comment.”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 21, 2010 at 13:30:31 in Books

“I think someones got a chip on their shoulder.”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 20, 2010 at 18:23:31 in Books

“You're very understanding, Natalee.”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 20, 2010 at 14:53:44 in Books

“Oh yes I was just so devastated by the brilliant "Move on" comment, oh no what am I going to do!? I must have lost the argument he said 'move on'.”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 20, 2010 at 14:35:39 in Books

“I wasn't hurt at all, and how did I lose an argument? By birds brilliant "move on" commentary. I think I ripped you both to pieces.”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 20, 2010 at 14:24:22 in Books

“Really I beg to differ too, and I don't believe you. Besides at the heart of his post is anti-semitism, he is distrustful of Erica because she's a Jew he thinks he's cleverly revealed Erica's clever deception of 'word play' ohh to say what she really feels about Oprah but some how you understand both but not mine. I'm the only one who has gotten onto this thread and significantly stood up for Erica, but you understand someone's post as insidious as "Laughing Man's" which is at the root about distrust of Jews in the African American community, brilliant. If you understand Erica's piece stand up and say why elaborate, but you'll mostly likely get a response like "Laughing Man's" then I'll be laughing.”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 19, 2010 at 22:24:58 in Books

“Aw I insulted 'Oregon Bird' too, brilliant response I must say too so elaborate and fluid in how you made all your points oh wait that's right there weren't any haha! I wonder why? Well okay gee I'll never express my opinion again on the World Wide Web because of Oregon Bird's brilliant discourse.”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 19, 2010 at 20:05:44 in Books

“I'm saying your response is not going to be comprehensible because you're too fragile to hear insightful commentary that might crack the image of someone you revere or idolize therefore cracking your own self image other then that you might be a great person I really don't know just in this instance yes I think you response didn't make sense just my opinion others may agree with you.”

Berynice on Apr 23, 2010 at 15:38:19

“Projection is a powerful psychological defense.”

allrightknight on Apr 21, 2010 at 13:30:31

“I think someones got a chip on their shoulder.”

LaughingMan on Apr 21, 2010 at 05:22:07

“". .........I think I ripped you both to pieces."

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

.....forget spinning lies and whatever the he// other nonsense you would claim to do for a living ; I think comedy is your true calling.

It takes a certain special kind if skill to perpetually keep embarrassing and deluding oneself, the way you effortlessly seem to be doing here.”

allrightknight on Apr 20, 2010 at 14:53:44

“Oh yes I was just so devastated by the brilliant "Move on" comment, oh no what am I going to do!? I must have lost the argument he said 'move on'.”

allrightknight on Apr 20, 2010 at 14:35:39

“I wasn't hurt at all, and how did I lose an argument? By birds brilliant "move on" commentary. I think I ripped you both to pieces.”

LaughingMan on Apr 20, 2010 at 02:00:43

“Oh you poor baby.

You got called out by someone other than myself and now you have to turn your guns on them and start attacking them too?

All because Oregon bird had to go and hurt wittle allwightKnight's fweelings, and let them know that they had lost the argument when they had actually, you know,........ lost the argument.

Poor baby.”

allrightknight on Apr 19, 2010 at 22:24:58

“Aw I insulted 'Oregon Bird' too, brilliant response I must say too so elaborate and fluid in how you made all your points oh wait that's right there weren't any haha! I wonder why? Well okay gee I'll never express my opinion again on the World Wide Web because of Oregon Bird's brilliant discourse.”

LaughingMan on Apr 19, 2010 at 22:15:18

“More fantastic spin from the maestro.....

......so now you didn't mean that my response is incomprehensible in the way that everyone (presumably) understands the word 'incomprehensible' to mean.

You only meant it in the way a complete non-professional would try to psycho-analyse someone they don't know on the internets and proffer an completely unnecessary and a really incomprehensible prognosis and verdict - to mean that they are incomprehensible.
Right.

What oregon bird said.

And double down on it.”

oregon bird on Apr 19, 2010 at 20:41:48

“You lost the argument. Move on.”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 19, 2010 at 18:52:40 in Books

“Ah, so Erica Jong needs to be more famous to write an article on a talk show host? I think the World might be coming to an end.”

Iehi Aour on Apr 19, 2010 at 21:05:41

“Well, that being the case, you can certainly finish the day having had a thought.”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 19, 2010 at 15:22:48 in Books

“Yes she saying "what she feels about Oprah", very good you've grasped the concept of the article at least.”

LaughingMan on Apr 19, 2010 at 16:49:00

“"Yes she saying "what she feels about Oprah","

That what never in dispute by myself or any of the other posters here chastising her.

It's pretty clear what Erica feels about Oprah despite her attempts at trying to make it seem otherwise with clever word play and semantics.

It seems the point of contention was as to whether she was actually referring to Oprah as a "professional Negro" - a point which I proved to you (or at least anyone with basic reading and comprehension skills) that she did, by admitting that although she never used to think that Oprah was one, her opinion has changed.

For some reason, that bizarre reason or another, that seems to be difficult for you to understand. Although I wouldn't be too quick to blame your High-school or College education - I'm sure that they were fine a High school and College.

Often times it tends to be just the individual involved.”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 19, 2010 at 15:17:46 in Books

“Thank you for responding I think you've made my point about reading comprehension as your response was incomprehensible. Talk about self delusion aka "fragile narcissism". As far as Erica goes she once called me stupid because I admitted in a post I had trouble getting through the first chapter on one of her books so no glasses on here just your basic High School, College educated reading level comprehension going on here.”

Berynice on Apr 23, 2010 at 15:19:18

“I found it comprehensible. So now it's Oprah, Kitty, Erica and me - because she once called you stupid. Hmmmm.”

Natalee on Apr 20, 2010 at 15:57:01

“I actually read and understood allrightknight, LaughingMan and Ms Jong's point, or rather points of view...”

Ladyworth on Apr 20, 2010 at 06:07:49

“I beg to differ; I would say it's your post that is totally incomprehensible, far too esoteric for me. However, I actually understood Laughing Man's and Erica's post.”

LaughingMan on Apr 19, 2010 at 16:42:12

“........so your response to being unable to understand my post is name-calling (self-delusion and fragile narcissism? Seriously??). That's mature.

And how exactly does it make your point about other people's questionable reading comprehension when YOU are the one suffering the difficulty in comprehending what is for all intents and purposes a straight-forward post?

Or should I re-type that slower and in smaller bite-sized words the better for you to understand?”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 19, 2010 at 14:04:54 in Books

“For all those concerned with the "professional negro" comment google 'Harriet Beecher Stowe'. They're not allowing me to post the name of the book she wrote, but it will give you an understanding of where Erica is coming from.

You should probably read the article again and elevate your reading comprehension in the process, as she says Orpah is not a "professional negro" and the term or implication of using race to gain favor or sympathy or in anyway using race to get ahead could be pretty much applied to any race. I read the piece once over very quickly and was able to grasp that. I got that it could be applied to caucasians.

You may want to check if you're a fragile narcissist as well or better yet a "professional negro" yourself, to be so insulted that such a term could be applied to African Americans and have such relevance and ring true. In other words you're falling to into the victimhood trap that Erica is pointing out that Oprah is not.”

Iehi Aour on Apr 19, 2010 at 16:00:50

“"Victimhood", that seedy old nag is dragged out for whose exhibition? The stretch here is to equate Harriet Beecher Stowe with Erica Jong. You fail majorly here. The use of the term is from one who assumes an authority she cannot even imagine. Erica Jong, at the height of her fame, did not muster the tiniest fraction of advocacy, salesmanship or facetime that Oprah has achieved. In the meantime, we wait still for the first edition of E! One good idea deserves another, you see.

I have no idea who appointed you arbiter of those terms that Black people should find offensive, how and why, but it would be appropriate for you to return then to whomever and abdicate the post at once.”

LaughingMan on Apr 19, 2010 at 14:48:08

“Incidentally, Erica herself also tried spinning (on page 7 of these comment boards) that she never actually called Oprah that but read that paragraph and it says completely different despite the clever attempt at word-play.

She didn't call her a "professional negro" directly but she certainly did by implication and by not leaving a doubt as to what she feels about Oprah.”

LaughingMan on Apr 19, 2010 at 14:46:00

“Nice try.
Or should I say nice attempt at spin.

Erica said :

"You never felt that Oprah was a professional Negro. She seemed totally unaware of race."

.......which sure enough seems to indicate that the writer or person making that statement isn't referring to Oprah as a "professional negro" nor feels she's one. OR rather more accurately "FELT" (as in past tense) she was one - this is significant because right before the above sentences, Erica writes:

"And she seems to have gotten more race conscious than she was when she was younger. "

.......and then proceeds to chide and rebuke Oprah for seemingly holding race-based grudges right after that - despite the fact that according to her (Erica) people who have transcended race have an obligation not to hold grudges - presumably black people like Oprah and Obama (although read the link to the article she wrote regarding Obama that I provided below, - should provide some illuminating insight on Erica's thought's on Obama as well).

And all this after making a comment about "what do I know about being black."

All of which added together indicates that although she may never have felt that Oprah was a "professional negro" before - she sure does now. Read that paragraph again without the Erica-colored glasses, and try the spin again to see if it will hold this time.”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 18, 2010 at 17:10:32 in Books

“I prefer the expression, "We all evolved from monkeys." So imagine a time when there was an Erica monkey and an Oprah monkey. The Oprah monkey was charismatic and popular with the other monkeys, but the Erica monkey was also well known and insightful. She noticed that despite the Orpah monkey's charisma and star power she had a problem, not with her monkiness (or race) she did not use that to gain favor but maybe she had felt a more inwardly personal defectiveness and maybe her drive for success amongst the other monkeys was a way to compensate for this feeling of defectiveness. Ah but when the Erica monkey made this observation, much monkey behavior followed because the Oprah monkey was not only popular but the other monkeys were starting to live vicariously through the Oprah monkey’s image of what they thought the Oprah monkey was to them and what they could be. What they lost sight of in their hast to debate the importance of this pressing issue that so insulted their sensibility is they were all still just a bunch of monkeys. Oprah, Erica, me, you and all the rest. We're all the same we're all just a bunch of monkeys sitting in the jungle except now we have the internet, toilet paper, microwaves and birth control. Well you get the point, hopefully, if not just imagine Erica and Oprah as monkeys its kind of fun or better yet go take a good look in the mirror.”
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Oprah, Kitty and Me

Commented Apr 18, 2010 at 15:23:16 in Books

“Ha, kind of strangely not funny. The Mormons believed that Native Americans were actually Jews, a lost tribe of Israel. So every time you see Cowboys and Indians in a movie its actually Cowboys and Jews at least according to the Mormons and who's to say they are wrong. Come to think of it Oprah is part Native American there for part Jew huh. So really Erica is writing just about another Jew. How self indulgent.”