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Buddha
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So, I was walking through the forest, and heard a tapping coming from underneath a large flat rock..

I was taking a stroll along a pleasnt forest path and heard a steady "tap tap tap" coming from underneath large, flat rock near the base of an old ash tree.

I looked all around the rock, but couldn't find the source of the sound.

Conditioned as I am from such rambles with my sons, whose interest in wildlife echoes that of my own childhood, I bent down and lifted one end of the rock, hoping to catch a glimpse of some exotic creature or another: perhaps a delicate ring-necked snake, or a plasticky-looking red eft.

The rock came loose without too much effort and teetered on its broadest edge, but before I could let it flip to one side, I recoiled in horror: There, amid the millipedes and ant larvae, was Art Dudley, hunched over an old Underwood, typing a list of all the kinds of music he hates or finds offensive.

He hissed and spit so violently that his eyes bulged from their sockets, as spittle whipped from the ends of his repulsively long, red tongue. Though it was clear he was angry to see me, I couldn't tell if he was more vexed at being uncovered, or by the fact that he was caught under a rock so similar to the audiophile rock he had turned over in January, 2009.

He looked up at me and shook his tiny fist in rage, opining, "I hate satirical country music!"

I told him that Big and Rich had been doing it for years....and gently picked him up by the scruff of his neck and took him over to the "78 RPM Fanciers' Rock" and placed him underneath so he'd have some company.

May God forgive me.

Art has now officially joined the "under-the-rock" crowd.

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Happens to the best of 'em, Art.

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Re: So, I was walking through the forest, and heard a tapping co

It's a wonder to me you didn't stumble upon his old SAAB next to the rock???

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Re: So, I was walking through the forest, and heard a tapping co

Art is in good company:

Glenn Sacks, an American men's and fathers' issues columnist and radio broadcaster, cited Carries Underwood's "Before He Cheats" as an example of the "double standard about domestic violence [that] manifests itself in ... popular culture".

Sacks notes that a "song and a video approving of a violent, jealous man destroying his girlfriend's car" would likely receive dissimilar treatment, and undoubtedly draw widespread criticism.

Also cited is the fact that, in reality, someone vandalizing their boyfriend's car would not simply get away with it and come out on top, as the woman in the song seems to think/suggest she will (especially given that she slashes her name into the seats, making it easy for any investigator to determine a prime suspect).

Now, all Glenn Sacks has to do is start writing about his vintage Hi Fi gear and the circle is complete.

If Art doesn't like that sort of thing, we better make sure he never figures out what's going on in Bizet's "Carmen."

Or worse....Sweeney Todd!

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Re: So, I was walking through the forest, and heard a tapping co

Buddha,

When I first read your post I thought what is he smoking and where I get some? But knowing that your posts and comments are almost always on the money (hey we all post some useless crap now and then, some more than others) I went back and read both the link in your post and Art's rant in the September issue. I have to agree, Art is now officially part of the "under-the-rock" crowd.

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