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    No, it's the coconut oil, got to go, got to go. In today's news, the African country of Somalia has traded places with the U.S. state of Georgia. Said one Georgian resident, "Here we go again. Last time we got free vodka."

    by nellgwen on Tue May 27, 2014 at 04:30:21 PM PDT

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    •  The song is a multipart hodgepodge of odd (1+ / 0-)
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      imagery, much of it supposedly taken from chance encounters.

      The title itself was drawn from the cover of an actual pro-guns magazine that John saw while in the US. The idea appalled him. Feel free to insist that the "gun" in question is his penis or something, but John never suggested anything of the kind. I'm happy to take the particular verse that contains the title very much at face value: He was satirizing the American fetishizing of guns.

      To put the torture behind us is, inevitably, to put it in front of us.

      by UntimelyRippd on Tue May 27, 2014 at 05:03:50 PM PDT

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