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Monday, March 19, 2007


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If I could vote, I would say that we don't want to spend the money. The enemy you're fighting simply isn't human. As soon as you think you've won, as soon as you call out, "Styx is dead, mission accomplished," we'll hear the whispers, then the roar:

Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Mata ah-oo hima de
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto,
Himitsu wo shiri tai

You're wondering who I am-machine or mannequin
With parts made in Japan, I am the modren man


Great. Here's a PROFESSOR, for crying out loud, quoting lyrics from you-know-who.

How many young people have you infected, Professor Sloop? You're a carrier.


Here is another use of "Come Sail Away" I stumbled upon several years ago at "Alien Resistance HQ" in Roswell, NM:


To my credit, I did not recognize the song reference at first. But now I own the album. Not to my credit, I did actually enter the store and talk with the author.


I was just kidding about owning the album, BTW. But it scared you, didn't it?


One of my personal favorites!


First, let's agree with the basic predicate. Styx is anthropogenic; if you disagree with that you don't belong in this forum. Second, there has to be both economic and technical motivation to eliminate Styx, with the final arbiter the technical solution that drives the economic solution set. There's a significant set of data out there that proves that issues like "Come Sail Away" can be made to disappear, but only if we all agree on the means.


Tim: There is no way I'm going to push that YouTube button. There is just no telling what affect it might have on me. By the way, congrats on the new blog, you rotten Styx-posting bastard.

I'm on a Styx detox program today: MP3 player playlist set to stun. Captain Beefheart's one blue's recording. Jazz Butcher. The Eagles of Death Metal. Wolfmother. The Austin Lounge Lizards. Weeee-doggies...


Wait, we can eradicate it. You guys are just approaching this all wrong, well, except for the grant money part. If there's money available to do it, I'm sure that we could come up with something. I'd like to hypothesize that the real problem is bacterial -- pathogenic, infectious -- and if you'll give us money to go to wildly exotic locales (like Ft Lauderdale or Baltimore Harbor) then we could locate a microorganism with the required anti-microbial (aka Styx) activity. Remember: it's all about the microbe.


jmsloop: "... we'll hear the whispers, then the roar:"

It could be worse:

Buddy youre a boy make a big noise
Playin in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on yo face
You big disgrace
Kickin your can all over the place

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

Dan: "There is no way ..."

Chicken! Thanks for the 'grats, my friend. My preferred detox for the music o' the day.


i am a child of the 70s. i LOVE styx. but i love this post more. kudos.


bonnie loves styx.

bonnie loves sloop.

styx is sloop.

why am i not surprised?

Mark Ketchum

Is Styx the problem? If there is a forum dedicated to eradicating a particular music group from the 70's, 80's, 90's, and now... don't you think that there is a bigger problem with you? I can't stand the Rolling Stones, but do you see a forum dedicated to eliminating them? Get a life.


Maybe while xarker's hunting up a life, you could maybe go rent a sense of humor??

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