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Guess who’s back! (Hint: It’s me)

By David Futrelle

Our long national nightmare is over: I’m back!

For the last week or so, as many of you know, I’ve been on a little quest to break the back of my perpetual rebound headaches by going cold turkey on the meds that were likely causing the rebounds. Which meant basically a week of raw, constant headaches which, at long last, seem to be easing. So I’m going to ease myself back into blogging again (and cross my fingers that there won’t be any big relapses).

Thank you all for your patience. And thanks to those who donated to the pledge drive in my absence! I will have a proper thank you post up shortly!

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Scildfreja Unnýðnes
Scildfreja Unnýðnes
3 years ago

@John, you know the Logdriver’s Waltz?!

Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
Rhuu - apparently an illiterati
3 years ago

@John: !!! You are so welcome! Also, it’s really cool that you know that song!

What is this, there’s a french version???

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXuIguwykgo

I didn’t know this! Now I need to learn it so I can sing it in both languages. 😀

Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
Sinkable John : Pansy Ass Pinko, Regicidal Beast-of-Burden
3 years ago

@Rhuu & Scildfreja

Log driving has always fascinated me <3

I pretty much grew up either climbing stuff or balancing on it, always near and often in the river. So, y’know.

Scildfreja Unnýðnes
Scildfreja Unnýðnes
3 years ago

The Logdriver’s Waltz is, like, the unofficial Canadian theme song. That little video was on TV for years and years, most Canadians know it back and front. It’s a horrible, horrible ear worm and I can’t get it out of my head.

It’s an incredibly Quebeçois song, all about lumberjacking. So yes, the french version was basically the original, and it’s so Canadian it hurts! It might as well be drenched in maple syrup and wrapped up in a toque and scarf.

Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Agent of the FemiNest Collective; Keeper of a Hell Toupee, and all-around Intergalactic Meanie
Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Agent of the FemiNest Collective; Keeper of a Hell Toupee, and all-around Intergalactic Meanie
3 years ago

David! You’re back! For your Welcoming gift(s) (plus distractions from Repub stupidity), I give you some new Fullmetal Alchemist live-action trailers:

https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/13/15966702/fullmetal-alchemist-trailer-homunculi-live-action

This is looking goooooood! 😀 Japanese release date is supposed to be December 1.

And yeah, there’s already cries of racism over some of the casting:

http://collider.com/fullmetal-alchemist-new-trailer-racism/#images-poster

Ooglyboggles
3 years ago

@Redsilkphoenix: Jetpack Vixen, Agent of the FemiNest Collective; Keeper of a Hell Toupee, and all-around Intergalactic Meanie
At least it’s certainly better than how Ghost in the Shell handled it.

“Oh she is Asian, she’s just incased in a White Coded body.”

GrumpyOld SocialJusticeMangina
GrumpyOld SocialJusticeMangina
3 years ago

A bit of nerdery — though The Log Drivers’ Waltz sounds like a traditional folk song, it was actually written by an Ontarian named Wade Hemsworth in the 1970’s. The French version is a translation of the English version.

In New Hampshire, the log drivers’ were mostly of French-Canadian origin, and their agility was so legendary that the myth arose that they could throw a bar of soap in the river and prance across on the bubbles.

(((VioletBeauregarde))): Crooked Nasty Social Justice Necromancer
(((VioletBeauregarde))): Crooked Nasty Social Justice Necromancer
3 years ago

Welcome back, Dave! Hope you’re feeling better!

occasional reader
occasional reader
3 years ago

Welcome back, Kotter David. The migraine beat your brain, but you have beat it back ! Congratulations !

Skye
Skye
3 years ago

I’m a bit late to the welcome party, but I’m glad you’re back and feeling better David!