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Live music audience traditions

So I was listening to this (😍) and it reminded me of something. At Cohen concerts, there are a few "audience traditions", for example a huge rafter-raising cheer at the line "I was born with the gift of a golden voice" in Tower of Song and the women squealing at the line "I'll examine every inch of you" in I'm Your Man. I was wondering what other traditions other artists have accrued in their performances.

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+Amanda Hickie​ just noticed Doc's T-shirt on the large screen.
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The comments, the horrible comments...
 
Barack Obama says US needs tougher gun laws after Virginia shootings http://bbc.in/1K8QR1Z
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Really, I didn't mean my comment to degenerate into a "stupid american gun culture" meme (wishful thinking ;-) ).  

+Mitch Patenaude I believe (note: I haven't really followed this much, I don't live in the US anymore) that the SCOTUS has generally ruled that the 2nd amendment applies to private citizens not involved in the national guard or whatever "regulated militia", and I (personally) think that's the correct interpretation of the wording.   However, that's not really my question.

Obviously, having the SCOTUS to rule that the 2nd amendment doesn't apply unless you're part of, say, the national guard would allow legislation that would/could stop a large percentage of these (ban sale and ownership of guns, etc) crimes.

I come from a "let's not create laws just to make us feel good or like we're 'doing something'" philosophy.  All the "think of the children" type laws/rules come from that place.  So, let's say that Obama (or anyone) could draft these 'common sense' (or whatever phrasing) gun laws.  What would they look like, and (more importantly) would they really solve/prevent anything or just make us feel better for "doing something".  If it just stopped, say, 5% of these, would everyone feel ok with 95% of them, or do we need more, and what would those laws look like?

I'm asking because, as I said above, given the fact of the 2nd amendment, I just don't think much, if anything, can be done that would have a real impact.
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This would be utterly hilarious if it weren't so terrifying. I imagine people at GOP HQ running in circles, pulling their hair, screaming "WHAT IS HAPPENING!!!!???"
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I would love for a Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail or even Boys on the Bus -style book about the 2016 election to come out.
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Summer is, it seems, almost over - it's been raining non-stop since Saturday, and there's a noticeable slight tinge of chill in the air.

I'll just finish this one, then...
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This is what we know, when you tell us of your fondest hopes and dreams for us: that your greatest wish is that one day we will cease to be, and strangers you can love will move in behind our faces.

Remember this. We've learned to recoil with horror from suggestions that people be "cured" of their sexual orientation, or of their taste in music, and yet people still talk of "curing" autism. Yes, it's hard (it's very hard sometimes), but they're the children we have, and the children we love.
[This article was published in the "Our Voice," the newsletter of Autism Network International, Volume 1, Number 3, 1993. It is an outline of the presentation I gave at the 1993 International Conference on Autism in Toronto, and is addressed primarily to parents.] ...
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No. I can't. It's not something which is added on top of a "normal" personality, and which we can imagine varying. That's the whole point!
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This is code for "Crap. Our engineers aren't as good as Tesla's."
Aston Martin chief isn't a big fan of Tesla's 'Ludicrous Mode' for the Model S.
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+Colm Buckley For me, they're mostly in the wrong coast. :-)

I got a new car this year, for the first time in a decade, so I'm not really in the market. My hope is that, by the time I'm ready to replace it, there'll be an EV at a reasonable price. Either that, or Sergey will give me 1% of his wealth at random and I won't care.
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If only such a machine existed...
WASHINGTON—Waiting in line and nervously watching as, one by one, his fellow presidential candidates took their turn inside the machine, Gov. Scott Walker told reporters Thursday that the GOP Female Experience Simulator had so far left every contender for the party’s nomination disoriented, confused, and deeply distressed.
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HEH...SHAKEN INDEED
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And now I really need to watch it again. Only another seven hours of meetings...
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I can't watch it until I bring my proper TV, receiver and speakers from $oldhouse to $newhouse! The temporary TV I have just won't do it justice! O WOE IS ME.
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OH. MY. GOD.

This is such a parade of genius. I have to say, I got about halfway through La Manic before EVERY SINGLE HAIR ON MY BODY STOOD UP.

Joan of Arc is also amazing as usual.

I think this one will be on heavy rotation for a while.
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+Isabelle Hurbain-Palatin​ Welcome to the joy! 
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Google; you are amazing.
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See also the tiled output for images.google.com for certain queries. Ideal for the occasional light humour.
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Wow.
"I stood in for a thousand ships and you hid behind and conducted them with your pinky finger until I was seduced or abducted (they are not so different)."
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Clearly, this coffee is made for me.
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+Colm Buckley Nescafé Espresso is pretty good for an instant coffee.
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