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I believe my French-terror-attack clock stands at 56 days. (Hard to tell. Sometimes I think it's busted.) I wonder what interval the Germans are going to suffer. I'm sure this will turn out to be just another crazed Irishman shouting "Remember the Maine!"
Major police operation under way in city where security officials have been on alert after axe attack on train passengers earlier in week
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Just had a look under the Twitter log. Don't look under the Twitter log...
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Contemplating a probable future. "Son of beetch. Sheet."
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She's an "icehole" on top of it.
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This is massive, live. Sounds great thirty years on. Video has everything. Christian chicks chasing chickens. Long on longhair country boy twang. Dirty children. Old guys hanging out in sheds where they hone their disapproval. And taxidermy. See you at the shotgun wedding.
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A hillbilly love anthem if there ever was one. Yeah, it's damn good.
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One less day before we go full Idiocracy.
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Breaking information on this latest Mohammed's last name. We now can confirm it begins with a "b"... Stand by for further denials from the prosecutor's office that his motivation for stabbing three children eating breakfast on the porch before moving inside to attack their mother had nothing to do with not non-Islamist activity. He's already played the "I don't know what came over me" suspended sentence card. Attacker's wife is apparently "horrified." So I guess we're good, right? Anyone want to buy a vowel?

The attacker, named as Mohamed B, 37, “may have acted out of religious motives”, French television channel TF1 reported.
France: Muslim cab driver arrested, had dynamite and Islamic State flag image Robert Spencer in FrontPage: Axe Attack by Muslim Migrant: What Else Did Angela Merkel Expect?
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No word on whether the Irishman shouted "Remember the Maine" or not.
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Last Rawk of the day. And this is hella tight. Straight out of Oklahoma.
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Autotune, in case you were wondering, is what cancer tastes like.

Shit, dude, you call me harsh. :)
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Real people playing real instruments. Human voices revealing warmth and pain.The kid's got soul. Play that funky music, white boy and rock on, beardy fedora-ed snake people. It's a big sound I'm glad to hear coming on. You'll never be cool but cool is way overrated and we need this.
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Total barn burner, that. I'm sort of ambivalent about listening to it again online, but I would drive thirty miles to hear it live.
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This is a short walk across the street from the Le Roi Brothers. I wish I could see Strummer singing this. It sounds like the microphone is actually in his mouth.
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The full force of the Le Roi Brothers can't be felt on a stage wider than a shotgun shack, but this will do. First heard them at the Continental Club, just a few years after this ACL taping. Holy f*ck. That's getting up on thirty years ago. Loved Louisiana shuffle ever since. I'm talking about the dancy syncopation not, as Urban dictionary has it: "Having sex in public while stabbing someone in the chest while standing on the American flag." But, honestly, I could go either way.
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My fannishness grows more embarrassing.
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Gospel, yo. Sounds like Junior Murvin or Lee Scratch Perry, though. This guy's voice is great.
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"Settle down, Captain Happy."
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I don't want to live in a world where you can't have a little fun even though you're a top-secret rocket pilot. A classic.
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Hanging out, playing chess, smiling, and reading Nathaniel West. Right on. A little dash of autotune in there I think, but otherwise these snake people sound good to me. And the lyrics are there.
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Education
  • University of Nantes
    Risk Cartography, 2015 - present
    Master's Geography, Risk Cartography
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Anthropology and Philosophy, 1986 - 1990
    Semiotics and aestheics
  • Washington University
    Writing, 1995 - 1997
  • University of Nantes
    Arabic, 2010 - 2011
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Applied Linguist, the Generals' Generalist, Observant Gentleman
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Neal Durando here. Out of Fort Worth, Texas, but lately and for a good while, Nantes, France.
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Applied Linguist (Military and Transport English Program Design, Translation, Defense Policy briefing)
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    Director, 2004 - present
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