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Update: Story has been found. It's called "Housing Problem" and you can read it here... There was a little more to the story than I remembered but it'd only been 40 years since I last read it so no worries about that...

http://you-books.com/book/H-Kuttner/Housing-Problem

I'm looking for a story that I read when I was a kid. It was a part of an Alfred Hitchcock spooky story collection but I can find zero mention of online so far. It's about a boy who watches a man who is his mother's tenant leave his house with what appears to be a bird cage and he always keeps it covered. Eventually the boy befriends the man and somehow gets him to leave his house without the cage and he(the boy) looks inside to find a miniature house. From this point on I forget how the story evolved but eventually it turned out to be a house for pixies or fairies or the like that gave the owner the best of luck. The boy ends up damaging it and the owner no longer gets the best of luck from it.

Anyone read this and have any idea what it was called?

(note this is not an April Fool's day joke)
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Happy Birthday to Ice-mothafucken-T!!
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Next time you want to tell me to vote for your Democrat simply because they're a Democrat and "better than any Republican", I'm gonna shove this right in your face. I'm not kidding. I'm literally bookmarking it in my "smackdowns" folder because I know I'm gonna hear that horseshit in the future.

Hardly any of these people are serving the people they're supposed to be representing, and it's time you fuckers stop toeing the party li(n)e.
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You are probably not ready to think about this no matter how old you are...
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The site I got this from has a hard time loading so here's the direct link and I'll c/p the relevant info and the link should it ever work again.. That said, I've listened to most of this already and it's amazing.

http://www.soulhead.com/2017/02/08/rare-prince-funkjazz-instrumental-album-from-1977-loring-park-sessions-77-unearthed/

Prior to Prince‘s untimely death, it was rare that you would be able to find his music online. Besides his exclusive agreement with streaming provider Tidal, the only time you could hear favorites like “Strange Relationship” or “Controversy” was on the random and temporary upload to YouTube. Well, since then, a flood of bootlegs and unreleased material have surfaced.

We recently came across a spellbinding instrumental album from 1977 called Loring Park Sessions 77. Given his first LP, For You, was released in 1978, this project would predate that highly underrated initial effort. According to YouTube and verified via Prince.org, the sessions were recorded at the rehearsal room in Prince’s first manager, Owen Husney‘s Loring Park office in Minneapolis. It should be noted that that office is only a few blocks from what was then known as Sam’s and is now known as the legendary First Avenue & 7th Street Entry, where the live performance scenes from the movie, Purple Rain, were filmed. In addition to Prince’s deft clavinet (keyboard) playing, the album features the extremely funky bass playing of his long time friend and bandmate, Andre’ Cymone and masterful drumming by Robert B. Rivkin AKA Bobby Z. Both would become key pillars in Prince’s early bands. Coincidently, one of those groups, The Revolution, which included Bobby Z., recently announced a short tour of the East Coast including Spring dates in New York, Silver Spring, Maryland (outside of Washington, D.C.), and Philadelphia.

The album captures a very funky jazz fusion sound which was vey popular at the time by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Bob James and so many others. It features 8 mostly up and mid-tempo tunes that, though unnamed, predate his critically acclaimed (and fan loved) Madhouse projects that were released 10 years later and the wildly underrated Rainbow Children album, which was released 24 years later. This project, which clocks in at just under an hour was recorded during an incredibly prolific time that featured other pre-For You sessions worth investigating like Sound 80 (December 1976 – Summer 1977), 94 East Minneapolis Genius – The Historic 1977 Recordings and The Rebels among many others. Loring Park Sessions 77 clearly illustrates the genius of one of the greatest musicians of all time and will certainly make for a great listen for years to come (or at least while it exists on YouTube). Enjoy.
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The elephant knows what's truly important in life..

via +Irreverent Monk
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Some work harder than others...
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