Immoderate Musings;
Quibblesome Quarrels;
Risible Rhapsodies on
Music and Morals


by
David Van Alstyne



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Verses 105 - 144


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GLOSSARY
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In
105) dredging the depths of this cockeyed conundrum as if to
unravel an unfathomable nebulosity by impetration, feeling
clobbered over the head and left almost speechless in a
dumbfounded conniption of incredulous consternation;
even
106) snowed and buffaloed, by hunkering down in a
pungent putrescence, a cowering sequestration from the
reek and the stench, the olfactory violation, of this
benighting, but emphatically beloved, abomination
,
I
107) must, with sheepish contrition, confess that even
I sometimes become part of the whole ungodly mess when
acceding to the pleasingly hypnagogic seduction, the
ubiquitous snare, of vernacular acculturation
by
108) tumbling headstrong, headlong through that hidden trap, being
had, nabbed, nailed and nicked, busted, tackled, tricked and taken
by the
fool's gold, the bewiching inducement, the elusive lure, of slumming sedation and
far too entrancingly pragmatic transmigration
wherein,
109) whatever the instrument, voice or venue, far too many a stick-in-the-mud,
at least nominally classical music consarcination, to the
audience, must seem like a cause for reparation; an
ugsome happening of chafing de facto incarceration
where, as
110) if they had all wanted to purchase the thankfully rare privilege of
attending forced detention in a hostage situation, they
gradually notice themselves feeling bruised and beleaguered:
mired in a morass of drowsy discombobulation
which
111) ere long dampens their dander down to discomfiture which
then promptly descends to the ends of squirming discountenance while their
disconcerted disquietude further deliquesces to
points past the discipline of stoic desperation
,
and thus a
112) tryingly outré, auditively ataractic ordeal (at
very best, a sour hour of dour disconsolation) finally
devolves into a smelter of unendurable adversity; a
truly morphinic abyss of such eroded conation
that when the
113) dustup, the slugfest, the motley melismatic melee, the
maelstrom of musical mayhem
, mercifully melts (and the
storm subsides and lo, the ructions retreat, then
behold, and listen! a bucolic bombination,
the
114) efflux of anarchy, upheaval and seige; a
pacific solatium; an arcadian vacation (as a
matter of fact, it's really nothing much more than a strangely
stertorous sort of quietly murmuring susurration
from a
115) soothing surfeit, a sweet anxiolytic desert, of
understandably escapist rest and attempted relaxation
) now
rises up, all too readily arousing a reformative rush of
pride-impairing, richly rubefacient realization

that by
116) some sort of seriocomically soporific snafu, in
truth, the timely anodyne of symphonic etherization, they are
all gently lulled into a suitably semblable senectitude,
all lost in their private idylls of languid nutation,
which
117) brings us forthwith, at last well past the cast for
futzing in folderol or fudging in hesitation
, to the
gist and the grist of this excursive disquisition; this
modest proposal imploring for rule and regulation
that we
118) abandon our bewitchingly perfunctory preferences for
languishing in lethargically phlegmatic procrastination
by
taking the first small steps toward redemptive obviation of
such distressing practices in our cold cultural sublation

by
119) bravely essaying our way past a plodding modality, a
paltry, poky, merely hypothetical formulation of
rambling, probatorily irrelevant research
, into the
actual clinical trial, by direct implementation,
of
120) admittedly on the fringe, and if in more than a few tiny ways,
well okay, I guess a little radically avant-garde if you must, and
yes, even conceivably a bit impractically unlikely, but
nonetheless compulsively fastidious, experimentation

with the
121) pre-emptive disbursement of minor medical assistance from
amphetamines
, (yes, in very deed! the nutritive application, by
hugger-muggerly surreptitious supply and distribution: the
addition of strategic pharmaceutical invigoration),
that is,
122) little measured morsels of molecular design,
always offered sub rosa with judicious synchronization, namely,
quietly handed out concomitantly with the playbill: that
usual glossy fare of basic printed information
at least
123) depending on the music, at carefully chosen concerts their,
(although always generously complimentary, but of course, yet
still, always by all means otherwise, wisely discretionary)
stringless gift, issuance and free dissemination

for the
124) fostering of fine, friendly philophonetic fellowship through
high giddy games of glad-handing and phatic persiflage
, if
not the sharpening of judgment, as well, by the nascence of
knowledgeability in matters of music appreciation
.



But
125) seriously for a moment, to suggest any less questionable
premise for culminant cultural convocation
, and a
bit more enticing to those few among us of a
little less certifiably frivolous inclination
,
I
126) hereby dare to propose a probably improbable but
contradistinctively responsible recommendation
; a
felicitous phantasm which certainly embodies much more
intriguingly sound and salubrious innovation

for
127) strictly exogenous and therefore assuredly more
deeply satisfying and acceptably accessible
,
less evanescent and much more achievably
comprehensible transports of innocent excitation
;
a
128) much better maneuver; a much more tenable tack
plainly more propitiously propped up with promise for an
independent, sempiternally replenishable plenitude of
pluripotently multiplicative perceptual augmentation
:
namely, with
129) clear, clarion clamor and cultured conspicuity, our
assiduous avowal and our adamant acclamation of
intrepid, perennially saponaceous expurgation by our
climbing the cuspate acclivity toward acclimatization
to the
130) altitude of altogether cleansing oblation by
complete repentance unto reboant repudiation of the
discredited and crumbling credo of hackneyed acting and
ancillary hebephrenically foppish affectation;
our
131) crusade for unobstructed interpretive crystallization with
such newly higher levels of insightful differentiation as can
only hope to be heard in the eventual finalization of
all our keenly perspicacious care and preparation;
a
132) dependably true and ever faithful reflection of
refractive reverence in the delicate gestation
of its
sublime and supernally incandescent new powers of
lift, levitation and empyrean edification
,
by the
133) aerial ascendency of our hotly addressing the
amendatory alembic of ample amelioration
through a
rough, rugged and roundly renovative revolution of
rescission, rejection and raw renunciation
of
134) all things found to be only hypocritically invested with an
aura that's naturally enticing to apperception, all the
more widely understood in open hindsight's so conveniently
clean, concise and coldly clarifying confirmation,

of the
135) axiomatic prototype; the surprising peak specimen of
epitomic, extravagantly eximious exemplification; an
absolutely life-changing lesson in radiant perceptivity;
inimitable as an instrumental agent of illustration
which
136) renders an unpalatable, even bleakly brambly bromide out of
any slam-dunk misapprehensive supererogation of
conjecturally extrapolatory exertion in the epexegetical
exercise of extemporaneous epistemological expatiation
;
no
137) less than an archtypically stellar luminosity; a
hard working laser lamp of inductive diagnosis; a
most decidedly definitive (if dreary) delamination of
pointed pertinency in the empirical indagation

of this
138) superveniently garish glut of gimmicky gewgaws and pop slop:
tidal waves of hog wash, hieratic beans and baloney, with the
stress and traumatization of its thorough assimilation in
what still seems to be our insuperable solicitation
of the
139) perhaps beguiling but also begriming and bestially
imbruting
inundation and throbbing saturation of
so much corrosive and corruptingly invasive
salaciousness in a sonic soup of unfiltered sensualization

in
140) favor of, (albeit at least for the hoi polloi -
that is, as they say, your regular rummy rabble and riffraff -
somehow less appreciable, yet no less elysian)
fields
in what should be realms of revelation
for
141) which, for all their finely far surpassing infinitude of
ineffably blissful and blessing beautification
, we
still seem to sink to wink at seeking a mephitic stink of
droning, ham-fisted, supraliminal unsubtilization

(in a
142) great gonzo Gehenna of gullible gulosity and
Sisyphean toil well embroidered, for show of
competitive servility
, with the heaving of thespian sighs and
globular beads of synthetic perspiration)
by
143) unbudgeably indulging ourselves in all the engrossments of
entropic indolence and myopic amentia while
raddled, self-bilked and insouciantly soused in a
summative stupefaction that harbors hebetation
:
ever an
144) irredeemably uncouth, well-knockably hidebound,
imperviously wayward, obscurely synergic,
obstinately xylocephalic, truly obtuse and
(apologies to sheep) ovine order of aspiration.




GLOSSARY

(back to verse 105)
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dredging the depths of this cockeyed conundrum - getting right to the bottom of this goofy mess (even though it will never be straightened out)
unravel an unfathomable nebulosity by impetration - to figure out, by asking, what nobody has been able to figure out by thinking
dumbfounded conniption of incredulous consternation - where you nearly faint from surprise and disbelief (like when your son says he has decided not to walk a tightrope across the Grand Canyon)
(back to verse 106)
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snowed and buffaloed - deceived and bamboozled
hunkering down in a pungent putrescence, a cowering sequestration from the reek and the stench, the olfactory violation, of this benighting, but emphatically beloved, abomination - settling into something that really stinks, as a way of avoiding something even more stinky which is almost universally embraced (like voting for a presidential candidate you can't stand because the other one is even more morally depraved, which makes him or her very popular)
(back to verse 107)
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sheepish contrition - where you humbly lower your head and say "Ba-a-a-ah!" as a way of expressing how sorry you are for what you did
acceding to the pleasingly hypnagogic seduction - letting yourself become hypnotized into doing things that you would never do otherwise, but you have to admit, they feel very good
ubiquitous snare - a trap that is everywhere
vernacular acculturation - becoming just like everyone else in your group
(back to verse 108)
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tumbling headstrong, headlong through that hidden trapdoor - falling for the bait
being had, nabbed, nailed and nicked, busted, tricked, tackled and taken - it means they got you
fool's gold - stuff that looks better than it really is (like illegal substances handed out as candy for Halloween, or political promises which sound like institutionalized Halloween)
bewiching inducement - an enchanting persuasion
elusive lure - something that can draw you in, only because there's no accounting for taste
slumming sedation - dulling your senses in a manner far beneath your dignity
far too entrancingly pragmatic transmigration - when killing yourself looks like a much better idea before you do it than it does after you've finished
(back to verse 109)
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whatever the instrument, voice or venue - you choose the weapon and the place
at least nominally classical music consarcination - where you patiently sit in the audience while the musicians play a patchwork of notes that sound better if you are deaf, and hardly deserve to be called "classical," where the perpetrators dress up in tuxedos and gowns, and the audience has to be polite and refrain from yelling, booing, and throwing things until the noise on stage is over
cause for reparation - a good reason for demanding money from whoever did this, to cover the your costs of property damage, bail, lawyers' fees, psychiatric therapy, the price of a new suit because the blood wouldn't come out, and punitive damages to soften your determination on suicide
ugsome happening - a frightful event, like a 12-hour heavy metal recital loud enough to kill the birds flying nearby, or a Beethoven string quartet transcribed for bagpipes, where you react by saying "Ugh!"
chafing de facto incarceration - annoyingly similar to being locked up in jail
(back to verse 110)
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attending forced detention in a hostage situation - where you come to be entertained, and find that armed guards are blocking the exits
bruised and beleaguered - how you might feel after they pull you out of the cement mixer into which your mother-in-law "accidentally" pushed you
mired in a morass of drowsy discombobulation - how you feel from the time you get up in the morning until lunch the next day, because you accidentally took sleeping pills instead of aspirin for your headache
(back to verse 111)
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ere long dampens their dander down to discomfiture - soon calms them down from their murderous rage to just being confused and embarrassed
descends to the ends of squirming discountenance - their disapproval gets so intense that they look like they're trying to reach for their guns under the table
disconcerted disquietude further deliquesces to points past the discipline of stoic desperation - where you jump up and start yelling "I'm mad as Hell (or Hades if you prefer) and I'm not going to take it any more!!" or "ALLAHU AKBAR!!!" depending on your religious faith
(back to verse 112)
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tryingly outré - when someone's weirdness makes you start to wonder just how bad it could really be to spend the rest of your life in prison for murder
auditively ataractic ordeal - where the music you are hearing puts you into a virtual coma as a means of escape
dour disconsolation - when nothing, not even feeling bad, can make you feel better
devolves into a smelter of unendurable adversity - when life seems to become a firey furnace that you wish would just consume you and get it over with (but don't worry, the school bell will ring soon and you can go home and run in the sprinklers)
truly morphinic abyss of such eroded conation - where you're drugged into such a stupor that you begin thinking it would be good for the country if you were elected to congress
(back to verse 113)
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dustup, the slugfest, the motley melismatic melee, the maelstrom of musical mayhem - describes an orchestra rehearsal when everyone in the room thinks the person next to them is playing out of tune, so in frustration they start to hit each other over the head with their instruments
ructions retreat - they get tired of hitting each other over the head with their instruments, and besides, there is nothing left of their instruments anyway (this is how some orchestras go out of business due to financial problems, but they don't tell you it's because they can't afford to buy everybody new instruments to replace the ones they beat each other over their heads with)
bucolic bombination - sounds like the peaceful hum of life way off in yonder countryside
(back to verse 114)
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efflux of anarchy, upheaval and seige - what is left of the stage after a "classical" concert featuring "modern" music
pacific solatium - a state of calm, compensating, to the extent that you can be calm after an experience like that, for all the emotional harm you suffered
arcadian vacation - where you trade what you're supposed to be doing for a passing fantasy of innocent contentment
stertorous sort of quietly murmuring susurration - where you think all the people in the audience are rudely whispering, but actually they're snoring
(back to verse 115)
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soothing surfeit, an anxiolytic desert, of understandably escapist rest and attempted relaxation - like bathing in a big tub of your favorite pudding, set on the glass-floor of a grass hut perched on stilts over the warm crystal waters of the South Pacific
reformative rush of pride-impairing, richly rubefacient realization - the shock of reality slapping you in your proverbial face, leaving your real face blushing red with embarrassment
(back to verse 116)
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seriocomically soporific snafu - a big mess that has you laughing and crying at the same time until you're so confused that you fall alseep
timely anodyne of symphonic etherization - where the music is so bad that it mercifully relieves the very pain that it's causing you, by making you numb
suitably semblable senectitude - looking and acting like you are 107 years old, give or take
private idylls of languid nutation - the dreams we enjoy as we nod off to sleep
(back to verse 117)
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forthwith - immediately if not sooner, quicker than threethwith
well past the cast for futzing in folderol or fudging in hesitation - too late for fooling around just to avoid the subject at hand
gist and the grist of this excursive disquisition - the main point of this discussion which has now gone completely off track
modest proposal imploring for rule and regulation - a humble request for a few guidelines (just enough to keep the inmates from running the asylum)
(back to verse 118)
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abandon our bewitchingly perfunctory preferences for languishing in lethargically phlegmatic procrastination - quit waiting to feel bright and perky before we get up and do something
redemptive obviation of such distressing practices in our cold cultural sublation - where we save ourselves by giving up our horrible attempts to deny the existence of uplifting, stimulating and beautiful things around us
(back to verse 119)
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bravely essaying our way past a plodding modality - where we risk being greeted by our friends with assault and battery when we keep refusing to keep trudging through their slow and laborious but otherwise tiresome and ineffective ways of doing things
paltry, poky, merely hypothetical formulation of rambling, probatorily irrelevant research - studying, with very little concentration, ideas that have nothing to do with the pressing questions at hand, also refered to as "thinking outside the box"
clinical trial, by direct implementation - where you conduct research on something by actually trying it out
(back to verse 120)
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admittedly on the fringe - okay, so maybe it does seem to come from one of the moons of Jupiter
a little radically avant-garde - at the very forefront of progress (or the forefront of nonsense for those who are able to recognize the difference)
a bit impractically unlikely, but nonetheless compulsively fastidious, experimentation - although it's highly unpromising due to its excessive goofiness, it is nevertheless an extremely clean and careful process of trial and error
(back to verse 121)
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pre-emptive disbursement of minor medical assistance from amphetamines - where, to prevent a general sleep-in, you give the audience a little "medicine" as they enter the theater, to help them stay awake
nutritive application - putting it to work either by eating it or injecting it directly into the blood stream
hugger-muggerly surreptitious - secretive
addition of strategic pharmaceutical invigoration - where you give the audience drugs that will make them willing, or too impaired to feel otherwise, to remain alive at least until the concert is over
(back to verse 122)
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little measured morsels of molecular design - cute little pills made up of even cuter molecules
sub rosa with judicious synchronization - where you bring things together with very careful timing that no one notices
concomitantly with the playbill - right along with the printed program which they put into your hands
(back to verse 123)
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generously complimentary, of course, yet still, by all means otherwise, wisely discretionary stringless gift, issuance and free dissemination - where it's very nice of them to give you all this for free, especially when they're hoping they don't get caught
(back to verse 124)
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fostering of fine, friendly philophonetic fellowship through high giddy games of glad-handing and phatic persiflage - increasing the level of good will by getting everyone drunk enough to shake each other’s hands and engage in meaningless conversation without breaking into fistfights
nascence of knowledgeability in matters of music appreciation - the very beginnings of actually knowing something about music
(back to verse 125)
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less questionable premise for culminant cultural convocation - methods for building an audience that are actually good for the audience without being fattening or illegal
those few among us of a little less certifiably frivolous inclination - we who aren't quite as flaky as the rest of you
(back to verse 126)
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probably improbable but contradistinctively responsible recommendation - an idea that isn't quite so crazy even though it doesn't work (as opposed to most ideas, which really are crazy, but also don't work)
felicitous phantasm - a pleasant dream ("Good night. Have felicitous phantasms.")
embodies much more intriguingly sound and salubrious innovation - brings changes that are far more sensible and better for your health
(back to verse 127)
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strictly exogenous - from outside of you, and not related to the temporary hormonal content of your blood (new ideas that do not make us require you to have a blood test)
assuredly more deeply satisfying and acceptably accessible - certainly feels a lot better, and you can get it without ruining everything else in your life
less evanescent - lasts longer
achievably comprehensible transports of innocent excitation - acceptable ways to get excited without crippling yourself, loosing your mind or breaking the law
(back to verse 128)
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much better maneuver - a smart move, finally
much more tenable tack - finally a method that won't make your brain explode
more propitiously propped up with promise - something you can more easily count on than all the other things
independent - where you don't need any artificial help, thank you
sempiternally replenishable - unlimited refills (terminology not commonly used by restaurants about their drinks because it has too many syllables)
plenitude of pluripotently multiplicative perceptual augmentation - a whole world of great ideas and new ways of thinking; something that blows your mind
(back to verse 129)
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clarion clamor - a loud noise that nobody can miss, or misunderstand (like a percussionist dropping a large crash-cymbal on the cement floor of the orchestra pit at the exact moment the Lilac Fairy is quietly putting everyone to sleep for one hundred years during the ballet "Sleeping Beauty")
cultured conspicuity - purposely making yourself very noticeable (like standing up in the middle of a church service and playing the bagpipes, or inhaling helium before reading a news story, on national tevision, about a disgruntled employee burning down of an orphanage in Florida)
assiduous avowal and adamant acclamation - where you go all out to demonstrate how wildly in favor you are of something (and considering the collective wisdom of hyper-partisan congress, how long will it be before they take roll-call votes using this form of assent instead of "Aye," and then begin bringing in balloons, confetti, and rock bands for added emphasis, or maybe just use string quartets to maintain the decorum)
intrepid - fearless
perennially saponaceous expurgation - the unending effect of moral cleansing, especially when accomplished with soap (not meaning to pour a box of laundry detergent into the water when you are baptised because that misses the point, but rather like when your mother washes your mouth out with a bar of soap after you've uttered some poorly chosen words at your brother, forgetting that she was standing right between you and could hear everything)
climbing the cuspate acclivity toward acclimatization - where you claw your way up to the point where you can comfortably join the others
(back to verse 130)
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altitude of altogether cleansing oblation - the spiritual heights of cleansing your soul through worshipful offerings (more pleasantly effective than soap)
reboant repudiation - your rejection of something, meant to loudly reverberate as if you are yelling at the top of your lungs inside Westminster Abbey (and in counterpoint to "assiduous avowal and adamant acclamation," see above, this could be the manner in which congress' dissenting votes are cast, instead of a quiet "No")
discredited and crumbling credo of hackneyed acting - where we are no longer effected by your artificial displays of emotion
ancillary hebephrenically foppish affectation - the part of your hackneyed acting (see above) which involves looking like you're having hallucinations
(back to verse 131)
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crusade for unobstructed interpretive crystallization - search for an explanation that will charm the sox off your audience ("audience" perhaps being the cop who pulled you over for drunk driving, or perhaps the father of your girlfriend whom you brought home from the dance two weeks late)
insightful differentiation - that which makes one thing different from another, for those who are clever enough to see it
keenly perspicacious care and preparation - the finished product of our wise and sharply intelligent efforts, if we do say so ourselves
(back to verse 132)
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reflection of refractive reverence in the delicate gestation - where the results show that you've developed your ideas with the same loving care as if you were having your first baby
sublime and supernally incandescent new powers of lift, levitation and empyrean edification - great spiritual gifts that transport us into a higher sphere
(back to verse 133)
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aerial ascendency - what happens when you sit on a bomb (in a cartoon)
hotly addressing the amendatory alembic of ample amelioration - working hard to make things better
roundly renovative revolution - really turning things around
rescission, rejection and raw renunciation - an effective statement that you've finally had it
(back to verse 134)
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invested with an aura that's naturally enticing to apperception, all the more widely understood in open hindsight's so conveniently clean, concise and coldly clarifying confirmation, - better seen for what it is after it's too late
(back to verse 135)
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axiomatic prototype - the model which everybody agrees is the right one to follow, regardless of whether it leads us to safety or over a cliff
peak specimen - the best possible example
epitomic, extravagantly eximious exemplification - an example that is far more wonderful than we need it to be
radiant perceptivity - bright and shining powers of insightful observation, as illustrated when your boss yells at you, "Get out of my office right now, and I never want to see your face again!" and your response is, "Does that mean you want me to go?"
inimitable as an instrumental agent of illustration - can't be beat for making things clear
(back to verse 136)
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unpalatable, even bleakly brambly bromide - a stupid but widely held idea that everyone has heard before
slam-dunk misapprehensive supererogation - doing more than is required, because if you don't, you're afraid you'll be fired from your job, then you'll miss your house payments, and you won't be able to buy food, and then you'll end up on the streets homeless and starving to death
conjecturally extrapolatory exertion in the exercise of epexegetically epistemological expatiation - the bewildering process of trying to figure out who you are and what planet you came from
(back to verse 137)
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archtypically stellar luminosity - a most perfectly outstanding state of clarity and understandability
inductive diagnosis - where you observe different things and draw them together toward a general conclusion
definitive delamination of pointed pertinency in the empirical indagation - getting right to the heart of your investigation
(back to verse 138)
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superveniently garish glut of gimmicky gewgaws and tawdry pop slop - the unexpectedly glaring excess of stuff that some people use to support a lifestyle and physical appearance which leads the rest of us to believe that UFO's have landed
hog-wash - the soapy solution you use to wash your giant pig when he's not looking, or the kind of metaphoric slop that pompously academic gas bags like to throw in your face to demonstrate that they don't know what they're talking about
hieratic beans and baloney - highly formal but purely pretentious nonsense
stress and traumatization of its thorough assimilation - the damage that's done when we actually start to believe what they're telling us
insuperable solicitation - where we just can't keep ourselves from asking for it
(back to verse 139)
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beguiling but also begriming and bestially imbruting - very tempting, but it will turn you into a wild and filthy animal (not unlike turning you to a life in politics)
inundation and throbbing saturation - feeling overwhelmed and buried up to your eyebrows in a giant, gooey blob that has a frightening heart beat
corrosive and corruptingly invasive salaciousness in a sonic soup of unfiltered sensualization - music that switches your baser animal instincts on and the thinking part of your brain off
(back to verse 140
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hoi polloi - common folk; salt of the earth; people whose polloi is very hoi
rummy rabble and riffraff - rather unconventional folks who characteristically tend to be disorganized, confused, uneducated, disreputable, and mildly insane (easily mistaken for the majority)
less appreciable, yet no less elysian fields - almost inconceivably beautiful heavenly places where we all want to romp and play like little puppy dogs
(back to verse 141)
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surpassing infinitude of ineffably blissful and blessing beautification - what your spirit can expect after leaving your body, assuming you've been behaving yourself
sink to wink at seeking a mephitic stink of droning, ham-fisted, supraliminal unsubtilization - where we resist the understandable urge to shoot those so-called musicians, those perveyors of public madness, who aren't just satisfied with wailing and screaming against the deafening blast of electric guitars so loud that birds fall dead from the sky, but now, in order to further whip their audiences into riots of hysteria where they often trample each other to death, they seek to out-do each other by biting the heads off of live bats, performing obscene bodily functions and smashing their instruments over each other's heads, all while dancing around as if the floor is on fire - and this is only how they warm themselves up in the green-room before the concert
(back to verse 142)
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great gonzo Gehenna - a hugely bizarre state of misery
gullible gulosity - where your excessive appetite overpowers your better judgment
Sisyphean toil - work that keeps getting undone every time you finish (like cleaning your house, or establishing peace among nations)
well embroidered, for show of competitive servility - made to look more difficult than it was, so you can look more like a slave than you were
thespian sighs - dramatically, and vocally, heaving your chest as if you had just finished a lovely Thanksgiving dinner when a large tree fell on your dining room, crushing and killing your entire family while you happened to be in the kitchen getting more pumpkin pie
globular beads of synthetic perspiration - big round drops of fake sweat
(back to verse 143)
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unbudgeably indulging ourselves - when no one can stop us from doing what we want
engrossments - things that attract and hold all of your attention
entropic indolence - laziness, slowly turning into total paralysis
myopic amentia - what you have if you were blessed with a brain that was never going to allow you to understand enough to see past the end of your nose (of course, if you have a very long nose, you can understand more than people with short noses)
raddled - when your brain suddenly seems a bit smaller, which might explain why it's rolling around inside your head
self-bilked - where you are so good at cheating others that you have finally managed to cheat yourself
insouciantly soused in a summative stupefaction that harbors hebetation - so confused and deluded that you don't even care that you've gotten drunk with a special kind of stupidity that fosters its own depth of dim-wittedness
(back to verse 144)
Merriam-Webster Dictionary
irredeemably uncouth - being ill-mannered beyond anyone's ability to civilize you (because you can't get your couth back once you've lost all of it)
well-knockably hidebound - when your resistance to changing anything is easy to make fun of
imperviously wayward - so determined to do things wrong that nobody can stop you (except with a big butterfly net)
obscurely synergic - where people don't seem to realize that they're working together like a well-oiled machine
obstinately xylocephalic - stubbornly wooden-headed
truly obtuse - not the sharpest knife in the drawer
apologies to sheep - in case any shepherds might be reading this to their sheep, we don’t want the sheep to be offended no matter how anti-sheep we sound
ovine order of aspiration - having about as much desire for achievement as sheep (that's a compliment to sheep who are too smart to want to join the human rat race)



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