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BEST ZAPPA QUOTE OF ALL TIME ORIGINAL THREAD'S LAST PAGE

"...If a person dosen't feel cynical, then they are out of phaze with the 20th century. Being cynical is the only way of dealing with modern civilisation, you can't just swallow it all..."

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Idiot Bastardson wrote:
Today, this is my fav Zappa quote:

"If you go to the Rolling Stones consert, you'll probably get a blow-job...
If you come to my consert, you probably wont..."



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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
"...If a person dosen't feel cynical, then they are out of phaze with the 20th century. Being cynical is the only way of dealing with modern civilisation, you can't just swallow it all..."


Ok, here's what FZ really said:

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"Well, I feel that if a person doesn't feel cynical, then they're out of phase with the 20th Century. Being cynical is the only way to deal with modern civilization. You can't just swallow it whole."

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 5:38 am 
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Lumpy Gravy wrote:
Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
"...If a person dosen't feel cynical, then they are out of phaze with the 20th century. Being cynical is the only way of dealing with modern civilisation, you can't just swallow it all..."


Ok, here's what FZ really said:

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"Well, I feel that if a person doesn't feel cynical, then they're out of phase with the 20th Century. Being cynical is the only way to deal with modern civilization. You can't just swallow it whole."


...and where is the difference? In the word All/whole? To Deal/Dealing? Oh my, I can't belive you just correct me because of two very equivalent words to this effect (well, actually, I can).

Why don't you do a real service to Zappadom and correct all the Plentful Hydrogen-Stupidity quotes around?



For Today:

So long as somebody gets a laugh out of it, what the fuck?

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My favorite Gail Zappa quote for today....



Posted in FAQ 1997:

Where are the videos?

Answer of the Moment:

"All of the videos with the exception of "Does Humor Belong in Music?" were re-mastered to D2 (the highest quality professional digital video format) with various color corrections and enhancements. We are currently considering a laserdisc release as well as the VHS. We hope to have these final versions available in the market place through BARFKO-SWILL by September of 1996.(as you have most likely noticed, this has not happened as yet, but we are making some progress)"




....Im just glad I didnt hold my breath :P

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“Some languages I can’t stand to listen to — French is one of them; it’s like people sucking up snot through a straw.â€￾

(26 January 1980 Musicians Only magazine, ‘Zappa: Speak Out’, with Paul Colbert)

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“The way I try to raise my children is to give them the kind of sexual information they need to understand the basic mechanics of how it works. So, if they see something that many people feel is aberrated, they would know that’s an aberration and either laugh at it or avoid it, but they’ll understand it. They’ve got something to compare it to, they’ve got basic information that they can use, or use their own intelligence to make a decision. I think it is bad for a child to withold that information. It’s like you make sex out to be this forbidden fruit when it’s a normal body function, and the sooner a child knows about these body functions, the better off he’s going to be. If you want to keep children safe from sexual molesters and the rest of this stuff, you have to tell them. How can you tell a child about a ‘weenie-wagger’ unless he knows what a ‘weenie’ is?â€￾ (17 September 1985 CNN TV, The Larry King Show)

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my personal favorite has always been

The person who stands up and says, ``This is
stupid,'' either is asked to `behave' or, worse,
is greeted with a cheerful ``Yes, we know!
Isn't it terrific!''


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Two of my favourite quotes, making a lot of sense to me as a parent, and no doubt other parents here too...

"The first thing you have to do if you want to raise nice kids, is you have to talk to them like they are people instead of talking to them like they're property"
Source: Frank Zappa on Howard Stern - 1987

and

"My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is, Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can".

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Yeah, I tell them to change the channel if they see some guy in a brown suit with a telephone number at the bottom of the screen asking for money.--on being asked by Tipper Gore if there was anything on the TV he _didn't_ allow his kids to watch ...


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Regarding 200 . . . uhh . . . "Hotels"
COQ: A lot of people came out of the theaters scratching their heads.

Zappa: Well, they come out of concerts the same way, but at least I've given them the chance to go in and see something that will allow them to scratch their heads instead of letting them sit in front of a television set and scratch their balls and know in advance what everybody is going to say and what everybody is going to do.

From here:

http://home.online.no/~corneliu/coq.htm

Which is from here:

http://home.online.no/~corneliu/coq.htm

Thanx again Lumpy!

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"The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way, and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theatre." (1977)


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It has never mattered to me that thirty million people might think I'm wrong. The number of people who thought Hitler was right did not make him right...
Why do you necessarily have to be wrong just because a few million people think you are?

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"Information doesn't kill you."
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"It is my contention that each and every member of this band owes me a cheeseburger." (FZ to the band at a reheasal, after we had misguidedly wagered we could play some outrageous musical idea he had concocted.)

http://pw1.netcom.com/~bigear/Zappa.html#Quotes

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"It is not necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paper work, and the other is nostalgia." FZ


"Is that a real poncho? I mean, is that a Mexican poncho, or is that a Sears poncho?" FZ

"I work so hard, don't you understand, making maple syrup for the pancakes of our land. Do you have any idea what that can do to a man?" FZ

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Jerry Kay: Did you fade out a couple of songs with "Oooooh-la-LA-la"?

Frank Zappa: "I think everything has to fade out with "Oooooh-la-LA-la". If you're going to fade out, you have to fade out with those words because those are the magic words. There are three or four really important words that happen in rock and roll and other types of music that normal people like to listen to. "Oooooh-la-LA-la" considered as one hyphenated word, would be one of the important words, and the other thing that you definitely gotta watch out for are the three other important magic words that make radio stations go off the air. But we won't discuss them right now. Those are the most powerful words in America today, that's why we have such a wonderful place to live in. Now, I'm here to play an album for you and I'm rapping... well.. rapping is one of those words that you say when you go on rock and roll radio stations... I'm rapping a little bit at this point to prepare each and every one of you for the grand and glorious experience of getting your little cassette machines out BECAUSE I would like to have you tape-record this album off the air BECAUSE this album is not going to be available in the stores BECAUSE Warner Brothers is trying to RUIN MY DARN CAREER. "

"Warner Brothers sucks"

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