let it drag

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat May 7 18:26:15 UTC 2011

On Sat, May 7, 2011 at 12:09 PM, Jonathan Lighter
<wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> From a TV commercial for NASCAR:
> "No holds barred - and let the rough side drag!!"
> Jesse Winchester released his LP _Let the Rough Side Drag_ in 1976, as if
> that explains anything.
> What rough side?
> JL
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>From another TV commercial:

"Wake up your _mojo_!"

Say what, now? All these years, I've been under the impression that
mojo, as has been noted by Neil Young & Crazy Horse WRT rust, *never*
sleeps. But, of course,


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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