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      Is it me or did I just get a case of,
       
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        Have always liked that one!!
         
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          Knopfler described the song’s composition process in a 1985 interview with Bill Flanagan, author of the book Written in My Soul: Conversations with Rock’s Great Songwriters (1986):

          The lead character in ‘Money for Nothing’ is a guy who works in the hardware department in a television/custom kitchen/refrigerator/microwave appliance store. He’s singing the song. I wrote the song when I was actually in the store. I borrowed a bit of paper and started to write the song down in the store. I wanted to use a lot of the language that the real guy actually used when I heard him, because it was more real. It just went better with the song, it was more muscular. I actually used ‘little faggot,’ but there are a couple of good ‘motherfuckers’ in there. I wanted to do a second version that way but I never had time. I’d still love to be able to do it. Even if just the band had it, because it would be the real version. I mean that is the way people speak. I think people still get the general idea. You can use other words that will suggest the general feel.

          It also has to do with the context in which a song’s received. If we walk into a hardware store and hear someone say, ‘look at that motherfucker’ it means nothing to us, but if you hear it in a pop song…

          If you hear it in New York it means nothing. If you’re living in Tallahassee then maybe it’s a different thing. There is no way that I would expect people to receive all that in the spirit in which it was intended. They’d probably think I was just being vulgar.

          https://genius.com/Dire-straits-money-for-nothing-lyrics
           
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            Seems like I remember reading that years ago.....
             
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              The local station cut that verse out a few years ago.
               
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                    It just pisses me off erasing all this stuff from the past, like a couple years back all the radio stations banning that song "ohh baby, its cold outside". ITS JUST A FUCKING SONG !!!
                     
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                      If people would just watch the movie they would see an “aggressive“ female actor singing the same song to Red Skelton and watching him clumsily try to get away from her is hilarious. She, now how do I say this without offending anyone, wanted to get in his pants.
                      The old song by Melanie “Brand New Key” is a sexual song and she is coming on to a guy.
                      Whoever makes the first move is the angel or the devil.
                      Dire Straits is a good band, not Statesmen.
                       
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                          Didn't they show Boy George at that point in the video?

                          Wonder if they had to get consent.
                           
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                          Who is better Shemp Howard or Curly Howard ?
                          ...for Sonny that is a tough one...
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                          anyone?
                           
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                          One of my party antics-

                          Can you name four "Three stooges"?

                          (or five, if I thought it was a bright crowd)

                          I believe there were actually six, correct?
                           
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                            Moe , Larry, Curly, Shemp, Joe, or curly-joe

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                            Moe Howard
                            Shemp Howard
                            Jerome (Curly) Howard
                            Larry Fine
                            Joe Besser
                            Curly Joe DeRita
                             
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                              Personally, I like both Curly and Shemp. The episodes with Joe Besser and the movies with Curly Joe DeRita aren't worth watching.
                               
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                                I read somewhere years ago that the guys Knopfler was referring to in the song was Motley Crüe. Apparently he had just seen one of their videos.
                                 
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                                I don't believe Motley Crue were millionaires yet, when Money for Nothing came out.

                                EDIT- maybe they were 1985, but by that time they were singing mostly about girls!
                                 
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