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May 25th, 2005

Which Doobie U B?

One of yesterday’s more interesting news stories comes from the Wall Street Journal, where they featured former Doobie Brother Jeff Baxter (he was the dude with the long hair and wicked ‘stache) and discussed how he’s currently an counterterrorism expert. Baxter makes surprisingly hip, yet appropriate, observations like, “We thought turntables were for playing records until rappers began to use them as instruments, and we thought airplanes were for carrying passengers until terrorists realized they could be used as missiles.”

Unfortunately, the article fails to mention where Baxter got his start in fighting crime. In the late 70s, Baxter and his bandmembers apprenhended a bootlegger in a Watts coffee shop known as Rob’s Place. The man had attempted to make Rerun record a Doobie Brothers’ concert at the guys’ school. Raj and Dwayne weren’t too pleased, but went along with the plan until the recording device fell out during the concert. Oh, Rerun, why did you dance so much?

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FROM: Joseph
DATE: Wednesday May 25, 2005 -- 10:43:14 am
If memory serves me well, Rerun didn't get into any trouble at all because he ate popcorn during the concert. The sound of his chewing the popcorn drowned out the recording.

The real absent explanation to me is why the hell would Raj, Dwayne and Rerun go to a Doobie Brothers concert?

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Wednesday May 25, 2005 -- 12:08:49 pm
Well, because it was held at their school and Raj was doing an interview with them for the school paper. But, yeah, they did seem somewhat overexcited about it.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Thursday May 26, 2005 -- 9:58:24 am
And at what other high schools did the Doobies perform during their peak?

FROM: aharris
DATE: Thursday May 26, 2005 -- 5:14:45 pm
To answer your question, I be funkdoobiest.

But what is this about the man? I thought a bully made rerun record the concert.

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