As I've said before, there is a big difference between an open-handed slap and "beating" somebody. I will have it be known that I have done neither, and under no circumstances would I do the latter. I'm openly racist, bigoted and homophobic, so that portion of the OP is correct for what it's worth.
Yes, but the crucial similarity is they are both forms of physical abuse. You're a cunt, btw.
I questioned him on this and he stated that "out of line" = "hysterical." He wouldn't elaborate any further than that.
Personally, I wouldn't even associate "out of line" with "hysterical" but that's me. It's not the only part of his explanations and stinking thinking that has holes in it, his stories have had more revisions than the bible.
I'm using the term hysteria in a somewhat dated way, it would be closer to a mental break. Out of line is meant in the sense that she has "left the tracks" so to speak. Perhaps "out of sorts" would have been a better choice of words, but it all comes down to semantics. Basically, when referring to hysteria, I'm not talking about having a bad day at work or having a falling out with a friend, I'm speaking of a change in mental status that indicates a possible threat to hearth and home.
Can someone explain this shit about his grandma shooting herself, or whatever that story is?
She had a history of severe depression and had been in and out of psychiatric facilities for the last few years. She tried to check in because she was feeling that she was a danger to herself and they didn't let her in because she had too many stays in the recent past. Her husband was an abuser, he would get angry if food wasn't on the table when he got home from work or if the channel on their television was changed when he came home. He never physically abused her, but I'm sure the emotional abuse compounded her issues.
I've got a copy of the Pixies doing this tune. It's fucking beastly!
I'm not the biggest fan of Carmelita. It sounds like the same folk song that every folk musician will invariably have on an album some time in their career, nothing that really stands out about it. Then again, I've never heard a Zevon song that I haven't enjoyed.
Desolation Row is one of my favorite Dylan songs, though.