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Postby Puck on Sat Mar 16, 2002 9:11 pm

This past week I met a girl wearing a shirt that said "Intifada." I stared at her for a while, unable to believe my eyes. She noticed, and said that it was the name of a band. She said that it wasn't "infitada," which meant "religious war, or something like that." "Holy war," I corrected. Blonde ditz. <grumble> Well, I didn't question any further because my memory has never been the sharpest, as Esyla will eagerly attest. For those of you who aren't news-savvy, the word is indeed "Intifada," and all morons wearing similar shirts should be bashed over the head with a metal bat-o-knowledge! Band my ass. That word, that concept, is the cause of hundreds of deaths in the Middle East.

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Postby Toom on Mon Mar 18, 2002 8:53 am

Tch, must we single-handedly educate the youth of today?
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Postby Puck on Mon Mar 18, 2002 9:45 am

If not us, who? If not now, when?

So get crackin'!!!
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Postby The Moose King on Mon Mar 18, 2002 10:22 am

The nation's accountants.

No? Well, then, later.

I'm tired, and there aren't people wearing shirts around here anyway.

Or people not wearing shirts, I hasten to add...
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Postby EsylaMcSassy on Mon Mar 18, 2002 6:05 pm

Woohoo! Hillel was a badass!

*stuffs hillel sandwiches down the throats of the ingorant children of the world*

if reality doesn't wake them up, the horseradish will!
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Postby Toom on Tue Mar 19, 2002 9:34 am

A guy in my art class (who's usually great, I hasten to add) today asked me the difference between a cover version and a rip-off of a song.

<sigh>

I despair.
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Postby EsylaMcSassy on Tue Mar 19, 2002 12:02 pm

oy.....that's sad.
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Postby The Joester on Fri Mar 29, 2002 1:55 pm

damn, that is bad

um...this guy in my morality class (it's a catholic school, we have weird classes) once explained to us how it's better for a child's soul to grow up in a house with abusive parents than a house with caring homosexual parents.

what a woyld.
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Postby The Moose King on Fri Mar 29, 2002 2:08 pm

Hillel was the bomb in "Phantoms", yo!
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Postby EsylaMcSassy on Sun Mar 31, 2002 5:46 pm

On 2002-03-29 13:55, The Joester wrote:
damn, that is bad

um...this guy in my morality class (it's a catholic school, we have weird classes) once explained to us how it's better for a child's soul to grow up in a house with abusive parents than a house with caring homosexual parents.

what a woyld.


i hope you kicked his ass.
he sounds like he needsd a good ass kicking.
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Postby Toom on Mon Apr 01, 2002 1:14 pm

Today, I was queueing to buy a Tori Amos album and overheard two nu-metal kids in (identical) Linkin Park hoodies talking.

About the recent Marylin Manson cover of Tainted Love.

And how the original was better.

Except they thought the original was by Tarrie B, who covered it in '99.

Upon returning to my home, I was promptly given a lecture by the neighbour's kid about how I wasn't punk.

This is an 11-year-old in an Offspring shirt, lecturing me about punk integrity.

These kids are damn lucky that firearms are illegal in the UK.
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Postby SkankinCoDY on Mon Apr 01, 2002 1:22 pm

I dont know who originally did tainted love. does that make me dumb? and anyone wearing an offspring t-shirt doesnt deserve to say the word punk. Not that I would know. Not being a part of that scene and all.
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Postby EsylaMcSassy on Mon Apr 01, 2002 6:01 pm

Ignorance about song covers is an epidemic!
But sometimes it's not really their fault...I mean, the average person thinks that Tiffany originally recorded "I Think We're Alone Now".

Few people realize that it was recorded by Tommy James and The Shondells in the late 60's.
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Postby SuperJoe on Mon Apr 01, 2002 8:42 pm

Mmm.. Soft Cell goodness.


I was going to comment on these situations, but I forgot what I was going to say in the event of doing other things, so I'll say that sweet dreams song is a good damn song.

And that's the original.
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Postby The Moose King on Mon Apr 01, 2002 8:54 pm

Soft Cell's version was also a cover.

Granted, it was a much earlier cover, and by far the most famous version of the song, but the original version was recorded in the 1960's by a singer named Gloria Jones.

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Postby The Joester on Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:33 pm

yes, i kicked his ass...with words. of course he didn't realize it, not knowing what the soft spot is and why you shouldn't push on it...

stupidity runs rampant in the punk scene, for exactly what you're complaining about. a guy with spiked hair and an abercrombie shirt (and at the same time, too) once told me that a newfound glory is the greatest punk band ever. to tell the truth, i was surprised he had even heard of a newfound glory so i let him be.

hmm, let me think. another time at school i was looking up the words to "pet cemetary" by the ramones and "i wanna be sedated" was also on the list of lyrics, and the guy sitting behind me said "oh, i wanna be sedated! that's an offspring song, isn't it?"
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Postby Toom on Tue Apr 02, 2002 9:18 am

Shocking ain't it? Tch, youth.

Lots of songs are covers and people don't realise it. The Clash cover I Fought The Law is a good example. But when it gets to the point where some kids think that Green Day (spit spit) wrote Knowledge, I get upset.
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Postby Toom on Fri Apr 05, 2002 2:33 pm

Overheard on a bus this evening:

Speaker A: "...if you ask me, the government should just lock them up. If they don't like it, fuck 'em!"

Speaker B: "Jesus, that's a bit Kafka-esque isn't it?"

A: "I don't eat Greek food, it's all shit."

*sigh*
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Postby The Joester on Fri Apr 05, 2002 11:28 pm

lol

lol again

alright, so i was just as the message boards for other comic strip Stubble, and this guy says one of the lines from "satisfaction" (hint: "i can't get no satisfaction) and this other girl starts yelling about it because it's a brittany spears song.
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Postby SuperJoe on Sat Apr 06, 2002 7:34 pm

Don't bring that up!
It was just so horrible...
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