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Why is everyone I meet so stupid?


michael saulnier

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With all his lengthy posts (we're talking LONG, son!) and his 64th notes-in-a-fast-four guitar attack, he's probably nursing a MONSTER case of carpal tunnel. We oughta send him a get well card...or maybe a gripmaster http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gifhttp://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gifhttp://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gifhttp://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

 

I'm giving him shit 'cause I know he's reading this http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

"Cisco Kid, was a friend of mine"
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I think Chip is off antagonizing George's forum. http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

 

But, to answer the question, just think about it: even if you are only of average intelligence, that means that half the population is stupider than you are.

 

So, if your intelligence is at all above average, the chances of the next person you meet being stupider than you are are astronomically high.

 

--Lee

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I heard a saying once : The amount of intelligence on earth is a constant... and the population is increasing.

 

I consider myself of above average intelligence, which puts Lee's comment in an interesting perspective. Scary

 

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Originally posted by Lee Flier:

I think Chip is off antagonizing George's forum. http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

 

But, to answer the question, just think about it: even if you are only of average intelligence, that means that half the population is stupider than you are.

 

So, if your intelligence is at all above average, the chances of the next person you meet being stupider than you are are astronomically high.

 

--Lee

 

LOL! Now everytime I meet someone new, I'll be sizing them up on the "stupid" scale.

 

All I need now is one of those "I'm with stupid" t-shirts...

 

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Hello all....

 

I took a break earlier this evening and made a ranting post in Craig's forum I believe, but I thought I posted here "recently"?

 

 

Mile: I wish that was the case, but it's much more humble than that. Gothically humble, relatively...

 

I'm in the nascent stage of 3 projects, all of which involve corraling and recording drummer friends of mine when they're in town from what ever splendiferous "real" gig they do - and trying to make do with recording conditions more familiar to the likes of Christiane Amanpour (hmm.. ironically I reconsider that I need to take some pictures of the place where I did the drum tracks to one tune I'm working on: you *will not* believe it... it *could* be Macedonia...) than George Massenburg et al. Until sunday I haven't been able to start doing guitar tracks on anything.

 

So - the past two days free time (as in - wake up - start/fall over - "finished for the day") playing/tracking "guitar parts" on some things.

 

guitplayer: hopefully I'm not coming off like "why is everyone I meet stupid", I don't mean to; I've got the feeling I'm turning into the Dennis Miller of EQ....

 

kahn: don't tell anybody, but the recent hoof and mouth epidemic is a conspiracy to prevent the more serious threat of bovine spongiform encephalitis from becoming a reality without scarying the populace. The owls are *not* what they seem BTW. Shhhhh.....!

 

Tedster: no carpal tunnel (knock on rosewood), but I did wear through a callous yesterday...

 

Lee: I don't know if you've been down the road to my town, but if you have then you know that some places are statistically bound to be filled with more cogitatively challenged people than other places..... I have been told "why don't you just move back up north/out west/where ever you came from" quite a bit here - even though I've always lived here in Disgusta....?

 

To all: I made a fairly amusing, ranting post in Craig's forum while taking a tea break earlier this evening. It's a political rant, so it didn't require my concentration to deviate from playing music for too long...

 

 

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Lee Said:

>>>And yep, I've been to your town and noticed the uh, malady that you mentioned. I always assumed it was some kind of side effect from playing too much golf.

 

--Lee

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Well I just got my clubs out yesterday to give them a "spring cleaning". Yep, I really look forward to playing a lot of golf this summer...

Thanks...

 

K http://cwm.ragesofsanity.com/s/cwm/freak6.gif H http://cwm.ragesofsanity.com/s/cwm/freak7.gif A http://cwm.ragesofsanity.com/s/cwm/freak3.gif N http://cwm.ragesofsanity.com/s/cwm/freak7.gif

 

This message has been edited by KHAN on 03-22-2001 at 06:57 AM

So Many Drummers. So Little Time...
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Originally posted by KHAN:

Well I just got my clubs out yesterday to give them a "spring cleaning". Yep, I really look forward to playing a lot of golf this summer...

Thanks...

 

LOL! Boy I really know how to put my foot in it with you, eh Khan? http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/eek.gif That's OK, I luv ya anyway!

 

Now I just have one burning question:

 

Does listening to Rush lead one to golf playing, or is it playing golf that causes one to start listening to Rush? http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

 

--Lee

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A lot of golfers listen to Rush. Limbaugh, that is.

 

HOO HOO HOO HEHEHEHE HA HA HA ...uh...oops...I didn't mean ALL golfers...just some.

 

I tried golf once. So that's what they mean by "slice"...YIKES.

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>>>So, if your intelligence is at all above average,

the chances of the next person you meet being stupider

than you are are astronomically high.<<<

 

Hmmm ain't never quite heard it put that way.

Perhaps that's why I'm growing so comfy with this "hermit syndrone".

 

 

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Originally posted by Tedster:

A lot of golfers listen to Rush. Limbaugh, that is.

HOO HOO HOO HEHEHEHE HA HA HA ...uh...oops...I didn't mean ALL golfers...just some.

 

I don't want to hear about golfers. Next week is the Augusta National, and I get to be late to work thanks to the traffic, listen to EVERYONE, EVERYONE become golf experts for the week, get to listen to NOTHING but people talking about golf in restaurants, bars, Walmart, the grocery store, everywhere GOLF GOLF GOLF GOLF. The best part about the week will be being allowed to go into the course and take pictures of it and walk around (assuming the monsoon season will have passed by next week: again, having the weather screwed up *does* cost money); the rest of the time will be having life interfered with by GOLF GOLF GOLF GOLF GOLF.... bunch of rich freaking snobs driving around like they own the town. It's quite sickening to see all of the Pretty Rich People get escorted to their limos as they exit their personal jet plane at one of the local airports... really puts your life in perspective: hundreds of personal planes lined up worth millions each. Some people have red carpets rolled up to the plane. I once even saw a little dog get carried off a plane by a chaffeur as some rich snobby family got out of their Gulfstream. Stuff like that... ahg..

 

 

As far as the intelligence of golfers are concerned....

 

A few years ago a drunk golfer at a bar I was playing at during Masters week yells "Brown Eyed Girl": which I will not play. Instead I decided to play Joe Satriani's "Ice 9".

 

To my amazement, the drunk out of town-er golfer started dancing to it. The funny part though, was that he was singing out loud "Brown Eyed Girl" everytime his drunken brain thought the chorus was coming around. Tipped the band $20.

 

I suspect something similar probably happens whenever the Republican convention happens. It seems like the only thing golfers listen to is Jimmy Buffet and Van Morrison, based on requests during that week.

 

It's also funny to hear people from all over the planet try to speak with a southern accent, and to affect a southern dialect: people's perceptions are very much distorted into reality by the media.

 

Golf. Yippee. Somewhere there's a rich snobby-sort in Monaco thinking "why must they have those atrociously loud Formula 1 cars race here every year! If only I could live in that quaint Augusta with it's quiet golf course"...

 

 

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Originally posted by Chip McDonald:

A few years ago a drunk golfer at a bar I was playing at during Masters week yells "Brown Eyed Girl": which I will not play. Instead I decided to play Joe Satriani's "Ice 9".

 

To my amazement, the drunk out of town-er golfer started dancing to it. The funny part though, was that he was singing out loud "Brown Eyed Girl" everytime his drunken brain thought the chorus was coming around. Tipped the band $20.

http://www.mp3.com/chipmcdonald

 

I knew I'd get some good "Chip" material on this thread...

 

OK,

 

Brown Eyed Girl = Ice 9

 

I love that.

 

How about some more requests?

 

Free Bird =

Proud Mary =

Stairway to Heaven =

Stayin' Alive =

 

I'm sure you can add more...

 

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Other songs from hell include...

 

Wipeout

Old Time Rock and Roll

House of the Rising Sun

Cocaine

 

What's fun is to do these songs (just a little bit)...as a polka. Whenever someone asks for Stairway, we play the opening part over a polka beat and start singing in our worst Frankie Yankovic voices...

 

"There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold and she's doing the "Stairway" polka".

 

Or do the instrument part straight and sing the words from "Gilligan's Island" over it...it fits..sorta. "Stairway to Gilligan's Island"

 

That usually shuts 'em up...

"Cisco Kid, was a friend of mine"
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Oh yeah...

 

Damn near anything by Skynrd and anything by Seger...particularly

 

Gimme Three Steps

Sweet Home

Turn the Page

 

What is it about these stupid songs? Like they're the only songs anyone ever recorded. What is sad is that someone could have a successful bar career just learning these stupid songs...along with...say

 

Wonderful Tonite

Boot Scootin' Boogie

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hehe http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/wink.gif everytime I start wondering if I'd like to get back into

the bar gigging thing I run across one of these "songs that suck"

threads. I'd have to start drinking if I had to do those tunes

night after night again. I'd have to drink alot. I used to drink alot.

Don't drink at all now. Don't play those tunes now. I'd have to start drinking if I had to do those tunes night after night again. I'd have to drink alot. I used to drink alot. Don't drink at all now. Don't play those tunes now. I'd have to start drinking if I had to do those tunes

night after night again. I'd have to drink alot. I used to drink alot.

Don't drink at all now. Don't play those tunes now.

 

hmmm.. http://www.musicplayer.com/ubb/wink.gif

 

 

 

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Originally posted by Tedster:

That usually shuts 'em up...

 

What's easy is if they request one of the jams bands: Phish, Dead, etc... You don't tell them "we don't know any", you go "well.... we don't know that particular tune, but here's a B-side they did off their last record". Make up some obscure name for the "song" and then you go into a jam.

 

This works great. In fact, it kept a particularly well built senator's daughter dancing on a bar at a gig years ago: "wooooooh, Phishhhh!"... and we just kept jamming and smiling...

 

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Originally posted by Tedster:

Or do the instrument part straight and sing the words from "Gilligan's Island" over it...it fits..sorta. "Stairway to Gilligan's Island"

 

Actually, what REALLY works great is doing the lyrics to "Gilligan's Island" over "The Immigrant Song." Some friends of mine who have an original band here in town sometimes do that for an encore. It's hilarious.

 

Bar gigs, hmph. I actually never minded most of them too much, because I refused to do all the Songs from Hell and usually found perfectly good substitutes. You don't HAVE to do 'em just because people request 'em. Gawd, I don't think I could ever do "Turn the Page", even once, without losing my cookies.

 

--Lee

 

This message has been edited by Lee Flier on 04-02-2001 at 01:23 PM

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Originally posted by Lee Flier:

Actually, what REALLY works great is doing the lyrics to "Gilligan's Island" over "The Immigrant Song." Some friends of mine who have an original band here in town sometimes do that for an encore. It's hilarious.

 

Didn't Dash Rip Rock use to do that? They used to do a rockabilly compilation called "Stairway to Freebird"....

 

 

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