Bay 12 Games Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  
Pages: 1 ... 8997 8998 [8999] 9000 9001 ... 10051

Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 6700186 times)

Dunamisdeos

  • Bay Watcher
  • Dead Postocalypse lies dreaming.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134970 on: June 30, 2018, 01:45:24 pm »

White rap? Ice Ice Baby. He may be a joke now, but Vanilla Ice was legitimately huge for a while.
Don't forget that one of the highest selling Reggae hits is Informer by Snow, a white dude from Canada

I mean you guys have heard of Eminem right
Logged
FACT I: Post note art is best art.
FACT II: Dunamisdeos is a forum-certified wordsmith.
FACT III: "All life begins with Post-it notes and ends with Post-it notes. This is the truth! This is my belief!...At least for now."
FACT IV: SPEECHO THE TRUSTWORM IS YOUR FRIEND or BEHOLD: THE FRUIT ENGINE 3.0

MrRoboto75

  • Bay Watcher
  • Belongs in the Trash!
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134971 on: June 30, 2018, 01:53:52 pm »

White rap? Ice Ice Baby. He may be a joke now, but Vanilla Ice was legitimately huge for a while.
Don't forget that one of the highest selling Reggae hits is Informer by Snow, a white dude from Canada

I mean you guys have heard of Eminem right

mom's spaghetti
Logged
I consume
I purchase
I consume again

Rolan7

  • Bay Watcher
  • they/them
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134972 on: June 30, 2018, 02:17:50 pm »

Black People Music   |  White People Version
Blues                      |  Elvis
Jazz                        | Radio Jazz*
Rap                        |  White and Nerdy/Lonely Island

If there's anything we can learn about the US from this, its that white people can't take things seriously.

*its... complicated.  Basically the earliest jazz recordings weren't that jazzy and the white dudes who recorded them claimed to have invented jazz
MC Hammer
Will Smith (parents just don't understand)
Deltron 0 even though he's awesome, I mean so are lonely island

Lots of rap giggles being had :P
Logged

Kagus

  • Bay Watcher
  • Olive oil. Don't you?
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134973 on: June 30, 2018, 03:15:01 pm »

Black People Music   |  White People Version
Blues                      |  Elvis
Jazz                        | Radio Jazz*
Rap                        |  White and Nerdy/Lonely Island

If there's anything we can learn about the US from this, its that white people can't take things seriously.

*its... complicated.  Basically the earliest jazz recordings weren't that jazzy and the white dudes who recorded them claimed to have invented jazz
MC Hammer
Will Smith (parents just don't understand)
Deltron 0 even though he's awesome, I mean so are lonely island

Lots of rap giggles being had :P

The link's broken now, unfortunately, but Lil Jon once famously responded to a fan who boasted on Facebook about having memorized all the lines of "Turn Down For What". Although that's probably hip-hop more than it is rap... I think. I really wouldn't be the one to ask, I'm glow-in-the-dark white.

And, like, it could be said that a lot of classic rock like Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones were more or less another White People version of the Blues... They were at least very closely related (The Stones even taking their name from a Blues song). But yes, Elvis was very Elvis. And Vanilla Ice was very Vanilla.


Oh... Oh god... I hate to be the one to mention it, but then there's ICP.

Rolan7

  • Bay Watcher
  • they/them
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134974 on: June 30, 2018, 04:33:24 pm »

What, you aren't down with the clown?  )o:

I loved the Miracles song until I realized people were taking it seriously as an anti intellectual battlecry. I don't feel like that was the real intent, but who can tell, they're pretty kayfabe last I checked.
Logged

Lord Shonus

  • Bay Watcher
  • Angle of Death
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134975 on: June 30, 2018, 06:23:02 pm »

They issued an update to the employment manual at work, and a lot of people are freaking out about it, because it keeps babbling about at-will employment. Apparently, everybody missed the huge "IF YOUR LOCATION HAS A UNION CONTRACT, NONE OF THIS APPLIES TO YOU" notice at the top and bottom of every such page.
Logged
On Giant In the Playground and Something Awful I am Gnoman.
Man, ninja'd by a potentially inebriated Lord Shonus. I was gonna say to burn it.

Yoink

  • Bay Watcher
  • OKAY, FINE.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134976 on: June 30, 2018, 07:00:34 pm »

Black People Music   |  White People Version
Blues                      |  Elvis
I don't have time to click these links (or rather, my headphones aren't plugged into my phone and are in fact allll the way on the other side of my room whilst I am still lying comfortably in bed), but surely you aren't comparing Elvis unfavourably to blues?!
A bit of blues is nice and all, but it couldn't hope to compete with a good song from Elvis (I'm pretty sure he does have some bad songs here and there, those don't count).

Also, why did this thread get so racialist while I wasn't looking? ???
Logged
Booze is Life for Yoink

To deprive him of Drink is to steal divinity from God.
you need to reconsider your life
If there's any cause worth dying for, it's memes.

Doomblade187

  • Bay Watcher
  • Requires music to get through the working day.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134977 on: June 30, 2018, 07:43:21 pm »

I would avoid that term, as it feels like it implies there's not a valid conversation ongoing regarding 60s music. As it is, I understand that a lot of music by black musicians was less popular than similar music by white musicians.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2018, 07:48:21 pm by Doomblade187 »
Logged
In any case it would be a battle of critical thinking and I refuse to fight an unarmed individual.
One mustn't stare into the pathos, lest one become Pathos.

Yoink

  • Bay Watcher
  • OKAY, FINE.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134978 on: June 30, 2018, 08:50:27 pm »

I wasn't implying that. It's just that it's, uh... not all black and white?
Pun unavoidable. Forgive me.


Anyway, new WTF: Paypal just charged me six fiddy to send about $17. Jeez.
Logged
Booze is Life for Yoink

To deprive him of Drink is to steal divinity from God.
you need to reconsider your life
If there's any cause worth dying for, it's memes.

Doomblade187

  • Bay Watcher
  • Requires music to get through the working day.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134979 on: June 30, 2018, 09:44:19 pm »

I wasn't implying that. It's just that it's, uh... not all black and white?
Pun unavoidable. Forgive me.


Anyway, new WTF: Paypal just charged me six fiddy to send about $17. Jeez.
My apologies, just the way I viewed it.

And god damn. Was it taxes or some bullshit transaction fee?
Logged
In any case it would be a battle of critical thinking and I refuse to fight an unarmed individual.
One mustn't stare into the pathos, lest one become Pathos.

Reelya

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134980 on: June 30, 2018, 10:02:28 pm »

I wasn't implying that. It's just that it's, uh... not all black and white?
Pun unavoidable. Forgive me.


Anyway, new WTF: Paypal just charged me six fiddy to send about $17. Jeez.

Are you sure that wasn't $17 in US dollars? Since you're in Australia, $US 17 would become about $AU 23.

Yoink

  • Bay Watcher
  • OKAY, FINE.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134981 on: June 30, 2018, 10:14:15 pm »

No no, it was 13 USD which worked out to be 17-18 in Aussie dollars, plus an extra $6.50 in what I'm guessing was a conversion charge on top of their usual fees.
And this after I was pleasantly surprised by how cheap shipping was. Just had to bite the pillow. :-\
Logged
Booze is Life for Yoink

To deprive him of Drink is to steal divinity from God.
you need to reconsider your life
If there's any cause worth dying for, it's memes.

BlackFlyme

  • Bay Watcher
  • BlackFlyme cancels Work: Interrupted by bird.
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134982 on: June 30, 2018, 10:51:35 pm »

Strange week this week. The factory I work at hired a new person on Monday, and she quit Tuesday. Probably the quickest I've seen someone leave here. We didn't really get a reason either.

And for some damn reason a coworker decided to ram into a skid I was working on on Wednesday. Ruined a box. He did it because the skid was in his way, apparently, despite having driven past it several times before deciding to just hit it.

My nan's gone to visit family for a week, and my mom's 'ex' took the opportunity to text angry bullshit at her, my aunt, and uncle. He's also being an ass to me and my mom for taking care of her.

My phone also couldn't seem to connect to some sites today while I was using the bus. A few told me I was IP banned, but it works fine on my home network.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2018, 10:55:38 pm by BlackFlyme »
Logged
I take great solace in your flammability.

JoshuaFH

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134983 on: June 30, 2018, 11:39:42 pm »

For some reason I thought it was totally reasonable to just lie in bed when waking up tonight; on fear that I might be in a nightmare and I wanted to check my senses and my reasoning before getting up.
Logged

Trekkin

  • Bay Watcher
    • View Profile
Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #134984 on: June 30, 2018, 11:54:09 pm »

For some reason I thought it was totally reasonable to just lie in bed when waking up tonight; on fear that I might be in a nightmare and I wanted to check my senses and my reasoning before getting up.

Well, if not reasonable, it is at least entirely harmless.
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 8997 8998 [8999] 9000 9001 ... 10051