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Okay here's how it goes, I name two bands and somebody else names the band that is the exact midpoint between them. If band A is a thesis, band B is the antithesis, band C is the synthesis. Or put another way, this is a game to get all of that "wow, [group X] is like [a] meets [b]!!" out of your system.

The person who names the synthesis gets to choose a new band. Then it's up to someone else to find the NEW midpoint, between the new band that's just been named, and the previous synthesis... comments, explanations, diagrams are appreciated, especially for counterintuitive choices, but not necessary.

[Overlaps should be caught by Graham's clever skeem, but in the event of competing sythesis bids, a midpoint will have to be found between the two (or three or four!) candidates.]

Okay enough already. Michael Jackson and Lita Ford.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 14:47 (seventeen years ago) link

vanity 6.

jess (dubplatestyle), Monday, 21 April 2003 14:51 (seventeen years ago) link

Shakira

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 14:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Justin Timberlake

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 21 April 2003 14:58 (seventeen years ago) link

Justine Bateman

dave q, Monday, 21 April 2003 15:01 (seventeen years ago) link

hstencil

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:03 (seventeen years ago) link

You people aren't even trying. The answer is the White Stripes.

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:05 (seventeen years ago) link

okay, by science the exact synthesis of Vanity 6, Shakira, Justin Timberlake, Justine Bateman, hstencil, and the White Stripes is....

EU ("Da Butt")

meets:

Jesus Lizard

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:07 (seventeen years ago) link

the Electric Six

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:07 (seventeen years ago) link

meets:

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:09 (seventeen years ago) link

electric six meets Dolly Parton.

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:10 (seventeen years ago) link

You're just trying to get the White Stripes to be every answer!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:10 (seventeen years ago) link

I think it's funny that Tracer started this thread by name-checking Hegel, when really the obvious influence is Abbott & Costello...such is the internet, such lofty ideals, such mediocre reality.

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:12 (seventeen years ago) link

Tracer, stop raining on my parade! Anyway that's not the answer, the answer is Shania Twain.

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:14 (seventeen years ago) link

only the blue disc though

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:14 (seventeen years ago) link

LET'S KEEP THIS GOING. Shania Twain MEETS the Ramones.

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:15 (seventeen years ago) link

Killing Joke

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:16 (seventeen years ago) link

HAHAHA

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:16 (seventeen years ago) link

Avril Lavigne

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:17 (seventeen years ago) link

I win for Alex in NYC-baiting, but Stelfox gets the accuracy award.

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:18 (seventeen years ago) link

Avril meets the Incredible String Band.

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:18 (seventeen years ago) link

= Nina Hagen

meets:

Leanne Rimes

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:18 (seventeen years ago) link

taking a bow! i'd like to thank god and my parents!

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:19 (seventeen years ago) link

(N Hagen was for Avril/Killing Joke but it kind of works w/ISB too)

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:20 (seventeen years ago) link

= Norah Jones

meets

Kraftwerk

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:20 (seventeen years ago) link

=Stereolab

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:21 (seventeen years ago) link

Horace you have to name a new band now!!!!!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:22 (seventeen years ago) link

stereolab MEETS WHO!?!?!

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:22 (seventeen years ago) link

Geir Hongro

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:24 (seventeen years ago) link

haha, I almost went back to work.
uh...
Stereolab meets Bill Monroe

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:25 (seventeen years ago) link

=Radiohead (either one)

MEETS

Britney Spears

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:25 (seventeen years ago) link

= taTu

MEETS

Korn

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Peaches

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:27 (seventeen years ago) link

MEETS?????

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Phil Collins (now wouldn't you pay to be in that elevator?)

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Hrm.

= Tori Amos

MEETS

Eiffel 65

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:29 (seventeen years ago) link

= Aqua

MEETS

Johnny Cash

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:31 (seventeen years ago) link

= The Dixie Chicks

MEETS

Carcass

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:32 (seventeen years ago) link

= Kittie

MEETS

Wings

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:34 (seventeen years ago) link

Butthole Surfers

meet:

Dean Martin

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:34 (seventeen years ago) link

cross-post!!

Wings meets Butthole Surfers meets Dean Martin = ?

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:35 (seventeen years ago) link

=Eminem

MEETS

Joy Division

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:36 (seventeen years ago) link

Ally's too quick!

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:37 (seventeen years ago) link

= Freelance Hellraiser

meets:

Count Basie

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:37 (seventeen years ago) link

= Jive Bunny

MEETS

Missy Elliot

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:39 (seventeen years ago) link

Gonzales

Meets

Merzbow

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:40 (seventeen years ago) link

yup, that'll kill the thread.

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:44 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh come on the answer is clearly Cannibal Ox or El-P

meets

Sylvester

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 21 April 2003 15:46 (seventeen years ago) link

= Dave Matthews Band

meets

Kid Rock

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 16:06 (seventeen years ago) link

= Third Eye Blind

meets

Johnny Hates Jazz

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 16:10 (seventeen years ago) link

= the cramps

meet

Lee Perry

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 17:36 (seventeen years ago) link

(bzzt the correct answer was Alex in NYC, carry on because I don't have one for that Cramps/Lee Perry one)

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 17:37 (seventeen years ago) link

= Pere Ubu!

meets

Loverboy

Aaron W (Aaron W), Monday, 21 April 2003 17:42 (seventeen years ago) link

= Zippy the Pinhead

meets:

Molly Hatchet

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 17:46 (seventeen years ago) link

= Nickelback

meets

Rocket from the Crypt

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 17:50 (seventeen years ago) link

= Sum 41

meets

DJ Shadow

Aaron W (Aaron W), Monday, 21 April 2003 18:12 (seventeen years ago) link

= Beastie Boys

meets

Ryan Adams

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 18:21 (seventeen years ago) link

=Uncle Kracker

meets

Raffi

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Monday, 21 April 2003 19:11 (seventeen years ago) link

Rock bottom. We all lose.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 19:34 (seventeen years ago) link

no no, hang on.

= Rockapella

meets

the Psychadelic Furs.

CONTINUE THE GAME GENTLEMEN. SOMEONE SET US UP THE BOMB!

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 19:44 (seventeen years ago) link

= Shock Headed Peters ("I Blood Brother Be")

meets

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 19:48 (seventeen years ago) link

= Three Kings the movie

meets::

Momus

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 19:52 (seventeen years ago) link

= Cutthroat Island

meets

Princess Superstar

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 19:54 (seventeen years ago) link

"it's like Cutthroat Island meets Princess Superstar!"

the subject at hand could only be Leslie Cheung.

who in turn meets Carol Burnett, creating...

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 19:58 (seventeen years ago) link

= Pirates of the Caribbean (the Disneyland ride, not the new movie)

meets

The Temptations

Aaron W (Aaron W), Monday, 21 April 2003 19:58 (seventeen years ago) link

= Adam and the Ants

meets

the Sisters of Mercy

Ally (mlescaut), Monday, 21 April 2003 20:01 (seventeen years ago) link

= Marilyn Manson

MEETS

Julie London

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 21 April 2003 20:02 (seventeen years ago) link

= PJ Harvey

who meets Scratch Perry (in dub convention)

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 21 April 2003 20:08 (seventeen years ago) link

= The Slits

Meets

S Club Juniors

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 21 April 2003 20:10 (seventeen years ago) link

= Ace of Base

meets

Albert Ayler

Douglas (Douglas), Monday, 21 April 2003 20:17 (seventeen years ago) link

= Portishead

MEETS

Blue Öyster Cult

Dave Stelfox (Dave Stelfox), Monday, 21 April 2003 20:22 (seventeen years ago) link

= Pink Floyd

meets

Todd Edwards

disco stu (disco stu), Monday, 21 April 2003 22:33 (seventeen years ago) link

= My Computer

meets

Nick Drake

Paul in Santa Cruz (Paul in Santa Cruz), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 01:07 (seventeen years ago) link

= The Durutti Column

meets

T. Rex

Aaron W (Aaron W), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 02:00 (seventeen years ago) link

= The Chameleons (UK)

meets

Aretha Franklin

Paul in Santa Cruz (Paul in Santa Cruz), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 02:34 (seventeen years ago) link

= Alicia Keys

meets

Le Tigre

disco stu (disco stu), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 13:23 (seventeen years ago) link

= Ms. Dynamite

meets
Pulp

Ally (mlescaut), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 13:25 (seventeen years ago) link

= Nelly Furtado

meets

Jesus Lizard

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 13:41 (seventeen years ago) link

= Garbage

meets

Ian van Dahl.

Ally (mlescaut), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 13:42 (seventeen years ago) link

(I think the answer to Horace's should've been Lita Ford, but you're too fast Ally)

disco stu (disco stu), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 13:48 (seventeen years ago) link

= Goldfrapp

meets

Nick Lowe

Aaron W (Aaron W), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 14:46 (seventeen years ago) link

= Four Tet

meets

Sonic Youth

disco stu (disco stu), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 14:49 (seventeen years ago) link

= Boyz II Men

meets

Garth Brooks

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 14:52 (seventeen years ago) link

= Eminem

meets

Kelly Osbourne

disco stu (disco stu), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 14:57 (seventeen years ago) link

=My Dream Girl!

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Tuesday, 22 April 2003 15:00 (seventeen years ago) link

one year passes...
= Northern State

meets

Bauhaus

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Sunday, 2 January 2005 21:19 (sixteen years ago) link

(I'm still trying to wrap my head around "Chameleons + Aretha Franklin = Alicia Keys")

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Sunday, 2 January 2005 21:20 (sixteen years ago) link

= la chat

meets

rick astley

jake b. (cerybut), Sunday, 2 January 2005 21:47 (sixteen years ago) link

= Everlast

meets

Dream Theater

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Sunday, 2 January 2005 22:21 (sixteen years ago) link

man hegel is rolling in his grave

= deftones (or yr rap metal band of choice, being uncreative here)

meets percy faith

jake b. (cerybut), Sunday, 2 January 2005 22:38 (sixteen years ago) link

ten months pass...
= Trans Siberian Orchestra

MEETS

Wesley Willis

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Monday, 28 November 2005 22:54 (fifteen years ago) link

Billy Bob's African-American elf friend in "Bad Santa".

Roe Joe, Tuesday, 29 November 2005 05:18 (fifteen years ago) link

meets

Marlene Dietrich

Roe Joe, Tuesday, 29 November 2005 05:19 (fifteen years ago) link

= Tricky

meets

Roy Orbison

Abbadabba Berman (Hurting), Tuesday, 29 November 2005 05:40 (fifteen years ago) link

=Bubba Sparxx

meets

The Mountain Goats

A|ex P@reene (Pareene), Tuesday, 29 November 2005 06:13 (fifteen years ago) link

= Daniel Johnston

meets

Danzig

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Tuesday, 29 November 2005 21:05 (fifteen years ago) link

I always thought L. Ron Hubbard invented dialectics.

Binjominia (Brilhante), Tuesday, 29 November 2005 21:25 (fifteen years ago) link

= that guy from THEE HEADCOATES whose name i cant remember

meets

dvorak

CORNOUS, Tuesday, 29 November 2005 23:14 (fifteen years ago) link

= John Cale

meets

Screamin' Jay Hawkins

A|ex P@reene (Pareene), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 01:24 (fifteen years ago) link

= david arvedon

meets

the spice girls

fact checking cuz (fcc), Wednesday, 30 November 2005 02:59 (fifteen years ago) link


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