Innocuous things that make you irrationally embarrassed

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whenever i get something in my inbox about a "phishing attempt" or a "smishing attempt" i die a little inside

John Cooper of Christian rock band Skillet (map), Monday, 17 May 2021 20:04 (six months ago) link

can't they just lock up that goddamn Trey Anastasio once and for all?

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Monday, 17 May 2021 23:11 (six months ago) link

Split screen videos where the same person plays all the instruments in their little bedroom studio, even when they are pretty good.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 19 May 2021 18:45 (six months ago) link

That's a good one.

I watch some bass ones every now and then, and it's embarrassing when they don't turn down the original track. Like, you're playing bass man. How can I tell what's yours and what's Tony Levin.

pplains, Thursday, 20 May 2021 01:22 (six months ago) link

i think the only time i've seen this was a pomplamoose "video song." those were the days, huh . . .

cerebral halsey (rip van wanko), Thursday, 20 May 2021 02:39 (six months ago) link

How can I tell what's yours and what's Tony Levin.

LOL these guys always do Levin/Pastorius/Karn/Claypool.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 20 May 2021 04:58 (six months ago) link

I have to say I'm kind of happy these exist when I'm trying to figure out how to play something.

joygoat, Thursday, 20 May 2021 13:01 (six months ago) link

Well yeah.

I wish they'd flip the mirror mode, so they appeared left-handed (if they're IRL right-handed.)

I've probably had more fun playing along with Paul McCartney than anyone else, not so much just because he's an above-average bassist, but because I can follow along with him like I'm looking into a mirror.

pplains, Thursday, 20 May 2021 13:26 (six months ago) link

I don't really get embarrassed by music instructional videos or even necessarily playing, there's just something specifically about those same dude/chick playing all the instruments overdubbed that gets me, like you're watching an adult compete in a school talent show or something. I mean I can't really talk shit about it because I post bullshit clips of me noodling on guitar to instagram and they're probably even more embarrassing.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 20 May 2021 13:52 (six months ago) link

It's not 100%-cringe free, that's for sure.

Worst ones are when the same person wears different shirts for each instrument.

pplains, Thursday, 20 May 2021 14:08 (six months ago) link

"signature model" musical instruments. I paid a premium to play a guitar that was custom-designed for someone else.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 24 May 2021 18:28 (six months ago) link

look man if it's good enough for dimebag darrell it's good enough for you

adam, Monday, 24 May 2021 19:09 (six months ago) link

Author bios written in the third person by the author themselves

just1n3, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 12:36 (six months ago) link

If you're ever asked to write a bio in third-person, just say "XXX is a writer who lives in blahblah. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis." Don't even think about using the term "brain-crush".

Even if you don't play tennis.

― pplains, Thursday, June 14, 2012 8:59 AM

pplains, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 12:55 (six months ago) link

they make us do that for theatre bios. I hate them. i usually write something self-deprecating and then thank a random celebrity

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 12:56 (six months ago) link

"Neanderthal has acted in 21 plays at the ~theater~ and has been a performer in central Florida for over 20 years. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis."

There. Just add to the numbers and you don't have to worry about it anymore.

pplains, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 12:58 (six months ago) link

also said I was ranked #1 globally, I think I went a bridge too far.

Feta Van Cheese (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 25 May 2021 13:01 (six months ago) link

Well yeah. I've never even seen you at Wimbledon.

pplains, Tuesday, 25 May 2021 13:02 (six months ago) link

Yes. Plain fact bios in the third person are fine, but "quirky" ones make me wanna die from embarrassment

just1n3, Wednesday, 26 May 2021 00:44 (six months ago) link

Wasn’t it Tim Rice who never changed his, in the more contemporary programme for Evita, whereas ALW updated and lengthened his?

Mark G, Wednesday, 26 May 2021 06:43 (six months ago) link

four months pass...

when the local weather service says "on tap," as in "another cold night on tap." it's such a silly metaphor!

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Thursday, 14 October 2021 21:09 (one month ago) link

the heat’s gonna tap out on Wednesday

brimstead, Thursday, 14 October 2021 22:08 (one month ago) link

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