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Aug 12, 2013, 11:18 PM
 
Am I the only one who feels this is a rip of "Alphabet Street"?

Lil' bit with the video, too.



     
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Aug 13, 2013, 01:38 AM
 
I like T&A as much as the next man, probably more than most (18 year subscriber to Playboy), and even I thought they were overused in that video. (not overused in general, just in that video's message)
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Aug 13, 2013, 02:18 AM
 
You hush!

Prince can T all the A he wants.

     
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Aug 13, 2013, 02:35 AM
 
Was talking about Blurred Lines, not his purpleness.
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Aug 14, 2013, 03:39 AM
 
What do you think the message of the video is?
     
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Aug 14, 2013, 05:14 AM
 
Also, not sure I buy this whole you like T&A thing.
     
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Aug 14, 2013, 05:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
What do you think the message of the video is?
Well, I believe it's about women who he claims are too uptight and don't know how to have fun, but it can also be taken to mean he likes chasing married women. Robin Thicke was/is a bit of a man-whore.

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Also, not sure I buy this whole you like T&A thing.
Sure do, though I'm more of an A man rather than Ts, even like them more than cars.
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Aug 14, 2013, 06:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Well, I believe it's about women who he claims are too uptight and don't know how to have fun, but it can also be taken to mean he likes chasing married women. Robin Thicke was/is a bit of a man-whore.
It's those puppy dog eyes.

That's your interpretation of the song, not the video, right? It's the mix you don't find kosher?
     
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Aug 14, 2013, 06:15 AM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Sure do, though I'm more of an A man rather than Ts, even like them more than cars.
When it comes to cars I'm all hood and no ass. A 911 strikes the golden ratio.
     
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Aug 14, 2013, 09:07 AM
 
Great song, great video. Two thumbs up. Between that and Get Lucky, it's been a great run for singalong summer anthems.
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Aug 17, 2013, 12:40 AM
 
#THICKE is preemptively suing Marvin Gaye and Funkadelic to esablish Blurred Lines isn't ripping them off.
     
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Aug 18, 2013, 07:57 PM
 
Doesn't beat the best T&A video ever.

Eric Prydz - Call On Me - YouTube
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Aug 18, 2013, 11:52 PM
 
Whatever the case, it takes itself far less seriously.

Edit: I was hoping for a funnier ending though. As is, it's a bad resolution of the setup. It's a big problem with comedy. Good setups are a lot easier than good punch lines.
     
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Aug 19, 2013, 04:29 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Whatever the case, it takes itself far less seriously.

Edit: I was hoping for a funnier ending though. As is, it's a bad resolution of the setup. It's a big problem with comedy. Good setups are a lot easier than good punch lines.
I don't think it was intended as comedy, it's just a very hot play on 80s pop (even has the boombox), Fame-style (with D.L. Roth's ex-squeeze as the instructor).
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Aug 19, 2013, 05:12 PM
 
It reminds me of the SNL gag where Harry Shearer and Martin Short are synchronized swimmers.
     
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Aug 19, 2013, 05:39 PM
 
Or Paul Rudd's Lamaze class:

     
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Aug 19, 2013, 06:36 PM
 
Also, isn't it more Flashdance than Fame? Fame was high-school.
     
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Aug 19, 2013, 06:56 PM
 
WRT the level and style of T&A, I find "Call on Me" worse, assuming I'm supposed to take it seriously (which I guess I am).

The women in "Blurred Lines" are just objects, in "Call on Me" they have personalities, but they're ridiculous male fantasy personalities.

Those are both bad, but I see plain objectification to be the lesser of two evils.
     
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Aug 19, 2013, 07:50 PM
 
Really? I suppose it comes down to preference. I've always been more attracted to sexually independent and aggressive women, instead of those who require coercion or manipulation, re: "hunting". There's chemistry between the man and woman in "CoM", both know what they want, ie. there's an amazingly gorgeous selection of ladies but his eyes are locked. Whereas "Blurred Lines" is pure objectification and has a meat market feel to it. The women don't matter and the sex is secondary to the "kill". Since I've never been one to purposely pursue anyone who's attached, it doesn't resonate with me. Maybe I've seen too much T&A to be swayed by nudity just for the sake of it... that's likely why I read Playboy, since the nakedness isn't much more than attractive bookmarks between (largely well-written) articles.

"Call on me" is also sampled from "Valerie", which is my favorite Steve Winwood song, so that adds to it. The "Valerie" remix came out in `87 and I have a lot of fond memories of that summer.
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Aug 19, 2013, 08:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
I like T&A as much as the next man, probably more than most (18 year subscriber to Playboy), and even I thought they were overused in that video. (not overused in general, just in that video's message)
Agreed. It's basically a low budget video with half naked chicks in it. Perhaps I might have been more interested if the girls weren't utterly lacking in the "A" department. Oh well.

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Aug 19, 2013, 08:10 PM
 
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Really?
Well, that's the thing. I also prefer sexual independence, but I feel CoM is an over-the-top male fantasy of what that means rather than the actual thing itself. It's taking something good and making a mockery of it, while BL isn't claiming to be anything other than porn.
     
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Aug 19, 2013, 11:21 PM
 
It's actually a knock I have on Joss Whedon, who supposedly makes strong female characters.

Veronica from Veronica Mars is an actual strong female character. Buffy is strong because she has ninja superpowers, and she still falls apart for Angel and Spike.

How's that for a derail?
     
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Aug 20, 2013, 02:50 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Well, that's the thing. I also prefer sexual independence, but I feel CoM is an over-the-top male fantasy of what that means rather than the actual thing itself. It's taking something good and making a mockery of it, while BL isn't claiming to be anything other than porn.
Fantasy is a good thing, everyone needs to disconnect at times, but I do have issues with objectification of women, and there are just some scenes that rub me wrong, like in BL.

and OAW is right, those chicks in BL have no ass at all, and I gotta have me some back.

BTW, if you like Porsches (and who doesn't? Only Philistines.) you'll dig the new car I got coming in by the end of year.



The one I ordered is in Cerulean blue.
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Aug 20, 2013, 03:11 AM
 
Does it say "Porsche" on the side like that?
     
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Aug 20, 2013, 03:50 AM
 
Actually... lemee look... no, it just has a silver "Singer 911" badge on the back.
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Aug 20, 2013, 04:36 AM
 
Then you sir, have purchased a hot car!

My equivalent would be the bajillion dollar lens I'm eying.



Except that's for full-time work. More in the "crazy-ass hobby" department would be the bajillion dollar mic I'm eying.



I already have its solid state little brother.
     
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Aug 20, 2013, 05:05 AM
 
Nice gear! I don't know very much about cameras, but I like the mic. I use a Blue Dragonfly for voiceovers and it's an awesome thing.



Singer is odd. They'll let you customize, to a point (mechanicals & colors), but then you have to let go and let them do their artistic thing. When it's done they'll call you, and delivery estimates are in seasons, not weeks or even months. They said, "it'll be ready this winter", and I asked if it could be sped up to arrive by Xmas, because it's a present (for me), and they replied, "maybe, don't know yet". The progress is good though, so it should be done by then. Maybe.
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Aug 20, 2013, 06:49 AM
 
Similar case with boutique audio places who remake vintage tube amps and the like. The duplicate Fairchild 660 took three months, but the dulplicate Telefunken V72s are going on 8. Lots of hand winding.

I like the Blue and I like the Dragonfly. I have a pair (and a Mouse) ostensibly for drums, but I'm sure they'll see some vocal use. I've also got a Cactus and Woodpecker to round out their vocal offerings.

The lens is... well, it's pretty unbelievable. It's 300mm, so at the paparazzi end of telephoto, but with huge aperture of f/2.8, and four stops of optical image stabilization. Normally the slowest shutter speed you'd want for handheld use with this lens would be 1/600th of a second. With the stabilizer, I can handhold with as slow as 1/40th of a second.

If that's all babble, the practical effect is I can shoot up your nostrils from 20 feet away in a dark nightclub and melt back into the shadows before you even knew I was there.

Of course, if you're next to me you know I'm there because I'm holding up this paper towel roll lens like it's a rifle.
     
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Aug 20, 2013, 01:49 PM
 
What's happening to England? Now there are modesty covers over gentlemen's magazines? No more Zoo on display for all to see? That's just... wrong. I'm walking through Morrisons and didn't get my usual eyeful while waiting to pay for my Yorkie and crisps. Is Europe becoming the USA?
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Aug 20, 2013, 04:51 PM
 
My wife's opinion of Robin Thicke, she calls it "Blurred Louse".


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Aug 20, 2013, 06:41 PM
 
Regardless of any perceived ass issues, I'm impressed with how that actress/model does the Cindy Crawford look much better than Cindy Crawford ever did.
     
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Aug 20, 2013, 07:20 PM
 
Originally Posted by Shaddim View Post
Fantasy is a good thing, everyone needs to disconnect at times, but I do have issues with objectification of women, and there are just some scenes that rub me wrong, like in BL.
Fantasy is like a gun. You can do good or bad things with it.

OTOH, objectification is bad, but that hasn't stopped me from consuming porn, which is mostly that, so I feel limited in my authority to criticize.
     
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What's happening to England? Now there are modesty covers over gentlemen's magazines? No more Zoo on display for all to see? That's just... wrong. I'm walking through Morrisons and didn't get my usual eyeful while waiting to pay for my Yorkie and crisps. Is Europe becoming the USA?
There's always Rome. You shouldn't have much trouble there.
     
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Aug 20, 2013, 09:34 PM
 
Oh... I forgot. The thing which ticks me off about Blue is they don't give you a bag/dust cover type thing for their mics. It's pretty necessary.

I found some XXS nylon stuff sacks which do the trick.

Luckily, they come in blue.
     
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Aug 21, 2013, 03:24 AM
 
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There's always Rome. You shouldn't have much trouble there.
That would mean spending time in Italy and dealing with Italians. The experience with the former often being ruined by the latter.
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Aug 21, 2013, 03:49 AM
 
There are a ****in' lot of them there.
     
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Aug 21, 2013, 01:06 PM
 
I've heard the song for the last 2 weeks, but never seen the video. Man, I'm in the wrong business! Talk about leaving nothing to the imagination. Then, again, the music business has always been that way (at least some of it) - sex, drugs, and rock & roll.
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Aug 21, 2013, 01:11 PM
 
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Regardless of any perceived ass issues, I'm impressed with how that actress/model does the Cindy Crawford look much better than Cindy Crawford ever did.
I think I know who you mean. She has that thing on her face too and the whole 'look'.
damn, we've come full circle already?
     
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Aug 21, 2013, 09:59 PM
 
Does she have a mole? It's not in the same spot.

I never thought it worked for Cindy, but I'm not anti mole. It works for Madonna.

As does the gap teeth. Weird how that can be hit or miss.
     
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Aug 24, 2013, 05:31 PM
 
Mr. Paisley was on Jimmy Fallon, borrowed a vintage guitar from one of the guys in The Roots, and then trashed it at the end of his segment.

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Aug 27, 2013, 09:17 PM
 
This commercial came on right after Miley Cyrus' performance on the VMA ...

Blue Pill: I just don't understand these music videos these days. What happened to all the thick girls? How your name gonna be "Thicke" and ain't nothing "thick" in your videos?

Gray Pill: No more strippers?

Blue Pill: Just flat asses on flat screens! Man they should let us direct one of them. The thick girls in my neighborhood will turn up.

Gray Pill: Wait. I kinda like flat asses.

Blue Pill: Will somebody please feed Miley Cyrus? Don't you need ass to twerk?

…..

Blue Pill: Somewhere Sir Mix-a-lot is crying his eyes out!!
Beats Pills VMAs Commercial - YouTube

Absolutely hilarious!

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