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I don’t get this Arcade Fire stuff

I can not stand this band. Everyone says they like them. I don’t believe it, they only say they do because for some bizarre rationale, they think it makes them look smart or some crap. This pap is for 13-year-old girls. It’s great for that. It is not 1986 and you are not tortured. This needs to stop.

41 Comment(s)

  1. you change all the lead /
    sleeping in my head to gold /
    as the day grows dim /
    I hear you sing a golden hymn /
    the song I’ve been trying to sing.

    The Relativist | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  2. I concur!

    Hotrod | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  3. Ya know what I don’t get? Sports Illustrated. I mean, I like sports, but I’m not a fanatic. Besides, subscriptions are like what, 20 bucks a year.

    Cable, too. I don’t get cable. It’s expensive and I’ve got three kids, which means I don’t have a whole lot of time to plop down in front of the tube and watch TLC all day.

    zra | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  4. I don’t understand the new “easy to use pour spout” on laundry detergent jugs. First of all, why was it complicated to pour from the old jugs? It wasn’t.

    Secondly, how is having to use both hands because you need to push a red button to release the detergent somehow easier? It isn’t.

    Thirdly, why is the cap designed so the leftover detergent runs down the side of the bottle, leaving a blob of blue goop on top of the machine? Because this is a stupid idea.

    Talk about breaking something that was fixed.

    Paul Lundgren | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  5. What’s the deal with poop?

    Starfire | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  6. Cool story, bro.

    Rougement | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  7. I want to know more about poop.

    The Opponent | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  8. Paul, the “easy to use pour spout” was designed for that big jug of detergent to be set on a shelf with the spout hanging off; then, you just, with one hand, one finger even, push that big red button and your detergent is released!

    There may still be blobs of blue detergent goo, however.

    speechie | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  9. I always wipe up spilled detergent with a piece of clothing that’s going in the wash.

    Barrett Chase | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  10. Aaaah. And if the cap is not returned to the top of the jug, the mess won’t happen.

    I have to maintain, though, that it still isn’t any easier than the old way. And why would I want a jug hanging over the edge of the shelf that I don’t have?

    Oh, and I guess I don’t care much for Arcade Fire.

    Paul Lundgren | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  11. I like this whole “Paul and Barrett channel Jerry Seinfeld and Martha Stewart” routine.

    Paul: “What’s the deal with toaster cozies? Who has the time to cover and uncover their toaster every day? Why does the toaster need a wardrobe? And don’t even get me started on those plastic things that are supposed to keep the bread bag closed!”

    Barret: “Paul, a cozie keeps the crumbs hidden, adds character to your kitchen, and brightens up the room; it’s a good thing.”

    Now, can someone please tell me who this Arcade Fire character is?

    tony d | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  12. The funniest part is when I go to prison for insider trading.

    Barrett Chase | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  13. And then the best part is when you emerge from prison wearing the most fabulous shawl, and craft blogs go bananas trying to replicate the crochet pattern. That is a triumphant moment for you, Barrett.

    I love the Arcade Fire. You’re right, I’m not 13, it’s not 1986, and I’m so not tortured. But you know what? I guess I also not be able to relate to most of the other music I love. That’s the funny thing. Music doesn’t have to be about your life, just like movies or books or visual art. It can be about (or come from) a time and place you’ll never experience, or it can be about something completely unreal that no one will ever experience, it can be about seemingly nothing, and still move us. Nutty, huh?

    You know what I don’t get? Boredom. How can anyone ever be bored?

    doubledutch | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  14. I think the Arcade Fire is incredible. I’m working on warming up to the new album. They put on an incredible live show -- it must be said.

    You can call me a 13 yr old girl if it makes you feel better.

    tang! | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  15. I’ve listened to Arcade Fire for about ten minutes and didn’t like what I heard. I’ve used laundry detergent hundreds of times though and am completely neutral to it.

    samh | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  16. We just toss the cap into the wash with the clothes.

    Zac Bentz | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  17. When I see a solar eclipse, like the one I went to last year in Hawaii, I think ‘Oh no! Is the moon eating the sun?’ I don’t know. Because I’m a caveman — that’s the way I think.

    Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  18. I lost a friend in an Arcade Fire.

    Fan of Ham | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  19. Oh yeah. I use powdered detergent. It’s cheaper and tidier.

    doubledutch | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  20. And I love unfrozen (thawed?) caveman lawyers.

    doubledutch | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  21. I think that kid in Two Harbors got sentenced yesterday for starting an Arcade Fire.

    adam | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  22. What is ironic is that you say that the Arcade Fire is for 13 year old girls and their song Wake Up appeared in the major motion picture, Where the Wild Things Are, a film about childhood and the immature and irrational mind of a child. Their song, as it turns out, is quite musically complex and yet illustrates and repeats Spike Jonze’s childish theme perfectly.

    What about 20 oz bottles of pop? If I had wanted warm pop I would have put it on the damn stove.

    Peter | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  23. I’m not sure why you think Arcade Fire is 13 year old girl music. I’ve liked them since Funeral. The music is actually pretty complex, and they utilize many different instruments.

    Unfortunately, they’re getting a bit more attention, because their music was used in WTWTA. More recently, they released their newest album and broadcast a live show to benefit Haiti.

    year of glad | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  24. Hey, let me tell you a thing or two about TPS reports…

    zra | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  25. As long as we got the “whats the deal with__________fill in the blank” going. Whats with beer cans that turn blue when they are cold enough to drink as if the only problem with coors light is you can’t tell if the bottle of garbage is cold enough to drink. So then Miller jumps on the band wagon and now they have a special twist in the neck of the beer bottle so it pours better. There again as if the only problem with this sewage is that it wasn’t pouring properly from the old bottle. You would think with all the money to make and market a new package it would just be easier to make a real beer instead. As far as whats the deal with Arcade Fire, I wouldn’t know them if they pissed bad beer on my foot. Even a bad Mcdonalds jingle will stick in my head for a while so they can’t have done anything too spectacular or I’d be singing them in the shower.

    W.T.F | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  26. Most people want to drink a beer they are familiar with. Let’s remember that the people, hopefully paying for beer, probably aren’t jaded drinkers but “regular folks” (whatever that is) who would like to drink something they can hang their hat on.

    Adam | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  27. Adam, wouldn’t it be easier, shorter and more to the point to just tell me to fuck off?

    W.T.F | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  28. That would be boring. And I’m not telling you to fuck off.

    Adam | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  29. Well, since your mocking my post from another thread what exactly are you telling me? Or are you just practicing your smartassisms?

    W.T.F | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  30. Teengenerate was a way better band than Arcade Fire. So what’s the deal with being upset by being called a 13 year old girl? There is nothing wrong with having a crush on Robert Smith.

    The Opponent | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  31. So no poop comments huh?

    The Opponent | Aug 10, 2010 | New Comment
  32. Didja ever notice that the escalator handrail always moves a little slower than the stairs you’re standing on?

    What’s up with that?

    zra | Aug 11, 2010 | New Comment
  33. I don’t mind the Arcade Fire but they are definitely one of those bands people say they like when they really don’t. If I had a teenage daughter, I’d much rather she listen to the Arcade Fire than all that teeny-bopper bullshit.

    Gunns | Aug 11, 2010 | New Comment
  34. Why are all the meters “quarters only”? They used to take dimes and nickels.

    bluenewt | Aug 11, 2010 | New Comment
  35. I listen to bands that don’t even exist yet.

    Also, what’s up with people leaving less than a car-space between their bumper and the corner/driveway/no-parking-zone?
    Also, for laundry soap, I kept a little jug and just refill that with the giant jug.
    Also, isn’t no-sort recycling fantastic?
    Also, I should probably get my renter’s rebate done.

    The Relativist | Aug 11, 2010 | New Comment
  36. WTF, Adam? I want to hear what you have to say for yourself.

    Peter | Aug 11, 2010 | New Comment
  37. I wash my clothes in the shower.

    The Opponent | Aug 11, 2010 | New Comment
  38. Why and when did waiiters stop with general inquiries like, “How is everything?” or “How is your food?” It seems to have become customary to be asked some version of the “How does your food taste?” question. Is it only me that finds that question distasteful and overly intimate? I waffle between feeling violated (get out of my mouth!), trying not to vomit said food into the mouth apparently in question, or responding that I don’t think my food can taste anything (not anymore anyway).

    Echo | Aug 12, 2010 | New Comment
  39. I’d just like to take a moment to defend Arcade Fire. Their music is not for everyone, but their use of complex layering and a diversity of sounds you don’t hear in most current “radio music” make them quite refreshing, like a gin and tonic on a hot day.

    Gary | Aug 12, 2010 | New Comment
  40. @Echo, that drives me completely nuts, too!

    No Good Bum | Aug 12, 2010 | New Comment
  41. How about pennies? I like Arcade Fire more than pennies.

    Lojasmo | Aug 12, 2010 | New Comment

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