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2012-06-25 03:18:55 PM
burn!
 
2012-06-25 04:26:30 PM
I don't get it.
 
2012-06-25 04:30:11 PM

Winning: I don't get it.


I guess a fat guy singing a Goo-Goo Dolls song is ironic or something.
 
2012-06-25 04:32:28 PM

Winning: I don't get it.


me neither
 
2012-06-25 04:34:36 PM

Torgo_of_Manos: Winning: I don't get it.

me neither


Nor I.

Guy has a pretty good voice though.
 
2012-06-25 04:39:58 PM
Like RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIN on your wedding day?
 
2012-06-25 04:59:48 PM
Meh, that video just made me dizzy.
 
2012-06-25 05:05:34 PM
Hmm... part of the chorus is "and I don't want the world to see me," but this person made a video of him singing that and posted it online, so that the world could see him.

Maybe that's what subby meant. That's as close as I can figure out.

(He does have a pretty good voice.)
 
2012-06-25 05:11:07 PM
hmm. When I saw it was a ukulele cover I thought it would be funny, but this was actually pretty good. I don't think he was trying for "funny" though.

Video production could use some work, I guess, and he should add more instrumentation to flush the sound out.
 
2012-06-25 05:21:21 PM
In other words, Alanis Morissette was dumb as a box of toasters when she made her song about the topic.
 
2012-06-25 05:22:02 PM
I generally do not have a problem with ridicule and derision when ridicule and derision are called for...

Nothing to see here... I guess I will move along.
 
2012-06-25 05:30:58 PM
img812.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-25 05:42:42 PM
Did anybody download his ringdingtone?

// Not the worst I've heard.
 
2012-06-25 05:57:22 PM
Yeah, well the world didn't want to see him either.


/actually that was pretty fun cover and he's got a good voice.
 
2012-06-25 06:21:53 PM

Shostie: Winning: I don't get it.

I guess a fat guy singing a Goo-Goo Dolls song is ironic or something.


I guess subby was surprised that a fat guy could be talented. Same reaction when that Susan Boyle lady ended up having a great voice. People were surprised because she was less than attractive. I mean ugly people are supposed to be good at computers and science, not artsy fartsy stuff, amirite?
 
2012-06-25 06:33:11 PM

Di Atribe: I mean ugly people are supposed to be good at computers and science, not artsy fartsy stuff, amirite?


Hey, I've been known to paint some masterpieces in my time.

Granted, it was all "paint by numbers" stuff, BUT STILL!
 
2012-06-25 06:40:49 PM
i33.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-25 06:53:09 PM
And it's a sad, sad world when a girl will break a boy just because she can
 
2012-06-25 07:02:36 PM
it's ironic because fat guys singing 90s pop standards are supposed to play harmonica, not ukelele.
 
2012-06-25 07:12:29 PM
The Penn State t-shirt the guy is wearing.
 
2012-06-25 07:21:39 PM

Di Atribe: Shostie: Winning: I don't get it.

I guess a fat guy singing a Goo-Goo Dolls song is ironic or something.

I guess subby was surprised that a fat guy could be talented. Same reaction when that Susan Boyle lady ended up having a great voice. People were surprised because she was less than attractive. I mean ugly people are supposed to be good at computers and science, not artsy fartsy stuff, amirite?


no, subby was surprised the fat guy thought he was gonna get laid. holy cow some of you guys are slow.
 
2012-06-25 07:22:12 PM
A situation is often incorrectly said to be ironic if the actions taken have an effect exactly opposite from what was intended

ftfy.

btw, how can a "situation" take "actions"?

subby needs help. why aren't our children learning?
 
2012-06-25 08:01:38 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: why aren't our children learning?


Now *that's* ironic.

\'cause, you know, you never f'ing learn
 
2012-06-25 08:02:59 PM

Di Atribe: Shostie: Winning: I don't get it.

I guess a fat guy singing a Goo-Goo Dolls song is ironic or something.

I guess subby was surprised that a fat guy could be talented. Same reaction when that Susan Boyle lady ended up having a great voice. People were surprised because she was less than attractive. I mean ugly people are supposed to be good at computers and science, not artsy fartsy stuff, amirite?


Well said.

He's talented, but he's fat. That's the joke, right? :-(

Why was this greenlit? Oh, because he's fat and talented. Nevermind.
 
2012-06-25 08:14:13 PM

FloydA: Hmm... part of the chorus is "and I don't want the world to see me," but this person made a video of him singing that and posted it online, so that the world could see him.


Perhaps he meant "I don't want the world to see around me".
 
2012-06-25 08:25:05 PM
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2012-06-25 08:34:28 PM
Ok, maybe I'm crazy here, but my guess is the ironic tag is because a song that is predominantly minor (sad chords) when played on a Ukulele (having only 4 strings and making it harder to land a minor chord progression) makes the song sound major (happy chords).

The dis-chord between the melody and the lyrics is then ironic - yes? Other than that, I know not.
 
2012-06-25 08:39:31 PM
Good voice.
 
2012-06-25 08:52:22 PM
Yeah, he's doughy and nerdy and he's got some of the Numa Numa thing going on, sure. Let's all laugh at him. Because we're all so fit and trim and athletic and young and good-looking behind our seven proxies, right?

I'll give him this: He's sincere. And that's more than I can say for a huge number of people doing anything, and a huge amount of so-called 'art' of any kind that's out there right now. Everyone's got their own criteria for evaluating what other people do, and for me sincerity is tops: If I believe that the artist believes in what they're doing, then I believe it, too. Even if they're funny looking and not good at it. That's why I feel that Tom Waits is a better singer than Celine Dion, and Wesley Willis was a better musician than Creed. If I think you're bullshiatting me through your art, I hate it no matter how 'artful' it is or how skilled your technique. But convince me you mean it, and I'm hooked even if I think your technique is terrible. An old guy singing to himself in a doorway has more soul than everybody at the Grammys put together, and if I had to pick any one of them to give a dollar to, it would be him.
 
2012-06-25 08:55:52 PM
I love everybody in this thread (so far). Y'all surprised me. In a really good way.
 
2012-06-25 08:59:25 PM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Yeah, he's doughy and nerdy and he's got some of the Numa Numa thing going on, sure. Let's all laugh at him. Because we're all so fit and trim and athletic and young and good-looking behind our seven proxies, right?

I'll give him this: He's sincere. And that's more than I can say for a huge number of people doing anything, and a huge amount of so-called 'art' of any kind that's out there right now. Everyone's got their own criteria for evaluating what other people do, and for me sincerity is tops: If I believe that the artist believes in what they're doing, then I believe it, too. Even if they're funny looking and not good at it. That's why I feel that Tom Waits is a better singer than Celine Dion, and Wesley Willis was a better musician than Creed. If I think you're bullshiatting me through your art, I hate it no matter how 'artful' it is or how skilled your technique. But convince me you mean it, and I'm hooked even if I think your technique is terrible. An old guy singing to himself in a doorway has more soul than everybody at the Grammys put together, and if I had to pick any one of them to give a dollar to, it would be him.


Well said.

See also - Israel Kamakawiwoʻoletouch. This is the best cover in the history of everything.
 
2012-06-25 09:29:39 PM
A fat guy that can sing and play the ukulele well is ironic subbs?
 
2012-06-25 09:38:02 PM
Dude, turn the reverb down. A little bit is nice, but when you turn it up to 11 it sounds like you're trapped in a cave and are singing to attract the attention of rescuers.
 
2012-06-25 09:38:12 PM
Also haven't a clue about the phantom irony..

but I think I detect autotune here.. and he sang it too girly for my taste
 
2012-06-25 09:39:01 PM

some_beer_drinker: Di Atribe: Shostie: Winning: I don't get it.

I guess a fat guy singing a Goo-Goo Dolls song is ironic or something.

I guess subby was surprised that a fat guy could be talented. Same reaction when that Susan Boyle lady ended up having a great voice. People were surprised because she was less than attractive. I mean ugly people are supposed to be good at computers and science, not artsy fartsy stuff, amirite?

no, subby was surprised the fat guy thought he was gonna get laid. holy cow some of you guys are slow.


Yeah, just because subarino is a dick, doesn't make this hard to get.

All guys play guitar for one reason, to get laid. I'm sure this theory extends to playing ukelele, if you have a $500+ mic and stoop as low as playing the Goo Goo Dolls.

/Guy's good at it. Hopefully some netsploring chick likes and gets her some big dude love.
 
2012-06-25 09:39:39 PM
So the Goo Goo Dolls are legit classic rock now? Because their music made me want to vomit out of my ears.
 
2012-06-25 09:39:43 PM

snowjack: Dude, turn the reverb down. A little bit is nice, but when you turn it up to 11 it sounds like you're trapped in a cave and are singing to attract the attention of rescuers.


oh, and this too.. he went for the bathroom singing effect,, even I sound good in the bathroom
 
2012-06-25 10:01:19 PM

Bob_Laublaw:
Well said.

See also - Israel Kamakawiwoʻoletouch. This is the best cover in the history of everything.


Bruddah Iz was a true rainbow warrior, hoaloha. Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono.

Hawai'i '78

Aloha Kaua, kaikaina.
 
2012-06-25 10:21:29 PM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Yeah, he's doughy and nerdy and he's got some of the Numa Numa thing going on, sure. Let's all laugh at him. Because we're all so fit and trim and athletic and young and good-looking behind our seven proxies, right?

I'll give him this: He's sincere. And that's more than I can say for a huge number of people doing anything, and a huge amount of so-called 'art' of any kind that's out there right now. Everyone's got their own criteria for evaluating what other people do, and for me sincerity is tops: If I believe that the artist believes in what they're doing, then I believe it, too. Even if they're funny looking and not good at it. That's why I feel that Tom Waits is a better singer than Celine Dion, and Wesley Willis was a better musician than Creed. If I think you're bullshiatting me through your art, I hate it no matter how 'artful' it is or how skilled your technique. But convince me you mean it, and I'm hooked even if I think your technique is terrible. An old guy singing to himself in a doorway has more soul than everybody at the Grammys put together, and if I had to pick any one of them to give a dollar to, it would be him.


*hugs you*

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkle agree.
 
2012-06-25 10:29:00 PM
You know what it's like when you lose a limb, like your right leg, and yet you continue to feel phantom pains for months even though it's gone, and then one day you hit Refresh, and then your leg suddenly grows back?

I need to hit Seattle to buy a friend a beer.
 
2012-06-25 10:36:35 PM
I think it was ironic because he didn't eat the uke?
 
2012-06-25 10:57:52 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Di Atribe: I mean ugly people are supposed to be good at computers and science, not artsy fartsy stuff, amirite?

Hey, I've been known to paint some masterpieces in my time.

Granted, it was all "paint by numbers" stuff, BUT STILL!


It was beautiful! Belongs in the Louvre, I tell ya!
 
2012-06-25 11:06:06 PM

vastcat: I think it was ironic because he didn't eat the uke?


winnar winnar chicken dinnar!!! give the man a prize!
 
TKM
2012-06-25 11:13:04 PM
That was cool. Not going to be my go to tune for good times, but still cool.

Was subby trying to make fun of a talented amateur?
 
2012-06-25 11:30:57 PM
Ironic:

1) "A man with a voice that beautiful must be gorgeous!" ~Some dim-witted fool

2) The song contains the lyric "I don't want the world to see me."

3) Man is not conventionally beautiful and dim-witted fools only appreciated him before they had a chance to see him.
 
2012-06-26 12:22:27 AM
Nice job man!
 
2012-06-26 12:31:28 AM

Di Atribe: Shostie: Winning: I don't get it.

I guess a fat guy singing a Goo-Goo Dolls song is ironic or something.

I guess subby was surprised that a fat guy could be talented. Same reaction when that Susan Boyle lady ended up having a great voice. People were surprised because she was less than attractive. I mean ugly people are supposed to be good at computers and science, not artsy fartsy stuff, amirite?


Or maybe the fact that you would think playing the song Iris on a ukelele would sound like utter garbage but in fact it sounded pretty damn good.
 
2012-06-26 12:40:28 AM
The autotune is pretty obvious. Which is a shame.
 
2012-06-26 12:59:31 AM

SeaMonkey311: Or maybe the fact that you would think playing the song Iris on a ukelele would sound like utter garbage but in fact it sounded pretty damn good.


Perhaps. I deem this completely plausible.
 
2012-06-26 01:20:01 AM

Walker: Like RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIN on your wedding day?


I'm certain I wasn't the only person to make their own lyrics to that song:

"Like getting laid, without getting paid"
 
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