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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"
 
2012-06-26 02:20:53 AM
It's ironic, because he's not singing to a pie.

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2012-06-26 02:28:07 AM

D Ray Morton: It's ironic, because he's not singing to a pie.

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or about a pie
 
2012-06-26 04:59:56 AM
Maybe some of the idjuts laughing at this guy should google him or look him up on YouTube - this guy performs live and also has hundreds of fans.

Probably been laid more times than subby, I suspect.
 
2012-06-26 06:01:04 AM
I enjoyed it immensely. I'm not exactly sure why the fact that he's overweight is even being discussed. If I like a statue, does that mean the sculpture has to be a crazy-hot chick?
 
2012-06-26 07:29:52 AM
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha, thats irony man. I love to irony!
 
2012-06-26 07:30:32 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?


A song by the The Buggles said it best "Video killed the radio star" Now en days you have to be hot and maybe semi talented to make it, Well in main stream media anyways.

This guy has a good voice and I enjoyed the video, Not sure where subby was going with this....
 
2012-06-26 07:49:15 AM
Subby has played you all. The irony is that we are discussing this because he is a fat dude and all of use to a number would ourselves be unacceptable to the world at large if we put ourselves out there like him. It's like when farkers criticize some model, as usual, that is not quite perfect while not posting a pic of yourself for other farkers to compare.
 
2012-06-26 08:22:13 AM

mrlewish: Subby has played you all. The irony is that we are discussing this because he is a fat dude and all of use to a number would ourselves be unacceptable to the world at large if we put ourselves out there like him. It's like when farkers criticize some model, as usual, that is not quite perfect while not posting a pic of yourself for other farkers to compare.


haha, someone finally gets it. i was doing it ironically
 
2012-06-26 09:13:17 AM

J. Frank Parnell: The autotune is pretty obvious. Which is a shame.


Really? Because I'm a trained singer, and worked for a record label, and I don't hear it all. All I hear is obviously good singing. There's echo on there, that could definitely be trimmed a bit without losing anything, but no AutoTune that I've yet detected. (Any experts out there?) Some people are just good singers.
 
2012-06-26 09:23:20 AM

Nhojwolfe: 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?

A song by the The Buggles said it best "Video killed the radio star" Now en days you have to be hot and maybe semi talented to make it, Well in main stream media anyways.

This guy has a good voice and I enjoyed the video, Not sure where subby was going with this....


I watched an amazing documentary a few years back, 'Before the Music Dies,' about the slow, excruciating decline of major record labels and how they could drag everyone down with them in their desperate scrabbling to hold on. Part of it showed an extreme example of how big labels operate these days. They found a street busker and bought a song from him, for cheap. They hired someone else to create a (mostly digital) composition around it. They hired someone to sing it. Not a singer, just an attractive girl. Who couldn't sing. Using professional AutoTune, they hammered her awful singing to fit the composition. Then they did a video of her 'singing' the new song -- while eating pizza and drinking soda. It was funny, of course, but it drove home the point: a huge amount of commercial music is heavily processed crap, and we might not even know it much of the time.

After some consideration, I suspect that subby means that if you just saw a screengrab of this, you probably wouldn't expect to hear what you do when you play it. I don't think it was really meant to be funny, just thoughtful.
 
2012-06-26 09:31:16 AM

mrlewish: Subby has played you all. The irony is that we are discussing this because he is a fat dude and all of use to a number would ourselves be unacceptable to the world at large if we put ourselves out there like him. It's like when farkers criticize some model, as usual, that is not quite perfect while not posting a pic of yourself for other farkers to compare.


That could have been worded a bit better, but I get what you're saying, and mostly agree. (I'm not sure that subby is trying to do what you suggest.)

/'nother CSS: Years ago, I was backstage at a local poetry slam. For those of you who don't know, or need to be filled in, slam is a special kind of competitive performance poetry, which has special rules such as how it must be done live and in person before an audience. Also backstage was the state's poet laureate. (One of the cooler such folks in the country, as most laureates are academic poets who sneer at slam and much other 'folk' poetry.) One girl -- she was pretty young, probably not even 18 -- did a piece that I didn't think was very good, and being the full-of-myself twit I was at that time, I commented on it to the poet laureate, who was standing right next to me. He thought a moment then said, "It was still better than yours."
 
2012-06-26 09:48:08 AM
It's ironic because all he can taste is this moment, yet he is very interested in food.
 
2012-06-26 10:19:53 AM

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.


I'll add Lyle Lovett to the mix
 
2012-06-26 10:31:21 AM
If we're talking about good covers from surprising individuals, this one takes the cake.

Link
 
2012-06-26 01:25:16 PM

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Really? Because I'm a trained singer, and worked for a record label, and I don't hear it all. All I hear is obviously good singing. There's echo on there, that could definitely be trimmed a bit without losing anything, but no AutoTune that I've yet detected. (Any experts out there?) Some people are just good singers.


Oh, i know good singers, and do a little myself. Although not professionally.

He sounds robotic and unnatural. The way the pitches shift just screams autotune to me. I'd like to hear some of his live stuff people have mentioned to see if he may in fact be a robot.
 
2012-06-26 05:45:27 PM

Di Atribe: It was beautiful! Belongs in the Louvre, I tell ya!


! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

:D

I LOUVRE IT WHEN A PLAN COMES TOGETHER!
 
2012-06-26 06:28:17 PM
Huh.. that was pretty good.
 
2012-06-26 07:25:51 PM
That title would be great for a link to Obama talking about the economy.
 
2012-06-26 09:14:12 PM
The irony is the submission. Subby was cool before cool was subbed.

//MOD FAIL, THREAD ONE, MOD FAIL, THREAD ONE
 
2012-06-27 01:08:07 AM
Subby thought it was meant to be funny because fat, but thinks his amazing perceptive skills allowed him to see the hidden beauty. Just a guess.
 
2012-06-27 11:48:23 AM

Bob_Laublaw:

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


This was not a cover. it was a mutilation and personally offensive to me and many others. That fat asshole ruined two great tunes at once, and to boot, he couldn't sing any better than your average 500lb barfly, thus disrespecting not one, not two, but three cultures at once with his abortion of a song.

Yes, I'm serious. I hate this music with a passion.
 
2012-06-28 09:33:27 AM

willfullyobscure: Bob_Laublaw:

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

This was not a cover. it was a mutilation and personally offensive to me and many others. That fat asshole ruined two great tunes at once, and to boot, he couldn't sing any better than your average 500lb barfly, thus disrespecting not one, not two, but three cultures at once with his abortion of a song.

Yes, I'm serious. I hate this music with a passion.


welcome to subbies favourite list
 
2012-06-29 01:12:33 AM
It's funny because he's fat. Apparently.

And each and every one of you who hear autotune know exactly *shiat*. Reverb aint autotune.
 
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