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(The Times (UK))   Beyoncé faked it for the President   (thetimes.co.uk) divider line 148
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2013-01-22 03:29:52 PM  

moothemagiccow: red5ish: This is an outrage. Well, no, actually it is absurdly trivial.

I think it's pretty farked up that she'd rather look good than sing well and is still adored by the public.


It is incredibly commonplace.
On American Bandstand and most variety shows of the 1960s, vocals and instrumentals were all synced to pre-recorded music. Since the advent of MTV in the 1980s, many artists have focused on visual effects, rather than singing, for their live shows. Artists often lip-sync during strenuous dance numbers in both live and recorded performances. Some singers habitually lip-sync during live performance, both concert and televised, whereas others do lip syncing only for certain songs or types of performances.

There are also instances of actors in Hollywood musicals (who couldn't sing well) lip-synching to recordings of another singer's voice. It's not a new phenomenon.

And if that gets you worked up, how do you feel about Auto-Tune? That shiat is awful, and has been around for decades (although not as obviously employed as it is today).
 
2013-01-22 03:29:59 PM  

Eshman: trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Nice comparison. Now let's do apples and oranges.


Apples v. oranges: both are awesome

What next?
 
2013-01-22 03:30:32 PM  

rnld: PawisBetlog: trey101: woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Brutal.

We need to bring back songs like do wah diddy or da do do do, da dah dah dah dah.


Now THOSE are lyrics that will make you cry everytime.

She looks good. She looks fine.
She looks good, she looks fine, and she really blows my mind.


/everything old is better...to old people
 
2013-01-22 03:30:39 PM  

trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"


Well, at least Beyonce isn't glorifying someone who shoots a person in the head and then whines to his mommy.
 
2013-01-22 03:34:12 PM  

moothemagiccow: red5ish: This is an outrage. Well, no, actually it is absurdly trivial.

I think it's pretty farked up that she'd rather look good than sing well and is still adored by the public.


I think it's pretty farked up that after years and years of this, people still don't understand that this is S.O.P., no matter who the artist, for a gig like this.
 
2013-01-22 03:36:33 PM  

trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"


Okay we get it. Beyoncé was black man with a mustache that died of AIDS.
 
2013-01-22 03:36:41 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Mikey1969: It's standard for everyone in live situations like this, period. It's not a "pampered artist" thing, its a business thing. In something this big, a screwup is a LOT of money and embarrassment. Hell, they even lip sync on SNL, and that's nowhere the size of a Presidential Inauguration.

Pretend singing. Serious business.


Still real singing. They record it live right before(At the event location), they aren't just whipping out her CD and laying it out. Hell, it explains why even good bands usually sound like shiat on SNL. That place has the worst acoustics ever. I'm pretty sure these bands would sound better playing in my utility closet, next to the water heaters and the boiler(Possibly a dead mouse or two also).
 
2013-01-22 03:37:58 PM  

rnld: This means Sarah Palin becomes President.


LOL, funny. I was about 45 minutes late on trying to submit this, but this was my headline, right along your lines:

"Beyonce lip-syncs national anthem. Totally outrageous and unprecedented. Sarah Palin President, Joe Biden sells his Trans-Am, you guys know how this works by now"
 
2013-01-22 03:39:11 PM  
Next time let's just have an opera singer who doesn't need to be auto-tuned sing it.
 
2013-01-22 03:39:17 PM  

rnld: PawisBetlog: trey101: woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Brutal.

We need to bring back songs like do wah diddy or da do do do, da dah dah dah dah.


That song is actually surprisingly deep:

Poets, priests and politicians
Have words to thank for their positions
Words that scream for their submission
And no one's jamming their transmission
'Cos when their eloquence escapes you
Their logic ties you up and rapes you

// compared to "who run the world? girls" - not much subtlety in that, is there?
 
2013-01-22 03:39:51 PM  
Wolf!
 
2013-01-22 03:40:36 PM  

trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"


"we will we will rock you" (repeat until beer guy gets to your row)
 
2013-01-22 03:41:03 PM  

Kibbler: Honest question. Is there anybody here who would call themselves a fan of her music? To each his own, de gustibus non est disputandum, etc. But I genuinely can't understand an adult listening to her.


Yes, my older brother. He has two tween girls and you cannot go five minutes in his house with listening to Single Ladies. He wants them married to rich men and out of the house so he doesn't have to deal with/support them anymore and Beyonce is an essential part of his programming efforts.
 
2013-01-22 03:42:05 PM  

red5ish: There are also instances of actors in Hollywood musicals (who couldn't sing well) lip-synching to recordings of another singer's voice. It's not a new phenomenon.


LOL, they actually made that a plot point in Singin' In The Rain...

With MTv, most(if not all) videos were lipsyncd. Hell, they even do it for dialogue in movies, it's called ADR, yet they decide it's a scandal NOW?
 
2013-01-22 03:43:14 PM  
That does it! I'm voting for Britney Spears!
 
2013-01-22 03:44:13 PM  

Dr Dreidel: rnld: PawisBetlog: trey101: woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Brutal.

We need to bring back songs like do wah diddy or da do do do, da dah dah dah dah.

That song is actually surprisingly deep:

Poets, priests and politicians
Have words to thank for their positions
Words that scream for their submission
And no one's jamming their transmission
'Cos when their eloquence escapes you
Their logic ties you up and rapes you

// compared to "who run the world? girls" - not much subtlety in that, is there?


Unless you get the reality of who run the world.
 
2013-01-22 03:50:53 PM  
First Obama fakes Sandy Hook, now Beyonce fakes the national anthem? Is there no low this man will not stoop to? What's next? "I can't Believe it's not Butter"? Krab meat salads? Diet Dr. Pepper?

I just want my country back.
 
2013-01-22 03:53:26 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Well, at least Beyonce isn't glorifying someone who shoots a person in the head and then whines to his mommy.


So, you're in favor of a world-wide gynocracy and you want to take handguns away?

Why do you hate freedom?
 
2013-01-22 03:54:32 PM  

worlddan: Kibbler: Honest question. Is there anybody here who would call themselves a fan of her music? To each his own, de gustibus non est disputandum, etc. But I genuinely can't understand an adult listening to her.

Yes, my older brother. He has two tween girls and you cannot go five minutes in his house with listening to Single Ladies. He wants them married to rich men and out of the house so he doesn't have to deal with/support them anymore and Beyonce is an essential part of his programming efforts.


i just started watching Glee, and i've had that earworm in my brain for about a week now.
 
2013-01-22 03:56:45 PM  
"It was the most celebrated rendition of America's national anthem in a generation"

LOL, wut?
 
2013-01-22 03:59:21 PM  

Mikey1969: Still real singing.


"Hey, let's go to the Inauguration to hear Beyonce sing!"

"Hey, let's go to the Inauguration to listen to a pre-recorded song while Beyonce mouth the words!"

Bait and switch. You're right, it's not new.
 
2013-01-22 04:01:22 PM  

Mikey1969: red5ish: There are also instances of actors in Hollywood musicals (who couldn't sing well) lip-synching to recordings of another singer's voice. It's not a new phenomenon.

LOL, they actually made that a plot point in Singin' In The Rain...

With MTv, most(if not all) videos were lipsyncd. Hell, they even do it for dialogue in movies, it's called ADR, yet they decide it's a scandal NOW?


It's also a plot point in a Terry Pratchett novel.
The next big revelation will be that those aliens in the movies aren't REAL. Yikes.
 
2013-01-22 04:01:40 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Mikey1969: Still real singing.

"Hey, let's go to the Inauguration to hear Beyonce sing!"

"Hey, let's go to the Inauguration to listen to a pre-recorded song while Beyonce mouth the words!"

Bait and switch. You're right, it's not new.


So, in your reality people only went to the inauguration to hear Beyonce perform? You know... they can always use new people at Fox and Friends. You should apply.
 
2013-01-22 04:02:15 PM  

ABQGOD: "It was the most celebrated rendition of America's national anthem in a generation"

LOL, wut?


Seconded... LOL... wut?
 
2013-01-22 04:04:07 PM  

Surool: So, in your reality people only went to the inauguration to hear Beyonce perform?


So, in your reality, nobody went just to watch Beyonce perform, I'm sorry, pretend to perform?
 
2013-01-22 04:07:22 PM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-22 04:07:34 PM  
I have a sad confession to make - half of my flatulence in the office is pre-recorded.
I make the motions and subtlety hit the play button on my computer - then I wave some rotten cheese around to simulate the flatus stench.

I'm sorry and apologize.
 
2013-01-22 04:07:42 PM  

trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"


Bohemian Rhapsody's lyrics are not its strong point. And it's fair to say Fred had some help with the guitar bits and drums.
 
2013-01-22 04:08:24 PM  

hasty ambush: [25.media.tumblr.com image 850x417]


...... it was on a holiday

//wouldn't have "missed" work either
 
2013-01-22 04:11:30 PM  

hasty ambush: [25.media.tumblr.com image 850x417]


That's some old recycled bullshiat you posted.
 
2013-01-22 04:16:29 PM  

red5ish: Mikey1969: red5ish: There are also instances of actors in Hollywood musicals (who couldn't sing well) lip-synching to recordings of another singer's voice. It's not a new phenomenon.

LOL, they actually made that a plot point in Singin' In The Rain...

With MTv, most(if not all) videos were lipsyncd. Hell, they even do it for dialogue in movies, it's called ADR, yet they decide it's a scandal NOW?

It's also a plot point in a Terry Pratchett novel.
The next big revelation will be that those aliens in the movies aren't REAL. Yikes.


The TRULY amazing thing? The aliens ARE real. CGI is what's fake. The aliens have been among us since Roswell, and this is how we keep them gainfully employed... :-)
 
2013-01-22 04:17:15 PM  

Eshman: trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Nice comparison. Now let's do apples and oranges.


Well ok...
www.yalibnan.com
i.huffpost.com



What did you hope to accomplish with this?
 
2013-01-22 04:18:36 PM  
Maybe she was too busy getting beat by Chris Brown to memorize the lyrics.
 
2013-01-22 04:18:40 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: Surool: So, in your reality people only went to the inauguration to hear Beyonce perform?

So, in your reality, nobody went just to watch Beyonce perform, I'm sorry, pretend to perform?


So, had Beyonce not been there, nobody would have attended. That's why you should apply to Fox and Friends. They were the ones who suggested that huge Obama rally in 2008 was just because of The National playing music at the event. While your material isn't new, they won't mind at all.
 
2013-01-22 04:22:13 PM  
I saw a segment on the news talking about how awesome Beyonce was because at some point in the song she took out her ear piece and was basically like, "I'm Beyonce! I don't need no stinkin earpiece!" and she continued to rock.

Somehow I doubt they will retract that piece and correct it to say she was just lip syncing.
 
2013-01-22 04:25:31 PM  

Surool: So, in your reality people only went to the inauguration to hear Beyonce perform?


Surool: So, had Beyonce not been there, nobody would have attended



You keep putting the same words in my mouth. Your absolutes are dishonest. I never said "nobody would have attended". I have said some were probably only there to see a celebrity trick them into thinking she had just performed a great piece when it was actually pre-recorded in a studio.

But keep on going with No Beyonce, No Inauguration as if I had said that. After the third time, maybe someone can draw a Venn diagram for you.
 
2013-01-22 04:25:38 PM  

Turfshoe: I saw a segment on the news talking about how awesome Beyonce was because at some point in the song she took out her ear piece and was basically like, "I'm Beyonce! I don't need no stinkin earpiece!" and she continued to rock.


Who needs an earpiece when they're lip synching?
 
2013-01-22 04:28:34 PM  

TheOther: [i309.photobucket.com image 600x431]

Got next!


What can I say? He likes big butts and he cannot lie. Unless it's about having sex with that woman.
 
2013-01-22 04:28:42 PM  
Did you know that the howitzers used to fire off the 21 gun salute were firing blanks?! That's just WRONG!
 
2013-01-22 04:29:11 PM  

LiquidTester: Maybe she was too busy getting beat by Chris Brown to memorize the lyrics.


Two women? He's a busy guy.
 
2013-01-22 04:31:02 PM  

Dr. Whoof: Eshman: trey101: [cdn-www.i-am-bored.com image 596x628]
woman is about as deep as a puddle.... "who run the world?"

Nice comparison. Now let's do apples and oranges.

Well ok...
[www.yalibnan.com image 300x376]
[i.huffpost.com image 570x238]


What did you hope to accomplish with this?


fc02.deviantart.net
 
2013-01-22 04:32:36 PM  

LiquidTester: Maybe she was too busy getting beat by Chris Brown to memorize the lyrics.


No, you're thinking of Lucy Van Pelt, because he got sick of her pulling the football away.
 
2013-01-22 04:35:34 PM  

Mikey1969: red5ish: There are also instances of actors in Hollywood musicals (who couldn't sing well) lip-synching to recordings of another singer's voice. It's not a new phenomenon.

LOL, they actually made that a plot point in Singin' In The Rain...

With MTv, most(if not all) videos were lipsyncd. Hell, they even do it for dialogue in movies, it's called ADR, yet they decide it's a scandal NOW?


Have you seen this (Singin' In The Rain is in there)?
 
2013-01-22 04:35:54 PM  

red5ish: Did you know that the howitzers used to fire off the 21 gun salute were firing blanks?! That's just WRONG!


Did someone play a recording of the howitzer firing and then shake the barrel a little bit to simulate a discharge?
 
2013-01-22 04:36:14 PM  
Beyonce used to be a man.

...And, one day, I'm going to PROVE it!
 
2013-01-22 04:46:56 PM  

CarnySaur: LiquidTester: Maybe she was too busy getting beat by Chris Brown to memorize the lyrics.

No, you're thinking of Lucy Van Pelt, because he got sick of her pulling the football away.


Whatever. I just need to know enough to be outraged.
 
2013-01-22 04:46:59 PM  

red5ish: Did you know that the howitzers used to fire off the 21 gun salute were firing blanks?! That's just WRONG!


You know what's wrong, not letting law-abiding American patriot citizens buy howitzers without a background check at a gun show. There's a legitimate need for them... you know, for the wild hog problem. DAMN YOU, FARTBONGO!
 
2013-01-22 04:47:47 PM  

Soup4Bonnie: shake the barrel a little bit to simulate a discharge?


fap?
 
2013-01-22 04:57:12 PM  

moothemagiccow: hasty ambush: [25.media.tumblr.com image 850x417]

...... it was on a holiday


Was gonna say this, too.
 
2013-01-22 05:02:03 PM  
It was too cold to sing well. Your vocal chords tighten up, and trying to reach some of those notes at that temperature, had the potential to damage her voice.

Many professional singers I know, won't even drink anything cold before they sing, and some even gargle warm water.
 
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