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(Slate)   How did dropping the mic become an important stylistic method for punctuating a powerful performance? This article lays it all out in critical detail. I'm out. *drops mic*   (slate.com) divider line 41
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2013-01-26 05:43:10 AM
Mr. Randy Watson and his band Sexual Chocolate
 
2013-01-26 06:33:30 AM
All it does is damage equipment and make you look like a tool.
 
2013-01-26 07:40:12 AM
Pro wrestling. It forces the other guy to reach down to pick it up. You can use this opportunity to kick him in the head while your manager steals his championship belt.
 
2013-01-26 07:52:20 AM

Honest Bender: All it does is damage equipment and make you look like a tool.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-26 07:54:16 AM

A Terrible Human: Honest Bender: All it does is damage equipment and make you look like a tool.

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I really didn't notice all the duct tape holding the mic together later on in that episode. Hilarious.

Love all the little details in that show.
 
2013-01-26 08:04:20 AM
this is from the same rule book that has 'eit' for 'all right', wearing your jeans so your boxer shorts are near fully exposed and having 8 babbys with 5 different women. some folks are so dedicated to trying to be hip they don't realize people think they are mentally feeble, uneducated and ignorant.
 
2013-01-26 08:22:17 AM

Dog Welder: A Terrible Human: Honest Bender: All it does is damage equipment and make you look like a tool.

[i.imgur.com image 720x406]

I really didn't notice all the duct tape holding the mic together later on in that episode. Hilarious.

Love all the little details in that show.


The tape was because Archer had already dropped it, and presumably broken it.
 
2013-01-26 08:24:37 AM
I think Roger Daltry wins the tape on the microphone contest.
 
2013-01-26 08:44:26 AM
Saw The Ramones back in the 80's.
In between songs Joey yelled 'Fix my Farkin Mike', then threw down the mic.
We still refer to that as the 'Fix My Farkin Mike' song never released on any album.
 
2013-01-26 08:56:34 AM
Because microphones used to be expensive and now they're cheap enough you can fark one up and not be out $300?
 
2013-01-26 09:02:26 AM

Honest Bender: All it does is damage equipment and make you look like a tool.


This.this right here. Stupid thing to do. But that's okay; dropping the mic happens at weddings now. Weddings. By the hipster bride and groom. So that shark has been jumped.
 
2013-01-26 09:09:46 AM
It cracked me up to see Johnny Mathis do it.
 
2013-01-26 09:15:35 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Pro wrestling. It forces the other guy to reach down to pick it up. You can use this opportunity to kick him in the head while your manager steals his championship belt.


Pipebomb...
 
2013-01-26 09:23:11 AM

KrispyKritter: this is from the same rule book that has 'eit' for 'all right', wearing your jeans so your boxer shorts are near fully exposed and having 8 babbys with 5 different women. some folks are so dedicated to trying to be hip they don't realize people think they are mentally feeble, uneducated and ignorant.


UMAD?
 
2013-01-26 09:27:31 AM

Honest Bender: All it does is damage equipment and make you look like a tool.

 
2013-01-26 10:10:50 AM

This is a late parrot: Mr. Randy Watson and his band Sexual Chocolate


He did it best.
 
2013-01-26 10:12:15 AM

mainsail: Honest Bender: All it does is damage equipment and make you look like a tool.

This.this right here. Stupid thing to do. But that's okay; dropping the mic happens at weddings now. Weddings. By the hipster bride and groom. So that shark has been jumped.


Thus the primary reason I have the ability to run a credit card on my cell phone. You drop it, you bought it.

/audio guy
 
2013-01-26 10:13:50 AM
I guess if you don't count anything before 1988 then yes, this was the history of "dropping the mic"
 
2013-01-26 10:24:11 AM
www.corbisimages.com
 
2013-01-26 10:40:14 AM
List fails to mention the mic drop at the end of Damon Wayans: The Last Stand? where the camera cuts to a reverse shot of the mic lying broken on the stage.

Mic droppin' is a recent thing? Whafuh?
 
2013-01-26 10:45:57 AM
So, to sum up: Attention Whoring. Got it.
 
2013-01-26 10:53:38 AM
Drop your own mic, you poser dipshiats, or I'll pick it back up and re-drop it on your fool head at maximum velocity.

/sound guy
 
2013-01-26 11:47:42 AM
Thanks to HAWP I've added "I just dropped your mic" to my lexicon.
 
2013-01-26 11:56:05 AM
www.whompcomic.com
 
2013-01-26 12:24:58 PM
I guess I misremember this gif. I must've mentally added a mic drop to it:

media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-26 12:35:26 PM
it says "fuxk you, sound engineer!" to me
 
2013-01-26 12:36:57 PM
Done in one.
 
2013-01-26 12:49:53 PM

moothemagiccow: it says "fuxk you, sound engineer!" to me


They really really really don't like it when you drop their mic's and/or kick over their stands. It's why I bring my own.
 
2013-01-26 01:32:25 PM
Don Rickles has been dropping the mic for laughs for over 30 years.

//Once again, get off my lawn.
 
2013-01-26 01:57:27 PM

Summoner101: I guess I misremember this gif. I must've mentally added a mic drop to it:


That's awesome. I'd have had him say "we got the motherfarker"
 
2013-01-26 02:27:48 PM
It's not news, it's Slate.com.
 
2013-01-26 02:58:13 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Dog Welder: A Terrible Human: Honest Bender: All it does is damage equipment and make you look like a tool.

[i.imgur.com image 720x406]

I really didn't notice all the duct tape holding the mic together later on in that episode. Hilarious.

Love all the little details in that show.

The tape was because Archer had already dropped it, and presumably broken it.


Given the sound it made when he dropped it, yeah it got really farked up.

/the final scene had me laughing so damn hard
 
2013-01-26 03:09:00 PM

Iczer: Uchiha_Cycliste: Dog Welder: A Terrible Human: Honest Bender: All it does is damage equipment and make you look like a tool.

[i.imgur.com image 720x406]

I really didn't notice all the duct tape holding the mic together later on in that episode. Hilarious.

Love all the little details in that show.

The tape was because Archer had already dropped it, and presumably broken it.

Given the sound it made when he dropped it, yeah it got really farked up.

/the final scene had me laughing so damn hard


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can we listen to the radio?

lulz
 
2013-01-26 03:15:30 PM
I think it says you are a badass. At least that's what it is supposed to mean. If it breaks the audio gear so what. (as long as it's your shiat)
 
2013-01-26 03:31:22 PM
I double dog dare anyone to drop my U87. I will shoot you in the face.
 
2013-01-26 03:45:58 PM
As a former sound technician, consider me one guy who'll be more annoyed than impressed. That said, no one gives a shiat about the crew and being a wasteful douchebag is a part of American culture.
 
2013-01-26 06:13:37 PM
I don't like the mic drop. It's like saying "I have no real skill with words, so I'll just rely on shallow cliches to get my point across."

To me, it has become the hip hop exclamation point. Just like "Yeah Booooy", "Yeah unn huh", "Unh", "ynomean" "motherf♥ckin'" or "f♥ckin'" have become the hip hop commas.

And "Aight" is often the hip hop period.

Baggy pants are the hip hop mating display. Like when a partridge fans out his feathers, only dumber and gayer.
 
2013-01-26 06:14:12 PM
Yes, I'm making "gayer" a word. Live with it.
 
2013-01-26 08:16:06 PM
This is a thing, apparently.
 
2013-01-26 08:21:03 PM
Of course you losers don't know the real truth. The historic instance was performed by Emile Berline, whilst asking for a raise. His employer told him no, and Emile told him once already!
 
2013-01-26 09:30:41 PM

purple kool-aid and a jigger of formaldehyde: moothemagiccow: it says "fuxk you, sound engineer!" to me

They really really really don't like it when you drop their mic's and/or kick over their stands. It's why I bring my own.


Yeah I signed a contract once saying I wouldn't do any Roger Daltrey shiat. Most SM58s end up looking like shiat anyway.
 
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