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(HyperVocal)   Abe Vigoda trades in Fish for Phish   (hypervocal.com) divider line 22
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2013-11-01 06:23:03 AM  
Hey, Immortals like to have fun, too.
 
2013-11-01 06:36:12 AM  
I can't decide if hypervocal.com is the worst designed website of all time or the worst thing of any kind of all time.
 
2013-11-01 07:22:04 AM  
cdn.fd.uproxx.com
 
2013-11-01 07:33:17 AM  
I just wish Ace Frehley was still here to see this.
 
2013-11-01 07:40:50 AM  

Wellon Dowd: I can't decide if hypervocal.com is the worst designed website of all time or the worst thing of any kind of all time.


Yeah, I came in here (stop) to make a Barney Miller, and Oysterhead reference, clicked to get a back story, and decided to abort mission. Bad site, bad. /the army's all on exctasy....
 
2013-11-01 07:56:05 AM  

Alphax: Hey, Immortals like to have fun, too.


Long live Abe!
 
2013-11-01 08:23:10 AM  
He should he should sell his blood by the pint. Immortality in a bottle
 
2013-11-01 08:31:37 AM  
I really want that guy to make it to 100.
 
2013-11-01 08:35:16 AM  
If he would have died on stage in a wombat suit it would have done wonders for the wombat suit industry.
 
2013-11-01 08:59:25 AM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

Tell Mike it was only business. I always liked him.
 
2013-11-01 09:03:06 AM  

varmitydog: If he would have died on stage in a wombat suit it would have done wonders for the wombat suit industry.


If only there were one. That wombat suit he is wearing is an American rodent costume modified that morning. Wombat suits are only found in Australia and there was no time to ship one. Rock and roll moves faster than Fed-Ex.

The dance was cute but the payoff was this video: (also shot that morning) played during the second set break.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rciJivTcx6o
 
2013-11-01 09:10:49 AM  

Mobius strip of human stupidity: The dance was cute but the payoff was this video: (also shot that morning) played during the second set break.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rciJivTcx6o


Outfarkingstanding.
 
2013-11-01 09:32:23 AM  

Sybarite: [images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 830x467]

Tell Mike it was only business. I always liked him.


209.183.229.132

He understands that.
 
2013-11-01 09:35:58 AM  
22 second brown note from Mike Gordon.

http://vimeo.com/78341968
 
2013-11-01 09:40:00 AM  

Wellon Dowd: I can't decide if hypervocal.com is the worst designed website of all time or the worst thing of any kind of all time.


Yeah, WTF was THIS supposed to mean?

The Great Vigoda Reveal was even more surprising given the fact that Trey called out "Tom Hanks" during its a performance of "Wilson" on New Year's Eve 2002, the band's first gig after a two-year hiatus. Since the web wasn't the web back then, many people believed Tom Hanks actually did come on stage, and not keyboardist Page McConnell's brother Steve, until the big guns like People Magazine rode in a week later.

I mean, not only does it seem to roar off on a tangent, I'm pretty sure the internet was around in '02, AND widely used...
 
2013-11-01 09:48:59 AM  

jonathan_L: Mobius strip of human stupidity: The dance was cute but the payoff was this video: (also shot that morning) played during the second set break.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rciJivTcx6o

Outfarkingstanding.


It was a really funny parody. I had nothing to do with it tho. I was as surprised as anyone else.
 
2013-11-01 10:24:57 AM  

Mikey1969: I mean, not only does it seem to roar off on a tangent, I'm pretty sure the internet was around in '02, AND widely used...


Well, hypervocal.com wasn't around, so obviously the web wasn't the web yet.
 
2013-11-01 11:29:48 AM  
Mikey1969:

I mean, not only does it seem to roar off on a tangent, I'm pretty sure the internet was around in '02, AND widely used...

In '02 the crowd were not able to video the shows and post them to Youtube. There was also no live web broadcast.

So, the now classic "Tom Hanks" gag only worked because the fans near the stage knew he was a bad impostor and the fans farther away bought him as the movie star. There were no close up cameras to give it away.

It's not so much a tangent but a "Phish-isim"* that the writer of the article understands but was unable to express the true significance of.
(The band loves to mess around with scale in large venues. I know it doesn't sound funny but to the initiated the Hanks bit was hysterical)
 
2013-11-01 11:35:09 AM  

Mobius strip of human stupidity: Mikey1969:

I mean, not only does it seem to roar off on a tangent, I'm pretty sure the internet was around in '02, AND widely used...

In '02 the crowd were not able to video the shows and post them to Youtube. There was also no live web broadcast.

So, the now classic "Tom Hanks" gag only worked because the fans near the stage knew he was a bad impostor and the fans farther away bought him as the movie star. There were no close up cameras to give it away.

It's not so much a tangent but a "Phish-isim"* that the writer of the article understands but was unable to express the true significance of.
(The band loves to mess around with scale in large venues. I know it doesn't sound funny but to the initiated the Hanks bit was hysterical)


I still think it's crappy writing. I could still find videos in '02, it just wasn't as easy, but people still had them.

But at least you explained the rest.
 
2013-11-01 12:04:25 PM  

Mikey1969:

I still think it's crappy writing. I could still find videos in '02, it just wasn't as easy, but people still had them.

But at least you explained the rest.


Well yeah, duh. People had videos in the 60s. I mean you had to break into the house and rummage through their closets and then set up the reel to reel and hope you didn't get busted.
 
2013-11-01 01:03:58 PM  

Mikey1969: Mobius strip of human stupidity: Mikey1969:

I mean, not only does it seem to roar off on a tangent, I'm pretty sure the internet was around in '02, AND widely used...

In '02 the crowd were not able to video the shows and post them to Youtube. There was also no live web broadcast.

So, the now classic "Tom Hanks" gag only worked because the fans near the stage knew he was a bad impostor and the fans farther away bought him as the movie star. There were no close up cameras to give it away.

It's not so much a tangent but a "Phish-isim"* that the writer of the article understands but was unable to express the true significance of.
(The band loves to mess around with scale in large venues. I know it doesn't sound funny but to the initiated the Hanks bit was hysterical)

I still think it's crappy writing. I could still find videos in '02, it just wasn't as easy, but people still had them.

But at least you explained the rest.


Agreed. It's crappy writing. (the article, not the gag)

But the writer had a difficult task. Like any subculture, explaining the intricacies of The Phish in a brief article is nearly impossible.

As to the videos. I'm sure you know it's common now for many concert goers to shoot the acts and upload them. That has provided an entirely new perspective for both the fan and the act to learn from each other. The close up details are also now more apparent to everyone. Which it was not in 2002. And why the Tom Hanks gag worked then but does not now.
 
Bf+
2013-11-01 01:30:39 PM  
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Pfft-- Tell that young whippersnapper to get off my lawn!
 
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