bingethinker: Uh... when Billy Joel mentions U2 in that song, he's not talking about the Irish band.
Sgt Otter: Notorious BIG - 'Juicy' (1994). "Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis/ When I was dead broke, man, I couldn't picture this". Bless Biggie, all wide-eyed and fascinated by a couple of games consoles you'd barely fit through the front door now.He's rapping about being a millionaire rapper looking back at his poor childhood, and being unable to afford the presents the wealthier kids got. Should he have been dreaming about a then non-existent PS4?
Birnone: I don't think that Kodachrome one counts, because I remember "Well I've got a, a Nikon camera I love to take photographs" most from that song, and that's still relevant today. It's about more than the specific film used. I think Kodachrome is mentioned because it sounds good in the song and it functions as the kind of detail that keeps the song from being generic.One time in elementary school we had to write a paragraph on some of our favorite things. I wrote I loved eating Washington state apples, and the teacher gave me a lot of praise for it. She said what made it good was that I described the apples, rather than just say I like eating apples. I think the Kodachrome reference is the same effect in the song.
WrongTrousers: Badgers: The lyrics for "video killed the radio star" say VTR (video tape recorder - the predecessor to the VCR), not VCR...What a VTR may have looked like:[upload.wikimedia.org image 573x600]Also, here's some lyrics to N-trance's "electronic pleasure"...:And it don't matter what they sayI'm like a Pentium chip and every line carries 8 kI come with the digital, electric pleasure,Here comes the pressure.Known to be the man on the jams on the street fighter.2 cause my style kicks like kung fuOr you can get open, I got a fat PC with a 14,4 modemYep, VTR...<stoppedreadingthere.jpg>If you're gonna criticize lyrics, at least get them right.
Birnone: I don't think that Kodachrome one counts, because I remember "Well I've got a, a Nikon camera I love to take photographs" most from that song, and that's still relevant today. It's about more than the specific film used. I think Kodachrome is mentioned because it sounds good in the song and it functions as the kind of detail that keeps the song from being generic.
The Holy Mackerel: What we these artists thinking, singing about things that existed? Could they not just get a Delorean and find out what's cool NOW? Jerks.
ALL GIRLS AGREE TO PULL PANTIES DOWN: Sgt Otter:Boomtown Rats - 'I Don't Like Mondays' (1979). "The Telex machine is kept so clean/And it types to a waiting world". Bob Geldof chose his first state of the world address to show off just how 'hip' to the new technology he was. "Telex machine"? "Silicon chip"? Whatever next? Horseless carriages?Microchips are still made out of silicon, you smug idiot.
Muta: We should get with the times and change our national anthem to "Proud to be an American". AMERICA..F*CK YEAH!/fify
Barfmaker: The author is somehow not getting the concept, these are exactly what pop culture references are. By his logic any song that mentions the Vietnam war has aged terribly because the war is now over.
palladiate: bingethinker: Uh... when Billy Joel mentions U2 in that song, he's not talking about the Irish band.That's not even the most WTF moment of that list. It's 23 years after Fight for your Right, and we still have porno mags. Probably will for at least 100 more years.Also, isn't the entirety of We Didn't Start the Fire one long, dated reference? Nearly all that song was dated in the 80s, which was the point.
Plant Rights Activist: palladiate:That's not even the most WTF moment of that list. It's 23 years after Fight for your Right, and we still have porno mags. Probably will for at least 100 more years.people have been hording gold for the zombie apocalypse but take my word for it: when society collapses and people have to look towards a new currency people with a stash of porno mags are going to be the rich ones
HotWingAgenda: The xx - 'VCR' (2009). "We watch things on VCRs/With me, you talk about big love/I think we're superstars". Not all that "superstar" if you haven't moved onto DVD by 200-and bleedin'-9.Buggles - 'Video Killed The Radio Star' (1979). "Pictures came and broke your heart/Put all the blame on VCR". Pretty modern for 1979, of course, but nothing dates like a snapshot of the future.Billy Joel - 'We Didn't Start The Fire' (1989). "U2". Billy Joel's strangely angry history of the United States baby boomer period from 1949 to 1989, taking in everything from James Dean to JFK to the moonshot, is all very well until he gives a shout-out to U2. Who they?Somewhere out there is a dipshiat googling random song lyrics and intentionally misinterpreting them.Daft Punk - 'Technologic' (2005). "Name it, rate it, tune it, print it/Scan it, send it, fax - rename it/Touch it, bring it, Pay it, watch it/Turn it, leave it, start - format it". Remember faxing documents? Or formatting disks? No, of course you don't. You're not 130. People weren't even doing this in 2005.You f*cking moron, IT people reformat hard disks all the time, and the entire legal industry depends on fax as one of the few universally valid methods of service. Hell, my f*cking barbershop has a fax machine.
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