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2018-02-13 11:30:45 AM  
Fine wine?
 
2018-02-13 11:49:32 AM  
Neither one has been in my kitchen?
 
2018-02-13 11:51:35 AM  
They've both seen the inside of Katie Couric's colon?
 
2018-02-13 11:53:09 AM  
They have showered with Al Roker?
 
2018-02-13 11:53:21 AM  
TFA's headline as it should have been written (in Farkenese):

Why I$n't NBC Talking About the $exual Hara$$ment Allegation$ Again$t $haun White?
 
2018-02-13 11:57:02 AM  
This is why you don't have chicks in the band.  Bands are for dudes doing dude stuff and locker room talk.  Chicks just bring you down and add a bad dynamic.  Let them have their own bands. Before anybody tries to counterpoint me, Fleetwood Mac and Smashing Pumpkins SUCKED.
 
2018-02-13 12:00:43 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: This is why you don't have chicks in the band.  Bands are for dudes doing dude stuff and locker room talk.  Chicks just bring you down and add a bad dynamic.  Let them have their own bands. Before anybody tries to counterpoint me, Fleetwood Mac and Smashing Pumpkins SUCKED.


Yeah, they aren't Rush.
 
2018-02-13 12:02:51 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: This is why you don't have chicks in the band.  Bands are for dudes doing dude stuff and locker room talk.  Chicks just bring you down and add a bad dynamic.  Let them have their own bands. Before anybody tries to counterpoint me, Fleetwood Mac and Smashing Pumpkins SUCKED.


True, but Talking Heads and New Order were great.
 
2018-02-13 12:02:53 PM  

OldJames: The Googles Do Nothing: This is why you don't have chicks in the band.  Bands are for dudes doing dude stuff and locker room talk.  Chicks just bring you down and add a bad dynamic.  Let them have their own bands. Before anybody tries to counterpoint me, Fleetwood Mac and Smashing Pumpkins SUCKED.

Yeah, they aren't Rush.


Yeah, who air drums in their car to Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow?
 
2018-02-13 12:04:20 PM  
forced her to watch sexually disturbing videos, including videos sexualizing human fecal matter

two girls, one gold medal?
 
2018-02-13 12:04:26 PM  

Trocadero: The Googles Do Nothing: This is why you don't have chicks in the band.  Bands are for dudes doing dude stuff and locker room talk.  Chicks just bring you down and add a bad dynamic.  Let them have their own bands. Before anybody tries to counterpoint me, Fleetwood Mac and Smashing Pumpkins SUCKED.

True, but Talking Heads and New Order were great.


Stop harshing my buzz.  I'm trying like hell to grow a neckbeard here.
 
2018-02-13 12:12:01 PM  
What I got out of this is that he made her watch 2 girls 1 cup.
 
2018-02-13 12:17:44 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: forced her to watch sexually disturbing videos, including videos sexualizing human fecal matter

two girls, one gold medal?


That's a shiatty thing to do.
 
2018-02-13 12:22:42 PM  
neither has been in cliff claven's kitchen?
 
2018-02-13 12:48:34 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: forced her to watch sexually disturbing videos, including videos sexualizing human fecal matter

two girls, one gold medal?


I bet you are right.  Not about the medal...but that this claim is about two girls one cup.      "Come on, you have to see this..."
 
2018-02-13 01:03:48 PM  
They can both suck it?
 
2018-02-13 01:52:18 PM  
Neither one of them is Chinese, and they're both swell lookers?
 
2018-02-13 02:52:39 PM  
Shaun White can sexually harass me anytime he wants, as long as it's with certified genuine pictures of himself. And if his lawyer and my lawyer want to get together and talk terms, we can arrange some other harassment scenarios, too.

Respectful ones, of course.
 
2018-02-13 02:53:56 PM  
so this woman escalated her legal attack on this guy just as it was losing steam by remembering all the sexually inappropriate things he said/did/shared? how convenient

CSB time

I was in a touring rock band for close to a decade. No, you've almost certainly never heard of us. We enjoyed some very modest success and got to see the country and play some great festivals and venues over the years but that's about it. Best years of my life

We were a tight knit bunch but holy hell did we harass each other. Constantly. Stuck on the road for hours on end and for miles and miles every day we took to harassing each other simply to pass the time. We were very lewd, often mean, always inappropriate, sometimes hilarious, and occasionally people's feelings would get bruised.

When our original drummer left the band to pursue a different career we had a couple very talented women that wanted to play with us. Having a girl drummer was a cool idea and, frankly, a great gimmick. We tried a few gigs with each of them and they were fun but long-term it was never an option or even a question. There was no way that having a girl around would ever work and we knew that. I wouldn't ever treat a woman the way I treated my bandmates but we also didn't want to change a culture that worked for us, as inappropriate and perhaps toxic as it certainly would be to literally anyone from the outside (just ask any of the girlfriends who moved in and out of our circle over the years)

How Shaun White didn't know better I will never understand but nothing in this story is too far off from what we did to each other. A rock band is not a cubicle farm. It's not even a movie set. There are no "adults" present. You have to be extremely immature and stunted in many ways to be willing to live that lifestyle into your late 20s or 30s.

If true, Shaun White shouldn't have done what he did to that women. It's just begging for trouble. But the fact remains, if you can't handle that environment then start your own farking band. You don't hang around for years and then decide you want to trash someone post-facto because of some blue humor and admittedly immature and offensive shiat
 
2018-02-13 02:57:36 PM  
Why won't NBC shiat up their Olympics coverage to talk about an already settled lawsuit that nobody cares about?
 
2018-02-13 03:31:33 PM  

Kid the Universe: so this woman escalated her legal attack on this guy just as it was losing steam by remembering all the sexually inappropriate things he said/did/shared? how convenient

CSB time

I was in a touring rock band for close to a decade. No, you've almost certainly never heard of us. We enjoyed some very modest success and got to see the country and play some great festivals and venues over the years but that's about it. Best years of my life

We were a tight knit bunch but holy hell did we harass each other. Constantly. Stuck on the road for hours on end and for miles and miles every day we took to harassing each other simply to pass the time. We were very lewd, often mean, always inappropriate, sometimes hilarious, and occasionally people's feelings would get bruised.

When our original drummer left the band to pursue a different career we had a couple very talented women that wanted to play with us. Having a girl drummer was a cool idea and, frankly, a great gimmick. We tried a few gigs with each of them and they were fun but long-term it was never an option or even a question. There was no way that having a girl around would ever work and we knew that. I wouldn't ever treat a woman the way I treated my bandmates but we also didn't want to change a culture that worked for us, as inappropriate and perhaps toxic as it certainly would be to literally anyone from the outside (just ask any of the girlfriends who moved in and out of our circle over the years)

How Shaun White didn't know better I will never understand but nothing in this story is too far off from what we did to each other. A rock band is not a cubicle farm. It's not even a movie set. There are no "adults" present. You have to be extremely immature and stunted in many ways to be willing to live that lifestyle into your late 20s or 30s.

If true, Shaun White shouldn't have done what he did to that women. It's just begging for trouble. But the fact remains, if you can't handle that environment then start your o ...


The Farthest Edge?
 
2018-02-13 04:21:38 PM  
I, for one, would be happy if NBC covered the Olympic competitions and ONLY the competition. Park the fluff pieces and the "news" and let's watch the event. Do other sports' announcers spend game time talking about the bad crap?
 
2018-02-13 04:49:28 PM  

stir22: The Farthest Edge?


no, no...we weren't that successful

I don't mean to be coy, I just don't want to doxx myself on fark and it would probably just be embarrassing anyway

I only meant to say, by my experience, the "profession" of being a working musician offers a professional environment by definition only. perhaps at the higher levels there are more "adults" involved to keep things more orderly and respectable though I wouldn't know. it's more anarchy and absurdity than anything else. Perhaps my band was an outlier in how we treated each other but that was never my observation, anecdotally speaking.

and frankly, I think that's ok. not everything needs to be buttoned down and streamlined for our PC culture of the moment. Rock music especially, and perhaps by definition, is supposed to run counter to all of that. Should a woman be subjected to what we subjected ourselves to? Certainly not, if that's not her choice. But if she chooses to join a band who has a similar culture (as it sounds Mr. White's band did), and she stays in that culture, by her choice, for a long time, then you'll have to excuse me if I roll my eyes at these flimsy accusations long after the fact.

If she's accomplished and established enough she should start her own band with its own rules. It's a fairly easy thing to do, people do it every single day. Making a band successful, on the other hand, is a whole other thing and is the single hardest thing I have ever tried to do (and I don't even consider what little success we had any real measure of success in that industry, and neither would most people).
 
2018-02-13 04:52:20 PM  

Kid the Universe: stir22: The Farthest Edge?

no, no...we weren't that successful

I don't mean to be coy, I just don't want to doxx myself on fark and it would probably just be embarrassing anyway

I only meant to say, by my experience, the "profession" of being a working musician offers a professional environment by definition only. perhaps at the higher levels there are more "adults" involved to keep things more orderly and respectable though I wouldn't know. it's more anarchy and absurdity than anything else. Perhaps my band was an outlier in how we treated each other but that was never my observation, anecdotally speaking.

and frankly, I think that's ok. not everything needs to be buttoned down and streamlined for our PC culture of the moment. Rock music especially, and perhaps by definition, is supposed to run counter to all of that. Should a woman be subjected to what we subjected ourselves to? Certainly not, if that's not her choice. But if she chooses to join a band who has a similar culture (as it sounds Mr. White's band did), and she stays in that culture, by her choice, for a long time, then you'll have to excuse me if I roll my eyes at these flimsy accusations long after the fact.

If she's accomplished and established enough she should start her own band with its own rules. It's a fairly easy thing to do, people do it every single day. Making a band successful, on the other hand, is a whole other thing and is the single hardest thing I have ever tried to do (and I don't even consider what little success we had any real measure of success in that industry, and neither would most people).


Hey, no worries man.  I always enjoy rock n roll road stories!
 
2018-02-13 05:36:18 PM  
They can both suck it?
 
2018-02-13 08:38:25 PM  
"White sent sexually explicit and graphic images to Zawaideh of engorged and erect penises, forced her to watch sexually disturbing videos, including videos sexualizing human fecal matter, and made vulgar sexual remarks to her such as, 'Don't forget to suck his balls!' when commenting on her boyfriend."

Sounds like someone watched "Pink Flamingos" one too many times.
 
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