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Best back-handed compliments

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Fire-Starter, Feb 19, 2006.


  1. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    What are some of the best Best back-handed compliments you have heard of??? I'll start it off.....

    1: that's pretty good! comming from you, :meh:
    2: a girl to a guy " You look good on paper, but you just don't give me the butterflies" :mad:
     
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    When someone is singing a song out loud...

    Who sings that?

    (they tell you the answer...)

    Oh, Good. Why don't you let them sing it?
     
  3. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    ever consider a career as a drummer?

    no.

    good.
     
  4. stu FORD

    stu FORD

    May 22, 2004
    you dont make a great window, but you sure are a pane.

    i dont know if thats what your looking for
     
  5. To singer:

    "Can you whistle?"
    "Yes"
    "That's good, because you certainly can't sing!"


    Also to singer:
    "Can you sing tenor?.......like, ten or twelve miles away!"
     
  6. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    "My head hurts."
    "Yeah? Well your face is killing me!"

    That has nothing to do with the thread, but I heard that the other day and nearly fell out of my chair.
     
  7. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    East Coast, US
    That's why I carry butterflies around with me all the time. They're usually in my wallet.
     
  8. lowrez

    lowrez no.

    Nov 27, 2004
    New Englandish
    wow, that doesn't make you look nearly as fat!
     
  9. Come on you guys, these are just plain insults.

    My favorite musical back-handed compliment:
    "Hey, you're better than you sound!"
     
  10. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    Honey, thanks for a great dinner, almost as good as moms:eek:
     
  11. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    You're funny, but looks aren't everything.

    -Mike
     
  12. I love you like a brother.

    Man, if you're romantic interest says this, you will hot rock bottom.

    Unless you're from western Georgia, where that kind of thing is okay.:D

    Rock on
    Eric
     
  13. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I hear it's okay in Arkansas as well.
     
  14. Apparently it's okay out here in various places in Oregon, too. Let me tell you about our little town of Incestacada (Estacada)......

    Rock on
    Eric
     
  15. "Are you using effects, or do your pickups suck?"

    Actually got this one after a gig. Cracked me up.
    I've since then heard this guy play. Glass houses, dude.
     
  16. You forgot Kentucky and West Virginia.

    ......and Poland :D
     
  17. True story:

    Me: "Well Dad, I made the band"

    Dad: "Jake, that's good, I'm proud of you.....but they must not be very good if they let you in after one practice"
     
  18. lbanks

    lbanks

    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    "I bet my brother would sound great, playing your bass!"
     
  19. "You're vaguely competent."
     
  20. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
    you're the second best bass player in the world!














    everybody else is tied for first.

    :hyper:



    I don't care what everyone else says about you, you're a great bass player :)