More gems from the Onion!

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by pharmakon, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. Luckie


    Jan 1, 2010
    Northfield MN
  2. Atnum


    Jan 14, 2010
    That was a very amusing read.
  3. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    :hyper: Awesome!
  4. Big B.

    Big B.

    Dec 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    This one deserves a bump.
  5. shadow_FIX


    Feb 23, 2010
    The second I put my bass gig bag over my shoulder and walk around on campus, suddenly more people look at me, probably wondering what kind of music I play. Except I always get stuff like:

    Them: "What kind of guitar is that?"
    Me: "It's a bass, actually."
    Them: either says "oh" and they're done, or... "Is it a Fender?"
    Me: "No, it's a Musicman Stingray."
    Them: either says "oh" and they're done, or... "You should get a Fender."

    My bass playing brings all the people to the bar,
    They're like, "Do you have a Fender?"
    I'm like, "No, I have a Musicman."
    "I could teach you, but...*cuts in* "No I don't want lessons. You should get a Fender."

    Nah nah, nah nah, nah.
    Get a Fender.

    Bored at work, attempt at humor potentially failed.

  6. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    after band practice, we went to the pub. drummer says, do i want to put the case in his car? no thanks, I say.

    one of the backing singer girls: 'he wants to be seen carrying it'

    she was only half right...
  7. Midfour


    Aug 26, 2010
    A friend of mine has a shirt from the onion.

    You guys ever seen those Che shirts with the stylized Guerillero Heronico (I.e. That famous picture of Che) on them? My friend's Onion shirt has a picture of Che (in Guerillero Heronico pose) wearing one of those shirts on it. Hilarious.

    Now back to your regularly scheduled thread.
  8. Spraeg


    May 13, 2010
    Yeah, the case is a weirdo magnet on the train around here. Any time I take my bass anywhere, I get at least 2 or 3 hobos/crazies/random shady dudes trying to follow me around and talk my ear off or ask me questions. Headphones and a book are absolutely required.
  9. As a teenager I thought I looked cool. Most people actually don't give crap.

    Unless you pull out the guitar and start strumming and singing, if it is remotely good, then they will turn around and you can even make a few bucks in a big city this way.

    Then you look cool.

    Music does make people happy, that's one of the positive things that make me happy and prevent me for thinking this world totally sucks. That and hot chicas.
  10. Throckmorten


    Aug 3, 2006
    Central NY
    The joke is on us: THERE IS NO GUITAR IN THE GIG BAG!
  11. Yeah, I totally get that too. They start telling me about when they used to play with BB King... and they had a '64 Precision ... and an Ampeg SVT ... tube amp, bro, tubes are the best ...:rollno:
  12. I have that shirt too. Lots of double takes.
  13. Deesack


    Aug 25, 2009
    I love the onion.

    Funniest story I saw was the one about Obama where the story said "some black guy is asking for change" .. he keeps telling me he wants dang change. He's standing out in the crowd asking everyone for change.

    LOL that was so hiliarious.
  14. wemmick


    May 23, 2010
    Washington, DC
  15. Funny but let's not even go there, we decided to keep politics out of TB.

    I do visit HuffPo every day, though. People of both sides going at in in the forum, I don't even post, I just make myself a bowl of popcorn and read.
  16. No, let's go ahead and bring politics into this thread, though many fellow TB'ers would consider this to be "taboo.",17473/
  17. Goatee220

    Goatee220 Bassist/Photographer/Goalie Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    Spring City, PA
    I can't get to the Onion from my work computer, but do a search for: "National Funk Congress Deadlocked On Get Up/Get Down Issue" - hilarious.


    Dec 29, 2009
    At school, carrying my bass is a b*tch through the crowds. People usually curse me out instead of being interested. :p

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