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whats with the attitudes?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by bass_kitten, Dec 1, 2001.


  1. bass_kitten

    bass_kitten Guest

    Nov 25, 2001
    i was reading some posts in this off topic DB forum and there is definitely way to much bass guitar bashing.. whats with the attitudes guys?:(
     
  2. do a search for a post about gay bows.
     
  3. yawnsie

    yawnsie

    Apr 11, 2000
    London
    Speaking as a bass guitar player (or, a toybassing rock moron depending on your point of view.), I can say that there isn't any sort of anti-BG sentiment here - a lot of it consists of fairly harmless in jokes - for example, expect Chris Fitzgerald (or DURRL as he's better known now) to alter at least one person's name in this thread. It's mostly just good fun.

    But when John Turner was the DB mod on the other hand - well, I still have recurring nightmares about carrots from that...
     
  4. John Turner is a DB player too? Or was he just the mod?
     
  5. yawnsie

    yawnsie

    Apr 11, 2000
    London
    As part of his evil plan to overthrow Paul and install himself as Supreme Conklinator, Kaiser Turner did actually occupy DB land for a while in the position of Moderator. However, he reckoned without the rebel upright warriors, all trained in the deadly art of guerilla endpin warfare. Turner's evil forces were defeated, at which point he retreated back to BG Off Topic to plan his successful invasion of Basses. Having beaten their seven stringed foe, the DB clan's leaders, DURRL and the enigmatic DONOSAUR assumed control of the hazardous forum.

    So, err, to put it simply - yes, JT was the moderator of the DB forum.
     
  6. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    Wow..... When do I get to pull the MAGIC ENDPIN OF DESTINY out of the rock it's been unmovably embedded in for the past few thousand years?
     
  7. yawnsie

    yawnsie

    Apr 11, 2000
    London
    Sorry Chris, that's reserved for the one true lord of the DB. He's said to be a charismatic leader of men who often speaks in riddles, and of the mystic quest of "Finding the one". According to legend, he will return one day to lead the TABEVIL clan to victory against the enemy - the one known as FiElDy...

    Ugh, that's the last time I make soup from self-picked mushrooms.
     
  8. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    Mushrooms or no, you're talking about Ed, right? And does anybody else find it heartwarming that we end up with a thread down here called "What's with the attitude" when BAD FUNGUS isn't even around all that much?

    I know I'm proud of the guys for stepping in and stepping up....
     
  9. Ass Mitten's new, once he gets his post count up he won't venture out of toybassland.


    Don't mention it, Durrl.
     
  10. Tim Ludlam

    Tim Ludlam

    Dec 19, 1999
    Carmel, IN
    Careful there DK, morphing to ASS MITTEN, you could be accused of coppin' some pretty seriously bad 'tudes.
     
  11. I don't think there's much anti-BG statement here at all...

    At the end of the day, we're all bassists, we all play big instruments, and all of us never get any credit.

    :D
     
  12. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Size doesn't matter!

    But say that to a pianist - costs several thousand £s just to move a grand piano!! :eek:
     
  13. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    I think that CAT-LOW is a female, and I don't think that she realizes that the study of this forum area requires more work than say the corresponding area in slab central which is also analogous to the differential in work requirement for mastery of the two instruments alluded to. :eek:
     

  14. ::munching Doritos::

    ...Wha?

    ::continues munching Doritos::
     
  15. *ToNeS*

    *ToNeS*

    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    *belches loudly*

    he's saying, in a round about kinda way, that supreme dumbasses inhabit the Bass Guitar forums, and that intellectual elites inhabit the Double Bass equivalent.
    i, on other hand, openly question the wisdom of one who's initials may stand for Poo Sex.

    *fizzes coke up nostrils :eek:*
     
  16. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    I usually hang around in [BG] so this probably aint my place but there isnt ANY double bass bashing over there!
     
  17. It's not slabbers and plankers that cause the grief, it's the trolls. And with that in mind....

    The Durrl and the Donosaur
    (A tribute)

    The Durrl and the Donosaur
    Were walking close at hand;
    they wept like anything to see
    the trolls and their slabs:
    "If this were only cleared away,"
    They said, "It would be grand!"

    "If seven luthiers with seven saws
    Worked for half a year,
    Do you suppose," the Durrl said,
    "That they could get it clear?"
    "I doubt it," said the Donosaur,
    And shed a bitter tear.

    "O trolls, come and learn with us!"
    The Durrl did beseech.
    "A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
    Along with our DBs:
    We won't do more than walk in four,
    To give a chance to each."

    Four young trolls hurried up,
    All vying for the lanes:
    Their coats were brushed, their faces washed,
    their wit was blunt as canes--
    And this was odd because you know,
    They hadn't any brains.

    "The time has come," the Durrl said,
    "To talk of many things:
    Of bows and amps and laminates,
    of pockets, grooves and swings--
    And why hide glue is boiling hot
    And what FiElDy named his strings.

    "But wait a bit," the Trolls cried,
    Before we play our slabs;
    For some of us are out of breath,
    And all of us read tab!"
    "No hurry," said the Donosaur.
    They thought he was quite fab.

    "Intelligence," the Durrl said,
    "Is what we chiefly need.
    Posts of tolerance and respect
    Are very good indeed!
    Now if you're ready, trolls dear,
    We can begin to feed."

    "But not on us!" the trolls cried,
    In the middle of their pranks.
    "For stirring up your musty halls
    We deserve some thanks!"
    They shook and tried to hide behind
    Their multicolored planks.

    "It seems a shame," the Durrl said
    "To play them such a trick
    After we've brought them out so far
    And made them learn so quick!
    The Donosaur said nothing but
    "The rosin's spread too thick."

    "O trolls," said the Donosaur
    "You've had a pleasant run!
    Shall we be trotting home again?
    But answer came there none--
    And this was scarcely odd because,
    They'd deleted every one!
     
  18. rablack

    rablack

    Mar 9, 2000
    Houston, Texas
    wow. very clever. um ... do you have a lot of time on your hands?
     
  19. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    And for our next song, we'd like to do our rendition of that old holiday classic, FieLdY tHe PuG-nOsEd PlAnKiSt.....

    Here's wishing everyone a Holly, Jolly, Troll-free Christmas. :cool:
     
  20. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    At least when I come here I get insulted with style. Chris FitlyGibberish is one of the few Tbers who knows my full name and its always a pleasure to cross swords (metaphorically).

    Up there all you get is active basses are a pile of donkey sh*te and dont delete your posts you lilly livered mother... need I go on?