Why are bassists always the smartest and best looking people in the band?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by mikeoso, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Smart good looking people are attracted to the bass.

    54 vote(s)
  2. Playing bass makes you smart and good looking.

    44 vote(s)
  3. Only smart good looking people are capable of playing bass.

    60 vote(s)
  4. It's a mystery of nature..just be grateful and accept it.

    102 vote(s)
  5. Because carrots.

    45 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    This is an undisputed fact, but there may be disagreement about the causes.
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  2. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Smart, definitely.
    Good looking...that's a harder sell.
  3. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    i voted "Smart good looking people are attracted to the bass", but obviously all the options are true :D
  4. Verb the Noun

    Verb the Noun

    Aug 1, 2018
    San Diego
    All in on the carrot option. This poll is legit.
    G19Tony, pcake, BEADG63 and 1 other person like this.
  5. Methinks this is a direct response to the butt-hurt thread.
  6. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    What about invisible? I thought we established that we are invisible.
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  7. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    That's cuz you forgot to put your glasses on. :)
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  8. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
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  9. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    You might think that. I couldn't possibly comment.
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  10. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    Only at a certain stage

    Mankind's 10 Stages of Drunkenness (Dan Jenkins)
    • Witty and Charming.
    • Rich and Powerful.
    • Benevolent.
    • Clairvoyant.
    • ++++ Dinner.
    • Patriotic.
    • Crank Up the Enola Gay.
    • Witty and Charming, Part II.
    • Invisible.
    • Bulletproof.
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  11. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    That possibility is why I made the poll with multiple votes allowed.
    JRA likes this.
  12. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    My wife just voted "Carrots." I'm not exactly sure how I should take that. I might feel butt-hurt.
  13. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    Wait...butt-hurt by carrots? What?
    wesonbass, BK bassist, taught and 6 others like this.
  14. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    and that, folks, is why i shouldn't vote in polls with no sleep!
    JRA likes this.
  15. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    Finally, a serious poll that I can vote in!!!

    Wisebass, JRA and Nephilymbass like this.
  16. D.

    But only because we are better looking by comparison...

    Then again, Lemmy... Just Lemmy...
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  18. LordRyan


    Dec 9, 2012
    In addition to being smart and good-looking Bass players are often the largest member of the band. Especially the ones that play upright, six-string or custom instruments with lots of pretty wood.
    Krebsy and BK bassist like this.
  19. jeffb28451


    Aug 6, 2006
    Leland NC
    I thought it was just me, but I guess we are, aren’t we?
    BK bassist and JRA like this.
  20. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Man I was SOooooo close to making a choice in the poll then I realized;

    Glenn Fricker plays bass.

    I don't know if he is a bass player though.

    So, in good conscience, I'm going to abstain from voting until I have all the information.
    dave64o, JRA, pcake and 1 other person like this.
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