Re: Bad Design

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Conceptually they're more than a bit derivative but I like them as well.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 7:17 AM
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I thought the cup in heebie's links was needles not fur. But I was looking on my phone, so who knows!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 7:19 AM
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Oh, I am a drip. There is a fur plate. Yeah, they need to step off poor old Meret. (I think the link I saw before was different.)


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 7:20 AM
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How odd. The link I saw earlier is pretty different. No fur plate. But a needle-covered wine "glass" that is different from the thorn-covered one here.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 7:27 AM
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I once got as far as prototyping a stuffed crepe, with a little beret. Completely useless aside from the silliness, and maybe as a potholder.


Posted by: grumbles | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 7:30 AM
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Additional prior art. Also, the transliteration "mpriki" is cute.


Posted by: potchkeh | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 8:04 AM
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(It's kind of funny that this piece of music is in commercials of all opera excerpts. Nobody puts on Lakme very much at all I don't think, at least in the US. The Met did in the 30s and 40s because they had a soprano who sang it who was also an actual famous person, in ads and stuff, but other than that just like a handful of times and never since Pons last sang it. It's a lovely opera if you don't mind the orientalism.)


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 8:30 AM
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I associate it with True Romance and James Gandolfini, mostly. Although now that I think about it, I don't think he's in the actual scene - the "you're part eggplant" scene - that the song is so prominent in.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 8:45 AM
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I somehow found that movie very profound when I was 17, in a way where self-loyalty makes me want to defend it to the bitter end.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 8:46 AM
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Isn't it also the soundtrack for the seduction in ummmm Susan Sarandon vampire movie? What a weird movie. The seduction in question is clumsy porn stuff OH I SPILLED SOME WINE YOU HAD BETTER TAKE OFF YOUR SHIRT and they kill a sympathetic child character and other weird stuff.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 8:52 AM
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In the UK it's universally known as "the song off the British Airways commercials".


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 8:54 AM
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11 is a secondary association for me. I think I sat on hold for an hour plus, listening to that song.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 9:02 AM
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Did True Romance have the actual Orff song that was in Badlands or just an extremely close copy of it?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 9:04 AM
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11: while, as I have recently learned elsewhere, Aer Lingus claims Gabriel's Oboe?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 9:05 AM
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7: It's just such a pretty score. This duet seems like it would be amazingly fun to sing, but I don't think I have any friends who are into that sort of thing.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 9:07 AM
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14: Based on my experience with them, American Airlines should go for Danzig's "Thirteen".


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 9:08 AM
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15: wander around singing half of it and see if anybody feels compelled to join in.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 9:09 AM
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The inside-out Oreo looks like a win to me.


Posted by: DaveLMA | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 9:12 AM
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13: apparently a sort of vaguely close, distinctly not as good copy of it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 9:16 AM
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!!!!! The Hunger is not just some movie!!! It's great, both David Bowie and Susan Sarandon are fantastic. Why yes, I have loved it for decades.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 9:18 AM
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Although I should say for those tempted to click that the ways that it fails to be the original Orff are really hilarious in an "oh, '90s, you so '90s" kind of way.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 9:18 AM
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The Hunger was not only a great movie (don't forget Catherine Deneuve). It was a vaguely entertaining book.

I remember watching it (the movie, not the book) in a really badly duped VCR format with sexually frustrated friends in high school. LARPing took off soon thereafter.


Posted by: grumbles | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 9:48 AM
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"oh, '90s, you so '90s" kind of way.

Oh you mean exactly like 2014 nothing has changed since 1989?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 9:51 AM
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21: it's a trance remix?


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 10:08 AM
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Although I should say for those tempted to click that the ways that it fails to be the original Orff are really hilarious in an "oh, '90s, you so '90s" kind of way.

Wow, no kidding, man.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 10:14 AM
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Huh, I always thought that was Eva Hesse. The older I get, the more I credit my estimation of my intelligence to grade inflation.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 1:03 PM
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24: no it's more like a mashup of the Orff piece with this.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 1:23 PM
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The inside-out Oreo looks like a win to me.

Considerably more appealing than the original.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 04- 2-14 2:00 PM
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