Re: Name Calling

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You know what's a good band name? Eeekbeat.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 10:12 PM
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'Moral theory lab' would actually be an awesome band name.


Posted by: Lunar Rockette | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 10:17 PM
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Actually, there are a couple of good band names in post titles just on this page:

"The Dream Life of Me"
"Arf Arf Arf"
"Use Your Batphone"

and of course...

"Somewhere Ogged is Feeling Smug"


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 10:26 PM
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SF/J's next band will be called "Tedious Angry Liberals".


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 10:32 PM
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DemonStratum


Posted by: Fatman | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 10:42 PM
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1: Eekbeat Anapesto.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 10:46 PM
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Bump Head To Find Box


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 10:48 PM
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Heaven Born and Ever Bright.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 10:51 PM
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World of Guitarcraft


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 10:51 PM
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DJ Jazzy Jeff and the French Press


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 10:54 PM
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Metallica is a good one.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 10:56 PM
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pronounced like "metal-licker"? I don't know, one long word is kind of an unwieldy format.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 10:57 PM
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Armsmasher, what happened to your blog? I was looking for it today.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 10:57 PM
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13: Radovan Karadzic.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:02 PM
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Tilt-eye Porpoise


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:05 PM
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Radovan Karadzic.

Bad taste for a band name. On the other hand, is there a band called "The Bad Tastes"?


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:18 PM
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One Hundred and Twenty Children of Bodom


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:19 PM
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17 made me smile.


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:21 PM
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Why, are you into Finnish metal?


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:22 PM
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Here's a good name for an all-girl band: Broadband


Posted by: Robby Virus | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:23 PM
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who isn't?


Posted by: Belle Lettre | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:23 PM
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St. Vincent and the Grenadines. (Well, Annie Clark gets partway there...)


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:25 PM
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The Shirleys Templar.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:27 PM
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Ben, how does one do the pause/play sign?


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:29 PM
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Just email me and I'll post it for you, ari.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:30 PM
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Vengeance is mime.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:34 PM
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25: My e-mail seems to be down. But thanks anyway.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:40 PM
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Eekbeat Anapesto.

Made me laugh out loud. But eekbeat's asleep, so she'll have to laugh tomorrow.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:41 PM
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I'll never be Miriam Magdelirium.


Posted by: Martin Wisse | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:43 PM
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Martin Gale and the Stochastics


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:47 PM
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Three Trapped Tigers.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-22-08 11:47 PM
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I like 30.

The Method of Frobenius.


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 12:09 AM
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Semicolon; Powell!


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 12:12 AM
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Frets of Fury


Posted by: TJ | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 12:23 AM
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Spearman's Rho
Bregma
Calyx of Held


Posted by: Otto von Bisquick | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 12:23 AM
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Ordinary Rendition might work for a political punk band*. Do those exist anymore?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 12:26 AM
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*do those exist anymore?


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 12:26 AM
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37: Whoa, hey, Becks-style. Time for bed soon.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 12:30 AM
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Becks-style.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 12:57 AM
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how does one do the pause/play sign?

Two pipe chars (over the backslash char near/over/around the enter/return key) which looks like: || . Pipe chars can be invoked on any machine since they are 7-bit/low half of 8-bit/ASCII chars and thus available everywhere except EDBDIC. The greater than char is invoked in HTML comment boxes as an HTML character entity by entering > so the string you would enter is ||> although it seems to me that >| or >/|| or maybe just > is actually the symbol on the button one hits to resume play. Excepting that, if I recall correctly, |> is meant to represent a filled in triangle... but unfortunately it is neither a triangle nor filled in. How sad. (You can also create > by entering > in case you can't remember which one is greater than and which one less than or you're just feeling contrary or cranky or need the extra exercise or something! And you also could get a true double-pipe using ǁ [ǁ] instead of using the ASCII broken pipe or ¦ [¦].)

Of course, since this is a blog and not a CD player/iPod I'd get all modern and experimental and shit and use ∃ [∃] or ∋ [∋] or ∏ [∏] or θ [θ] or ⊥ [⊥] for PAUSE and ⇒ [⇒] or → [→] for GO and also because I just like saying ARR ARR.

On the other hand, to get with the whole 'comments above are interrupted' and then 'comments continue below' thing working for you you could even use ∇ [∇] for GO but then you might want to use Ξ [Ξ] or ≡ [≡] or just = for PAUSE.

Regardless of all that, if you're trapped in the desert without food and water, you can always scrawl out the universal symbols for unfogged
→ε
or
ϖ

to get help, unless you want W-lfs-n for some reason and then you should use ƣ.

max
['Where's B1FF when you need him?']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 3:17 AM
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What about ‖ U+2016 DOUBLE VERTICAL LINE and ▷ WHITE RIGHT-POINTING TRIANGLE?


Posted by: gdr | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 3:51 AM
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B1FF is boycotting the blog until the <pre> tag is supported. (And he'd like a font with a less faggy '1' as well.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 3:53 AM
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Collapsing Whitespace
McQuary Limit

Ban-lon Shirt
The Dickishness of PZ Meyers


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 4:05 AM
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Javelina Ocarina

Then, at your merch table, you could sell ocarinas in the shape of javelinas! Profit!


Posted by: minneapolitan | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 6:05 AM
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Billy Oceanographer


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 7:22 AM
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Pwn's Arrow

Cheap Rick


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 7:25 AM
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Christ is a Cracker


Posted by: Tiny Hermaphrodite | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 7:28 AM
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Troglodykes
Fisted Mister
The Manson-Dixon Line
Orange Julius Cesarean Rhythm Section


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 7:40 AM
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Music White People Like


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 7:43 AM
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Your moment of Wikipedia wisdom:

"Jonah Goldberg of the National Review referenced the [Stay Puft] Marshmallow man as a popular culture symbol that people assume is harmless, but can be turned to evil in the right circumstances."


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 7:45 AM
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Uh! Tighten up!


Posted by: Stay Puft Goldberg | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 7:47 AM
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Guaranteed Swahili (from an ad poster on the T when I was in college in Boston).


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 7:55 AM
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During a C++ course a friend and I thought it would be neat to form a band called "Operator Overload", and have an album named "Syntactic Sugar" (the lecturer kept on repeating the two terms until they stuck in our heads for a week). Or vice versa. Make of it what you will (the dorkishness can be offset by pronouncing the names in a Death Metal voice).


Posted by: Philoctasty | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 7:57 AM
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I have a virtual band (as in they exist only in my head) called Pernicious Varmint. It's modeled on white power metal bands, only for Mammalian Nationalists (mammals uber alles, biatches!). Pernicious Q. Varmint is also the leader of the Mammalian Nationalist Front (motto: No Nipples, No Rights).


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 8:11 AM
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Jimmy Crack Whore And I Don't Care*


* My wife and I believe that our 3-year-old was taught this version at day care, although the ambiguities of toddler diction allowed for less interesting possibilities.


Posted by: unimaginative | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 8:15 AM
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49 wins the thread. It'd have to be a funk band, though.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 8:25 AM
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C--


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 8:26 AM
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Every 18-year-old student of Ancient Greek decides it would be a good idea to name a sort of moody gothy band Future Less Vivid.* (There's also the synth pop alternative: Future More Vivid.*)

*These are particular kinds of conditional sentences.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 8:42 AM
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iMac Daddy

More for an individual than a band, though.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 8:50 AM
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Gravity Plow.


Posted by: Ubu Imperator | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 8:51 AM
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Cola Wargasm


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 8:53 AM
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Central Limit Theorum
Pigs in Blankets
Water Boredom
LD50 (for a metal band)
Improvised Explosive Delight
Texas Debutante Massacre



Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:17 AM
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The thing is, oudemia, those 18-year-olds are right.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:26 AM
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Some other ideas:

Auto-Mocking Hipsters
Trooperbait Van
Margins of the Labor Market
Too Proud for Weddings
The Music Store Droolers
The Time Clock Refugees
Net Dollars After Gas
Home Grown Smoke
God, I Must Have Been Drunk


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:28 AM
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Actually I Rather Like Football

Mister Rogers Overdrive

The Emphasis

Pretentious Diaeresis Overuse



Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:28 AM
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Yearning for Zion


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:30 AM
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Surely someone's said Superman on a Hotdog before?


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:34 AM
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Pretentious Diaeresis Overuse

No such thing.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:34 AM
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The Stand Mixers


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:39 AM
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Actual name of a polka band: We're Late and Smell Like Beer


Posted by: Ubu Imperator | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:42 AM
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Stanley and the Szforzandos


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:45 AM
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Organic Grain-Fed Eggheads
Nalgene Logo
Goretex Dress Code
Reusable Fabric Bagladies


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:46 AM
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On Rock Band, one of the cover bands is called "Honest Bob And The Factory-To-Dealer Incentives." (Nathan Williams informed me that this is a real band local to Boston.)

I would like to be in a band called "Pine Tree and The Conettes."


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:47 AM
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Dora the Exploiter (possibly a roller derby name as well)
Rubber Duchy
I Love Thrash
Tom & the Jury


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:47 AM
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Surely someone's said Superman on a Hotdog before?

Yeah, this little kid on Youtube. Why do you ask?


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:47 AM
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Whoops. 'Sforzandos'.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:47 AM
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75: I don't get it.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:48 AM
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The thing is, oudemia, those 18-year-olds are right.

Well, of course. I was once one of them. Helpy-chalk, too.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:48 AM
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68: No such thing.

But of course band names need not correspond to true statements when read as sentences.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:52 AM
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Gone to Texas

(Explanation for the Yankees & other foreigners.)


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 9:55 AM
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I think Heebie's past posts and comments would be an almost inexhaustible source of band names. She's probably better when she isn't even trying for them.

For example, from a previous Heebie post on this page, we have "Requestysaurus".

Good name, particularly ideal for a heavy metal cover band.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 10:37 AM
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81: Definitely.

Or "Fucking Quandaries" from this morning.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 10:46 AM
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(possibly a roller derby name as well)

Scary Schiavo.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 10:55 AM
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Fucking Quandaries

That's a best-selling title from the niche porn series "Anal-ytical Philosophers Exposed"


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 12:44 PM
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Synagouge of Satan

though it's probably been done.


Posted by: stroll | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 2:22 PM
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85: They're opening for the new overtly antisemitic hip-hop group "Kristal Knocked"


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 3:13 PM
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Porn Baron.

That is all.


Posted by: Juicy Lurker | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 7:18 PM
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Sorry, I also forgot this band.

An old friend and former house-mate of mine was a great admirer of their early albums Everyone Should Be Killed and I Like It When You Die.


Posted by: Juicy Lurker | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 7:23 PM
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, nothing says "great rock group names" -- especially for white-trashy Nickelback rawk -- like brands of livestock semen:

Red Basin Sensation
Slugger
Now You See Me
Special K
Bolivar
Cornhusker
Full Count
Bucky Badger
Pure Nil

It's truly the gunk that keeps on giving. There'd be even more possibilities if the "random word, random number" style of band-naming were still in fashion (Messiah 992, Sumo 61).


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 07-23-08 7:39 PM
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Destroy Kerberos Ticket


Posted by: | Link to this comment | 12- 4-08 2:47 PM
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