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Re: Drabblecast 145- Varmits! by Steve Lowe

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:32 am
by myke_deschain
moonowl wrote:
normsherman wrote: Holy crap are there a lot of former band geeks listening to Drabblecast or what? May have a new demographic to market to!
Former you say? (points finger at at least one editior who is still in a band)
Heh I will be the first to say that being in Band is very different than being in a band...

Being in a band= lots of fun, hot girls, and sometimes free drinks...

Being in Band= lots of beatings, girls with retainers, and in my case having to watch a teacher with eternal pit-stains and a lazy eye try to conduct the class...
myke_deschain wrote:
Damp_Obsession wrote:

(WHOA! A 3-7-10 split! -Ed)

I had meant to say that the guy in the middle looks like Bill Cosby.

Re: Drabblecast 145- Varmits! by Steve Lowe

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 6:50 am
by Rish Outfield
This episode really highlights the power of music. It could have been (should have been?) a light, funny little story, but with the driving and bombastic underscore, it became something overwhelming, even epic.

It's weird how music can do that.

Re: Drabblecast 145- Varmits! by Steve Lowe

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:03 am
by Algernon Sydney is Dead
I was on the road and avoiding 'puters when I first listened to this, hence the delayed review.

Awesome all around, of course. I especially like the inference that Sharpton is a pest, and all the band-geek references. We trombonists were rolling in respect. :)

The skit, drabble, and story were all great. The twabble was ok, but I've been hearing almost identical jokes since the '80s -- by the female versions of Al Sharpton, too. Was that the connection? :wink:

Re: Drabblecast 145- Varmits! by Steve Lowe

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:25 am
by ROU Killing Time
Rish Outfield wrote:This episode really highlights the power of music. It could have been (should have been?) a light, funny little story, but with the driving and bombastic underscore, it became something overwhelming, even epic.

It's weird how music can do that.
Like what the John Williams score did for Star Wars?

Yes, truly amazing. I don't think SW would have had nearly the impact without that soundtrack. Likewise, Varmits, a good story in and of itself, was truly enhanced by the musical production.

Re: Drabblecast 145- Varmits! by Steve Lowe

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:36 am
by Raptor Redux
I was in the marching band and the stage band as well. Played alto sax and tenor sax. But that was a long time ago.

Loved the story and the music too.

Re: Drabblecast 145- Varmits! by Steve Lowe

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:27 am
by treeman
I also really enjoyed this one. Hilarious intro, tasty Drabble and fun feature. Solid.

Re: Drabblecast 145- Varmits! by Steve Lowe

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:51 pm
by Unblinking
I'd wanted to join band back in the 5th grade which was the first year they had band at our school. I wanted to learn to play drums, but so many of the kids wanted to play drums that they put a restriction that you had to have had piano lessons to play drums in the band. So I didn't join and never did. I always liked choir though.

Regarding raccoons: I'm convinced that they will be the dominant species on the planet in 15 years, 20 on the outside. So I, for one, welcome our future bandit-eyed masters.

Re: Drabblecast 145- Varmits! by Steve Lowe

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:06 pm
by strawman
Unblinking wrote: So I, for one, welcome our future bandit-eyed masters.
Someone ought to catalogue the future masters we, for one, have welcomed.

Re: Drabblecast 145- Varmits! by Steve Lowe

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:42 pm
by Unblinking
strawman wrote:
Unblinking wrote: So I, for one, welcome our future bandit-eyed masters.
Someone ought to catalogue the future masters we, for one, have welcomed.
Cataloguing would undermine my welcoming effort. Whoever our eventual overlords turn out to be, I'd rather they think that they were the only overlords I'd ever predicted and welcomed in advance. If I leave the mentions scattered then it would at least take a lot of work for them to fully learn the extent of my disloyalty.

I don't want to put all my eggs in one platypus nest, so to speak. (All hail the noble platypus! Did you know they have poison spurs on their back legs?)

Re: Drabblecast 145- Varmits! by Steve Lowe

Posted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:01 pm
by strawman
I like your strategy. History is replete with examples of top-of-the-food-chain species who thought they had nothing to worry about.

The only one still with us is the wolf, who bowed low to us and became Chihuahuas. So you're shooting to be carried around in some future Elle Woods' purse.