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If I were to start an Unofficial They Might Be Giants website, I would snag www.frustratedandsad.com. I am a genius.

I will not, however, start an Unofficial They Might Be Giants website. Firstly, because I know very little about computers. How they work and whatnot, I mean. Secondly, I don't need all the dorks in the universe trying to talk to me and send me shit. Because 98% of They fans are losers.

Now, I know none of you readers who are also They fans (and that's quite a few of you) are offended by my statements. Because you know them to be true. You also believe yourself to be part of that other 2%. Because while almost all weirdos are They Might Be Giants fans, not all They Might Be Giants fans are dorks. I would even go so far as to say that most interesting intelligent people with a sense of humor who are worth my time like They Might Be Giants. Liking They Might Be Giants is not necessarily going to score you any points with me; but not liking them leaves me somewhat suspicious.

The best thing about going to a They Might Be Giants concert -- no, wait. The best thing about being at a They Might Be Giants concert is the concert. The second-best thing -- and also the worst thing at the same time simultaneously -- is the knowledge that you -- or I, in this case -- that I (and my companion(s)) am the coolest person in the room. Except for maybe Dan Miller. This is not a boast, this is fact. Is there anyone out there who disagrees with me? Of course not.

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illscientist
Jun. 8th, 2001 01:22 pm (UTC)
Emily played 'constantinople' last night, and it made me think, while this song is kind of catchy, it's also really pretty silly, and it may be one of the reasons I never really got into the band. I mean, I know you're big into 'em, and a lot of other poeple who know what's up, it's just... I never really had the desire to expose myself to more of them, because, no matter how rational it is, my head was like, 'eh- how many 'istanbul not constantinople's do you need? Oh, and, uh, 'particle man...'

I guess my point is that I was thinking about them last night, and now you're writing about them. Odd. Although you're wrong about one thing: no matter what room I'm in, I'm generally the coolest one in it.
littlewashu
Jun. 8th, 2001 01:30 pm (UTC)
My chest burbled up with all these defensive things to say, but if I said them all, I might be a dork myself. So I'll keep my thoughts to myself (because I know that you know better than to judge a band by their most "popular" songs).

And you've never been to a They Might Be Giants show. So we're BOTH right.
illscientist
Jun. 8th, 2001 01:46 pm (UTC)
Yeah, like I said, it's not really rational. It's just that, with that in my head, I never had the impetus to buy anything.

Further, look at my picture. I'm like 8. What the fuck do I know?
counterfeitfake
Jun. 8th, 2001 02:24 pm (UTC)
I'm a They Might Be Giants fan
I'm not going to be offended, because you pretty much hit the nail on the head. One only needs to look up LiveJournal users with "They Might Be Giants" as interests to see plenty of proof. I usually do feel like I'm surrounded by nerdy weirdos at TMBG concerts.

My roommate Justin and I had this theory that if you do something nerdy, the act of acknowledging it's nerdiness serves as mitigation. I wonder... well, first, if this is actually valid, and second, if it applies to this situation?
snowman
Jun. 8th, 2001 06:12 pm (UTC)
Yep
Sadly, that's pretty much how I feel on the subject. Being a huge They Might Be Giants fan, I've always been a little disappointed that they're such a freak magnet. To me, their music is a really effective fusion of humor and sadness. It's annoying when they're lumped in with novelty acts like Weird Al, or Wall of Voodoo or something. I think a lot of people can't see past the sometimes whimsical instrumentation and the often funny lyrics. But humor, I think, is a ... okay, I shouldn't get into this here. But yeah, TMBG fans are dorks.
snowman
Jun. 8th, 2001 06:16 pm (UTC)
Mononoke
I love the new icon, by the way.
slickninja
Jun. 8th, 2001 11:59 pm (UTC)
But doesn't every band out there have a contingent of dorks following them? Will someone give me an example of a band that has a majority of only 'cool' and 'hip' followers?
ex_abescott501
Jun. 9th, 2001 08:04 am (UTC)
Man, I wish this were true. However, it is known that all TMBG fans suck.
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