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You're so beautiful...like a tree

redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfixRegistered User regular
edited July 2009 in Social Entropy++
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Bret and Jemaine, bitches!

I just saw them at the Fox Theater in St. Louis, last night, and they were outstanding.

From the site:
Their site wrote:
World famous in New Zealand are Jemaine Clement & Bret McKenzie, better known to the planet as the 'Flight of the Conchords'.

They first met in Wellington as university students and felt that they'd like to learn to play guitar. Initially they tried playing other peoples songs, but finding that was too hard decided to write their own.

Their first major international success came at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where they received rave reviews and built up a solid fan base (most of which, it seems, now run fan sites for them).

In due course, they made a series of adverts for Phones4U in the UK, a radio series for the BBC and, now, a self-titled TV series commissioned by HBO.

Having developed a small but dedicated cult following at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2003 (post Robotic invasion), the Conchords have gone from success to success. An initial BBC radio series in 2004 was followed by rising internet fame, which led to HBO picking them to up produce the self-titled sitcom. Along the way they've picked up a Grammy for Best Comedy Album, been nominated for Emmy's and picked up a host of NZ awards.

Also, the landlord from the show (Eugene, played by Eugene Mirman) opened for them, and was pretty funny as well.

So, we should talk about them and/or the show, because they're pretty outstanding.

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    The Sneak!The Sneak! Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    no we shouldn't

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    redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfix Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    but they're good

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    and GET OUT OF HERE

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    MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    wait this is not a Back to the Future thread

    this isn't a Back to the Future thread at all!

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    RabidDeathMooseRabidDeathMoose Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Make like a tree and get the hell out of here indeed.

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    redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfix Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
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    AstraphobiaAstraphobia Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt! Root! Sleep! Death!Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I have not been to the Fox.

    It exists in that mystical place called "The City." I dare not cross that invisible boundary and enter into its vile clutches.

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    redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfix Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Actually, it's kinda outside the downtown proper, on Grand, a bit down Washington

    depening on the direction you're coming from, you could skip downtown entirely
    and the architecture is amazing.

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    CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Everyone always mistakes me for Jermaine. It was kinda cool at first because he has features which some would consider to be classically handsome, but dangit, there is more to me than just simply hangin' out and lookin' like Jermaine!

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    AstraphobiaAstraphobia Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt! Root! Sleep! Death!Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    redfenix wrote: »
    Actually, it's kinda outside the downtown proper, on Grand, a bit down Washington

    depening on the direction you're coming from, you could skip downtown entirely
    and the architecture is amazing.

    I hail from New Whiteville, aka, West County-ish. If it weren't for the Cardinals I don't think I'd ever come downtown.

    The mad dash through Crackrock Park after an evening of boozing is not that fun.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Flight of the Conchords is awesome and the show is over and that's pretty sad.

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    FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY WAS PRETTY GOOD WHILE THEY LASTEDRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    redfenix wrote: »


    alright

    despite my hatred of all things hipster ironic

    that was pretty fucking funny

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    GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I love these guys, but Season 2 had me going "meh" so much... :(

    I am hoping my brother's g/f comes through on those tickets in May. She is dead to me if she doesn't.

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    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
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    GRMikeGRMike The Last Best Hope for Humanity The God Pod Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    In other news.
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    DMACDMAC Come at me, bro! Moderator mod
    edited May 2009
    GRMike wrote: »
    I love these guys, but Season 2 had me going "meh" so much... :(

    I am hoping my brother's g/f comes through on those tickets in May. She is dead to me if she doesn't.

    Some of the songs were kind of "meh" in Season 2 but I found the sitcom stuff as good or better than Season 1. The songs often seemed overproduced. It's hard to find lyrics funny when you can't understand them over the music.

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    DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2009
    gah, they're doing three shows in Seattle in a couple of weeks but by the time I knew they were of course all sold out

    :(

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    VisionOfClarityVisionOfClarity Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    The show they're doing/did in Boston was in Agganis Arena at BU. It's a pretty good size arena and with these guys you'd want something more intimate.

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Fallout FoC isn't really hipster ironic.

    Brett's shirts are, but the comedy isn't

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    CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Yeah, within the context of the show they don't wear retro fashion to be ironic, it's just that they are poor and from New Zealand, where things haven't progressed past the 1980's.

    "Sugarlumps" was the best song from Season 2. That and "Too Many Dick's on the Dance Floor".

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    Muddy WaterMuddy Water Quiet Batperson Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    The second season reused a lot of plots and themes from the first season. The duo had said they couldn't think of anything new and ... they were right, I guess. It was just a lot of rehashing, with fewer memorable moments.

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    MonkeyfeetMonkeyfeet Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    It's business time!

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    DMACDMAC Come at me, bro! Moderator mod
    edited May 2009
    The second season reused a lot of plots and themes from the first season. The duo had said they couldn't think of anything new and ... they were right, I guess. It was just a lot of rehashing, with fewer memorable moments.

    Still a lot of good episodes in season 2. The pepileptic dog benefit and Brahbrah... the one where Jermaine was dating the Australian girl... the New Zealand PM's visit...

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    LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    DMAC wrote: »
    The second season reused a lot of plots and themes from the first season. The duo had said they couldn't think of anything new and ... they were right, I guess. It was just a lot of rehashing, with fewer memorable moments.

    Still a lot of good episodes in season 2. The pepileptic dog benefit and Brahbrah... the one where Jermaine was dating the Australian girl... the New Zealand PM's visit...

    Brian was very, very good

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    Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    the best thing about season 2 was that it featured way more Dave

    Dave is the greatest

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    Muddy WaterMuddy Water Quiet Batperson Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    the best thing about season 2 was that it featured way more Dave

    Dave is the greatest

    Ha! that's true.

    My favourite Dave moment was the line abut chopping the guy's whole body off and leaving the dick behind.

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    CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I'm pretty sure that's just chopping off someone's dick.

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    Muddy WaterMuddy Water Quiet Batperson Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Congrats! You got the joke!

    Or ... wait, is that the follow-up line?

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    Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    the best thing about season 2 was that it featured way more Dave

    Dave is the greatest

    Ha! that's true.

    My favourite Dave moment was the line abut chopping the guy's whole body off and leaving the dick behind.

    he had so many good ones, like

    "it's great that you two found love, even though you're from Austria, and you're from some place nobodies even fucking heard of."

    or when he was manning the new zealand info booth

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    fshavlakfshavlak Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    redfenix wrote: »
    Actually, it's kinda outside the downtown proper, on Grand, a bit down Washington

    depening on the direction you're coming from, you could skip downtown entirely
    and the architecture is amazing.

    I graduated from highschool in that building, wearing a white tuxedo.

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    redfenixredfenix Aka'd as rfix Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    fshavlak wrote: »
    redfenix wrote: »
    Actually, it's kinda outside the downtown proper, on Grand, a bit down Washington

    depening on the direction you're coming from, you could skip downtown entirely
    and the architecture is amazing.

    I graduated from highschool in that building, wearing a white tuxedo.

    obligatory STL question

    do i even need to specify past that?

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    kingmeh123kingmeh123 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    The greatest Dave moment is his line about the two crazy old people who live with him and think that they're his parents.

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    SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I actually just saw these guys at UCF about three weeks ago

    they were incredibly rad

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    OmegaTofuNinjaOmegaTofuNinja Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Saw these guys at the IU AUDITORIUM a little while ago. SO GOOD.

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    DMACDMAC Come at me, bro! Moderator mod
    edited May 2009
    The second season episode with Brett's gang, "The Tough Bretts" was pretty great too.

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    Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    what is this supposed to be, tenacious d for scene kids? get outta here.

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    ThawmusThawmus +Jackface Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    As a general rule of thumb, ALWAYS look up FotC songs on Youtube for live versions, not the stuff on their HBO show. They have a significantly different amount of energy that goes into their show, and quite frankly, their songs are shorter and considerably less funny on it. Their live performances, however, are absolutely fantastic.

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