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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2012, 08:51:56 am »
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How do they know it was a bear? It could have been Iggy looking for beer for all we know.

Ya know, I never thought about that. Iggy probably would be an angry drunk.
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2012, 03:47:30 pm »
This is a fail, but I think it's incredibly awesome what Conductor Alan Gilbert did.

Man's marimba iPhone ring stops Mahler symphony dead

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Concertgoers at the New York Philharmonic Tuesday night did not have to be musicologists to work out that the marimba was not part of the famous work.

Conductor Alan Gilbert halted the performance of Mahlerís Ninth Symphony when the offending iPhone ringtone sounded -- and persisted -- a media contact at the symphony confirmed.

Just minutes from the end of the hour and a half-long piece, Gilbert turned to the phone's owner, seated close to the front of Lincoln Centerís Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, according to an eyewitness account published by "Superconductor" blogger Paul Pelkonen.

In the ensuing pause, some in the audience reportedly called for blood, shouting: "Kick him out!" and "$1,000 fine!" the witness recounted.

Gilbert quietly employed shame until the offender -- described as an elderly man by another blogger -- confirmed that the phone was off. Before continuing with the concert, Gilbert apologized and explained that normally itís best to ignore such disturbances, but he said this was "so egregious that I could not allow it."

This was the first time Gilbert has stopped the orchestra for a violation of the "cell-phones off" rule, the symphony media contact said, but at least the second time that it has happened in the symphonyís history.

For classical music buffs who witnessed it, there was some satisfaction to be gained from the incident, which occurred in what is otherwise a quiet and mesmerizing part of the Mahler work.

"In a way, itís great that that schlimazelís iPhone happened to go off at such a sweet spot in Mahlerís Ninth on Tuesday. All of usÖ got to exercise some righteous indignation, schadenfreude, and the adrenaline rush of watching a fight," wrote a classical music blogger on "thousandfold echo."

The downside, said the writer, was that after "Mahlergate" there was just no turning back the clock.

"After this kerfuffle, itís impossible to talk about the actual music, just as it was impossible for listeners to return to the symphonyís transcendent stillness after the cellphone," with news coverage focused on the man with the marimba, and "nary a pixel spent on what came before or after."
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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2012, 03:58:03 pm »
I need video confirmation of said fail so that I have something to watch while working!!
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2012, 04:11:37 pm »
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I need video confirmation of said fail so that I have something to watch while working!!

You a funny funny man
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2012, 09:50:54 am »
Thurmond Holds Senate Record for Filibustering

Even though Strom Thurmond set a record for longest Filibuster at 24 hours and 18 minutes, this is definitely up there with Glorious Fails in history because at the end of the day (pun intended), it did absolutely nothing to sway the votes. Although it's impressive what he accomplished on the Senate Floor, it pails in comparison to most of the chicks I've dated over the years. Now THEY could talk my ears off...along with my pants, for far longer than 24 hours.



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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2012, 11:31:06 am »
Moviegoers demand money back because 'Artist' is silent

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"The Artist" is earning acclaim, including three Golden Globes. But not everyone appreciates the black-and-white, almost entirely silent film.

British newspapers are reporting that some moviegoers there demanded refunds after starting to watch the film and discovering it's silent (a few lines are spoken near the end).

The U.K. paper The Telegraph said that theater staff had issued a "small number of refunds" to patrons who complained. The article also noted that patrons buying tickets to "The Artist" at one Liverpool theater were now being asked if they understood that the film was silent to stave off any future confusion.

A spokesman for the Odeon theater chain told the paper that "the cinema is happy to offer guests a refund on their film choice is they raise concern with a member of staff within 10 minutes of the film starting."

In a similar incident from October of 2011, a Michigan woman actually sued the studio that released Ryan Gosling's "Drive," claiming, among other things, that the trailer billed the dark drama as an action film along the lines of the "Fast & Furious" series. The suit actually called out the movie for having "very little driving."

The "Drive" and "Artist" incidents raise the question: Why do people who don't bother to research a movie before paying money to see it think their ignorance is the moviemaker's problem?

We can imagine the future lawsuits this trend could produce. "I thought 'Easy A' was a guide to rocks-for-jocks college classes!" "I believed 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' was a rock concert movie filmed from the front row!" "I expected 'Friends With Benefits' to be an instructional dating film!" Or even: "War Horse" had too much "War," not enough "Horse!"

Perhaps the movie title that applies here is "Dumb and Dumber."
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2012, 11:35:36 am »
It's both and
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2012, 10:37:34 am »
'Negative double entendre' means no 'cougar' mascot for school

What??? Are you kidding me. Parent's are that freaking sensitive?

Fail fail fail fail fail fail fail fail

I love some of the comments, especially this one...

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Holy stupidity Batman! The liberal PC BS intolerance goes to new heights.

It used to be that being a "pioneer" was a noble thing, now it's oppressive. It used to be that a "chief" was an honorable position, now it's racist. It used to be that a "cougar" was an animal, now it's slang. It used to be that an "entrepreneur" was something to aspire to be, now it's an oppressive boss. It used to be that "work" was a good thing, now it's not worth your time. How completely lame.

You wonder why
we are loosing our identity and status in the world. It all starts with our inability to name our school mascots.
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2012, 10:42:44 am »
That's......stupid. Sheesh.

Now if I could only get Penny Can the same PR Press and make it offensive.





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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2012, 11:17:27 am »
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Penny Can...do whatever the hell she wants with me.

Uh, sorry dude. My new girlfriend... Penny... see above... will have nothing to do with you. I told her what I have to offer. She than said Chip who?
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2012, 11:20:04 am »
I KILL YOU!!



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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2012, 03:37:48 pm »
Mark Wahlberg 9/11 Hijackers Apology

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYV326rpe8M

Come on dude! You need to stop thinking you're a modern day John McClain This isn't a movie!

Yippie-Kai-Yay, Motherf ucker! You just earned yourself a.....

FAIL!!!!



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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2012, 09:51:35 am »
Why are douchebags more evident today. Are people getting more ignorant? Is it the internet? 2012 is already showing a massive amount of fails, but I think we have already claimed a king of fail for 2012. Captain Francesco Schettino, a sea captain that has not spine, continually to adds to WTF

Cruise ship captain says he was told to perform fatal maneuver
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Re: Glorious Fail
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2012, 10:15:28 am »
I have never watch more than a minute or two of American Idol... just not my cup of tea, but while searching for a William Hung reference, ran across this.

OHMYGAWD... so do people watch it for this or talent?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUyKpfbB9M8
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« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2012, 10:19:56 am »
The auditions are the best part about the show. There is no hiding the fact they suck. I haven't bothered to watch the last 3 seasons because even the ones that make it onto the show and eventually win....suck.
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