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October 31st, 2007


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09:48 am - I'm Part of a Paisley Mythic Drama
As an FYI, this post is about a country music song. But even if you dislike country music, you might find this amusing.

There's a song out by a guy named Brad Paisley. It's about a pizza delivery guy who is balding and fat, yet has an online presence that is simply amazing.

When I first heard the song, I immediately shouted (to no one in particular, as I was in my car at the time), "Hey! That's me!" (For those just joining us, it's been established in previous entries that I am, indeed, fat, and we all know that my job is the source of all unhappiness in my life.)

The song really spoke to me on a lot of levels, not the least of which is that I have an interesting set of online perceptions that are often very different than "real life" is. I may not pretend to be who I am in profiles (e.g. those pictures are actually me; I can claim some modeling experience, but it's obvious that it's me in the photos; and I even live where I say I live), but there is a definite perception of me in online communities that I'm "so much cooler" than I really am that is simply not borne out in reality.

Really, I'm mostly a socially awkward flake. Of course, I'll admit that. :)

Anyway, I love the song, and it could very well be about me, if a few key details were changed. And I spent a few more hours each day online.

And the video has William Shatner in it, so you can't go wrong with it!

Brad Paisley - "Online" video

Trust me, it's worth a watch.

(Thanks to starrchilde for posting a link to the vid.)
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: "Spending Money", -JB

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From:deedeehopskotch
Date:October 31st, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
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I have to disagree with you and agree with the online community. You pretty much rule.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 31st, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
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Damnit, if everyone knows that I rule in real life, I'll get more than one stalker!
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 31st, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Ha. I almost mentioned my rumored "cute ass" that I keep hearing about.

Oddly, I can't see it. It keeps moving when I turn to view it, so I can't verify its existence.
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From:viedansante
Date:October 31st, 2007 02:59 pm (UTC)
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Well, I think you're pretty cool, but we both know what kinds of things I find cool. So, that might not be a compliment as far as the rest of the world is concerned.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 31st, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Indeed, it furthers my point in some amusing ways :)
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From:viedansante
Date:October 31st, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
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Figured it probably would :-)
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From:autumnfey
Date:October 31st, 2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
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I saw that video a few weeks ago and loved it! Doesn't remind me of you at all - but still a great video.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 31st, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
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Without cable, I'm way behind the times when it comes to "music + videos."

Gotta love YouTube!
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From:gullinbursti
Date:October 31st, 2007 03:03 pm (UTC)
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This is one of those "sing at the top of our lungs when it comes on the radio" songs for me and the other half.

William Shatner and MARCIA BRADY, even!
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 31st, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
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I watched a few more vids of his, and they're just full of stars in amusing roles and/or situations. It's obvious that the guy likes to make fun of himself and others all at once. :)
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From:tesinth
Date:October 31st, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
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Ya, this is probaby the reason I don't do too much online...

Good song/vid, I don't actually mind country songs that aren't about a girl leaving and taking the dog.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 31st, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
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You might also get a kick out of "I'm Gonna Miss Her", which is about a girl leaving, but she's leaving him because he's decided that he likes fishing better :)

It was filmed partially as a spoof on ESPN Sport Center's coverage of bass fishing.

And "Alcohol" is a tribute to everyones favourite drink.

Will Shatner is also in "Celebrity."

(no dogs are involved in any of these)
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From:whereismypraire
Date:October 31st, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)

Paisly Mythic Drama

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Drama is never mythic :p

Good song.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 31st, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)

Re: Paisly Mythic Drama

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Haha. We should have a conversation sometime about the dramatic aspects of myth. :)
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 31st, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
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Indeed, quite useful. . .

And yeah, I'm socially awkward, but I don't think you're doomed :)
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From:dragynphyre
Date:October 31st, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
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If I looked into the mirror you've got there, it'd reflect a shy, petite blonde...
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From:romandruid
Date:November 1st, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
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Cute video! Now see, you'd be cool if ONLY you'd played tuba in the HS band! You know, all the cool kids played sousaphone, don't you?

*buffs nails on band jacket*
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 1st, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
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Indeed, they did.

However, I figured I didn't want to deal with band camp, so I quit just before my Freshman year. Otherwise, I would have been cool, too: I played tuba/sousaphone in middle school.
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From:tanwyn
Date:November 1st, 2007 06:27 am (UTC)
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In case you pay attention to who friends you - I just did. :-)

This is the same Tanwyn who came out to Three Cranes for Samhain.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 1st, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)
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I don't actually pay much attention, but I do get email notifications :) But it's always pleasant to get a comment explaining who the person is :)
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From:avngrdnpriestes
Date:November 4th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
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I have to say that marching music makes me hot as well. ;P

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