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July 11th, 2007


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09:41 am - How The Beastie Boys Saved My Relationship
Last Tuesday, I called Maggie in a frantic panic. The conversation went just about exactly like this:

Maggie: "Hello?"

MJD: "I have a life-or-death question. It's very important."

Maggie: "Um, okay."

MJD: "Do you like the Beastie Boys?"

Maggie: "Uh, yes. Yes I do."

MJD: "Good."

Maggie: "Is that all?"

MJD: "Yes, yes. that's all."

Maggie: "Okay. . ."

MJD: "I suppose I should explain, huh?"

Maggie: "Well, you don't have to. But it would be nice."

MJD: "Okay, well, here's the thing. I had a roommate in college, Kevin. Kevin was a great guy, and he really, really liked the Beastie Boys. One day, he turned to me and said, "Mike, this is important. Never trust a girl who doesn't like the Beastie Boys. They're not the sort of girl you should hang out with. And never, ever date one." And, as I was driving through town, a Beastie Boys song came on, and I remembered his advice. And I suddenly had to call you."

Maggie: "I like you."

MJD: "I know."
And that was the end of the conversation.

Then I went and saw Transformers with tesinth, and life was good.
Current Location: Southeast of Disorder
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: "Off to See the Lizard", -JB

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From:acousticdryad
Date:July 11th, 2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
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The same should be said for men, I would think.
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 11th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC)
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There are many things that should be said for men, but yes, this, too, is one of them.
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From:tesinth
Date:July 11th, 2007 02:20 pm (UTC)
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Woulda been much better without the explanation, I love throwing random questions at people, "OK, now this will decide the future of our relationship, so no pressure or anything, but who was the best character on A-Team and why (Mr. T excluded, of course) ???

Granted, that could be why I'm single...
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 11th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
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Heh. The explanation, partially, is just bizzare enough to make the whole thing slightly more tweaked.

Kevin is also the roommate who, upon finding a pretty and lacy undergarment of Tina's hanging in my closet, left me a note on the hanger saying, "Mike, if I ever see you wearing this, I will beat you to a pulp. Have a good day! -K"

He was a good roommate.
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 11th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)
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We're thrashing hotels like it's going out of style
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From:viedansante
Date:July 11th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)

ooh look, resolution broken, just for you ;-)

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Maggie is wonderful, there is no doubt.

And, I can't wait to see Transformers...
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 11th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)

Re: ooh look, resolution broken, just for you ;-)

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You will like it, I know :)
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From:ramona66
Date:July 11th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
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awww man, someone beat me to it...but i'll say it anyway:
NO! SLEEP! TILL BROOKLYN!!!!!!
From:darkfiremoon
Date:July 11th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)

No sleep til.....

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haha I live in Brooklyn, well Brooklyn MD and some 8 years ago when I was hooking up with my partner it was like every time he would come see me, late at night...guess what song would come on....Too funny!
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 11th, 2007 06:05 pm (UTC)
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Isn't it though? *grins*
From:bloodlikerain
Date:July 11th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)

*giggling nonstop*

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I have to admit, I can't stand the beastie boys. ;)
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From:duriyah
Date:July 11th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)

Re: *giggling nonstop*

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Me either! Guess we'll never date Mike, huh? :-)
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From:joyful_storm
Date:July 11th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
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Once upon a time, a looooooong time ago, I was confused and didn't know the difference between The Beastie Boys and Pet Shop Boys.

(Well, if you were to imagine not knowing the music, you can kinda see how it could happen. . . )
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 11th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
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I could see that. They're both boys, after all :)
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From:incendiary_dan
Date:July 11th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
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I personally prefer to test people by seeing if they catch Seinfeld quotes, but to each their own.
From:darkfiremoon
Date:July 11th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
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HAHA I do obscure vampire movie quotes, if I ever meet the person that can tell me off the cuff where 'you fu&k like you have your nose in a book' came from I'd do anything they wanted for eternity...me-ow Ok maybe not but I would seriously consider it! no cheating with google either:P
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From:triskele
Date:July 11th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
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That's a pretty good indicator. However, if she likes "She's Crafty" TOO much (and I admit I do) you might wanna be careful....
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 11th, 2007 10:16 pm (UTC)
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Duly noted :)
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From:romandruid
Date:July 12th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
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Er... what did the Beastie Boys do? I think that was a bit after my time in pop culture or something. Weren't they rap or something? *hate rap*

Guess that means I'm too old for you to date. *grin*
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From:rfunk
Date:July 12th, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC)

Beasties from my memory, with help from wikipedia....

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Not an example of their best work, but their first biggest hit (1986-ish) was probably "Fight For Your Right To Party". They were at their most rap then (though not really on that song), and that album is where all the above references (so far) come from. They got better.

From about 1989 on their sound mostly mixes hip-hop, dance, and rock, with lots of other things thrown in, mostly as samples. Their sound is as close to Beck as to anything else.

Post-1986 singles were "Hey Ladies" (1989), "So Whatcha Want" (1992), "Sabotage" (1994), and "Intergalactic" (1998), all of which are on CD101's playlist.
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From:qryztufre
Date:July 12th, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)

I say WHAT'S THE TIME!

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"Mike, this is important. Never trust a girl who doesn't like the Beastie Boys. They're not the sort of girl you should hang out with. And never, ever date one."

Words to live by, by my way of thinking!

Though I must say that Cyndi claims to not like them, but I reckon that's due to her not really hearing anything from them other then "Fight for your right to party" which I don't even really care for...

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I once had a girl stop me in the mall to ask "I say, what's the time?" to which I naturally replied "It's time to get ill". She gave me the strangest looks, and now we are friends... but then, heh, I've not talked to her in years. Just wanted to share the personal anecdote.
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From:chronarchy
Date:July 12th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)

Re: I say WHAT'S THE TIME!

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I am of the opinion that you cannot really listen to The Beastie Boys as "music", so much as you must listen to them as a cosmic joke.
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From:ramona66
Date:July 14th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)

i don't mean to brag

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i don't mean to boast
but i'm intercontinental
when i eat french toast

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