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Old 07-19-07, 12:09 PM
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How I Met Your Mother: Liars!!!!

I hate when shows lie to me about their characters ages....I just got the show on dvd and I think it's really funny (so I wish they would cut the laugh track), but last night I was watching the one where they go to the prom to get the band for their wedding....and they have "Good Feeling" by Violent Femmes as their favorite song!

Lily (Willow) has the memory from 1996 where she says it's her favorite song, but that album is from 1983...and Marshall and Ted both reference Sonic Youth and The Pixies, again bands from the early 80's....and Lily's Fiero...again, 1980's....

These must have been some hip kids digging all this music when they were 8 years old....

so like Friends, I hate when "twenty-somethings" reference things that were before their generation, but I'm still supposed to suspend my disbelief and go, "oh, yeah, they just know about lots of stuff" because when I ask twenty-somethings I work with, they don't know this stuff. so it blows the illusion when 40 year-old writers create (or worse) or younger writers who write for the more affluent 40+ demographic, so they can sell more ads...write older jokes for younger characters....yes, I like the show, but I don't believe these characters have ever existed....unlike Col. Steve Austin, who is totally real!!!
Old 07-19-07, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by f1shf00d
...These must have been some hip kids digging all this music when they were 8 years old....
I was 7 when Star Wars came out and its still my favorite movie, does that make me a hip kid? Oh wait that's right you can actually listen to music and watch movies that came out before your time!
Old 07-19-07, 12:23 PM
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I listened to Sonic Youth in early high school which would've been 1992-1994.

I wonder how old people are who enjoy classical music. They must be like 300
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It's also highly suspect that a group of friends would have similar tastes in music...
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I understand what you're saying, but I don't 100% agree. I mean, I have a friend who is 20 and is really into early 90's grunge/alternative. Plus Sonic Youth and Pixies had their greatest success in the late 80s/early 90s. Sonic Youth was still getting good airplay on college radio in the mid 90s. They headlined the 1995 Lollapalooza festival, after all!
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Originally Posted by Nuff
Oh wait that's right you can actually listen to music and watch movies that came out before your time!
Nope. Don't buy it. I you asked me in 1979 what my favorite song was, I would have said "When the Night Comes" by The Boomtown Rats, released in 1979....I don't believe they would pick a 13 year old song as their favorite....
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My favorite song is Time by Pink Floyd. From Dark Side of the Moon. Released in 1973. I was born in 1978.
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Who are those people laughing in the background? Are they watching through a special spy glass. I hate it when shows have people laughing in the background and we never see who they are.
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Originally Posted by pinata242
My favorite song is Time by Pink Floyd. From Dark Side of the Moon. Released in 1973. I was born in 1978.

But when did this become your favorite song? He's saying that 12 yr olds would not pick songs that are older than they are to be their favorites...
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Originally Posted by Septemberbaby
But when did this become your favorite song? He's saying that 12 yr olds would not pick songs that are older than they are to be their favorites...
Pretty early in life. Don't know when, though, it was always there thanks to my dad.
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I am a twenty-two year old. As a child, my parents kept me well-versed in the culture of those times which existed prior to my birth.

Happy Days, Mr. Ed, Green Acres, Get Smart, Star Trek, etc.

Do not categorize every "twenty-something" together simply because those you have polled are not intelligent enough to be aware of anything. As I mentioned, I am twenty-two, and constantly reference things which were around long before I was born.

It is simply due to the fact that I, to quote f1shf00d, "just know about lots of stuff."

EDIT: Addition of a comma after f1shf00d

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Originally Posted by Septemberbaby
But when did this become your favorite song? He's saying that 12 yr olds would not pick songs that are older than they are to be their favorites...
I was hugely into Pink Floyd throughout my early/mid-teens (in the mid-90's), and at about age 14-16, would have (and did) called Dark Side of the Moon one of my favorite albums.

Really, being into music before one's time, even when young, isn't that strange.

Originally Posted by f1shf00d
Marshall and Ted both reference Sonic Youth and The Pixies, again bands from the early 80's....

I don't believe these characters have ever existed
Funny, I'm roughly the same age as the characters in the show, and I consider Sonic Youth and Pixies among my favorite bands now and I started getting into them in my teens. OH MY GOD I DON'T EXIST!!!!

Seriously, though, those two particular examples make perfect sense for the characters of that age. Pixies (who were actually late 80's, not early) had renewed popularity in the early 90's due to Nirvana's name-dropping as an influence. And Sonic Youth were going throughtout the 90's, and the album Dirty (released in '92) was their commercial peak. The fact that you called both of them "bands from the early 80's" seem to suggest that the problem is your ignorance of bands from that era, not the show's.

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I hate when posters claim they hate something virtually meaningless.

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Originally Posted by Septemberbaby
But when did this become your favorite song? He's saying that 12 yr olds would not pick songs that are older than they are to be their favorites...
But Lily was in college when she made that remark, not 12.
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Folks are allowed to enjoy things that came before their time.

I've been listening to Johnny Mathis since I was a kid.
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Pixies were an early-80's band. BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! You have no clue what the fuck you are talking about and this entire thread is stupid.
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Well it didn't come out after the fact. Lots of teens think that lots of old bands are new.
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I'll give you my opinion on the matter when I get into the show. Have it pencilled in for 2012, 2 years after it leaves the air.
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My 10-year-old son has a friend who is into classic rock. It's hilarious to hear him talk about it, becuase it's all new to him! He'll get in my car with my son and ask "have you ever head of The Who?" or "Have you ever heard of Jimi Hendrix? I heard a new song by him yesterday."

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Not to keep dumping on the OP, but after re-reading the first post, I have to say the original example about how Lily wouldn't being into the Violent Femmes because of her age is pretty much BS as well. Violent Femmes songs from the first LP (especially Blister in the Sun and Add It Up) are alternative/college radio staples well past their release year. Again, using myself as an example, I heard those songs a lot on the big (at the time) alternative rock radio station in Chicago during the early 90's when I was in my early teens, and borrowed the casette of the album from older sister to hear it.
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This is a fantastic thread... the writers are liars because a person couldn't like the Violent Femmes in 1996. Huh?

In the 90s, I had a lot of friends who enjoyed Led Zeppelin. Some might have even said they were their favorite group. What a crazy bunch of lying fuckers they were.
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The soundtrack to Grosse Pointe Blank had "Blister in the Sun" on it and that was released back in '96. That got me into Violent Femmes, though, admittedly I was 19 and not 12.
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Originally Posted by sb5
Not to keep dumping on the OP, but after re-reading the first post, I have to say the original example about how Lily wouldn't being into the Violent Femmes because of her age is pretty much BS as well. Violent Femmes songs from the first LP (especially Blister in the Sun and Add It Up) are alternative/college radio staples well past their release year. Again, using myself as an example, I heard those songs a lot on the big (at the time) alternative rock radio station in Chicago during the early 90's when I was in my early teens, and borrowed the casette of the album from older sister to hear it.
Also is why this is a little more believable due to the fact she was at college and the song came on right when she turned the radio on. Also if I remember the story was not about this was there favorite song it was about there song which when it came on they both said they loved this song which is different. How many times does a song come on or someone mentions something and you say I "love that"
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Originally Posted by sb5
Really, being into music before one's time, even when young, isn't that strange.

The fact that you called both of them "bands from the early 80's" seem to suggest that the problem is your ignorance of bands from that era, not the show's.
Favorite Sonic Youth album: EVOL, 1986
Favorite Pixies album: Surfer Rosa, 1988

so yes, I guess "early 80's" is wrong....but I still don't believe it when characters cite "cool" stuff so that I can sit on my couch with a mouthful of Fiddle Faddle, and think, "hey, I like that song, too, so by extension, I am also cool. Go ahead, commercial TV, sell me some Cialis."

When I see that stuff, I feel like I am being manipulated and conned. I would be happier if they chose something like "I've got you under my skin" by Cole Porter...then it would just be odd, so I wouldn't feel like I was being targeted for some product survey.
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Originally Posted by shumway
The soundtrack to Grosse Pointe Blank had "Blister in the Sun" on it and that was released back in '96. That got me into Violent Femmes, though, admittedly I was 19 and not 12.

Wow. this is the only response that actually refutes my original post with some logical thought.....at least I can say that the soundtrack to Grosse Pointe Blank is a reason that 2 random people have an identical favorite song that is older than I could normally believe...... wow, thank you, person with a brain... and really, none of these other schmucks heard of Sonic Youth before 1985????

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