“What else is there to say? Oh, yes–snow. Christ on a pike I’ve had it up to here with this city. Hasn’t everyone? Memorial is moving its English Department to the Science Building, bok choy is too expensive at Sobeys, people fart in the library without even a moment’s hesitation … we are animals. Animals that eat and sleep and waste time and go to shows and pretend we l-o-v-e the bands we hear except (hold on!) we actually don’t like it all but it’s better to grumble about how bad Overcast articles are than actually make the scene explode once more, burst up this sly contrivance of ‘punk scene’ or ‘folk scene’ or whatever we call those people who list Pantera as their favourite musical act and make spotify playlists entitled ‘james hetfield iz cool/rip 2017.’ Please send help mr. trutru, that is, mr. Justin trutru. How can this island keep its own head above water without Pierre’s son at the office throwing fish food into the water in some far off asiatique castle, smiling and holding hands with his wife, the bugger — amiable, soft, so resolutely handsome … good lord i’d like to see him survive a night out in Joe Bats with only a thermometer and a can of gravy for company. Please, overcast, for the love of good googely hermione granger gracious me we have to get this city to play shows before 11 at night. Someone, do something. help.” – Crumpus the Mad Rumpus
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The only thing remotely relevant the original post said was about shows starting too late.
I don’t get the Pantera joke either but I don’t think many people playing either punk or folk list them as a major influence (then again I don’t know if the 14 year old I just saw with a Kiss Army shirt knows what that means either, or if it was just laundry day and she borrowed it from her dad. I’m too old to keep track of certain trends).
There’s never any discussion without the trollers, I think they have an important part in this stuff…
Ron – you think the trolls keep people away? Hardly.
It’s pretty bizarre to me that it affects you and others so much. Have a look around the bullhorn and responses, the only time any discussion happens is when people with extreme views comment. Otherwise it’s like tumbleweed…
I’ll look up the charter of freedoms if you look up virtue signalling.
Skip What You Don’t Like,
I do for one. So I commend The Overcast for taking a stand against negative, aggressive, trolling. Believe it or not but it adds nothing to a conversation and will in fact detract from it. It also has nothing to do with political correctness and more to do with respect. And before somebody starts going on about suppression of free speech, look up what it means in our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The overcast owns or manages this publication so have the right to enforce their policy as they see fit. The better they do at keeping out the trolls the more likely it will be those with something to add will join in.
Who gives a shit ?- let people say whatever they want, I don’t see why the Overcast would bother to make a big deal out of things. It seems the PC police are taking over again
Our comment policy is pretty simple. Any negative commentary or counterpoints must add something to the conversation in a civilized, respectful manner that enhances the conversation, as opposed to insulting the author or content of the article. Needlessly aggressive or hateful comments will be deleted, as will unnecessarily discouraging comments. If a comment adds no perspective or food-for-thought to the article, it serves no point. Contradictions are very much welcome as discourse. Healthy, productive debate was the original purpose web comments, so keep contradictory comments coming. But needless putdowns amount to trolling, and serve no purpose beyond granting a troll a podium.
Eye Roller – my comment was disgusting? Exaggerate much?
I think it’s only fair to assume that someone who has “had it up to here with this city” (like everyone apparently) will soon make their way somewhere else. Realizing that the little complaints they have will be the same everywhere. Too bad! Toughen up you crybaby and accept not everyone agrees with your view of the city.
I bet you’re a Chelsea Handler fan? An easily offended comedy hunter hypocrite?
“we are animals”… thing about animals is, they don’t spend time pondering their decisions, or justifying them.
I don’t think GME or GMD’s post is off. It seems stupid to pretend to like the music scene when deep down they don’t, as written by the initial commenter.
GME … is the king? Banashing anonymous posters?
I guess you use the comment section to determine who you want to have a coffee with, if a funny post is enough to do that great! I wouldn’t trust the person is the person you think they are ..
“GIVE ME ENTERTAINMENT OR GIVE ME DEATH”‘s comment is exactly whats wrong with half the people in “the scene” and prooves PIQUANTE’s point. Someone says something they disagree with and this person calls for them to be banished. I thought this Bullhorn post was hilarious and relatable and well written and entertaining. I thought GMEoGMD’s comment was curt and disgusting. I’d rather have a coffee with whoever posted this Bulhorn than with that arsehole deciding this poster “dilutes everything good here,” I mean Jesus, what a statement. That kind of attitude is what dilutes everything great here.
If Overcast articles are so bad, why are these people reading the overcast? Did 1 writer in 1 article say 1 thing they didn’t like so now the whole rag is a joke? Or let me guess they did their job and covered an album these people didn’t like, or wrote about something in a way they disagreed with. I had to stop going to shows, too many local musicians and their groupies are sweet to a small group of friends, but despicably vile to people outside of their own clique, and spend 90% of their time gossiping about others in a way that implies only this clique knows what’s up, and how you talk about others, strangers, people you haven’t met, people whose jobs you know nothing about, people making music you don’t dig, is a big reflection of who you are as a person. Anyone who puffs their chest that way lacks character and complexity.
HM makes the reader wonder just how many explosions this poster has set off in the scene
You don’t like St.John’s because of bok choy prices, the location of a department at MUN, and because it’s past your bedtime when the music you hate starts? Yes move to Regina, you dilute all the good stuff here..
quick someone make a post and tell others to do something!
This, I love this! I know exactly who which show-going egomaniacs you’re talking about. Unless they said something, or they like something, it’s crap. Talkin shit instead of doing something worth a damn … it’s no wonder their surroundings are shit.