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One style...one file...when it's one need...in the night... [Nov. 20th, 2006|11:53 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
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matthewgifford: This is the scariest thing I've ever seen:
matthewgifford: http://www.calacanis.com/2006/11/20/bank-of-america-one-cover-video/
matthewgifford: This is just downright painful to watch.
lindseykuper: Holy crap.
matthewgifford: Yeah.
lindseykuper: Can you imagine being there?
matthewgifford: I'd be sweating bullets.
matthewgifford: Trying not to scream/laugh.
lindseykuper: It almost makes it worse that the guy can sing.
lindseykuper: He's taking it so seriously...gaaaaaah!
lindseykuper: OK, I made it through the whole thing. I didn't know if I would.
lindseykuper: Heheh.
matthewgifford: I couldn't.
matthewgifford: I skipped to the end to see what would happen.
matthewgifford: Those people had much more fortitude than me.

I spent a lot of today merging other people's style sheets by hand. After watching this video, I think my commit messages need to start taking the form of U2 parodies. Just think...

One file...
With each other...
Sisters...
Brothers...

*runs. fast.*

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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2006-11-21 08:20 am (UTC)
You are right, that is too painful to watch.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2006-11-21 04:40 pm (UTC)
I wasn't going to make it all the way through, but when I saw I was three-fourths of the way there, I stuck it out. Isn't there a name for that cognitive bias? Aside from "masochism", I mean.
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[User Picture]From: glowing_fish
2006-11-21 07:27 pm (UTC)
Inertia?
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[User Picture]From: mediaboy
2006-11-21 05:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, c'mon, those lyrics are so compelling, even David Cross is covering the cover in NYC now!
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2006-11-22 01:51 am (UTC)
Hee. I love that he dressed the part, too.
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[User Picture]From: oranges4oranges
2006-11-21 05:54 pm (UTC)
My Uncle's the Executive Vice President of a credit union. At the quarterly meetings he presents his reports in the form of show tunes. Apparently those meetings get pretty dull.

Maybe this is just part of bank culture.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2006-11-22 01:48 am (UTC)
If that video is any indication, bank culture has sort of a "maintain your cool and calm, in the face of all outrageousness" aspect to it. I couldn't believe that people weren't laughing and hooting during the song. And at the end, they just kind of sedately stood up and clapped. What's that about? Can you imagine a bunch of geeks acting that way?
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[User Picture]From: eliciel
2006-11-21 06:01 pm (UTC)
I hope royhuggins watches a bit of it. He had an MBNA credit card and swore bitterly when he discovered it had been taken over by BofA.

I am at work and can't go watching youtube files, so I'm using that as my excuse as to why I could only watch 2 lines of lyrics before shutting it off.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-11-22 01:51 am (UTC)

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Holy shit. I nearly peed myself.

Jenn (milkring.com)
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