Unpopular Opinions-Al Edition

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Re: Unpopular Opinions-Al Edition

by MandatoryFun » Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:50 pm

Not a big fan of White and Nerdy. As great of a rapper as Al is, I think the song is kinda lame. Really it should just be called Nerdy because barely anything in it is "White." Which I also find frustrating - the idea of "White" being equated with "Nerdy." I know Al isn't being intentionally racist or something thing, I'm just tired of the stereotype that anything pertaining to fandom, knowledge, or Donny Osmond is considered white guy stuff.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions-Al Edition

by mellow weasel » Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:07 pm

MandatoryFun wrote:Which I also find frustrating - the idea of "White" being equated with "Nerdy."

I think that being white is mentioned not because white=nerdy, but because gangsta=black. Still kind of racist I guess :lol:
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Re: Unpopular Opinions-Al Edition

by Yup. » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:55 pm

mellow weasel wrote:
MandatoryFun wrote:Which I also find frustrating - the idea of "White" being equated with "Nerdy."

I think that being white is mentioned not because white=nerdy, but because gangsta=black. Still kind of racist I guess :lol:


I think it's because nerds are stereotypically lighter skinned, whether it be a lighter version of darker skin (black) or a lighter version of lighter skin (white). But Vic has a point with the gangster=black thing.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions-Al Edition

by minnick27 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:08 am

White isn't mentioned because it's nerdy, white is mentioned to keep within the structure of the song. I also don't like it. Once at a show I was in the front row and just sat there looking bored for the whole song, and I guess Al noticed because he played up to me for close to half of it.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions-Al Edition

by OneWAY » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:46 pm

I think white works, because Al is white, unless I'm missing something?
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Re: Unpopular Opinions-Al Edition

by Yankomaniac » Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:23 pm

Well, most simple words that rhyme with Ridin' Dirty, playing off a rappers concept of the way he rides. Al doesn't ride dirty but he is white & nerdy. Must have come to him pretty quick.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions-Al Edition

by weird_el » Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:11 pm

Well, I've watched a couple episodes of CBB, and I'm just not laughing :(
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Re: Unpopular Opinions-Al Edition

by Sappho » Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:37 pm

Yeah, CBB is just not for everybody I guess. I don't think it's the most hilarious thing I've ever seen either, though I do generally find it enjoyable and there are bits that make me laugh. But there's also a lot of stuff that just makes me go :huh:
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Re: Unpopular Opinions-Al Edition

by chickadee » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:39 pm

weird_el wrote:Well, I've watched a couple episodes of CBB, and I'm just not laughing :(


I feel the same way. There's a few things here and there that are funny, but mostly I find myself waiting for Al.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions-Al Edition

by Heds » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:17 pm

I'm currently on season 3 (because Jon told me to start from there and Netflix UK has nothing else other than 1-3) so I'm gonna admit this -

Some of the episodes were really funny, some of them just don't have the knack.

That's why I can't wait for them to get seasons 4 and 5 in.
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