POLL: Which Lead Parody Is Better

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Which parody should have won this challenge?

#TRUMP1 - "Leveling Up Now"
9
60%
#TRUMP2 - "Donald Trump"
6
40%
 
Total votes : 15

Re: POLL: Which Lead Parody Is Better

Postby Well, Well, Well » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:27 am

Are we into the ethics of double posting are we now.
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Re: POLL: Which Lead Parody Is Better

Postby mellow weasel » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:58 pm

Aside from an obvious inappropriateness (I may have invented the word) of the guys' topic for a "Al's next big hit", if we remove all the repeating lines there's not much lyrics left.

As for the song choices, I am equally familiar with both originals (that is they both get a similar airplay on "European hit radio" they play in my gym), and I kind of hate them both also equaly.
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Re: POLL: Which Lead Parody Is Better

Postby Muldernscully » Thu Sep 03, 2015 3:17 pm

I voted for Donald Trump because I wrote it! mostly. I don't see Donald Trump as being about politics. Only one verse referred to it. I see Donald Trump as a pop culture figure who happens to be running for president. He was well known well before he ran for president. Running for president has just brought him to the forefront and made him quite trendy. Al wrote CNR, a retro pop culture figure, so I don't see why he wouldn't sing about a current pop culture figure.
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Re: POLL: Which Lead Parody Is Better

Postby Heds » Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:47 pm

no 1 because no 2 is politics
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Re: POLL: Which Lead Parody Is Better

Postby Capybara » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:11 pm

CNR was written in a way that didn't tell you anything about the actual CNR. If you replaced "CNR" with "Chuck Norris" or even "Donald Trump", nothing would change. Your song, however, details Trump's political and non-political history.
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Re: POLL: Which Lead Parody Is Better

Postby mellow weasel » Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:20 pm

Capybara wrote:CNR was written in a way that didn't tell you anything about the actual CNR. If you replaced "CNR" with "Chuck Norris" or even "Donald Trump", nothing would change. Your song, however, details Trump's political and non-political history.

Exactly. I still have very little idea who CNR was, but the jokes in the song work on their own.
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Re: POLL: Which Lead Parody Is Better

Postby Teh Dingo » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:24 am

For the record, I don't see anything that makes Donald Trump any more political than WYL.

It references something political, but it doesn't state an opinion (Unless you think Al himself would really vote for Trump, but that's like saying Al really killed Larry), it just deals with the situation we've been presented with.


The only line that remotely comes close to mentioning Trump's more....interesting positions is building a wall, but that's been a republican early campaign staple for years, hardly a Trump original.
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Re: POLL: Which Lead Parody Is Better

Postby Capybara » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:33 am

It seems unlike Al to make a song completely about the recent actions of a real and specific person. I know that Al sometimes delves into satire, but those are more about the actions of society than a politician/celebrity.
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Re: POLL: Which Lead Parody Is Better

Postby mellow weasel » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:08 am

Teh Dingo wrote:For the record, I don't see anything that makes Donald Trump any more political than WYL.

In my opinion WYL isn't political AT ALL :huh: . Economy, though related to politics, is a completely separate subject.
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Re: POLL: Which Lead Parody Is Better

Postby Teh Dingo » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:56 am

That's kind of the point.


What I mean is that if you don't see WYL as political, Trump is not much more political than that. If you do see it as political, it's maybe just a tic more political than WYL.
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