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Opinion Ignored

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 1:10 pm

I always tell the rock performer that, actually, I am not ready to rock.

But it never seems to make any difference.

So why did he ask?

22 Responses to “Opinion Ignored”

  1. Are you ready to rock? This is like an Obama speech. What does it mean? Well, it means whatever I say it means. Like are you ready to hope? Are you ready for change? So if “rock” means drugs, the answer is a resounding “maybe.” If it means dancing to the tune about to be played the answer is again, maybe. And so on.

    Howard Veit (cc8b85)

  2. When this survey is done, does your response ever turn out to be the majority opinion? If not, why do you expect special treatment?

    kenB (1ad56f)

  3. It’s a rhetorical question.

    mojo (8096f2)

  4. What KenB said. He’s not just asking you personally, he’s asking all y’all. If all y’all answered “no” in unison, he’d care.

    Xrlq (b71926)

  5. It’s the final sound check. I usually recite a bit of Jabberwocky:

    Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe.

    htom (412a17)

  6. It’s his little inside joke, you see. He doesn’t really care whether you’re ready to rock anymore, because you’ve given him all he wants– the cash you shelled out for the show ticket.

    Huh, sort of reminds me of Politicians. (2a37f8)

  7. The lady at the Jewel told me to have a nice day. She didn’t care that I had made other plans.

    nk (616f8b)

  8. Whenever they yell out, “Hello Los Angeles!” I always reply by saying, “Hey, how’s it going?”

    JVW (cd773b)

  9. Maybe I should file suit. I’m told it’s the Supreme Court’s job to stand up for the minority viewpoint.

    “IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that respondents Messrs. Zeppelin and Floyd are hereby ENJOINED from rocking until such time as Petitioner Patterico affirmatively indicates his readiness to rock (and/or roll).”

    Patterico (8de964)

  10. I am thinking that mojo is going ’round to his friends and relatives, reading this post out loud, and saying: “Can you believe this IDIOT? He thinks Sting actually cares whether he is personally ready to rock!”

    If you do that, mojo, take video. I’ll post it.


    Patterico (dffe17)

  11. Are you ready to roll?

    Kevin (3efe14)

  12. You talkin’ to me?

    Ed (4dc0fb)

  13. How about when they ask the second time? The first time never counts, because they always ask a second time when the crowd doesn’t “make some noise.” On the second inquiry, are you ready to rock?

    TimesDisliker (d1f22f)

  14. Another great pointless call out:

    ” ‘I Can’t Hear You!’
    ‘Dare to be stupid!’
    ‘OK, I can hear you now’ “

    –Weird Al Yankovic, “Dare to Be Stupid”<a href=”” target=”_blank” title

    no one you know (1ebbb1)

  15. Ya know, now that I think of it, it seems kinda shady that these rockers always just rely on a voice vote. I think they should do a roll call, so that all the attendees can know just where everyone stands on the readiness issue.

    kenB (88b394)

  16. And I wonder what the guy on stage would do if the crowd answered “no”. Personally, being a keyboardist, I’d probably launch into Beethoven’s Sonata Pathetique.

    And if the crowd was pretty much ready to rock by the end of the first movement, I could go right into Billy Joel’s “This Night”.

    kenB (88b394)

  17. I’ve always wanted to see them NOTICE someone like our host, who reports he is not ready to rock, and then have the roadies bring out some stools/chairs and some snacks, and say “Ok, looks like some folks aren’t ready… Let me know, since I wouldn’t want to start when everyone isn’t ready…”

    Pat, your Order is priceless, btw…

    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

  18. kenB, it would be awfully mean-spirited of you to subject the crowd to Billy Joel right after they have expressed a readiness to rock.


    JVW (cd773b)

  19. Well, I’m confused. If you were, in fact, not ready to rock, what is the reason for your attendance at the event?

    Moreover, what makes you think that the question pertains to the performers’ decision about whether to play. Perhaps they are enquiring merely for the purpose of determining who to salute.

    A.S. (09b2d3)

  20. You get me tickets and I’ll video whatever you want, slick.

    mojo (8096f2)

  21. I’ll be willing to chip in on some tickets. I’d like to make a request though. The video should be of mojo mooning Hillary and sucking on Bill Clinton’s nose.

    bonhomme (063f7a)

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