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Postby tca2005 » Wed May 31, 2006 12:18 pm

In The Metro today, the headline for an article about Crystal Palace Chairman Simon Jordan was "Bigmouth Strikes Again". The other day in The Times, there was an article about a woman (to her shame I forget her name) titles "Heaven Knows (Her Name)'s Miserable Now".

HAs this always gone on or is there some subliminal campaign by journos to identify themselves as Smiths fans, something akin to a secret handshake Mason style
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Postby HandsomeDevil » Wed May 31, 2006 2:06 pm

I think this pretty much hits the nail on the head of the 'Popularity' thread.
Exactly the sort of thing I was talking about.
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Postby elko » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:42 am

child_from_those_ugly_new_houses wrote:HAs this always gone on or is there some subliminal campaign by journos to identify themselves as Smiths fans, something akin to a secret handshake Mason style

I was actually wondering about this the other day, and I actually think it must be the case. Generally the public don't know these song titles - perhaps it is away to attract the intellectual reader, or the pseudo-intellectual?
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Postby Pashernate_Lover » Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:26 am

I reference the Smiths all the time, sometimes they just say it best. I am sure that the journalists feel the same, they are great source material for genius, and if you know it then you are in the secret super awesome club B)
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Postby tca2005 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:52 am

elko wrote:<!--quoteo(post=28765:date=May 31 2006, 01:18 PM:name=child_from_those_ugly_new_houses)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(child_from_those_ugly_new_houses @ May 31 2006, 01:18 PM) [snapback]28765[/snapback]</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->
HAs this always gone on or is there some subliminal campaign by journos to identify themselves as Smiths fans, something akin to a secret handshake Mason style

I was actually wondering about this the other day, and I actually think it must be the case. Generally the public don't know these song titles - perhaps it is away to attract the intellectual reader, or the pseudo-intellectual?
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Considering it was in The Metro, I would say pseudo, with a capital P. :lol:
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Postby the_queen_is_dead » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:00 pm

Yes they really are everywhere. I can't believe I'm finally seeing morrissey's face in What's on TV.
Not that I'm complaining...i cut it out. sad.
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:06 pm

I have a habit of quoting lyrics anyway in daily life, mainly Bunnymen and Smiths though. As stated above: sometimes they just say it best, so why bother to transform the words yourself then? Quoting high-quality lyrics also gives an intelligent, artistic and slightly poshy touch to a conversation :)
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Postby Moz » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:14 pm

I would never be so crass as to do so .because remember If you must write prose/poems
The words you use should be your own
Don't plagiarise or take "on loan".

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Postby chicken » Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:21 pm

Moz wrote:I would never be so crass as to do so .because remember If you must write prose/poems
The words you use should be your own
Don't plagiarise or take "on loan".

Moz.

there's a beautiful sequence about this in the movie: "Good Will Hunting" done in a brilliant manner.
it is better to live in your head than a rental.
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Postby Still Ill » Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:25 pm

chicken wrote:<!--quoteo(post=28899:date=Jun 1 2006, 09:14 PM:name=Moz)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Moz @ Jun 1 2006, 09:14 PM) [snapback]28899[/snapback]</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->
I would never be so crass as to do so .because remember If you must write prose/poems
The words you use should be your own
Don't plagiarise or take "on loan".

Moz.

there's a beautiful sequence about this in the movie: "Good Will Hunting" done in a brilliant manner.
it is better to live in your head than a rental.
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Great quote there, chicken!
Well, you can find Smiths shirts in Urban Outfitters now. Pretty much sums it up on the retail clothing end.
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Postby Pashernate_Lover » Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:29 pm

Still Ill wrote:<!--quoteo(post=28930:date=Jun 1 2006, 04:21 PM:name=chicken)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(chicken @ Jun 1 2006, 04:21 PM) [snapback]28930[/snapback]</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->
<!--quoteo(post=28899:date=Jun 1 2006, 09:14 PM:name=Moz)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Moz @ Jun 1 2006, 09:14 PM) [snapback]28899[/snapback]</div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->
I would never be so crass as to do so .because remember If you must write prose/poems
The words you use should be your own
Don't plagiarise or take "on loan".

Moz.

there's a beautiful sequence about this in the movie: "Good Will Hunting" done in a brilliant manner.
it is better to live in your head than a rental.
<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

Great quote there, chicken!
Well, you can find Smiths shirts in Urban Outfitters now. Pretty much sums it up on the retail clothing end.
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WHAT?!!?!?!?! I want to cry now. :'(
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"P.S. Bring Me Home And Have Me!"
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Postby Cracked Pleasures » Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:07 pm

For all clarity: I mainly quote song lines in everyday conversations, only in chats or letters. When I write a poem, it will be my own words and not some vague copy of an existing song or poem.
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Postby tca2005 » Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:33 pm

Pash, The Smiths are very very popular over in England right now. Of course a lot of people are casual fans, but a lot of clubs regularly play songs like Bigmouth and This Charming Man and, like I said, you can find somehting about, or referencing, The Smiths or Moz in the paper every day. There were two letters criticising Moz in this free rag called The Metro today, but I'm not worried because as I read it every day I know the sort of people who write into The Metro, and they really are morons.

EDIT just realised I have been very aggressive recently. The weekend should calm me down though.
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Postby Bref » Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:04 pm

Anyone from Eire see the new TV3 ad for news 3? "Ask me,ask me, ask me!",
they are everywhere!
<!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--fonto:Book Antiqua--><span style="font-family:Book Antiqua"><!--/fonto--><!--fonto:Arial Narrow--><span style="font-family:Arial Narrow"><!--/fonto--><!--fonto:Arial--><span style="font-family:Arial"><!--/fonto-->Half of the time we're gone but we don't know where,
we don't know where.
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Postby HandsomeDevil » Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:39 pm

Popularity - more now than then? hmmmm
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