A Magnet For Cats

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James Crook:
You are a genius. I shall now do that myself!
And watch the mayhem unfold.

For added fun, sneak a datastick to a friend's party and upload it onto their playlist. Will they escape or won't they? It'll be Hitler roulette! Enjoy their horror and embarrassment as they try to convince everyone that they have no idea how it got there.

Irridium:
Right after kneeing me in the happy-sack. To be fair, it would be their right.

You are one of the shattered. Let's face it, you'd enjoy it and ask for more.

PSG is epic much love... this will either make or break any hopes this man has.

Machine Man 1992:
I would make fun of this guy, but my favorite playlist is the boss themes from Metal Gear Rising, so I don't exactly have a leg to stand on.

Hey, I blare the soundtrack for that plenty of times! It's not like it exactly screams "I'm a game song!" either.

Plus, this comic just shows why I still stick with CDs...

lots... and lots... of CDs... so many...

I don't understand using Shuffle because I have Comedians on my Galaxy. If I want to rock out to music, I don't want to hear what's funny about how Black people walk and how white people sound (Russel Peters, come on bro, we both know who I'm talking about)

Ruisu:
That is just funny, because such a situation actually got the opposite result and I'm dating the girl today.

Given the song was this one instead:

It was a bit weird for us both at first though, since she started singing along and holding herself to not dance too.

the difference between the song in the strip and the song here is that The Lucky Star opening is utterly bad ass.

It's the only reason I still wish for a zombie apocalypse. Or Skyrim Dragons. Or fucking aliens. Because I will crank this up, and fight my way through that mother fucker with this blasting. I might not get far, but better going out in a Blaze of Awesome than cowering and dying slowly.

She would hear all of my Rucka Rucka Ali parody songs and think I'm an awful person most likely. *Note to self, never hit shuffle*

My brother-in-law once allowed a girl to listen to a song on his iPod. A few minutes later he asked for his iPod back. She said, "What are you talking about, boy? I don't have no iPod." He never got it back. I suppose she eventually deleted all of his contemporary Christian music. Sadly, he still listens to terrible music (on his boom box).

The face on the last panel was just pure gold, I laughed so hard XD

Luckily this wouldn't happen to me since I think I'd be smart enough to start the song I was listening to from the beginning before letting them listen. But when put on the spot yeah I think I could forget to do that. Though really the only band I listen to that would interest a random passerby would be Hands like houses, everything else is too heavy for the average person :P

Pinkscare:
My brother-in-law once allowed a girl to listen to a song on his iPod. A few minutes later he asked for his iPod back. She said, "What are you talking about, boy? I don't have no iPod." He never got it back. I suppose she eventually deleted all of his contemporary Christian music. Sadly, he still listens to terrible music (on his boom box).

And he would just let the girl keep it? Is he a wimp or just insanely rich?

hazydawn:

Pinkscare:
My brother-in-law once allowed a girl to listen to a song on his iPod. A few minutes later he asked for his iPod back. She said, "What are you talking about, boy? I don't have no iPod." He never got it back. I suppose she eventually deleted all of his contemporary Christian music. Sadly, he still listens to terrible music (on his boom box).

And he would just let the girl keep it? Is he a wimp or just insanely rich?

Not rich. Not a wimp. Odd. I still haven't figured it out.

how strange. I was just wondering how awkward it would be when people as me about the song I have been listening to recently.

P.S. Does anyone else find that PaSwG has surprising good music?

PapstJL4U:
I dont get the "shuffle" function in the first place. It totally kills the mood of any album. If Panty&Stocking is followed by Enio Morricone, which is followed by Jedi Mind Tricks you cant have a good listening experience. Not only can it happen, that you destroy concept albums, but you also give your brain no amount of time to change from one mood to another.

€dit: and Juice would be worse^^

To a lot of people, albums are just a track delivery service, and really, "who buys albums these days?" And in catering to that desire, mroe and more songs are aimed at being single experiences these days. It's like the 60s, except a single didn't need eight filler tracks to justify itself.

Tanis:
Hey, it COULD have been worse:

'Fly Away' gots nothing on Scanty & Kneesocks theme.

I don't get the problem with the song unless she's looking at the title. It's kind of blah, but that's just my taste in music.

I can't say anything, I put my IPOD on over the loud speaker at my old job after hours while we were cleaning up. All of a sudden "MOON PRISM POWER!!!" then "JUPITER STAR POWER!!!" comes blasting through the loud speakers. I forgot I'd put Sailor Moon lines and clips into my music mix.

mike1921:

castlewise:

Capitano Segnaposto:
Huh.
It is also for that reason that I want to punch people that refuse to say that their hobby is "video games" in this day and age.

It would be nice if video games were always just as acceptable as other hobbies, but its just not true. When it comes to relationships you are probably better off being honest, but (unless you work somewhere awesome) I wouldn't talk about videogames at your job.

Ehh, it's not that that unacceptable, just be honest period. Games get millions of sales it's not that unlikely that someone else in that building is also a gamer.

It doesn't really matter if *someone* else is a gamer. The main issue is how your boss (and the rest of the higher ups) feel about gaming. I'm not saying there aren't jobs where its completely acceptable. I'm just saying that there are plenty of jobs where its not an acceptable hobby and you should figure out which kind of job you have before you talk about it.

My music wouldn't embarrass me, but she might think I am a psychopath. White Death wouldn't go over well.


"You're in the sniper's sight
the first kill tonight
time to die
you're in the bullet's way
the White Death's prey
say goodbye"
wait, why are you running away?!

Capitano Segnaposto:

It is also for that reason that I want to punch people that refuse to say that their hobby is "video games" in this day and age.

If you were to say that your hobby is video games around here, 2 things will happen. 1, you will be ridiculed and socially outcast for the rest of your time at that job/school/college or whatever, or 2, you will get earfuls of tripe about how they play Call of Duty. Then again, most people where I come from still think the coal fire is a scientific marvel, and are hardly at the frontier of modern culture.

It strikes me that if someone asked me what I was listening I'd either be able to answer with a super-cool little known label (Cabaret Punk! Indie Noir!) or with the rather lamer answer "video game soundtracks".

I know that feel
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God damn you guys are a bunch of self aware socially awkward pussies!!!

When somebody asks you what you listen to you simply reply by naming the song and offer them one of your earplugs to have a listen. (Unless the other person looks unhygienic, then you just tell them the song.)

It doesn't matter what it is you listen to, if they don't like it then fuck 'em, its not like having a different taste in music is que for the Apocalypse to start. And if they do happen to like it, great now you have something to talk about. Unless you don't want to talk, then you just take your earplug back and put it in again. Fuck that was easy wasn't it?

I'm socially awkward myself but for fuck's sake this has never been a problem.

Andy Shandy:
Ah, something everybody can relate to.

Have a few friends over, rocking out to various songs and then the "Curse of the Shuffle" strikes and...

And now I'm going to have that song stuck in my head, thank you. ._.

OT: You'd think he'd knew the song was about to end, but he was probably too nervous to notice.

SacremPyrobolum:
how strange. I was just wondering how awkward it would be when people as me about the song I have been listening to recently.

P.S. Does anyone else find that PaSwG has surprising good music?

Not surprising for me, since I do like the anime a lot. But yeah, the OST is nice. It's nothing on Shiro Sagisu's or Yuki Kajiura level of awesome OST though, but still nice.

ObsidianJones:
the difference between the song in the strip and the song here is that The Lucky Star opening is utterly bad ass.

Indeed it is.

This is why i have this lovely little piece on every damned playlist i have. Anyone asks what I'm listening to that i don't know, i'll switch over to this little beauty and say have a listen.

Go on, have a listen....you know you want to.

Hah.

What? No garterbelt? I'm absolutely positive she'd have loved to hear about his love for garterbelts. I hear it really breaks the ice like no other.

As good as xkcd Important Life Lesson

http://xkcd.com/400/

Captcha: face the music

I just did a split take on my keyboard.

Lonewolfm16:
My music wouldn't embarrass me, but she might think I am a psychopath. White Death wouldn't go over well.


"You're in the sniper's sight
the first kill tonight
time to die
you're in the bullet's way
the White Death's prey
say goodbye"
wait, why are you running away?!

Still better than 'Rise of evil'

"Rebuilding an army
Make the nation proud
Disregarding the treaty
Secret plans for 'lebensraum'
Start the holocaust

The reich will rise
Propaganda, the reich will rise
To last a thousand years"

'Wait, why are you calling the police?'

Single Shot:

Lonewolfm16:
My music wouldn't embarrass me, but she might think I am a psychopath. White Death wouldn't go over well.


"You're in the sniper's sight
the first kill tonight
time to die
you're in the bullet's way
the White Death's prey
say goodbye"
wait, why are you running away?!

Still better than 'Rise of evil'

"Rebuilding an army
Make the nation proud
Disregarding the treaty
Secret plans for 'lebensraum'
Start the holocaust

The reich will rise
Propaganda, the reich will rise
To last a thousand years"

'Wait, why are you calling the police?'

I actually forgot that that could be a issue... I have to wonder what would happen if someone got Rise of Evil, Wehrmacht, Final Solution and Shadow of the Swastika all in a row... maybe I should rename my metal playlist to "I am not a Nazi". Shadow of the Swastika is this btw.

Lonewolfm16:

Single Shot:

Lonewolfm16:
My music wouldn't embarrass me, but she might think I am a psychopath. White Death wouldn't go over well.


"You're in the sniper's sight
the first kill tonight
time to die
you're in the bullet's way
the White Death's prey
say goodbye"
wait, why are you running away?!

Still better than 'Rise of evil'

"Rebuilding an army
Make the nation proud
Disregarding the treaty
Secret plans for 'lebensraum'
Start the holocaust

The reich will rise
Propaganda, the reich will rise
To last a thousand years"

'Wait, why are you calling the police?'

I actually forgot that that could be a issue... I have to wonder what would happen if someone got Rise of Evil, Wehrmacht, Final Solution and Shadow of the Swastika all in a row... maybe I should rename my metal playlist to "I am not a Nazi". Shadow of the Swastika is this btw.

I've heard it before, not my favourite band but still fairly good, slightly too soft and melodic for me.

I was on the bus home a few weeks ago when my headphones decided to unplug themselves halfway through 'Rise of evil' so it belted out over the speakers at full volume for a few minutes before I realized.

It's funny how quickly a packed bus can clear two rows of seats around the long-haired lad in the full length leather jacket with the Nazi-themed metal music. it was an awkward day. Now I get a different bus home and stick to less controversial songs in public.

Zykon TheLich:

Eric the Orange:
could someone please fill me in on the relation the title has to the comic. I would appreciate it.

A magnet for cats would be a cat magnet. Think of a colloquial name for "cat".

See, i only thought of that secondly. My first thought was a male version of the cat lady.

Other topic. Anyone else having problem with an ad covering approximately a third of the typing screen? This just inspires more lurking than typing again.

Ashamed to let people know you are listening to something?
Don't listen to it in public, and keep it out of your mp4 player.

ZeroAE:
At least its not Juice.
I'm even afraid of posting a link of the "song".

This.

It should've been Juice or even the tracks of random Japanese shouting... The theme's legit. PANTY STOCKING PANTY PANTY STOCKING is lyrical genius.

GAWD DANGIT!
HAPPENS EVERYTIME!

Ha, phony, it's "Tiny Little Robots", not "Little Tiny Robots" - or's that because of copyright law ;P

Oh snap, this exact situation could actually happen to me!
And in a way, it already did, like 7 years ago, i got a really weird look for a song i don't even remeber anymore.
Since then i've learned... i think... have i?
Well, the opening theme at least i keep on my PC and only carry the ending theme with me (alsmost too soft, but whatevs)


though, i also got this in one of the lists i frequently shuffle

but it stays!

btw, i watched through the whole damn series of Panty & Stocking and am rather amazed that, i think i got away with not too much brain damage - yargs!

PapstJL4U:
I dont get the "shuffle" function in the first place. It totally kills the mood of any album. If Panty&Stocking is followed by Enio Morricone, which is followed by Jedi Mind Tricks you cant have a good listening experience. Not only can it happen, that you destroy concept albums, but you also give your brain no amount of time to change from one mood to another.

I disagree, I think the abrupt shifts can have a strange beauty all their own. It's like a weird kind of accidental art.

My iPod once gave me this:


Followed by this:

It was sublime. :)

Little Gray:
Ashamed to let people know what you listen to?

Grow a pair of fucking balls and stop being a pussy ass little bitch.

ouch dude that's harsh. No need for that kinda anger and negativity.

At first I didn't fully understand the joke, as I am a huge fan of Panty and Stocking and listen to the soundtrack all the time, but I guess if someone were to hear some of those tracks out of context... yeah I can get the awkwardness.

Fortunately this is not something I really need to worry about as I still do not own any form of portable MP3 player unless you count my Kindle, my cheapskate nature saves me again!

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