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    Posted: October 31 2009 at 15:16
Someone sent this to me.  Its...just too funny...and so close to home its going to hurt us all just a little  ;-)
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2009 at 15:22
Way cool!  I must admit I do not recognize the audio clip.  Is it truly something classic  I have missed or is it recent?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2009 at 15:28
I'm not sure.   Someone just sent it to me, and I clicked on it.  Don't know anything about the creator.  Makes you think how that joke deserves to be on like the Simpsons or Family Guy...   The thing is...its true.  I remember being "done" like this by some Prog freak back in the early 80s, and then I did it to other people over the years.   LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 31 2009 at 15:36
Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

Way cool!  I must admit I do not recognize the audio clip.  Is it truly something classic  I have missed or is it recent?
 
It's sort of a play on Roundabout. Most likely they couldn't get the copyright to play the actual song and made a song similar to it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2009 at 01:11
YES!
Prog finally makes Venture Brothers, it fits so perfectly
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2009 at 01:22

Hilarious! Sounds nothing like Roundabout though. Will the whole episode be focused on prog?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2009 at 01:25
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Edited by Atavachron - November 01 2009 at 02:13
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2009 at 01:32
Originally posted by topofsm topofsm wrote:

Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

Way cool!  I must admit I do not recognize the audio clip.  Is it truly something classic  I have missed or is it recent?
 
It's sort of a play on Roundabout. Most likely they couldn't get the copyright to play the actual song and made a song similar to it.


Sounds like Close to the Edge, no?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2009 at 02:59
Spacey intro with a similar melodic line to Roundabout... similar tempo.... energetic and predominant bassline....
 
Of course the vocal line does sound like Anderson on CTTE.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 01 2009 at 23:42
Originally posted by WalterDigsTunes WalterDigsTunes wrote:

Originally posted by topofsm topofsm wrote:

Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

Way cool!  I must admit I do not recognize the audio clip.  Is it truly something classic  I have missed or is it recent?
 
It's sort of a play on Roundabout. Most likely they couldn't get the copyright to play the actual song and made a song similar to it.


Sounds like Close to the Edge, no?
 
Just saw the episode and, yes, the initial song is a placeholder/homage to CTTE (guessing they couldn't or didn't bother getting the rights).  There is more to go along with that short clip and let me be the first to say: Badass
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2009 at 04:47
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2009 at 05:55
I dun get thiss thing....,.,.,//.,.,
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2009 at 09:56
Yep is a mixture of Roundabout and Close to the edge, comming from an OSIBISA coverr.
 
But honestly, I find the whole cartoon dull and boring.
 
Hurt me? I don't believe this thing is able to hurt anybody.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2009 at 10:23
Adult Swim based shows seem to reference prog very often, mostly Rush. The Venture Brothers seems pretty funny, but it's one of those shows I'd have to watch from the beginning to get into it. I'll probably pick up Season 1 on DVD at some point.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2009 at 10:28
I made a thread about this after watching the episode last night, but it was moved, and the title got changed. 

It was very funny. Doc was telling Dean that Prog was part of pursuing a career in super science. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2009 at 10:30
Originally posted by whydontyoueatcarrots whydontyoueatcarrots wrote:

Adult Swim based shows seem to reference prog very often, mostly Rush. The Venture Brothers seems pretty funny, but it's one of those shows I'd have to watch from the beginning to get into it. I'll probably pick up Season 1 on DVD at some point.


Aqua Teen Hunger Force even got Neil Peart to play himself in the ATHF movie.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2009 at 10:49
Ivan, I was joking abou the "hurt" thing sheesh...  The thing pokes fun at Prog wonks!  Simple as that.  I'm proud to be a Prog wonk, but from the rest of the world's perspective we're considered a little obessive and possibly dorky.  And the cartoon pokes fun at that.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2009 at 11:27
I know you were joking Akajazzman, but honestly found it full of cliches about Prog.
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2009 at 11:39
The thing is, only someone who knew prog could have come up with that. So, I think one of the guys is a prog fan, and was poking fun at himself.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 02 2009 at 14:52
I just remembered a great line. Dean says, "Hit me aagain!" and Doc says, "Okay, but no air drumming this time. Bruford can change the tempo so fast you could snap your wrist."
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