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posted on 1-19-2017 at 09:30 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
The Slants

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_yNnmsrLkc&t=31s

Isn't one of our members in this band?

Great video.





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posted on 1-19-2017 at 10:17 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Hory shet! That is indeed the band, or now former I believe, of OO's very own salmonjunkie. Fight the power, fellas!







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posted on 1-20-2017 at 01:26 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I was in this band, yes. In fact, my first show with the band was 7 years ago, and that morning we were on the front page of the local paper in Portland for this case, which at that point had just been denied the trademark for the first time.
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posted on 1-20-2017 at 01:51 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Dare I ask what other names couldn't be trademarked? I'm white, see, so I don't think I should be saying any of them out loud.





You know, everyone says it's not supposed to make sense, like that's the whole point, dude. And I'm just saying, you know, that's like an excuse for lazy storytelling. Just don't sell me shite and tell me it's gold, all right? I might be stoned, but I'm not high. You know what I mean?
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posted on 1-20-2017 at 02:18 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by salmonjunkie
I was in this band, yes. In fact, my first show with the band was 7 years ago, and that morning we were on the front page of the local paper in Portland for this case, which at that point had just been denied the trademark for the first time.


To be honest, because I'm quite dim, I thought the band's name referred to a point of view or the idea of leaning in a particular way towards something either literally or figuratively. Had no idea it was to take the piss out of a racial slur. Mockery and a type of mental Aikido with stuff like that is really the only way to re-contextualize and disarm the original meaning of the word. It's absolutely head ingly insane, however, that the U.S. Gov is essentially codifying the word as a no-no and essentially protecting its original meaning. Fucking neat-o.

Thai do you still hang out with the band or are you a part of the court proceedings?

Do the guys need the support of a small government nutcase in court? It's not how I really ever pictured going before a judge, but maybe I can make some cool Don't Tread On Me gifs with titties in them to distract the Justices while the band grabs the Constitution and runs? I get producer credit on that band video idea, by the way.





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posted on 1-20-2017 at 04:37 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Hey, you're famous! You made it onto (ugh) FOX News!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/01/19/asian-american-band-takes-on-u-s-supreme-court-over-slanted-logic.html





You know, everyone says it's not supposed to make sense, like that's the whole point, dude. And I'm just saying, you know, that's like an excuse for lazy storytelling. Just don't sell me shite and tell me it's gold, all right? I might be stoned, but I'm not high. You know what I mean?
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posted on 2-9-2017 at 07:20 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by janerd75

Thai do you still hang out with the band or are you a part of the court proceedings?




Totally didn't see this until now. I still hang out with two of the former band members. One of them I was in a band with before The Slants and he left right after I left. The other was the drummer the whole time I was in the band. He left very recently. I talk to the bass player on occasion, but that's about it. Two of the guys currently in the band weren't in the band when I left, and the current singer had only been around for a few months when I left.

And no, I'm not part of the court proceedings. In fact, Simon (the bass player and founder of the band, and the named person on this case) isn't really part of the court proceedings either. It's all lawyers talking to lawyers and judges.

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