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"Techies Do It In The Dark"

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by Les, Mar 10, 2009.

  1. Les

    Les Well-Known Member

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    If using the word "techie" isn't enough, who here thinks the saying "techies do it in the dark" is probably one of the most OVERUSED phrases in technical theatre? I know I do. And high schools print it on black shirts all the time and their crews parade around in them proudly, like it's an original idea. Tasteless and driven into the ground, IMHO.Let's not forget "We don't nail, we screw". Who here hasn't heard that one a thousand times.
     
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    Is it sad that this is the first time I've heard "We don't nail, we screw"?

    That's what happens when I'm not a carp I guess.
     
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    I think it's a little more creative if there is a play on words or something in it. I started out university in the school of music. Their version was "Musicians Duet Better." It think its a little more on the clever side than being lewd.
     
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    It's been years since I heard that one. I think I was in college last time I heard it.:angryoldman:
     
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    I love the "Gaffa is like the force, it has a light side, a dark side and hold's the world together" quote. Thats gold!
     
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    I've heard of both but haven't heard them for a long time.
    Ok I lied, the other day another crew member and I were about to climb up to the cats to change a house light. We normally bring up a flood light so we (well I) can see what I'm doing. I didn't feel like going through the work of carrying it and the cable up. So when he asked if we should bring a light, I responded "no we'll do it in the dark." So now he enjoys telling everyone that we have done it in the dark.

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    A place I used to work for which did a lot of concert staging / scaffolding rigging kind of stuff, had some t-shirts made right after superman was killed in the comics. It read:

    "RA Reed, we employ more men of steel than DC Comics."

    I always like that one.
     
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    I ran across a website selling black t-shirts with all the silly tech sayings on them. Most were stupid or silly, but one in the rigging section made me laugh. "Gravity is a Harsh Mistress"
     
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    Yeah Roadie Rags make those tshirts, on the subject of T-Shirts have you guys seen the graphics equilser T's? Check em out on ebay, I think these things are god like! And will help me go un-noticed across the stage.....
    Check out the site some are kinda funny (some are just lame too),
    Nick
     
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    Na, this is a steel company. And before you ask, yes they are real.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Does the Big Boy go on picnics?:oops:

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    I find the mathmatical "do it jokes" a bit more humorous. I also think the tech sex puns are way more humorous when your working at about 3 am, and should be reserved for 3am and that time ONLY.
     
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    Just about as fresh and funny as, "That's what she said." Both give me the urge to hurl my wrench at your skull.
     
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    That's what she said.
    :grin:
     
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    I own one of those "Techies Do It In The Dark" T-Shirts but I stopped wearing it after college as I don't like to call myself a Techie anymore. I have tons of T-Shirts like that though and most people find them funny, my personal favorite is "Electricians do it til' it Hz"

    I also have "Trust me I'm a trained professional" and XKCD's "Stand Back, I'm Going To Try Science" T-Shirt. Honestly I love wearing T-Shirts with sayings like that and the reviews on my shirts have been 99.99% positive. I probably have about 20 different T-Shirts with different sayings, and I've been stopped in public places by random strangers almost daily just so they can read my shirt.
     
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    Anyone else find it funny that there's a package of aspirin right next to the condoms, even though the guy might be "EverReady"? :lol:
     
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    Hey, man, it's all part of the picnic experience.
     
  18. Les

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    Hey now; your posts are not very Bishop like!

    ;)
     
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    You're right, Catholics don't take headache medicine.

    -Thomas Bishop
     
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    A friend and I used to always joke about how "nobody puts baby leko in a corner!"
     

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