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YMMV: Shiv-r
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: From a blog post about their upcoming show at Kinetik:
    Despite being half the damn band, Kong has never actually played a live Shiv-r show, given that he is based in Bangkok and apparently they don’t have planes there or something. Well it seems he too has learned how to bend space-time and he is going to appear in Montréal onstage for our set. Now, as we all know, teleportation has been possible for many years, but the results have been disastrous, with the subject matter always coming out the other end discombobulated. So assuming Kong has mastered this science he will arrive in one piece and he won’t appear as a fleshy goo-pile on the stage.
    • Ben's review of the SPL Kultube. It's hilarious even if you know nothing about it, having paragraphs like this:
    Ben: First of all, the left and right channels run through separate tubes. This might not sound like a problem, but the beauty of tubes is also their downfall. Tubes are inherently unstable, non-linear, bi-polar, self-harming bitches with daddy issues. This means no two tubes are going to behave in exactly the same way, especially when combined with room temperature, direction of the wind or which side the tube got out of bed that morning.
    • This Q & A.
    • This blog post. If the mental image of Ben Bulig skipping around in tall leather boots, drinking from a porcelain mug and humming the whistling song theme from Kill Bill doesn't make you laugh...
    • Ben's post about interviews. The guy has a crazy sense of humour.
  • Ear Worm: “Lingerie” has an incredibly catchy beat.
    • The chorus of “Pharmaceutical Grade”, too.
    • “This is why, this is why, this is why you suffer”…
  • Face of the Band: Pete, especially because Ben has only appeared in one of the current music videos and doesn't play many of the live shows.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Like The Crystalline Effect, they're much bigger in Europe.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The video for “The End Part 1”, the beat from “This Fix” and some of the lyrics in “Taste”.
  • Unfortunate Implications: The video for "The End Part 1" was meant to be about letting go of your inhibitions and opening up to your dark side. Pretty much nobody saw it that way.

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