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June 6, 2006 (6/6/06) is the National Day of Slayer and the rules are simple: Listen to Slayer at full blast in your car. Listen to Slayer at full blast in your home. Listen to Slayer at full blast at your place of employment. Listen to Slayer at full blast in any public place you prefer. DO NOT use headphones! The objective of this day is for everyone within earshot to understand that it is the National Day of Slayer. National holidays in America aren't just about celebrating; they're about forcing it upon non-participants.
posted by mathowie (95 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
You killed the ceiling cat post for this?
posted by birdherder at 8:44 PM on May 28, 2006


This sort of thing should just not be promoted in any way. Because if someone blasts Slayer at me on a Tuesday, I will kill them.
posted by nanojath at 8:47 PM on May 28, 2006


6.6.06 isn't a date that comes around very often (once per millennium, to be exact)

Um, no.
posted by thirteenkiller at 8:52 PM on May 28, 2006


Friends only let friends listen to Deadbolt.
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:52 PM on May 28, 2006


Hey, Pierre Corneille was born on 6/6/1606. How about...

Read Le Cid at full blast in your car. Read Le Cid at full blast in your home. Read Le Cid at full blast at your place of employment. Read Le Cid at full blast in any public place you prefer.
posted by danb at 8:56 PM on May 28, 2006 [1 favorite]


/Anxiously taps foot waiting for inevitable MeTa callout of mathowie by cranky MeFi populist constituency.
posted by mrmojoflying at 8:58 PM on May 28, 2006


Awesome.

Note to self: avoid nanojath on Tuesday.
posted by brundlefly at 8:59 PM on May 28, 2006


Awesome. Thanks for the heads up.
posted by homunculus at 9:04 PM on May 28, 2006


so there, all you doubters ... i KNEW something bad was going to happen on 6/6/06
posted by pyramid termite at 9:11 PM on May 28, 2006


It's the birthday of one of my favorite mefites, which is more important.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:15 PM on May 28, 2006


Didn't Slayer used to be a rock band?
posted by doctor_negative at 9:18 PM on May 28, 2006


now THIS is a dumb post.
posted by quonsar at 9:20 PM on May 28, 2006


Because if someone blasts Slayer at me on a Tuesday, I will kill them.

Hell yes. Way to celebrate 6/6/6. Rock on dude.
posted by j-urb at 9:22 PM on May 28, 2006 [1 favorite]


Kerry King's site is also supposed to do something new on 6/6/6. It's worth checking the old site for his furious thoughts about the guy pretending to be him on MySpace.
posted by mediareport at 9:24 PM on May 28, 2006


National holidays in America aren't just about celebrating; they're about forcing it upon non-participants.

Finally, a holiday that acknowledges this.
posted by taursir at 9:28 PM on May 28, 2006


Color me disappointed, I was all excited thinking this was a post about Buffy...
posted by nightchrome at 9:29 PM on May 28, 2006


So when is Day of Watcher?
posted by bingo at 9:30 PM on May 28, 2006


I guess I should have expected embedded music.
posted by stavrogin at 9:30 PM on May 28, 2006



posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 9:32 PM on May 28, 2006


so there, all you doubters ... i KNEW something bad was going to happen on 6/6/06

It's also when Ann Coulter's next book comes out. I'm not kidding.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:35 PM on May 28, 2006


Who cares about Slayer? King Diamond is all that matters.
posted by sourwookie at 10:15 PM on May 28, 2006


Can't I watch my "Buffy" DVDs instead?
posted by RavinDave at 10:32 PM on May 28, 2006


I hate metal.
posted by mcsweetie at 10:49 PM on May 28, 2006


I hate metal.
--mcsweetie

Hey, I don't come to you with my problems...
posted by sourwookie at 10:51 PM on May 28, 2006


How about killing Slayer and blaming the neighbors' dog?
posted by Cranberry at 11:04 PM on May 28, 2006


Cool, but when is International Day of Suicidal Tendancies? All I wanted was a Pepsi.
posted by Jimbob at 11:21 PM on May 28, 2006


Your favorite band sucks.....but nowhere near as bad as Slayer sucks. Please stay away from my house on the 6th or I'll be forced to break out 1500 watts of Beethoven's 5th and make your head pop.

6/6/06 is totally arbitrary.
posted by fenriq at 11:42 PM on May 28, 2006


Be careful on … Judas Priest Friday!
posted by kenko at 11:52 PM on May 28, 2006


Slayer is extremely amusing and entertaining to see live, in concert.
posted by moonbiter at 12:04 AM on May 29, 2006


Read Le Cid at full blast in any public place you prefer.

Right on!
posted by Wolof at 12:26 AM on May 29, 2006


As long as we're going to spill Pepsi Blue all over the sixth of June...

posted by wendell at 12:43 AM on May 29, 2006


Huh, that explains this t-shirt I saw a guy wearing tonight -- in Greenville, South Carolina, home of Bob Jones University, no less:


posted by LordSludge at 12:54 AM on May 29, 2006


The objective of this day is for everyone within earshot to understand that it is the National Day of Slayer.

This ought to make it really easy to start up a National Cockpunch a Slayer Fan Day. But, in the interests of inclusiveness, maybe it should be National Cockpunch a Slayer Fan and/or Ann Coulter Day.
posted by pracowity at 1:13 AM on May 29, 2006


I'm not a big Slayer fan, but I support this holiday.

"w"
posted by bardic at 1:26 AM on May 29, 2006


Cockpunch Ann Coulter? Are you fucking kidding me? I'd rather cockpunch a depleted uranium and diamond encrusted codpiece. It'd hurt less.
posted by loquacious at 1:28 AM on May 29, 2006


Good idea, poor follow-through. I say we all blast Broken Social Scene instead.
posted by Mach3avelli at 1:34 AM on May 29, 2006


\m/
posted by beerbajay at 2:15 AM on May 29, 2006


Slayer: "God hates us ALL!" (I hope I don't get shot on June 6th)
posted by tgyg at 2:39 AM on May 29, 2006


Y'all all got this totally confused. It's slay Ann Colter day. I checked the rules, and it's okay to substitute her fans, to make the holiday last.
posted by Goofyy at 3:42 AM on May 29, 2006


...we would like to remind people of the typographic error which ran unchecked on a number of repeated instances.

In our lyrics, backward maskings, and all other announcements and printed materials, we were encouraging you all to worship Stan.


(Sr. or Jr., your pick. Stan's cool regardless)

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have brought. Thank You.
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:46 AM on May 29, 2006


It's OK to mix in some Bodom and Maiden if I use up the Slayer discog, right?
posted by Wolfdog at 4:07 AM on May 29, 2006


I say we all blast Broken Social Scene instead.

i say corny indie can bite my bum.
posted by dydecker at 5:19 AM on May 29, 2006


Here, here, dydecker.
posted by theinsectsarewaiting at 5:37 AM on May 29, 2006


loquacious, that's why there are sap gloves.
posted by Kirth Gerson at 5:39 AM on May 29, 2006


Fuck Slayer, I'll be listening to Dani Filth and the boys instead.
posted by mischief at 5:45 AM on May 29, 2006


The national day of eye-makeup and comical posing hasn't been announced yet.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:55 AM on May 29, 2006


Also, my birthday. *makes devil horns*
posted by dobie at 6:13 AM on May 29, 2006


The English have a word for this and I beleive that word is "brilliant."
posted by chemoboy at 6:21 AM on May 29, 2006


i say corny indie can bite my bum.

You guys are even cooler than the hipsters! I want to subscribe to your newsletter!
posted by ludwig_van at 6:24 AM on May 29, 2006


Also, it's "hear, hear."
posted by ludwig_van at 6:24 AM on May 29, 2006


Or "there, there."
posted by Wolfdog at 6:27 AM on May 29, 2006


Slay her!
posted by Blip at 6:39 AM on May 29, 2006


Listen to Slayer at full blast in your car. Listen to Slayer at full blast in your home.

Don't forget to set off powerful, phosphorous-based pyrotechnics when you do this.
posted by rdone at 6:54 AM on May 29, 2006


ludwig_van, i am about as cool as a misshapen potato. and if you listen to music or read newsnetters cuz of cool, you're part of the problem.

beyond the crooked cross 4 eva
posted by dydecker at 6:56 AM on May 29, 2006


OH YEAH! Time to bust out the Slayer Live Double Album Decade of Aggression that I bought from theinsectsarewaiting thirteen years ago and relive the days when I was young and drunk and covered with hair. These days I am bald and sober but I can still dream of scowling Heavy Metal Gals with black concert Ts and ripped denim and plastic cups full of Jack Daniels and Coke...
*puts on Seasons in The Abyss, smiles wistfully, wipes away a tear*
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 7:00 AM on May 29, 2006


I'm starting early.
posted by 445supermag at 7:10 AM on May 29, 2006


South of Heaven, unfortunately, sounds best on vinyl. It has more evil. I suppose there's time to get a phono installed in my dash before 6th of June.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:12 AM on May 29, 2006


Or "there, there."

No one said anything about Radiohead.
posted by ludwig_van at 7:25 AM on May 29, 2006


Verily, it is in fact, "hear, hear," but what do I know, I'm a Slayer fan.

And Broken Social Scene still sucks.
posted by theinsectsarewaiting at 7:31 AM on May 29, 2006


Well, I don't mean to extend this stupid derail, it just strikes me as odd how Broken Social Scene tends to draw negative comments from people who seem like they don't even listen to indie rock. Why the hate? They're a good band, and not super-popular or particularly representative of some kind of big movement or fad, so it doesn't make much sense to me.
posted by ludwig_van at 7:45 AM on May 29, 2006


so there, all you doubters ... i KNEW something bad was going to happen on 6/6/06

If this was FARK, I'd be posting that "I LOL'D" owl right about now.

The Ann Coulter thing is just a bonus at this point.
posted by Cyrano at 7:50 AM on May 29, 2006


Yes, please, blast Slayer all day on June 6. The noise codes will not be enforced, and I will not call the police on your insecure, attention whoring ass.
posted by modernerd at 7:50 AM on May 29, 2006


Ludwig, I've heard the band. They do nothing for me. And my indie cred is pretty solid.

There's a line in a Sloan song that sums it up for me: It's not the band I hate, it's their fans.

And yes, that goes for us Slayer types, too.
posted by theinsectsarewaiting at 7:56 AM on May 29, 2006


I've heard the band. They do nothing for me.

Congratulations. There are many bands that do nothing for me, and yet I don't post about this fact on message boards. I was remarking on the fact that I seem to have noticed a disproportionate amount of people singling out Broken Social Scene for drive-by hating, and I'm not sure why.

It's not the band I hate, it's their fans.

What? So it's actually Broken Social Scene fans that you hate, and that's why you post about them sucking?

I don't even consider myself a big fan (although I saw them at The Astoria in London and they were excellent), it just seems weird.
posted by ludwig_van at 8:00 AM on May 29, 2006


Yes. Broken Social Scene fans are ridiculously dressed indy scenester kids and they all suck.

I'm completely failing to see what is so confusing here, ludwig.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 8:31 AM on May 29, 2006


People slag on Broken Social Scene as a way to slag on some of (not all of) their fans: Ernest Shoegazer Scenesters with no sense of humor. It's a kind of shorthand, like saying 'Disco Sucks.' It's not just the disco music that's being denigrated, it's also the lifestyle. Does that answer your question, ludwig_van?
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 8:34 AM on May 29, 2006


Well, that clarifies it somewhat. I guess I still don't see why BSS rather than any number of other bands. I mean, if you said Death Cab instead that would make a lot more sense to me.
posted by ludwig_van at 8:53 AM on May 29, 2006


Ludwig, settle down, man. All I was trying to say is that I'm no stranger to indie music, meaning, I'm not just shitting on the band because I'm Mr. Heavy Metal Guy and I have it out for the Indie kids. And if it makes you feel better, then yes, Death Cab for Cutie sucks hard.

Also: Slayer still rules.

Carry on.
posted by theinsectsarewaiting at 9:24 AM on May 29, 2006


Settle down? Sorry buddy, didn't realize I was rattling the windows. I'm not really interested in your personal listening habits; like I said, the only reason my curiosity was piqued is because I feel like I've noticed a trend of BSS bearing the brunt of throwaway jokes, and I was wondering what it is about them in particular that causes people to single them out rather than naming a more obvious, highly-visible band.
posted by ludwig_van at 9:31 AM on May 29, 2006


I think Fuzzy Monster more than answered that question for you.

I was only trying to play nice, by providing some context for my earlier comments.

Also: Slayer still rules.
posted by theinsectsarewaiting at 9:46 AM on May 29, 2006


I hate metal.

Be that as it may, know that metal will always love you. Always.

*nods solemnly*

Also: like theinsectsarewaiting says, Slayer still rules!!!
posted by brundlefly at 9:54 AM on May 29, 2006


And, now that we're back to the subject at hand, Slayer, and how they still rule, I'd just like to say that after 20+ years they can still throw down live. Saw them last year: it was like being caught in an evil, evil machine. Punishing. Loved it.
posted by theinsectsarewaiting at 9:58 AM on May 29, 2006


National holidays in America aren't just about celebrating; they're about forcing it upon non-participants.

Amen, brother.
posted by arcticwoman at 10:16 AM on May 29, 2006


Too bad Slayer canceled their 6/6/06 show in San Diego because on of them had some lame-ass gall bladder surgery. GALL BLADDER? That's pretty weak for someone who is supposedly so hardcore.
posted by afx114 at 10:50 AM on May 29, 2006


Man, 70+ comments in and a derail about fuckin' Broken Social Scene (I'm not sure you could get any less metal) and somebody finally comes up with a persuasive argument why it shouldn't be National Day of Slayer.

National Day of Cannibal Corpse, then? I know, I know. But at least it still kind of sounds cool.
posted by furiousthought at 11:42 AM on May 29, 2006


Slayer Rules?

So they're the ones to blame for the Iraq War, the deficit, the Katrina response failures and the NSA wiretapping?

Impeach Slayer.

And I'm going Old Old Skool on 06/06/06. I'll be playing all Blue Oÿster Cult, 'cause I don't fear the reaper...
posted by wendell at 12:13 PM on May 29, 2006


Wake me when it's National Day of Khanate.
posted by kenko at 12:15 PM on May 29, 2006



posted by mr.marx at 12:36 PM on May 29, 2006


Wake me when it's National Day of Khanate.

Things Viral! WHOOO!!! \m/

Finally, I'm not alone.
posted by Dark Messiah at 1:05 PM on May 29, 2006


Seasons in the Abyss was the first song I ever learned how to play on the bass.
posted by drezdn at 1:38 PM on May 29, 2006


Notably, 06/06/06 has been rated more often than anything except Global Warming at "Armageddon or Not?" (he self-linked), as well as attracting enough over-serious discussion for me to have to shut down comments. And it's also the most common search term used to find the site. If the world doesn't end that day, I may have to shut down the site. :)

But then, there's always December 21, 2012, last day of the Mayan Calendar and currently the top rated Sign of the Apocalypse.
posted by wendell at 2:14 PM on May 29, 2006


In order to reduce the confusion, I would like to point out the following: posted by signal at 2:37 PM on May 29, 2006


Yes, please, blast Slayer all day on June 6. The noise codes will not be enforced, and I will not call the police on your insecure, attention whoring ass.
posted by modernerd at 10:50 AM EST on May 29


There it is folks, you've always wanted to know... and now you can see the result of not wegie-ing and purple-nurpling every hall monitoring av club nerd to death before they reach college age. Did the teacher leave you in charge every time she left the room? Dude, I totally fingered your sister and I ain't sorry at all.

Good lord above the death of fun is here.

Slayer is a fucking great band of excellent musicians, I'm going to do my best to live up to this call for a nationwide day of extermely heavy awesomeness. If Mortimer Snerd up there calls the five-oh on me I'll just swallow my dust laced pinner, chuck my tall boy of Hi-life behind a car and dip out in my filthy super metal hightop Jordans, no sweat. That kid Mikey Skin is holding an eigth of kind and his mom is in AC, I can hide out at his place.
posted by Divine_Wino at 4:51 PM on May 29, 2006


Yeah, because the gawky, geeky dorks in metal t-shirts were the ones giving people wedgies.
posted by kenko at 4:55 PM on May 29, 2006


I believe strongly in pan-geek solidarity but when the revolution comes sellout haters like Pointdexter here are first up against the wall.
posted by Divine_Wino at 5:01 PM on May 29, 2006


Slayer is a fucking great band of excellent musicians, I'm going to do my best to live up to this call for a nationwide day of extermely heavy awesomeness.

i'm installing an extra cd player in my car so i can play wagner and the shaggs AT ONCE at extreme volume

slayer won't have a chance against that ... "flight of the foot foot" ...
posted by pyramid termite at 7:06 PM on May 29, 2006


I know someone who's getting married and then seeing Slayer in Vegas on 6/6/06.

I was never a Slayer fan (although they certainly bring the Metal), so I won't blast their music, but I'll definitely wear a giant spiked forearm band all day.
posted by Devils Slide at 7:31 PM on May 29, 2006


ludvig_van, my reasons for a dislike of Broken Social Scene:
1 - name of the band. they should have just called themselves 'Our Snobby Clique' and be done with it
2 - they sport indie beards
3 - music is championed as forward-thinking but sounds just like stuff released 20 FUCKIN' YEARS AGO
4 - they do the jerky white people dance
5 - fans convinced of bands superority do things like come onto Slayer threads to 'educate' people as if the net wasn't filled to the brim with pitchfork indie love anyhow
posted by dydecker at 7:43 PM on May 29, 2006


You killed the ceiling cat post for this?
posted by birdherder at 10:44 PM CST on May 28

mattowie is just creeped out because Ceiling Cat watches him so much!
posted by Doohickie at 8:43 PM on May 29, 2006


I have to wonder if Matt has ever heard anything by Slayer.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 9:00 PM on May 29, 2006


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posted by If I Had An Anus at 9:12 PM on May 29, 2006


ludvig_van, my reasons for a dislike of Broken Social Scene:
1 - name of the band. they should have just called themselves 'Our Snobby Clique' and be done with it
2 - they sport indie beards
3 - music is championed as forward-thinking but sounds just like stuff released 20 FUCKIN' YEARS AGO
4 - they do the jerky white people dance
5 - fans convinced of bands superority do things like come onto Slayer threads to 'educate' people as if the net wasn't filled to the brim with pitchfork indie love anyhow


So basically, 1 of 5 points that barely hinge on your thoughts about the quality of their music. Meh, I guess image is more important than sound to some people.
posted by Mach3avelli at 12:50 AM on May 30, 2006


yeah, you've put me in the poser box. but care to substatiate point 5?
posted by dydecker at 4:25 AM on May 30, 2006


"Let's sacrifice him to our God!"

*embarrassed silence*

"What? We did it all the time in the Thirties..."
posted by malusmoriendumest at 4:26 AM on May 30, 2006


“Listen to Slayer at full blast in your car. Listen to Slayer at full blast in your home. Listen to Slayer at full blast at your place of employment. Listen to Slayer at full blast in any public place you prefer. DO NOT use headphones!”

So...pretty much like every other day of my life?

There’s nothing like pulling up next to a group of spiked, tatooed and dyed kids on North Avenue (near the Alley), stepping out of a luxury car wearing a 3 piece suit with “Reign in Blood” pumping out of the speakers and going into Chicago Comics.
They look at me like I’m a giraffe. (Doesn’t work with the stiffs ‘cause they can’t identify the music - just noise to them if it’s not Hootie or Dave Matthews)

My God. What I’m I going to listen to when I’m 70?

“Granpa Smed, turn it down!”
“If it’s too loud - you’re too old!”
*bangs head*
*teeth fall out*
posted by Smedleyman at 11:08 AM on May 30, 2006


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