A British ladies' knitting club
May 3, 2002 1:02 PM   Subscribe

A British ladies' knitting club is upsetting the maggots.
posted by swell (13 comments total)
People really amaze me sometimes.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 2:02 PM on May 3, 2002

Someday, I'm going to start a nu metal band called Metafilter...
posted by UnReality at 2:09 PM on May 3, 2002

Sounds like Slipknot is more of a carnival freakshow of people who should be heavily medicated, and not allowed to handle musical instruments.
posted by five fresh fish at 2:18 PM on May 3, 2002

Sounds like five fresh fish is a PhD-level psychologist and policy-maker who should definitely make decisions about who gets to make music and who doesn't.

Hey, look! I can make sweeping generalizations, too!
posted by starvingartist at 2:23 PM on May 3, 2002

The claim is that they vomit and piss on their audience, Starving. Sounds like a freakshow to me.
posted by five fresh fish at 5:54 PM on May 3, 2002

I'm sorry, but come on, FFF. Not even Gwar really piss and vomit on their audience.
Besides being a simple violation of so many health codes, do you really think nobody would have taken them to court for this yet?
posted by Su at 7:15 PM on May 3, 2002

Long live G.G. Allen!!!
posted by adampsyche at 7:25 PM on May 3, 2002

G.G. Allen loves you.
posted by Su at 2:41 AM on May 4, 2002

What tiresome intimdating punks. Little yarn knitting ladies probably think of the internet as the shores of a giant unknown shark infested ocean you're liable to get your toe bit off for merely sticking it in to test the temperature. Then as a thanks for modernizing themselves, they get the groupthink tidal wave of a bunch of disrespectful punks making them think they're being watched via some unknown miniaturized digital device.
posted by crasspastor at 2:57 AM on May 4, 2002

A few years from now these ladies will still be happily knitting away... and noone on earth will be able to remember slipshod or slapshit or whatever they're called.
posted by HTuttle at 3:55 AM on May 4, 2002

How dare you call some kind elderly knitters a bunch of tiresome intimidati....ah.

You know what this means, don't you? The darlings of nu-metal clearly are homebodies who even know knitting lingo. Julia Roberts knits, Madonna knits, Russell Crowe knits (or so says worldknitters.com). Why shouldn't the band Slipknot?

If only their fans could take the hint. This is a band about building community, getting to know your neighbours, and making your own fabulous Cowichan sweaters.
posted by Salmonberry at 4:16 AM on May 4, 2002

I haven't heard them, maybe they're great, but they look like Kiss for the latest spawn cycle. The FAQ here says: "Hard to explain, but let's put it this way: they're a band that fuses elements taken from hardcore (ie. aggressive vocals, heavy chunks of distortion), goregrind (ie. blast beats, gore imagery), and modern rock. They're not metal, and they're certainly not plain hard rock either." Which sounds tedious.

Anyway, I tried (warning, don't try it if you aren't using protection) http://www.slipknot.co.uk/ and got a virus warning: JS/NoClose.

And http://www.knotbuzz.com/ is the site of a different band called Slipknot.

Maybe the ladies in the knitting club could knit some masks for the boys in the band, and the band (or both bands with the same name) could play a tribute to the ladies' knitting club.
posted by pracowity at 4:18 AM on May 4, 2002

Correction. Russell Crowe is NOT a knitter. Maybe. But you can find images of him portraying one.
posted by Salmonberry at 4:19 AM on May 4, 2002

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