Poll: Have you ever been appearence stereotyped?
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View poll results: Have you ever been appearence stereotyped?
Yes
78 42%
No
19 10%
I love pancakes
36 19%
You bastard! Waffles are better than pancakes.
52 28%
Voters: 185.
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#1
So a few days ago I was at work and one of the guys there was skimming through my iPod (we had it playing through the radio).

After a few seconds, he looks at me and says "Dude, you have like no country on here at all...."

Me: "I'm sorry, I'm guessing you really like country or something. *laughs*"

Him: "No, I actually like the stuff on here.... but don't you? I mean, you don't look like the kind of guy that listens to hard rock and metal and **** like that..."

So, Pit, have any of you ever been stereotyped like this before?

Just curious. And yes, sticking with the unsaid rules of The Pit, there is an "i don't care" option on the poll

EDIT: Okay guys, the bottom two options were only for fun. Please, use the "yes" and "no" options only......
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Last edited by stratman_13 at Aug 19, 2008,
#2
Unheard Of!!!
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#3
i dont really look likea certain genre of music, however people are surprised when i listen to classical AND Metal of the blackest form. blacker than the blackest black... times infinity!
#4
Another poll ruined with dumb extra options....

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#5
When I told my friend I liked metal his response was (suprised tone)
"But you're such a nice guy!"
Dunno whether it was a good thing or not tbh.
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#6
idk, i usually just wear camo shorts and t shirts and blue jeans so a lot of peopel dont guess i listen to metal even when i wear metal shirts and when tehy discover it theyre reaction is usually "you need serious help dude" i hate my town
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#7
Quote by Fuzzbox91
idk, i usually just wear camo shorts and t shirts and blue jeans so a lot of peopel dont guess i listen to metal even when i wear metal shirts and when tehy discover it theyre reaction is usually "you need serious help dude" i hate my town


amen, im the only guy in my school that listens to actual metal, by which i mean the kids who think theyre brutal cause they listen to mettallica and iron maiden
#9
My friend was surprised when i told him I love hardcore punk. He said but you are way to mellow and clean cut.
grok it.

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#10
Most people think I'm into only punk bands for some reason. Guess it kinda fits my skater stereotype, even though I listen to equal amounts of everything
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#11
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You bastard! Waffles are better than pancakes.

I knew someone would eventually put that as a comment. But seriously guys. Ignore the other two options. I just put those there for..... actually lemme put this in the original post.
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#12
Quote by Wylde14
i dont really look likea certain genre of music, however people are surprised when i listen to classical AND Metal of the blackest form. blacker than the blackest black... times infinity!

metalocalypse reference ftw!
+1
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#13
Quote by RPGoof
You bastard! Waffles are better than pancakes.

AMEN TO THAT!!
#14
Quote by Wylde14
amen, im the only guy in my school that listens to actual metal, by which i mean the kids who think theyre brutal cause they listen to mettallica and iron maiden


because devildriver and kse are sooo br00tal of course

EDIT: Person below expressed a bit better what I was trying to say here
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#15
Quote by Wylde14
amen, im the only guy in my school that listens to actual metal, by which i mean the kids who think theyre brutal cause they listen to mettallica and iron maiden

see i get criticized even for listening to that, i listen to all metal, iron maiden to darkthrone, possessed, mayhem, and Immortal. everything except that new **** with the drop F guitars and stupid pig squeels, i hate that ****, unfortunatly thats what everyone listens to and are like "so metallzzz" i way prefer maiden and metallica over that
The Mitch Clem formula
1)make jokes about rancid and NOFX (as if they dont already make fun of themselves)
2)make obvious punk puns, possibly related to food
3)make fun of Rancid and NOFX again
4)??????
5)PROFIT (and an army of internet fanboys)
#16
ive done this before. its the girls who listen to it that get me. ive known them for somtime and then they go thru my ipod or somthing and be like "oh hey (insert metal band here)". and it kinda throws me off. but its not a bad thing i suppose
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#17
Quote by Fuzzbox91
see i get criticized even for listening to that, i listen to all metal, iron maiden to darkthrone, possessed, mayhem, and Immortal. everything except that new **** with the drop F guitars and stupid pig squeels, i hate that ****, unfortunatly thats what everyone listens to and are like "so metallzzz" i way prefer maiden and metallica over that


definately, i hate bands like cannibal corpse. dont get me wrong, mettalica and maiden are awesome, but just cause you listen to those to 2 bands does not make you a metal fan, and th kids who think that piss me off. so i blast dimmu borgir at them in spite
#18
I do this. but its sort of the opposite

I wont even talk to someone

if they are wearing a Insane Clown Posse, Dragonforce, or Disturbed shirt.

There just isnt anything good that can come out of their mouthes
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#19
i dont really care. im normally seen as a person who doesnt look like i have ANY musical background at all, and if i said to anyone i play guitar, they generally over look me as if a really am a try hard.

This one guy was pissin me off at a school camp because he couldnt ****ing play guitar for **** and he was so ego about it all. so i picked up the gat and owned his arse. only time i ever felt like a showoff.
#20
Quote by Oddsbodkins
because devildriver and kse are sooo br00tal of course


new kse is kinda gay. makes me sad that they grew vaginas
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#21
All the time, everyone expects me to be a full on metal head (although I do enjoy a taste of metal every now and then) I am not a HUGE metal fan like they think I would be.

I also say I have the hairstyle of Alex from CoB.
It looks close but not really the same at all.
#23
yea when some people ask me what music i listen to i start listing and they always seem very surprised
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#24
A lot of my friends are anti-metal, so when they hear whats on my ipod they get pissed. People are often saying " You seem too nice for that garbage". Then I proceed to either start playing air guitar or swearing violently.
bands/artists I've seen: Protest the Hero, LIGHTS, Andrew Bird, Flight of the Conchords, Incubus, Nine Inch Nails, Between the Buried and Me, Guthrie Govan, Cynic, The Devin Townsend Project, Scale the Summit, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Darkest Hour
#25
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lol.....
dude wylde14 u need to chill out

NEVER!
*blasts Dimmu Borgir in spite*
#26
Quote by Wylde14
definately, i hate bands like cannibal corpse. dont get me wrong, mettalica and maiden are awesome, but just cause you listen to those to 2 bands does not make you a metal fan, and th kids who think that piss me off. so i blast dimmu borgir at them in spite


I'm a fan of Metallica and Iron Maiden.

Their genres are Thrash and Heavy Metal, respectively.

Therefore, I am a metal fan.

...

...and I absolutely hate death, black, core, etc. metal.
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#27
I've never had that happen to me as i tend to avoid people stupid enough to make that kind of comment. I've had a couple comments of surprise about certain things I like that people didn't know i liked, but nothing with stereotyping.
#29
Quote by Trinitron
A lot of my friends are anti-metal, so when they hear whats on my ipod they get pissed. People are often saying " You seem too nice for that garbage". Then I proceed to either start playing air guitar or swearing violently.


your friends are missing out. are they mormons?.... just saying....
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#30
I really don't care what the hell people stereotype me as. It's actually fun to stereotype others only to find out what they really like.
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#32
Quote by leftybassdude
I do this. but its sort of the opposite

I wont even talk to someone

if they are wearing a Insane Clown Posse, Dragonforce, or Disturbed shirt.

There just isnt anything good that can come out of their mouthes



hey....I have a Disturbed shirt......
#33
I hate it when people see my Weird Al Stuff...
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I mean... Ya go Maiden.
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#34
Nope, unless I wear band shirts you have no idea what I listen to by the way I dress.
I'm the same as I was when I was six years old
And oh my god I feel so damn old
I don't really feel anything
#35
Quote by Eddy372
I'm a fan of Metallica and Iron Maiden.

Their genres are Thrash and Heavy Metal, respectively.

Therefore, I am a metal fan.

...

...and I absolutely hate death, black, core, etc. metal.


assuming you like other bands in the genre yes, you are. if you only like those bands you arent. because everyone likes them
#38
Ya, I have 2 stereotypes going for me actually. When I wear my Mayhem/Darkthrone shirts I get stereotyped as only liking the heaviest metal I can find (which isn't necessarily a bad/untrue thing, but it's not ALL I like)..

Then I wear my Hendrix/ACDC/Led Zeppelin shirts, people go through my MP3 player and see all this heavy stuff and they're like "... wtf?"
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#39
It's not so much the clothes that I wear, but how I act. I'm usually a quiet, calm guy, and when I tell people I listen to metal, they're like, "Wtf?"
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