How are the lyrics in UNIverse?

I want to show UNIverse to my class of 4th graders during the last few days of school when little learning really takes place.

I have a bad ear for lyrics and I was wondering if anyone can steer me clear of what I think are some inappropriate lyrics in some of the songs.

I think the “F” word is used in one near the beginning and just last night I noticed a reference to “getting in my bed”, or something similar.

Any help would greatly be appreciated. I would need to know the part of the film and the referenced lyrics.

Thanks.

Work the maze.

I remember one place where they say the F word but it sounds like the volume get decreased in that area almost to a fade out. I don’t know if that was intentional or not.
I’m not sure which part it is. I’ll try to watch it again and make a note of it tonight. What you could do is just decrease the volume and maybe play your own music over it.

Oh yeah, for those of you who are thinking about getting the video. Do it. I watched it 3 times the first night I got it.
Dan Heaton is my new hero.

Perhaps you could capture the video and put in you own audio as a replacement? Just for educational purposes? Then just output the video and new audio to your own convenient output format (dvd, vhs, etc).

Maybe you could convince the creators to release an educational version? Might be too much effort, I’m not sure.

Lewis

It is an unbelievable video!

I think you’re right, there was a swear, but the volume is dropped out. I don’t recall any other tracks with swearing on them. Erike is a good one to ask on this one. He’s seen the video about 700 times.

For those of you who have seen the video and are interested in the music, Estradashpere’s album, “It’s Understood” is great. You can hear one very brief clip in the video and also during the closing credits. The actual tracks on the CD are quite long, some running well over 15 minutes. The band plays a plethora of instruments and in almost every style of music imaginable.

Darrell

Re: How are the lyrics in UNIverse?

Hey,

The volume does drop out very briefly on one or 2 occasions leaving you to
insert your own choice of “sugar”, “flip”, “botheration” or “feck”. I’d
guess this doesn’t happen purely through coincidence. So you should be safe
enough. I’m pretty sure Dan posted the full track listing a while back which
might help hunting down some of the lyrics. Try a search on the forum using
some of the band names: Sick Shift, Lane Myer, The Shizit to name but a few.
I found a lot of the songs ready for download at http://www.mp3.com/ and
there’s plenty info on the bands there too but I’m not sure if they go as
far as listing individual lyrics though.

Cheers,
Neil

----- Original Message -----
From: “teachndad” <teachndad.5w7tm@timelimit.unicyclist.com>
Newsgroups: rec.sport.unicycling
To: <rsu@unicycling.org>
Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 8:38 PM
Subject: How are the lyrics in UNIverse?

>
> I want to show UNIverse to my class of 4th graders during the last few
> days of school when little learning really takes place.
>
> I have a bad ear for lyrics and I was wondering if anyone can steer me
> clear of what I think are some inappropriate lyrics in some of the
> songs.
>
> I think the “F” word is used in one near the beginning and just last
> night I noticed a reference to “getting in my bed”, or something
> similar.
>
> Any help would greatly be appreciated. I would need to know the part of
> the film and the referenced lyrics.
>
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> Work the maze.
>
>
> –
> teachndad - The Munieer
>
> Rod Wylie
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> teachndad’s Profile: http://www.unicyclist.com/profile/56
> View this thread: http://www.unicyclist.com/thread/18581
>
>


> rec.sport.unicycling mailing list -
www.unicycling.org/mailman/listinfo/rsu

Re: How are the lyrics in UNIverse?

I think it’s the scene after the guy standing under the light that they play
Sick Shift - Not in Your Bed Tonight.
The scene where they are at the Troll thing under the overpass has the f
word. (Watch the last drop frame by frame and you can see the uni bend like
rubber.)
The only other piece of language I can think of right now is the FBI warning
at the beginning. You + piracy = a** kickin’

i found another “F” word that doesnt have the sound die for it. it is in the MUni segment after kris goes rippin down a gnarly hill and then shows them hopping through a stream. it is right as kris hops in. you all can prove me wrong if i am but it sounded like that colorful word to me

Kyle

How about if you just mute the sound on the TV and use a boom box to play your own soundtrack music.

Art

How about you teach the kids the importance of the F word and unicycling?
Unicycling and the F word, pure utopia.

come on guys it’s pronounced F-U-C-K! that’s right… its really only a bad word cuz that’s what society says… fuck that its a word deal with it… Free speach should be taught in elementary schools start with a few new vocabulary words

Re: How are the lyrics in UNIverse?

> come on guys it’s pronounced F-U-C-K! that’s right… its really only a
> bad word cuz that’s what society says… fuck that its a word deal with
> it… Free speach should be taught in elementary schools start with a
> few new vocabulary words

You can’t capitalize or punctuate. You can’t spell it’s, because, speech,
or impossible, but…

Sigh.

Yeah I really should work on my grammer and english a bit, but ohh well… I got better things to do like ride arround on my uni :stuck_out_tongue:

RE: How are the lyrics in UNIverse?

Checkernuts still has a few things to learn about (not) offending people.

> it’s really only a bad word cuz that’s what society says…

Teachndad already knows that. So does every employee in every elementary
school in the nation. Part of going to school is learning about society,
while at the same time being immersed in the current elementary-school
version of it.

Besides, we need good swear words. If all those words were socially
acceptable parts of everyday speech, what would you say when you hit your
thumb with a hammer? You need special words for such occasions!

> Free speach should be taught in elementary schools

It is. I remember learning about it. But many other things need to be taught
with it. Everybody needs to learn to control what they say too. Without this
skill, there are places in life you can never go, such as good jobs where
you work for people other than yourself. Not everybody is interested in
having this skill (I’ve seen some examples in airports), but it’s valuable
to learn as well.

Stay on top,
JF

RE: How are the lyrics in UNIverse?

> I think the “F” word is used in one near the beginning and
> just last night I noticed a reference to “getting in my bed”,
> or something similar.

That’s okay, those kids probably get into bed most nights… :slight_smile:

The beginning part of UNIverse is very well synched to the soundtrack. It
would be a shame to play it with other background music. You are probably
relatively safe to just not play it very loud, and it’ll slip right on by.
You’ve watched the tape many times? Someone seeing it for the first time is
unlikely to notice anything you didn’t.

Happy screening,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
jfoss@unicycling.com

IF IT DAMAGES PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY,

SKATEBOARDING

AND UNICYCLING

IS A CRIME

(Mind where you grind)

Re: How are the lyrics in UNIverse?

In a message dated 6/10/02 4:00:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
john_foss@asinet.com writes:

> Besides, we need good swear words. If all those words were socially
> acceptable parts of everyday speech, what would you say when you hit your
> thumb with a hammer? You need special words for such occasions!

unfortunatly the grownup mature part of me has to agree with this

My G(oodness??)!

Wonder the average age YOU (as in everyone who reads this) were when discovering the meaning of the F word, and if this was before or after learning the alternative(: calling it “F word”).

Re: How are the lyrics in UNIverse?

Given the contexts in which I’ve heard the “F” word get used I cannot say
with certainty that I have yet discovered what it means. :slight_smile:

It appears in various contexts to be a transitive verb, intransitive verb,
adjective, adverb, and a noun. Personally I wouldn’t miss it if I never
heard it again.

-mg
“leo” <leo.63lby@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
news:leo.63lby@timelimit.unicyclist.com
>
> My G(oodness??)!
>
> Wonder the average age YOU (as in everyone who reads this) were when
> discovering the meaning of the F word, and if this was before or after
> learning the alternative(: calling it “F word”).
>
>
> –
> leo - errorist
>
> Leo Vandewoestijne.
>
> +1-866-UNI-CYCL
> www.unicycle.net
>
> “To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been
> picked automagically from a database:”
> “Leo, unicycle, Cherry-Coke”
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> leo’s Profile: http://www.unicyclist.com/profile/224
> View this thread: http://www.unicyclist.com/thread/18581
>