What the Hoff?!
|03/03/2011||Posted by b1ackcr0w under Interesting Stuff Found, music, Outlaw Pla.net, Random Bollocks, Uncategorized|
There’s no accounting for taste, and I understand subjectivity… but!
I was taking the piss out of the Germans earlier, specifically Fab on Linux Outlaws during the live show. He was bemoaning the fact that Spotify doesn’t work in Germany. I was basically jibing along the lines of “What do people in Germany want it for? 24h David Hasslehoff?”. Yeah, I know, dreadful national stereotyping, but what the fuck I was just getting a rise out of a friend amongst friend.
The thing is, it did get a bit of a rise, so on the off chance that I could get a further Fab rant going (Fab is sublime when spitting feathers!), I went on the hunt for more sources of the Hoff with which to bait him
So, I happened across the page on Amazon that I’ve linked to above. The first thing that caught my eye was the average customer rating. 4 ½ stars out of 5? And there were a fair few ratings there as well. What the fucking hell is going on? I know it’s subjective but really?
Check the reviews out, there are fifteen glowing reviews on there. I have to admit that back in the day, I bought quite a few Whitesnake albums, including the truly dreadful Slip of the Tongue, without realising for a little while how much they sucked the sweat off a donkeys balls. (A quick dose of Led Zeppelin 1 soon sorted that out thank the heavens). But even then, I could feel in my bones how much of a shit eating monkey the Hoff became when he got near a recording studio.
If there are any Germans out there who can explain it to me, do please try, because I am totally mystified