Saturday, February 7, 2009

belan hates

Sometimes it's hard to notice all the little quirks your friends have. When Greg Wood joined Punchline in 2006, he entered our humble community with a fresh perspective. A circle of friends that consisted of basically guys from Belle Vernon, who have been hanging out together since the early nineties. At the time, Belan was slanging' our dise (merchandise) and keeping wonderful company with us on the road. He told stories, sang songs, and helped us out a lot even before he was in the band. That's what friends are for. After a tour or two, Greg picked up on a particularly hilarious characteristic of our beloved Belan- he is a hater. Every so often he would casually (or not so casually) mention the things he hated. Greg started keeping track in his sidekick. PJ and I followed suit and continued the list even after Greg was gone. Belan busted us about a year after we'd started keeping track. Here's the list!

belan hates
being on a plane for a longtime
talking to people
depending on people
take off your shoes houses
when people ask for blair's number
when his dad comes home from work
flava flav
the song blue by eiffel 65
the greg wood west hartford term "budgie"
when he offers someone a food that's in a bag, and the person doesn't grab the bag and just reaches their hand in
when teachers are real serious about fruit break
how its socially acceptable to dress like a freak
how every college student is against the war
when fast cars weave on the hi way
loading equipment in the street
his phone
sharing food
dark chocolate
apple computer stickers on cars
when people don't call you back
when people try to grow up
new wave baby names
say anything
falling asleep sitting up
when math teachers won't let you use a calculator
bowling shoes
when cars beep at you but don't let you in
when people cheer at the movies
bobby brown
when you lose internet connection while driving down the highway
nelly furtados voice
when people like books
myspace noises
car bass
loading into the charleroi italian club
the thought of living in chicago
midget league fumble rules (in 6th grade he weighed 112 lbs.)
When people look at his set list on satge
bringing out character in his voice
brook hogan
when people call him from a weird number

"if a girl either has a dirty room or dirty car,
then they definitely hate their dad."
-Jon "Snarl" Belan



xtimmyx said...

that's so funny. i just mentioned "budgie" to a coworker and she replied "i don't know what that is". funny, no?!

Anonymous said...

when you say he hates say anything, are you referring to the band or the movie?

anthony michael hartman said...

I'm so glad this list finally saw print. I can only imagine what was left off..

theoneandonly said...

haha. my friends would kill me if i made an actual list like this.

amanda burkhead said...

He also hates when people dont come to shows because its raining.

Vantasy said...

Great list! I'm inspired to get someone to do one for me. :)

barbs said...

i'm not entirely sure if it's appropriate to state that belan would probably both hate and love me.
does belan hate when people don't call him belan?

Anonymous said...

He sounds a little like me. There are a lot of things that in the spur of the moment make me go "I hate da-da-da-da-da-da..." If someone were to compile a list of the things I said that about, it'd probably be a good rival for this one lol.

modernshorties said...

the list is censored. i'm hoping to sell the rights to hbo.

Anonymous said...

belan hates murder suicides

Anonymous said...

that was the most interesting thing I've read all day =]

The Real Diehl said...

Belan hates bowling does everybody else

the woodsman said...

nice. but who could hate budgying?

Anonymous said...

Kris said...

Belan, I back you on the movie cheering. There are no REAL people to clap for!! For whom to clap? I hate bad grammar too.

But you should reconsider the "thought of living in Chicago". We'd welcome you with wide open arms sweetie and with this list you'd fit right in!

Anonymous said...

didn't greg wood join in 2005?

platform8girlfriend said...

That's a wicked list <3.

Blair said...

He also hates when anyone eats with their mouth open (especially in a movie theater, I'll tell you the story another time), and mother nature.

Anonymous said...

"if a girl either has a dirty room or dirty car,
then they definitely hate their dad." -Jon "Snarl" Belan

i find that hilariously true.

Faren Bo-Baren said...

I think I find this quality adorable in a man ahahaha