We’ve got to hold on to what we’ve got

May 5th, 2013 · 59 comments

Bethany in California says she saw this sign hanging from a house on her street. “I don’t know the person who wrote it, but I made my husband stop in the middle of the street so I could take a picture.”

To the little piece of CRAP who stole my iPOD: Because you would rather steal as opposed to buying your own (GOD FORBID), I now have to download every single Bon Jovi song again!!! REPENT FOR THIS IS BLASPHEMY!

related: The Whore of West Babylon

FILED UNDER: most popular notes of 2013 · music · stealing


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  • #1   Tard

    I bet the thief drives by to show hs friends… Ten times a day…. Video camera time!

    May 5, 2013 at 5:35 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Max

    I agree, downloading Bon Jovi songs IS blasphemy!

    May 5, 2013 at 5:57 pm   rating: 27  small thumbs up

    • #2.1   Jami

      Hey, at least Bon Jovi has actual musical talent. Now had it been Justin Beiber….

      May 5, 2013 at 6:08 pm   rating: 33  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.2   Beatus Mongous

      $10 says the songs were ripped from one of those peer to peer sharing apps instead of actually being purchased.

      May 6, 2013 at 10:56 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.3   Amelia

      lol at bon jovi having musical talent.
      JB and BJ were both pop musicians that got popular because tween girls had a crush on the singer.

      May 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.4   Jami

      Bon got discovered before autotune when you had to have at least a little bit of musical talent to get a contract.

      Justin is post-autotune, an era where you don’t have to actually be able to sing, just look good as you lip sync.

      May 6, 2013 at 4:39 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.5   Amelia

      Then by your logic, Adele can’t sing because she got big post-autotune. I’m not saying Bieber is an amazing singer, just that he and Jon Bon Jovi are not very different either in terms of musical ability or in terms of why they are/were successful.

      May 6, 2013 at 7:44 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.6   The Elf

      Does it matter? Theft is theft.

      But since we’re debating it…… Bon Jovi is an 80s singer, which automatically makes him better. Suck it, millenials.

      May 7, 2013 at 7:40 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.7   redheadwglasses

      I don’t think you folks know how autotune works. It doesn’t take a person who can’t carry a tune and make their voice better and on key. In fact, in order to get autotune to “work,” you actually have to sing in a specific, unusual way. IT’s actually a tricky thing to use.

      May 7, 2013 at 11:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.8   Beatus Mongous

      Redhead, check out the Bed Intruder song. They weren’t even singing, and yet autotune was used to make them sound like they were.

      May 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.9   Gladystopia

      Absolute, incontrovertible proof that Autotune Is Irredeemably Evil:

      Future–”Turn on the Lights”
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIrhcTkHX_A

      May 9, 2013 at 2:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.10   lilmegzk

      F-it, they both suck. Autotune and not everyone from the 80′s was awesome.

      May 9, 2013 at 7:05 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.11   mystic_eye

      You’ve obviously never seen Bon Jovi live, his album tracks are heavily altered. Before the existence of autotune it just took more manhours, and more skill.

      May 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.12   dave

      I find myself in the very bizarre situation of defending Bieber. I’m absolutely not a fan BUT he got discovered by posting videos of himself singing on YouTube, which became massive. Not much chance of auto-tune going on there…

      The only reason that Bon Jovi is considered better is because of the nostalgia effect. They’re both pretty terrible.

      May 13, 2013 at 5:29 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #2.13   Crystal

      Gosh, I hate Bon Jovi. He is not an effin’ cowboy!!!

      End of my story.

      May 21, 2013 at 10:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #3   Coco

    They have really great penmanship though! Painting penmanship? Paintmanship? So anyway, there’s that…

    May 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm   rating: 53  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   H for Toy

      Paintmanship :)

      May 5, 2013 at 9:47 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   redheadwglasses

      Hey! Don’t be sexist!

      Paintpersonship.

      You’re welcome.

      May 6, 2013 at 7:24 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   AC

    I can’t believe my mom moved to California and didn’t tell me!

    May 5, 2013 at 9:26 pm   rating: 17  small thumbs up

    • #4.1   TKD

      I can’t believe I’m married to your mother!

      May 6, 2013 at 11:48 am   rating: 12  small thumbs up

       
    • #4.2   lilmegzk

      This is your mom and wife and I want my IPOD back from that thieving bastard.

      May 9, 2013 at 7:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #5   Julie

    I bet the thief is “Wanted Dead or Alive.”

    May 5, 2013 at 9:51 pm   rating: 76  small thumbs up

    • #5.1   Ely North

      If he gets caught, he’s going down in a “Blaze of Glory.”

      May 6, 2013 at 8:48 am   rating: 17  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.2   My name is Princess!

      But its his life so its now or never.

      May 6, 2013 at 9:45 am   rating: 14  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.3   Wench

      (he) doesn’t want to live forever……

      May 7, 2013 at 6:59 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #5.4   The Elf

      Stolen Bon Jovi songs! Say it isn’t so!

      Keep the faith, notewriter. Even though no one said living on a prayer was a bed of roses, it’s your life and I believe your runaway will be home by Christmas.

      May 7, 2013 at 7:45 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #6   Robert

    How does this guy have an iPod without his music backed up on his actual computer?

    May 5, 2013 at 10:14 pm   rating: 22  small thumbs up

    • #6.1   Seanette

      That was exactly what I was about to post. The only way I know of to get anything onto an iPod is via iTunes on a computer.

      May 6, 2013 at 2:42 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.2   redheadwglasses

      I’ve downloaded music to my ipod or ipad via my boyfriends’s wifi, so LW could have done this, and then didn’t have the settings on itunes such that they would download automatically to his computer.

      May 6, 2013 at 7:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #6.3   Jami

      Isn’t there stations at some stores where you can download songs?

      May 6, 2013 at 9:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #7   hindsight

    If they had the ability to install Find My iPhone on their iPod, they would have been able to find it or at least had the opportunity to wipe their content.

    May 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Singerstone

    You could shorten the list and only download the good songs from “Bon Jovi”

    May 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #8.1   redheadwglasses

      You mean his first hit, “Runaway,” 1985/86, which is great. Everything else… meh. You can hear one of several BJ hits on the radio every day.

      May 6, 2013 at 7:25 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #9   A.

    “Blasphemy.” You use this word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

    May 5, 2013 at 11:56 pm   rating: 24  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   madrugada

    How does he know it was a little piece of shit?

    May 6, 2013 at 5:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   kermit

      Who else would steal Bon Jovi songs?

      May 6, 2013 at 8:13 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   redheadwglasses

    I think the sign is missing a comma. “Repent, for this is blasphemy.” Otherwise, it’s a lovely sign. The neighbors must be thrilled.

    May 6, 2013 at 7:26 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #11.1   Tesselara

      The sign IS missing a comma, and it is making me insane… although I do love the paintpersonship.

      Also–the main takeaway I have from this site is the massive amount of free time people seem to have on their hands. Wastrels.

      May 6, 2013 at 7:50 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #12   Soulless Ginger

    Well, that is a beautiful sign. If they used the time spent on that sign to download their songs, then they would be done by now.

    May 6, 2013 at 9:51 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   MarvelGirl34

    Was this sign made before The Cloud was around?

    May 6, 2013 at 11:01 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Kat

    It looks like there’s some sort of comic pinned right by the door. Something about comfort? It’s partially covered up, but it’s definitely there, and now it’s driving me crazy.

    May 6, 2013 at 11:30 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   H for Toy

      It says “Ring Bell for Service and Comfort” and has a woman serving a man with a tray while he sits smoking his pipe and reading the paper. I didn’t know they had iPods in the 50s.

      May 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   redheadwglasses

    Okay, I’m going to have to make an effort to take a picture of a house in my boyfriend’s neighborhood. The guy has painted rants against the government and police — onto huge sheets that he’s hung on his garage, fence, etc. There are three, currently, I think. In the winter, he hung Christmas lights around his “signs.”

    May 6, 2013 at 11:47 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

    • #15.1   TKD

      Please, do share.

      May 6, 2013 at 11:52 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.2   Lil'

      That reminds me of a crazy guy from a town that neighbors my hometown. He lives in what used to be his business. He has no ownership rights anymore, but he has trouble accepting that. The building is abandoned and he’s covered it in anti-government signs and signs declaring the judge a brown-eyed devil. Whenever he crosses the line and the cops show up, he throws buckets of urine and feces at them. I get a little chill every time I drive by that place. I would love to get some photos because it’s so elaborate, but I’m afraid if I stop yellow raindrops will fall on my head.

      May 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.3   Amelia

      Does he just save up all his waste so that he has some conveniently to hand if cops show up? Or does he use a normal toilet most of the time and when he thinks cops are going to be called, go shit in a bucket so he has some fresh to throw at them?

      May 6, 2013 at 1:01 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.4   redheadwglasses

      I love how much thought you put into that, Amelia! : )

      I don’t have a camera, so I’ll have to go out there with my ipad to take pics of this guy’s property. The rant starts out with “We the people….”

      May 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.5   Lil'

      I’m pretty sure there is no running water there, since he’s a squatter. I think the buckets ARE his toilets.

      May 6, 2013 at 1:13 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.6   Jami

      Um, I’d be careful of a guy like that. There was one in Costa Mesa, CA who did that sort of thing, including trying to get his neighbors to sign petitions to “get the government to stop watching” him. He blew himself up recently with pipe bombs.

      May 6, 2013 at 4:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.7   Gladystopia bang

      Lil’ said:
      >>I’m pretty sure there is no running water there, since he’s a squatter. I think the buckets ARE his toilets.<<

      If there aren't any toilets, I certainly HOPE he's a squatter; otherwise he's got some really nasty, bespattered shoes.

      May 7, 2013 at 1:56 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.8   The Elf

      How have you not submitted that gem after reading this site? Please!

      May 7, 2013 at 7:49 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.9   Jo

      Screencap Google Streetview?

      May 7, 2013 at 8:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.10   redheadwglasses

      Sorry, Elf, I just don’t think of it when I”m driving by!

      Last night, I looked at the property (a corner lot at a stoplight, so he gets plenty of attention) and noticed he’d taken down two signs, I think, but two big ones are still there. I wonder what his neighbors must think. My boyfriend said he heard that the guy got hit by a police car (as a pedestrian) and lost his lawsuit against the city to pay for his injuries. Who knows what the real story is.

      May 7, 2013 at 11:45 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #15.11   redheadwglasses

      Jo: I actually tried that yesterday, but google must have paid his neighborhood a visit before the signs went up (which have been there for at least 3.5 years).

      May 7, 2013 at 11:45 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #16   redheadwglasses

    I just now noticed the title to this submission. I feel duly chastened.

    May 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Not Sure

    Springsteen > Bon Jovi.

    May 6, 2013 at 7:13 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   Beatus Mongous

      Like a boss!

      May 7, 2013 at 12:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Ann

    If all of this wonderful Bon Jovi music (ahem) was downloaded legally to iTunes, the person wouldn’t need to download it again. So yeah, this doesn’t sound so legal.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:39 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   benny

    god forbid you keep a back up of your files.

    May 27, 2013 at 10:06 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     

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