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Les Claypool
LES CLAYPOOL
Rank: Blade T
Nominated by T

Special Selection August 09

Decades from now, when historians begin studying the development of the bass guitar in our generation, they will look to one man.  That man is Les Claypool.  Beginning with his 90’s jam band Primus, Les has played with a countless number of bands playing a multitude of instruments.  His bass selection ranges from an old family banjo strung up bass stylies, to his classic six-stringer, to a wooden hinge-like instrument Claypool may or may not have invented called the Whamola. Claypool's funky, creative playing style on the electric bass mixes finger-tapping, flamenco-like strumming, and slap techniques. He is a multi-instrumentalist, novelist, music producer, actor, film director, fly fisherman, and indeed an awesome dude.
 

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Chewbacca


The Couch Dress


Moustache Balaclava


Shaved Ball Cap


Giant Nintendo Controller


Little Superstar


Meat Suitcase


Mock Apple Pie


BigDog Robot


Dwight K. Schrute


Mister Rogers doing The Wave


The Hamburger Bed


Bob Ross


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Hedgehogs


Paul Bunyan


Space Invader Invasion


Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator


James Earl Jones Counts to 10


Literal Video Versions


Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka


The Lone Ranger


Marilyn Manson


Daft Punk


Danny Way Jumps the Great Wall


Emperor Norton


Competitive Eating


Afro Samurai


The Motherland Calls


Jackalopes


Capes


Georgia Guidestones


Coalition to Ban Dihydrogen Monoxide


Los Pikadientes De Caborca


Wienermobile


Holy Hand Grenade


Manticores


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Jesus Riding A Dinosaur


Jesus Christ


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Nikola Tesla


Crop Circles


Roller Derby


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Miracle On Ice


Aurora Borealis


Flying Spaghetti Monster


Rollerman


Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton


The Man with No Name


Banksy


MST3K


Extent of the Universe


Mark Twain


Walking on the Moon


Walking on the Moon


Napoleon

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Little Superstar
LITTLE SUPERSTAR
Rank: George Ivan Awesomeoff
Nominated by Ivan Awesomeoff

October 2008 Champion

If we had a resident science teacher, and they gave us a weekly pop quiz:

"Define the word awesome using a carbon-based life form weighing less than 50 lbs."

 The only answer possible... is Little Superstar.  

 

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The Couch Dress


Moustache Balaclava


Shaved Ball Cap


Shaved Ball Cap


Shaved Ball Cap


Giant Nintendo Controller


Side Stache


Sasquatch


Venus Fly Traps


Meat Suitcase


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Mullet Family


Pickle Surprise


Tom Seleck's Stache


Cuy - last supper


General Lee 01


Mock Apple Pie


BigDog Robot


Dwight K. Schrute


Mister Rogers doing The Wave


President Obama


Space Invader Invasion


Literal Video Versions


Little Superstar was voted LESS AWESOME than:

Jesus Christ


Theo Jansen's Art


Nikola Tesla


Robocop on a Unicorn


Roller Derby


Freerunning


Miracle On Ice


Wingsuit Base Jumping


Bob Ross


Flying Spaghetti Monster


Beer Maids


Hedgehogs


Zombies


Rollerman


Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator


The Brick Testament


Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton


The Man with No Name


Johnny Cash


Library of Congress


James Earl Jones Counts to 10


Death Star


Chuck Norris vs. Bruce Lee


Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka


Hunter S. Thompson


MST3K


Extent of the Universe


Jesus Riding A Dinosaur


Walking on the Moon


Les Claypool

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Rank: George The Dude
The Dude commented ( about Little Superstar ) on 9/24/2009
This video just makes me happy every time I watch it! reply high five

Rank: George Ivan Awesomeoff
Ivan Awesomeoff commented ( about Little Superstar ) on 9/15/2009
There is no doubt in my mind that if we sent Little Superstar back in time 2009 years and he did this dance he would have out shined Jesus and have overtaken the title of 'son of god'. reply high five

Rank: Teddy Godbot
Godbot replied to Ivan Awesomeoff on 9/15/2009
Sorry, but Jesus is "Lord of the Dance." reply high five

Rank: Pepper Zahg
Zahg replied to Godbot on 9/16/2009
I thought that was Michael Flatley. reply high five

Rank: Blade T
T commented ( about Les Claypool ) on 8/21/2009
No bassist in history has ever been recorded slapping the strings of a bass guitar as fast as Claypool can. reply high five

Rank: George Ivan Awesomeoff
Ivan Awesomeoff replied to T on 8/21/2009
Its been interesting to see how some musical entries get worked, and others take off. Seems to me Les Claypool does something that most people understand--he plays bass guitar. We know that that instrument does, what it is used for, what its general limitations are. When we see what he can do with a bass in his hand, it is undoubtedly awesome. Marilyn Manson pops up, and well, he's more of a freak personality than a mind bogglingly talented musician. He may stand for something, and some people may really respond to that, but being a symbol is apparently just not as awesome as exuding talent. Claypool is getting a lot of votes from me, because I simply can not believe he can play a bass like that. He's like Danny MacAskill with a guitar. reply high five1

Rank: Schultz Kaapuetz
Kaapuetz replied to on 9/4/2009
Not even Victor Wooten? reply high five

Rank: Blade T
T commented ( about Les Claypool ) on 8/10/2009
After the death of Metallica's bassist Cliff Burton, Les Claypool auditioned for the empty space in the band. Claypool did not earn the spot because James Hetfield said quote "He was too good". reply high five

Rank: Jimmy Trane
Trane replied to T on 8/10/2009
Hell yeah. If you're too good for Metallica, you must be some sort of godlike figure. reply high five

Rank: Schultz Yggdrasil
Yggdrasil replied to Trane on 8/11/2009
not really, metalica in facts suck bigtimes. the only reason they a revered like gods is that their music went mainstream and a few of their songs were acceptable for mainstream radio-stations. Metalica has nothing on Megadeth or Iron Maiden. ( don't hate me i'm a troll! ) reply high five

Rank: George The Dude
The Dude replied to Yggdrasil on 8/11/2009
I actually agree. Metallica is a bunch of sellouts. They had one or two good albums, but then they kicked me off Napster, and I hate them for it. reply high five

Rank: George The Dude
The Dude replied to The Dude on 8/11/2009
clearly an unbiased opinion. reply high five


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