No thanks. I think it is a great comparison. I am cheerful in nearly every aspect of my life. This is the way I feel. It balances me. Certain things are worth it. To me, what I love is worth attacking anyone who disses me, or my fellowship. Lets see how cheerful they can be, when they get dissed. They know most drummers just roll over when they get dissed. Not me. If you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what you're getting. I don't like what I'm getting (collectively). I pick my battles and I pick this. I don't get dissed in my life, but if I do, I am dissing right back, all in good fun, right?You cant compare the drummer's jokes with someone ridiculising you sister Larry, it's not the same thing, picking and mocking ONE person is victimisation, however, joking about all the drummers in the world is not, that's the difference.
It's like the "blonde girl" jokes, are all blondes really stupid? ...and a brunette more intelligent?
I'm a drummer, and proud to be one, and I find the jokes about us quite funny, but it's what they are... jokes! No one is putting us down, it has become an "etiquette" about us, the same phenomenon as for the blonde girls
And if you're "not ok with it anymore", you'll be grumpy for the rest of your life I'm afraid, c'mon Larry, cheer up, it's only a laugh... but what do I know eh? ...I'm only a drummer )
It's about lack of respect. I'm OK being the guy who doesn't accept drummer jokes anymore. Trust me, it's not in my nature to be grumpy, I can't maintain it, but it is in my nature to do what I feel is right, and be passionate for what I feel, and going on the offensive, for my own personal satisfaction, if nothing else. Standing up for my passion, and throwing it right back at them makes me feel right inside, accepting disses doesn't anymore, what can I say.