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Don’t Knock It Until You Hear It

October 19th, 2009

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Hey team. We skirted one issue in this week’s advice to tackle another. And while we agree that peer-pressure is vastly over-done, it’s still important to not let people make you do things you aren’t comfortable with. Just remember to say “Piss off Tod! If it’s so damn great then you do it!” (Replace Tod with your friends name!)

Sorry Tod,
Jeff and Elliott

Jeff and Elliott,

I’ve got some friends who are encouraging me to try a drug, which will remain nameless, and their best argument is “Don’t knock it ’till you try it.” Now, I agree that to be able to argue against something you should have an understanding of it…so should I withhold “knocking” until having tried?

Pressured in Poughkeepsie

“Don’t Knock It Until You Hear It”

Dear Pressured,

Hey Elliott,
Have you ever been stabbed in the face?
Don’t knock it ’till you try it
It might be quite to your taste

Hey Jeff, listen up
Have you ever bathed in a lava pit?
Don’t knock it ’till you’ve tried it
It just might be the shit

The thing about logic is it’s gotta make sense
Just because I don’t build houses doesn’t mean I can’t bitch
When you put in doors that jam and windows that don’t close
How do you like not getting paid? Don’t knock it till you…try it

Just because I don’t make films doesn’t mean I can’t say
That watching your movie really ruined my day
Hey film makers get up off of my back
I don’t have to be a director to know you’re a hack

“Don’t knock it till you try it”
Never heard such a load of horse-shit

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