In 2004 we found ourselves in the local branch of WH Smiths stood at the CD section. Near us were two teenage boys discussing the current hit parade, when one turned to the other and asked "Do you like Obie Trice?" There was no reply so he asked again, more forcefully "Do you like Obie Trice?"
Who would have thought that this overheard question would end up creating an email thread between us that lasted much longer than it should have.
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 09:47:59
Do you like Obie Trice?
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 09:56:47
Do YOU like Obie Trice?
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 10:20:55
DO you LIKE Obie Trice?
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 10:27:14
Do you like OBIE trice...? Do you?
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 11:12:28
The question is do you like Obie TRICE?...Hmmmmm!
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 11:23:43
But is Obie Trice liked by YOU? Do you know the answer?
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 13:04:03
Obie Trice.....you like? (How much longer do you think we can keep this going?)
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 13:12:08
Like Obie the Trice, you do? (Let's find out.)
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 13:40:21
Obie Trice and your liking of him...Discuss?
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 13:54:53
Obie Trice - you a) like, or b) like?
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 14:43:03
Regarding the liking of Obie Trice and you...do you?
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 15:55:24
If someone were to buy you the Obie Trice album, would your response be "Obie Trice! I like him!"?
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 16:23:43
Should Obie Trice walk down the street past you, would you shout at him, "It is Obie Trice, I like you Obie! Obie, Obie? Mr Trice? Maybe it isn't Obie Trice... wait, he looked up at me! Obie Trice! I Like you!" Is that what you would shout?
Fri, 16 Jul 2004 08:39:05
If Obie Trice were to be involved in some sort of car collision which resulted in him being in a life threatening condition, and Doctors held a press conference asking for someone to come forward to donate their kidney, would you ring the Obie Trice Hotline and say, " Please take my kidneys for Obie Trice, as it is Obie Trice that I like it is!" Is that what you would do for Obie Trice? As Obie Trice would say(I imagine) "Thanks Brother, word up homey! PEACE OUT!"
Fri, 16 Jul 2004 09:09:25
If a clown was making popular rap artists out of balloons in the street, would you brave your fear of clowns, approach the harlequin and enquire, "Please would you make me a balloon effigy of the man Obie Trice, for I like him very much?"
Fri, 16 Jul 2004 10:21:06
If a war was to break out and conscription was brought in to solve the increasing problem of soldier shortage due to death and a weary, tired Obie Trice knocked on your door and asked if you could hide him from the Military Police who have been searching for him, would your reply be, "Come in Obie Trice and take refuge in my home. I will help hide Obie Trice, who is you, from any authority that comes looking for Obie Trice. This is because I like the Obie Trice, who you is!"?
Fri, 16 Jul 2004 10:33:21
If a deadly, "Outbreak" style virus was in circulation, and Obie Trice was the carrier like what the monkey from Friends was in that situation although I haven't seen the film, and he needed specific home care because angry mobs wouldn't let him into hospitals because he brought the terrible plague into the world, would you tend to his needs, mop his brow and clean up his Obie Vomit, all the while telling him, "I like you Obie Trice." Would you?
Fri, 16 Jul 2004 10:45:26
If you were walking down the street and encountered a gang attacking Obie Trice, would you approach the leader, tap him on the shoulder and say "Excuse me Mr Racist, but I do not think you understand the historical significance of the music of Obie Trice. His lyrics and rhythmic melodies help bring together different races from across the globe, he is not someone to be punished but someone to be embraced to your hate filled bosom. Let us share his love with each other, for do you not like Obie Trice? I like Obie Trice!" Before getting your face fucked with a shovel? Would you do that? I think you would because you like Obie Trice.
Fri, 16 Jul 2004 10:49:52
If Obie Trice asked you if you liked him, would you say, "yes?" Less is more...?
Fri, 16 Jul 2004 14:45:36
If, in the middle of the night, you were taken from your slumber, had a bag put over your head and dragged into the back of a van. Then had the bag removed and had really bright lights shone in your eyes and questioned about your liking of Obie Trice. Would your response be "No, I have never heard of the man Obie Trice!" or "Yes, I know who Obie Trice is as I like him!" because you like him?
Fri, 16 Jul 2004 15:05:12
If you were working within the British Government, and Mr Tony Blair put you in charge of nuclear defence, and suddenly there was a nuclear strike aimed directly at your office, and you were the only one with the authority to press the button that blew up the nuclear missiles from a safe distance, but the button had "I don't like Obie Trice" written on it, would you push the button? I bet you wouldn't because you like Obie Trice.
Mon, 19 Jul 2004 09:11:15
If all the things that you like in the world had their names confusingly changed to "Obie Trice," would you renounce your likage of said items or would you gleefully continue to like them, and say "I like Obie Trice" every time you were talking about one of the items which you like?
Mon, 19 Jul 2004 09:24:43
Do you like Obie Trice?
Mon, 19 Jul 2004 09:27:23
Do YOU like Obie Trice?
Mon, 19 Jul 2004 09:32:15