Back in August 2009, a San Diego resident named Justin Halpern started a Twitter feed to relay all of the funny things his cantankerous dad purportedly said. While some doubted the veracity of Halpern's tweets, you couldn't deny the hilarity and cutting insight of the salty gems. Take, for example, this line from Oct. 21: "Bullshit. War ain't over till people stop shooting. You can't say you're done taking a crap if shit's still coming out of your ass."
Soon after Halpern started the Twitter feed, it took on a life of its own, garnering attention from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and leading to the creation of a short-lived, poorly-received sitcom. Now, more than two years later, the meme is still going strong, with videos regularly popping up on YouTube documenting the shit that all sorts of people say. There's a video of "Shit Yogis Say," there are multiple videos of "Shit Hipsters Say," and there's also a video of "Shit Nobody Says." (Alas, none of this shit's half as funny as the shit Halpern's dad says.)
The other day, the meme made its way back to San Diego when a video titled "Shit people say at concerts" was posted on YouTube ( watch below ). Made by Belly Up Tavern staffers Beau Doiron and Meryl Klemow, the video relays all the weird, funny things that concertgoers say at the Solana Beach venue. In one clip, a shirtless Doiron standing at the lost and found table says: "Uh, I lost my shirt."
But you have to wonder—do people actually say this shit?
I asked Doiron just that when he posted the video on my Facebook wall yesterday. "o yeah," he replied in a comment, "we gathered our info from venue employees."