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Old 11-25-2002, 04:12 PM   #1
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maynard=hooker with a penis

During the tour for the album AEnima with the song "Hooker with a Penis," Maynard was usually dressed in drag, possibly to be the hooker with a penis.
Anyway, I think the song deals a lot with marketing. Everything you see is an advertisement for a product. Additionally, Maynard discusses how "selling out" is a very loose term because you really have nothing to base it on. How can I sell out if you don't know what my intentions were from the beginning? Likewise, everything is a product that someone is going to make money off of, so it might as well be you.
The phrase "i've got some advice for you.....if i'm the man.....point that fucking finger up your ass" sounds like a feeling of togetherness. Don't point your finger at me because we are really one in the same.
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That's acctually a really good observation, I hadn't thought about it that way... I figured Maynard was going drag just to do something different, to break the binds of what the media tells us we should be (i.e. dress code, physical appearance).
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Yes but here, hooker seems more of a derogatory, and he talks about meeting another entity, and then he tells that person off.

That person was a boy, so he probably had a penis (I think that's a good guess on MJK's part).

The insult is hooker. You're the sellout. Don't point the finger at me, but at yourself, we've all soldout somehow, you hypocrite.

Hooker... with... a penis.
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There is a very specific reason Maynard used to dress in "drag"... According to Carl Jung, the "anima" is the unconscious female component of the male psyche... Not a coincidence.
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Old 12-13-2002, 07:55 AM   #5
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I always figured the drag was just to mock other bands that dressed in drag just to get attention (and in turn get people to BUY! more records). Kinda the oposite of crackhoarmojo's post.
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Re: maynard=hooker with a penis

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Re: maynard=hooker with a penis

i read in a interview the reason maynard dressed in drag was because he didnt want people to recognize him in public when he was with his son

anyway, i think he is refering to himself, but also the band in the phrase hooker with a penis, i always thought the reasoning for this song was to prove that, during the aenima years at least, tool was first and formost about the music and making money.
remember thats their main source of income. theyre still about the music(and money), but they have a more spiritual side know, exspescially during lateralus. if you dont believe me look about the money, look at their ticket prices
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this song is about sellouts, plain and simple....a hooker with a penis means you were expecting one thing....and got another. how would you feel if you went to buy a hooker, got her home, took off the packaging and found out she had a penis? ok how would u feel if u bought a CD, thinking it was TOOL, got it home, took it out of the packaging...put it in the CD player...and it was britney spears......thats a hooker with a penis.
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Re: maynard=hooker with a penis

When Maynard used to dress as a woman the term "media whore" or "corporate whore" would always come to my mind.
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Re: maynard=hooker with a penis

hooker with a penis = your brain.

MALE = brave like a martyr dusk to dawn = left hemisphere (see eulogy)
FEMALE = beg like a hooker all night long = right hemisphere


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Re: maynard=hooker with a penis

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this song is about sellouts, plain and simple....a hooker with a penis means you were expecting one thing....and got another. how would you feel if you went to buy a hooker, got her home, took off the packaging and found out she had a penis? ok how would u feel if u bought a CD, thinking it was TOOL, got it home, took it out of the packaging...put it in the CD player...and it was britney spears......thats a hooker with a penis.
Well you've just shown that you totally missed the point to the song....
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how would you feel if you went to buy a hooker, got her home, took off the packaging and found out she had a penis?
This video makes me think of Hooker With a Penis...

The ULTIMATE Surprise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IKUpex4kVw
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Well you've just shown that you totally missed the point to the song....
TOTALLY missed the point of it? Care to elaborate?
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Re: maynard=hooker with a penis

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hooker with a penis = your brain.

MALE = brave like a martyr dusk to dawn = left hemisphere (see eulogy)
FEMALE = beg like a hooker all night long = right hemisphere


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I thought it was "pray like a martyr", not brave
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Re: maynard=hooker with a penis

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hooker with a penis = your brain.

MALE = brave like a martyr dusk to dawn = left hemisphere (see eulogy)
FEMALE = beg like a hooker all night long = right hemisphere


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k, could you stop connecting songs that don't need to be? thanks. Don't need three different songs connected that obviously aren't. You're thinking wayyyyyyyyyy too much.
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Re: maynard=hooker with a penis

i think the first idea here made was probably why. or maybe its all that shit together. maynard may have dressed in drag comically for performance, who knows.
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