Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hey, you know what's funny?

Not fuckin' that!

That's a little one-and-a-half-liner I'm taking credit for unless someone else can prove they did it first.

The music and video stylings of Ray Stevens offer a perfect opening for this sentiment. Nathan Rabin has a pretty good takedown of the man who gave us "The Streak" and "Ahab the Arab", and some more recent songs that are supposed to be more serious in nature. Yeah.

If you could get through a minute of that, you've got one on me. The way his lips move is off-putting enough. Like the beard is supposed to shoulder the weight of the comedy.

Still, I'm feeling pretty good about this. That's because at first I thought, "This is sure a long way down from 'King of the Road'". But then I realized that "King of the Road" was Roger Miller, who's spent the last 18 years in Honky Tonk Heaven. His legacy remains safe.


susan said...

I try to be understanding about peoples fears and resentments but I must say I despise those who fan the flames of ignorance.

Ben said...

Ignorance is a growth industry! Invest in ignorance today!

Yeah, it can be pretty depressing.