Oooooh, love to love ya baby... rethug Senator John Cornyn's new campaign ad makes it sound like he's auditioning for a gay porn movie --LOLOL. Jon Stewart has some fun with it --(If this doesn't work, it's here.)
6/26/2008 04:17:00 PM
DAMMMMM! Now I've got that Cornyn 'song' playing in my brain!!!
For those of us over 50, it's a take-off on the Jimmy Dean hit from the early 1960's...And it's just as ridiculous.
Big Bad John Cornholio.
The first 45RPM record I owned was Jimmy Dean's "Big Bad John", and I loved everything about it: the hammer-and-anvil percussion, the dark tone, the ghostly chorus, the tale of bravery.'course, I was six years old, so I guess Cornyn has the elementary school vote wrapped up, if only the little scamps could cast one.Meanwhile, I'm stunned that someone didn't point out to Cornyn that this song is a eulogy, whose final line is: "Down at the bottom this mine lies a big, big man."Farewell, O politicking clown, we knew ye for what ye were.
i kept wondering when Larry Craig would show up
I always liked that song 'Big Bad John' - - still do now. Yeah, it's hokey/schmaltzy, but it's kind of classic plot (corrupt person redeems himself via self-sacrifice and is memorialized by society) updated to the wild-west era (and after all, isn't "A Tale of Two Cities" plot very similar, except for the physical identity part?), and most of all, I like the bass voices and the semi-speaking Johnny Cash-esque narration, and the hook-ey music. Obscurata: remember a parody version called "Small Sad Sam" released some months later? I gotta go Google that and see if I can find out about it...
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