Friday, June 27, 2008
Could we do worse?
Yes, we could, especially if we allowed cartoon characters to run. The chubby young fellow "picking a winner" is Ralph Wiggum, the developmentally challenged son of the Springfield police chief. In an episode from last season, Ralph was put forward as a favorite son candidate for president by the Springfieldians. "How hard is it to be president?" Homer asked rhetorically. "You just point the army and shoot."
We can see in an older picture of two actual future presidents that Bush the Younger also had difficulties with where he should put his hands when the photo is taken, though in a different direction than young Master Wiggum.
Friday means Random 10!
Crawling From The Wreckage Dave Edmunds
Bye Bye Love The Everly Brothers
Your Racist Friend They Might Be Giants
Something To Sing About Sarah Michelle Gellar
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher Jackie Wilson
Motherless Child Eric Clapton
5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days Louis Prima
And Your Bird Can Sing The Beatles
My Girl The Temptations
Fell On Black Days Soundgarden
Definitely a poppy, peppy random selection this week, though it might be subtitled Misery You Can Dance To. Jackie Wilson and The Temptations didn't get the memo, but everybody else is singing upbeat tunes about car wrecks, racism, the desire to be dead and of course, pop music's favorite topic, love gone bad. The list includes my favorite George Harrison guitar performance and that great simple guitar phrase that starts My Girl. But then, the guy who stands in the corner and doesn't talk to anybody requests some Soundgarden, and the party takes a turn for the considerably darker.
Have a nice weekend, y'all!