Monday, May 15, 2006

Dumb and Addendum

The lyrics were the work of Seattle DJ Bob Rivers (go to Audio Vault and then Twisted Tunes). The original intent of the song was to question American involvement in Kosovo. That meaning pretty much gets lost when the song is sung by Norwegians.

It's unclear how the Norwegian troops knew about the song.

Norway's ambassador to Serbia had to issue an apology, calling the video "highly regrettable" and promised an investigation. [Kosovo is technically part of Serbia. Three of the lines in the song are "Air strikes and firefights. And we'll be dropping our bombs, Wherever Serbian bad guys hide." The Serbs also found the dancing and open shirts to be offensive.]

The version that I have posted does not include the last few seconds of the video. If you have watched the video, you know that it is primarily a parody of boy bands. The original version has one of the soldiers being violently hit by a truck at the very end. The version embedded in my post is from Google Video. If you would like to see the original version it is HERE.

Rupert Murdoch
In a recent post, I mentioned that Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch, whose New York Post once ranked Hillary Clinton just behind Vlad the Impaler (Dracula) in its list of the most evil people of the past 1,000 years, is going to host a $1,000 a plate fundraiser for her reelection.

In the same topsy-turvy world, Senator John McCain, who once called Jerry Falwell "an agent of intolerance," delivered the commencement address over the weekend at Falwell's Liberty University in Lynchburg in Virginia.

George Bush's appointment of Jane Fonda as Secretary of Defense is expected soon.

And, The Topper
HBO is developing Hotel Palestine, a half-hour comedy about a group of wartime journalists living in a Baghdad hotel. Over 93 journalists have been killed in Iraq since 2003. Many others, including ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff and camera operator Doug Vogt have been seriously injured. Sure does say comedy to me!


:P fuzzbox said...

It is a strange world, in which we live.
I only visit, and I don't drink the water

Bruce said...

First off, I love Bob Rivers; his parody songs are classics.
Secondly, being a resident of Lynchburg, VA, I have been subjected to Jerry Falwell's mindless ramblings for over 45 years and wished everyday of my life for him to go away. I've also been a big supporter of McCain's, and this "coupling" disturbs me more than you'll ever know. I might have to think twice if McCain gets the Rep. nod in 2008.
Falwell essentially said he would support J. Fred Muggs if it would keep Hillary Clinton out of White House

The Phoenix said...

McCain and Falwell?

That's so disturbing.

Hotel Palestine sounds like a lot of fun. Actually, I didn't know that many journalists were killed in Iraq...but I'm not so sure those journalists' family would be too keen on such a show.
more reporters have been killed in Iraq than in all of World War II