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When the Saints come AutoTuned with Turtles and Scott Brown

Posted in celebrities, humor, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2010 by Sunshine Superboy

Who Dat?!

So its been a few weeks since the Saints kicked some Super-Ass in some Rugby-related sport that North Americans insist on calling “football”. I celebrated in Oakland, marking the first time in my adult life that I’ve been to a superbowl party. I was in good company. Also, I got there very late and only saw the (triumphant) last ten minutes of the game. Which is all just as well.

For the five years or so, I’ve had a bet going among my best friend and his partner (who live in Raleigh, North Carolina), to see who could go the longest without finding out who won the Superbowl (each year). I think about 3/5 of the time I ended up NEVER finding out, and often not even knowing who was sparring. The Philadelphia Eagles was one exception, where my city was aglow a few years back… and then deflated. And just now with the Saints… I lost the bet immediately this time around, but it was all worth it! Especially, now that I can appreciate the Superbowl humor in the latest AutoTune the News (a new obsession of mine).

Somehow I missed the congressional debate about turtle fences, but nothing, and I mean NOTHING gets past the geniuses of Autotune the News. The simple prospect of using cheesy Cher disco technology to make newscasters sing the actual words they’ve broadcast is hilarity in a basket. Add to the the sassy backup vocals of the AutoTune the News Crew (a cute guy, his gorgeous wife, and his somewhat less-cute brothers, all Swarthmore College alumni), and we’ve got instant classics on our hands.

This time around, they’ve got Massachusetts Senator Scott “I drive a truck” Brown, Drew Brees (the New Orleans Saints valiant Quarterback), and a Nancy Pelosi cameo on the cowbell. Amazing!

Good Night and Good Luck,
Sunshine Superboy

in case you were in a cloud forest during the month of January, Scott Brown is this guy:

(from a 1982 Cosmo)

This Ban(d) is Yr Land

Posted in art & music, maps & mapping, politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2009 by Sunshine Superboy

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Helloooo! I’m on the road! I’m in the skies! I’m in sweet home Chicago! You know, the purest most all-American city of all G_d’s creation. Its somewhere… oh here:
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You know, somewhere barely Northwest of Miami, and south of Winnebago near Kaskaskia-ish. Sweet home Chicagoland!

Really though. Everyone has a boner for Bruce Springsteen all of a sudden, as if he’s been under Iraq a rock since the Born in the USA tour (psst- most americans have never paid any attention to the lyrics of that song and still don’t get it. It can be our secret. I suppose St.Peter told Ronald Regan all about it when he made his way to the pearly pearly. “oops” says Ronnie.) Its a tad irritating for myself and the other Boss-obsessed fanatics out there, especially those of us who didn’t quite catch the SuperBowl (I still don’t know who won, and I’ve got a standing bet going with some friends to see who can go the longest without finding out! Don’t frakking spoil it, guys!). Basically everyone is obsessed with Springsteen’s crotch all of a sudden (hello? there’s been a line with a 30-some-odd year wait over here), just cuz he, as always, revealed to the world what an amazing rocking out badass he is, and millions of people were actually paying attention this time.

Welcome to the glorious land of appreciating musical talent. Yay America! PS, this is the same guy who’s been plugging away (along with others) at resurrecting the political potency of Woody Guthrie and who thinks yr a bunch of imperialist, genocidal jerks. Three cheers for the Boss. Four cheers for his crotch!! And the rest of futbol-lovin’ america? I leave you with this blast from the past, I mean the present, I mean the ever-present legacy of what you think you’re entitled to (see above map) and the horse on which it rode in.

(Srsly though, I actually do love Chicago)

The world is yrs,
~Sunshine Superboy