The [Ninja Turtles] henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady have hijacked the musical genres for us just like the Lone Ranger hijacked the William Tell Overture for our parents.

- xkcd

Monday, October 03, 2005

Good News for People Who Love Bad News

I was never really sure if that album title was cute or absurdist or just some kind of bizarrely "goth" take on life. However, I am now finally developing some appreciation for the phrase. DeLay is indicted, Iraq is officially a shambles, people are realizing Bush is incompetent, CRONYISM is becoming a new catchphrase.

All of these things are horrible. Yet somehow they make me happy. Sigh. What's next, I'll understand a Sigur Ros song?


At 10/04/2005 3:36 PM, Blogger Pinko Punko said...

I love the album "Underachievers Please Try Harder" which could also fit for this admin.

At 10/05/2005 1:32 PM, Blogger Chuckles said...

That in no way reflects the current regime. They are more like "Overachievers Please Ignore Reality".

I also love the regime's complete break from Republican values. Bush and his buddies are now officially battling state's rights (Oregon's Euthanasia Law), officially and explicitly sponsoring big government (Dept of Homeland Insecurity) and restricting a citizen's right to buy as much as possible (by shredding our economy).

At 10/06/2005 5:25 PM, Blogger fulsome said...

I think *both* of those phrases could work. There are clearly some underachievers who don't give a flying ... and some overachievers who are trying to destroy us all.

atm, my other Modest Mouse album of schadenfreude (mdhatter give us your umlaut secret) would be "Building Nothing Out Of Something" or maybe "Everywhere & His Nasty Parlour Tricks."

Other band options: "Oh, Inverted World" and "You Forgot it in People"


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