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May 28, 2004 8:23 AM   Subscribe

"Here's a little song [3.1 MB MP3] I wrote the other day while I was out duck hunting with a judge . . . It's a new song, it's dedicated to the FCC and if they broadcast it, it will cost a quarter of a million dollars." Eric Idle responds to the FCC's crackdown on the F-word. NSFW without headphones. Via Ceejbot.
posted by mcwetboy (17 comments total)

 
thats fucking funny
posted by H. Roark at 8:41 AM on May 28, 2004


It's a little bit funny, but the quarter million dollar joke isn't really at anybody's expense but his own. I mean, it can't be broadcast, and the people he's making fun of sure don't want it to be broadcast anyway, so it's not like he's pointing out some great irony.

I'm certainly with him in terms of the basic fucking sentiment, though.
posted by bingo at 9:14 AM on May 28, 2004


This is why HBO is the best network on TV. Deadwood and Sopranos without the reality of life?

I'm glad to see Eric Idle still has it. Sit on my face and tell me that you love me.
posted by geoff. at 10:08 AM on May 28, 2004


Hee. I heard this and thought about Idle's song in Meaning of Life. Quick, catchy, and rude, rude, rude.
posted by RakDaddy at 10:23 AM on May 28, 2004


Keep in mind that I love "Flying Circus" enough to own the complete episode box set when I say this:

There's a bunch of non-elderly people who would claim that "The Family Circus" was funny if Eric Idle's name appeared in the byline.

I listened to that song against my better judgement, because I die a little bit inside every time he pops up and he's not funny anymore. Yes, I already had an expectation when I listened to it. But so did everyone else.
posted by Mayor Curley at 10:24 AM on May 28, 2004


I love it. Thanks!
posted by NewBornHippy at 10:26 AM on May 28, 2004


made me go find the other one. funny stuff.
posted by soplerfo at 10:41 AM on May 28, 2004


It's a little bit funny, but the quarter million dollar joke isn't really at anybody's expense but his own. I mean, it can't be broadcast, and the people he's making fun of sure don't want it to be broadcast anyway, so it's not like he's pointing out some great irony.

Though not quite the same, I hear it frequently on Sirius "Raw Dog" often. So, fuck you very much the FCC.

Yet, "Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" (video) can play on CMT at 13:30 EST with it's lewd lyrics and matching imagery. Oh, and I'm not talking about this DVD (NSFW).

(Disclaimer: I appreciate and respect both artists mentioned in this post and think Eric Idle's sums up my opinion of the FCC concisely.)
posted by sequential at 10:45 AM on May 28, 2004


I thought it was amusing. I'll pass it along. :)

I loved the Martha riff...."She's an uppity rich bitch...and at least she isn't male." So true...
posted by dejah420 at 12:41 PM on May 28, 2004


I'm betting Eminem is jealous.
posted by tommasz at 12:44 PM on May 28, 2004


I love this song. I think I've played it a few times a day since I saw it for the first time a week ago.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 1:42 PM on May 28, 2004


Reminds me of Mark Russell.
posted by piskycritter at 2:30 PM on May 28, 2004


mcwetboy - My compliments on your use of the underappreciated acronym tag. This is the first time I've seen it rendered in Firefox -- it has a cool dotted underline. (You forgot MP3.)
posted by Turd Furguson at 9:01 PM on May 28, 2004


Hee. I heard this and thought about Idle's song in Meaning of Life. Quick, catchy, and rude, rude, rude.

Oh yes!

Here's a little number I tossed off recently in the Caribbean...
posted by mr.marx at 11:37 PM on May 28, 2004


How do you do that underline thing?
posted by bingo at 6:41 AM on May 29, 2004


<acronym title="megabyte">MB</acronym>
posted by john at 9:13 AM on May 30, 2004


...I really never thought I'd hear "bling-blingin'" in C&W twang. Also, I'm gonna go ahead and predict that song makes a name for itself at pridefests nationwide. Especially considering that cover art, jesus (also unf). Is all C&W like this?

Should I be listening to more?

The song from the FPP - meh. All the normal potshots at all the normal targets. Especially since I borrowed thye compleat dvd set of flying circus from a friend recently, this just can't really stand up to it.
posted by kavasa at 4:31 PM on May 30, 2004


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