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George Bush Loves The Melvins
April 15, 2005 6:06 PM   Subscribe

George Bush Loves The Melvins
Are you sitting down? Good, because what you are about to see may both shock and titillate. I know that most MeFites don't think they have much in common with the President and his family, but oh, you are mistaken. Just like you, George W. Bush is a total f*cking metalhead. And so are lots of other people.
posted by mannythedog (28 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Hook 'em!
posted by ColdChef at 6:10 PM on April 15, 2005


Am I the only one who remembers that this is also the ASL hand sign for "I Love You"?

My father and mother taught us to use that hand signal when, say, my father was driving away for work and had the windows closed.

Thinking back now, I can't remember when we stopped doing that...
posted by davejay at 6:14 PM on April 15, 2005


Well obviously that's why, in most of these cases, these famous people are 'throwing up the horns.'
posted by Simon! at 6:21 PM on April 15, 2005


davejay, the ASL sign needs to have the thumb outward and not touching the curled fingers.
But it is a beautiful thing to do as dad drives away...
posted by oflinkey at 6:21 PM on April 15, 2005


kudos for mentioning the melvins best band ever <33333333333333333333333
posted by angry modem at 6:37 PM on April 15, 2005


is he a melvins fan or is just into the shocker?
posted by H. Roark at 6:50 PM on April 15, 2005


Isn't this at least a double-post? We get it. He likes UT. Their sign also has other meanings. Wow.
posted by thedevildancedlightly at 7:00 PM on April 15, 2005


"We really appreciate that you have scrolled all the way to the bottom of the screen to read everything. Bravo! Here's your reward."
posted by lazymonster at 7:40 PM on April 15, 2005


The Beatles pic is the best.
posted by blacklite at 7:58 PM on April 15, 2005


mannythedog either runs or is friends with whoever runs this stupid site. you got my hopes up for nothing.
posted by Satapher at 7:59 PM on April 15, 2005


"We really appreciate that you have scrolled all the way to the bottom of the screen to read everything. Bravo! Here's your reward."

i resemble that.
posted by quonsar at 7:59 PM on April 15, 2005


Heh... I hadn't read that "Shocker" article before. I remember a bunch of us making that gesture in the high school yearbook my senior year, 1994. Good to see that the next generation carries on great traditions.
posted by papakwanz at 8:07 PM on April 15, 2005


Oh, but it's NOT "Hook'em horns."

Okay, probably is. (UT grad. Hangs head in shame.)
posted by fungible at 8:16 PM on April 15, 2005


What angry modem said. Just seeing Bush mentioned in the same sentence made my day.
posted by everichon at 8:19 PM on April 15, 2005


Ugh, for god's sakes, HORNS UP THUMBS TUCKED.

Ronnie James Dio would be apalled.
posted by Dark Messiah at 8:21 PM on April 15, 2005


Hey fungible! When were you at UT? 1994-1999 here.
posted by papakwanz at 8:24 PM on April 15, 2005


87 to 91. Oh lord, I'm getting old.
posted by fungible at 8:43 PM on April 15, 2005


t-sips! *hisssssss*
posted by monju_bosatsu at 8:48 PM on April 15, 2005


Ahem.
It might be worth noting that some on the other side of the Red River point them downward, especially during OU/Texas weekend...
posted by Dr. Zira at 11:13 PM on April 15, 2005


Hook 'em! 97-01... and now again for a couple of semesters, to grab a few pre-reqs.
posted by blendor at 12:19 AM on April 16, 2005


Jesus Christ threw up the horns?
What can I say? Jesus is fucking metal.
posted by rustcellar at 1:11 AM on April 16, 2005


In Italy, you wouldn't want to wave that sign to your father as he leaves the house. Here's why.
As a metalhead gesture it's international though.
posted by funambulist at 3:46 AM on April 16, 2005


God, DevilDanced, you must get an awful lot of fiber to shit on every thread that makes fun of Bush. And yet, you're such a tight-ass about it. Therein, a contradiction.
posted by klangklangston at 9:12 AM on April 16, 2005


t-sips?! *horse laugh*
posted by kamikazegopher at 5:06 PM on April 16, 2005


Can't find it now, but I mentioned Bush making this sign during the first inauguration parade in a previous thread. I'm glad there is a reasonably logical explanation for him making the sign.
posted by emf at 3:29 AM on April 17, 2005


"Must.Fuck.Dio."

AAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
posted by Al_Truist at 7:56 AM on April 17, 2005


Points docked for "glam rock bands like Motley Crue and Poison." Hirsute they certainly were, but not glam rock.
posted by scratch at 9:03 AM on April 18, 2005


more metalheads become jesus-juicers than any other reform group. must be the lox. or maybe the corn factor.
posted by gorgor_balabala at 11:42 AM on April 20, 2005


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