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August 12, 2005 9:36 PM   Subscribe

The Ballad of a Feller Named Oscar Wilde ( -mp3 link-, 5.13mb )
Found from the homepage of Joe. R. Lansdale, Champion Mojo Storyteller of Nagadoches, Texas (author of the story upon which Bubba Ho-Tep was based) and is, apparently, based on an actual event. Linked here because, well, because honestly we could all use a little more Dr. Demento in our lives.
posted by JHarris (10 comments total)

 
[this is hi-larious]

we gotta go to the crappy town where I'm a hero!
posted by dorian at 10:10 PM on August 12, 2005


"some say he was a swish..."

: >
posted by amberglow at 10:33 PM on August 12, 2005


also:

(a) uncyclopedia is going to adore this. for.

(2) when tf are those gits going to publish the rest of cosa nostroid anyway??!? dirty bastidges.
posted by dorian at 10:50 PM on August 12, 2005


um, it's nacogdoches

but who cares? it's in texas.
posted by Hat Maui at 11:48 PM on August 12, 2005


Sorry about the spelling, I knew I should have checked it....
posted by JHarris at 11:54 PM on August 12, 2005


Another Oscar Wilde mp3.
posted by fatllama at 12:57 AM on August 13, 2005


Wow, who would have thought there were two songs about Oscar Wilde in the old west in the world?

Music's kind of lacking in yours fatllama, but the jokes are pretty good. "Trouble is like toothpaste: it starts with a 'T', ends with an 'E', and if you look around long enough you can usually find some in the bathroom."
posted by JHarris at 1:47 AM on August 13, 2005


Well it's a funny song but incorrect, he wasn't from London or British. He was IRISH.

Wilde was born at 21 Westland Row, Dublin, to Sir William Wilde and his wife Jane, herself a successful writer and an Irish nationalist.


It may have been their language but we did more with it.
posted by Livewire Confusion at 10:24 AM on August 13, 2005


he did a tour of the old west didnt he ? a lecture tour or something.
posted by sgt.serenity at 4:24 PM on August 13, 2005


Apparently yes, Sgt. Serenity, according to the linked-to page, Wilde was actually a big hit in Texas.
posted by JHarris at 4:40 PM on August 13, 2005


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