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October 16, 2006 2:20 PM   Subscribe

Stick magnetic ribbons on your SUV. A downloadable ditty from the Asylum Street Spankers. "The Spankers preemptively state that current and former members of our band are veterans of the military, we support American troops and we love our country, especially its Constitution and Bill of Rights, but also its movies, music, whiskey and regional cuisine." (YouTubeFilter, IraqFilter, language NSFW, ouch!)
posted by chipr (26 comments total)

 
Enthusiastic audience response: USO tour?
posted by DenOfSizer at 2:27 PM on October 16, 2006



posted by MrMoonPie at 2:44 PM on October 16, 2006



posted by nola at 3:15 PM on October 16, 2006


Wow. Timely. So, so timely.
posted by item at 3:20 PM on October 16, 2006


I love the spankers.
posted by Lord_Pall at 3:27 PM on October 16, 2006


hm. this must be an american thing. what do the ribbons do?
posted by wumpus at 3:33 PM on October 16, 2006


They're for awareness of various causes. Here's one site that explains what the various colors are for.
posted by briareus at 3:35 PM on October 16, 2006


What do the ribbons do? Use up EXTRA natural resources where paper would've done the job just as easily because fuckwit SUV drivers don't like to fuckup their paint jobs. I mean honestly, if they really gave a shit, why don't they just put a damn sticker on?
posted by DenOfSizer at 3:47 PM on October 16, 2006


I heard that every time a Spanker takes a particularly nasty dump, the reconstituted pulp manifests itself into human form and joins The Capital Steps. True?
posted by maryh at 3:50 PM on October 16, 2006


Pop quiz: Which of these answers to the question "what do the ribbons do?" would actually help a person not familiar with them understand what they do?
  1. briareus : "They're for awareness of various causes. Here's one site that explains what the various colors are for."
  2. DenOfSizer : "Use up EXTRA natural resources where paper would've done the job just as easily because fuckwit SUV drivers don't like to fuckup their paint jobs. I mean honestly, if they really gave a shit, why don't they just put a damn sticker on?"

posted by Bugbread at 4:02 PM on October 16, 2006


The Spankers are an amazing band. Their new kids' CD (heavily advertised on their website, last link in the FPP) is really quite something. "How the hell," I thought, "can those guys do a kids' CD that's at all true to their nature?"

They managed it somehow. Also that CD contains a tongue-twister involving the phrase "pheasant mother plucker", which is my new favorite phrase.

The Spankers' Re-Assembly DVD is joy personified.
posted by gurple at 4:03 PM on October 16, 2006


Er, DVD-ied.
posted by gurple at 4:04 PM on October 16, 2006


what do the ribbons do?

They generate revenue for a nearly failed business venture outsourced to China.

This time the bullet cold rocked ya
A yellow ribbon instead of a swastika
Nothin' proper about ya propaganda

posted by prostyle at 4:07 PM on October 16, 2006



(self link, but that's cool in the commetns, right?)
posted by grimcity at 5:19 PM on October 16, 2006


I'm glad this is on the blue getting the attention it deserves. I loves me some satire.
posted by malaprohibita at 5:21 PM on October 16, 2006


I likes my songs a little more to the point.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:31 PM on October 16, 2006


Optionally, as you are sticking your stickers, you can sing

"Stick magnetic ribbons on your SUV"

to the old World-War-1 tune "Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag".

(I'm sorry ... it just popped in there. But then, I'm a 9-percenter.)
posted by Twang at 5:49 PM on October 16, 2006


Was that guy in Slacker?
posted by mr_roboto at 6:40 PM on October 16, 2006


Thanks for the link--I'd never heard of them before. (I lead a sheltered life.)
posted by leftcoastbob at 7:01 PM on October 16, 2006



posted by infomaniac at 7:17 PM on October 16, 2006



cafepress.com


...sorry 'bout the size.
posted by infomaniac at 7:26 PM on October 16, 2006


Was that guy in Slacker?

Yes.
posted by chipr at 8:02 PM on October 16, 2006


An interesting exerpt from MagnetAmerica.com's website:

Q: Does my money go to support the troops?

A:Since our beginning, Magnet America has always had the men and women in the military in the forefront of our mind and hearts. We promoted the Yellow "Support Our Troops" magnet for the very purpose of providing a fundraiser for military support groups to be able to raise funds to be used for donations and care packages for service men and women. We have also had the privilege of making large donations to organizations such as the Freedom Calls Foundation which provides the equipment for soldiers in service to contact family members back at home via a web conference. Magnet America has also donated funds to a local Relay for Life chapter.


Wouldn't it have just been easier if they'd shortened all that down to a simple "no"?
posted by sotonohito at 9:19 PM on October 16, 2006


Y'know, I may be the biggest fan of the A.S.S., but this just rings hollow to me.

First, it's a softball message. Low hanging fruit, so to speak.

Second, Tie A Yellow Ribbon is a shitty song. Repurposing it doesn't make the memory of said shitty song go away. The lack of creativity reinforces point 1.

They can do and have done better.
posted by DonnieSticks at 10:24 PM on October 16, 2006


They can do better, but the enthusiasm in that video was infectious. I was surprised to see something that looks like a real music video.

They don't pick very hard targets but that they would stick a reference to Bill Hicks (and sneak a reference to Tom Wolfe) into a song like "Winnin' the War On Drugs" wins me over. See also, their song "Lee Harvey was a Friend of Mine" about the multiple gunner JFK-assassination theory. They're a very smart, dumb band full of incredible musicians and Wammo is awesome.
posted by elr at 11:29 PM on October 16, 2006


Mine is blue says "Support Strippers"
posted by IronWolve at 1:31 AM on October 19, 2006


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