Lookin' for a home...
July 15, 2008 4:49 AM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (35 comments total)
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In the little town of Enterprise, Alabama, there stands a bizarre statue
that would make any card-carrying surrealist proud: an archetypical Greek goddess
raises her arms toward heaven and holds high above her head... an enormous insect
. Of course, it's the boll weevil
. That cotton-eatin' critter inspired not only the world's only monument to an agricultural pest, but some great tunes as well
, from a wide range of artists
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The Doc Pomus-penned tune (sung by Elvis) Little Sister
refers to the boll weevil in one of its lines.
MeFier Astro Zombie's tune A Man is Coming
, right here at MetaFilter Music, opens with a line addressed to a boll weevil.