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June 8, 2009 12:07 AM   Subscribe

The Austin Lounge Lizards are Too Big To Fail. (SLYT)
posted by telstar (16 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Cute video.

They ask, "How can I be too big to fail," and that really resonates with most people these days. But, I think a question we all need to think about seriously is, "If we allow companies to be 'too big to fail,' will we force them to remember this when we roll out a whole suite of regulations to prevent this problem from happening in the future?" Because it seems that business usually wants no regulation (free markets!) when things are going well for them, but want a handout when things are not going well. If they decide to always take things just to the line of the law, then we need to move the line to protect us better.
posted by Houstonian at 4:16 AM on June 8, 2009


Oh god. PBS humor. (Flees the scene before someone plays Tom Lehrer or the Beltway Boys)
posted by jbickers at 4:17 AM on June 8, 2009


and by Beltway Boys, I mean The Capital Steps. Duh.
posted by jbickers at 4:18 AM on June 8, 2009


And by Capital Steps you mean Capitol Steps
posted by DU at 4:35 AM on June 8, 2009


Right.

Can somebody please say something loud?

posted by jbickers at 4:38 AM on June 8, 2009


I didn't like this as much as I wanted to. I mean, I agree with the sentiment, but it's a little too simplistic and all kinds of other nit-picky stuff. Who is this band anyway? Do they always perform in barrels? It looks kind of uncomfortable - though I guess they are sort of tailored, I mean, someone has to sew on the straps...
posted by From Bklyn at 4:52 AM on June 8, 2009


Onion: Why Am I The Only Homeless Man Still Wearing Pickle Barrels?
posted by TheophileEscargot at 4:57 AM on June 8, 2009


If this makes anyone else wonder about the history of pickle-barrel wearing, surprisingly we covered it in this AskMe.
posted by Houstonian at 5:23 AM on June 8, 2009


This is the same group that did a song titled "Wendell the Uncola Man" that is also highly inaccurate... for one thing, I don't drink "Uncola"...
posted by wendell at 5:56 AM on June 8, 2009


Does anyone acutally keep their quarters in their breast pocket?
posted by Johnny Assay at 7:06 AM on June 8, 2009


> Does anyone acutally keep their quarters in their breast pocket?

Of course. They help shield your massive bologna nipples from radiation.
posted by davelog at 7:23 AM on June 8, 2009


I really love the Austin Lounge Lizards. Saw 'em most recently by accident at a retirement home performance. But their most recent songs are so rabidly political that they seem to have forgotten that 10 years ago they were writing songs called "Forty Years Old And I'm Livin' In My Mom's Garage."
posted by spamguy at 7:53 AM on June 8, 2009


The Lizards are Awright!
Here's another taste
posted by ahimsakid at 8:34 AM on June 8, 2009


This is the same group that did a song titled "Wendell the Uncola Man" that is also highly inaccurate...

I've been told it was actually based on a true story about a 7 Up delivery man who gets killed, but I can't find a reliable source for this.

But their most recent songs are so rabidly political that they seem to have forgotten that 10 years ago they were writing songs called "Forty Years Old And I'm Livin' In My Mom's Garage."

You seem to have forgotten that they've been performing unambiguously political songs since their second album 21 years ago.
posted by grouse at 9:12 AM on June 8, 2009


An don't forget Jesus Loves Me But He Can't Stand You.
posted by lordrunningclam at 9:28 AM on June 8, 2009


This classic from the 80's is once again relevant as well.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 9:28 AM on June 8, 2009


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