June 30, 2004 4:52 PM   Subscribe

Keep Your Jesus Off My Penis...mmm'kay? NSFW, by the way--this is not your father's folk-acoustic music.
posted by Sidhedevil (19 comments total)

Well since June 30 has already been nominated for Worst FPP Day, why not.
posted by esoterica at 5:25 PM on June 30, 2004

Hey, at least it isn't about Spiderman--or either of the US political parties (exactly)...
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:35 PM on June 30, 2004

very good! thanks Sid! (he really gets rolling about 3/4 of the way thru)

"But who the fuck are you to turn your views into my laws?" : >
posted by amberglow at 5:47 PM on June 30, 2004

Y'know, I have no great love for fundamentalists, but making fun of them is not exactly innovative cutting edge-humor, it's fish-in-a-barrel tim. It's sort of the cultural-left version of a Polack joke.
posted by jonmc at 5:53 PM on June 30, 2004

Well, yes and no (re: left version of Polish joke.)

The Poles don't come to the US and try to criminalize me for being gay.

The radical religious right is already here, and already doing so.

That's one difference.
posted by ltracey at 5:58 PM on June 30, 2004

what ltracey said. And they're just starting with us--everyone that's not a hetero Christian has reason to be worried about this shit.
posted by amberglow at 6:01 PM on June 30, 2004

agreed, ltracey, and protest and lobby against them forcing their views into law all you want and I'll be right behind you.

But I'm not talking about humor value here, not sociopolitical value. Most of the anti-christian cracks I see online aren't that funny or that original and some are downright mean-spirited. It all seems like a pile-on sometimes, and in a pile-on situation, my sympathy goes direct to the pile-onee.

So it can backfire on you. Plus I'm sure at least some of my reaction is my pereverse desire not to see anyone get too secure in their beliefs, which is the only thing keeping me going.

amberglow: everyone that's not a hetero Christian has reason to be worried about this shit. I'm a hetero, and something of a Christian, and I'm worried about this, too, but I also don't wanna buy into the whole polarization/culture war bullshit they're pushing. They may be handing us the bait that dosen't mean we have to rise to it.
posted by jonmc at 6:04 PM on June 30, 2004

Keep your JRun off my MeFi.
posted by homunculus at 12:21 AM on July 1, 2004

I think this person is playing on the first night of the Republican Convention. I could be wrong though... perhaps it will only be Kerryoke
posted by fluffycreature at 4:21 AM on July 1, 2004

Anyone else think of this guy when they saw the domain name?
posted by Freaky at 6:02 AM on July 1, 2004

It all seems like a pile-on sometimes, and in a pile-on situation, my sympathy goes direct to the pile-onee.

Not if the pile-onee was asking for it in the first place. I can think of several classic (and historical) examples right of the top of my head.
posted by magullo at 7:44 AM on July 1, 2004

Not if the pile-onee was asking for it in the first place.

That's the attitude that alienates me, magullo. When someone is an asshole, but you generally agree with them, their helpless victims; if their an asshole you don't generally agree with, they're "asking for it" and got what was coming to them. Still a lynchmob mentality, only thing that changes is which direction the mob's running and who's hanging from the tree.
posted by jonmc at 7:51 AM on July 1, 2004

This song is not lynching or piling on anyone--it's a fun, semi-clever way to let people know what's going on. Music and humor (2 great tastes that taste great together) have always been powerful ways to inform and motivate while entertaining. Assholes with all the power to create policy and law that hurt us can't be lynched--only impeached or voted out.

Would you have defined all the punk songs insulting Reagan as lynching? or all the anti-vietnam songs? or even that weird Russell guy on PBS? or groups like the Capitol Steps? or Kinky Friedman? or any of these political songs as piling on or lynching? or this 1893 anti-Tammany Hall song?
posted by amberglow at 8:32 AM on July 1, 2004

It's not the song that reminds me of lynching, amber. It's just fish in a barrel humor like I said before.

It's the endless parade of "Gawd, them christians/republicans/fratboys/jocks/mulletheads/rednecks are dumb" posts and the lock-step, "yeah, they sure are, lemme join the gang tackle" stuff that does.

And yeah I realize, that in the larger world the opposite numbers of these groups are doing the same thing. But within the context of metafilter, it is the majority enforcing conformity. And I don't like that no matter where it's coming from.
posted by jonmc at 8:53 AM on July 1, 2004

you always complain about that, jon, but that's what people here like--all communities engage in reinforcing/bonding behavior--bashing those in power is one of those. It'll happen when Kerry's pres too.

You should take it to MeTa. It's never about the topic or post or link when you do it, but about MeFi in general.
posted by amberglow at 9:04 AM on July 1, 2004

Showed it to my dad last night---he said "well that's like my folk music!"
posted by DenOfSizer at 9:57 AM on July 1, 2004

Indeed I did Freaky :)
posted by Hilfy at 7:20 PM on July 1, 2004

I know Eric Schwartz, he is an extremely funny guy and a good songwriter. Part of an irreverent new wave of folk, no doubt about it.
posted by anser at 9:02 PM on July 1, 2004

Keep your Jesus in my...
posted by homunculus at 10:16 PM on July 1, 2004

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