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The FCC Song by Eric Idle

Here's a little number I wrote the other day while out duck hunting with a judge, QUACK

Fuck you very much the FCC
Fuck you very much for fining me
Five thousand bucks a fuck so I'm really out of luck
Thats more than Heidi Fliess was charging me.
So fuck you very much the FCC
For proving that free speech just isn't free
Clear Channel's a dear channel
so Howard Stern must go
Attorney General Ashcroft doesn't like strong words and so
He's charging twice as much as all the drugs for Rush Limbo
so Fuck you all so very much

So fuck you very much dear Mr. Bush
for heroically sitting on your tush
For Halliburton, Enron, all the companies who fail
Lets send them a clear signal and stick Martha straight in jail
She's an uppity rich bitch, but at least she isn't male
So fuck you all so very much

So fuck you dickhead Mr. Cheney too.
Fuck you and fuck everything you do.
Your pace maker must be fake
You haven't got a heart
As far as I'm concerned your just a pasty faced old fart
And as for Condolezza she an intellectual tart
So fuck you all so very much

So fuck you very much the EPA
For giving all Alaska's oil away
It really is a bummer
When I can't fill my Hummer
The ozone a no go zone now that Arnold's here to say
The nuclear winter games are going to take place in LA
So fuck you all so very much

So what the planet fails
Lets save the great white males
And fuck you all so very much


Court Rebuffs F.C.C. on Fines for Indecency - New York Times

Fuck you all so very much, vindication for Eric Idle

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If President Bush and Vice President Cheney can blurt out vulgar language, then the government cannot punish broadcast television stations for broadcasting the same words in similarly fleeting contexts.
The decision is more far reaching than I expected.

Links With Your Coffee—Tuesday

Lest we forget it was on this day in 1633 that Galileo was brought to trial, and the formal interrogation by the Inquisition began. Thanks to Patrick for the reminder.

This cute bit was taken from the Craig Ferguson Show last week.
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Talibant Rant Avery Ant and another one minute rant in this one he auditioned to be a member of the Monty Python gang, well that and Osamma bin Laden. (flash)

I never wanted to do this I wanted to be a Lumberjack Eric Idle from the Greedy Bastard tour (Real Video)

Ernst Mayr, Biologist Extraordinaire

Some three weeks before his death, I called him at home in Bedford and asked, "Ernst, how are you? How do you feel?" He responded cheerily, "I feel fine. That is, I feel exceptionally well given the diagnosis." "What diagnosis?" I asked. "Didn't I tell you? The doctors tell me I have cancer. It has already metastasized, but I don't feel sick at all." "Oh, Ernst, I'm so sorry," I responded. "Well, Lynn," he said cheerfully, "I will have to die of something."

The big issues

What is the meaning of the rise in popularity of philosophy? Julian Baggini thinks he has the answers.
Good news for education in the UK. I'm not aware of any similar programs in the U.S. and that is pitiful. If I'm wrong will someone please tell me. I find it so depressing that education in this country is simply designed to fill slots in the corporate machine, independent thinking not needed and not wanted.

The New PC

Today's accusations against subversive professors differ from those of the past in several respects. In a sign of the times, the test for disloyalty has shifted far toward the center. Once an unreliable professor meant an anarchist or communist; now it includes Democrats. Soon it will be anyone to the left of Attila the Hun. Second, the charges do not (so far) come from government committees investigating un-American activities but from conservative commentators and their student minions. A series of groups such as Campus Watch, Academic Bias and Students for Academic Freedom enlist students to monitor and publicize professorial conduct. Third, the new charges are advanced not against but in the name of academic freedom or a variant of it; and, in the final twist, the new conservative critics seem driven by an ethos that they have adopted from liberalism: affirmative action and a sense of victimhood, which they officially detest.

Conservatives complain relentlessly that they do not get a fair shake in the university, and they want parity--that is, more conservatives on faculties. Conservatives are lonely on American campuses as well as beleaguered and misunderstood. News that tenured poets vote Democratic or that Kerry received far more money from professors than Bush pains them. They want America's faculties to reflect America's political composition. Of course, they do not address such imbalances in the police force, Pentagon, FBI, CIA and other government outfits where the stakes seem far higher and where, presumably, followers of Michael Moore are in short supply. If life were a big game of Monopoly, one might suggest a trade to these conservatives: You give us one Pentagon, one Department of State, Justice and Education, plus throw in the Supreme Court, and we will give you every damned English department you want.

Pothead Grandmother Spared Jail Would she fare so well if she lived in this country. Kind of makes a mockery of Marijuana laws here and there doesn't it.

A 66-year-old British grandmother with a taste for marijuana casserole was spared jail Friday despite admitting she had shared cannabis-laced cookies with fellow pensioners...The white-haired, bespectacled granny was unrepentant, and said she would keep cooking with pot.

Torture, This Won't Hurt Much

Once again we must thank the Monty Python crew for putting everything in perspective. First it was Eric Idle with the delightful FCC Song "Fuck You All So Very Much" and now Terry Jones puts are misgivings about torture in a proper perspective. Thanks guys.

For some time now, I've been trying to find out where my son goes after choir practice. He simply refuses to tell me. He says it's no business of mine where he goes after choir practice and it's a free country.

Now it may be a free country, but if people start going just anywhere they like after choir practice, goodness knows whether we'll have a country left to be free. I mean, he might be going to anarchist meetings or Islamic study groups. How do I know?

The thing is, if people don't say where they're going after choir practice, this country is at risk. So I have been applying a certain amount of pressure on my son to tell me where he's going. To begin with I simply put a bag over his head and chained him to a radiator. But did that persuade him? Does the Pope eat kosher?

My wife had the gall to suggest that I might be going a bit too far. So I put a bag over her head and chained her to the radiator. But I still couldn't persuade my son to tell me where he goes after choir practice.

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So Fuck You All So Very Much

I've always been big fan of Monty Python so when I discovered this delightful little song (mirror for download here )by Eric Idle I was thrilled. Eric has a message for the FCC and Bush and Cheney too. And by my calculations it would cost a radio station a mere $70,000.00 each time it was played. Here is a Clip of the song ( 276K )

Here's a little number I wrote the other day while out duck hunting with a judge, QUACK

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Anti-War Songs

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Last updated: March 12, 2005