Thursday, September 8th, 2011
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Joe Scarborough Loves America in Song, Makes 9/11 Skin Flick

"As art tends to require the passage of time, it could also be that Scarborough's song is just the first in a series of more reflective cultural examinations of the last 10 years. Such works cannot change the last decade, cannot bring back brave soldiers, but they can offer hope that the years will bring greater understanding. As Scarborough concludes: 'At the end of the hour / When I'm drained of all power / I still find the reason to believe.'"
UH, TV TALKING HEAD JOE SCARBOROUGH WROTE A 9/11 SONG. (He used to be a lawyer in a band, you know, back in the day.) And THEN the Huffington Post gave it the most purple write-up of all time: "The catchy tune and Americana visuals can't hide the searing lyrics as Scarborough laments the bloodshed of the last 10 years." Oh my God, it's like a Kodak commercial of faux Americana but with disaster porn and then ostensibly, barely, gently anti-war? So hard to tell!

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Matt Langer (#2,467)

I made it 56 seconds, which is about as far as I made it in the crazy/baby Britney video.

keisertroll (#1,117)

Meanwhile, Rudolph Giuliani's 9/11 tribute song is him barking "Jingle Bells".

Backslider (#819)

Last year when my father was dying, he would wake up every morning at 4 AM, central time, and ask me to turn on Morning Joe. It was awful. I think my Dad enjoyed hating it, happily loathing Scarborough in the predawn light. It was one of the strange acts that kept a smirk on my Dad's face for the last six weeks of his life. I'll always be grateful to Joe for that. But this song really sucks.

hockeymom (#143)

The lyrics are confusing. There's something about "what would you guess about a stranger's caress" that makes me guess the grieving widow moved on pretty quickly.

keisertroll (#1,117)

If anyone wants me, I'll be writing my 9/11 tribute song, "Too Soon".

Matt (#26)

Awaiting the hour of reprisal / Your time slips away

johnpseudonym (#1,452)

Blah, goddamn pacifist song. Am going to listen to a true pro-American song now, Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A.

Matt (#26)

Don't Tread on Me, dude.

skahammer (#587)

Oh my God, it's like a Kodak commercial of faux Americana but with disaster porn and then ostensibly, barely, gently anti-war?

After a while, reviews of Michael Bay's films, much like the films themselves, all tended to blend into one other.

deepomega (#1,720)

The national healing will only begin once Jim Cramer writes and performs a one-man play about 9/11.

hman (#53)

More like BANJoe Scarborough, amirite?!

scrooge (#2,697)

When's Billo going to do a song?

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