What an educational day. Thanks to some emails from friends, and my son, I now know about these. For all I know, I am the last person in the U.S. to know about this stuff, but my son was gentle with me.
People of Wal-Mart: have you ever thought about setting up a website with pictures of the unusual people you have seen shopping at Wal-Mart? Well you are too late. Three young men have beat you to the punch. Is this humor? Or is it mean spirited? Your call. Better hope your picture isn't there. I do at shop at Wal-Mart, so maybe I better go see.
The 2001 Clear Channel Memorandum.
Son says he had "heard about this for years" and finally tracked it down. Another "you decide" thing. This is supposedly a memo Clear Channel Communications distributed after 9/11 either (suggesting) (requiring) (take your pick) that their radio stations not play these songs. Censorship? Sensitivity?
Christian Bale and His Rant on the Terminator Salvation set I really must be the last person to learn about this. It's because I try very hard not to pay attention to what happens in the entertainment field.
You Tube is full of the audio portion of this, and various take-offs and mashups of same.
David after Dentist (and the various takeoffs and mashups thereof). Again I must be the most clueless person on the planet. It took me going to a website I just found about, Know Your Meme, to find out about this. Since I will have dental surgery in the near future, this was especially interesting. Yes, this is real life!
Twitter Will Kill You enough said! (Note, see David after Dentist first.)
So, that's the harvest of what's new to me, and probably only me.