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Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011, 05:51 pm
Don't Tweet Your Weiner

I'll try to get to recording this in the next 24. No, I didn't parody the whole song -- I don't think it was necessary.


Don't Tweet Your Weiner
Words: © Tom Smith
Music: "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult


All our politicians
Are so freakin’ dumb
Rule One: Don't Tweet your Weiner
Nor do Facebook, Linkedin or Skype
(We can be so juvenile)

Come on baby
(Don't Tweet your Weiner)
Baby take my spam
(Don't Tweet your Weiner)
Twelve megapixels
(Don't Tweet your Weiner)
Baby I’m your man

La, la la, la la
La, la la, la la

His career is done
He’s here but soon he’ll be gone
Andrew and Anthony
Making headlines with a bunch of lies
(Andrew and Anthony)

65,000 followers
(Like Andrew and Anthony)
65,000 followers
(Redefine truth and privacy)
Another scandal coming every day
(we can be so asinine)

Come on baby
(Don't Tweet your Weiner)
Baby wash your hands
(Don't Tweet your Weiner)
Unzip my fly
(Don't Tweet your Weiner)
Baby that’s my glans

La, la la, la la
La, la la, la la

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011 10:06 pm (UTC)
redneckgaijin

Will you include samples from the various press conferences?

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
filkertom

Oh hell yeah.

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011 10:22 pm (UTC)
thistlethorn

Oh, Jesus. ROTFLMAO.

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
Pascotimes

Tom, I knew which tune you would use to filk this just by reading the title. I'm not sure whether this fact should make me inordinately proud — or a little bit scared. :-)

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
his_spiffyness

Trying to get the jump on Steve Goodie?

And kudos for using something other than the obvious Oscar Meyer jingle.

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
technoshaman

don't fear the voter/ballot...

*sigh* One begins to believe that politics rots the brain, pretty much universally.

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
tigertoy

Not so much that it rots the brain as that it selects for a certain sort of people by being such a horrid business that everyone else either avoids it, or can't be fully effective at it.

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
technoshaman

Huh. You've got a point there...

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
sdelmonte

For the record, he's my congressman. I really don't care about this. It was stupid, and probably will stop him from being mayor, but it really shouldn't disqualify him from serving in congress. (Not that I like him much. He strikes me as just another politician in a city where many of his cohorts are much better.)

But yes, he deserves to be ridicules in song. And really, with a name like that, he should have thought a lot more.

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 05:56 am (UTC)
james_the_evil1

Lying to the public about it is what should DQ him. The issue with Clinton (people forget this) that lead to impeachment (which I think was overboard) wasn't the BJ, it was LYING about it under oath.

Ditto for this... Weiner could've just ignored it, but he came out & made a big production and lied thru his teeth.
So at this point he's basically violated the public's trust & shown that they can't trust his word. That's a DQ.

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
rowangolightly

Ditto and agreed. It's the lying.

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 06:06 pm (UTC)
redneckgaijin

There's a major difference between lying under oath and lying to a question that nobody has any right to even ask.

I don't care what Weiner does online, so long as he's not being creepy about it. All those women who have come forward thus far confirm his claim that it was consensual. If his wife is OK with it, fine.

I am pissed at him, though, because New York state loses two Congressional seats in 2012, and he's just hung the great big bullseye on his chest to be redistricted out of his seat. The GOP will pick up seven or eight seats on Census-driven redistricting overall nationwide, which means effective liberal leaders like Weiner will be that much more necessary.

Sun, Jun. 12th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
dan_ad_nauseam

The California map turns out to favor a potential D+4, and the Texas population growth favors two minority districts, so it may not be that bad for the Ds.

Sun, Jun. 12th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
redneckgaijin

The population growth might favor it, but the Republicans hold total power here.

Texas is about to go from 32 representatives to 36. Of the four brand-new districts, three of them lean strongly Republican. The old 32 are also being redrawn so long-time Democrat Doggett has been dropped into a hideously gerrymandered pro-Republican district. The net result will be Republicans +4, barring a truly tremendous anti-Perry landslide in 2012.

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
ldrake: Send it in to Daily Show...

Maybe they'll use it :)

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
bryanp

Heh. Now that's fun. I look forward to hearing it.

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
ebenbrooks

Does he pronounce his name WEE-nrr, or WHY-nr?

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
filkertom

I'm pretty sure it's WEE-nrr, although honestly neither is much better than the other....

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
jannyblue

It's "wee-nrr"

I've heard the news stories about it.

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
kshandra

It's most assuredly WEE-ner. He's given the Speaker of the House grief about the latter's insistence that it's pronounced BAY-ner.

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 12:26 am (UTC)
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Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
eoywin

That's awesome! I can't wait to hear it after you've recorded it :D

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 02:32 am (UTC)
ericcoleman

I wish we had time to toss off a backing track for you ...

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
ka_klick

I see what you did there...

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 04:11 am (UTC)
dbcooper

That...that is sick, twisted, evil...and awesome.

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
saganth

That's funny... and the actual news is bizarre.

I think however that this song need a little more fleshing out? The opening verse doesn't seem to scan to any part of the song's tune I recognize. it's like you need more verse....

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 07:24 am (UTC)
james_the_evil1

"Fleshing out"? AHAHAHAH

Sorry. Way too many puns.

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
saganth

*facepalms* Yeah, I knew after I saw what I posted that someone whould just HAVE to point out my unfortunate choice of words....

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
qnofhrt

Thanks Tom. After wall to wall to wall coverage of this nonsense, I needed a laugh.

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 12:00 pm (UTC)
shadowcat48li

our local AM radio station was hitting this topic hard this morning, so I posted a link to the lyrics on their facebook page, they actually talked about it on the air even. I also e-mailed the station the URL for your website. at least it got a chuckle and an earworm comment

radio station is WJBC AM 1230 in bloomington IL




Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 12:25 pm (UTC)
filkertom

Kewl -- thanks!

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
shadowcat48li

if you end up recording it or doing a video, lemme know, I can send them a link to it, probably wont get played, but I can at least post a followup to the original facebook post I made

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)
misterseth

I can't wait to hear it Tom! Just remember, when recording, MORE COWBELL!

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
filkertom

I will, in fact, be using this. Note the UI graphic.

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC)
rowangolightly

*gigglesnort* You're brilliant, as usual. I've linked to this on my Facebook wall.

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC)
shockwave77598

Applause!!

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 07:09 pm (UTC)
annearchy

Don't Tweet Your Weiner FTW!!! I was singing along as I read the lyrics (well, singing in my head; I don't think the guy who sits across from me at work really wants to hear this ;)

Tue, Jun. 7th, 2011 07:21 pm (UTC)
nimitzbrood

Can't...breathe! Laughing...too...hard!

Totally awesome dude! Just awesome! :-)

Thu, Jun. 9th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
devospice

If you want to record that and put it on The FuMP let me know. I'm sure we can squeeze you in.

Fri, Jun. 10th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
dan_ad_nauseam

Andrew Breidbart totally looks like a blind pig.