So much to write about these days, but unfortunately too little time in which to write it. So, at the risk of giving too much attention to people who do not deserve it, I’d like to make a very quick proposal for a new comedic musical duo. Based on events I’ve heard about over the last few days, I’d like to see combined the musical stylings, uncontainable ego, and microphone swiping antics, of Kanye West with the unfettered and uninformed outbursts of Rep. Joe “You lie!” Wilson.
Think of it! The merged talents would provide background
noise music for any occasion, from inconsequential award shows to presidential addresses. This duo would be untouchable, meaning probably nobody would touch it. I can imagine:
I see the emotion in your eyes, that you, try not to show*
— You lie! You lie! —
The audience gamut would be covered, from, what is in Kenye’s mind, the voice of a generation, to the voice of stark raving right wing lunatics. Well, to be fair, Wilson may not be totally stark raving, but they do seem to have found his voice. I suspect that was calculated. Also, to be fair, contrary to the sentiment expressed during his short temper tantrum, he has voted for providing taxpayer money for healthcare for illegal immigrants in the past, which Bill HR 3200 (the bill in question) will not do.
* From West’s song “Addiction”. Not being my style, I’m not that familiar with his material, but tried to find something vaguely health care related, for what it’s worth.