Entries in Country Music (3)

Thursday
Oct062011

UPDATE: Hank Williams Jr./ESPN Part Ways: A-Duh

 

 

REVIEWING THE NEWS: The controversial country putz will never sing that annoying song for Monday Night Football ever again.

By Kenny Herzog

We'll always have this picture, which will always be heeeeelarious. 

 

And who said we weren't an objective news source? Of course, our tongue is only planted firmly in cheek because of the seeming formality of ESPN's announcement that it will permanently part ways with Hank Williams Jr., longtime performer of the "Are You Ready for Some Football" Monday night anthem and noted ignoramous. 

We don't want to belabor the no-brainer aspect of their decision, as we've certainly had plenty to say on the matter these past couple days. Although it is worth noting that in response to ESPN's official statement today that they will move forward without his estimable services (and, one assumes, to the indifference his illiterate apology was greeted with), Williams Jr. commented to the Associated Press that, “I have made MY decision.... Me, My Song and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE.”

And with that statement, the confused Repulican "patriot" has invoked yet another nearly two-decade-old comedy sketch that perhaps best sums up what makes him so not worth caring about. This time, courtesy of Michael Showalter, Thomas Lennon and '90s MTV comedy troupe The State (wait for it....):

 

 

IN OTHER WORDS: As they say down south in at least one baseball stadium, "Na na na na/Na na na na/Hey Hey Hey...."

ESPN PARTING WAYS WITH WILLIAMS JR. RATING: Good Decision on Taste Alone/10

WILLIAMS JR.'S MORONIC PARTING SHOT: 0/10

NOW WE'RE READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL: Two-Point Pop-Culture Conversion/10

 

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Tuesday
Oct042011

Hank Williams Jr. Is More Than An Idiot, He's Dangerous

 

 

REVIEWING KENNY'S REVIEW OF THE NEWS: Kenny Herzog has a great take on Hank Williams' anti-Obama statement, but it goes deeper than Williams Jr. being the "idiot" that Kenny called him in this article posted below.

By Robbie Woliver

What would the Dixie Chicks Do?


Remember when the Dixie Chicks took Bush Junior to task for making up that whole Weapons of Destruction War? Remember how they were crucified by their country music brethren? They were demonized. Kenny, while on point, has missed one very important fact about Williams' (who's damn ugly) seditious Obama statement. It's damn dangerous, inflammatory and inciteful. "We're more polarized than we've ever been...we're polarized," he says egging his already unhinged Tea Party crowd on, attempting to put more than two words together.     

Articulate as ever, Williams, Jr, continues to explain to his rather flabergasted Fox interviewers: "In the country this shape is in..." Williams Jr., a Sarah Palin fan, then calls Obama "the enemy." Imagine some fourth-rate singer calling Bush the enemy during his term--these idiots would be calling them traitors and would be ruining their careers. Oh, wait, they did do that.

IN OTHER WORDS:  Williams Jr. comparing Obama to Hitler is like, well, someone comparing Williams Jr. to WIlliams Sr. There is no comparison.

CRAPPY MUSIC/MORONIC STATEMENTS RATIO RATING: 0/0

TRAITOR RATING: 10/10

DIXIE CHICK THAT SONOFABITCH RATING: 2003/2011

 

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Tuesday
Oct042011

VIDEO: Hank Williams Jr. Is An Idiot

 

 

REVIEWING THE NEWS: Nearly 15 years ago, Mr. Show co-creator and current Breaking Bad star Bob Odenkirk presaged what we all now know: Hank Williams Jr. is an idiot.

By Kenny Herzog

"OMG, I am so excited to have more time for catching up with Gossip Girl now."

If Larry the Cable Guy is truly playing a "character," his inspiration might just be Hank Williams Jr. As everyone knows by now, the son of country pioneer Hank Sr. and architect behind ABC/ESPN's insipid (and now-pulled) "Are You Ready for Some Football" Monday Night Football theme song has been disgraced after likening President Obama's golf game alongside John Boehner to Hitler sharing a round with Benjamin Netanyahu. 

Today's requisite apology was, while heartfelt, equally illiterate and ill-conceived. Williams Jr. boasted that he crafted his statement without a publicist, and explained that, "The thought of the leaders of both parties jukin' and high-fivin' on a golf course, while so many families are struggling to get by, simply made me boil over and make a dumb statement, and I am very sorry if it offended anyone. I would like to thank all my supporters."

When not confusing his metaphors and ignoring the useful consult of hired publicity, Williams Jr. will now have plenty of time to focus on his one-note recording career, which was and remains accurately skewered more than a decade ago by the great comic/actor Bob Odenkirk, via he and David Cross' often-ingenious (and rarely more so) Mr. Show. Enjoy, and ponder the tremendous loss (not!) to our culture:

 

IN OTHER WORDS: Netanyahu doesn't strike us as having been the golf-enthusiast type.

HANK WILLIAMS BEING OFF ESPN RATING: 10/10

BOB ODENKIRK IS THE BEST RATING: 10/10

MORE REASONS FOR HITLER'S NAME TO BE IN THE NEWS RATING: 0/10

 

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