4 – the politics of uh-oh

FrankenMixes: The Never, Ever Ask Series
(Social commentary you now and then can dance to.)

1. “I think words mean different things to different people.” | George W. Bush, as president, CNN interview, 2006
2. “I don’t remember asking you a goddamn thing!” | Pulp Fiction/Samuel L. Jackson as “Jules”
3. American Idiot | Green Day
     “Maybe I’m the faggot America. I’m not a part of a redneck agenda.”
4. “I got a rock,” 1. | It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown/”Charlie Brown”
5. See How We Are | X
     “There’s too many rats in this cage of a world.”
6. “I got a rock,” 2. | It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown/”Charlie Brown”
7. Welfare Music | The Bottle Rockets
     “Watch the baby dance.”
8. “I got a rock,” 3. |  It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown/”Charlie Brown”
9. The Triangle Fire | The Brandos
      “I fear the future, I can envision the time when our cityscape will touch the sky …”
10. “Hell’s coming with me!” | Tombstone/Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp
11. Ohio | Crosby Stills Nash and Young
        “Tin soldiers and Nixon coming. We’re finally on our own. This summer I hear the drumming. Four dead in …”
12. “Help! Help! I’m being repressed!” | Monty Python and the Holy Grail
13. Call It Democracy | Bruce Cockburn
        “IMF, dirty MF.”
14. “If you work hard, and you play by the rules, this country is truly open to you.” | Ahnuld, then governor of California, at the Republican National Convention, 2004
15. Mississippi Goddamn | Nina Simone
       “I mean every word of it.”
16. Whitey on the Moon | Gil Scott-Heron
       “I wonder why he’s uppin me? Cuz Whitey’s on the moon?”
17. “I don’t like white people. I hate rednecks. You people are rednecks.” | 48 Hours/Eddie Murphy as “Reggie Hammond”
18. Redneck Wonderland | Midnight Oil
       “It’s poor bugger me.”
19. “Chicolini, pick a number between one and 10.” “Eleven.” “Right!” | Duck Soup/Groucho Marx as “Rufus T. Firefly” and Chico Marx as “Chicolini”
20. Not Now John | Pink Floyd
       “There’s too many home fires burning and not enough trees.”
        “Oi, where’s the fucking bar, John?”
21.”You people voted for Hubert Humphrey, and you killed Jesus!” | Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas/Johnny Depp as “Raoul Duke”
22. The Trouble With Normal | Bruce Cockburn
       “The trouble with normal is … it always gets worse.”
23. “This is an extremely primitive and paranoid culture.” | Star Trek/William Shatner as “James T. Kirk”
24. Establishment Blues | Sixto Rodriguez
       “The Pope digs population.”
25. Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues | Bob Dylan
        “Good God.”
26. “You can’t just go around doing whatever you feel like. You can’t! There are rules in life!” | American Beauty
27. Crackdown | Grant Lee Buffalo
        “In the heat of crackdown, all is silent.”
28. “Badges” | Treasure of the Sierra Madre/Alfonso Bedoya
29. On the Border | The Eagles
        “Say goodnight, Dick.”
30. “Who are those guys?” | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid/Paul Newman as Butch Cassidy
31. Modern Romans | The Call
        “Do you know desperation? Have you ever cried out loud?”
32. “What awful people.” | Time Bandits/John Cleese as “Robin Hood”
33. My Country | Midnight Oil
        “This is not a case of blurred vision, it’s a case of black holes, pocket holes, soul holes.”
34. “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” | JFK, inaugural address, Jan. 20, 1961
35. We Can’t Make It Here | James McMurtry
        “Can she live on faith? Live on hope? High on Jesus or hooked on dope?”
36. “A square deal for every man and every woman in the United States.” | Teddy Roosevelt, short presidential address to the Boys Progressive League, July 3, 1913
37. We Take Care of Our Own | Bruce Springsteen
       “We yelled ‘help!’ but the calvary stayed home.”
38. “What are future generations gonna say about us?” | Manhattan/Woody Allen as “Isaac Davis”
39. “Say goodnight, Dick.” | Laugh-In/Dick Martin

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