5 – the politics of empire

FrankenMixes: The Never, Ever Ask Series
(Confusing righteousness with self-righteousness since day one.)

1. “If you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder.” | The Day the Earth Stood Still
2. “More bad news.” | Duck Soup/Groucho Marx as “Rufus T. Firefly”
3. Eve of Destruction | Barry McGuire
     “Even the Jordan River has bodies floating.”
      “Take a look around you, boy.”

4. “We’ve just secured this videotape …” | CBS Evening News, Sept. 11, 2011
5. “Taliban! Taliban!” | Jihadists recorded in Pakistan, September 2001
6. Lonesome Day | Bruce Springsteen
     “Houses on fire, vipers in the grass.”
7. “No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.” | Patton/George C. Scott in the title role
8. “I must now lash out at everyone around me. Feel my anger!” | Space Ghost Coast to Coast
9. Soul of America | Ian Hunter
     “The Manhattan skyline blew my mind the first time.”
10. “Tell me, what do you think of the traffic problem? What do you think of the marriage problem? What do you think of when you go to bed at night, you beast?” | Animal Crackers/Groucho Marx as “Captain Spaulding”
11. Know Your Enemy | Green Day
       “Sing!”
12. “God … has a hard-on for Marines!” | Full Metal Jacket/R. Lee Ermey as “Gny. Sgt. Hartman”
13. “They’ve killed Fritz! They’ve killed Fritz! Those lousy …” | Wizards
14. Long Road Out of Eden | The Eagles
       “It’s hard to stop this binging once you get a taste, but the road to empire is a bloody, stupid waste.”
15. “But here, cleverly disguised as a bomb, is a bomb.” | The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show/”Bullwinkle”
16. Hell Broke Luce | Tom Waits
        “I’m home and I’m blind and I’m broke. WHAT? IS? NEXT?”
17. “Annihilation, Jim. Total, complete, absolute annihilation.” | Star Trek/Leonard Nimoy as “Spock”
18. “Either he’s dead or my watch has stopped.” | A Day at the Races/Groucho Marx as “Dr Hugo Z. Hackenbush”
19. Impi | Juluka
       “Vainglorious general, Victorian pride.”
20. “I find reason tedious and boring; we’ll use force!The Penguins of Madagascar/”Skipper”
21. Veracruz | Warren Zevon
       “Let Zapata take the rest.”
22. “Communist conspiracy” | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
23. “The rockets! Use the rockets!” | Mystery Science 3000
24. If I Had a Rocket Launcher | Bruce Cockburn
       “Some son-of-a-bitch would die.”
25. “Hey, ya big bully, what’s the idea of hitting that little bully?” |A Night at the Opera/Groucho Marx as “Otis B. Driftwood”
26. Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert | Pink Floyd
        “What’d he say?”
27. The Fletcher Memorial Home | Pink Floyd
        “And now, adding colour, a group of anonymous Latin American meat-packing glitterati.”
28. “Oh, oh, I see! Runnin’ away, eh? You yellow bastards! Come back here and take what’s comin’ to ya! I’ll bite your legs off!” | Monty Python and the Holy Grail
29. Mrs. McGrath | Bruce Springsteen (traditional Irish song)
       “Stumps of a tree won’t do at all, why didn’t you run from the cannonball?”
30. “Gonads are useful for their purpose, but they are no substitute for brains.” | Paul Harvey
31. “I’m invincible!” | Monty Python and the Holy Grail
32. My Father’s Gun | David Kincaid
       “Oh, what fun to see them run and to leave my name in story-o.”
33. “See you in hell, Billy Yank.” | Gettysburg
34. “Gentleman, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!” | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
35. War | Edwin Starr
       “Absolutely nothing!”
36. “I wouldn’t worry nearly as much about the atom bomb if it were to kill ya right out. What scares me is that awful gas that deforms ya …” | The Atomic Café
37. Gimme Shelter | The Rolling Stones
        “It’s just a shot away.”
38. “You know Quasimodo predicted all this …” | The Sopranos, including James Gandolfini as “Tony Soprano”
39. Ruins of the Realm | James McMurtry
       “Dancing in the ruins of our own free will.”
       “Dancing in the ruins of the South, Confederate flag taped over my mouth.”
40. “Good news! I’ve decided not to kill you!” | Family Guy/”Stewie”
41. One Blood | Junior Reid
       “Hey, bloke, this is no joke.”
42. “Hey, Godzilla, it’s over! You must forgive! Damn lizard.” | Godzilla: Final Wars

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