6 – american bones

FrankenMixes: The Never, Ever Ask Series
(Skin and flag pins and beggars and bangers and baggage and bones.)

1. “Did you ever get the feeling that everything in America is completely fucked up?” | Pump Up the Volume/Christian Slater
2. “Damn, we’re in a tight spot!,” 1. | Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?/George Clooney as “Ulysses Everett McGill”

3. This Is Not America | David Bowie with Pat Metheny Group
     “This could be the biggest sky, and I could have the faintest idea.”
4. “Son-of-a-bitch!” | The Cowboys, with John Wayne
5. John Wayne’s Teeth | Eaglebear Singers
     “Are they plastic? Are they steel?”
6. “Some people die before their time so that others can live; it’s the cornerstone of civilization.” | Mullholland Falls/John Malkovich
7. “The greater good!” | Hot Fuzz
8. The Postman | David Baerwald

     “There’s just too many people in the world.”
9. “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” | FDR, first inaugural address, March 4, 1933

10. “Don’t touch it; it’s evil!” | Time Bandits
11. Safe Side | James McMurtry

       “Yo no busca nada; I’m just standin’ here.”
12. “This is the American dream in action.” | Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas/Johnny Depp as “Raoul Duke”
13. Subdivisions | Rush
       “Between the bright lights and the far unlit unknown.”
14. “You Homo sapiens and your guns.” | The X-Men/Ian McKellen as “Magneto”
15. “Guns! Grenades! Hooray!” | Lords of War/Nicolas Cage
16. Jeremy | Pearl Jam

       “King Jeremy, the wicked.”
17. “I never shot nobody I didn’t have to.” | True Grit (1969)/John Wayne as “Rooster Cogburn”
18. Autobiography of a Pistol | Ellis Paul
       “I’m not much bigger than a pointed index finger.”
19. “I don’t know what will happen now. We’ve got some difficult days ahead.” | The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., April 3, 1968, the day before his assassination
20. “You gonna do something or just stand there and bleed?” | Tombstone/Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp
21. American Skin (41 Shots) (live) | Bruce Springsteen

       “You get killed just for living in your American skin.”
22. “Surely God is mad at America; he’s sending hurricane after hurricane after hurricane.” | Ray Nagin, New Orleans mayor during Hurricane Katrina
23. “I look forward to blowing up America.” | George W. Bush, running for president, 2005
24. “Damn, we’re in a tight spot!,” 2. | Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?/George Clooney as “Ulysses Everett McGill”
25. Where Were You Hiding When the Storm Broke? | The Alarm
        “Get back in your shelter if you can’t come down of the fence.”
26. “Thank God for model trains.” | A Mighty Wind
27. The Train Bomber | Ike Reilly

       “Anyway, who gives a shit for your opinion?”
28. “The last man nearly ruined this place, he didn’t know what to do with it. If you think this country’s bad off now, just wait till I get through with it!” | Duck Soup/Groucho Marx as “Rufus T. Firefly”
29. “I am not a crook.” | Richard M. Nixon, in the shambles of his presidency
30. Bandits | The Call
        “It’s for the best. The only way!”
31. “Christians and Republicans and Nazis, oh my!” | South Park/”Big Gay Al”
32. “I have only five words for you: from my cold, dead hands!” | Charlton Heston, then president of the N.R.A.

33. “We are not the same! I’m an American; you’re a sick asshole.” | Falling Down/Michael Douglas as “William ‘D-Fens’ Foster”
34. New Assassination Blues | Ike Reilly

       “They voted you in; you’re the talk of the nation. And now we’re drinking to your assassination.”
35. “Yes, we can!” | Obama rally, 2008
36. “Your intolerance infuriates me.” | The Philadelphia Story/Katharine Hepburn as “Tracy Lord”
37. “Lousy Democrats.” | The Simpsons/”Homer,” voiced by Dan Castellaneta
38. I’m Dreaming (of a White President) | Randy Newman

        “Abe Lincoln was a white man, probably.”
39. “I have an excellent idea: Let’s change the subject!” | Alice in Wonderland/”The March Hare”
40. “I need dough, and plenty of it.” | Treasure of the Sierra Madre/Bogie as “Dobbs”

41. “Show me the money,” 1. | Jerry Maguire/Cuba Gooding Jr. as “Rod Tidwell”
42. “Show me the money!,” 2. |  Jerry Maguire/Tom Cruise in the title role
43. Atlantic City | Bruce Springsteen

       “Put your makeup on. Fix your hair up pretty.”
44. “My God, can’t you see it’s all over? Your bloody egos don’t matter anymore. We’re dead!” | Zulu/Gert Van den Burgh as “Lt. Josef Adendorff”
45. “Damn, we’re in a tight spot!,” 3. | Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?/George Clooney as “Ulysses Everett McGill”

46. Death to My Hometown | Bruce Springsteen
        “Get yourself a song to sing and sing it ’til you’re done.”
47. “Do I get a last request?” | The Man Who Knew Too Much
48. Shackled and Drawn | Bruce Springsteen

        “What’s a poor boy to do but keep singin’ this song?”
49. “One day, somebody’s gonna have to make a stand. One day, somebody’s gonna have to say, ‘Enough!'” | Clash of the Titans (2010)/Pete Postlethwaite as “Spyros”
50. Keep on Rocking in the Free World | Neil Young

       “We got a thousand points of light for the homeless man. We got a kinder, gentler machine-gun hand.
51. “Oh, dear, I really ought to do something!” | Futurama/”Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth”
52. America Snoring | Grant Lee Buffalo

       “I hear …”
53. “I am not frightened by what lies ahead, and I don’t believe the American people are frightened by what lies ahead.” | Ronald Reagan, victory, election night, 1980
54. America | Allen Ginsberg with Tom Waits
       “Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb.”

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