Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hey Hey, My My, Shut Up

   Neil Young wasn't satisfied with just being stupid.  He had to be reprehensible as well. 
   In an interview with radio shock jock Howard Stern this week, Young decried western military action against the ISIS terrorists who've been raping and murdering their way across Iraq and Syria, and said we should be fighting climate change instead.  Okay, fair enough.  An old hippie who made his fortune caterwauling off-key protest songs 45 years ago hates war and wants to save the planet.   
   But Young wasn't finished.  He went on to suggest that the American-led coalition is actually worse than ISIS because the terrorists' carbon footprint is only one percent of the US military's - a number he randomly pulled out of his ass, but that's not the point. Young effectively applauded a group of inhuman lunatics for conducting their campaign of genocide in an eco-friendly fashion.
   I think we should send Neil Young to Iraq - not so ISIS can kidnap and behead him, but as our secret weapon.  Have him yowl and warble his entire music catalogue in chronological order over a loudspeaker, and I'll bet ISIS surrenders before he gets halfway through side 1 of After the Gold Rush.  
   Come to think of it, send Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan with him and the whole thing is over by lunchtime.

17 comments:

  1. That was the stupidest thing I ever read from your droppings.

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  2. Oh, come on, Mack. I've said much stupider things than that. Have a great day.

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  3. Maybe so Ted, but this one is really up there with the best of them.

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  4. You give to much space to Neil "the addle brained" Young. To borrow a phrase, "you can't fix stupid." Or put another way... John Cleese puts it best https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvVPdyYeaQU

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  5. love it .... not sure I'd include Cohen or Dylan - but it"s your blog , not mine .
    cheers

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  6. Right on Ted! I hate all these god damn plannet savers and we should send them all there!

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    1. Have to agree. All this bullshit about climate change is about making a buck. The weather is cyclical and history has shown that.

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  7. Wingnuts sure bring out the wingnuts.

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  8. You notice that most of the haters are "Anonymous". I'd like to meet him (or her) some time, just to put a face to that name.

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  9. I'm all for saving the planet but I'm more for getting rid of Neil Young. I'll chip in for his ticket as long as its one way

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  10. For the love of Pete don't forget Tom Waits!!!

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  11. Why do we think what so called famous say is important? If people seem to think that these people have such an impact on important world topics I'm waiting to hear what Donald Duck says.

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  12. Anger is the normal reaction here. Nobody misses that point better than off-the-top Mike. I love Neil, we all do but its a bonehead thing to do, to loose sight of the effort of the people that are confronting ISIS. Even for a second. Trumping the danger they face with carbon footprint is not only stupid but shows disconnect with what it means to commit oneself to a battle this serious. We'll go on adoring Neil, he went of track, but if your hearts' is in the right place and you know what's going on, his words needs-to Jolt you out of your chair.

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  13. ted bird... when did you turn into a bitter old man...

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    1. If your not uncomfortable with what Young said...its that you don't get something and your exposing that by the perception that's its just a bunch of complaining.

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  14. John, the article is about the bitter old man. I'm just the author.

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  15. You think Neil is bitter, Ted? Maybe it's because he's just busted up with his wife and now is going out with Daryl Hannah who, he found out, does not look nearly as good naked as he thought she would. Thought she'd be the fox she was in that mermaid film.

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