Friday, May 22, 2009

Getty Lee Pompous Ass Rock Star Hyperbole Award: Bill Hardie

While we're on the subject of celebrity, I Hate Canton was quite surprised the other day to see Bill Hardie's cut and paste of Rush's The Trees under Greed in US Corporate Circles Pales in Comparison with that in Government.

Now there's no more oak oppression
For they passed a noble law
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe and saw.

Who knew that Bill is a Getty Lee connoisseur! I Hate Canton had Bill pegged as a Michael W. Smith groupie, or on an occasional wild and crazee night, Skillet. This confession gives us a new and favorable aspect to Bill's otherwise stick-up-the-(naughty word bot) online persona.

I Hate Canton admits that we have a certain fondness for Rush as well. In our misspent youth we hung out with WMMS DJ Donna Halper who is credited with discovering the band and later went to work as their A&R gal. If you're feeling aggrieved and looking for a good self-righteous lecture to boost your self esteem, nobody does it like Getty Lee! Admit it You've done it!

So in honor of this major breakthrough, at least in public, I Hate Canton (who has been known to quote pompous rock stars ourselves) institutes the Getty Lee Pompous Ass Rock Star Hyperbole Award. Our first recepient is, of course, Bill Hardie.

Rock on!


Don Cirelli said...

Great post, Marley. You know there is no better advocate for social justice than a multi-millionaire rock star. Who better to speak to the concerns of the middle class than the guy who tosses furniture out the window of his Hilton Presidential Suite at 3 A.M.?

I'll bet Bill wishes he could afford to toss his TV out the window. I just don't understand, though... wasn't trickle down economics and giant tax breaks for the rich supposed to make all of us wealthy?

BD said...

Well, I can't speak for "Marley" but I can speak for I Hate Canton. We believe the Dick Cheney is a much better advocate for social justice than Getty Lee. Unfortunately many people today fail to appreciate the tender, compassionate side of Mr. Cheney. Now that he's out of office and rested up, I'd love to see him take up a new cause that bespeaks of his kind nature. He could support victims of torture for instance He might even consider being waterboarded a la Mancow to show Americans the truth about the evil Bush administratino he was forced to work for.

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