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.