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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

General Pinochet's Cadillac

In honor of the deceased dictator, I'm listening to Camper Van Beethoven's "Joe Stalin's Cadillac." The lyrics:

Joe Stalin's Cadillac
This is Joe Stalin's Cadillac
We're just drivin' 'round the block in Joe Stalin's Cadillac

L.B.J.'s Cadillac
L.B.J.'s Cadillac
We're just peein' on the side of the road in L.B.J.'s Cadillac

Aw, this is Somoza's Cadillac
This is Somoza's Cadillac
We're just drivin' 'round the block in Somoza's Cadillac

General Pinochet's Cadillac
General Pinochet's Cadillac
Can't go left in General Pinochet's Cadillac

Well my Cadillac
Is Johnson's Cadillac
Is Stalin's Cadillac
Is Somoza's Cadillac
Is General Pinochet's Cadillac and be referred to Reagan's Cadillac

Gonna drive my Cadillac off a bridge
Gonna drive my Cadillac of a bridge
If I can find a bride I'll drive my Cadillac off a bridge

Where's the bridge?
Has anybody seen the bridge?

Sometimes the best way to deal with evil is to make fun of it...

4 Comments:

Anonymous jamesfinngarner said...

For an enjoyable account of a young teen relieving himself on the wall of Pinochet's fortress, check out the following essay from the ever-redoubtable Neddie Jingo.

http://byneddiejingo.blogspot.com/2005/11/be-careful-where-you-pee.html

And no, I don't know what "ever-redoubtable" means, but it sounds authoritative.

7:22 AM, December 13, 2006

 
Anonymous jamesfinngarner said...

If that URL got cut off, it is:

http://byneddiejingo.blogspot.com/
2005/11/be-careful-where-you-pee.html

7:24 AM, December 13, 2006

 
Anonymous gmje said...

There once was was a man, Pinochet
Who earned notice at Chile's Iquique.
With the help of Pres Nixon
And Kissinger's fixin'
He cout d'etat'd Sal Allende

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Ok, I doubt anyone ever called Allende "Sal". Call it poetic license

8:56 AM, December 14, 2006

 
Blogger ogmb said...

Turns out General Pinochet's Cadillac was German-made...

3:40 PM, December 14, 2006

 

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