Chamblee54

Stupid Stupid Stupid

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on July 24, 2009

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Q: What does “Jimmy crack corn” mean, and why does he not care?—Matt, Columbus, Ohio

PG was trolling “stupidquestion.net” when there was a convergence of stupidity. All his life he had heard “Blue Tail Fly”, and been embarrassed. And there, in (pardon the expression) black and white, was someone who wondered the same thing.

It seems as though “Blue Tail Fly” started out as a minstrel song. For those who don’t know, minstrelsy is when white people put on black makeup and imitated African Americans. It is politically incorrect these day.

The story of BTF involves a slave named Jim. A fly bit the pony the old massa was riding, the pony was offended, and threw the old massa off. He was hurt  landing and died. Jim still has to crack corn, but he doesn’t care anymore, because old massa has gone away.

Dave Barry took a poll once to find out the stupidest song of all time. The overwhelming winner/loser was “MacArthur Park”. The combination of over the top show stopping, while singing about a cake left out in the rain, makes this ditty a duh classic.

In the spirit of stupidity convergence, the video is a karaoke version featuring Donna Summer. Miss Summer is a talented singer, who happened to audition for Giorgio Moroder. There are lots of singers who would have hit the big time if they had fronted those records, but Donna Summer hit the jackpot.

For a proper post, there needs to be a third stupid song. This is not about stupid bands, singing about being D U M B. Even though they totally don’t belong, there is a video of the Ramones included. PG saw the Ramones at the Agora Ballroom in 1983. This was after their prime, and before a homeless man caught the Ballroom on fire.

We still need a third stupid song, and PG wants to get this posted with as little research as possible. Just like some writer was once given twenty minutes to write a song, and he decided to do the worst song he could think of. The result was “Wild Thing”. PG used to have a 45 of someone who sounded like Bobby Kennedy singing “Wild Thing”.

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  1. Question Mark Abuse « Chamblee54 said, on September 23, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    […] Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him?(For an answer to this, go here)// If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can’t […]

  2. Writer’s Tackle « Chamblee54 said, on December 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

    […] which no decent human being would eat? 14 If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a stupid song about him? 15 If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why […]

  3. Jimmy Crack Corn « Chamblee54 said, on July 25, 2012 at 11:20 am

    […] to have a 45 of someone who sounded like Bobby Kennedy singing “Wild Thing”. This is a repost. Pictures are from The Library of […]


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