Send up of the day
A reader takes aim at my academic treatments of southern gospel (though I could never be half this clever):
If you look to the left of the tramcar you will see the Blue Hair Diesel Sniffer in it’s natural habitat. Note it’s vast collection of cassette tapes. This is due to a congenital reluctance to accept more modern day culture and of course the absence of a CD player in the creature’s domicile. An unhealthy but steady diet of meat and taters has thinned the herd somewhat in recent years. This along with a stubbornly conservative and narrow minded nature mark this species for certain extinction as the quaint melodies that it holds so dear and has been essential to it’s survival up to this point dies a slow death.
The full comment in context is here. Like all good satire, it cuts in multiple directions at once. But mostly, it’s just immensely enjoyable. Note its vast collection of cassette tapes … That’s gold, Jerry. Gold!Email this Post