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Frank Zappa


When you listen to the Washington Times reporter, it comes as no surprise that the WT isn’t even fit for use to wipe my ass.

Frank Zappa, on the other hand… it is a crying shame that he never held public office.

HT to Jon Katz for posting this video and the following Zappa quotes:

Following are some Frank Zappa quotes relevant to this blog entry:

There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we’d all love one another. Frank Zappa responding to Tipper Gore’s and friends’ notion that explicit music lyrics would poison the nation’s children.

I wrote a song about dental floss
but did anyone’s teeth get cleaner? – Frank Zappa responding to the same notion about the correlation between music lyrics and individuals’ behavior. (See Zappa’s timeless Montana/Dennil Floss).

The more boring a child is, the more the parents, when showing off the child, receive adulation for being good parents — because they have a tame child-creature in their house.

I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird

See also:

  1. Jon Katz Have love songs made everyone love one another?
  2. LiveLeak video of a 1987 follow up to the above video (I can’t figure out how to embed it).

The problem with these morality censors is that they realize that they are losing the battle in the marketplace of ideas. Much to their horror, as a society we like to fuck, we like to drink, we like to smoke dope, and most rational people reject the notion that some fake zombie creature who lived 2000 years ago (or some living woman who hates her father and by extension all men) knows how we should live our lives — therefore these “conservatives” (and “liberals”) want government to intervene in the marketplace of ideas and tilt the field in their favor.

I say, with great delight in my voice, “Fuck them both.”

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