Gone Fishin’

How do, folks?

How do, folks!

meccamuzakmondaysMonday has rolled around again!  And while some of you out there are honoring dead Presidents by doing as much today as William Henry Harrison did while in office, we here at The Nest are still dishonoring our least favorite Hallmark holiday by playing some of my favorite un-Valentines that echo through the aisles on Mecca Muzak Monday.  DJ Scratchy has put on her best pair of boot scootin’ shitkickers to queue up this week’s honoree in the Love is a Four Letter Word Hall of Fame…

Sorry, Freakshow, but this is a song more up Applejack's alley...

Sorry, Freakshow, but this is a song more up Applejack’s alley…

The dude in the white hat is country music superstar Brad Paisley.  Over a decade before he was lamenting about being an Accidental Racist, Brad was showing us just where his priorities were in his 2002 song “I’m Gonna Miss Her,” which is subtitled “The Fishin’ Song”… and you will see why when you listen to this rare country gem that graced both of the past two years’ Summer CD’s…

After many years of tired old songs singing the blues about getting dumped, it’s good to see a country music finally sticking it to the benefits of having a partner.  I love the payoff when the first chorus starts up, and the song switches from depressing to…. well, about as rocking as a country song can get.  Screw you, dear.  I’ll go back to missing you just as soon as I’m done frying myself in this boat while catching nothing but West Nile from the skeeters…

I'm gonna miss her...

I’m gonna miss her…

This song is a perfect statement on why love would never work for me.  After almost 40 years of doing my own thing, I’m not about to start giving up the things I love just for the sake of someone else.  I sure as hell don’t like fishing, but I do enjoy messing around on the internet… and I’m not going to pry myself away from the computer because some chick’s feeling lonely watching Real Housewives of Bangkok by herself…

This is about the only way to get my attention...

This is about the only way to get my attention…

Hurrah to Brad for sticking to his boat, even if it means he’s now going to be stroking more than just his oars.  Here’s to doing what you want, when you want… and never letting a silly thing like love get in the way of the things that make you happy!

Worse than a trout left to dry out in the sun...

Worse than a trout left to dry out in the sun…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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13 Responses to Gone Fishin’

  1. Real Housewives of Bangkok? where? on which tv channel? did i miss something? my dad said it is possible to mess around on the internet while your chick is busy solving the problems of other chicks…choking noises or saucy comments are great to get a tv-ban while Lisa, Ramona or the count(l)ess share their non-problems with the female word…

  2. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I’m out for the presidents to represent me.
    I’m out for the dead presidents to represent me.

    I see your country music guy, and raise you a Jay-Z tune.

  3. Ally Bean says:

    If all the other squirrels had your attitude toward love, there’d be no more little squirrels for you to feature on your blog, now would there? Just saying…

  4. Garry mentioned William Henry Harrison today too when talking about President’s Day. “Poor George and Abe,” he said, “have lost their day. Now we honor William Henry Harrrison, Millard Fillmore, Grover Cleveland, Zachery Taylor …” Then he asked me what Tyler’s first name was. I didn’t know either, so I looked him up. Turns out, he was John Tyler. He got to be president when Harrison died after one month in office because he got pneumonia standing around in the rain on inauguration day. All this because you and Garry mentioned W.H. Harrison on the day on which we honor all presidents, even if they did nothing in office. Harrison didn’t do anything except die. Maybe next year I’ll buy a car because that’s what all red-blooded Americans do on President’s Day.

    • I bought a book of history “What ifs?” a while back, and one of the chapters dealt with what would have happened had William Henry Harrison not caught pneumonia and died early in office. Apparently, it was a major turning point in American history. For one, there was no clear cut line of succession to the Presidency at the time (And wasn’t until, I forget which Amendment, but an early 20th Century one). Tyler, the Vice President (Tippecanoe and Tyler too!), just basically waltzed into the Oval Office and took over upon Harrison’s death… despite calls for a special election. Not only did this establish the VP being “a heartbeat away” from the Presidency, but supposedly Tyler was the one who aggressively pushed Manifest Destiny. Who knows if the US would have grown towards the Pacific as fast, or even at all, had Harrison not died and made way for John Tyler…

      I believe Tyler also had the most kids of any President… and was apparently virile late in life. One of his grandchildren died very recently. Wrap your head around that oddity!!!

  5. calipatti says:

    Yes, that is a typical Brad song, full of humor and slightly sarcastic.
    Brad and Carrie Underwood have co-hosted the CMA’s for 6 years. They are known to throw a little shade when a artist make the news for the wrong reasons.
    The mans been married for years, a great story there if you can find it.

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