We seem to be entering this kind of “Don’t Give a Fuck Era” where everyone can be as crazy as they like without fear of consequence. Look at North Korea threatening a nuclear strike against the US and its vastly more powerful arsenal or the Senate Democrats’ long-awaited but shockingly ignorant Suck On It Budget. Even the brand-new Pope is getting in on the careless fun, evading his own security to sneak into a random church.
It’s extremely easy to get in trouble in these situations. For example, Obama attempted an outrageous bluff over the sequester deal that has since unraveled. Even though he did carry out the threatened cuts, he’s the one who ended up looking bad from it. Like
Tom Cruise’s character in Risky Business Tom Cruise, the President is learning that you can only get so far with charm, a goofy smile, and reckless crazy before people realize that you’re completely in over your head.
Everyone has to mature at some point. But not today.
No. Today, we will play songs according to the story arc of a lovable fuckup protagonist:
1. Say What the Fuck. Sex, hookers, stealing awesome cars, drugs, breaking your mom’s Faberge egg, etc. Go nuts.
2. Why Is Your Pimp So Mad? The bad decisions are catching up. It’ll turn out okay in the end, maybe.
3. Learning Your Lesson. Yeah, that was pretty irresponsible now that I think about it…
Brat Pack Bonus: Any song from any 1980’s coming-of-age movie soundtrack. Please be sure to name the movie.
First up is both the thread-namer and a Brat Pack Bonus:
Dedications for the True Patriots of El Revolucion of last week:
pfluffy “We don’t have a candy machine in the boy’s room.”: Lessons Learned by Alice in Chains
InsipiD “Dong, where is my automobile?”: Girls on Film by Duran Duran
Alex “That’s Mr. Asshole to you”: Asian Hooker by Steel Panther
stogy “Hi, I’m Paulie the Penis!”: I Think I’m Gonna Kill Myself by Elton John
WVR “‘Ogre’, you asshole”: Swamp Song by Tool
Mississippi Yankee “I’m gonna hit you so hard that when you wake up, your clothes will be out of style!”: Sex Farm by Spinal Tap
Santino “I had a wiener right in my hand….A strange wang right in my palm!”: My Stupid Mouth by John Mayer
Biggie G….Hey, where the hell was he?