Thursday, February 21, 2008

Kick-ass foreign policy

Where Bush got his ideas

The Ass-Kickers Song is a country-western parody (if such a thing is possible) performed by Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry in an episode from the third season of A Bit of Fry & Laurie. Although Laurie is better known these days for using his American accent to portray Dr. Gregory House on the Fox medical drama House, he originally made his mark as a comedian on the BBC. Perhaps we should also regard him as psychic, because The Ass-Kickers Song (also known, for obvious reasons, as Kickin' Ass) is a perfect foreshadowing from 1992 of the foreign policy that George W. Bush would begin to implement in 2001.

As for Oren (portrayed by Fry), the brain-damaged brother to Laurie's character Vern, we can be confident that he later found a cozy job in the upper reaches of the Defense Department or the Pentagon.

If you think that Fry & Laurie's influence on Bush administration policies is limited to foreign affairs, don't miss Parent Power, in which Mr. Smear (Laurie) explains the GOP approach to sex education and family life. It's eerily prescient.


King Aardvark said...

I remember Laurie best in Black Adder.

It's been said before, but the difference between real and parody wrt conservative fundies is really hard to detect.

Anonymous said...

Poe's Law in action.
Go Fry, go Dr. House!