Saturday, September 09, 2006

Labor Day

Each year, without knowing it, Americans take a day off to celebrate Socialism.

(God, we are such commie bastards.)

On September 4, the workers of our glorious nation relax, drink beer, eat barbecue, and don't think about how their long hours of toil for meager wages are being systematically exploited to produce great wealth for less than 1% of the population.

The rest of the world does this on May 1st, but the rest of the world are fucking retards.

Labor Day traces its roots back to the Knights of Labor, who began the holiday by parading around the streets of New York City in 1882. (And yes, those Knights were affiliated with that other group of Knights, although they kind of shot themselves in the foot because once Labor Day was established as a holiday, their uniform became oddly unfashionable for the next four months.)

These days, Labor Day is known as a time of heavy travel and traffic, as folks fill their SUV's with ethanol-enhanced gasoline and drive to the beach for a final time before saying so long to summer.

(Aside - Click this link to find out why the law mandating ethanol-enhanced gasoline is stupid.
I thought people voted for Republicans because they don't pass laws regulating free trade and they hate gay people not just because they hate gay people.)

This year, 93.3 WMMR, which was once Philadelphia's best choice for rock and roll and is now Philadelphia's only choice for rock and roll, aired a four day A-Z countdown of the “Greatest Songs Ever Written.”

The Toad happened to catch a few hours of this broadcast as he migrated north along the New Jersey Turnpike.

Included in the countdown were:

“Minority” by Green Day

“Machine Head” by Bush

“Lump” by The Presidents of the United States of America

“Modern Day Cowboy” by Tesla

2 songs by The Pretenders that I didn’t know

And some odd, guitar-wa
nking cover of “Lowrider”

Truly, some of the “Greatest Songs Ever Written.”


At 3:59 PM, Blogger SMangat said...

Speaking of the greatest songs ever...MTV Romania aired the VMAs from this year and apparently Jared Leto has a band. Unsurprisingly they blow but for some reason they have decided that copying AFI is a good idea. What has happened to the state of music since I've been in the land of manele? It was bad enough when I left. On the other hand, I found out some rapper with the name of "Chamillionaire" which is one of the best names ever. I'm trying to think of a moniker for myself that somehow gets close to as good as that. That's how Peace Corps saves the world.

At 6:12 PM, Anonymous Neil said...

Toady dont want to ruin your article but MMR was only doing an A-Z weekend which lasted into friday after Labor day. They were just playing a collection of songs in alphabetical order....I know this because WMMR is and WSTW are the only stations I get at work so you can guess what I am listening to all day.

At 12:25 PM, Blogger The Awkward Toad said...

You're not better than me.


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