The Birther Representative was nowhere to be found last Tuesday night at the Great Birther-Obot Debate and verbal slugfest. There was concern that he had perhaps met with some sort of trouble, but now we find out his promise to show up and participate in a formal debate was nothing but a deliberate lie from the get-go. Mr. Scott Erlandson, aka Chief White Feather, probably not the Last of the Mochickens, sent an email to the host:
this from a guy who won’t tell me his name. “trust me” fogbow… this will be better for all of us.nobody wants to play in your acid catbox. fogbow is in the nasty business, and we’re at war now (actually we were before, you just didn’t know it).you got punked, get over it, but this is just the beginning.BTW your “radio show” was like “waiting for godot”. we were dying laughing at you assholes.hey, can you get me david alinsky’s autograph ?? LOL… cheers, scott e.
You can read the full story here, at RC Radio Blog:
There is a pretty big distinction between LYING and PUNKING which escapes Erlandson. Both entail elements of falsehood and deception, but punking has as its goal, some larger practical joke aspect. When the punk is over, even the victim gets a laugh out of it. Like you see with Ashton Kucher and Punk’d, or Tracy Morgan and Scare Tactics. Blatant lying is different. If you doubt this, try this experiment. Tell your boyfriend or girlfriend that you will meet them at 8:00 PM somewhere for drinks. Then, don’t show up. When they ask you “WTF???”, tell them you were punking them. I do not think they will laugh.
Frankly, Mr. Erlandson is either a very simple-minded would-be punk artist, or a chicken. My vote is for the latter. To that end, we have some music for Mr. Erlandson, which he may use as his theme song. Perhaps he can fix it so that it plays in the background at his blog, where he is promising us the full story next week:
Note 1: Chief White Feather. Meant here in the British sense. Wiki says:
A white feather has been a traditional symbol of cowardice, used and recognised especially within the British Army and in countries associated with the British Empire since the 18th century.
Note 2: The Chicken Reel. Well, live and learn. When I first started on this Internet Article, I thought the Chicken Reel was an old time fiddle tune from the 1700’s or something. Oh, was I ever wrong. Wiki says
“Chicken Reel” is a dance tune. It was composed by Joseph M. Daly in 1910. Joseph Mittenthal added lyrics in 1911.
Along with “Turkey in the Straw”, “Chicken Reel” is probably best known for its use in early animated cartoons as a catchy tune used to represent animal activity. Originally composed as a novelty song, it has since passed into modern folk tradition. Today, the tune is usually played without the words, which would often have been sung in the minstrel style (in stereotyped African-American vernacular).
Chicken Reel was made popular again years later by Les Paul who recorded the song as a catchy instrumental, whimsically mimicking chicken sounds on his guitar.
The lyrics are included in the Wiki Internet Article” here:
And, here is an old timey cylinder recording of the song, with lyrics.
There are more such cylinder recordings at this link: