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Rejoice! Rejoice!

That egregious old Commie Pete Seeger, dead at 94. I was going to call him an embarrassment to banjo players but, sadly, that isn’t so — banjo players seem to break almost evenly between lefties and righties, those who pray at the Church of Earl and those who pray at the Church of Pete.

And, yes — bigsmarthuman had him in the Dead Pool.
We know what that means, don’t we? Back here, next
Friday, 6pm WBT — Dead Pool Round 59!


Comment from Mr. Dave
Time: January 28, 2014, 12:55 pm

Hell will boil them cabbage down Pete. Welcome. Next up fellow traveller Mr. Ramsey Clark. I gotta be right some day.

Comment from Bigsmarthuman
Time: January 28, 2014, 1:36 pm

I knew my faithfulness would be rewarded someday!

Comment from dissent555
Time: January 28, 2014, 2:17 pm

Die, Polar Vortex! Die!!

Can I have Polar Vortex in the next round.

Congrats bsh!

Comment from drew458
Time: January 28, 2014, 4:58 pm

I heard Pete Seeger play many times when I was a small boy; he was deeply involved in the project to clean up the Hudson River, and that project has been very successful, 50 years on. And that pretty little ship they used to sail around on, the Clearwater. Memory tells me he wasn’t a bad banjo player either. but I have little to base that belief on other than random episodes of Hee Haw.

But somewhere along the line he went too far; yeah, he pretty much was a Commie, and he was a Commie back when that meant something, unlike today’s Progs who don’t even know that they’re Reds. Maybe we ought to respect him for that as well.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 28, 2014, 5:22 pm

He did apologize for promoting Stalin, so there’s that.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: January 28, 2014, 6:57 pm

I didn’t mind some of Guthrie’s songs but I can’t remember a Seeger song I like.

Comment from Stark Dickflüssig
Time: January 28, 2014, 7:13 pm

One of Pete Seeger’s more memorable hits.

Comment from Rich Rostrom
Time: January 28, 2014, 7:49 pm

But did he ever apologize for stealing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”?

Mark Steyn (who knows more about pop songs than anybody) dug out the entire history of the song, including its actual origin: improvisation by a black South African singer during a studio session in 1939.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: January 28, 2014, 9:07 pm

He should have done a memorial concert at Katyn Forest.

Comment from Veeshir
Time: January 28, 2014, 10:38 pm

That egregious old Commie

Oh c’mon, he’s a good commie now.

Comment from Bruno Braun
Time: January 28, 2014, 11:39 pm

Definitely C of E (Church of Earl)

Comment from Nina
Time: January 29, 2014, 12:33 am

It’s a bitch that a commie bastage lives for so long with all his faculties more or less intact.

Comment from Dan Patterson
Time: January 29, 2014, 12:51 am

Odious puke.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: January 29, 2014, 1:29 am

Odious Puke. That would be a really good band name.

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