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The look on Harold Ford’s face as he listens to Iggy Pop cracked me up: “You’re telling me that I’m not the only guy who’s had it in the ear before?” (via TAP)

Do we do caption contests here, or is that too Wonkette? Anyway, open thread.






77 replies
  1. 1
    Rathskeller says:

    I wish I had heroin abs.

  2. 2
    trollhattan says:

    “Call me, Harold, I’m worth a million in prizes.”

    Aaah, that’s all I’ve got.

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    Osprey says:

    Harold has this “I’m about to call security-there is an unkempt, shirtless man who probably has poor hygiene invading my personal no-zone space” grimmace.

    I have no idea who the lady sitting next to him is, but she has this “I could fuck Iggy right here” look on her face.

    What event/where was this that they had…Iggy Pop performing? Looks like a fundraiser or a political convention.

  4. 4
    WereBear says:

    The Inexplicable meets the Indefinable.

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    jeffreyw says:

    The old guy to the right of the woman is thinkin “I’d do him”.
    The woman is thinkin “I’d do him”.
    Harold is thinkin “I’m afraid he’d do me”.

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    Comrade Mary says:

    Iggy Pop has negative body fat. Not zero — negative. Stand close enough to the guy and you’ll lose 5 pounds.

  7. 7
    beltane says:

    I didn’t know Iggy Pop was still alive and performing. He doesn’t look too bad, or not any worse than he did thirty years ago. The entire audience, not just Ford, look like the kind of rich douchebags that make me want to throw things.

  8. 8
    beltane says:

    @jeffreyw: That old guy is totally staring at Iggy’s crotch. He must be one of those evangelical Republicans.

    And is that Howard Stern peeking out behind the old guy’s shoulder?

  9. 9
    Osprey says:

    @jeffreyw:

    “I’m afraid he’d do me”.

    Lmao, that’s great.

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    Tom Hilton says:

    It’s like hypnotizing chickens.

  12. 12
    mcc says:

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  13. 13
    Comrade Mary says:

    Hey guys! Hey guys! Take a look at the new tagline in the BJ header!

  14. 14
    mistermix says:

    @Osprey: The woman is Harold’s wife.

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    Tonybrown74 says:

    “Um, ew! I hope he doesn’t come any closer …”

    I know we should try for something funny, but that is the look on his face.

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    PeakVT says:

    Harold is thinkin “I’m afraid he’d do me”.

    Harold can be forgiven if Iggy was singing “Penetration”.

    I really need to get the first two albums sometime soon.

  17. 17
    Randy P says:

    I don’t care if chest waxing is now considered to be sexy on males, I’m not joining that particular trend.

    I think it was my daughter, then a teenager, who pointed out that the text of romance novels often described thick luxuriant chest hair on the hero, while depicting him on the cover looking like Iggy here.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Stealing our white women, just like the Corker ads said. Jeez.

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    Osprey says:

    @mistermix: Well then, that perfectly explains the “I’d do him” look me and Jeff picked up on :-)

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    R-Jud says:

    @beltane:

    I didn’t know Iggy Pop was still alive and performing.

    Oh, I see him all the time– shilling Swiftcover car insurance on billboards, the sides of buses, and the TV.

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    Citizen_X says:

    Stand close enough to the guy and you’ll lose 5 pounds.

    You’ll also test positive for every controlled substance known to man.

    The entire audience, not just Ford, look like the kind of rich douchebags that make me want to throw things.

    That’s why, looking at this picture, I can’t help but think of this scene, especially the end.

  22. 22
    General Egali Tarian Stuck says:

    When all are one and one is all
    To be a rock and not to roll

  23. 23
    Mike Kay says:

    there is something just so wrong about everyone wearing jackets and ties at a rock and roll gig.

  24. 24
    Mike Kay says:

    Funny how ya never saw Harold’s wife on the campaign trail. What’s was he afraid of?

  25. 25
    ellaesther says:

    God damn, that whole picture cracks me up. The very idea of that picture cracks me up!

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    Tonybrown74 says:

    @Mike Kay:

    Funny how ya never saw Harold’s wife on the campaign trail. What’s was he afraid of?

    “Call me!”

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    Osprey says:

    @Mike Kay: It’s tough to have ‘meetings’ with your ‘executive assistants’ when the wife is hangin’ around.

    Yes, you know what I mean.

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    DougJ says:

    Harold is calculating how long it will take him to get to the helicopter.

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    Warren Terra says:

    @Comrade Mary:

    Hey guys! Hey guys! Take a look at the new tagline in the BJ header!

    You mean I’m not the only one who sees it? But I miss the old one – as a member of the Balloon Juice commentariat (since 2007 or 2008, I forget), I liked being vicariously consistently wrong since 2002 (scarily, I can’t remember exactly how the old phrase went, and I must have seen it a couple thousand times).

  30. 30
    Osprey says:

    @DougJ: Meh, it has to be said:

    “GET TO DA CHOPPA!!!!”

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    Mike Kay says:

    @Tonybrown74: @Osprey:

    You would think Harold would have brought her along on his listening tours and on his tee vee appearances. You know, the same way Dennis Kucinich never fails to feature his lovely wive.

    but no. I wonder why?

  32. 32
    Tom Hilton says:

    I guess today is the official Make Jane Hamsher Cry Day:

    Dennis Kucinich’s flip on the health care vote this morning is symbolic of a broader shift among liberals. Last month 73% said they supported the plan with 19% opposed. Now 89% say they support the plan with only 3% opposed. Whether it’s because of the President’s increasing visibility on the issue or because liberals finally decided the current bill is as good as they’re going to get and better than nothing, there’s been a big rise in support since early February. [emphasis added]

    But at least those 3% have the absolute certainty that they’re absolutely right.

  33. 33
    Mike Kay says:

    @Tom Hilton:

    3%

    hahahhahhahhahahahahhahahahahhahahhahahahahhahahhah
    hahahhahahahahhahahhahahhhahhahhahahhahahhhahahahah
    hahahahhahahhhahhahhahahhhahahhahhahahahahhahahhaha

  34. 34
    Thoughcrime says:

    Iggy was sent by Obama to make the final argument for HCR.

    With a bottle of aspirin
    A sack full of jokes
    I wish I could go home
    With all the big folks!

  35. 35
    Midnight Marauder says:

    I don’t know when the switch was made, but I am loving how the top of the site now says “How Has Obama Failed You Today?”

    Fucking awesome.

    Dennis Kucinich’s flip on the health care vote this morning is symbolic of a broader shift among liberals. Last month 73% said they supported the plan with 19% opposed. Now 89% say they support the plan with only 3% opposed.

    But nowhere near as awesome as that.

  36. 36
    beltane says:

    @Tom Hilton: But that 3% is the base of the party. It’s the other 97% of us who are dispensable corporate sellouts and Obama cultists. How dare you suggest that the 3% of true progressives be thrown under the bus just to force this shit sandwich on the sheeple of this great big veal pen called the United States of America.

  37. 37
    Bootlegger says:

    Iggy Pop picks New Mexico State to win the NCAA tournament, Harold Ford picks East Tennessee State University. How about you? Join the Balloon Juice NCAA tourney pool. You’ll need the group ID# in the group label below.

    BALLOON JUICE GROUP ID# 61659
    “Consistently Wrong Since 2002”

    Don’t forget the “seed bonuses” when you make your picks.

  38. 38
    Mike Kay says:

    @beltane: This!

  39. 39
    carlos the dwarf says:

    This whole thread is a massive stack of win.

  40. 40
    Colette says:

    @beltane: I think the people in that photo are the sheeple in the veal pen. Let’s sic the radical anarcho-vegans on them.

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    GReynoldsCT00 says:

    @Comrade Mary:

    ROFLMAO!! Good catch! That’s beautiful

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    flukebucket says:

    I like the lady in the striped shirt who is obviously still soaking the last of the bread in the oil and vinegar.

    And man that is one mighty white crowd ain’t it?

    Hard to believe that Iggy is 63 years old.

  43. 43
    beltane says:

    @Colette: I think the people in that article represent the 3% of liberals who are against the HCR bill. And reading about anarcho-vegans gave me a craving for a big, juicy hamburger.

  44. 44
    maus says:

    @12 mcc- JUST THIS ONCE.

  45. 45
    KRK says:

    @Bootlegger:

    Thanks, bootlegger, for getting this rolling and for your hilariously topical reminders.

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    Violet says:

    @R-Jud:
    Saw this when in the UK last year. Hilarious. As is the Johnny Rotten butter commercial.

    Love the new tagline!

    @beltane:

    But that 3% is the base of the party. It’s the other 97% of us who are dispensable corporate sellouts and Obama cultists. How dare you suggest that the 3% of true progressives be thrown under the bus just to force this shit sandwich on the sheeple of this great big veal pen called the United States of America.

    Bwahahahhaha.

  47. 47
    schrodinger's cat says:

    Who is Iggy?

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    chopper says:

    the fact that iggy isn’t bleeding from multiple self-inflicted wounds during that performance just goes to show how soft he’s gotten.

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    goblue72 says:

    I really hope he’s singing I Wanna Be Your Dog to Mrs. Ford.

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    The Populist says:

    There was a time Iggy would whip it out and play with his penis on stage. That would have been an AWESOME site had he pulled that in front of the self righteous Mr. Ford.

  51. 51
    PanAmerican says:

    Who is Iggy?

    A street walking Cheetah with a heart full of Napalm.

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    licensed to kill time says:

    Jeebus, just got here and looked at the topics; thought “Iggy!” that looks fun! and read the first comment @Rathskeller:

    I wish I had heroin abs.

    and am falling about laughing so hard I’ll have to recover for a bit before I venture on…

  53. 53
    Nellcote says:

    @Comrade Mary:

    Hey guys! Hey guys! Take a look at the new tagline in the BJ header!

    I know it’s snark but it gives me a sad for some reason.

  54. 54
    R-Jud says:

    @Comrade Mary:

    Hey guys! Hey guys! Take a look at the new tagline in the BJ header!

    It’s full of win, but “Show Me On The Doll Where Rahm Touched You” would’ve been even winnier.

  55. 55
    Fergus Wooster says:

    @chopper:

    the fact that iggy isn’t bleeding from multiple self-inflicted wounds during that performance just goes to show how soft he’s gotten.

    Win.

  56. 56
    Jon H says:

    @Osprey: “What event/where was this that they had…Iggy Pop performing? Looks like a fundraiser or a political convention.”

    I believe that’s the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony.

    Rock is dead.

  57. 57
    Legalize says:

    Harold Ford for New York Senate: A Runaway Son of the Nuclear Age. Bam! Call me!

    I have nothing to contribute.

  58. 58
    Da Bomb says:

    @Jon H: Please tell me that you are joking?

    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony? Really?

    Maybe Ford has a stank face because he’s pissed that Iggy is cooler than he is and has a black girlfriend.

    We all know Ford is allergic to blackness.

  59. 59

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  60. 60

    @Mike Kay: Ford wasn’t married at the time he was running against Corker.

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    Jon H says:

    @Da Bomb: “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony? Really?”

    I’m guessing, but it was this week, the Stooges were inducted, and I read that at one point Iggy took his shirt off and went off the stage.

    So, I believe this collection of wealthy white senior citizens gumming their chicken is, in fact, the audience of the HOF induction.

  63. 63

    What a stuffed shirt! Ford looks decidedly distressed by the pansexual implications of being serenaded by a sweaty, shirtless, 63-year-old gym rat.

    http://www.lefthudson.com/2010.....rd-jr.html

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    Osprey says:

    @Jon H: You have got to be shitting me.

    You’ve got Harold Ford, his smokin’ wife, and the ghost of Bob Barker in the front row…at the Rock & Roll HOF? There’s no way in hell….

    Then again, after NY told him to take a big step back and fuck his own face, he might be applying for a job at their board of trustees or something. He’s now going to claim to be a Rock & Roll connoisseur.

    He reminds me of the pre-arranged marriage woman they got for Eddie Murphy in Coming to America:
    “What kind of music do you like?”
    ‘Whatever kind of music you like.’

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    Bill In OH says:

    @PeakVT:
    Be sure to get the remastered ones. Much better. For example, “Ann” doesn’t fade out right at the good part, i.e. right when the Ron Ashton righteous fuzz guitar solo kicks in.

    @PanAmerican:
    FTW!

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @Jon H:

    So, I believe this collection of wealthy white senior citizens gumming their chicken is, in fact, the audience of the HOF induction.

    I hate to remind people, but Iggy himself is a mere 2 years away from being an official senior citizen (born 1947). Many of the other inductees are already senior citizens. So it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that those old farts in suits are actual fans.

  67. 67
    Da Bomb says:

    @Mnemosyne:

    I hate to remind people, but Iggy himself is a mere 2 years away from being an official senior citizen (born 1947). Many of the other inductees are already senior citizens. So it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that those old farts in suits are actual fans

    .

    I know but they are still very tired looking.

    I guess I had an image in my head of what the Rock and Roll HOF induction would look like and this just didn’t match my illusion at all.

    L’Sigh…

  68. 68
    Chinn Romney says:

    beltrane, it’s hard to say for sure but I believe that’s Peter Wolf not Stern, looking over the old dude’s shoulder.

  69. 69
    CS Lewis Jr. says:

    That is the worst excuse for a rock and roll audience I have ever seen.

    HOF confirmed.

  70. 70
    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Bootlegger: I joined! Now I just have to pick using my super-secret formula. It’s guaranteed to lead me to victory! Or at least, give you guys some laughs. When you say noon tomorrow, which time zone?

    That’s Ford’s wife? She’s fine. As for Iggy, he looks really good for a man who should be a walking corpse.

    @CS Lewis Jr.: Waldorf Astoria? Yes, because NOTHING says rock and roll like the Waldorf Astoria!

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    jayjaybear says:

    @flukebucket: It’s hard to believe Iggy MADE IT to 63…

  72. 72
    Dr. Morpheus says:

    @flukebucket:

    Hard to believe that Iggy is 63 years old.

    I saw Iggy at a very small club about five or so years ago. My friend and I were walking up to the entrance on one side of the club when Iggy steps off his bus, shirtless, with two gorgeous babes in each arm.

    The guy is RIPPED, honestly I think he could serious damage to anyone who pissed him off.

    BTW, that was the loudest concert I’ve every had the pleasure of attending. Iggy was crowd surfing and giving it his all. And because the club used their own incompetent security I got to see most of it standing on stage just behind the curtains stage left.

    And I got so cross-eyed drunk I had the pleasure of peeing on his bus.

    No, I mean actually peeing onto the bus. I think he would have approved.

  73. 73
    JGabriel says:

    @chopper:

    the fact that iggy isn’t bleeding from multiple self-inflicted wounds during that performance just goes to show how soft he’s gotten.

    The fact that Iggy is that close to that many people in black tie and suits and THEY are not bleeding goes to show how soft he’s gotten.

    .

  74. 74
    Sly says:

    Do we do caption contests here, or is that too Wonkette? Anyway, open thread.

    Harold Ford, left, has no lust for life.

    Nice thread title, btw.

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    theylivebynight says:

    Amusing to me-I’m pretty sure this was when The Stooges were singing I wanna Be Your Dog.

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    Emma says:

    @Osprey: The woman sitting next to Harold is his wife Emily Threlkeld Ford.

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    lol, Eddie is so funny! I love him.

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