…and wish only the best for you all, may I present the Honorable Rick Perry, Governor of the Great (Secessionist) State of Texas, tragically mistaken in his quest for the nearest ZZ Top venue. (The really good stuff starts around 4:45)
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My thanks to Marc Abrahams, best known as the impresario of the IgNobels and the Annals of Improbable Research, for turning me on to this forgotten gem.
(To be fair: Perry does his job just fine here. Governating puts all kinds of demands on one’s sense of the surreal, and the man with the hair holds up pretty well. But still. It really is a moment of high-camp absurdity.)
Perhaps this might be considered a snicker and snark open thread?*
*Is there any other kind?