February 13, 2010

Unclear On The Concept

more cowbell.png

Yesterday I found myself behind a car that had an Obama '08 bumper sticker port side aft, and a "More Cowbell" decal to starboard.

This puzzled me.

Perhaps the driver was a former supporter who had become disillusioned and was now indulging in some mockery. In that case, why not remove the Obama sticker?

Or perhaps the driver doesn't get the joke and believes that we really do need more Obama cowbell.

Now that's a scary thought.

Investigative Yips! from Gary:
Robbo, I seem to recall a recent meme bouncing around NRO's The Corner (probably started by Jonah Goldberg) the equated "more Cowbell" in the Obama Administration with continued speeches, statements and public appearances by Captain Fantastic. It's as if, in the face of dwindling support, Rahm Emmanuel is saying "Guess what? I got a fevah! And the only prescription is more Obama!"

In other words, just like the Bruce Dickinson, the White House sees more Obama (i.e. more Cowbell) as the solution to everything and everyone else just doesn't get it.

I checked the website associated with the graphic and it looks like it specializes in lampooning the socialistic mentality of our new overlords.

Unfortunately, those of us not in on the joke are left scratching our heads.

Yips! Back From Robbo: Oh, I agree with the G-Man (although I think Ace might have beat him to the punch) that there are those like Rahm who think that way. But what puzzles me is why those people would embrace the actual "more cowbell" phrase. After all, it's mockery. (See here for the reference, Mom.) Which leads me back to my original posits that the driver I spotted was either disgruntled or clueless. (I suppose there is a third possibility - that The One's supporters might be trying to co-opt the phrase in a gesture of hip irony, but that seems a bit of a stretch to me, even for these people.)

Posted by Robert at February 13, 2010 09:17 AM | TrackBack

Thanks for putting me in the picture. I was a little
worried that "cowbell" might be code for something else associated with cows, or bulls anyway, and politicians. It would fit, actually.

Posted by: mothe at February 13, 2010 10:52 PM

Don't overlook the possibility of a little parking-lot jokesterism...

Posted by: mojo at February 15, 2010 04:11 PM



Kicked out of the no mention blog for being too logical and non trollernt.
I like the cut of your jib (to coin a phrase), think I'll check your site daily. Kudos on the handle........

Posted by: Richard at February 16, 2010 02:12 AM
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