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Root Boy Slim & the Sex Change Band w/The Rootettes! “Christmas at Kmart.”
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Root Boy and GW Bush were in the fraternity at Yale. Now that’s funny!
Root Boy was a year ahead of GWB, and they were both DKEs. The fall after his graduation, Root Boy returned for homecoming with Bob Greenlee (another DKE who had been Yale’s quarterback and who was drafted by Miami. Greenlee went on to become Root’s bass player in the Sex Change Band, and in later years, the owner of Root’s record label, Kingsnake).
At that visit, GWB caught Root Boy and Greenlee sharing a joint at outside the frat house, on the steps. And he banned them for life.
There’s a great little You Tube snippet of Root here in which he waxes poetic, in a radio interview, on his thoughts about GWB.
Good stuff…I imagine the Root Boy and W didn’t see eye-to-eye on many things.
DKE was the biggest group of aholes when I was in college.
As this is my first time working retail during the holidays, I have a whole new appreciation for this song.
Contra, are you totally out of restaurants now?
DKE is a really strong national fraternity. University of Tennessee does not have a DKE chapter.
AHHHH SAM RASOUL. NOW WE WILL SEE IF RACISM EXISTS!! Octavia Johnson a Black Republican versus Sam Rasoul, a white democrat WHO HAS NEVER WON AN ELECTION?
Wiggle out if that conundrum libby cons.
I betya betchya lots of libbys support a Republican, an evil Republican!?
Today in 1941my Father was. 27 years old, he was 50 when I was born. He would be 28 on May 15th. After the horriable attack by Japanese he volunteered for the Navy. Both his brothers and his two brotherin laws also joined the service. Two were pilots and two were in the infantry. Hope we never forget what happened on December 7 1941
Dan, no, I’m still doing fastfood as an hourly manager. I’m just doing the retail job for extra Xmas money–like there really is such a thing as ‘extra’ money.
“Dan, no, I’m still doing fastfood as an hourly manager. I’m just doing the retail job for extra Xmas money–like there really is such a thing as ‘extra’ money. ”
I dunno how old you are, but Root Boy died 20 and 1/2 years ago today. I knew the man, and the myth (I’m the original author of his fabulous Wikipedia entry). I comforted his mom at his funeral concert, at The Bayou in Washington, D.C. (although I remain uncertain that our conversation comforted her — it was real but life is weird, you know?)
Until I take my last breath, I’ll sincerely believe that Root Boy, aka Foster Mckenzie III, was a low-down prophet, a modern-day Jack Black, author of one of the best memoirs EVER in American literature. Root Boy’s music foretold scandals that would wrack the Roman Catholic Church, undo Bill Clinton, and lead to the election of his former frat brother, George W. Bush.
One of Root Boy’s great strengths is that he could spot a phony 5 miles away. And. he pilloried them with his music.
Long live Root Boy Slim!
I salute your father and all the other brave men that went to war. The two most important holidays we have here in the US are Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Never forget.
#9, Rhonda yelled: “RAHHHH SAM RASOUL. NOW WE WILL SEE IF RACISM EXISTS!!”
So Rhonda doesn’t know if racism exists, and thinks a single local election will show whether it does or not?
Hint: it does.
And while we need no proof, from Rhonda’s post we see that the fertilizer of racism, stupidity, does too.
Octavia Johnson ran for re-election to her job and lost. I will be voting for Sam Rasoul. I voted for Ms. Johnson when she first ran for the sheriff’s office, I will not be voting for her this time.
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