Skip to comments.Lt. Kerry's Lonley Hearts Club Band
Posted on 09/16/2007 3:50:27 AM PDT by Andy'smom
If you thought Scaramouche was a pretentious name for Sen. John Forbes Kerry to give his 42-foot Nantucket gigolo boat, hes gone and topped himself.
Liveshot has scuttled the name Scaramouche and rechristened it . . . Let It Be.
Thats right, the Beatles song. From Freddie Mercury to John Lennon. Im telling you, you cannot make this stuff up.
Why Let It Be? My theory is the more appropriate Lennon-McCartney titles were taken: Nowhere Man and Im a Loser. Not to mention Fool on the Hill.
(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, can you do the fandango?
“Lonley, you stay away from that strange man!”
“Kerry That Weight” seems like a good name for the life boat.
Its bad luck to re-name a boat.
You’re right, I forgot about that.
LOL. We need some photoshopped versions of Jon Cary’s boat renamed
“Fool on the Hill”
“Hard Day’s Night” (for what it must be like to be married to him, or for him to be married to Teresa)
Any way the wind blows....”
Most excellent bump!
News update: "John Kerry on the Let it be, lost at sea."
Lonley = Lonely
“The Tax Man”
I was thinking the same thing.
But it's nice to know he's encouaging Lady Luck to frown on him!
Howie Carr column ping!
I know, it was still dark here when I copied it, maybe the moderator can change it.
You know, not that I ever saw it, there was a movie made based on Sgt Pepper but it featured the Bee Gees. Which leads me to this song parody I wrote in late ‘04...
He is going back to Massachusetts
Couldn’t win the White House if he tried
And they still love him back in Massachusetts
They voted for him, through all those times he lied
Got a lot of votes in San Francisco
New York and L.A., they loved him too
But he’s still going back to Massachusetts
The Swift Boat hero made Democrats so blue.
National Lampoon once had an article way back (dealing with
George McGovern, I think) called Sargent Shriver’s Bleeding
Heart Club Band :)
>>When she said yes, he was feeling glad all over.
Oops, Howie, that one wasn’t a Beatles song (Glad All Over).
Dave Clark 5, IIRC... :)
Teresa In The Sky With Diamonds (about about $700 million)
“When I’m 64” I won’t be president
Ted K version (Day in the Life, starting with “he blew
his mind out in a car” line):
He drowned Kopechne with his car
He drank too much and drove it off a bridge
Didn’t report it for 10 hours
Got re-elected though
Nobody in Boston cares as long as you’re a Democrat
He’d love to turn...you...on...
AND about $700 milliion, that should say
Glad Al l Over was a DC5 hit, but was subsequently covered by the Beatles (BBC sessions I think with lead vocals by George).
Kerry is probably trying to maintain political viability by concealing the real reason for the name “Scaramouche”. See the brilliant post from a few years ago, exclusive to FR, excerpted below:
The Quiet American by Grhame Greene is the quintessential anti vietnam novel. Written in 1955 while the French effort in then Indochina was raging, the novel explores and illustrates the various feelings regarding Vietnam that came to dominate American political culture in the late 1960’s.
The protagnist of the book is a guy called Fowler. Fowler is an American hating, left-leaning atheist in the mold of Greene himself.
On the other side is a fellow named Pyle, who works at the American embassy and is a strident anti-communist.
Fowler is very Kerry-esque, tortured by every conceivable nuance missed by the US and Western governments, and ultimately finds himself far more sympathetic to the Communists than to the French, Americans or non-Communist nationalists.
This is the quintessential book opposing the French/American effort in Vietnam, and there is no doubt that Kerry read it.
Fowler goes on to conspire with the viet minh to have Pyle killed. Fowler’s alibi for the evening when Pyle was killed? He was watching the movie Scaramouche.
The name of John Kerry’s yacht? Scaramouche. Coincidence?
then it qualifies! good
Would â THE LANCHED LURCH â be a fitting handle for this pero?
I guess the name Swiftboat was already taken. (LOL)
How about “Back in the USSR”
Sounds a lot like our boy JFnK, the lawyer, politician, and gigolo, except that his logic and sword are both quite bent. His identifying with a French aristocrat is too funny for words.
Here’s the American Heritage Dictionary on Scaramouch (or Scaramouche):
NOUN: A stock character in commedia dell’arte and pantomime, depicted as a boastful coward or buffoon.
ETYMOLOGY: French Scaramouche, from Italian Scaramuccia, from scaramuccia, skirmish.
Let it be! Indeed.
Or “Christmas in Cambodia”?
Or “I used to fairy CIA guys to Cambodia”?
Actually, the protaganist is the illegitimate son of two aristocrats and raised by the mother’s friend. After joining a roaming acting troop, which uses the charactors of traditional comic plays such as Pantaloon, Rhodomont (the likely source of rhodomontade) Polichinelle, etc. All very stereotypical. Scaramouche was the trickster. He later works for a fencing master and becomes expert and still later ends up joining the National Assembly during the early days of the French Revolution, in part to keep aristocrats from killing their opponents in duels. It’s a great book (by Rafael Sabatini).
But, you’r probably right about Kerry’s admiration for the French and for The Quiet American. Remember a few years ago that Michael Caine was miffed because he didn’t win best actor for the movie.
For purpose of searching the forum.
Otherwise, 'Lonley' is OK. 'Lonley' could be who would follow Kerry.
"Lonley, don't you get on that boat!"
YELLOW SUBMARINE (paint boat to match).
Reporting for dooty?
Very, Very Bad Luck to change any boat’s name...as any true seaman knows. But this poor slob Kerry has flip-flopped on everything else in his life, why not his boat’s name too. Pitiful jerk!!!
Ship of Fools?
Kerry - boats - Scaramuccia, all becoming classic. Maybe Lonley is the classic dupe.
Its done all the time on the Great Lakes.
Howie is always entertaining!
Actually, a caller to his radio show mentioned seeing Kerry tie up the "Let It Be" next to a tony pierside restaurant on Nantucket. Howie said he thought the name of the War Hero's lastest command was the "Scaramouche", but he'd look into it.
I was a little taken aback by Kerry's choice of the name Scaramouche, knowing it's connotation, especially in light of the Swiftboat allegations and the fact that he was basing his presidential campaign on his "War Record".
How about Bonnie Tyler’s “Lost in France”?
Let It Be
It’s actually a plea to the Swiftboaters and others who revealed some of the truth about his military service.
He just doesn’t want the hidden truth of his questionable discharge persued any further.
“Please, oh please, let it be.....”
Or I used to fairy CIA guys to Cambodia?
That would tie in nicely with “Fairy ‘cross the Merci” (say it with a French accent)
LT ping - sneaking in for a good laugh...........
How about ‘The Minnow’?
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