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"The Wreck of the Cruz Bustamante" - Song parody wins LA Times prize (Vanity -- 6th Prize is mine!)
LA Times ^ | September 5, 2003 | Roy Rivenberg

Posted on 09/04/2003 5:01:47 PM PDT by pogo101

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Last — and quite possibly least — is our Song Most Likely to Be Ignored by Downloaders Award, which goes to the mysterious Mitch of Burbank (who asked us to withhold his last name for fear of losing his job), for the composition "Wreck of the Cruz Bustamante," sung to the tune of Gordon Lightfoot's "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." Unfortunately, like the original dirge, Mitch's parody is interminably long, so we have room for only a few verses:

The legend lives on from the Pechanga on down
Of California's first mate Bustamante
A tax-hiking swine, Cruz sure looked as refined
As Quixote astride Rocinante.

...

The news on the wire set his ambitions afire
As the recall broke past Davis' defenses
Every Democrat knew, as Cap'n Davis did too
Californians had come to their senses!

Thanks to everyone who entered and to our judges, who, like Mitch, requested anonymity. If you think your joke should have won, feel free to circulate a petition to have this column recalled.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; US: California
KEYWORDS: bustamante; california; election; humor; recall
Fame is mine! (Article bears a printed-edition date of Sept. 5 but is available online now, Sept. 4.)

The full parody song was posted here.

1 posted on 09/04/2003 5:01:47 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: pogo101
hahah good job, your famous! lol I noticed MINE didnt make it in!! : )
2 posted on 09/04/2003 5:02:55 PM PDT by eXe (The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war)
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To: pogo101

Aye, yii, yii, yiiii,
I am the racist Bandito.
I like the illegals,
I love them I do.
They want all your money,
I'll tax it from you.

Aye, yii, yii, yiiii,
Oh, I am the Racist Bandito.
Slip me donations
And I'll be your friend.
The racist Bandito
You must not offend.

3 posted on 09/04/2003 5:14:01 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: LS; redlipstick; RonDog; JennysCool; JOE6PAK; daviddennis; elbucko; Russell Scott; nothingnew; ...
Vanity ping
4 posted on 09/04/2003 5:16:50 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Lizavetta
THE FRITO BANDITO SONG!

Memories ...
5 posted on 09/04/2003 5:17:28 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: pogo101
LOL, congratulations! A very good parody! You award is well deserved.
6 posted on 09/04/2003 5:17:50 PM PDT by jocon307 (Boy, even I am surprised at myself!)
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To: pogo101
Congrats! I think all of us here considered it #1.
7 posted on 09/04/2003 5:20:57 PM PDT by My2Cents ("I'm the party pooper..." -- Arnold in "Kindergarten Cop.")
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To: pogo101
WOO HOO! Great going!
8 posted on 09/04/2003 5:22:09 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: pogo101
THE FRITO BANDITO...no

He would be THE TAXO BANDITO

9 posted on 09/04/2003 5:40:22 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Free Republic ..You have to support, things we don't support, to get our support.... goofy isnít it?)
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To: pogo101
.....which goes to the mysterious Mitch of Burbank ...

Hahahaha! Well they do indeed have a sense of humor.

Wasn't it Johnny Carson who always made the funny references to Burbank? He'd have a ball with this one.

10 posted on 09/04/2003 5:42:59 PM PDT by Cagey
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To: pogo101
I just remembered it!

.......which goes to the mysterious Mitch of Beautiful Downtown Burbank.

11 posted on 09/04/2003 5:47:56 PM PDT by Cagey
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To: pogo101
You get first prize in my book!


12 posted on 09/04/2003 6:10:20 PM PDT by EllaMinnow
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To: pogo101
PING!

Your One Stop Resource For All The California Recall News!

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13 posted on 09/04/2003 10:06:30 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: pogo101
Good work pogo101, see if you can make up a ditty about his "secret" meeting with David Duke;


14 posted on 09/05/2003 9:28:28 AM PDT by PeoplesRep_of_LA (Stop Dividing the Republican base; vote McClintock on October 7, 2003!)
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To: PeoplesRep_of_LA
For once we agree. Good to see you picking on the biggest enemy (in a number of senses), el Gordo Cruzo.

After those two songs (the other being the rap parody of "bust a move"), my muse temporarily has left me.

But I just want so badly for Cruz to get his butt kicked. Figuratively ... I think. He is just the absolute worst about ostensibly mainstream American politics. He OUGHT to be self parody, but in California there are so many leftists that few get the joke.

I still think he needs a proper Indian name. "Dances With Slot Machines" is the one tossed out casually in the LA Times article. Any suggestions?
15 posted on 09/05/2003 9:35:31 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: pogo101
Yes we do agree, I got in a "discussion" with a couple of [knee jerk] Democrates at work about his La MEChA links, and their similarities to the Klan.

Would you believe they were trying to make it sound like La MEChA were the Mexican mafia? Like they were Networking or making dirty money? I was stunned. They did NOT want to talk about this as a racist organization. I was grilling them, and they just wanted it to change the subject, and they were walking out the door at the time.

This topic is golden. Confront your Democratic friends.

16 posted on 09/05/2003 10:03:59 AM PDT by PeoplesRep_of_LA (Stop Dividing the Republican base; vote McClintock on October 7, 2003!)
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To: pogo101
Congratulations!

{{{On the other hand, do you really want a prize from the LA Times?}}}
17 posted on 09/05/2003 10:05:38 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: BlessedBeGod
True. But this is just funsies. (I think my prize is a big scented candle. Seriously.) And the "Recall Madness" columnist, Roy Rivenberg, is refreshingly non-PC, trust me. We've exchanged numerous emails, and he either is no leftist or has the best left-on-left sense of humor I've ever encountered.
18 posted on 09/05/2003 10:15:58 AM PDT by pogo101
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