Drunk Texts To Myself
2013 | Comedy
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"And if the Brits want to come and take a piece of the cut, I'll raise a whole fuckin' army, let 'em see what's what. -- The King's like "Yo, I gotta get paid," I'm like "Tough titty, cause y'all's a whole ocean away. -- And you can try to send some ships to come and make me pay up, but that's an awful long way just to suck these nuts."
- Trevor Moore is a founding member of the comedy troupe Whitest Kids U Know.
- While shooting the fifth season for the Whitest Kids U' Know, he and the troupe wrote and filmed "The Civil War on Drugs." It ran alongside the season.
- Trevor's parents are former Christian folk-rock singers, Mickey & Becki Moore, their single 'Love Song for Number Two' hit #2 Christian song in the USA...not sure who tracks this...
THE HOT TAKES
Glorious. Puts me in touch with the spirit of the founding fathers in a new way. Since I'm a prude, as previously established, I don't have much in the way of first-hand knowledge to summon for this song. However! It's absolutely true that the growing and use of hemp and marijuana was a big part of the United States' history, and there's this weird vacuum that the modern state has created where we just don't talk about that. Talking about things, after all, is the first step to normalizing them. And while I know we can have lots of discussions about "normalizing" some more fringe things, it seems like hemp/marijuana is an obvious candidate for the immediate future. The work of amazing groups like the Tenth Amendment Center has gone a long way already, but there's plenty of ground still to cover. This song in particular won't win us many points with people resistant to legalization, but perhaps the real lesson is to focus on the historical role played by this important plant.
This song brings to light one of the saddest facts of todays America. Most people, even those who would count themselves patriots, are so ignorant about the founders, and the founding of the country, that their sheer ignorance would be laughable were they not able to enforce ridiculous anti-freedom laws with their dull historically inacurate tropes. Radicals, outlaws, traitors, cop-killers, and smugglers, those were the founders of the United States. I'm pretty sure that most people who quote the founders as if they are quoting the bible, and hold them up as some sort of demi-gods, would be shocked at the contempt at which they would be held by those same men, could they somehow be transported to talk with them. Education is the key to bringing them to a better understanding of the reality of just what it was the founders did, but the sad fact is, most of the State worshippers want to believe the fairy tale rather than the truth. The truth would mean they might have to stop meddling in their neighbors affairs, and get out of the foreign wars they love so much.
I'm not gonna sit here and say that I believe this song is teaching a real history of the US or anything but I like to think of it as true in spirit. I wish any of whatever spirit is behind the lines: The King's like "Yo, I gotta get paid," I'm like "Tough titty, cause y'all's a whole ocean away. And you can try to send some ships to come and make me pay up, but that's an awful long way just to suck these nuts."