The McSweeney's Book of Politics and Musicals (Paperback)
Vintage Books, 9780307387349, 347pp.
Publication Date: June 26, 2012
To celebrate this grand union of entrenched bureaucracy and song, the patriots at McSweeney's Internet Tendency ( The Iowa Caucus of humor websites ) offer this riotous collection (peacefully assembled ) of monologues, charts, scripts, lists, diatribes, AND musicals written by the noted fake-musical lyricist, Ben Greenman. On the agenda are . . .
Fragments from PALIN THE MUSICAL
Barack Obama's Undersold 2012 Campaign Slogans
Atlas Shrugged Updated for the Financial Crisis
Your Attempts to Legislate Hunting Man for Sport Reek of Class Warfare
A 1980s Teen Sex Comedy Becomes Politically Uncomfortable
Donald Rumsfeld Memoir Chapter Title Or German Heavy Metal Song?
Noises Political Pundits Would Make If They Were Wild Animals and Not Political Pundits
Ron Paul Gives a Guided Tour of His Navajo Art Collection
Classic Nursery Rhymes, Updated and Revamped for the Recession, As Told to Me By My Father
And much more
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Praise For The McSweeney's Book of Politics and Musicals…
“Only McSweeney’s could combine politics and theater in such a strange, amusing way.” —Los Angeles Times
“Pokes fun at all manner of political persuasion, often in a tone reminiscent of Mad magazine—that is, mangled lyrics—but minus a tune to follow. . . . Jolly good fun.” —Leonard Kniffel, Booklist