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Remy discovers the hysterical, shrieking crowds are here for the entitlements.

Some great talent in time for the weekend.

Remy does The Beatles.

The money tap was already running before the visit from a virus. Someone’s going to have to break the bad news…

 

 

Written and Performed by Remy |  Produced and Edited by Austin Bragg Music tracks and mastering by Ben Karlstrom

h/t Alexandra

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Remy discovers the hysterical, shrieking crowds are here for the entitlements., 9.2 out of 10 based on 42 ratings

67 comments to Remy discovers the hysterical, shrieking crowds are here for the entitlements.

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      Bill In Oz

      Who’s Bob ?

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        TdeF

        As far as I can tell, it relates to a spat between communist Bernie Sanders and Bob Iger, CEO of Disney who was paid $65Million last year.

        In a communist world, this would not happen. Bob would be paid the same as the lowliest worker. He’d have to use his position to take everything by force. There is no communist society where the upper echelon do not live like Emperors. It’s only fair. The pay is lousy.

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          TdeF

          The clue was the picture of Bernie. It’s why the band is the “Candidates”.

          And the video by Remy was from August 2019 when Bernie really looked like being the Democrat Presidential Nominee. Even though he was thoroughly unelectable. So as with Hillary, Bernie was asked to stand down and hand over his candidates. Americans even on the hard left will not elect a crazy socialist like Bernie. They would end up with the film industry of Venezuela, the richest oil reserves in the world now having to bring oil from Iran under armed guard. A socialist icon, recently a first world country now in total economic and social collapse.

          It’s notable that Remy plays all of the Beatles. Only Bernie and Ed Sullivan make cameos. The screaming teenage women are Bernie supporters.

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            OriginalSteve

            Im wondering if Biden is being allowed to self destruct so they can run Witchypoo as the Dem candudate …again…

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              TdeF

              It’s always a chance. I doubt Biden will survive the convention in August, if he lasts that long. Trump will have a field day with him. And how can he attack Trump on racism, anti semitism, sexism and being old? Biden is far worse. And Burisma/Hunter and Tara Reade.

              As Joe said this week, every woman has to be believed and if you believe Tara Reade, don’t vote for me. Both feet blown away.

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                TdeF

                Unbelievably Joe Biden was the one member of cabinet who strongly advised Obama not to launch the attack on Osama Bin Laden. How do you walk that back?

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                RicDre

                “And how can he attack Trump on racism, anti semitism, sexism and being old?”

                I think that Mr. Biden assumes that no matter what he says or does, the Main-Stream-Media will cover for him, which is a very good assumption, but the question will that be enough?

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                It depends on whether people actually watch the debates or only see what the MSM wants them to see since what the MSM often reports as news is out of context sound bites combined with partisan spin.

                I’m sure Biden is far more afraid of debating Trump than he is of catching the China virus. Biden will surely be helped by partisan moderators, but that help might need to be so blatant that even someone who has never voted for anyone but a Democrat might start to ask why and these people are the ones who make up the bulk of their base.

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              James Murphy

              Michelle Obama…
              For a country that fought a war to get away from dynastic succession, there seem to be a sizeable number of people who would be happy to see one family stay in power, be it the Clintons, or the Obamas.

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      Geoff Croker

      “So far, the pain is dulled by unsustainable federal handouts, ludicrously applied. I haven’t come across anyone who has had the virus, but I know a half-dozen uni students who have seen their $200 Saturday jobs turned into a $750 bonanza, without the nuisance of having to go to work. A friend in Sydney’s Bondi lives next door to a household of cheerful bludging surfers who are bewildered but joyful at the doubling of their dole payments.

      Their joy won’t last. When the financial props are removed, millions of Australians will fall into a largely avoidable misery. They will soon be more afraid of poverty than the virus. At some point their debts will be called in; their overdue rent demanded; their missed payments see cars and white goods repossessed. I hope the banks and landlords are merciful, but history doesn’t suggest so.”

      The Bill shaped recovery is almost upon us. Adelaide’s eyes will be opening to the coming avalanche soon.

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      Bite Back

      I would not be singing if I were you. Remember, it’s your money being given away,

      BB

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    Graeme No.3

    Very pointed. I didn’t see AOC being hysterical in the audience – has she passed peak relevance?

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    David Maddison

    Free Stuff for everyone!

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    Umm! Just sayin.

    They would have had to get permission to use the song from, well you know who, and a royalty would also then be paid to the songs writers, and one of them is Sir Paul McCartney, the, umm, richest rock star on the Planet with a net worth of $1.2 Billion.

    My G0d, how those royalties roll in.

    Tony.

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      TdeF

      To be fair, Paul was always sensible and down to earth, except in his second marriage. And that time with the Swami in India, whom he now considers a crook. As for Sir Bob Geldof charging $300K for a lecture on poverty, it’s too crazy for words. And Bono. The difference between God and Bono is that God doesn’t think he’s Bono.

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        TdeF

        And the wealth of musicians and actors is in stark contrast to before WW2 where they had fame but no money. Many composers died in penury. During WWII Hollywood went on strike for three years for Royalties every time their movies were shown. The people making the money were the recording companies. Now at least it is shared with the creative people.

        These days the music is rubbish, as all the really creative people are in software. Like two of Australia’s new software Billionaires, each worth far more than Sir Paul.

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          TdeF

          There was no copyright on music, films. Performers were paid by the performance only. Actors by the movie. When a new Verdi opera played in Venice, the gondoliers were singing the tunes on the same night. There were no royalties, no bonus for creativity or success. Musicians were serfs and composers were sponsored by the opera and not the performance. And artists by the painting, not the image.

          I think the most income for image reproduction is by the Einstein legacy. Everytime a picture of Einstein is used, royalties flow to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Elvis Presley image I think is second.

          Bob Iger’s bonus was for the $365Million his film made in just a few weeks. In our world patents and copyright and contracts protect invention, which is why the West has such great innovation. All great composers had before was fame. Maybe.

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            I always smile, and recall this little thing when I hear about royalties.

            The Movie Director Robert Altman asked for a special song for the MASH movie for one scene, and if you’ve seen the movie, you know which one. He asked that it be ridiculous, and had to be titled ‘Suicide Is Painless’. Famed movie music maker Johnny Mandel wrote the music, but music was all he did, so Altman himself tried to write the lyrics, and gave up when he just couldn’t do it. His 14 year old son Michael asked if he could try writing the lyrics, and he did just that ….. in around five minutes in fact.

            Altman (father and Director) liked it so much, he decided to even use the song as the theme for the credits at the front and back of the movie. The song (with the lyrics) was popular and they ended up releasing it as a Single, and it sold really well.

            Years later, Director Altman said in an interview that he made the standard $70,000 as Director of the movie but his son, who wrote the lyrics to the song, (and never wrote another song) made more than $1 Million from the royalties alone as co-writer.

            Tony.

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              TdeF

              Are you sure the Director did not get royalties from the movie too? I would be surprised if he didn’t but it makes for a good story and far exceeds the directors once off fees. It’s all about the contract and the negotiations. Very few directors are poor. Director Stephen Spielberg supposedly has a net worth of $3.6Bn.

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                TdeF

                And I love the song. Used to play it all the time. Don’t know the lyrics. And the show. Hot Lips Houlihan. And when the pin stripe suit ended up with horizontal stripes. And Corporal Klinger playing his Catch 22 role. If you’re mad enough to work out how to get out of the army, you are not mad.

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                Umm, Klinger was not in the original movie.

                Tony.

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                TdeF

                Umm, no. He was in MASH. My point was that the film created the extremely popular TV series with the same theme song with the helicopters landing. That is what really made the music famous over 11 years and 256 episodes. And Klinger was a front line character taken from Catch 22 who appeared in the 4th episode and stayed for the series.

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      TdeF

      Also I think this was in a parcel purchase of rights from Apple Studios by Michael Jackson. And it was sold on to Sony. I doubt Sir Paul McCartney gets any royalties. It was only released on LP. As a single it was #1 in Australia, but hardly touched America. At the time.

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    No entitlements?
    You just want people to die
    https://youtu.be/eXWhbUUE4ko

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    Mikeo

    look around the room. Can you see Bob?
    If you don’t know which one is Bob, that means Bob is you.

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    el gordo

    Its fairly uncommon to see so many warm fronts over the Southern Ocean, so I’m calling it a global cooling signal.

    http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDY65100.pdf

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    Geoff Croker

    Best post yet! Should be part of every school assembly as they raise the flag.

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    Speedy

    People say that democracies collapse as soon as people work out it’s easier to vote for money than to work for it.

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      Global Cooling

      More and more money chasing less and less stuff. More and more control to prices and people’s livelihood empties the shelves of stuff. Hungry people break out from their homes and a great leader takes the power.

      I think that I have seen this.

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    I’ll assume this post is like weekend unthreaded.

    New article:

    http://phzoe.com/2020/05/22/equating-perpendicular-planes-is-plain-nonsense/

    I think you boys will enjoy this one.

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    Bill In Oz

    PEOPLE IN QLD. ARE PRAYING FOR SOME GLOBAL WARMING !
    :-)

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-23/queensland-weather-cold-and-rain-bom/12278602

    Actually here in the Adelaide Hills we are praying as well for some Global Warming. It’s cold wet & windy. What happened to Autumn ?

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      TdeF

      Agreed. I used to tell people overseas that autumn in Southern Australia was the best season. Calm, warm, delightful. This year we went straight to winter. But that’s Global Warming for you. It causes cooling.

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        TdeF

        And that’s my current point, that a CO2 blanket which is 50% thicker should be more noticeable on cold nights than warm days. The effect should be greater. What effect?

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      Graeme No.3

      Here you are Bill, and TdeF, you will feel warm after this.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkvG-R7c3A4

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        RickWill

        So clever.

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        TdeF

        Thanks. Love this one. Classic. He is much older here and the script has been edited to be less ‘racist’ and he has a big set. “And the French” was so funny but has become “hedge fund managers”. It has developed over the years like the Four Yorkshiremen sketch which was originally Marty Feldmann but is only remembered now as a Monty Python classic.

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      RickWill

      We can probably blame the Chinese; creating a pandemic that shuts down the globe.

      The unprecedented reduction in CO2 has caused global cooling. Just as the planet was starting to look more inhabitable. I guess the real estate values in Antartica will nose dive now.

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        TdeF

        I never understood that. There is so much good land in Northern Siberia. And Murmansk with 320,000 people.

        But the proponents of doom think an iceblock call Antarctica 3.5km high and the size of South America (two Australias) would become suddenly inhabitable with a temperature increase of +2C? Current population maximum around 1,100 people in winter where they are trapped. Most of the 57 bases are at 62 latitude. About that of St. Petersburg population 4 million.

        So when the alleged scientists talk about the temperture of the ‘globe’, they do not point out that the bottom 1/3rd is so much colder. +2C would be a relief. And nothing would melt. And in the North, there is nothing to melt except another iceblock on Greenland 2km thick with winter temperatures of -50C. Not any time soon.

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      el gordo

      Regional cooling needs to be watched.

      ‘Brisbane has endured its coldest May day in a century with the mercury hitting 15C at about 1pm on Friday – and the chilly snap is here to stay. Including wind chill the apparent temperature was even colder – dropping to 10C at 3pm, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.’ UK Mail

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    Ross Stacey

    I cannot understand how Angus Taylor has suddenly caved on Climate Change. I thought that after the release of the Micheal Moore film on renewables that he could have changed the minds of the Watermelons that Solar panels and windmills are not to be supported.

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    UK-Weather Lass

    I especially like this parody of the Beach Boys’ Surfin’ USA. It’s very relevant to the idiosyncratic nature of the lockdown policy regimes introduced by a seeming multitude of politicians of all colours. Is it any wonder so many of them are breaking their own rules daily if only the law would enforce them evenly across all layers of society?

    Remy is a very talented and entertaining guy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r-6s6cRGgA

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    Ruairi

    A promise of quite a few bob,
    Without earning or having a job,
    And that all bills are paid,
    As your fortune is made,
    Is sure to attract a wild mob.

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