My Hero

You gotta love Johnny Cash. You just gotta! Click the image for the full sized ad.

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Re: hey C

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JC is God
I have that picture.

I love the Man in Black. Adore. Worship. Adulate. If you don't love Johnny Cash, you are vermin and I will chop your head off.
Not Even.

He like kicks ass, and the ass kicking is to such a degree that the ass-kickee will have children, and the children will come out "waaaah!! my ass got kicked, and I don't even know what that means, because i'm just a baby!"
ntnrmlgirl was right. That wasn't even funny :)

In other news, did I mention that Johnny Cash kicks ass? His sublime sense of humor simply isn't appreciated. Posing as a country goth, he writes songs like "Ring of Fire", which is, of course, a thinly veiled analogy for gonorrhea.

Love is a burnin' thing,
And it makes a fiery ring
Bound by wild desire --
I fell into a ring of fire.

I fell into a burnin' ring of fire --
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher,
And it burns, burn, burns,
The ring of fire, the ring of fire.

Of course, a careful reading of his music reveals that he's actually Nostradamus reincarnated. He described 21st century US politics in the song "The One on the Left is on the Right". "Hey Porter" is a thinly veiled allusion of JK Rowling's achievement of celibrity status and "A Boy Named Sue" is about a retired janitor in Minnetonka, Minnesota, but even his most ardent fans aren't quite certain what that was about.

Brilliant, brilliant man.

I need a drink.
Actually that was so funny that I laughed so hard that I nearly started to convulse, much the same that one would after a giant ass-kicking by JC. He seriously whips a camel's ass with a belt.
Re: The Original Man in Black
Truly, he is the only man worthy of Jesus ever. Ever. EVER.

Well you wonder why I always dress in black

Why you never see bright colors on my back

And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone

Well there's a reason for the things that I have on

I wear the black for the poor and the beaten down

Livin' in the hopeless hungry side of town

I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime

But is there because he's a victim of the times

I wear the black for those who've never read

Or listened to the words that Jesus said

About the road to happiness through love and charity

Why you'd think he's talking straight to you and me

Well we're doin' mighty fine I do suppose

In our streak of lightning cars and fancy clothes

But just so we're reminded of the ones who are held back

Up front there oughta be a man in black

I wear it for the sick and lonely old

For the reckless ones whose bad trip left them cold

I wear the black in morning for the lives that could have been

Each week we lose a hundred fine young men

And I wear it for the thousands who have died

Believin' that the Lord was on their side

I wear it for another hundred thousand who have died

Believin' that we all were on their side

Well there's things that never will be right I know

And things need changin' everywhere you go

But till we start to make a move to make a few things right

You'll never see me wear a suit of white

Oh I'd love to wear a rainbow every day and tell the world that everything's okay

But I'll try to carry off a little darkness on my back

Till things're brighter I'm the man in black

"Man in Black", by Johnny Cash (1971)