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Found Sounds 15: Hello NSA
June 22, 2013 - Harry Eagar
Although RtO has blogged about Roy Zimmerman before ("Catching Up with Roy Zimmerman," July 11, 2011), it never dubbed him a Found Sound. An oversight, for sure, since Zimmerman is the wittiest singing satirist around.
A good introduction, and topical though written in 2006, is "Hello NSA." An updated version has recently gone up on Youtube.
Commenter The Scowling Schnauzer sez:
"Finally! I've been wanting? to link this video in response to every NSA joke on the internet. Altho it's a bummer my favorite line has been taken out - 'Oh...won't you pleeeease-ah...tell...Condoleeeeeza...I ordered...extra cheeeese-ah...and I love her.' I guess that's about as funny to kids as a Walter Mondale joke, but it still tickles my funny bone."
Which is apt.
The hook line is "you really listen," although that does not seem to be the case. At least not so far as the phone records revelations indicate.
RtO does not trust the government not to intercept its calls, emails and sidelong glances, having grown up during the Cold War when Red Squads of ignorant boobs in local police forces trailed liberals around. (And not only here and not only then:
"McLibel leaflet was co-written by undercover police officer Bob Lambert")
From the Guardian, and isn't that more interesting and more unnerving that Greenwald's revelations that the NSA is hunting for people who are actually out to get me?
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