Thursday, June 01, 2006

Those fucking Chicks. I mean, really.


Once upon a time, there was a band whose lead singer, in the midst of a concert, told the audience she was embarrassed that the American President was from Texas. And, oh my, the shitstorm that ensued. Boycotts were organized, CDs were crushed, death threats were made, radio airplay took a hit, and so on.

And all those right-wing troglodytes? Oh, they couldn't have been happier, clapping their little paws with absolute glee over how they were going to punish those heretics. Oh, yeah, nobody disses their chimpster and gets away with it. It's clobberin' time, fer shure! And how did the Dixie Chicks react?

They laid low for a while, gathered themselves and came roaring back with a new album that is currently #1 on the U.S. charts. And how did the trogs react? Pretty much like this:

Country trio the Dixie Chicks, the darlings of Nashville until their singer criticized President Bush three years ago, opened at No. 1 on the U.S. charts on Wednesday with their first studio album since then, but sales were sharply lower.

"Taking The Long Way," their third chart-topper, sold 525,000 copies in the week ended May 28, according to tracking firm Nielsen SoundScan. The figure ranks as one of the biggest openings of the year, and exceeds industry expectations by more than 100,000 copies.

But it paled against the 780,000 copies that their last studio release, "Home," sold during its first week in August 2002. It spent three weeks at No. 1, and has sold 5.8 million copies to date. In April another country trio, Rascal Flatts, opened at No. 1 with 722,000 copies of its new album.

Well, sure, say the trogs, it might be #1. But it's not the same kind of humongously, monstrous #1 that their last album was, so there. That'll teach those mouthy little sluts, won't it?

And on a totally unrelated note, don't forget that "no one hates like the left." But you already knew that, right?

4 comments:

eastern front said...

"Not Ready to Make Nice" is #10 at Yahoo! video. Wasn't there at all 2 days ago.
Must be some kind of librul plot.
Regards from the Eastern Front

Anonymous said...

Chimpster?

Nice.

Like I said, no one hates like the left.

I am the 2nd commenter on your brilliant post. By the turn of the century you might be able to attract the traffic Smalldeadanimals does.

*snicker*

CC said...

anonymous drooled:

"By the turn of the century you might be able to attract the traffic Smalldeadanimals does."

Not interested. I've always been a fan of quality over quantity.

dveej said...

If I were unaware that people like "anonymous" -- that is, so-called "conservatives" who eschew logic and morality in favor of mindless cultural inertia and tribalistic Three-Minute-Hates -- are utterly impervious to any sort of new thought that doesn't already fit snugly into the ruts of their group mind, then I would waste a bit of my time pointing out to "anonymous" that on blogs which attract stupid people, like smalldeadanimals to take an egregious example, the average reader feels that her/his particular pearl of wisdom is needed desperately by all who peruse Kate's inane scrivelings; and consequently every dumbass moron who reads Kate's blog makes a comment on what they read there, thus increasing the *quantity* of the comments at that blog while maintaining its relatively lower level of *quality*. On the other hand, the readers of canadiancynic, who are by and large much more intelligent and moral than the readers of smalldeadanimals, are perspicacious enough to refrain from inflicting our every tiny mental fart on the blogosphere. In other words: the fucktards who read Kate's blog comment more often (and more stupidly) than we who read CC. Because they (that is: you, "anonymous") are fucktards. So attempting to insult CC because there are fewer comments on his blog than on Kate's is, well, fucking stupid.

But as I am not unaware of this, I won't.