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The McSweeney's Book of Politics and Musicals (Vintage) [Kindle Edition]

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“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

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Ever since John Hancock broke into song after signing the Declaration of Independence, American politics and musicals have been inextricably linked. From Alexander Hamilton's jazz hands, to Chester A. Arthur's oboe operas, to Newt Gingrich's off-Broadway sexscapade, You, Me, and My Moon Colony Mistress Makes Three, government and musical theater have joined forces to document our nation's long history of freedom, partisanship, and dancers on roller skates pretending to be choo choo trains.
 
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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1478 KB
  • Print Length: 370 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B009I70VLO
  • Publisher: Vintage (June 26 2012)
  • Sold by: Random House Canada, Incorp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007OLXSF2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Yes Oct. 13 2012
By Barbra Tarkenton - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The McSweeney's Book of Politics and Musicals is a rock-solid collection that would not look out of place in either handsomely-appointed library or gas-station bathroom: this sucker has RANGE. I laughed repeatedly. I did not cry, but I was not expecting to.
4.0 out of 5 stars Time sensitive but funny April 2 2014
By E. J. Ford - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book made me smile almost continuously. There are some very amusing, if brief bits that satirize everything in need of satirizing. Alas, the material is relevant to a particular time and set of events. Read it now before the humor turns into farce!

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