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sometimes they still got it

I know the official party line on The Onion is that it was funny seven years ago but has run its course. Their headlines still make me laugh though: "Members of Twisted Sister Now Willing To Take It." Here's a taste of the story:
In a stunning reversal of their long-stated reluctance to take it, members of heavy-metal band Twisted Sister announced Monday that, after 24 years of fervent refusal, they are now willing to take it. "I acknowledge that we promised not to take it anymore, but things change. The world is a different place today, and with that in mind, we would like to go on record as saying that, starting right now, we are going to take it," read a statement released by the band's lead singer, Dee Snider. "To clarify, we would still prefer not to take it, but as of now, taking it is an option that we would be open to. That is all." Bassist Mark "the Animal" Mendoza also stated that, in regards to what he wants to do with his life, he no longer solely wants to rock, but would instead prefer doing other things, such as raising a family and working as a claims adjuster in Rye, NY.


bonnie lenore kyburz said...

made my day :)

lazyjmom said...

Bill-That cracked me up! Made me think of mom's falsetto "we're not gonna take it" over breakfast prep. What was that all about??

bdegenaro said...

Yah, what's up with mom LOVING that song?!

BTW, one of the cool things about Onion is they attend to details, like getting the names of band members right. And the little jokes that you almost miss: Mendoza saying he no longer solely wants to rock, which riffs on the profound lyric "there's only one thing that I want to do, I wanna rock"

BTW part deux: wow, that song is 24 years old. holy shit!