Comedy songs to liberate your inner cheesehead. And now a few words about these 'home on de-ranged' tunes: 'The Mild Frontier' pretty much sums up my faux-western lifestyle. 'The Running of the Bullheads' was inspired by a fish found in Wisconsin's lakes. 'Traitor Trash' (John Walker's Other Blues) tours the mind of the 'American Taliban.' Steve Gill played this on the air during his show on WWTN-FM, Nashville. Thanks, Steve! Translations for non-Polish listeners to 'Nazdrowie, Boys': 'nazdrowie' is a drinking toast, and 'czarnina' and 'paczki' are delicacies. Allen-Bradley is a manufacturing firm whose four-sided lighted clock has been dubbed the Polish moon. Former President Clinton's assertion that he would personally 'grab a rifle, and fight and die' if Israel were invaded by Iraq or Iran just made me want to sing. 'Send 'Em' was the result. 'Elvis Lives in Cudahy' celebrates a working-class city on Milwaukee's southeast flank. To dig 'One Wore a Cheesehead,' you should know that Albert the Alley Cat was a puppet who appeared on WITI-TV weathercasts with Ward Allen. Many years later, that same station brought us Spunky, a Boston terrier who donned weather-appropriate clothing for his gig with Scott Steele. What can I say about 'Wash Your Cat,' except possibly 'Don't try this at home.' 'The Parking Lot at Lambeau' mentions St. Vincent. A Packer backer who excels at hanging out in the parking lot, he dresses like an old-time bishop, charges people for photo-ops, and donates the proceeds to charity. If you're offended by 'Creasters,' you probably are one. We can never have too many country songs about bloody car wrecks involving hanky-panky. Hence 'The Mayberry County Accident.'
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