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The world is a little bit brighter because it has one less country “musician” in the world.  The hayseed in question was Little Jimmy Dickens who died at the spry age of 94.

Man, I thought it was rough growing up with the word “feel” in the middle of my name.  Imagine having the words “little” and “dick.”

I guess this situation caused a rage that drew him into the dark evil that is Country “Music.”  Now, in case I have been vague about my feelings on country music: Country is to music what Fox is to news.  Not clear enough?  OK.  How about this: I would rather listen to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera” than Country.  Country music makes me want to go to the hardware store, buy two new, shiny awls, and shove them into my ears and, once I hit brain, wiggle them all around.

"Little" Jimmy Dickens had a habit of making Tim Gunn "concerned."

“Little” Jimmy Dickens had a habit of making Tim Gunn “concerned.”

Case in point: Little Jimmy Dickens.  Jimmy made his way out of hog-calling with hits like “I’m Little but I’m Loud” and “May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose.”  UP YOUR FEAKIN’ NOSE!

He followed that up with “Stinky Pass That Hat Around” and then “Hey Worm (You Wanna Wiggle).”  It’s like Bob Dylan puked and that puke wrote these songs.

He was the last member of the Grand Ole Opry that was older than the show itself.  Which makes me posit: you need to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry?  Is this the clodhopper version of the Masons?  Is there an initiation rite that include stump-broke cows and picking out which goat is the cutest?

Well, this hit goes to: The Rookie!  Yes, Cindy, the Mortician’s Daughter (no, that’s not another Little Jimmy song title) is on the board with her very first hit!  The first hit is the best.  Cindy will always remember this slack-jawed hick as her first hit.  (Mine was Dick Nixon back in 1994.)

So congrats to Cindy!

Happy pooling,


Current Standings:

Jami: 70 – (Diem Brown)

Anne: 30 – (Joe Cocker – 30)

Team Sushi: 30 – (Marion Barry – 30)

The Girl on Fire: 20 – (Mario Cuomo – 20)

I-Steve (a.k.a: The Arch-Bishop!): 20 – (Fiorenzo Angelini – 10, Jorge María Mejía – 10)

Tailgating with Jesus: 20 – (Jean Béliveau – 20)

The Mortician’s Daughter:  10 – (“Little” Jimmy Dickens – 10)

Mostly Mike: 10 – (Ralph H Baer – 10)


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