Wednesday, June 02, 2010

The Tipper Point


My guess? When she huffed, "Well, that's a relief -- now if we can just get rid of that WASP band," after learning of the death of Ronnie James Dio, that was all Al could take.

No one under the age of, say, 37, will get this joke, by the way.

The Huffington Post: Al and Tipper Gore Split/6.1.10

13 comments:

L. said...

Seriously though, how irritating do you think she was when she was in her PMRC heyday?

brettskean said...

Ah yes, Tipper Gore and the old PMRC. . . Those music lyrics will have us worshipping Satan in no time!

oskar said...

Maybe Tipper's the one who couldn't take it anymore & now she wants to hook up with Dee Snider.

Eric said...

Those music lyrics will have us worshipping Satan in no time!

And hanging out with girls who masturbate in magazines! Don't forget all the masturbation!

Not that this is a bad thing, mind you....

Hail Satan!

Riles said...

Maybe Al is too dirty in bed and offended her. Wait, is this the first step in a PMRC re-launch?

(BTW, I've got a few years yet until 37, but I completely get the joke. I was heavily into hip hop at the time (well, still am), and recall the trials and controversy. Since then, I refuse to buy a CD that doesn't have a Parental Advisory sticker on it.

Pete said...

fuck like a beast, chez......

J. Dack said...

Well, I'm 30 and I got it, but I've seen the tapes of the Zappa hearing.

But I always was about 10 years behind the rest of my generation, musically speaking. I grew up on the Beatles and shit.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see the reaction when Al inevitably turns up at a public event with a new "friend" 20 years his junior. Hands up, though, anyone who thought that the Clinton marriage would outlast the Gores...

B8ovin said...

There is nothing more fun than watching Chris Matthews discuss what he thinks went wrong. EVERYTHING that's wrong with CNN (and cable news in toto) is embodied in the speculation of why they are divorcing. Literally HOURS spent discussing a topic for which they have no insights, no journalistic reporting and nothing but innuendo to use. (Fortunately I didn't have to watch. A web site compiled the transcriptions of dozens of shows discussing this)

Riles said...

B8ovin - Agreed.

I DID watch Matthews yesterday and I'll give him credit for saying (paraphrasing) he didn't know why they were covering the story, just that it was news that he wanted to discuss. I know the scandal factor is what makes the producers put it on the show, but at least he said something.

kanye said...

This was to be expected. Apparently, Tipper has been experiencing the effects of labial warming, and despite undertaking an international effort on an unprecedented scale, poor Al has been unable to adequately address the situation.

Unstill Editor said...

Fink in your head kickin it smart like an art
Feel the pounding in your heart
We start what we finish
The PMRC cannot diminish

The sound we found for ourselves is the element
What others think they here is irrelevant
We've got the Time and Color, Living
Props to the Prince and the brothers who are giving sound to the people
Dig deeper in your soul

Fink is here...


from "Fink is Here" - Fink (1993)

Busayo said...

I'm 23 and I got that. Then again, I've always been a metal fan and I have seen bits of those PMRC tapes.