Radiohead And The Ministry Of Silly Talk [Video]

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Thom Yorke (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Thom Yorke (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

[pullquote quote=”Whenever people get to a new high (or low) of silliness, Monty Python always comes to mind.” credit=”Terri Hemmert”]The Westboro Baptist Church is at it again. These are the folks that think it’s a good idea to picket the funerals of men and women who have served our country in the military. Their family gathers to bury their loved one, and has to put up with the homophobic signs and heckling. Well they’ve branched out to take on the music world. They have protested Lady Gaga and the Foo Fighters. This week they took on Radiohead at their concert in Kansas City. They posted on their site, “Freak monkeys with mediocre tunes keeps you busy and focused by lightness. It changes nothing. God is undoing and digging up and throwing down this nation.” Lordy. Nigel Godrich, Radiohead’s producer, said it was the highlight of the tour so far. He got on his Twitter account and posted “freak monkeys with mediocre tunes. New band concept.” Wow! Freak Monkeys. Great band name. Thanks to Fred Phelps and the family. Good idea. Catchy. Plus, we’re running out of band names. I predict things will be calmer when Radiohead comes here this summer. Lookin’ forward to that!

Whenever people get to a new high (or low) of silliness, Monty Python always comes to mind. There’s a Minister of Westboro Baptist Church. And there’s the Minister of Silly Walks. When politics and religion get this bizarre you have to laugh to keep from crying. So here’s a laugh.

Come to think of it, using the term “Freak Monkeys” this soon after Davy Jones’ passing seems insensitive. But sensitivity isn’t in Westboro’s repertoire. But here are the freak monkeys with mediocre tunes.

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