Pretty much the most fun I've had all week was reading the story from last Saturday's New York Times headlined Sinatra Song Often Strikes Deadly Chord, written by Norimitsu Onishi, about how many people have gotten blown away in the Phillipines for having butchered Frank Sinatra's "My Way" at karaoke. It's irresistible stuff, particularly the line "and a Thai man killed eight of his neighbors in a rage after they sang John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Not to mention the "existential idea" that the arrogance of Paul Anka's lyrics provokes a rage towards the non-Sinatrian singer that often leads to irrational acts of violence. But now Eric Alterman at the liberal think tank Center For American Progress has gone and cast doubt on the story's veracity and questioned the fundamental trustworthiness of vague journalistic claims. Read that here.
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