Sunday, October 16, 2005

Triumph of the Stupid, Part I

My Local Paper today reports that the C.D. Hylton High School marching band, of Prince William County Virginia, pulled the song "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" from their playlist (Stupid 1, or at best cowardly) after a *ahem* concerned citizen wrote a letter to the editor of a local paper (who apparently published it, Stupid 2). It seems that in said letter he "wondered how a song about the devil could be played at school events, because of the separation of church and state." (Stupid beyond belief 3)

See these high school kids were going to play in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta (Georgia, for the stupid reading this) and thought playing a song about Georgia would be cool. Geez, they look like adults, but they're kids. Cut 'em a break.

Oh, and Charlie Daniels, who wrote the song that won a grammy, is pretty ticked too. I expect they will ban reading "The Devil and Daniel Webster" next.

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