Lawsuit Filed Against “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” Singer

Brody Vercher | November 28th, 2007

  1. C. Eric Banister
    November 28, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    When I read the headline about Elmo being sued, I thought Merle Haggard finally decided to sue. I have always thought “Grandma” sounded like “Daddy Frank.”

  2. Brady Vercher
    November 28, 2007 at 2:43 pm

    I read the Adkins book and it wasn’t bad, but it really is just his opinions on the way things are along with some of his history. I found it to be an interesting read, but I come from the same kind of background and agree with a lot of his views, although some of it is a little extreme. There are a few humorous anecdotes, though. The thing that struck me the most was that it seemed like he was setting himself up to run for political office.

  3. Kelly
    November 28, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    hahaha, thats a good one brady, you actually sound serious when you talk about actually reading his book and acting like he isnt a complete dork!! I’ll admit, I haven’t read it, so i can’t judge his book by the cover, but this is TRACE ADKINS?!?!?!

  4. Brady Vercher
    November 28, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    He really talks about the issues. Energy, immigration, the Middle East, history, leadership, education, 9/11, etc. I don’t agree with it all, but he lays it out straight. I didn’t have some preconceived perception of him other than reading his humorous sound bytes every now and then, so I don’t know if there’s some reason that what he says shouldn’t be considered a viable opinion.

  5. Kelly
    November 28, 2007 at 3:19 pm

    Fair enough. I think I can get a little carried away sometimes if I am not a fan of that persons music (my preconceived perception). It’s the bizarro version of my “steve earle rule” I guess. I dont care what Earle’s politics (I don’t agree in any way with them) are since I dig his music. As it has been discussed recently with the Eric Church video, it is intreesting to see what we as a public will digest from various artists and what will not be accepted from others. Ultimately, I have a hard enough time caring what the talking heads on tv that have real foreign policy experience say, so that leaves Mr. Badonkadonk out in the cold for me, at least.

  6. Brady Vercher
    November 28, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    The talking heads are out of touch with reality and dishonest as hell, so I don’t blame you for not caring what they say. I disliked Badonkadonk as much as the next guy that didn’t care for it, but I think some of his other material is strong enough to make me forget that mishap.

  7. Kelly
    November 28, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Good point again, I’m glad we had this talk. To quote from my fave movie “Good Talk…” – Old School (Craig Kilborn)

  8. Brody Vercher
    November 28, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Speaking of Kilborn, check out this Onion piece on him.

  9. Sangesh
    November 29, 2007 at 12:29 am

    Looks like finally the copycats will be put to justice.

    Hello Originality.

  10. Brady Vercher
    December 4, 2007 at 1:23 pm

    Regarding the conversation about Trace Adkins’ book, the media is going to publish the most controversial or colorful passages and ignore whatever makes sense because it will get them the most instantaneous response, but here’s one of the more pertinent passages I pulled from the book.

    Some celebrities believe they are better informed about what’s going on. That’s why actors, actresses, and singers speak out about politics so much these days. They think they’re more knowledgeable than the people who work regular nine-to-five jobs.

    I’ll let you in on a secret: Those Hollywood–New York people are no more intelligent and enlightened than you are. Do your own research and do your legwork and vote how your heart tells you to vote. Don’t be swayed by anything anybody famous might have to say, especially entertainers, because they’ve bought into their own hype in thinking that because they are artists, they are somehow connected in a deeper, more spiritual way than you are. They’ve bought into their own bullshit.

    And for God’s sake, don’t go into the booth and pull the curtain and pull a lever because you hear me or Natalie Maines or Bruce Springsteen or any celebrity say that they support a certain candidate or cause. Learn all you can and think for yourself.

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