They Might Be Giants is now selling a ringtone song entitled “Call Connected Thru the NSA”. Here’re the lyrics:
Call Connected Thru the NSA
Complete Transmission thru the NSA
Suspending your rights for the duration of the permanent war.
Not to say this came as much of a shock – after all, these guys are originally from Massachusetts and currently live in Brooklyn; finding liberals in New York is like finding gamblers in Reno. In fact, I gotta hand it to the Johns – it took them 5 1/2 years after Bush’s inauguration before they did anything political. Kanye West barely made it past five months.
So no, I don’t plan on throwing out my collection of TMBG albums tomorrow. Just as long as this doesn’t become a trend.