death of an ironic legend

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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

death of an ironic legend

speaking of irony, here’s a little somethin’ for ya…

if there’s one thing i truly hate in this world, it’s country music.
except jerry reed.
for those who know who jerry reed is, you will know that me liking him is very strange. for those of you who don’t know who he is, here’s a quick glimpse. the main thing he’s known for is two movie roles: cledus snow in smokey and the bandit and coach red beaulieu from (adam sandler’s) waterboy (he was the mean coach). waterboy is great, but i’ve never even seen smokey and the bandit (and hope to never see it…).
what others know about jerry reed—and what i find embarrassingly enjoyable—is his music. he’s won a few grammy’s for songs such as eastbound and down, but i’m more interested in his songs that are just ridiculous, like amos moses, koko joe and when you’re hot, you’re hot. these songs are hilarious in an i’m-a-redneck kind of way.
yesterday, jerry reed left this world at 71 years of age. for years, he’s had a lot of health problems and he finally succumbed to his battle with emphysema.
now, no one’s death is a laughing matter, but i think even jerry reed could point out the irony of this. one of the songs that he’s most known for is called another puff. in this song…well, actually, just listen to it…

1 Comment

  1. rob says:

    not the snowman!!!

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