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Take The Money And Run

Roll on, thou deep and dark Crimson Tide — roll!
Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain;
Cameron marks the earth with ruin — his control
Stops with no shore.

Much to his credit Steve Miller was kicked out of St. Mark's High School, a school a certain prominent FanTake blogger managed to stay in.


I want to say Owen and Luke Wilson and Wes Anderson and some of my good friends from UT went there as well. Townes Van Zandt maybe, too?

Back to Steve Miller. The year is 1976. Steve releases Take The Money And Run, an epic that for my money rivals Childe Harold's Pilgrimage as an epic. Or I was baked or something.

Anyway, pretty sure CHP introduced the concept of the Byronic hero. It's all a little fuzzy.

I was taught the Byronic hero will typically exhibit high intelligence.

This here's a story about Billy Joe and Bobbie Sue
Two young lovers with nothin' better to do
Than sit around the house, get high, and watch the tube
And here is what happened when they decided to cut loose

Descended from the Hellenic tradition of Metis, The Byronic hero also uses extreme cunning for personal gain. I think Steve aptly captures this concept here:

They headed down to, ooh, old El Paso
That's where they ran into a great big hassle
Billy Joe shot a man while robbing his castle
Bobbie Sue took the money and run

Crafty, Bobbie Sue.

It continues on from there:

Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run
Go on take the money and run

You get the picture.

This brings us to our modern day Byronic hero, Cam Newton. Cameron went into to the Red Elephant's place of skulls and spotted them a hefty lead, only to pull the carpet out from under their feet. Metis. Or as Vasherized would say, Metis, imo.

The greatest part of this story, and the point of this disorganized post, is that some "staffer" decided to play Take The Money And Run and Son Of A Preacher Man on the PA system, to you know, like fuck with Cam Newton, who is actually a Son Of A Preacher Man.

Chase Goodbread has the scoop. Yeah, that's his name, though since the disappearance of Clipper Cooper, I think this may be an alias...

The title of the article is a bit disturbing: Alabama staffer terminated over Iron Bowl song choice. When you are dealing with a Nick Saban program you wonder what this might mean. It is rumored Major Applewhite returned from his year in Tuscaloosa with only seven toes. Didn't affect his 40 time.

For what it's worth, Cam Newton is a gamer and while his game is different than VY's, his penchant for delivering reminds us of Mack's Lord and Savior.

As Crimson Weasel said, And thus the heart will break, yet brokenly live on.

Enjoy the music...