It looks like CNN’s Ed Henry — who only eight days ago wrote The Worst Article In American History — is lining up some devastating “audibles” for his next opportunity to troll Barack Obama. “Oklahoma!” — does… DOES THE QUEEN EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT IS? [Twitter]

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  • StephanieInCA
  • NoWireHangers


    Pretty sure it’s where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain.

  • expatinOz

    And where my honey lamb and I sit alone and “talk” and watch a “hawk” making lazy circles in the “sky.”

  • jagorev

    That’s far from the worst thing these monsters did to the Queen. Didja hear about how Michelle touched the Queen? How uppity!

  • chascates

    Better than the Sex Pistols’ ‘God Save the Queen’. And she has plenty of Gilbert & Sullivan.

  • prototype

    What a jerk, the prez giving the Queen show tunes – which she happens to enjoy.

  • Texan Bulldoggette


    Does anyone in Oklahoma??

  • Neilist


    Where the queens come prancing through the rain!

    And chicken-hawks weep, ’cause G-O-P creeps

    Have stolen all the boys aaaaaawaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

    [Great music. But the book needed updating.]

  • problemwithcaring

    Funny, the story arc of Ed Henry’s epic fail to unemployment is also heating up.

  • DustBowlBlues

    I assume it goes without saying that I will whip the ass of anyone who badmouths Oklahoma.

    Besides, on MSNBC someone said HRH saw the original play back in the 40s and the London production recently and loves it.

    Ed Henry continues to suck.

  • comradepaulson

    Oh what a beautiful morning… oh what a beautiful day… I’ve got a wonderful feeling… Ed Henry will eat a back of dicks today!!

  • Jamie Sommers

    “Oklahoma!” — does… DOES THE QUEEN EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT IS?

    I’m willing to bet she has a better idea than most Americans.

  • comradepaulson

    Bag! I meant to say bag! Damn fingers…

  • Cicada

    Oh, Ed Henry, the wind goes whistling through his ears
    He likes to sniff Wolf’s feet
    In between each mindless tweet
    When the wind goes whistlin’ through his ears!

    I’m sorry.

  • DustBowlBlues

    [re=280011]expatinOz[/re]: Where we know we belong to the land. And the land we belong to is grand. So when we sayyyyyyyy
    YEEayipeeowee aye we’re only saying–

    We’ve got to have the only state song that, when it’s played at state functions, everyone stands up, claps and singsalong.

    Here in the country, we make our own fun.

  • tunamelt

    It’s a scandal, it’s an outrage!
    On our manhood, it’s a blot!
    Where is the leader who will save us?
    And be the first man to be shot?

  • One Yield Regular

    What, no “Sweeney Todd”?

  • tunamelt

    [re=280032]tunamelt[/re]: I didn’t even edit those lyrics. Presented without comment.

  • MisterLoki

    OK, I don’t know much about the lyrics/subtext of “Oklahoma”. Is there a reason this is notable? Or is Ed Henry just an asshole who is still pouting about being bitch slapped on national TV?

  • DustBowlBlues

    Rodgers and Hammerstein? Does Ed Henry even know who that is?

  • Jamie Sommers

    [re=280036]MisterLoki[/re]: He’s an asshole who is still pouting about not being cast as Ado Annie in his high school’s version of the musical.

  • Tommmcatt

    When you talk about Ed Henry “making news”, I think the verb you are looking for is either “excretes” or “pukes up”. One of those, or maybe just “passes”.

  • Gallowglass

    The story of Ed Henry being a total leaking urethra gets better and better. He writes douchey twitter updates among them — stuff noone gives a fuck about.

  • norbizness

    Here is some exclusive footage of Ed Henry after getting that huge fucking scoop.

  • danadevin85

    On August 4, 1947, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth (celebrating her 47th birthday), Princess Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, and Elizabeth’s fiance, Lt. Philip Mountbatten attended a performance of Oklahoma at the Drury Lane Theatre. One of the songs in the musical is “People Will Say We’re in Love.” This song became a particular favorite of the newly engaged couple, and Princess Elizabeth would request the song to be played at various dances.
    Thus, this was a very special gift that was presented to the Queen and her husband.

    programmed on the I-POD

    * Photos from the Queen’s 2007 White House State Visit
    * Photos from the Queen’s 2007 Jamestown, Va., Visit
    * Photos from the Queen’s 2007 Richmond, Va., Visit
    * Video from the Queen’s 1957 Jamestown Visit
    * Video from the Queen’s 2007 Jamestown Visit
    * Video from the Queen’s 2007 Richmond Visit
    * Photos from President Obama’s Inauguration
    * Audio of then-state senator Obama’s speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, and
    * Audio of President Obama 2009 Inauguration Address

    And the Obama team confirms that these show tunes were also uploaded on Ye Olde Queen’s iPod, fas irst reported by the AP:

    “If I Loved You,” Jan Clayton, “Carousel”
    “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” Jan Clayton, “Carousel”
    “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” Ethel Merman, “Annie Get Your Gun”
    “Once in Love with Amy (Where’s Charley?),” Ray Bolger
    “Some Enchanted Evening,” “South Pacific”
    “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” Carol Channing, “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”
    “Getting to Know You,” Gertrude Lawrence, “The King and I”
    “Shall We Dance?” Gertrude Lawrence, “The King and I”
    “I Could Have Danced All Night,” Julie Andrews, “My Fair Lady”
    “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” Rex Harrison, “My Fair Lady”
    “The Party’s Over (Bells Are Ringing),” Judy Holliday
    “Maria,” “West Side Story”
    “Tonight,” “West Side Story”
    “Seventy Six Trombones,” “The Music Man”
    “Everything’s Coming up Roses,” Ethel Merman, “Gypsy”
    “The Sound of Music”
    “Try to Remember,” Jerry Orbach, “The Fantasticks”
    “Camelot,” Richard Burton
    “If Ever I Would Leave You,” Robert Goulet, “Camelot”
    “Hello, Dolly!” Carol Channing
    “If I Were a Rich Man,” Zero Mostel, “Fiddler on the Roof”
    “People,” Barbra Streisand, “Funny Girl”
    “On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever),” John Cullum
    “The Impossible Dream,” Richard Kiley, “Man of La Mancha”
    “Mame,” Charles Braswell
    “Cabaret,” Liza Minnelli
    “Aquarius, Ronald Dyson, “Hair’
    “Send in the Clowns,” Judy Collins, “A Little Night Music”
    “All That Jazz,” Chita Rivera, “Chicago”
    “One,” “A Chorus Line”
    “Tomorrow,” Andrea McArdle, “Annie”
    “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” Patti LuPone, “Evita”
    “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” Jennifer Holliday, “Dreamgirls”
    “Memory,” Elaine Paige, “Cats”
    “The Best of Times,” George Hearn, “La Cage Aux Folles”
    “I Dreamed a Dream,” Aretha Franklin, “Les MisDerables”
    “The Music of the Night,” Michael Crawford, “The Phantom of the Opera”
    “As If We Never Said Goodbye,” Elaine Paige, “Sunset Blvd.”
    “Seasons of Love,” “Rent”

    The main gift was a songbook of The King and I signed by the original composer, Richard Rodgers

    so it’s getting kinda old with all the fake outrage over the gifts

  • comradepaulson

    [re=280051]danadevin85[/re]: Just because the story is getting old doesn’t mean the media won’t try and skullfuck it to death.

  • glamourdammerung

    How the fuck does this clown get paid to just be a nuisance?

  • smellyal8r

    She probably won’t listen to it anyway. I think she probably has better things to do. And, Oklahoma is on there to represent ‘Merica, I guess. It seemed like a bizarre gift for an 80-year-old grandmother who wears a crown and carries her purse around the house. What’s wrong the good old crystal bowl from Baccarat? Whoever is picking gifts at the WH these days (DVDs for Gordon Brown??) needs to settle down and order a hundred of something and keep them in the gift closet.

    Meanwhile, Ed Henry remains a douche of the lowest order.

  • jagorev

    [re=280051]danadevin85[/re]: WIN

  • Cicada

    [re=280051]danadevin85[/re]: What, no Jay-Z? I’m outraged!

  • timeoutofmind

    why you pick on ed ? he fits in fine with the entire crew of superficial dweebs on that network.

    letting msnbc come from 50 lengths back to eclipse you at the 3/4 turn will look good on klein’s resume.

    ya choose pop/crap over journalismism, this is what you get.

  • johnnypantalones


  • Gallowglass

    Ugh. The more I think about this tool, the more I hate his guts. I’m gonna “call an audible” in his mouth while he’s sleeping.

  • danadevin85


    i was checking for some LIL Wayne LOL

  • smellyal8r

    [re=280051]danadevin85[/re]: Even so, it still sounds like the White House is trying too hard. Why not original signed sheet music of “People will Say We’re in Love”, then? I just think as a representative gift of America, there are about a million better things to give (of course, she’s probably gotten most everything she’d want from us and a gift card to Saks seems a little gauche).

  • timeoutofmind

    ya know what else ? the little piss ant is wearing larry king set decoration pattern tie in his cnn mug shot. on purpose, of course.

    i’m non-violent for the most part, but eddie also has a smug-ass mug you’d like to throw caustic acid at.

  • danadevin85


    i really don’t think it’s a big deal since it’s been reported she already has an I-POD
    and she has a youtube channel plus e-mails quite often
    so i think the gifts are okay

  • Hooray For Anything

    I’m so glad I don’t watch Cable News anymore because I think I would have taken a sledgehammer to the TV

    [re=280068]smellyal8r[/re]: Yeah, what do you exactly give the Queen, it’s not like she’s filthy rich or has been receiving diplomatic gifts for the past forty years.

  • jean luc godard

    She’s lucky the Obamas didn’t give her a swift kick in the arse in remembrance of the empire’s treatment of indigenous people all over the globe-

  • comradepaulson

    [re=280068]smellyal8r[/re]: She has too much shit already. At least an ipod can’t install a Raj.

  • Tommmcatt

    [re=280033]One Yield Regular[/re]:

    Attend the tale of Ed Henry’s rod,
    Its’ shape was good but its’ size was odd,
    He’d take it out for a splash but then,
    He have to use tweezers to find it again.

    Ed Henrys’,
    Ed Henrys’ rod,
    The smallest member on any street!

  • grevillea

    What about Mel Gibson’s masterful oeuvre, The Patriot? Too pointed?

  • El Pinche

    [re=280029]comradepaulson[/re]: I thought you meant to say rack as in like a rack of dicks. I think Special Ed should eat a rack of dicks with special cream sauce.

  • DustBowlBlues

    [re=280035]tunamelt[/re]: And clever you are, coming up with one of the songs that isn’t in the movie. Kudos.

  • DustBowlBlues

    [re=280051]danadevin85[/re]: And why do these never consult me about the choices in show tunes?

  • expatinOz

    [re=280051]danadevin85[/re]: I agree with the whole fake outrage thing. I would fuck Harry for a chance to touch that song book. Oh let’s be honest, I’d probably let his hawk make lazy circles in my sky anyway. But to get a bit of history like a Rodgers songbook (although I’d prefer some with Hart rather than Hammerstein) I’d probably even dress up in something degrading and offensive for either prince. Except Charles. His teeth scare me.

  • problemwithcaring

    [re=280068]smellyal8r[/re]: Even so, it still sounds like the White House is trying too hard.

    Yes. If only this failure of a President could learn the right level of trying, maybe we could regain the British as allies.

  • DustBowlBlues

    [re=280073]danadevin85[/re]: And it isn’t as if she needs any crystal what-nots or more vases or whatever. Queen Victoria left enough of that shit to last several monarchs’ lifetimes.

  • DustBowlBlues

    [re=280051]danadevin85[/re]: This is very nice. Thank you.

  • danadevin85


    yes i thought it was a nice

    you never can get enough show tunes

  • slinkimalinki

    [re=280040]Jamie Sommers[/re]:
    he’s just a girl who caint say no
    he can’t be purty or quaint
    how can he be what he aint?
    he caint say no!

  • qwerty42

    [re=280051]danadevin85[/re]: I read the list and saw:
    “Try to Remember,” Jerry Orbach, “The Fantasticks”
    He started as a song and dance guy.
    So danadevin85 got the report the reporter didn’t …
    (not so easy to have a good briscoe-like quip).

  • grevillea

    You know what would have been a great American gift? Ahem. TruckNutz. Gold, to match her carriage.

  • Lazy Media

    [re=280012]jagorev[/re]: Jeebus Christ, what kinda shithead blog is that? I like his post about how no American preznit has ever bowed to anyone before. Took me five seconds to find W kowtowing to Pope Ratzo.

  • Lazy Media

    [re=280020]DustBowlBlues[/re]: She is not HRH. Why do people keep fucking that up? She is HM. Charles and his various siblings and childrens and nephews, cousins, etc., are Royal Highnesses. She is a Majesty. Formally, Her Britannic Majesty.

  • comradepaulson

    [re=280112]Lazy Media[/re]: I just call her nice old rich lady Moneybags. ‘Cause I’m a citizen, not a subject.

    Sorry, but I hate Royalist stuff. When I lived in England, I had a lot of friends who were Republicans (not in our sense.) They rubbed off on me.

  • Zadig

    Seriously, why has nobody just fuckin’ punched this guy in the face yet? I bet his shattered nose would make a fantastic “political Rorschach”.

    Dr. Headshrinker: What do you see?
    Me: It looks kinda like justice.

  • middlegirl

    Ed didn’t get called on today at the presser, even though all his other network buddies got a chance. Payback for Ed’s stupid questions is a bitch,he missed out on his opportunity for international grandstanding. Obama offered his condolences to Chip Reid who apparently just lost his Dad at the start of the trip. Chip got a little choked up but managed a reasonable question.

  • jackson

    You just have to know that Ed will get a Pullet Surprise for this–unless the committee is made up of those Manchurian Muslins!

  • lawchic

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it, if Ed “I got my ass handed to me by the President on National TV” Henry asked a question about Oklahoma at a press briefing, and then I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it if Robert Gibbs smacks him down hard with the background to the significance of Oklahoma to the Queen and Prince Phillip.

  • grevillea

    Ed, next time you ‘make news’, just have the decency to flush.

  • Hedley Lamar

    Ed twitters like a small child lovingly and innocently bringing you his first turd…. Look what I made!

  • CreationSchwarzkopfPalin

    But, the farmer and the cowman SHOULD be friends!

  • smellyal8r

    For a bunch of freedom loving patriots who declared our independence from this land, this isle, this England, we are certainly all fretful (me included) about this poor old woman and her gift from the Obamas. We know her title, what kind of other crap she has in her house and that she has a youtube site. Funny. I know for damn sure we generally don’t know (or care) this much about our own state leaders. God save the Queen, indeed.

    PS, I’d do Wills. Harry frightens me.

  • gliberal

    Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl but she doesn’t have a lot to say.
    Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl but she changes from day to day.
    I wanna tell her that I love her a lot
    But I gotta gotta belly full of wine
    Her Majesty’s a pretty nice girl some day I’m gonna make her mine oh yeah
    Some day I’m gonna make her mine.

  • comradepaulson

    But did Ed WIN THE AFTERNOON with this Tweet? I think that’s the most important question.

  • One Yield Regular

    [re=280078]Tommmcatt[/re]: Touche-ay.

    [re=280051]danadevin85[/re]: Can I please have the job of the person charged with putting this gift mix together? I’m already imagining what I’d put together for Hugo Chavez, Silvio Berlusconi and Carla Bruni.

  • Holding Out for a Hero

    [re=280012]jagorev[/re]: What the hell was that blog? I weep for our nation.

  • NoWireHangers

    [re=280051]danadevin85[/re]: Mmm, I love a good showtune.

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Can somebody please explain this Twatter thingy that all the kids seem to be into? Is it related to the Intertubes?

  • Alpha O. Mega

    [re=280051]danadevin85[/re]: Just to see the look on her face, I’m going to use my time machine to go back to that night in 1947 and tell Princess Liz that a Negro president will some day give her a little device that will let her listen to all those songs.

  • Capricatony

    It’s her favorite frikkin song. And my state song. The only thing Oklahoma has the best of.

  • hickoryduck

    The queen loves Rogers and Hammerstein. Do the world a favor and go live on a farm or some crap Ed Henry. You are much too lame for citizens of Earth.

  • hickoryduck

    [re=280112]Lazy Media[/re]: Just a guess, but people keep screwing it up because…no one gives a shit?

  • AxmxZ

    [re=280112]Lazy Media[/re]: She wasn’t HM in the 40s when she saw the musical.

  • Wurzelbacher

    I personally don’t twat (twit?) because it seems to be an internet phenomenon entirely promoted by pompous Beltway “journalists” (which means that it will soon flame out spectacularly) and because i prefer to make an ass out of myself anonymously. However, I wish that the powers that be at the twitter would allow me to make fun of Ed Henry’s twat anonymously.

  • Vartan84

    Ughh does Ed Henry even know who the Queen is? I hate him so much for this. It seems like the most substanceless thing to point out. What makes Oklahoma that much more ridiculous, than say, the songs from Rent or Hair? Especially since she’s seen Oklahoma and LOVES IT. This is his attempt to forever hound Obama for smackin’ him down and will continue to fail even more and more.
    In a couple weeks he’s going to Twitter “This story about Obama’s state breakfast keeps getting better and better- he actually started his eggs BEFORE the coffee was poured for him!!” Can hopey get any more gaffy?

  • torera

    danadevin85: beautiful post, thank you. Just curious — how long did it take you to find that info? Obviously it was beyond the capabilities of our world-wide news source, CNN. (Being older than dirt, I knew the Queen was a major Rodgers & Hammerstein fan and was touched that a “rare” autographed songbook was given to her.) CNNrs are becoming as bad as the Foxies who can’t keep straight what their own network reported the day before. (That’s a problem with lies anyway, remembering them.)

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