THE WORLD'S FORGOTTEN BOY  1:24 pm March 17, 2010

Iggy Pop Makes Harold Ford Uncomfortable

by Ken Layne

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Human joke Harold Ford was at that “rock & roll hall of fame” award dinner in wherever it is, Cleveland? And Iggy Pop just cold ran over there and started goin’ nuts, as proven by the picture of a television set somebody posted at the Balloon Juice web blog. Each day is better and better, for America.

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Monsieur Grumpe March 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

I just wanna be your dog.

lawrenceofthedesert March 17, 2010 at 1:29 pm

But certainly no more uncomfortable than Ford makes Iggy.

CrunchyKnee March 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Mrs. Ford is digging the Pop.

ForTheTurnstiles March 17, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Message to Harold “Homeboy” Ford:


Manos: Hands of Fate March 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Is Ford trying to become a Senator from Ohio now? And is Mr. Pop’s inability to gain body fat due to genetics or long term heroin use?

Balls! March 17, 2010 at 1:32 pm

I hope I look as good as Iggy when I’m 63. Not that I look that good now, but it’s something to aspire to.

Hedley Lamar March 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Mr. Ford’s escort, however, looks ready to open her legs to greet the erstwhile Mr. Pop.

Gorillionaire March 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

This is exactly why I can’t stand the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame (TM). Look at this audience. Who the hell are these people? They are the people who spend their entire lives being invited to award shows. They wear ties and evening gowns and fuss over persnickity shit. This is not at all rock and roll.

magic titty March 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Meanwhile, Harold’s wife would bang the fuck out of Iggy, right there on that table.

Sussemilch March 17, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Mixin’ the colors, dog.

Lascauxcaveman March 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm

[re=532263]magic titty[/re]: Dang, that’s Harold’s wifey? I was just assuming he finally called that chick from “call me” teevee ad.

Mull_Man March 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm

james osterberg to harold ford:

Raw power honey just won’t quit
Raw power I can feel it
Raw power honey can’t be beat
Get down and kiss my feet

(and yes, I have Raw Power in green vinyl)

Noonan March 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I spy Howard Stern, too, just over the shoulder of the Harkin look-alike. Harold with Howard? He’s a total New Yorker, now.

SayItWithWookies March 17, 2010 at 1:37 pm

“Thank you all — I haven’t been in a room full of this much shit since GG Allin died.”

norbizness March 17, 2010 at 1:38 pm

[re=532262]Gorillionaire[/re]: I hereby endorse and incorporate by reference your entire sentiment.

Monsieur Grumpe March 17, 2010 at 1:38 pm

[re=532257]Manos: Hands of Fate[/re]:

Chernobyl Soup March 17, 2010 at 1:39 pm

How many hands does Harold have in his lap? And did he have a happy ending?

V572625694 March 17, 2010 at 1:39 pm

[re=532262]Gorillionaire[/re]: [re=532256]ForTheTurnstiles[/re]: Believe the event was actually in NYC because, c’mon, you think all these important celebs are gonna go to Cleveland, fer chrissakes?

The museum itself does kinda suck, if you actually like music. Looking at Jimi Hendrix’ costumes or Janis Joplin’s stole is like going to the art museum to look at Picasso’s easels and canvas-stretching tools. Who cares? Architecturally it looks like I M Pei just yelled down to his direct labor trolls and said, “Give ‘em a Number 53 off the shelf, and ask ‘em when the first check will get here.”

ElitistMarxist March 17, 2010 at 1:39 pm

In Harold’s mind, Iggy looks uncomfortably like the nice lady who winked & whispered “Howard, call me!” in that video ad thingee that made him have to not be Duke of Tenessee or sumpin’

SmutBoffin March 17, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Meanwhile, half a country away, Wayne Kramer made an IHOP waitress uncomfortable.

x111e7thst March 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm

[re=532263]magic titty[/re]: Of course she’s had it in the ear before

Capitol Hillbilly March 17, 2010 at 1:40 pm

baby was a black sheep, baby was a whore …

ph7 March 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Is that Harold’s date? The Tennessee lynch mob may reconstitute itself now.

Buzz Feedback March 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Iggy Pop meets Don “No Soul” Simmons.

Norbert March 17, 2010 at 1:42 pm

[re=532262]Gorillionaire[/re]: With any luck, right after this photo was taken Iggy slapped them all silly with his ancient Lithuanian cock.

user-of-owls March 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Mrs. Harold may be grinning at Iggy’s handsome face, but Old Dude next to her is totally checking out Iggy’s Pop-sicle.

Sweet Baby Cheeses March 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm

[re=532262]Gorillionaire[/re]: You took the words right out of my mouth. Who the fuck are these people?

Dashboard_Buddha March 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm

[re=532255]CrunchyKnee[/re]: She’s thinking…mmmm, old man wrinkle nipples!

Extemporanus March 17, 2010 at 1:44 pm

It’s fucking awesome to see the stooges back togther again!

Not_So_Much March 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Harold should have learned by now that if he keeps showing in pix with topless, white women, he’ll never get elected to anything.

freakishlystrong March 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Iggy and the Stooges. Indeed.

CrunchyKnee March 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm

[re=532289]Extemporanus[/re]: Now, that is comedy!

Hemp Dogbane March 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm

We see people brand new people
They’re something to see
When we’re nightclubbing
Bright-white clubbing
Oh isn’t it wild?

snideinplainsight March 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm

What’s that in Harold’s lap? Just askin’

iantenna March 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm

[re=532276]SmutBoffin[/re]: ftw

montyburns4prez March 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm

the pretty things are indeed going to hell.

magic titty March 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm

[re=532265]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: That’s how they met.

Suds McKenzie March 17, 2010 at 1:54 pm

It makes me long for a Carnival Cruise.

BlueStateLiberal March 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Well somebody’s trophy wife looks quite entranced with Mr. Iggy! I can’t believe he’s 63. Note to Iggy: watch out for the old white guy there, probably an (R)!

Extemporanus March 17, 2010 at 1:58 pm

[re=532262]Gorillionaire[/re]: [re=532287]Sweet Baby Cheeses[/re]: “Who the fuck are these people?”

Are you fucking serious?!

At the pimp stick-grippin’ A-Rod Jeter’s table alone I recognize Bob Barker, Howard Stern, Judy Tenuta (or maybe Rosanne…hard to tell), Michael Chiklis, Maureen Dowd, and Elaine Benes. Plus, I’m pretty sure that shiny “blonde” chick (the one sitting down) was on a free postcard an illegal gave me in Vegas.

If that awesome entourage isn’t rock n’ roll enough for you, I doubt that any would be.

bakeneko March 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm

[re=532266]Mull_Man[/re]: Wow. Never seen Raw Power on green vinyl (and I’ve bought just about every version released since if first came out); sure you aren’t thinking of Kill City?

Doglessliberal March 17, 2010 at 2:02 pm

Does he own a shirt? Seriously, I don’t think I have ever seen Iggy with a clothed torso. I think he is just impervious to temperature, climate, etc. He is like an old baseball glove now, weathered and tough.

Escape Goat Nation March 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm

I saw Iggy some time ago at Toad’s Place in New Haven.
A. It was one of the loudest shows I’ve ever been to and probably responsible for my tinnitus
B. Iggy spent a good deal of the show insulting Yale and any Yalies present.

Even longer ago than that, I saw Iggy at Bizarre Fest in Germany (at the time, West Germany)
Some knucklehead tried to climb over the fence that separated the stage from the crowd. It was a, what do you kids call it these days, Epic Fail?
The guy got over, but got caught some how and ended up taking a head first dive on the Iggy side of the stage. I could hear the dude screaming and as paramedics rushed to his aid, Iggy stood over him and poured water and spat on him.

DC Hates Me March 17, 2010 at 2:04 pm

In the service of the bourgeoisie.

BOOBIES! March 17, 2010 at 2:07 pm

Harold Ford can kiss my ass. Iggy for Senate!

Escape Goat Nation March 17, 2010 at 2:08 pm

Oh yeah, Lust for Life as a Carnival Cruise ad?
That’s way up on my list for highly inappropriate and unintentionally hilarious songs used in ads.

JMP March 17, 2010 at 2:09 pm

[re=532262]Gorillionaire[/re]: Exactly. Ties and Rock only go together if you’re Buddy Holly; and you can’t be, because he’s dead. The Beatles knew to dump that shit once their music got better.

Look, celebrities, would you show up to a funeral in ripped jeans and an open leather vest over a bear chest? No? Then don’t show up to rock dressed for a funeral.

Limeylizzie March 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm

I like the woman (?) in the striped shirt who is ignoring it all and concentrating on her Clams Casino.

Tommmcatt March 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm


I cringe to think what Harold Ford’s “Cool Duds For A Rock-And-Roll Venue” might look like, though. Plus he’s so dreeeammy in a suit…

Lascauxcaveman March 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm

[re=532309]magic titty[/re]: So teevee ads really are,/i> more effective than print/radio/etc.

dj widestance March 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Imagine this same crowd’s response (mostly confused silence) when Patti Smith sang “Rock and Roll Nigger” a few years back.

widestanceromancer March 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm

[re=532281]Capitol Hillbilly[/re]: . . .And Grandma, toooo

Snarkalicious March 17, 2010 at 2:33 pm

That’s actually the same way he looks at strippers.

Gorillionaire March 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm

[re=532328]Escape Goat Nation[/re]: THAT is rock and roll.

Way Cool Larry March 17, 2010 at 2:41 pm

might as well point out again, Iggy’s real name was “James Newell Osterberg”.

and that The Stooges first album was one of the greatest rock albums, evah!

ElitistMarxist March 17, 2010 at 2:49 pm

[re=532293]freakishlystrong[/re]: Win.

JohnnyMeatworth March 17, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Harold Ford’s escort to Iggy: “Gimme Danger, little stranger….”

JMP March 17, 2010 at 2:58 pm

[re=532356]Tommmcatt[/re]: He’d just try to copy what everyone else at the venue is wearing, but make it somewhat blander.

sezme March 17, 2010 at 2:59 pm

[re=532410]Way Cool Larry[/re]: Oh my! And I always thought it was Ignatius Popular…

the problem child March 17, 2010 at 3:05 pm

[re=532410]Way Cool Larry[/re]: Jim Newell for short?

Tommmcatt March 17, 2010 at 3:09 pm

[re=532448]the problem child[/re]:

Waaaait just a second now….

Jukesgrrl March 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm

[re=532283]ph7[/re]: That’s no mere “date.” That’s the stepdaughter of Anson Beard, former Chairman of Morgan Stanley, currently known as Mrs. Emily Threlkeld Ford, Harold’s version of telling the Tennessee lynch mob to suck his dick. And they call it “loooove.”

BTW, Iggy was scornfully referring to these “guests” as “you rich people” and trying to get them to go up on the stage to “sing” with him.

[re=532328]Escape Goat Nation[/re]: Sorry about the tinnitus, but at least you got a good show and a good story out of it. I refer to my old deaf ears as Duane and Stevie Ray.

queeraselvis v 2.0 March 17, 2010 at 3:25 pm

[re=532268]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Thank you. The guffaw this produced will very likely get me fired.

Capitol Hillbilly March 17, 2010 at 3:26 pm

[re=532373]widestanceromancer[/re]: But definitely not Harold Ford.

Holy Cow!! March 17, 2010 at 3:44 pm

OMG, I thought Iggy overdosed 10 years ago.

assistant/atlas March 17, 2010 at 3:45 pm

I’m not sure what this says about me or Harold Ford, but every time I see that dude’s picture, I get an overwhelming urge to punch him in the face. And then bang his wife.

I kinda think in this case that it might be less a manifestation of my inherently evil nature than the last gasp of my conscience urging me to strike back against a world where someone so douchey can have such an easy life.

Oh yeah, make a funny for the (satire) blog….um…poop, also?

desertwind March 17, 2010 at 4:31 pm

The Chairman of the Bored is just conducting one of those “trust exercises” at a dopey corporate retreat.

BobTheBuilder March 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm

That elderly white-haired dude is looking WAY too intently at Iggy’s leathery, liposuctioned old-man’s boobs.

Mojopo March 17, 2010 at 4:54 pm

Best thing I have seen in dazes and dazes!

Mull_Man March 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm

[re=532325]bakeneko[/re]: Limited French pressing.

June Cleaver 2.0 March 17, 2010 at 5:28 pm

[re=532265]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: Sometimes when you go black, you CAN go back.

widestanceromancer March 17, 2010 at 5:29 pm

[re=532371]dj widestance[/re]: Let’s stance.

DeLand DeLakes March 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Harold looks like he knows that Iggy’s cock is so big, it literally kept him out of ‘Nam.

schvitzatura March 17, 2010 at 7:19 pm

[re=532319]Extemporanus[/re]: I think the one you have ID’ed as Howard is actually Trent Reznor. Or Marilyn Manson.

Dustin de Wynde March 17, 2010 at 8:40 pm

[re=532371]dj widestance[/re]: The icing on that cake was that the very next person to follow Patti onstage after that song was the Reverend Al Sharpton.

He was speechless and the look on his face was utterly priceless.

tweetiek March 17, 2010 at 11:31 pm

I saw ole Iggy on the street yesterday–he had a shirt AND a jacket on. He was very nice….

tweetiek March 17, 2010 at 11:32 pm

actually, i think it was peter wolf.

mollymcguire March 18, 2010 at 12:39 am

[re=532265]Lascauxcaveman[/re]: His wife is much hotter than the “call me” girl.

Captain Swing March 18, 2010 at 6:28 am

So Iggy’s thinking: “OK, so she’s not Kate Pierson, but she’ll do…”

thefrontpage March 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Can this please be the very last sighting of Harold Ford for the rest of eternity? No one cares about this moron. He’s an idiot–and a poseur.

And, yes, Iggy Pop needs to start keeping his shirt on. Iggy: That doesn’t work anymore. Just put a shirt on–and keep it on.

And why were about 300 of those idiots at the Rock and Roll dinner in the first place? That crowd should be, well, rock and roll–and not boring poseurs in suits. Al Sharphead has absolutely no place at the Rock and Roll dinner–none. He has zero to do with rock and roll-nothing.

It’s rock and roll, people. If you’re celebrating rock and roll–BE rock and roll.

skimmingtonride March 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm

Thank god for iggy pop. i was listening to a live album from a ’77 concert in cleveland yesterday. weirdly there’s multiple iggy live albums from cleveland in ’77.

i’m so glad there’s still someone he can shock.

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