KEYBOARD SOLO  2:07 pm May 25, 2011

Jon Huntsman: D&D Nerd Who Played Keyboards In Band Called ‘Wizard’

by Wonkette Jr.

We have an old stoner uncle who also used to play in a “prog rock” band back in the hazy Kodachrome 1970s, so we’re not sure how unique this might be, but potential GOP presidential candidate and Obama appointee Jon Huntsman used to be in a nerd wizards-and-witchcraft band, where he played the nerdiest instrument:

In the late 1970s, Huntsman lost an election for senior class president and took it hard. He dropped out of high school, grew his hair long, and joined a rock band called Wizard.

He never got his high school diploma, and the band never got famous. He later said he thought of himself as a loser.

Well …

According to Internet-based music magazine Wikipedia, “The term was initially applied to the music of bands such as Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Soft Machine, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, reaching its peak of popularity in the mid 1970s.” So, Jon Huntsman was late to that game, too. [NPR]

 

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MittsHairHelmet May 25, 2011 at 2:12 pm

What's with the Paul Simon reference in a prog rock discussion?

BaldarTFlagass May 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Given that the average age of the bloggers here places them still happily swimming around in their father's balls even 15 or 20 years after that song was released, I for one will overlook this.

MittsHairHelmet May 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

true, but I'm their age too…

I mean, you could argue that Simon was progressive in his use of african rhythms (and musicians) but that hardly puts him into the category of Prog Rock, especially considering the music he was making in the 70's.

TsunamiAli May 26, 2011 at 9:25 am

Rock nerd forum is thataway, this is not the thread you are looking for, young jedi.

TsunamiAli May 26, 2011 at 10:06 am

Oh, and TULL!!!!1!!1!

PristineODummy May 26, 2011 at 1:07 am

Say WHAT? Am I in the wrong room again?

Callyson May 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm

From the NPR link:
"With Ambassador Huntsman, I don't see a lot of straight lines," says Kirk Jowers, the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and a former adviser to Huntsman.
I *thought* my gaydar was going off when I saw Huntsman's photo…

elviouslyqueer May 25, 2011 at 2:28 pm

Hmm. He does have that Lindsey Graham thing going on. And not many straight men I know have those kind of stretch marks around the lips.

easynewz May 25, 2011 at 2:44 pm

Does he mean the kind of straight lines that you cut with a credit card on a mirror? (Not that I would know anything about that, of course).

Barb May 25, 2011 at 2:15 pm

"but also embraced civil unions for gay couples."
I'm sure he took a wide stance for this cause.

EatsBabyDingos May 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

I'd like Huntsman better if he was a long hair stoner. As it is, I have a hard time distinguishing him from 8 ounces of milk.

BaldarTFlagass May 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Skim, 2%, whole, or butter?

horsedreamer_1 May 25, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Soy!

Peace in our time May 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Yo soy?

PristineODummy May 26, 2011 at 1:08 am

Laced with cyanide. See, e.g., Huntsman Chemical, Odessa, TX.

ifthethunderdontgetya May 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

What, no Blue Oyster Cult?

Shirley you jest!

P.S. Central to the point on my head
~

Lascauxcaveman May 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm

The Strawbs?

Focus? (to this day, I frequently rock "Hocus Pocus" on my iPod.)

Monsieur_Grumpe May 25, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Yodeling Rock has always been under appreciated.

horsedreamer_1 May 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Jewel, Alaska's greatest gift to pop-culture, in the B.P. ("Before Palin") era.

__kth__ May 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Wrong Focus video, needs moar Gladys Knight

Lascauxcaveman May 26, 2011 at 1:45 am

Ahem. Thirty five plus years later, they're still rockin' it harder than ever. (I loved Gladys Knight, is she even still alive?)

ShaveTheWhales May 27, 2011 at 3:52 am

Hocus Pocus is, like, also, too, among the hundred-or-so.

I also liked Krokus, in small doses.

PsycWench May 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Needs more cowbell.

BaldarTFlagass May 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

"the hazy Kodachrome 1970s"

Give this fucker a job, Ken.

joobajooba May 25, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Except Kodachrome was vivid, not hazy.

PristineODummy May 26, 2011 at 1:09 am

They don't know this because it's all digital NOW.

TsunamiAli May 26, 2011 at 9:27 am

But think about a Kodachrome that has aged 40 years – it's pretty faded, depending on the processing.

I totally get it! It is hazy! Ken, BTF's comment seconded, also. too.

joobajooba May 26, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Actually that's the deal with Kodachrome. It doesn't fade. I've got heirloom slides that are 50 years old and vivid as the new day.

TsunamiAli May 26, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Kodachrome
You give us those nice bright colors
You gives us those greens of summers
Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah!

I stand corrected.

ShaveTheWhales May 27, 2011 at 3:53 am

But the '70s were bloody hazy, so the Koda was just doing its job.

smokefilledroommate May 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Wizard's best song was 'Magic Underwear'.

hagajim May 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm

I thought it was "Ain't No Coffee Where I'm From"

user-of-owls May 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm

Huntsman/Cowbells 2012!

horsedreamer_1 May 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm

While Gingrich remains the Wizard of Id.

BaldarTFlagass May 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Speaking of ELP, I remember reading in RS or Creem, back in the Kodachrome 1970s, that Keith Emerson had the largest organ in the world. There went my delusions of grandeur.

horsedreamer_1 May 25, 2011 at 2:48 pm

That's why Hendrix couldn't join the band.

(Seriously: that almost happened.)

ThankYouJeebus May 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Please tell me he played the theremin.

baconzgood May 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm

That would be freakin' AWSOME!!!!!!!

BaldarTFlagass May 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

I guess his band would have had to do the obligatory cover of "Good Vibrations" in their live sets, if that were the case.

hooray4anything May 25, 2011 at 2:24 pm

I think that's all awesome and might make me think that's cool enough to consider voting for but my guess is what with his Mormon upbringing and the fact he's made it this far in politics will probably mean he's one of the few D&D players/Prog Rock listeners who never smoked dope. Which makes him an even bigger loser than most people who were into Yes.

baconzgood May 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm

King Crimson, Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Soft Machine, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer….You just named the juke box in my own personnel hell.

horsedreamer_1 May 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm

What, no Dylan?

SayItWithWookies May 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm

You clearly don't remember the crap that was mainstream in the 70s — The Carpenters, Bread, America, Neil Diamond — prog rock wasn't necessarily good, just better than the horrible swill that was played on the top 40 stations all the time.

baconzgood May 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm

ABBA. Enough said.

BaldarTFlagass May 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Starland Vocal Band. Captain and Tennille. Terry Jacks. On and on and on. Makes Uriah Heep seem like not such a bad thing.

PristineODummy May 26, 2011 at 1:11 am

I was wonderin' what-all had happened to all the BAD music I remembered from that era. Thank you for reminding me. I'll just go stab my eardrums out with a chopstick now.

zhubajie May 30, 2011 at 2:11 am

Yes, I do. Prog Rock was MUCH better. Jethro Tull is still better.

prommie May 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm

Don't forget Kansas, and Styx!

baconzgood May 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Domo arigato Mr. Prommieo for reminding me of Styx. I'd rather have a Right Said Fred song in my head than that.

SorosBot May 25, 2011 at 3:17 pm

C'mon, Styx is great. I'm sailing away, set an open course on the virgin sea….

DaRooster May 25, 2011 at 3:24 pm

Blue Colored Van and Tuna Slime On My Hands are my favorites from Styx… but a lot of their stuff did come out whiny…

Chet Kincaid May 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Good God, I moved to the blue collar south suburbs of Chicago and started high school right when local heroes Styx were hitting it big. All the white kids were creaming their jeans over them. Since then, I have always hated American bands that sing in fake English accents.

PristineODummy May 26, 2011 at 1:13 am

Thank you. TYVM. I know I will never sleep again and it will be YOUR fault. (See, I was relying on my aging memory to FORGET all that shit, but now that you've reminded me, it will play on an endless loop as I lie zombie-eyed staring at the ceiling all night and praying to either sleep or choke the living shit out of you, and all these performers — are they still alive?).

hooray4anything May 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Doesn't the idea of Emerson, Lake and Palmer doing Hail to the Chief as Huntsman get sworn in excite you in the least?

Lionel[redacted]Esq May 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Wow, to be as liberal and progressive as Huntsman is, just what sort of deep, dark weird sex must he be into to be a Republican? Gay?! I wish! If I were gay they'd be no problem! No, what I have is a romantic abnormality, one so unbelievable that it must be hidden from the public at all cost. You see…

prommie May 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Mr. McClure!

deanbooth May 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I'm goin' to Sea World!

horsedreamer_1 May 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Dolphin rape?

Chet Kincaid May 25, 2011 at 7:38 pm

"…I can only reach musical climax when being fellated from underneath a Mellotron while wearing a sparkly cape."
http://media.ft.com/cms/a7624d14-38b3-11de-8cfe-0

Monsieur_Grumpe May 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Soft Machine? I used to play a song by them. It went:
ba da da
da da da
dee dee dee dum dum dum
dee dee
da da daaaaaaa.

Good tune.
Not very danceable though.

DaRooster May 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Are you sure that's not Queen?
Sounds like Queen to me…

PristineODummy May 26, 2011 at 1:14 am

You want danceable? "Dancin' Fool," FZ. You're welcome.

ShaveTheWhales May 27, 2011 at 3:57 am

Um, there was a band by that name?

DerrickWildcat May 25, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Robert Fripp is still a bigger bore. Unbelievable guitar player, but still kind of an asshole.

DashboardBuddha May 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm

You can see that in the video for Elephant Talk – Adrian Belou is hamming it up (as well he should be) and RF is giving him the smiling, "dude, cut that shit out" look. Then he turns around and scowls at the camera man.

Tony Leven is pretty cool on the stick in that video, btw.

DerrickWildcat May 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I've met Adrian Belew twice and both times he was a really nice guy. It's just amazing how easy and dead on precise he can make that crazy neck jumping playing he does. He smiles and laughs every second of the show.

Chet Kincaid May 25, 2011 at 8:10 pm

I love me some KC. Somebody chastised Wonkette Jr. upstream for quoting Paul Simon, but '80s King Crimson was on a continuum with Talking Heads, Simon, Gabriel, Bowie, not part of the bloated carcass of Prog.

Chet Kincaid May 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm

I used to feel that way too, but he has grown on me in his old age. I enjoy reading his diaries at dgmlive.com. You would never know he'd been a rock star, as he now mostly leads the life of a 60-ish, semi-well-off small-businessman living in the English countryside with his showbizzy singer/actress wife.

carlgt1 May 27, 2011 at 1:31 pm

well when he's doing he's "Frippertronics" he is — I had to leave one of his intimate concerts in Philly as I got bored with all the digital delay/loop noodling that just sounds like the sort of wankery one can do in the bedroom with a few effects pedals

SayItWithWookies May 25, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I'm breathlessly awaiting the "I am not a wizard" commercial.

Beowoof May 25, 2011 at 2:33 pm

He is a Mormon, playing keyboard in a band. Is that like Huckabee backing up Ted Nugent on Cat Scratch Fever. (With those Christian lyrics, "when I make pussy purr with a stroke of my hand, they know they're getting it from me"
The possibilities are endless then to the music Wizard played. I would think they're a Frank Zappa cover band or Mormon Tabrenacle Choir cover band.

horsedreamer_1 May 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Liddy wants her dad to sit in with the Mars Volta the next time they tour Salt Lake City.

PsycWench May 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

"Wang Dang Sweet Poontang" is about the seven loaves and fishes. Right?

BaldarTFlagass May 25, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Smells like fish, tastes like bread.

Tommmcattt May 25, 2011 at 2:35 pm

That list leaves out possibly the lamest and most terrible prog rock sound making organization in the history of bad music: The Allen Parsons Project

I have it on good authority that listening to "Eye In The Sky" over and over again will eventually melt your brain and cause you to vote Republican.

BaldarTFlagass May 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I think the same thing happens with the Electric Light Orchestra, except all those string instruments makes your ear and nostril hair fall out… Hey, I'm off to iTunes!!!

ThundercatHo May 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm

They are my husband's fave and although we will not vote (R) that shit gives me a migraine. Never realized that my brain was actually melting. Thanks for the pro tip.

ShaveTheWhales May 27, 2011 at 4:04 am

This mini-thread provides cognitive dissonance for me. OT1H, I refuse to believe that there ever was an entity called the "Allen Parsons Project". OTOH, there were bits of ELO that I quite liked, even beyond the marching cellists. I consider ELO an interesting experiment that didn't work out, as opposed to brain-dissolving mediocrity.

SorosBot May 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

The fact that he played a wizard in the 70s is hardcore; they were the days of the original AD&D, and they really eared that Advanced; the rules were much more complicated than modern editions, but particularly for wizards, especially with the material components, plus they needed a lot more XP per level than the other classes and were nearly useless and very easy to kill for the first few levels.

DaRooster May 25, 2011 at 3:00 pm

DUDE! FUCK!

Grief_Lessons May 25, 2011 at 3:12 pm

They didn't have enough hit points. 1d4 per level for the first six, and they could only use a dagger.

My main recollection of those original AD&D books, though, was that a suspicious number of the featured monsters and adventurers had shapely, exposed female breasts.

SorosBot May 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

We had the old ones in my high school library, and always loved the breasts; though we played the then-current 2nd Edition, which always kept the nipples covered in their fantasy T&A.

Grief_Lessons May 25, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Did you have Unearthed Arcana, the book that added "Comeliness" as a character attribute? You could now grade those nipples on a scale of 3-18.

SorosBot May 25, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Nah, just the basic Player's Handbook, DM's Guide and Monstrous Manual (the one with many boobies).

ThundercatHo May 25, 2011 at 3:19 pm

I knew I loved you. Is there such a thing as nerd porn?

SorosBot May 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Well I know there's one big currebt porn star whose porn name is April O'Neil, so I'm gonna say yes.

vulpes82 May 25, 2011 at 3:25 pm

NERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRD!

MissTaken May 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Damn Soros, I knew there was a reason I loved you!

ShaveTheWhales May 27, 2011 at 4:06 am

Attention Deficit AND Disorder? Sounds like a misdemeanor to me.

privatejoker77 May 25, 2011 at 2:45 pm

Just run for senate, Huntsman.

Bonzos_Bed_Time May 25, 2011 at 2:46 pm

He played the nerdiest instrument

The Theremin?

DaRooster May 25, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Tamborine?

hooray4anything May 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I'm thinking jazz flute

smokefilledroommate May 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm

accordion

Biel_ze_Bubba May 25, 2011 at 2:50 pm

"Progressive Republican" is even more out-of-date than "D&D nerd". The guy sounds interesting, but not in a have-a-beer-with way, or even in a vote-for way.

horsedreamer_1 May 25, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Also, Mexican.

Badonkadonkette May 25, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Are you telling me that the Republican white knight is a guy without a high school diploma who pulled the grandpappy of all I'm-taking-my-ball-and-going-home moves when he didn't win the most meaningless popularity contest of his LIFE?

You know, on second thought, that makes sense. Never mind.

horsedreamer_1 May 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

He went back for a GED, then on to a (good) college — well, U. of Utah, followed by a transfer to Penn.

Badonkadonkette May 25, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Don't deny me my sardonic snark, horse. Just let that be.

easynewz May 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Really don't mind if you sit this one out.
My words but a whisper – your deafness a SHOUT.
I may make you feel but I can't make you think.
Your sperm's in the gutter – your love's in the sink.
So you ride yourselves over the fields and
you make all your animal deals and
your wise men don't know how it feels to be thick as a brick.

DashboardBuddha May 25, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Well, do you ever get the feeling that the story's
too damn real and in the present tense?
Or that everybody's on the stage, and it seems like
you're the only person sitting in the audience?

SpurningBeer May 26, 2011 at 7:05 am

Yes, and where the hell was Biggles when you needed him last Saturday?

ShaveTheWhales May 27, 2011 at 4:09 am

Aqualung.
Watching all the pretty panties run.

(Or something like that)

zhubajie May 30, 2011 at 2:20 am

"Thick as a brick" is how most of our supposed wise men ARE.

PsycWench May 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm

The troll hates wizard-and-witchcraft music.

__kth__ May 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm

If the troll hates prog, he can't be all bad.

ShaveTheWhales May 27, 2011 at 4:12 am

Well, mostly, so do I, maybe, except Floyd? Tull? KC?

What is this Internet Music Source Wikipedia of which you (well, not you) speak?

Grief_Lessons May 25, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Prog Rock is the leitmotif of the last two posts on Wonkette: Google Image Rebecca Mansour and try not to think of a fat Geddy Lee.

ShaveTheWhales May 27, 2011 at 4:12 am

It requires no effort at all on my part to NOT think of a fat Geddy Lee.

ManchuCandidate May 25, 2011 at 3:03 pm

"20D savings roll from Teabagger Trolls!"
/dice clatter/
"You've been cast into the pit of Low Taxes where the Bachmann Siren and Succubus Sarah will eat you alive as Ogres and Teabaggers on Hoverrounds fap to your demise."
"Oh man, I hate GOP D&D!!"

DashboardBuddha May 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Very nice

BaldarTFlagass May 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Though I am of the proper age, for some reason D&D is one (of the few) nerd trains that left the station without me.

KeepFnThatChicken May 25, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I rolled a one, and fumbled. And I'm carrying a +3 Appropriations Bill. What will that do to me?

PabaBritannica May 25, 2011 at 3:50 pm

I'm getting the rights to GOP D&D.

I'm building a Conservative Warrior Elephant named Teflon Ron with +15 charisma and defense and +4 intelligence.

BarackMyWorld May 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Wait…a presidential candidate with a G.E.D.? I know he later graduated college and was a missionary in Taiwan…but a G.E.D.?

SpurningBeer May 26, 2011 at 8:24 am

About time, I say. We've already had an MBA president.

zhubajie May 30, 2011 at 2:21 am

So how did he get to be ambassador to Japan? Usually don't you have to contribute megabucks to someone's presidential campaign?

mumbly_joe May 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm

Huntsman/O'Donnell 2012!

^^most original comment of the day.

AJW@[redacted] May 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Wizard/Witch ftw!

DashboardBuddha May 25, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Holy shit…did he read LOTR AND Atlas Shrugged?

zhubajie May 30, 2011 at 2:22 am

Worse: Book of Mormon!

Grief_Lessons May 25, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Keep making fun of Jon Huntsman and you may be visited by a level 16 elvish paladin with strength 18 and a +6 vorpal sword. Who's laughing then?

SorosBot May 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

That would never happen – elves can't be paladins!

Grief_Lessons May 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm

You know, I thought that, but "elvish paladin" just rolled off the tongue, and I figured the chances of getting called on it were pretty small…

SpurningBeer May 26, 2011 at 8:26 am

I believe the jocks and cheerleaders will be the ones laughing then.

zhubajie May 30, 2011 at 2:23 am

I have a 6' 5" Manchu acquaintance who does broadsword martial arts when he's not driving a bus; he's offered to kill my enemies for me, so I fear nothing.

prommie May 25, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Stonehenge!

horsedreamer_1 May 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm

'Cept, when a Republican asks for 18", he's not asking for a sculpture.

Weenus299 May 25, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Come inside! Come inside! Yeah. Rock it.

johnnymeatworth May 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm

In The Court Of The Crimson Dink

fuflans May 25, 2011 at 3:32 pm

shouldn't Rush be part of that list?

i ask this because someone near and dear to me loves Rush and i will use this information to mock him.

PabaBritannica May 25, 2011 at 3:48 pm

As if Rush needs anything more than the fact that they have songs about Objectivist Philosophy to mock them. Might as well have been a band called "John Galt and the Moochers".

hagajim May 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Just cause they have songs about it doesn't mean they believe it…unlike the teatards.

hagajim May 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm

NO Rush should not be part of that list…way too rocky

prommie May 25, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Rush soooo belongs on that list.

SpurningBeer May 26, 2011 at 8:28 am

Limbaugh couldn't rock if his puffy, sclerotic life depended on it.

waitforsugar May 25, 2011 at 3:34 pm

For all the D&D nerds on here:

In the basement rolling dice, I'm a wizard

PabaBritannica May 25, 2011 at 3:46 pm

He had a Dungeon Master's guide
He had a 12 sided die
He had Kitty Pryde…and Nightcrawler too
Waiting there for him, yes he did
In the Garage…

waitforsugar May 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm

He felt safe

WriteyWriterton May 25, 2011 at 3:47 pm

"We have an old stoner uncle…"

More likely a great-uncle, given how young this Wonkette candidate seems to be. (Not a criticism, just a raw inference. I hate teh Youngs, now that I'm an Old.
And their music…don't get me started!)

And D&D – did nothing for me, ever. I remember how there were disappearances at MSU relating to D&D games played or conceptually extended, I think, in steam tunnels.

Not self-of-steam tunnels, mind, the real thing. Carry on.

ShaveTheWhales May 27, 2011 at 4:16 am

I remember the Michigan State steam tunnel stories. Of course, I was already old.

PabaBritannica May 25, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Man, screw D&D, I want a candidate inspired by my preferred tabletop RPG boardgame, Arkham Horror, inspired by the works of HP Lovecraft.

Why be president when you can be High Priest of the Old Ones?

horsedreamer_1 May 25, 2011 at 3:58 pm

This is not the kind of Wizardry that will get the Bob Jones University student-body atwitter.

DashboardBuddha May 25, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Breaking news!!! A rare video of Jon Huntsman back in the day:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zng5kRle4FA

hagajim May 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm

Carry On Wayward Son

Pres[ $ rm -r * ] May 25, 2011 at 4:52 pm

You know who ELSE had long hair and played in a wizards 'n warlocks-focused prog rock band in the 1970s?

BaldarTFlagass May 25, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Lemmy Kilmister?

joobajooba May 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Todd Rundgren?

MissTaken May 25, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Christopher Guest?

Guppy06 May 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm

I think I've seen that particular Chick Tract.

zhubajie May 30, 2011 at 2:25 am

Take it for granted that Jack Chick hates Mormons as much as he does Catholics.

NadePaulKuciGravMcKi May 25, 2011 at 9:40 pm

High school senior class president defeat.
life was so tough in the Huntsman family

besides, the name is Jon, not John
and Glenn Beck luvs them to death

BZ1 May 25, 2011 at 10:33 pm

… great, another high schooler at the reins, like Wiscie's Walker, Arizonia's Brewer and Alask's Lou Sarah… never believed the nonsense of going to a gazillion junior colleges…

axmxz May 25, 2011 at 10:41 pm

If he dropped out of high school after losing an election for class president, what's he going to drop out of when he loses the election for real president? I'm thinking a whole sheet of acid and a suicide note misquoting Tim Leary.

Negropolis May 26, 2011 at 7:36 am

He never got his high school diploma, and the band never got famous. He later said he thought of himself as a loser.

I can assure him if there is any doubt left in his mind that he wasn't the only one who thought that, or the only one who still thinks that.

I'm reading later that he got his GED, but can you even imagine the things a Democrat with this high of a political profile would have to go through if he didn't ever graduate high school on time? And this guy is being considered for the highest office in the land without even a lick of irony by the media.

The more I hear about this guy, the more I'm convinced that he's perfect for the modern GOP.

Negropolis May 26, 2011 at 7:51 am

What would Mormonism have to say about something like D&D, because I know what Evengelical Christendom has to say about wizards, warlocks, and the like. Hell, you can get excommunicated for reading Harry Potter.

Chet Kincaid May 26, 2011 at 2:24 pm

The article doesn't say Huntsman played D&D. I mention this because I don't want to have to read erroneous D&D jokes in all your comments from here to eternity.

ShaveTheWhales May 27, 2011 at 3:54 am

How the fuck do you do this?

ShaveTheWhales May 27, 2011 at 4:05 am

But did he embrace diversely?

zhubajie May 30, 2011 at 2:08 am

So how did he get to be something as important as ambassador to China?

zhubajie May 30, 2011 at 2:09 am

But failed to make vp George HW Bush pres.

PsycWench May 25, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Palin, your soulmate beckons.

Badonkadonkette May 25, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Dammit, ya beat me to it.

PristineODummy May 26, 2011 at 1:18 am

No wonder he likes Sarah so.

SpurningBeer May 26, 2011 at 7:04 am

Whatever will he do when he loses the primaries? Quit the LDS and GOP, grow out his hair, and join a lobbying firm?

easynewz May 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm

Thanks, mate. I do hope that the trolls check it, hehe.

MittsHairHelmet May 26, 2011 at 10:56 am

In the shuffling madness
Of the locomotive breath
Runs the all time loser
Headlong to his death

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