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Old 08-15-05, 08:46 AM   #1
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All Jacked Up (Gretchen Wilson glorifies drunkeness)

I'm not much of a country music fan, but flipping thru the channels to get to the weather channel, I stumbled upon this music video.

Catchy tune, but what really irritated me was the glorification of drunk driving!
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Well inasmuch as something can be glorified by having rednecks do it.......
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She's pretty hot. Hate the song though.
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Catchy tune, but what really irritated me was the glorification of drunk driving!
You need to watch the video a little more closely. Although it shows a lot of drinking, the message was donít drive your truck when you are ďall jacked upĒ (drunk) and people usually do really stupid thinks when they are all jacked up. Like get their face punched in, think ugly guys are cute, loose their keys, break their truck window and try to drive drunk.

I saw the video as a sort of humerus way to say it is stupid getting drunk.
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You need to watch the video a little more closely. Although it shows a lot of drinking, the message was donít drive your truck when you are ďall jacked upĒ (drunk) and people usually do really stupid thinks when they are all jacked up. Like get their face punched in, think ugly guys are cute, loose their keys, break their truck window and try to drive drunk.

I saw the video as a sort of humerus way to say it is stupid getting drunk.
Drunks won't see it that way.
It'll be a "Dew Drop Inn" anthem at closing time.
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Well inasmuch as something can be glorified by having rednecks do it.......
Rednecks and Rappers are just opposites on the spectrum, and we all know how the glorification of "thug life" has permeated a certain demographic....
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Rednecks and Rappers are just opposites on the spectrum, and we all know how the glorification of "thug life" has permeated a certain demographic....
Which demographic is that?
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Drunks won't see it that way.
It'll be a "Dew Drop Inn" anthem at closing time.
Is that speaking from a personnel experience point of view?
Otherwise, how do you know how anyone else will take it?
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Stop being an idiot.

You know as well as I do, how this will be viewed by the 2AM crowd.
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Which demographic is that?
The wannabe Eminem demographic.
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Did you listen to the song all the way through? Because it ain't about glorifying drunkenness at all. It's about making an utter idiot of yourself while drunk, then realizing later on that, hey, I was really stupid and shouldn't be doing that stuff. Good grief, the lyrics even outright say "don't drive your car [when you're tore up]." If that's promoting drunk driving, then doublespeak has gotten a lot trickier since 1984.

For the benefit of anyone who can't take a little C&W, here are the lyrics:

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Five of the PM rolls around, thereís a little old joint outside of town
I only got time for a couple of beers and a juke box song ringing in my ears
The next you know the bar tenders pouring, shots are flowing, got me stoning
All I really know is that I should be going, but Iím soaking from the moment

Am all jacked up, all jacked up
Donít believe Iíve ever had this much.
One thing Iíve learned when you get tore up
Time sure flies when youíre all jacked up

It was getting mighty close to nine oíclock, what the hell I had one more shot.
Then I winked at a boy at the end of the bar, guess I mighta musta gone a little too far.
Cause a big ole girl walked outta the blue, 10 foot 2 with a bad attitude
Stepped right up and knocked out my tooth, guess I had it coming I deserved the due

Cos I was all jacked up, all jacked up,
Donít believe Iíve ever had this much.
One thing Iíve learned when you get tore up
Donít start no stuff when youíre all jacked up.

Donít have to go home but you canít stay here,
Thatís what they said when I got my last beer.
Oh my God, its 2 oíclock, I canít find my keys and my trucks locked
So I grabbed a tire tool and I broke my window, hurt my elbow got me in though
Two foot later backed into the light pole, all the town folk got a good joke

All jacked up, all jacked up
Donít believe Iíve ever had this much.
One thing Iíve learned when you get tore up
Donít drive you truck when youíre all jacked up

Jacked up
(all jacked up, all jacked up)
oooooooooo

One thing Iíve learned when you get tore up;
Donít start no stuff when youíre all jacked up.

One thing Iíve learned when you get tore upÖÖ
Donít drive your car
Donít start no stuff in no bar
Hell I wouldnít tell anybody where you are
When youíre all jacked up
From CowboyLyrics.com

The anti-heroine of the song gets her @ss kicked for hitting on another woman's boyfriend, then wrecks her truck and makes herself into the town laughingstock. I don't see how you can get "glorifying" out of that.

I like Gretchen Wilson, and I don't usually like country that much. She's a witty woman with a belt-em-out voice, and she's not all full of bull and sugar like a lot of the schmaltzy pop tartlets. I respect her ornery, mouthy presence and think that rock and pop could benefit from a few more girls with her kind of sass. Kind of like my favorite female rapper, Missy Elliott. Smart, dirty, and full of mischief. Gretchen Wilson's okay in my book.

Edited to add: I had to do a little work to see the video, and discovered that the guy she's supposed to be hitting on is Larry the Cable Guy, and Kid Rock has a cameo in there, too.
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Ain't the first one sure as hell won't be the last. Remember this little ditty?
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BECAUSE I GOT HIGH
By: Afroman

It's like I don't care about nothin' man
Role another blunt, Yeah cuz
(Yeah x 2)

I was gonna clean my room, until I got high
I was gonna get up and find the broom, But then I got high
My room is still messed up And I know why, (why man) 'cuz I got high
Because I got high
Because I got high

I was gonna go to class, before I got high
I coulda' cheated and I coulda passed, but I got high
I'm taking it next semester and I know why, (why man) 'cuz I got high
Because I got high
Because I got high

I was gonna go to work, but then I got high
I just got a new promotion, but I got high
Now I'm selling dope and I know why, (why man) 'cuz I got high
Because I got high
Because I got high

I was gonna go to court, before I got high
I was gonna pay my child support, but then I got high (No you weren't)
They took my whole pay check, and I know why, (why man) 'cuz I got high,
Because I got high
Because I got high

I wasn't gonna run from the cops but I was high, (I'm serious man)
I was gonna pull right over and stop, but I was high
Now I'm a paraplegic, and I know why, (why man) 'cuz I got high
Because I got high
Because I got high

I was gonna pay my car a note, until I got high
I wasn't gonna gamble on the boat, but then I got high
Now the tow truck's pulling away, and I know why, (why man) 'cuz I got high, because I got high, because I got high
Because I got high
Because I got high

I was gonna make love to you, but then I got high, I'm serious
I was gonna eat your ***** to, but then I got high
Now i'm j***ing off and I know why, (turn this **** off) 'cuz I got high, because I got high, because I got high

I messed up my entire life, because I got high
I lost my kids and wife , because I got high
Now I'm sleeping on the sidewalk, and I know why, (why man) 'cuz I got high, because I got high, because I got high

I'm gonna stop singing this song, because I'm high
I'm singing this whole thing wrong, because I'm high
And if I don't sell one copy I know why, (why man) 'cuz I'm high,
because I'm high, because I'm high

(Are you really high man?) (he really is high man!) get jiggy with it
O bring it back (say what say what oh, Because I'm high
Because I'm high, because I'm high

Well my name is afroman and I'm from east palmdale,
All the 'Dale weed i be smokin, is mama's hell
I dont believe in Hitler thats what I say' (O my goodness)
So all of you skins, please give me more head
Mother f***er, afro mother f***er m-a-n

A-e-i-o-u and somtimes w
We aint going to sell any of these mother ****ing albums cuz
Lets go back to marshal durbans and hang some more chickins cuz f*** it
F*** the corporate world b*tch
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Stop being an idiot.

You know as well as I do, how this will be viewed by the 2AM crowd.
You really like twisting things to fit your view in life, don't you. When you do so, you become the idiot.
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