August 31, 2005

What's Playing Right Now At The HQ
— Ace

The Kinks' Catch Me Now I'm Falling, also known as Captain America Calling, at least to me.

Just thought I'd share.

Over and over again. Both the long and short versions.

It kept going through my head after 9/11. The lyrics were pretty damn spot-on:

I remember, when you were down

And you needed a helping hand

I came to feed you

But now that I need you

You won’t give me a second glance

Now I’m calling all citizens from all over the world

This is captain america calling

I bailed you out when you were down on your knees

So will you catch me now I’m falling

Help me now I’m calling you
Catch me now I’m falling
I’m in your hands, it’s up to you
Catch me now I’m falling

I remember when you were down
You would always come running to me
I never denied you and I would guide you
Through all of your difficulties
Now I’m calling all citizens from all over the world
This is captain america calling
I bailed you out when you were down on your knees
So will you catch me now I’m falling

Help me now I’m calling you
Catch me now I’m falling
I’m in your hands, it’s up to you
Catch me now I’m falling

When you were broke you would come to me
And I would always pull you round
Now I call your office on the telephone
And your secretary tells me that she’s sorry,
But, you’ve gone out of town.*

This is captain america calling
This is captain america calling

Help me now I’m calling you
Catch me now I’m falling
I’m in your hands, it’s up to you
Catch me now I’m falling

*Alternate Lyric:

I stood by you through all of your depressions
and I lifted you when you were down
now it's your chance to do the same for me
and your secretary tells me that
you've gone out of town


I guess the Katrina disaster makes me think of it too, except now Captain America can help its own (scan down for a list of relief charities).

On My Wavelength Update-- Tres writes:

The thing that makes me feel as if my Cheerios have been pee'd upon is that I have yet to hear of any relief efforts being offered from our "friends" throughout the world. Lord knows we've put it out there for any of them time and time again.

That's sort of what I'm thinking.

Again, the lyrics:

I never thought that you would let me down

But the next time you’re in trouble

Better not come running to me

Just So You Don't Think I'm Calling America A Weaking Update: Some ass-kicking Captain America lyrics:

When Captain America throws his mighty shield

All those who chose to oppose his shield must yield

If he's led to a fight and a duel is due

Then the red and the white and the blue will come through

When Captain America throws his mighty shield!

Posted by: Ace at 10:22 AM | Comments (24)
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1 Fuck 'em. We're not "falling" and we don't need their help. Nor should we want it.

Posted by: Allah at August 31, 2005 10:31 AM (X3QeK)

2 The towers fell.

And we don't "need" their help. But they weren't as forthcoming with help as they ought to have been.

Posted by: ace at August 31, 2005 10:32 AM (W7JEQ)

3 I think it's a prescient about the world's reaction to America in need.

Posted by: ace at August 31, 2005 10:33 AM (W7JEQ)

4 The only country I've seen come forward and offer any sort of assistance has been Israel.

As the article says, it's a general offer since they don't know what we need exactly, but they're willing to pitch in where and when we need them.

Posted by: Jimmie at August 31, 2005 10:47 AM (LIkgw)

5 The Captain America song... wasn't that from a commercial or something? For at least the last 20 years, that line has occasionally run through my head, slicing like a hammer:

'Captain America THROWS his MIGH-TY SHEEEIIILLD!'

What is that FROM?! Why must you torment me? I had just come to terms with the idea that it was a figment of my imagination.

Posted by: ChrisF at August 31, 2005 10:54 AM (ExiUw)

6 There was a very poorly animated cartoon, in which unmoving, static drawings of characters and objects were simply moved across the screen. The song is the theme song to that bad Captain America cartoon.

Posted by: ace at August 31, 2005 10:56 AM (W7JEQ)

7 I was just listening to "Catch Me Now I'm Falling" the other day. Ace, you nailed it when you compared it the current situation.

Gosh, it only seems like a few months back that whiny little pissant bureaucrats around the world were criticizing the U.S. for not doing enough for the tsunami victims. To all of them:

SHOW ME THE MONEY!

Posted by: Steve L. at August 31, 2005 10:57 AM (hpZf2)

8 On another note, I have to say that if FoxNews is the news source of the eeeevil cold hearted Republicans, count me in. Shep Smith is actually getting angry, yelling into the microphone about how there are hundreds of people that just need to know where to go for emergency aid, all of them sitting out on the highway. He's really agitated. Not Geraldo agitated, but normal-person agitated.

And yes, they've been throwing them water, food, and ice from overhead, as well as water. They're doing what they can.

Meanwhile, the CNN schills, with their 'I'm-a-reporter-to-the-core-and-nothing-affects-my-Vulcan-composure' attitude are coming across as losers. The only thing they have is passion for lib spin.

Posted by: ChrisF at August 31, 2005 10:58 AM (8w85D)

9 And we don't "need" their help. But they weren't as forthcoming with help as they ought to have been.

Why "ought" they have been more forthcoming? Most of the world is anti-American; why lay that aside simply because one of our cities is underwater? My attitude towards them is the same as Giuliani's when he handed that Saudi cocksucker's check back to him.

You know what the reductio ad absurdum of your argument is? This.

Posted by: Allah at August 31, 2005 11:00 AM (X3QeK)

10 Well, those socialists to our north:
The Deputy Prime Minister added that she has contacted U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and advised him that Canada stands ready
to provide assistance if needed. In addition, the Minister of Health, Ujjal Dosanjh, has directed the Public Health Agency of Canada to contact the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services and offer any assistance that may be helpful, such as emergency medical supplies contained in the National Emergency Stockpile System.


And those Mafia-Commies in Russia:
An adviser to the Russian emergency situations minister, Viktor Beltsov has said two Ilyushin-76TD transport planes are ready to leave the Ramenskoye airdrome any time. They carry rescue workers, light helicopters and other equipment essential to effective operation in disaster areas.

Hell, even that evil Commie Chavez offers help:
Chavez said that not only is his government interested in initiating this program for low-income heating oil, but would also be willing to help provide aid for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, which is devastating the coast of Louisiana these days. Chavez mentioned that the Venezuelan military has a special humanitarian assistance unit that could carry out rescue operations.

Meanwhile, the tsunami victims remember that the help we gave:
"At that time America helped us a lot, and they were genuine too," said Reza Saputra, a 19-year-old student. "One of their helicopters even crashed here."

Posted by: vonKreedon at August 31, 2005 11:10 AM (u8Zgq)

11 Ace - Have I ever mentioned what good taste in musice you have?

Posted by: vonKreedon at August 31, 2005 11:12 AM (u8Zgq)

12 Come on Ace.

We wouldn't need their help even if they didn't kick us in the shins every chance they get.
Even other countries that are pro-America- what exactly can they do that we can't do for ourselves? Or did you just want the empty gesture for the sake of appearances?

Posted by: lauraw at August 31, 2005 11:13 AM (0+tK7)

13 The Brits, Aussies, Japanese, Irish and a few others will offers some help, because that's what they do. The rest of the world, Europe especially, can collectively kiss my ass. We know they're a sorry lot of ingrateful moochers, so we shouldn't be upset when they don't lift a finger. Screw 'em.

Posted by: UGAdawg at August 31, 2005 11:16 AM (oYEcP)

14 In the words of the immortal Slim Pickens, "Piss on you, world, I work for Mel Brooks."

Posted by: Bill Peschel at August 31, 2005 11:23 AM (f6Y2E)

15 It's not the help itself, it's the offer. It seems stupid, but if you are the one time after time buying drinks for your buddies, it is nice to have one of them offer to pick up the tab even if it is not a problem for you. financially

Posted by: Defense Guy at August 31, 2005 11:23 AM (jPCiN)

16 The official said that although Israel does not have any particular expertise in battling floods, it does have a great deal of expertise dealing with collapsed buildings.

This kind of made me smile sadly - I mean, yeah flooding is not a big issue in modern day Israel, but still, there is some historical experience with floods and other watery phenomena - think the Flood and the Red Sea.

Too true about the collapsing buildings part.

Posted by: holdfast at August 31, 2005 11:24 AM (jvO9O)

17 Glad to see that our brethren to the north finally listened to Gordon Sinclair:

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/mp3clips/politicalspeeches/gordonsinclair.mp3

Posted by: Captain Ned at August 31, 2005 02:30 PM (TV7Hr)

18 Thanks, Ace, but I'm still processing the "I'll show you a DUCK like you've never seen before" lyric.

Later,
bbeck

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