Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Morrissey who?

Various media outlets are reporting this morning that former Smiths frontman Morrissey has backed out of an appearance on tonite's Jimmy Kimmel Live because he doesn't want to share the stage with the cast of Duck Dynasty.

Morrissey, in the midst of a tour that is receiving somewhat less publicity than that of the Rolling Stones, said, "As far as my reputation is concerned, I can't take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers."  We're left to wonder exactly what reputation he's so concerned about.  After all, he sells tickets by the thousands hundreds to people who, in effect, amount to animal cannibals.

As is the current fashion in the performing arts, he's managed to take his animal rights crusade a bit too far. One report mentioned he recently suffered from a bleeding ulcer.  So how's that vegan diet working, anyway?

I'll confess, I listened to some Smiths in college, but as far as my reputation is concerned I should note that at the time Morrissey was only a fledgling douchebag.  Such was the case with many singers of the era. Others were just weird and still are.

So far no comment from the Duck Dynasty camp and Jimmy Kimmel quickly filled the vacancy with the band Churchill, who obviously has different priorities in the reputation department. Suspicions of a hidden agenda on Morrissey's part linger.  After digging up this old photo of the performer I'm wondering if he wasn't a bit concerned that Si might mistake his 'do for the ass end of a duck.

Morrissey Duck Dynasty


  1. Morrisey...whiney little putz...
    What a has-been. The Duck Commander boys could buy and sell him 3 x over.

  2. Morrissey probably thought bailing out was a wise publicity investment to get people to acknowledge his existence again -however briefly - without that troublesome "the Smiths" connotation. and now people are talking about him. kinda.

  3. The next night Kimmel featured Duck Dynasty's new Vegan Calls:

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    1. Well Gil, it was a duplicate of your previous comment and I thought the delete button would just wipe it clean. Now it looks like I'm trying to censor you.