Laughing Matters — Julie Brown, “I Like ‘Em Big and Stupid”

Sometimes comedy illuminates hard truths with a pointed urgency that other means can’t quite achieve. Sometimes comedy is just funny. This series of posts is mostly about the former instances, but the latter is valuable, too.

Back in my college radio days, I had a few sleeve-snuggled aces to nicely disrupt a set. One of them was this track off of Julie Brown’s 1987 album, Trapped in the Body of a White Girl. It’s got snap, sass, and a splendidly withering sense of humor: “Smart guys are nowhere, they make demands/ Give me a moron with talented hands.” Take charge, Ms. Brown.

Previous entries in this series can be found by clicking on the “Laughing Matters” tag.

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