You probably have heard or even seen this before. The former President of the good ole U-S of A will never live this one down:
“There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can’t get fooled again.” —President George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002
I always thought “you can’t get fooled again” – was a little closer to the lyrics of a song from the rock group The Who,…NOT the Chinese proverb: Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice shame on you”.
All this foolin’ around I’m doing — is in reference to a fun-filled day of hoaxes, practical jokes, and sending the innocent on fool’s errands.
There have been some good tricks played “on the unsuspecting” by media outlets – even large corporations over the years. They are ideas that have to be planned and executed perfectly. One year, Burger King announced it was sellling burgers for lefties. The condiments were designed to drip out of the right side. Now that’s innocent and creative trickery I support! As the day approaches, here are just a few songs that have the word “fool” in either the title – or lyrics. Maybe you’ll hear a few on BT on Wednesday morning. See you then!
The Fool on the Hill – The Beatles
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin
What A Fool Believes – Doobie Brothers
Why Do Fools Fall in Love – Frankie Lymon
Everybody Plays The Fool – Main Ingredient
Poor little fool – Ricky Nelson
Diana Ross – Why Do Fool’s Fall In Love