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Sunday, November 9, 2008

More cowbell, and requst for help

With football seaon in full gear, I wanted to get this wordart posted. A lot of high schools are either in playoff seaon or getting ready for playoffs, Thanksgiving day games, etc, before the next sport seaon begins. And of course, college and pro sports will still be paying for quite a while.

Are you someone who hits a cowbell to cheer your team on, or do you know someone who does? (Or maybe there is someone who irritates you at every game who does?) 'Fess up! This wordart is for you.

If you don't know the connection of "more cowbell" and "Saturday Night Live", listen to "More Cowbell (Don't Fear the Reaper)" by Blue Oyster Cult on my song list. I guarantee at least a smile out of you! Note: the music producer in the skit is Christopher Walken and the cowbell player is Will Ferrell.

Now for my request for help-- this quote was in a letter to the editor of the newspaper today. The writer said that Angus King (former Independent governor of Maine) had quoted this, but it doesn't say who originally came up with the quote. I think it would make a great wordart, but I would like to be able to give credit where credit is due. The quote is as follows:

"Rosa sat so Martin could walk.
Martin walked so Obama could run.
Obama ran so our children can fly"

Thanks in advance.


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  2. That's an awesome quote! Maybe you could call the paper and ask?

    Loved the cowbell skit! I'm on our worship team at church and the cowbell saying is a running joke lol

  3. I don't know who said it but they were an idiot.

  4. of course that horrid person above me is anonymous... I mean, I dont care if you have your convictions but use your name and stand by them. grrrrrr. I think the quote is fabulous and to heck with the meanie. I wish I could help but I do not know who it is... Thanks for the cowbell art. it is actually a running joke between my boyfriend and his twin and Ive meant to scrap it for years....

  5. well, politically, I am an I wasn't thinking of the quote as political as much as being a good analogy for the civil rights movement. The quote would still have just as much meaning if Obama had least he ran, and showed it could be done.

  6. Originally the quote was used on Charlie Rose, live coverage of the election. Henri Bernard Levy was a guest & the one who said it. It is near the end (last 5 min), & he quotes an "average American woman" - but others claim it was written by Dem. speech writers and circulated for publicity. Nobody can say for certain, but this quote is around the world now. Sorry, but I don't think we'll know who actually said it, if anyone did, until the dust of the election and inauguration settles.


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