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'Call Me Maybe' parody song takes aim at 'Dumb and Lazy' Americans - outrageous music video goes viral

Thursday, July 12, 2012
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: Call Me Maybe, parody song, Dumb and Lazy

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(NaturalNews) The pop song "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen has smashed top 40 music records over the last several months, and her music video has racked up 150 million views on YouTube alone (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNaR-rxAic). "Call Me Maybe" is a simple yet unmistakable tune that you just can't shake after hearing it.

The wild popularity of the original song has spurned hilarious parodies. Two days ago, Sesame Street released their Cookie Monster version of the song called "Share It Maybe." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qTIGg3I5y8)

Today, Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com -- a pop culture comedy musician previously featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal -- has released his parody rendition of the song with a new music video called, "Dumb and Lazy."

The video is available now at:
www.NaturalNews.com/Dumb_and_Lazy_song.html

The YouTube link is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVhfoNh20rU

And the link on TV.naturalnews.com is:
http://tv.naturalnews.com/v.asp?v=55A650B7B8...

About Dumb and Lazy

"Dumb and Lazy is a song about how America devolved from a nation of hard-working immigrants into a population of spineless jellyfish boot-lickers," explains Adams. Taking aim at lazy, pathetic, Americans who have abandoned the core values of hard work and personal responsibility, "Dumb and Lazy" depicts images of "sheeple" who sleep until 3 p.m., smoke pot all day, refuse to take a stand against tyranny and who are incapable of understanding the unprecedented national debt and loss of liberties now afflicting Americans.

"This song dares to depict the alarming levels of apathy and entitlement worship that now infect America's rapidly devolving culture," says Adams, who is well known for his edgy songs about Wall Street bailouts ("I Want My Bailout Money"), the molestation of travelers by the TSA ("Don't Touch My Junk!") and the medical lobotomization of children ("Vaccine Zombie"). His songs, all of which are memorable examples of free speech satire, are available at:

www.NaturalNews.com/music

"No dumb and lazy people were harmed in the making of our music video," exclaims Adams, who also points out that by "dumb" he means cognitively stupid, not someone who innocently suffers a speech disability. "We are using the word in its street jargon context."

The song is intended to inspire "dumb and lazy" people to get off their asses and do something with their lives that contributes to the betterment of society, explains Adams. "We want to encourage people to be informed and proactive, but a song entitled 'Informed and Proactive' didn't sound right, so we went with 'Dumb and Lazy' to depict the contrast."

Adams blames television, pop culture idiocy, a dumbed-down education system and even nutritionally-depleted processed foods for the sharp drop in intelligence across America over the last generation. "America has no future if its high school graduates can't understand the difference between the federal budget deficit and the national debt," he explains. He adds that America is becoming the "Idiocracy" depicted in the Mike Judge movie by the same name.

"In Idiocracy, the world is populated by morons and ruled by evil corporations that manipulate consumers into buying industrial poisons. The justice system has devolved into comedy theater and the TV news is so dumbed-down that even the bimbos reading the cable news teleprompters have no clue what they're talking about."

In other words, it depicts modern-day America.

Turning America around for the better

Adams is an optimist, however. "I believe dumb and lazy Americans will suddenly become more intelligent if we can pass a federal law that lowers public school test score standards," he says. "On paper, we could regain our leadership as the most academically advanced nation in the world!"

Note for those who take this too seriously: Both the song and this article are presented tongue-in-cheek for comedic porpoises. Adams actually believes America is a strong nation of resilient, innovative liberty lovers who have the capacity to restore freedom, eliminate banker control and regain economic abundance if the bozos in Washington would just get out of the way...

Credits for Dumb and Lazy

Vocals written and performed by Mike Adams.
Music produced and performed by Sean DeTorres (www.facebook.com/seandetorres)
Arranged and mixed by Bombshelter Studios (www.BombshelterStudios.com)

Specials thanks to Carly Rae Jepsen and 604 Records, Inc., for her original song, "Call Me Maybe" (and for having a healthy sense of humor about light-hearted parodies).

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About the author: Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news website, now reaching 7 million unique readers a month.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

In addition to being the co-star of the popular GAIAM TV series called Secrets to Health, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

In 2013, Adams created the Natural News Forensic Food Laboratory, a research lab that analyzes common foods and supplements, reporting the results to the public. He is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released ten popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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