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Golden Oldie

Following my mention of Charles Whitman on Radio Derb last week (in connection with the Afghan berserker), a pal reminds me of this little gem, which if memory serves won the 1966 Country Music Good Taste Award.

There was a rumor

About a tumor

Nestled at the base of his brain.

He was settin’ up there with his .36 Magnum

Laughin’ wildly as he bagged ’em.

Who are we to say the boy’s insane?

John Derbyshire — Mr. Derbyshire is a former contributing editor of National Review.

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