DON CHERRY of hockey night in Canada, was asked on a local live radio talk show, just what he thought about the allegations of torture of suspected terrorists. His reply prompted his ejection from the studio, but to thunderous applause from the audience.
"If hooking up one rag-head terrorist prisoner's testicles to a car battery to get the truth out of the lying little camel-shagger will save just one Canadian life, then I have only three things to say: "Red is positive, Black is negative, and make sure his nuts are wet'." !!!
[Collected via e-mail, September 2004]
T. Bubba Bechtol, part time City Councilman from Pensacola, Florida, was asked on a local live radio talk show the other day just what he thought of the allegations of torture of the Iraqi prisoners. His reply prompted his ejection from the studio, but to thunderous applause from the audience.
"If hooking up an Iraqi prisoner's scrotum to a car's battery cables will save one American GI's life, then I have just two things to
- This quote is also sometimes attributed to someone named Wayne Nelson, purportedly a part-time City Councilman from Jasper, Texas.
- A 2011 version names Jimmy MacDonald, a purported City Councillor from Glasgow, as the originator of the quote.
T. Bubba Bechtol claims ownership of this quote, but he is not a Pensacola City Councilman (part-time or otherwise), nor even a real person. Rather,
According to the 2 July 2004 entry in the Random Thoughts section of his web site, the comedic invention that is
This is a tough one. I tell people all the time, that "I just repeat what I hear and see." My type and style of comedy lends itself to telling others what I think is funny about current events, people and even other comedians. I don't get angry when I hear someone, even other comedians "using my material", I'm actually proud of it. That is uncommon among comedians. If I hear something funny that I think will make people laugh, I repeat it with my own twist of humor to make it new and interesting.
T. Bubba Bechtol web site
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Thomas, Lois. "Comedian's Down-Home Style Attracts Audience." Knoxville News-Sentinel. 21 April 1999 (p. S12).