Bil Browning

President Johnson's Balls Hung Low

Filed By Bil Browning | January 24, 2011 11:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: Lyndon Johnson, President Johnson

Why is that after watching this animated video of President Johnson calling the maker of Haggar pants to order new trousers that makes me think of a dirty ditty? "Do your balls hang low? Do they wobble to and for?..."

Put This On: LBJ Buys Pants from Put This On on Vimeo.

And why does it make me giggle to hear a President say, "Bunghole?" Who knew Beavis and Butthead was based on politicians?

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Bil, I don't know how to say this ... but ... I gather you are easy to keep entertained.

(And I'm not talkin' 'bout holes in your pants pockets ...)

Don Sherfick Don Sherfick | January 24, 2011 1:40 PM

Speaking of "Bunghole" (or speaking of Lyndon Johnson's speaking of it) I was taken back a-bit recently in watching the new NBC show "Harry's Law" (actually Hariett's Law) and plainly hearing Kathy Bates utter "asshole". I thought at one time it was on the list of the FCC's seven forbidden words, but apparently this has changed. Anybody know when?

Is there a target date for releasing "motherfucker"?

Don, I have long been befuddled that one can say both "ass" and "hole" on TV, but one can't say "asshole" ... although "a-hole" is allowed.

I heard "pussy" on SNL a few weeks ago:

Kenan: "You can say 'pussy' if it means a cat."

Jason: "Is that what you meant [in your song lyrics]?"

Kenan: "No."

Maybe it's like the n-word -- a lot depends upon who it is who is saying it.

Rick Sutton | January 25, 2011 6:11 AM

LBJ was a tortured president. Living in JFK's shadow--a man he despised, and to whom he owed his rise to the presidency. he was happiest running the Senate with an iron fist. His relationships in the Senate paved the way for landmark civil rights legislation in LBJ's White House tenure.

He also [picked up bis beagles by the ears. Named the dogs "Him" and "Her." A quirky fella.

Slight typo Bil--"fro", not "for." It helps the rhyme scheme.

Don--Kathy Bates is great in anything. Her Primary Colours role was legendary.

Damn autocorrect. This is why I don't blog from the iPad often. Ugh. Thanks, Rick.