Reader Sigmund has done some wonderful parodies at his anti-accommodationist Sneer Review website, and there’s a good one today.
If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember Tom Lehrer’s “Vatican Rag”, an amazingly popular parody of Catholicism from the 1960’s. (“2, 4, 6, 8—time to transubstantiate”, etc). Lehrer, by the way, is still alive: he’s 83, but no longer makes music.
Sigmund has written new words to the song, whose original you can hear on the site, and retitled it “The Inter-Faith Rag.” You might want to sing along with the tune, for he’s really matched his words to Lehrer’s music. It’s a hoot.
This piece joins Sigmund’s other masterpieces, the two most notable being “Bohemian Rosenau” and “Downfall of Chris Mooney’s Uncientific America” (still my favorite; the L. A. Times editorial mentioned in the piece is here).