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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Aug 23, 2012, 12:44 PM

15. They Still Have Ted Nugent

I'm not sure whether playing "Cat Scratch Fever" would be very appropriate though. Here is Wiki's description of the song:

The song is about a man chronicling his long history of promiscuous sex, and lamenting his inability to control himself or the women he has sex with, and vice versa. The main reason for his lament is that his active sexual lifestyle results in him getting "Cat Scratch Fever"; however, the narrator does gleefully and explicitly (if somewhat resignedly) describe the pleasure he gets from the sex. The song makes heavy use of cats and their claws scratching things and people as sexual metaphors. The meaning of "Cat Scratch Fever" is more or less left open to the listener's interpretation, but general consensus is that the line refers to the sexually transmitted disease syphilis, as "cat scratch fever" was a common street slang term for the disease in the '70s and the song mentions "[going] to the doctor" and that "you know you got it when/you goin' insane/It makes a grown man cry"; syphilis has been known to cause insanity.

Nice Wholesome Family Values the repubs can love.

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