Bohemian Rhapsody


It’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t heard the Queen song, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” It’s a true classic and a brilliant piece of music. I love that song so much that when it came to choosing a pseudonym to use for this blog, I chose “Fandango.”

Yes, there is a sexy Spanish dance called the Fandango. And there’s a smartphone app named Fandango that is used to purchase movie tickets.

But my Fandango can be found in these lyrics from the aforementioned Queen song.

I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolt and lightning,
Very, very frightening me.

Bohemian Rhapsody was written in 1975 by the band’s lead vocalist, the late Freddie Mercury. It had a resurgence of popularity in 1992 after it appeared in the movie Wayne’s World.

I’m bringing that song up today, more than four decades after its original release, because, due to recent political events, the verse from which I derived my pseudonym needs to be updated.

The Mooch

Anthony Scaramucci arrived on the Washington political scene barely a week ago when Donald Trump named him as his Director of Communications. Almost immediately, The Mooch has come close to dominating the news about the shitstorm that is going on at the White House.

The fallout since Scaramucci surfaced has been incredible. Trump’s Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, quit almost immediately. Yesterday, Trump’s Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus either quit or got fired, depending upon who’s doing the telling.

But there’s more. Scaramucci’s nickname for Priebus is Reince Penis. Is this guy in the third grade or something?

And to add insult to injury, The Mooch contacted a writer at The New Yorker magazine and called Priebus “a fucking paranoid schizophrenic.” He also told the writer that, unlike Steve Bannon, he, Scaramucci, is “not trying to suck his own cock.”

And so, I propose a few minor alterations to the lyrics of Bohemian Rhapsody to make it more relevant for 2017:

I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramucci, Scaramucci, don’t mess with Fandango.
White House infighting,
Very, very frightening me.

Yes, Scaramucci is, indeed, very, very frightening. But so is everything about the presidency of Donald Trump.

So why would anyone be surprised by the ascension of the latest jester, The Mooch, to the court of King Donald?

19 thoughts on “Bohemian Rhapsody

  1. Sight11 July 29, 2017 / 11:00 am

    Clueless about future..
    Clueless about the mind of POTUS..
    Clueless about music..
    Hmm.. Is there a job at White House.. Apparently I fill the two criteria..

    Liked by 1 person

      • Sight11 July 29, 2017 / 11:32 am

        Nah, apparently if you yourself are conscious of this condition you are automatically disqualified from the process..

        Liked by 1 person

        • Fandango July 29, 2017 / 11:44 am

          Anyone who is not conscious of this condition should be disqualified from voting.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Sight11 July 29, 2017 / 12:09 pm

            But apparently that ‘anyone’ you mention has become POTUS


  2. newepicauthor July 29, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    I just asked Siri about Bohemian Rhapsody and this is what she said. Are you talking about real life, or is this just fantasy? Are you interested in politics, or are you planning on jumping the fence to the White House? Open your eyes, to see all the lies, you might be a poor boy, but I won’t give you any sympathy, because the administration seems to come and go, and all the bickering and fighting doesn’t really matter to me, to me.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango July 29, 2017 / 12:57 pm

      That Siri is one smart cookie. And a fan of that song, as well!

      Liked by 2 people

      • newepicauthor July 29, 2017 / 1:48 pm

        I have to fix my comments, as I never knew that you responded to me. I think this has been going on for a while so please accept my apologies if it seems like I have been ignoring you. Sight has been bugging me all day to correct this.


        • Fandango July 29, 2017 / 2:03 pm

          No worries. I think you just have to turn notifications on. Are you using a PC or a smartphone or tablet? I think the process might be different but ultimately you need to look at your notifications settings.

          Liked by 1 person

  3. Michael July 29, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    You guys are having such fun aren’t you with each new moron appointed to the White House. This new guy is going to be entertaining to say the least….as unbelievable as the last guy and the woman who I see now telling me all about how reasonable the President is. We have our own brand of lunatics in politics but none are a patch on your guy.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango July 29, 2017 / 6:15 pm

      Oh yeah, Trump and his minions are a barrel of laughs. He’s so funny, in fact, that many of us here in the States cry ourselves to sleep each night as we mourn for the fate of our country.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Michael July 29, 2017 / 6:21 pm

        I can well imagine that….I have a good friend over there who feels the same way and was so distraught on the day of the election results.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Ruth July 30, 2017 / 3:53 am

    Just to confirm I have read this post in full before liking and commenting! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Marleen July 23, 2018 / 4:21 pm

    I was wondering if you would (address) or had addressed this word/name. Bravo.

    Liked by 1 person

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