View Full Version : Andrew W.K. Named Cultural Ambassador to the Middle East by U.S. Department of State

Mr. Tea
24-11-2012, 10:09 PM

What the actual fuck? Seems legit, they're covering it on HuffPo. Maybe he will really bring about world peace a la Bill And Ted, who knows?

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Mr. Tea
24-11-2012, 10:18 PM
"This is a tremendous invitation. I'm very thankful to the Department of State for giving me the opportunity to visit a place I've never been before. And I feel very privileged and humbled by the chance to represent the United States of America and show the good people of Bahrain the power of positive partying. I can hardly wait for this adventure!"

24-11-2012, 10:25 PM
What the actual fuck?

Pretty much this.

24-11-2012, 10:45 PM
Strangely, he follows me on twitter, has done for years and I've no idea why.

24-11-2012, 10:50 PM
I believe the State Department has confused Shias marking Ashura with Partying Hard?



24-11-2012, 11:17 PM
This might work, he lacks the baggage Tony Blair, for example, brought to the role of Middle East envoy.


24-11-2012, 11:18 PM
glad to see the job going to someone who deserves it. best and most appropriate person for a job in the middle east since tony blair was appointed.

25-11-2012, 09:05 AM
what a guy

25-11-2012, 11:21 AM
Strangely, he follows me on twitter, has done for years and I've no idea why.

ditto, maybe he is a Dissensian lurker???

25-11-2012, 12:18 PM
He follows me too. Then again he does follow about 35,000 people.

I saw Andrew W.K. at Reading festival many years ago and it was most enjoyable.

Mr. Tea
25-11-2012, 12:57 PM
I can hardly wait for this adventure!

I think you have to respect his sheer unironic enthusiasm and joie-de-vivre, if nothing else. It's like he's ten years old and the entire world is a sweetie shop.

Bandshell's brother seems to be behaving in pretty much the most rational way possible, given the circumstances. Looks like a fun gig, anyway.

26-11-2012, 10:06 AM
but didn't we do pretty much the same thing with ginger spice?

27-11-2012, 04:11 AM
Shocking revelation on the Guardian today:



Mr. Tea
27-11-2012, 07:01 AM
rubbesh! :mad:

27-11-2012, 07:30 AM
best parts in that article -

A glance through Andrew WK's back catalogue had officials questioning his suitability as a cultural ambassador to the conservative Muslim kingdom.

The musician's songs include Party Hard, Girls Own Juice, I Want To See You Go Wild and Party All Goddamn Night.

"I'm just blown away. After a year of planning, the US State Dept just cancelled my Middle East trip because I'm too party," he posted.

Mr. Tea
27-11-2012, 08:30 AM
Wonder who else was on the State Dept's shortlist?

Snoop Dogg
50 Cent
Marilyn Manson
Nikki Sixx
Christina Aguilera

27-11-2012, 01:57 PM

27-11-2012, 02:04 PM
Tony Blair

Mr. Tea
27-11-2012, 02:05 PM
Tony Blair

Oh come on, that's just silly.

27-11-2012, 02:11 PM
vatican shadow

Mr. Tea
27-11-2012, 02:14 PM
Ted Nugent

Mr. Tea
27-11-2012, 02:16 PM
Tony Wakeford

Mr. Tea
27-11-2012, 02:25 PM
Ron Paul

Patrick Swayze
27-11-2012, 03:18 PM
Ron Paul

too party

27-11-2012, 03:41 PM
Gene Simmons would seem to be a perfect fit.

Mr. Tea
27-11-2012, 04:23 PM
Fred Durst


27-11-2012, 06:32 PM
Shifty Shellshock

Mr. Tea
27-11-2012, 07:57 PM
The Rock
Peewee Herman

But enough of this silliness. Things you need to know:

1) http://pitchfork.com/news/46835-andrew-wk-to-speak-at-my-little-pony-convention/

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Mr. Tea
27-11-2012, 08:10 PM
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Love how the coke paranoia kicks in around 1:30.

27-11-2012, 09:42 PM
Knowing that the drummer on "I Get Wet" is the guy from Obituary always makes me happy.

28-11-2012, 05:28 PM
I actually had a dream about this last night.