Saturday, July 22, 2006


Given the response in the previous but one post, the announcement for the official Jim West Fan Club follows (i.e. the JWFC – not to be muddled with the Jehovah Witness Football Club, of course).

Thanks to one reader, the Fan Club Motto shall be:
‘I really am a quite loathsome person filled with contempt and disdain for persons of low mental capacity’ (to be memorised, and chanted while performing the secret club handshake)
The club bylaws shall adopt those of the reasonable Association of Fundamentalists Evangelizing Catholics, detailed here.

And the Club Anthem (to the tune of ‘Row, Row, Row your Boat’) shall be:

Dr, Jim, Jim E. West,
Surely he’s the Best (women add as an echo here: ‘criticising home-schooling without Rest,
Dilettante fan he certainly isn’t,
So slap this badge on your chest ...

The death-metal version being:

AHHHhhhhhhh *Screammmm*
*Morbid and inaudible throat gruffling about death and such like*
(Return to ‘Row, Row’ tune)
Dr, Jim, Jim E West etc.


At 7/23/2006 12:42 AM, Anonymous Jim said...


though... the def metal version is quite seemly.

At 7/23/2006 11:13 AM, Anonymous Jon said...

Am I in? Does he send me a book if I join...?

At 7/23/2006 12:07 PM, Anonymous Ben Myers said...

The counter-organisation, the Fundamentalists Against Jim West Club (FAWC), also has its own very moving theme song:

Well, Jim West's mind is sharp as knives,
And fiery as Bunsen burners;
But in the end he'll burn in hell,
For God Almighty hates book lerners.

At 7/23/2006 6:29 PM, Anonymous One of Freedom said...

Holy crap I love you theme song. It reminds me of something that happened to a friend of mine, inadvertantly my fault. I made a demo-tape years ago of some of my music and gave a copy to a dear friend, a real spiritual mother to me. She was driving in a blizzard and thought, "I'll give that tape Frank gave me a listen." She described being comforted by the music and at the end we had filled the rest of the tape with the sounds of waves gently washing the shore. Well, most of the rest of the tape. Seems I chose an old heavy metal tape to make her copy and as she was tranquilling driving along the heavy metal screaming kicks in. She said she nearly swerved off the road! After we all had a good laugh, but your song brought that memory back to mind and I thought your readers might enjoy the anecdote.

BTW if I join the fan club does that mean you will start sending me books in the mail? Cause I'd even start a Chris Tilling fan club if that were the case!

At 7/23/2006 6:41 PM, Anonymous Jim said...

FAWC U (University- in case you were wondering) is instituting the "Home-schooler" scholarship to provide a higher "eddukshun" for those homeschooled. In response to my frequent complaints and in futherance of the homeschooler agenda.

At 7/24/2006 10:28 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Let's face it, Ben, we love writing songs!

Thanks for the amusing story, Frank! I did something similar with my 'ALmighty' tapes - taped a Paul Cain sermon, or something like it, over 'Powertripin'!

I think your story was an eddukshun for us all.


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