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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Ultimate Argument Settler™

Posted By on Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 2:55 PM

Back in the late '90s, a below-the-radar comedy duo called Scharpling & Wurster unleashed "Rock, Rot & Rule" on an unsuspecting public. The "skit" was originally broadcast on New Jersey's WFMU. It's been years since I've listened this little gem, but it's still awesome.

The segment features one Ronald Thomas Clontle — supposed author of Rock, Rot & Rule: The Ultimate Argument Settler™ — chatting about his new book with host Tom Scharpling. Slow-burn hilarity ensues in the kind of meta-prank that would make Andy Kauffman proud.

According to Clontle, Chilliwack rule, while The Beatles merely rock. Neil Young rots. Suffice it to say, his statements generate more than a few phone calls from incredulous music fans. "Time will vindicate me" is Clontle's answer to his critics.

This a big file, but definitely worth a download:

Sharpling & Wurster — "Rock, Rot & Rule"

If you like it, please buy a CD or something.

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Casey Rea

Casey Rea

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Casey Rea was the Seven Days music editor from 2004 until 2007. He won the 2005 John D. Donoghue award for arts criticism from the Vermont Press Association.

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