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It’s Not the Next Big Thing, But It Is the Next Best Thing

While we love and appreciate every single cover version of Dictators tunes we’ve heard, we especially appreciate those versions where the original tune gets a different interpretation.

As today’s Hanukkah gift to you, our readers, here are a few covers that go the extra mile.

This version of WWSRAR adds an interesting ambient intro. The band is the Stowaways.

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Hanukkah Day 2: Bringing the Love

“Darlene Love, I love you! Welcome to Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom!”

For you on the second day of Hanukkah, some Love (Darlene) and unbridled joy, courtesy of these two video clips of Handsome Dick Manitoba interviewing her for his radio show last month. Few things make us as happy as watching these two crack up together. Enjoy:

— DFFD123

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Holla, It’s Hanukkah!

In case you missed NBC’s “Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special” the night before Thanksgiving or all the Santa s**t that’s been sitting on store shelves since Halloween, let us finally alert you that the holiday season is absolutely, completely upon us, with tonight kicking off those eight crazy nights: Hanukkah.

Gifts may not be required, but The DFFD Blog HQ is in a giving mood. We will offer you up small goodies — links to fun stuff, photos, videos — each day during Hanukkah as a way to celebrate our favorite band as well as what may be their religion’s least important holiday.

Our first gift to you, beloved readers, is most appropriate for this festival of lights:

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More Midwest Madness

Greatest Jukebox Ever

While I continue to try to get the stench of GWAR out of my luggage, here are a couple of final notes from my recent swing through the great state of Wisconsin.

If you find yourself in Madison and in need of a Dictators fix, you have 2 options at your semi-convenient disposal. The easiest thing to do is to head into scenic Cross Plains, and find the Gopher Crossing. Since downtown Cross Plains consists of a fruit stand and a church, that shouldn’t be too hard a task. The Gopher Crossing is the one-stop entertainment district for Cross Plains. It’s a combo bowling alley, diner, sports pub and function hall. If you skim through the Ds in the digital jukebox, you can inflict the “Bloodbrothers” cd on the unsuspecting clientele. Grab yourself a pitcher of Escher’s, which is the house micro brew, order a batch of Wisconsin oysters (don’t ask), and have some fun ignoring the dirty looks from the other patrons.

Gopher Crossing

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Four Times the Manitoba, Four Times the Fun

Handsome Dickz Handsome DickzHow can you not love Halloween? Throw on some zombie make-up or pink hot pants, and even the meekest shlub gets to indulge their inner wildman.

The Motorz, those shy and retiring wallflowers from America’s #1 party town, Madison WI, took advantage of this year’s Halloween to give voice to their inner Handsomeness. It was the Frequency’s Halloween bash, and The Handsome Dickz were the guests of honor before a crowd of Mexican wrestlers and women in chicken costumes.

It was non-stop Manitoba Madness!! The guys had obviously spent time listening to HDM’s spoken word cds, because the raps were as entertaining as the music was. Mad-town was taken to task over being the back-pack capital of the world, and the audience was constantly reminded what an honor it was for them to see the band. It’s always a good thing when the band is having as much fun as the crowd.
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Foto Fun: Find the Frontman

John Varvatos ad campaign(Click to enlarge)

It’s the DFFD Blog’s version of Where’s Waldo! Included in the montage of rock & roll luminaries above is our own favorite fearless frontman, Handsome Dick Manitoba. The image is from a new ad campaign by fashion designer John Varvatos, whose NYC outpost sits on the hallowed ground of CBGB.

— DFFD123

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Be Vewwy, Vewwy Quiet

Hangover

No sudden movements or loud noises are allowed at DFFD World Headquarters until we recover from the party celebrating our 100th post.

— Salvi C.

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I Get a Thrill When I Look at This Billboard

iStandTall.com(Photo courtesy of Gene Suttle)

We’re still waiting for BackToAfrica.net to be used by the Nigerian Tourist Bureau, and MinnesotaStrip.edu to be claimed by the Greater St. Paul branch of the Bada-Bing.

Link: iStandTall.com

— Salvi C.

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