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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2005-12-06 23:47:03

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

Absentee ballad

The final cut on the debut album by rockers De Novo Dahl is called “Absentee Ballad.” Since I found the song itself tedious, I shut it off and googled its title: 3000 hits, though most of those are repetitions, intentional fakecorns, the names of songs by obscure rock bands, etc. – I suspect there are a few hundred examples of the authentic reshaping. I’d like to believe that people are thinking of broadside ballads, and making a mental connection between the pieces of paper absentee ballots are printed on and the broadside sheets themselves. But this is probably just a malapropism. Examples:

But now those caniving Dems have proposed a bill that would make absentee ballads an almost impossible to get thing. … &f=1&t=336

The same year 5000 Poles vote by absentee ballad in Polands national elections.

Has no one ever heard of an absentee ballad?

I had no idea about that policy and was too late for an absentee ballad, so I was unable to vote.

She’s a U.S. citizen who’s currently living in Jerusalem and voted with an absentee ballad.



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