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Trump Snakes: The Talkin’ Headline Blues #190

The Talkin’ Headline Blues is a weekly series of recordings using unedited headlines from CNN.com written as a song. This week’s topic: Trump Snakes.

Listen to this week’s Talkin’ Headline to hear the hiss of Trump snakes

Talkin’ Headline haiku

Trump Snakes: The Talkin' Headline Blues #190
Tiny-handed President Donald Trump snakes his way out of public view followed closely by a man who is scared of what happens at restaurants.

11 official Trump snakes.
Vote sparks history exercise.
Killing orcas and people.
How video takes you.

Have you ever seen a snake in it’s natural habitat? Better yet, have you ever seen one somewhere that it doesn’t belong?

I saw a diamondback rattlesnake out west in Arizona on a trip with my family last summer. I still think about the way it undulated in the desert sand. How quick it scuttled out of view under a scraggle of brush.

I often wonder what that snake would do if it had to sit at a desk all day, or if it had to sign papers that it was unable to comprehend. I bet it’d get pretty bored and filled with anxiety. It might even lash out and tug at the arm of a visiting dignitary from a foreign country. Just to make it feel at home.

Either way, I’m sure the snake would be able to maintain it’s leathery and scaly skin, due to the many hours spent alone in the barren wastes of the desert.

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Russian Roulette: The Talkin’ Headline Blues #189

The Talkin’ Headline Blues is a weekly series of recordings using unedited headlines from CNN.com written as a song. This week’s topic: Russian Roulette.

Instead of Russian roulette, listen to this week’s Talkin’ Headline

Talkin’ Headline haiku

Russian Roulette: The Talkin' Headline Blues #189
President Trump, an old, wet paper towel blowing in the wind, returns from another failed session of Russian roulette.

Russia makes senator missing.
Kremlin test calls Trump fake.
Truck cop on Trump Twitter: Obamacare hero.

It’s Spring! Time to pull out your handgun, point it at your temple and pull the trigger.

Oh, yes, it’s such an exhilarating time to be alive, wouldn’t you say? Don’t you feel all the luck pulsing through your veins? Isn’t it fun to cheat death? Do it now, before it gets banned. Or before climate change kills you. Or before you’re embarrassed to death when your Internet Service Provider releases your web browsing history.

Quick and easy is the way to go, no?

Headlines used for this recording

Songwriting, home recording, and vinyl records from Chicago folk singer Andrew Francis.

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