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You've probably heard of Bill in Portland Maine, creator of the DailyKos community known as Cheers and Jeers. And you may have noticed that Cheers and Jeers has been missing from the front page, owing to Bill's unexplained disappearance vacation. But did you know that PoliSigh has assembled a dedicated group of tireless, selfless, occasionally senseless volunteers to staff the kiddie pool in Bill's absence? The trick is that to find the replacement editions (like this one), you have to look in the diary list, because for some reason Bill didn't trust anyone with his password.

Anyway, today I composed this ode in recognition of all who have been supplying the little metaphorical paper umbrellas to accompany the rum and coke of our daily existence. With apologies to Elvis Costello, I present (to the tune of The Imposter)...

The Replacements

Trying to pump the snark
Trying to be off-the-cuff
Trying to jump the shark
Just in case you read this stuff

But we're not the clever guy from Portland Maine
Didn't you read where we disclaim
That we're just Cheers and Jeers replacements
Yeah we're just Cheers and Jeers replacements

Bill's on the Key West shore
Having all the fun
While our cabana boys are
merely made up ones

And we're not the clever guy from Portland Maine
Didn't you read where we explain
That we're just Cheers and Jeers replacements
Yeah we're just Cheers and Jeers replacements

With our pictures of pooties and pancakes on bunnies
How could anybody say we're not funny?

We may come off as losers
You may be disappointed
But we'll be trusted users
Just because we've been anointed

And it wasn't by the guy in Portland Maine
So it won't help you to complain
'Cause we're just Cheers and Jeers replacements
Yeah we're just Cheers and Jeers replacements

Bill won't be bringing souvenirs
But we'll have mojo for a year
'Cause we're the Cheers and Jeers replacements
Yeah we're there Cheers and Jeers replacements

Originally posted to redlami on Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 05:23 PM PST.

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