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American politics have been the subject of satire since before the country's founding – a political cartoon depicting a snake cut into eight parts, representing eight American colonial governments, ran in Benjamin Franklin's newspaper in 1754. These days the US benefits from a healthy dose of humorous political commentary, but when the jokers run for political office (jokingly of course, right?) some funny things can happen. Here are five memorable ones.
John Mellencamp says that the Internet blew up his "Cherry Bomb," along with the rest of rock 'n' roll.
Willie Nelson, Tupac Shakur, and Creole Jazz were included by the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry, highlighting 'diverse beauty, humanity and artistry" of the American soundscape.
Conan O'Brien, Jack Black, and Steve Martin are living out their rock star dreams at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
'I'm going back in time,' he joked. 'Next week I'll be playing vaudeville and then I'm going to be a steamboat captain.'
Grassroots efforts are under way to draft rock musician John Mellencamp as a replacement for retiring Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana.
Government officials kicked off a $130 million campaign Monday to encourage public awareness of Census 2010.
Even in this age of iTunes and Rock band video games, the supergroup has found an audience and an album hit.
A Brooklyn band with a retro-pop sound, Phosphorescent's tribute to Willie Nelson, and Van Morrison's 'Astral Weeks' album rerecorded live at the Hollywood Bowl.