You're a Listener and you don't get it...
You know that stupid song by Afroman called "Because I got High"? That's what we're making fun of here. But the real point of the toon is, lately anytime a disaster happens people rush to put together "tribute" songs, usually a contemporary song with news clips sprinkled throughout designed to make you cry. Or, someone who has no chance of ever getting signed by a record label will go in the studio and record a patriotic tune and make it available to us in radio "at absolutely no charge"! People will even go so far as to mass-email these songs to make it appear like it's a grassroots movement to get you to play their tribute song! The recent tragedy in America was the worst we have ever seen, and ditto for the shameless self promotion of patriotic recordings. The last time we looked there were 58 tributes available for download on one site, everything from Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA" to Moby's "Porcelain"(!). We just hope that this doesn't lead to more violence as listeners start bombing radio stations.
KRUD Listener Tip: Give blood. Give money. Give time. Whatever you decide to do, do it until it hurts. Ourselves, we are donating 100% of the profits of this cartoon to the American Red Cross.