Sunday, November 15, 2009

End an era: J.T. Bowtie 2009-2009

Sad news to report out of Alabama. Taylor Fortinberry has announced the retirement of his J.T. Bowtie character.

I honestly half expected this to be a load of bull. And I wouldn't be surprised if the Bama-banged, sunglasses wearing fratboy made another appearance. In other words, don't hold your breath that this is the last we see of Mr. Fortinberry's alter.
Still, it does give me an excuse chance to honor the passing of a modern day folk character:

Goodbye J.T Bowtie
Though I never knew you at all
You had the grace to hold yourself
While those playing 'Bama crawled
You out of the woodwork
And you yelled into our brains
They set you on the treadmill
And they made you change your name

And it seems to me you lived your life
Like a fratboy in the wind
Never knowing who to cling to
When the death threats set in
And I would have liked to have known you
But I was just a blogger
Your candle burned out long before
Your legend ever did

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