Andrew W.K. Will Promote Partying Hard Overseas As Cultural Ambassador To The Middle East (UPDATE)

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11.24.12 3 Comments

Little known fact: Spuds MacKenzie, the original party animal, was born in Lebanon, so even if the LAMEstream media doesn’t want you to know it, the Middle East has a long history of crazy partying, dating back to Spuds’ great-great-great grandfather, MacKenzie. (He was fond of saying “Double the MacKenzie, one low price,” until that Wrigley’s Doubleoil Gum truck killed him.) So Andrew W.K., he of getting wet, Madden NFL 2003, and blood-covered fame, should fit right in, as a U.S. Department of State-sponsored cultural ambassador.

A bunch of people in Bahrain are about to get some inspiring life lessons about partying: the U.S. Department of State has invited Andrew W.K. to the Middle East as a cultural ambassador. According to Andrew’s website, he’ll travel to Bahrain next month and visit elementary schools, the University of Bahrain, and music venues, “all while promoting partying and world peace.”

Here’s what he said about his upcoming trip: “This is a tremendous invitation. I’m very thankful to the Department of State for giving me the opportunity to visit a place I’ve never been before. And I feel very privileged and humbled by the chance to represent the United States of America and show the good people of Bahrain the power of positive partying. I can hardly wait for this adventure!” (Via)

No matter where you live, “PARTY PARTY PARTY I WANT TO HAVE A PARTY” is eternal.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: the party poopers of the world have united, and said, “Not in our house.”

Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Monday that the invitation to 33-year-old singer of songs including “Party Til You Puke” had been rescinded by senior U.S. officials because they deemed him an inappropriate choice for outreach in the conservative Muslim kingdom. (Via)

When “the bomb” is dropped, blame Victoria Nuland — partying could have saved us all.

(Via Pitchfork)

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