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James Joyce Channels His Inner Toby Keith

I recently found out about an amazingly witty Tumblr in which Hitler quotes are imposed over Taylor Swift photos and attributed to Tay Tay. The effect is subtle.

Many of the photos actually go viral because people have no idea that Hitler said these things. Out of context, the quotes seem kind of normal, even something a teenager or young adult might say. For example, “I have sworn to only live FREE.” Totally Taylor Swift, right? Wrong. It’s Hitler.

So, as is often the case with my posts, I decided to rip off the idea and see what it might look like if James Joyce quoted Toby Keith. If you don’t know, Keith is a country music star here in America, famous for over-the-top redneckness and unapologetic jingoism in his songs. Toby Keith is like if Donald Trump was a country music star.

So, totally, James Joyce right?

This might be the worst thing ever. But, oh well, here goes.

Let’s see what such an experiment might look like:

 

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James Joyce

 

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James Joyce, 1934

 

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DISCLAIMER: JAMES JOYCE NEVER SAID ANY OF THE ABOVE. THIS IS A JOKE–PERHAPS A BAD ONE–BUT A JOKE, NONETHELESS. 

The lesson here–never trust an inspirational quote on Instagram or Facebook. Somebody could just be screwing with you. Or maybe James Joyce just has a violent, pro-American streak.

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11 Comments Post a comment
  1. Just a neat coincidence: I wrote a play that featured James Joyce and Hitler as characters when I was in college. You can watch a performance of it on YouTube if you feel so inclined. 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDN1aiKZzII

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    October 23, 2015
  2. HAHAHA oh my that’s pretty hilarious!

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    October 23, 2015
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    October 23, 2015
  4. Hysterical! A good laugh was had.

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    October 23, 2015
  5. Sounds like James Joyce to me.

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    October 23, 2015
  6. misenplacememoir #

    No it’s a GOOD joke, hahaha!

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    October 24, 2015
  7. I think it’s funny. The last one though about being the American way though is too over the top. Maybe that one would work better for an American author. Hemingway or Faulkner or Twain, maybe?

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    October 24, 2015
  8. PradoS #

    The second one could be pretty convincing. All the other ones do stand out like a sore thumb but they are still funny and nicely done too.

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    October 24, 2015
  9. Hilarious 🙂 Why don’t you try this experiment for Mark Twain as well

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    October 25, 2015
  10. The oil rig quote goes perfectly with the eye patch photo. This is the kind of silly stuff for which we love you.

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    October 26, 2015

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