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Song Parodies -> "SCUD"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

John A. Barry

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Robert D. Arndt Jr.

The Lyrics

OK, the devil made me do it- parody of a parody X4! The Soviet SS-1 SCUD originated in the 1960s as a potential 100 kt armed atomic missile. Instead, a simple 2000 lb explosive warhead was substituted as in the German V-2 on which the SCUD was based. The Iraqis wanted more range than 180 mile max. so they modified the missle by lowering the warhead size, increasing fuel tankage, and rate of burn. This increased range to max. 400 miles but made the missile path unpredictable as the fuel tanks were quickly emptied. In ODS, Iraq tried to bring Israel into the conflict by launching 40 missiles against them in psychological terror attacks, the Israelis fearing chemical warheads. So Patriot missile batteries were brought in to hit a few missiles coming their way. The Saudis also received 46 of them for being on the US side. But the threat soon became a joke as the clumsy Al Hussein versions fell short and littered the desert floor. They were unreliable and no threat to US troops in any way. Their launchers were instant targets for loitering US fighters and strike aircraft like the A-10. The Iraqis had a longer range version named "Al Abbas" but this was static and not mobile. Another failed version.
S’s for SS (1), since 1960s,
C’s for carry, one ton easily,
U’s for ungainly, unpredictability,
D’s for dumb—launches against Israel, results were poor

40 launches, zero scored (militarily)

SCUDs were never actually new,
SCUDs were derived from German V-2
Iraqi mods, made ’em,
“Al Hussein” was what they named ’em.
SCUDs in ODS were screwed

S’s for sloppy—in trajectory,
C’s for how cowardly: sneakily,
U’s for unreliable; PATs no real need,
D’s for disaster; no one fooled—accuracy, poor

Yet Chem and Bio not ignored…

SCUDs were an extremely last-ditch few,
86 for Jews and Saudis too
Iraqis mobile shot ’em
sometimes, but the PATs then got ‘em
psycho-terror it produced
but in battle of no use
In the desert was the proof

SCUD Iraqi mods did NOT improve;
SCUD frequent miss, or fuel tanks blew:
Was no hard-hitter—
lousy rocket, desert littered
SCUD was no threat to US troops!!!

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Total Votes: 16

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John Barry - February 07, 2013 - Report this comment
The devil is running rampant.
Rob Arndt - February 07, 2013 - Report this comment
So... X5 coming??? X6 is very easy for me b/c it was already a back-up for SCUD. Just change 2 letters and it is something very familiar of the Third Reich ;-)
lilSCUDcakes - February 07, 2013 - Report this comment
tres amusant, Sir ! ! and so timely !! Scuddy-doo!
Old Man Ribber - February 07, 2013 - Report this comment
Rob - WOW! A parody "tennis match" between you and JAB! Some excellent volleying back and forth...which is to be expected and enjoyed when two Californians take center court. ;D
Rob Arndt - February 07, 2013 - Report this comment
OMR, we already went through Round 1 off "Mona Lisa" that ran X64 parodies of parodies!!! This one is a new start from scratch. It's fun to do b/c of the daily challenge and the different styles JAB and I have.
LilNorCalCAKES - February 08, 2013 - Report this comment
Sir, now add a Cowboy TEXAN to the challenge: Gov RickPerry arrives today in SFO Bay ! Challenger to Gov JerryBrown to get mo business in Texas ! . . . derChaps will be swayin' . . .

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