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World Premiere: Merle Hazard Goes Double Dippin’

Dear Kay,
Beloved Hubbo–I mean, financial country crooner Merle Hazard–is back, with a timely new tune for these topsy-turvy times:

Plenty more to hear over at Merle’s world!



  1. In your description of the country crooner you left out the word ‘genius’ after the word financial. But we will forgive you this time …

  2. Oh my, I had forgotten about Bobbie’s Dairy Dip! (I lived in Nashville about 10 years ago) I’m glad I happened to look at your blog before work this morning. It’s probably better to listen at home than at my government job.
    Merle Hazard does it again! What a clever guy!

  3. Brilliant! Country doesn’t go over well in our house so my husband was saying “What are you listening to?” I had to give a long and detailed explanation as he did not believe I was listening to an economic forecast. I think Merle is funny, insightful, and entertaining.

  4. oh, i hope he’s wrong. but he’s probably not. let’s hope for the best. by the way, i love the bob-wills-style oohhoo!

  5. p.s. please post some knitting soon to make me feel better. or send me some of that double dipped ice cream. okeedokee? 🙂

  6. You’ll never go hungry with a husband as talented as yours.

  7. Loved it!
    I think I will go back to some knitting now and try not to think about the economy.

  8. I just love that Merle Hazzard. His songs bring a huge smile to my face and always make me laugh. I’d probably laugh even harder if I understood any of that financial stuff he keeps singing about.
    I can’t believe you didn’t share the “Greek Debt Song” (on Merle’s website) with us before now. I love it. How convenient to have an exact replica of the Parthenon in your own back yard.

  9. Uh Mah GAH, that was hilarious!
    The shirt! The belt buckle! The ukelele thingy!
    You’uns have a talented fambly there.

  10. And I know how to pronounce you’uns – “yuns” if you’re from Ducktown. Love that Merle.

  11. way to go merle

  12. What a guy! He’s genius, for sure.

  13. Funny video love your merle, back to knitting now.

  14. Wonderful! Here in Canada, double dipping is when you retire from a government job, collect a pension and also contract out to that office.

  15. Absolutely brilliant!


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