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A T-Shirt Couldn’t Stop Them

A couple of days ago on Twitter, I expressed my disappointment over the fact that the Oklahoma Legislature refused to elevate the Flaming Lips song Do You Realize?? to the status of first Official State Rock ’n’ Roll Song. Apparently some members of the House were ticked off by one of the band members wearing to a Senate visit a red T-shirt with hammer and star imprint. Now, Do You Realize?? is a really great song (and the Lips are a remarkable band), so it came to pass that today, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry proclaimed it the official rock ’n’ roll song by executive order. Never mind the shirt.

And in a gesture that will thrill Lips fans everywhere, the Governor proclaimed April 28 “Flaming Lips Day.”

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