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John Darnielle Records Unofficial, Charming The Last Jedi Song for Rian Johnson: “The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones”

John Darnielle (of The Mountain Goats fame) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson are just a couple of goofballs, apparently, because they came up with this very silly Star Wars song together.

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Geoffrey Chaucer Just Covered The Mountain Goats on Twitter

This sounds like something someone would shout out during Whose Line

First, a bit of context. Someone tweets as dead 14th century author Geoffrey Chaucer under the handle @LeVostreGC. Last night, "Chaucer" tweeted out a Middle English cover version of "The Best Ever Death Metal Band Out of Denton" by The Mountain Goats, and that's frankly amazing.

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John Darnielle Wrote a Song About Justin Bieber Because He Can Do Whatever He Wants [Video]

I don't always write about Justin Bieber, but when I do it's because it gives me an excuse to write about John Darnielle. Bieber got into some trouble on tour recently, and he's been taking flak in the press for it, but that doesn't interest me. What does interest me is that the event in Bieber's life caused The Mountain Goats' Darnielle to write a song sort of defending Bieber from the press, and there's always more room in the world for another John Darnielle song -- even if it's about Justin Bieber.

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White House Petition Seeks to Name John Darnielle From The Mountain Goats U.S. Poet Laureate

There's no experience quite as entertaining as scouring the petition board on the White House's official website and reading the truly offbeat ones, but sometimes, between the fits of laughter and the wiping away of a jovial tear, we find a few that make us wish we had thought of it first. On December 26th, an apparently enthusiastic fan of the Mountain Goats posted a petition seeking that the band's sole permanent member, John Darnielle, be recognized as the United States Poet Laureate. Here's hoping that one fan's dream can become a reality, assuming he can get the required 25,000 signatures by the end of January to get a review.

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