Jim Carrey video the gun nuts are seething over

Jim Carrie made Big Gun mad.

Ten days ago, actor and comedian Jim Carrey did a satirical video with “Funny or Die” about gun control, called “Cold Dead Hand.”

The video is a take-off of the old country-music-loving comedy show from around 1970, Hee Haw. In the clip, Jim Carrey plays both the roles of NRA superstar Charlton Heston, and a gun-loving country boy from the sticks, singing about why he needs a gun.  The video is at the bottom of this post.

Here’s the iconic Heston clip, at an NRA convention in Charlotte, NC in 2000, that Heston’s title, and caricature, is based on:

The pro-gun noise machine kicked in immediately, with, of course, Fox News leading the pack. Here’s Fox’s Greg Gutfeld:

“[Jim Carrey] is probably the most pathetic tool on the face of the earth and I hope his career is dead and I hope he ends up sleeping in a car. [...] This video made me want to go out and buy a gun. He thinks this is biting satire going after rural America and a dead man… He’s a dirty, stinking coward… He’s such a pathetic, sad, little freak. He’s a gibbering mess. He’s a modern bigot.”

Twitter was typically atwitter with the usual immediate misinterpretations and incredulous denunciations by the morally righteous.  Carrey was having none of it:

After Fox’s attack on him, Carrey also had some harsh words for them:

Jim Carrey as Charlton Heston

Jim Carrey as Charlton Heston.

I’ll just say this: in my opinion Fux News is a last resort for kinda-sorta-almost-journalists whose options have been severely limited by their extreme and intolerant views; a media colostomy bag that has begun to burst at the seams and should be emptied before it becomes a public health issue.

I sincerely believe that in time, good people will lose patience with the petty and poisonous behavior of these bullies and Fux News will be remembered as nothing more than a giant culture fart that no amount of Garlique could cure.

I wish them all the luck that accompanies such malevolence.

Now I really have to quote the refrain and ending of Carrey’s Funny or Die video – he basically says gun nuts are compensating for small, um, members:

Jim Carrey as Hee Haw character.

Jim Carrey as Hee Haw character.

It takes a cold dead hand to decide to pull the trigger. It takes a cold dead heart, and as near as I can figure, with your cold dead aim you’re trying to prove your dick is bigger, but we know you’re chariot may not be swinging low.

Cold dead hand, cold dead hand. Cold dead hand, cold dead hand.

You’re a big big man, with a little bitty gland, so you need something bigger with a hair pin trigger. You don’t wanna get caught with your trousers down when the psycho killer comes around. So you make your home like a thunderdome, and you’re always packin’ everywhere you roam.

But the psychos win no matter what you do, cuz they’re gonna buy way more guns than you. And while you’re stumbling out of bed, they put five rounds in the back of your head. And you get depressed because the money runs out, and put your old shotgun in your mouth, and they find you there like a headless lump in your underwear, and they move the gun and it kills them too, and your wife just doesn’t know what to do, so she takes the hand grenade from her shoe and she pulls the pin.  And it’s all on you.

And here’s the video. It’s actually quite catchy.

Cold Dead Hand with Jim Carrey from Jim Carrey


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  • Rollo

    I always thought Jim Carrey was a brilliant comedy actor. All his roles have been playing a dimwit or lame brained character. Now I find he wasn’t acting and I am much less impressed and even less likely to give a damn about his political opinions.

  • Freday63

    Clearly, I am Sam Elliot…LOL!

  • Hotelman

    Gutfeld is actually calling someone else a pathetic tool???? I didn’t know he was trying to be a commedian!

  • kingstonbears

    Love the back-up band — Ghandi, Lennon, and Lincoln

  • http://twitter.com/JafafaHots Jafafa Hots

    For this he earns from me a little slack for his ridiculous anti-vaccination stance. Maybe after his divorce from the prime anti-vax nut he’ll be more sensible.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    …as well as basic grammar, not to mention the correct spelling of Pauly Shore’s name.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    However, it appears that his fan base understands the rules of capitalization and punctuation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1412292926 Hoyt Adams

    it amazes me this many jim carey fans can type i guess no matter how juvenile the comedian there is always a market for it this explains Polly shore.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Thanks.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg Moderator4

    Posting the same comment over and over again is not appreciated in this blog, Richard Veil. Make your point, and then move on. Consider this a warning.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg Moderator4

    Indeed, BeccaM.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcrEqIpi6sg Moderator4

    Richard Veil, once is enough.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Make that a L.M.C.D and I’m there.

  • Indigo

    Good for Carey!

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Yes, it is. LOL

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I rather liked his use of “Fux News.” Even better than my usual version, “Faux News.”

  • Baal

    A response from the grave. Even dead wingnut angst is funny.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsbYx6hevoQ

  • http://blogvader.tumblr.com/ Blogvader

    I found it to be pretty funny, myself.

    And yes, very catchy too!.

  • Drew2u

    You’re all missing the important point: him calling FOX a “media colostomy bag that has begun to burst at the seams.” XD
    I shall no longer refer to FOX as FOX. Instead I’ll use M.C.B.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Becca is pointing out the difference between re-Tweet and bird shit. —-Don’t even start!

  • Richard Veil

    I understand. I am not making a point about guns just about propaganda.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I like them just fine. I love the video and am very much in favor of much stricter gun control laws.

    I was only pointing out that your posting the same tweet five times in the same comment thread — and probably intending to keep on reposting it — is pretty much the definition of spamming. In all likelihood, you’re gonna get a Moderator spanking if you keep it up.

  • Richard Veil

    Never too much for the truth.
    whats wrong don’t like the words?

  • Richard Veil

    I don’t know how the author of the article forgot this tweet by Jim.

    Mr Carrey Just called and insisted with it be added here so the record would be straight.

    G’morning!Hope you’re enjoying Cold Dead Hand.FYI,my bodyguard doesn’t have a hundred rounds in his clip.I wish u all a bullet free day! ;^}

    — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 25, 2013

    Tweet

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Dude, appreciate the re-tweet, but there’s no need to spam it in the comments. Once is enough.

  • Richard Veil

    G’morning!Hope you’re enjoying Cold Dead Hand.FYI,my bodyguard doesn’t have a hundred rounds in his clip.I wish u all a bullet free day! ;^}

    — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 25, 2013

    Tweet

  • Richard Veil

    No that NRA is such a baby organization.

    Mr Carry really raises the issue to a new level.

    G’morning!Hope you’re enjoying Cold Dead Hand.FYI,my bodyguard doesn’t have a hundred rounds in his clip.I wish u all a bullet free day! ;^}

    — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 25, 2013

    Tweet

  • Richard Veil

    I am twitter follower 10million and one.. Jim told me to put up this tweet.

    G’morning!Hope you’re enjoying Cold Dead Hand.FYI,my bodyguard doesn’t have a hundred rounds in his clip.I wish u all a bullet free day! ;^}

    — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 25, 2013

    Tweet

  • Richard Veil

    I agree. I just wanted to add this quote somehow you forgot it and it fits right in with your story.

    G’morning!Hope you’re enjoying Cold Dead Hand.FYI,my bodyguard doesn’t have a hundred rounds in his clip.I wish u all a bullet free day! ;^}

    — Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 25, 2013

    Tweet

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Judging by the death threats, I’d say that’s a negatory.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.d.brumm Patrick D Brumm

    I already can’t get the song out of my brain

  • tamarz

    Been avoiding this video because I’ve been angry at Carrey for a long time for his stupidity in blaming autism on vaccines. But after watching this I can’t help but love the guy!

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    He’s got 10m twitter followers, hardly as has-been yet.

  • http://twitter.com/MetroIssuesLou Metro Issues :: Lou

    Carrey is wealthy and still has a successful career. No chance of him sleeping in a car – sorry, whiners who can’t handle comedy from a comedian. If you don’t like Carrey’s comedy, don’t watch it.

    By the way, dead people are parodied all the time. So?

  • Joneses

    Fake news can dish it out but can’t take it when it is thrown back at them. Hopefully the propaganda ugly machine is slowly and painfully fading away.

  • nicho

    Hey, NRA, it’s only a joke. No sense of humor?

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