Via the Semi Sane Madwoman, where does Opera go head to head with Politics* in these latter days? At the place that once bore the reasonably respectable or at least geographically descriptive name of The New York State Theatre, that's where:
And for those who need the footnote, the tune and concept are from a famous Coke ad from the 70's (which may be found here, if you're so moved), back when Coke's advertising catch-phrase was "It's the Real Thing". Heated debate over the re-naming of the opera house in question after the corporate puppetmaster of the allegedly populist and autonomous tea party movement may be found in various comments sections at parterre.com. Asbestos underwear recommended.
*or completely fail to, as the case may be.