Nick Hornby and Ben Folds immortalize Levi Johnston in song

How long has it been since Obama won the presidency? Let’s see…one, two, three…a total of ten months, folks. So how in the world has Bristol Palin’s ex, Levi Johnston, maintained his relevance? Not only has Johnston been scrutinized in several media outlets, but now he’s also well on his way to becoming an official pop culture icon: The Alaskan dude fielded offers from Playgirl, attended the Teen Choice Awards with comedienne Kathy Griffin, and now, has become the subject of a song written by novelist Nick Hornby and musician Ben Folds, embedded below. (Some sample lyrics: “Woke up this morning/what do I see?/3,000 cameras pointing at me/Dude says, ‘You Levi?’/I’m like, ‘Yes, that’s me, sir.’/’Well you just knocked up the VP nominee’s daughter.’”)

It’s actually quite a good song, outlining the troubles of a good-ol’ boy suddenly forced into notoriety, but it’s just more proof that people are fascinated by the boy known as “Sex on Skates.” And I’m officially joining the club: For whatever reason, I’m happy to get a weekly, nay daily, dose of Levi, even if that dose comes with an unfortunate, unavoidable heaping of Sarah Palin. Are you guys in support of Levi as a pop culture icon? Or do you just wish he would stay out of your RSS feeds?

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  • Matt

    I don’t know about Levi Johnston, but I’m happy for a dose Nick Hornby news!

  • Ben

    How pathetic are you, Kate Ward, that you think that Levi Johnston, a shameless and deeply stupid fame whore, constitutes a legitimate pop culture focus, but are turned off by the idea of having to hear about a politician, Sarah Palin?

    Tell me, if Jeremiah Wright or Bill Ayers were fielding offers from Playgirl and openly airing any bit of dirty laundry to any magazine that offers the most money, would you be in support of them as pop culture icons, too?

    • mackie

      Well if Levi is a whore, what is Bristol?1

      • jordan

        …not a whore?
        i don’t see bristol milking her pregnancy for all it’s worth. idiot.
        the only thing she’s done is talk about abstinence–the HORROR!

  • tJhooker

    i love me some ben folds

  • KT

    I love love love all things Ben Folds, so I will endure the Levi stuff.

  • selma

    i realy don’t like this levi but GOD i love that song, seems like everything nick hornby and ben folds touch turns into gold

  • Gay

    Jordan….yah she TALKED abstinence just didn’t practice it! Oh and the Candie shoe commercials and Van Susteren interviews, talk about milking it….she went first!

    • ks

      like mother, like daughter

  • ks

    HAHA gotta love it.

  • Nix

    Gay porn. Do it, Levi, do it!

  • laura

    Im from Wasilla Alaska, not like I am proud to announce that anymore since Sarah destroyed our reputation but you all need to know that Levi is a good and honest kid!

  • Katie G

    I adore Nick Hornby AND Ben Folds… so even if it is Levi who unites the two, I will feel the joy

  • a

    for the record, Folds and Hornby are putting out an entire record next year. and this is just one of the songs off of it.

  • toodle

    I must say. Looking at some of the complete ignorant comments people have of Levi and Sarah and family show the kind of lack moral compass, hypocritical, ignoramouses these manipulators have who mold a young niave boy into a tool used for their own agendas, no matter what the cost to decency.

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