Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road Redux

Today I was driving in Western Oklahoma from a meeting around 11:30 in the morning, heading back to Oklahoma City. I had just completed a phone call with Cindy, using my hands-free bluetooth earpiece (of course) and was listening to a podcast as I steered down the two lane paved road.

As I scanned the road ahead of me, a familiar sight greeted my eyes. A small, black and white furry bundle in the middle of the road, lying right across the double yellow line in the center. Yes, it was a dead skunk in the middle of the road…again.

Dead skunk in the middle of the road

You see, almost 7 years ago, in August of 2008, I was in Iowa driving down the cornfield-surrounded roads in a very rural part of the state when I came across a dead skunk in the middle of the road, prompting me to write this post in my The Word Of Jeff blog that recalled the 1973 hit song “Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road” by Louden Wainright III. Click the link and go look at that post and photo, I’ll be here waiting.

Back? Ok, good. Here’s a video of the song with the lyrics. If you’ve never heard the song, you’ll probably laugh as much as I did the first time I heard it. Enjoy!


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