Jim Carrey’s new Funny or Die video ”Cold Dead Hand” could be described as biting social commentary, incendiary liberal nonsense, dumb and dumber, funny, bizarre, or any mixture of the above. The master impressionist pulls double-duty, playing the late Charlton Heston on the set of Hee-Haw and then fronting Lonesome Early and the Clutterbusters (with the band Eels) for a country song spoofing gun enthusiasts.
It’s all pretty provocative, with lyrics like: ”The angels wouldn’t take him up to heaven like he planned, cause they couldn’t pry that gun from his cold dead hand” and ”Only the devil’s true devotees could profiteer from pain and fear.”
In a press release Carrey said, ”I find the gun problem frustrating and ‘Cold Dead Hand’ is my fun little way of expressing that frustration.”
Carrey also took to Twitter yesterday saying, ”Gun folks are afraid that control won’t stop with large magazines. Their nervousness is far less important than the safety of our children,” ”’Cold Dead Hand’ is abt u heartless motherf%ckers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids,”’ and much more.
Watch it here and let us know what you think. (It’s a little NFSW):