One almost has listen to it to believe it, but once you do, you might agree that Aube's creation, Hockey Scores, is what a crown corporation's highers-up deserve for escalating a legal fight with an 80-year-old woman.
Aube's plan, as described in further detail by Torontoist, was to first create the most wretched theme possible, some sort of bastard musical offspring that even Bjork or Yoko Ono would admit was unlistenable. Step 2 was to get people of a certain deviant mindset to vote for his song "mostly comprised of cat and sheep sounds, baby cries, and gunshots/explosions -- and it's working.
"Aube created "Hockey Scores" as a joke, then posted a thread in the Something Awful forums last Thursday, asking for the goons there to help make it popular. (There, he more honestly described the song as "mostly comprised of cat and sheep sounds, baby cries, and gunshots/explosions.") A week later, with a spectacular animation on YouTube and an advocacy group on Facebook to further the cause, "Hockey Scores" is dominating the competition: almost every other theme uploaded can't get a rating higher than two out of five, and commenters on Aube's theme—those not in on the joke—are understandably confused, distressed, and furious.Well-played, sir. Should we start a legal defence fund for when the CBC initiates a lawsuit against Mr. Aube for making a mockery of their wholesome, grassroots song contest? (Some people didn't get the joke, but like a character in JPod mused, only about 20 per cent of people get irony.)
"Sadly, Aube's submission almost certainly won't win the contest's $100,000 (plus 50% royalties) prize and serve as Hockey Night in Canada's next theme—semi-finalists, announced on October 4, are not selected solely by popularity and are vetted by a producer and judges—but it's certainly a valiant effort. Even the CBC seems to think so: when "Hockey Scores" was briefly taken down on July 12, the CBC sent an e-mail to Lowgain clarifying that the move was a mistake on the part of a third-party moderator, and that Aube should 'expect no further trouble with your most excellent submission.' " -- Torontoist
Here's the YouTube clip, via Mirtle.