Monday, February 4, 2019

HUMOR IN MUSIC... PART 2

    Good morning.  By numerous accounts it sounds as though
the Super Bowl was a bit of a snoozefest. Ditto the halftime
show. And, as I understand it, some of the performance song
lyrics needed to be bleeped out.  The selection of the performers
were groups I am not familiar with, but that's really not too
surprising.  I think at least one of them was a rap performer,
and that particular genre truly escapes me. Not to sound too
terribly archaic, but I do rather prefer something a trifle
more melodic, and with a slightly lower decibel level.  They
certainly do spent oodles of money on this sort of thing, don't
they?
   And now we expected to endure  the slog that is to be the
SOTU address  from Cheeto Boy. We already know what the
fool is going to ramble on about, so many of us will also be giving
that a big miss. And I understand that the guy that owns
Starbucks is also thinking of running for Prez. in 2020.  Geez,
anyone that can shake your ass down by charging you $4 for
a cup of damn coffee, doesn't seem like anything more than
another greedy ass piece of shit looking to line his pockets.
And pick up a couple of new franchises in the process. He's
also just another in the myriad line of "Union busters".
A rather fitting quote is "Damn people expect to be paid
for working. What the hell is wrong with this world"! Or
something along those lines.
  I imagine that  the SOTU address will also include
numerous digs at Nancy Pelosi, et. al. A rather sweeping
condemnation against anyone that disagrees with his
loathsome carcass.  He's been wanking on that for quite
some time now.  He's like that crazy Uncle you feel obliged
to invite to Thanksgiving Dinner that always talks about the
same old thing, year after bloody year. Wearing ear plugs
at the dinner table seems so gauche, doesn't it?
   I rather miss Art Buchwald. Not a lot of humor in
today's newspapers, either. The only person I can think of,
offhand, is Gail Collins at the NYT. A viewpoint with
a bit of a twist.  OK, breakfast time.  So hang on.

10:30 AM--   Made it back.

    I am not a big fan of the current "Kangaroo Court"
mentality that  has become so prevalent in so many of
print media outlets.  Reminds you of many of those
old westerns where the local mob was ready to "hang em",
merely on a supposition. I seem to recall part of one
of those oft quoted passages from the Bible: "Let he who is
without sin cast the first stone."  And so many of the current
editorials seem to buy into that "rush to judgment."
Anyone recall the Hollywood blacklists of the early 50's
and the zealotry of the McCarthy era.  Guilt by suspicion,
was the term that so aptly labeled people, sans any degree of proof.
You have to wonder where the seasoned editors that are savvy
enough to spot one of these stink bombs before they become
complicit and print  before they even show some due diligence
and verify they have the truth.  A lot of fiction is tossed out as
fact, or shall we use the term "alternate facts"?  Nonsense is
nonsense, same as it always was.  But people are just as easily
manipulated now as they ever were.  Unfortunately.

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