Thursday, April 7, 2011

Speaking of Fun House Morality ...

As the Federal Government prepares for a shutdown, and pundits wag their chins and solemnly pontificate about America "losing its way," blaming teachers, firefighters, and trash collectors along with poor brown and black people for our current economic crisis, while ignoring Wall Street's role in the biggest theft in history, this work by that incisive moral critic Cole Porter seems suddenly very relevant.

Himself sings here.

Have fun spotting all the topical references from 1934.


June Butler said...

Alas! Not a propitious year in which to be born. It wasn't my fault.

Lapinbizarre said...

Remember the Harper's Bizarre version opening "Boys in the Band"?