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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE



It started with Madonna
now it's monkey see
monkey do
follow the formula
it's tried and true

And the law of the jungle
comes down from on high
in 140 characters
each day
(but it's beneath...the planet of the apes)

did u get a bad rap
or are u just a bad rapper?

it's still up to us to decide
what is cultural
and what is just plain crass

and the next Madonna wannabe
is up on your big screen
twerking her ass 
in your face
and somebody is calling it art
and that's what's wrong
with your generation 
right there

when nobody has the stones
to stand up and shout
who choreographs this shit???

we dunno 
but he's putting together
the halftime show for the Super Bowl!

one day
with the world awash in rainbows
our true colors will shine
until then
to go on for a bit
even in the face of
mindless 
primal
mediocrity
seems reasonable

25 comments:

  1. I can only agree that we're living in an age of copy cat mediocrity.. With no hope of being rescued from the shit pile.

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    1. Not at the rate we're going. Thanks, Kerry!

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  2. I think back to the 70's - omg, were we lucky to have the talented artists we had then. Those were the days!

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    1. So true, Sherry. I have to laugh when I think we had Janis Joplin, and today they have Taylor Swift.

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  3. I have heard good music... but I guess it rarely pays a meal.

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    1. There is actually some good music being produced today, but every young female entertainer of note doubles as a stripper as well (with a very few exceptions). I like to see a singer sing. If I want a stripper, I'll go to the strip club.

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  4. I love Madonna, and the wannabes.

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    1. I like Madonna, but not the wannabes.They are manipulated into slutty videos and behavior by their handlers, all for the sake of the bottom line. Be original, then you get my respect.

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    2. We were just talking about this exact thing with our kids... depressing.

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  5. I liked the conclusion about reasonable mindlessness.

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    1. We're here for the ride...what the hell :)

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    1. I believe that's "butt" with two Ts

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  7. Yes we are living in an instant gratification, copy copycat mentality on music, art, crime, goodness, badness.

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    1. That pretty much covers it all, Toni

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  8. And have you seen the new Planet of the Apes movie yet??? I am SO EXCITED for it!

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    1. Haven't seen it...but I did just have a banana a half hour ago

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  9. If there wasn't any mediocre and substandard stuff out dere, how would we recognize greatness, hmmm? Love, cat.

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    1. Good point. But what happens when it's ALL mediocre and substandard???

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  10. celebrities
    worshiped by the wannabees
    low self esteem

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    1. You put things into perspective so nicely, and with such economy of verbiage!

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  11. We are a microwave species. If it takes more than a moment to comprehend, we devalue it. We are the twerksters of our own sliding intelligence.

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  12. A lot of things need a lot of tweeking...that's different from twerking--lol

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  13. This is an age of mimicry, copycat-ism, Xeroxing...you are correct.

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  14. I was 21 when an older woman (probably 50) gave me a copy of each of the Cancer books. I thought they were somewhat offputting but was surprised through life how many images in them stuck with me.

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