Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In case you forgot, and you may well have….

A loyal reader sent along this marvelous video, and we are very grateful that he did.

To begin with, the individual who put it together was very clever and creative in producing the video.

More importantly for our purposes here, it reminds us of a time when our ‘entertainment’ was often defined by grace, style, talent, and a general desire to lift our spirits and reinforce our sense of human dignity.

Compare that to today, where more often than not, hump-hump, grab-grab, show it all, shock, defile, affront, and profane are the keys to public raves and wealth in the entertainment field.

Why is it that we can’t have another Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth, and others of that era?  Did those ‘cultural genes’ simply disappear from the human DNA base?

We wish we knew the answer, but we don’t.

We do know, however, that we are worse off for the lack of those genes, and because of what has replaced them.

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