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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

There’s No Accounting for Taste

I’ve heard wise men say that one person’s art is another person’s garbage. I've heard some dumb-asses say it, too, but that's not important right now.

I don’t care much for the religious art of the Middle Ages, for example, but some folks go gaga over it. And those same people deny the inherent magnificence within the dogs-playing-poker painting.

But some things seem to be in bad taste no matter how you look at them.

For example, take Jihad: The Musical, playing this month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This off-the-wall musical includes songs like “I Wanna Be Like Osama” (which, if I recall correctly, was originally recorded by Debbie Gibson).

As you can imagine, protestors are doing what protestors do: protesting. They don’t appreciate the lighthearted approach to attacking Western targets and slaying of innocent civilians.

I fail to understand the attention critics throw at this play while the following travesties continue unobstructed:

The proliferation of reality TV.

An ‘08 presidential contest without a Stewart/Colbert ticket.

O.J. Simpson speaking publicly about his murdered wife.

Hilary Clinton showing cleavage on the campaign trail.

Bill Richardson showing cleavage on the campaign trail.

28 Comments:

At August 08, 2007 9:31 AM, Anonymous whatigotsofar replied to my musings ...

I don't know if its a bad facelift or what, but whenever Hilary smiles, she looks like a stupid squirrel trying to swallow an oversized nut. And for some reason, she's smiling a lot these days. I kind of prefer saggy old cleavage to some crazy choking squirrel.

Vote ficus!

 
At August 08, 2007 10:26 AM, Blogger Godwhacker replied to my musings ...

"Springtime of Hitler" all over again... ;)

 
At August 08, 2007 10:27 AM, Blogger Godwhacker replied to my musings ...

That's "Springtime FOR Hitler" :(

 
At August 08, 2007 1:57 PM, Blogger Phats replied to my musings ...

There is nothing wrong with reality TV!! I live off it mostly :)

Ha Stewart/Colbert sign me up

 
At August 08, 2007 4:29 PM, Blogger goldennib replied to my musings ...

There are some cleavages that men don't like? Are you sure?

 
At August 08, 2007 11:28 PM, Blogger Barbara (aka Layla) replied to my musings ...

i can't think of a good comment

 
At August 09, 2007 5:31 AM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

WIGSF: You know, that's not a bad campaign slogan for her: "America's Choice for a Stupid Squirrel Trying To Swallow an Oversized Nut"

GW: It does have echoes of that, doesn't it? Only this one is real.

Phats: I know you do. That's the freedom of choice in action. And we could do worse than Stewart/Colbert.

GN: Certainly yes. Don't let the myths fool you.

Barbara: That's OK--I can't think of a good reply.

-- david

 
At August 09, 2007 10:09 AM, Blogger DaBich replied to my musings ...

Reality TV sucks! lol

(Sorry Phats LOL)

 
At August 09, 2007 11:55 AM, Blogger Perplexio replied to my musings ...

Haven't the protesters ever heard the old adage that there's no such thing as bad publicity?

With that in mind the best form of protesting is ignoring it completely and encouraging a quiet word of mouth boycott of it.

Plays/musicals have to make money in order to keep showing and if no one is going to see it, whomever owns the facility where it is being performed will likely nix it before he/she loses his/her shirt.

That being said I'm still waiting for a musical featuring characters from the Red Meat comic strip by Max Cannon. I forsee a show-stopping duet with Bug-Eyed Earl and Milkman Dan.

 
At August 09, 2007 4:02 PM, Blogger Phats replied to my musings ...

You should try reality tv you'd like some of it.

 
At August 09, 2007 4:39 PM, Blogger The Phoenix replied to my musings ...

Maybe you and I should run, David. I don't have any cleavage, but I'm not against a nipple slip or two.

 
At August 09, 2007 6:06 PM, Anonymous LisaBinDaCity replied to my musings ...

Bad taste is starting to become a dated concept. More's the pity.

You've got mail, David!

 
At August 09, 2007 7:20 PM, Blogger Lee Ann replied to my musings ...

I don't understand it either...excellent point!

 
At August 09, 2007 10:08 PM, Blogger Pixie replied to my musings ...

Mens nipples are ok, unless they are too hairy....

 
At August 10, 2007 5:40 AM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

DaBich/Phats: The only reality TV I've liked so far are the "Behind the Music" specials on VH-1 that describe how my favorite bands self-destructed.

Perplexio: Great point. An example: Dee Snider says that Tipper Gore's PMRC was th ebest thing for heavy metal because it drew so much popular attention to it ... and the EXPLICIT LYRICS stickers actually boosted sales rather than reduced them.

Phoenix: With our intelligence, charm, good looks, and obvious humility, we'd be a slam dunk. Especially with a well-timed wardrobe malfunction.

LisaB: I don't check that account much, but I will now. Thanks!

Lee Ann: I appreciate that someone understands my point. And admits it!

Pixie: That's good to know. I'll keep mine. Nice to see you around still.

-- david

 
At August 10, 2007 10:53 AM, Blogger Janet replied to my musings ...

Jihad the musical? Are you serious?

 
At August 10, 2007 1:03 PM, Blogger Mike replied to my musings ...

Well, Hillary probably had to swallow many nuts in her day...

Reality TV, my wife likes some of it, and there are a few truly real shows I like, such as Deadliest Catch.

I'll be your Secretary of State, since I have no problem speaking my mind and affronting others...

 
At August 10, 2007 3:15 PM, Blogger Maggie replied to my musings ...

Osama/Obama? The New Odd Couple.

 
At August 11, 2007 7:28 AM, Blogger Grafs replied to my musings ...

Yeah it was Debbie Gibson. Her music is a WMD.

 
At August 11, 2007 10:59 AM, Blogger angel, jr. replied to my musings ...

I don't understand musicals in any way, shape or form.

 
At August 13, 2007 6:37 AM, Blogger ChickyBabe replied to my musings ...

Double eww on the last two!

 
At August 13, 2007 3:39 PM, Blogger Jeff replied to my musings ...

Bill Richardson showing cleavage...hahha

 
At August 13, 2007 4:07 PM, Blogger Beth replied to my musings ...

I enjoy Richardson's cleavage.

 
At August 13, 2007 5:13 PM, Blogger tworabbitshow replied to my musings ...

I would totally buy tickets to see Lions vs. Christians: A Jamboree.

 
At August 14, 2007 6:44 AM, Blogger David Amulet replied to my musings ...

Janet: Sad, but true. It makes me wonder what they'll do next.

Mike: That's very kind of you to volunteer your services. Who would you want as your deputy?

Maggie: An unfortunate time to have a name with the letters O-ama.

Grafs: Only in your dreams, Grafs ... only in your dreams.

Angel: I'm also perplexed. So I just avoid them.

CB, Jeff: This may be my most revolting comment yet!

Beth: You should get help.

TRS: Wasn't that already done onstage at Chuck E. Cheese?

-- david

 
At August 14, 2007 8:47 AM, Blogger DaBich replied to my musings ...

David ~ THOSE reality shows (behind the music) aren't too bad. I'd like to see some behind the scenes NHL hockey shows! ;)

Phoenix ~ you two run, you have my vote!!!

 
At August 15, 2007 8:57 PM, Blogger :P fuzzbox replied to my musings ...

I am not voicing my Hillary Clinton cleavage views until I get to see a decent nip slip pic.

 
At August 18, 2007 7:02 PM, Blogger An80sNut replied to my musings ...

You forgot to add Bill Clinton seeking cleavage on the campaign trail.

 

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