Saturday, January 11, 2014

The decline of the West

When did we go from this:


(that's Frank Sinatra getting out of a damn helicopter carrying a damn drink)

To this:


That's some singing punk.  Does he have a helicopter?  Is he old enough to drink?

Bah.  Time to reassess the state of the Res Publica ...


7 comments:

WoFat said...

Frank had a long and interesting history.

Murphy's Law said...

Every time I see Justin Bieber, I just want to punch him in the face for America. Is that wrong?

Jim Bravo said...

Hey, didn't that kid retire already?

Borepatch said...

WoFat, nobody ever accused Frank of being a P***y. Just sayin'.

Comrade Misfit said...

Murphy, no, it's not wrong. Bieber's a loud-mouthed jerk. He acts like a tough guy, but without his bodyguards and his other hanger-on, he'd be stomped into a greasy stain in the parking lot in a NY minute.

John Balog said...

So our entertainers are less mobbed up than they used to be? What a shame, all the organized crime ties really enhanced the music.

But really, I'm with Comrade Misfit here: the thing I most want out of a singer is their ability to win a fistfight in a parking lot. Screw you Norah Jones, you look like you've got a glass chin. And Ray Charles? That bitch couldn't even see, he'd get curbstomped in a bar fight! How the hell can you enjoy music from someone who couldn't hold their own in an MMA match?

Also, this is some epic cherry picking. Douchebag teen idols have been with us since before Sinatra, we just don't remember them. Any more than posterity will remember talentless hacks like Bieber.

John Balog said...

I will note that the first commenter has the same name as an excellent band, full of guys who fulfill the most important musical talent requirement: look like they could hold their own in a fight.

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