Skip to comments.Decaying Pop Culture
Posted on 12/06/2004 8:10:19 AM PST by Chaffer
My parents' generation was represented by Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, John Wayne ...
My generation, sadly, is represented by this.
I wouldn't go idolizing just any entertainer from any generation. That generation had its share of crooks and adulterers and people who didn't take care of their children. The bad stuff was just hidden better, that's all.
You left out Howard Stern :-)
But that's the point: the bad stuff was hidden, not paraded around and celebrated.
Fatty Arbuckle had sex with a minor and it ruined his career. Roman Polanski had sex with a minor and he won and Oscar.
Errol Flynn sympathized with the Nazis and the studies shunned it. Sean Penn sypathizes with Saddam and he wins and Oscar.
They shot Elvis from the waist up. They broadcast Janet Jackson's boob into our living room.
Errol Flynn, Joan Crawford, et al, were from that generation, too.....
What is wrong with Elton John? He is a great talent, one of the greatest concerts/shows I have ever attended; he has helped in numerous world causes.
I don't think the term "flaunting" is correct. I don't think Michael Jackson particularly likes the Press he's getting. My point is that they're all just people and we should stop treating them like they're Gods. I'm really getting tired of it.
All you say is true. However, he has come out and really said harsh things about Bush and the war in Iraq. But he was very gracious when accepting his award the other night and I give him kudos for that. If you all remember correctly, Ted Williams refused to show up to get his award when Clinton was President.
I'll stack Maureen O'Hara, Audrey Hepburn, Donna Reed, and Lauren Bacall up against any of the Hollywood bimbos today in terms of sheer beauty!!
I'll pray for you!~}
I disagree. We just had different definitions of beauty. There are some unbelievably beautiful women out there. A few that come to mind, Catherine Zeta Jones...(perfection) and Selma Hayek (If I were a man I'd be stalking her).
I'm not sure these clowns represent anything any more than Bob Hope represented bad standup comedy!
Audrey Hepburn - ooh la la! The greatest thing to ever come out of Belgium!
What generation are you. These guys are sooo twenty years ago.
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