Having become something of a Zealot about blogging, I first apologize for the number of posts I make on any given day, but ---"GOTTA BLOG!!"---just have to strike while the mind is in gear, unfortunately unable to control what station I'm broadcasting from---like I said earlier, I'm harmless and SOMETIMES, I actually do get a few chuckles from those listening to me--hmm or maybe they are just laughing AT the clown, not "with" him.? (I flash on the broadway song title, "Send In The Clowns"----with the following line in the lyrics, "---never mind they are already here".
Are we oldsters dumb?---no. Perhaps we are just better mannered and know HOW to conduct ourselves in public? A number of years ago, the movie "Singing In The Rain" was released to the public to view, staring Gene Kelly, Debby Reynolds, and Donald O'Connor. Its a Classic----it begins with a actor, Played by Gene Kelly, describing his early times getting discovered as a actor, relationships etc, and in the dialog its repeated a number of times, that everything they did, was--with dignity in mind, always "Dignity"---I mention all this as today's younger generation , the "me, me" generation---could care less how they appear to others, for they never look out, only inwards---they have no idea how the world sees THEM, in they're view they are always correct-----its they're way or the highway---Britney Spears is a good example---so misunderstood, its everybody Else's fault--- whining-----Us older dudes kinda shake our heads--try not to laugh out loud, ----remember the old maxim?---spoil the rod spoil the child?"-----well they're ya go.
Programing for television is based on people under 40 deciding what those in age group 15- 25 will watch?---so what do we get?----reality shows, lots of cleavage, and no acting skills, no script writing required, so the "Me, Me" generation can relate. ----"They" have dumbed us down to accept this programing---but MY generation goes reluctantly into the good night (and WE control the bucks) I think its time for the silent and put upon oldsters like myself to rise up and start swinging the hammer, and damn the torpedoes---full speed ahead!!