… Women Singers So Much Younger Than Me, That Is?
I just published a column and for reasons I don’t understand, people are laughing at me. Can anyone explain what’s going on?
At first I thought it was something about the show all the hip people watch, Saturday Night Live. But then I looked at the rerun of the latest one on that Paramount streaming thing (or is it Amazon? I can’t keep them straight), and it didn’t seem to be related.
One thing I wrote was that even though I’m in my 50s (OK, somebody figured out that I’m actually in my 60s) I still want things like I was a 15 year old boy. Like girls. Is that so funny? Is there anything in my life that would suggest there’s something funny about that?
OK, here I am a man in my 60s confessing how much I’m really, really, really into Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Billie Eilish, and Kesha. I’m not sure I get why that’s funny? Is it something I did?
Fine, Here’s A Young Woman I Don’t Like
Look, it’s not like I’m attracted to all women much younger than me who make music. Take Alexandria Occasio-Cortez, for example. I wrote last month about how she and Trump are basically the same. Oh wait, she’s not a musician. Well, I still don’t like her.
Somehow in my complaints about Trump I seemed to focus on how boorish he is, and left out killing countless Americans with Covid, trying to launch a coup, working to hand over Ukraine to the Russians, and making the Pentagon afraid he was a massive security threat to the entire country.
Well, being distasteful is bad too. And aren’t all bad things basically the same?
And it’s unfair to call me uninterested in policy details. Why, I came up with the detailed critique of AOC’s Green New Deal. As I explained, it’s “cotton candy.”
I mean, if I’m going to challenge somebody on substance, what alternative do I have except being completely superficial?
What is the deal with the Green New Deal, anyway? I mean, I’m sure global warming is real. I just probably agree with my colleague Blecch Stevens that the way to solve it is to do nothing and wait for our friend The Invisible Hand to fix it. Although I’d probably add we need some moralizing too. But only the right kind. Not the AOC kind.
Seriously, all she did was learn a huge amount about a deadly serious issue, work within the legislative process, engage in long rounds of compromise, give up a lot of what she wanted, left the window open for a reluctant final vote from a senator with one of the biggest coal mining industries in the country, and then help enact a law by a process envisioned by the founders.
Basically the same as Trump launching an armed mob to overthrow our entire system of government in violation of the Constitution while lying shameless the entire time. Not that I’d portray what he did that way. More of a populist thing. That makes him the same as AOC. THAT’S JUST LOGIC.
Anyway, back to Kesha. What can I say? I’m like a 15 year old boy when I think of her. HER MUSIC, THAT IS.
David Broke is definitely not a thought leader who writes for a non-self absorbed paper which never deserves any criticism by a bunch of liberals who it turns out didn’t love Twitter so much after all. Just because they were critiquing Twitter all along, how were we supposed to know? Were we really supposed to listen to them? We’ve been too busy trying to figure out how to get scabs to run things in case we couldn’t get enough of the political reporters to cross picket lines to keep the paper open. Anyway, Broke can best be described as a parody of a serious thinker.