I should have known better– I looked– I must admit I turned off the sound and kept looking for a bit longer– I wonder— If there were enough intelligent beings in this world would anyone watch them and would they be paid meeelions to act so stupid? People were cheering???????????
Comment by geezerette — November 24, 2012 @ 7:41 am
You have to be doing something right to get Jerry Lee Lewis to name a son after you.
Well, you know the old saying…
Comment by Freddie Sykes — November 24, 2012 @ 10:31 am
With very generation the generation before asks what’s this world is coming to. Now we’re asking the same question. I hate to think what the world will be like when this generation is asking the same question. I’m glad I’ll be put in the coral with the horses to die by then.
Comment by geezerette — November 24, 2012 @ 11:39 am
I didn’t watch to the end. Did I miss anything?
Comment by Alan outback bacon czar — November 24, 2012 @ 11:57 am
The origin of this is in dispute, but I’ve used it in various contexts for decades, and Socco’s been dead for 2400 years:
“The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter [twitter] in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross [and open] their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.”
Attributed to SOCRATES by Plato, according to William L.
Patty and Louise S. Johnson, Personality and Adjustment, p. 277