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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Back When There Was Class:

Let us take a break and go back in time, for a moment, in order to experience a few minutes of true class:

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in 1935's Top Hat.

Here are the lyrics -- so please sing along:

Heaven, I'm in heaven
And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak

And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we're out together dancing cheek to cheek

Heaven, I'm in heaven

And the cares that hung around me through the week

Seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak

When we're out together dancing (swinging) cheek to cheek

Oh I love to climb a mountain
And reach the highest peak

But it doesn't thrill (boot) me half as much

As dancing cheek to cheek

Oh I love to go out fishing
In a river or a creek

But I don't enjoy it half as much
As dancing cheek to cheek

(Come on and) Dance with me
I want my arm(s) about you
That (Those) charm(s) about you

Will carry me through...

(Right up) To heaven, I'm in heaven

And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak

And I seem to find the happiness I seek
When we're out together dancing, out together dancing (swinging)

Out to
gether dancing cheek to cheek

Our parents and grandparents really did have it right. . .



Blogger Always On Watch said...

I've seen this film clip several times. In fact, when I was taking lessons in ballroom dancing, my instructor had me watch and parse Astaire's smooth-as-silk dancing.

Sun Feb 28, 05:57:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, back to simple times when women were second class citizens and black people still essentially slaves. Gimme a break

Sun Feb 28, 07:34:00 AM PST  
Blogger dmurray said...

Hail, Mary full of grace! The Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death!


That is for you, bd.

Sun Feb 28, 09:36:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

AOW: and wasn't it a thing of beauty to watch?

bd: Goodbye. Write when you find work.

DM: admirable try, sir.


Sun Feb 28, 10:39:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bd hates a system with "classes". He believes there can be a utopia where everyone is the same, everyone's equal and "just a prole".

Only there's never a system with just "proles"... as there must be a "revolutionary vanguard" of "special/privledged" masters to make all the "smart" decisions for the proles about what the proles will produce and why. The entire "premise" underlying his contempt of "class" is false, as his "single class" is in reality a two class system of "slaves and masters".

Capitalism is a four class system, of masters, business owners, workers and parasites, with a HUGE "middle class".

bd HATES the "middle class". He'd much rather that they were his "class-less" slaves.

Sun Feb 28, 11:17:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A link dedicated to bd and his "progressive" friends...

Sun Feb 28, 11:21:00 AM PST  
Blogger Tom's Place said...

FJ, Perfect video to wake the Obamatons up...

Sun Feb 28, 11:43:00 AM PST  
Blogger peedee said...

Love the old movies BZ. And the beauty is you can pass this love of the simpler, classier times to your children. Just watch those oldies over and over when they're little and they cant help love and appreciate them too. I did this and it worked. My kid LOVES all the black and white movies.

funny story: when she was little I used to tell her the movies where black and white because the whole World was black and white then. LITERALLY. She believed it.
She must have passed her knowledge of this to her teacher one day in school. Needless to say she was not happy with me when she got home. lol We laugh about it now.

Sun Feb 28, 01:32:00 PM PST  
Blogger TexasFred said...

BZ, you really need to do some cleaning in here man, the smell is terrible, smells like a libber opened his mouth...

And it's hurting your blog man... Just sayin'...

Sun Feb 28, 01:35:00 PM PST  
Blogger Old NFO said...

Yep, a different time... And they actually 'practicied'!!! :-)

Sun Feb 28, 02:05:00 PM PST  
Blogger JINGOIST said...

I remember watching these movies with my grandmother. Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers. That was real class AND talent.

Sun Feb 28, 02:27:00 PM PST  
Blogger Greybeard said...

Love your blog man!

Sun Feb 28, 04:49:00 PM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

FJ: well said, sir! I'll have to wait until I hit the valley again because, up here in the mountains at my house (and not my wife's), I'm on dial-up. It'd take me 10 years to watch YouTube.

PD: I thought all movies were black and white until my grandma got a color TV in the late 60s. We watched TV on a black metal cube from the 50s to the early 70s. Our first color TV was an RCA with such a wonderful wood cabinet that my Dad made it into a storage cabinet with louvered doors.

TF: I suspect he's not around for much longer. Just thinkin'. . .

Greybeard: TOUCHE, man! Ol' bd is quick to criticize but oh-so-reluctant to place his thoughts into the actual Blogosphere where his musings cans be immured. Seems to me like me lacks some Major Sack, if you ask me.

'Course, he'd have to understand the concept of "sack" in the first place. . .


Sun Feb 28, 06:53:00 PM PST  
Blogger cj said...

BZ -

I'm with you on the old movies being the best. Now that the Olympics are over, I'll be back to watching TCM.

I'm not crazy about Astaire as an actor but boy, could he dance! And one of my all time favorite sayings is, in effect: Not only did Ginger Rogers do everything Fred Astaire did but she did it on four-inch heels and backwards!

Simpler, kinder time. Thanks for sharing it.

Oh, and bd, one of many of those 'second class citizens' was a woman by the name of Amelia Earhart. You may have heard of her. You're still the comic relief around here, pal.


Sun Feb 28, 09:08:00 PM PST  

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