In the U.S. election of 1796, the President of the U.S. Philosophical Society (Jefferson) ran against the founder of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Adams). The most popular musician around that time was Ludwig Van.
Looking back from the age of Trump, Clinton and Bieber, it's clear that things have gone to shit to an extent that hasn't been seen since Rome fell. I don't want to labour the point, but if standards continue to decline at this rate for another couple of centuries, the President of the United States would be literally a chimp, and music would be more hideous than any yowling yet produced by man or beast.
Obviously, life won't get that bad. I'm not saying that things will stop getting worse, but pace of decline has to slow.
- posted by Harry Hutton @ 8:31 pm
We wouldn't elect an actual chimpanzee, Hutton. Stop dabbling in hyperbole!
Well, Jefferson used his slaves the same way Woody Allen used his Orgasmatron. And Beethoven was a German. Not sure the trend is entirely one of consistent decline as you suggest, Harry. Certainly the chimps are having a good laugh right now...
I have advised a number of chimps against running for president. "Your speeches may go down well, but your press conferences would be a disaster" I tell them. An alpha chimp will attack anyone who asks him a impertinent question. The orang-utans are pretty happy right now, but I'm telling them not to count their chickens.
Gorilla Banasas, in your Nov 30 post titled 'Pleading Innocence', you make reference to The Jackson Five and seem to suggest that the majority of this singing troupe had at some time had sexual relations with a chimp. Can you explain how you came to this idea? Surely not on the basis of the Jacksons' skin colour? Mai Non! Sol Kashberg
Sol, you great ninny, you should leave comments for the gorilla on his own blog! Can you imagine how worthless you've made Harry feel by commenting on another blogger's post in his own back yard? This was one of his better posts too - possibly his best effort since 2012.
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