MTM & sexism isn't off-topic

MTM & sexism isn't off-topic

Postby dmac » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:58 pm

This is "off topic" only other than it's 1970 and rocks sexism to the core, a 1,000,000 watt bulb unwittingly highlighting ERA, Billie Jean King knocking off a repugnant Bobby Riggs in 73, streakers, etc.

In the 90s I saw the Crickets, Buddy Holley's band. They were low watt but knocked and rocked me under the table. No drinks, sir. I saw MY god: music perfection. Their show was crushing perfection.

They were, without doubt, as tight as any band I've seen. I've seen more bands than you've ever heard of. Even without Buddy, and sharing the vocals, it was magical to me. Buddy died years before my birth, but the first time I heard his songs, they were indelible. The Crickets brought it all to sparkling life. To see the Crickets live, improvising, WOW I wish you were there.

Then a guy, Sonny Curtis, stepped up and sang the "Mary Tyler Moore" theme song. Yes, he was an original Holley Cricket. Yes, he wrote and sang this song to millions every week. Sonny Curtis. Watch the credits.

First, the show was simply titled "Mary Tyler Moore", nothing more... no "show" tacled on. Just her resilient name. Second, MTM is one of the most groundbreaking shows in the history of ALL TV, and not just for the sexism it continues to expose. On so many levels, MTM is God. Third: His lyrics and music told the story in under a minute. Yeah, this paragraph is about one member of the Crickets who wrote AND SANG this promising lyric:

Who can turn the world on with her smile?
"Back off, man. I'm a scientist."
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Re: MTM & sexism isn't off-topic

Postby dmac » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:14 pm

I've been off on a tangent for weeks about how this case reeks of bigotry, sexism. It's a logical topic but, given the environment, only as relevant as the oxygen level.

I've been pure ERA since I was a kid, "should we write a law where women must be treated equally?" I was there, too young to vote and too smart to say NO.

Only a fucking retard or bigot would lie about that movement's relevance, even TODAY.

Obama's WH raised the bar to about 93% equal pay. Trump has dropped it to 73% thus far.

One more reason to sue that fat orange fuck.

I'll try to let it go. This whole case, including motive, is very sexist and tyrannical. I'm doing no favors by shouting the VERY FUCKING BLATANTLY OBVIOUS DOUBLE-STANDARDS at work here.

I'll drop it. For this week.
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Re: MTM & sexism isn't off-topic

Postby dmac » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:12 pm

I lied. Here are the full lyrics. Aren't they a tad bit sexist?! FUCK NO! They're as brilliant as the show.

    Who can turn the world on with her smile?
    Who can take a nothing day, and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
    Well it's you girl, and you should know it
    With each glance and every little movement you show it

    Love is all around, no need to fake it.
    You can have the town, why don't you take it.
    You're gonna make it after all

    How will you make it on your own?
    This world is awfully big
    And girl this time your all alone
    But it's time you started living
    It's time you let someone else do some giving

    Love is all around, no need to fake it.
    You can have the town, why don't you take it.
    You're gonna make it after all,
    You're gonna make it after all

    Your the one most likely to succeed
    Just be sure to keep your head
    Cause girl you know that's all you need
    Everyone around you adores you
    Don't give up the world is waiting for you

    Love is all around, no need to waste it.
    You can have the town, why don't you take it.
    You're gonna make it after all,
    You're gonna make it after all

    Who can turn the world on with her smile?
    Who can suddenly make it all seem worthwhile?
    Well it's you girl, and you should know it
    With each glance and every little movement you show it

    Love is all around, no need to waste it.
    You can have the town, why don't you take it.
    You're gonna make it after all,
    You're gonna make it after all
"Back off, man. I'm a scientist."
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