Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thursday morning economic meltdown music
Sometimes it's surprising to learn just how blatant propaganda used to be. Even in the case of one of our better presidents.
Yes, this is (a somewhat bedraggled) Jimmy Durante (and did you notice one of the Three Stooges playing an audience member?).
Somehow the notion of a "schtick" seemed to work during the last Depression. For a good cause, by and large, but still... we're smarter now, aren't we? We're immune to political song and dance, right?
(Sigh.) As if.
(Here's where I got this video, incidentally. In case you have problems viewing it in the post...)