hat tip "c".
some tender little souls from hollywood have made another anti-trump video, in which they sing "i will survive." (what? what are they gonna survive?) i am informed that it was not intended as a parody, nor as a source of hilarity. who knows? who can tell? apparently, one wo/man's heartfelt & searing paean can be another's searing pain in the butt, and an insult to grown up sensibility. what other rational explanation is there?
when i was in high school, many many many years ago, the song "feelings" was very popular. (so, my generation really doesn't have much to be sniffy about, when you get right down to it.) and, every high school girl worth her salt, & who thought that she could sing, was more or less obligated to screech and scratch her way through that song, without the benefit of being nearly naked enough while doing so. you really didn't have much choice except to listen .... which i did, scrunched as low and twisted up into the bottom of an auditorium seat as i could get to escape the caterwauling.
when "feelings" was coming up, about 3 times per "talent" contest, they chained the exit doors shut, with heavy log chain, at dr. john d. mcloughlin union high school in milton freewater, oregon. have you ever heard pigs squealing while being castrated: said porcine warblers have nothing on a (barely) post-pubescent girl singing "feelings." trust me on this, i have heard both. i'll take the pigs, thank you very much.
well, hollywood has topped them. in spades.
john jay @ 01.14.2017
p.s. link to andy williams singing "feelings." (i'd suggest you get thoroughly soused before taking this on, ... , it's pretty gruesome, even from andy williams.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxhwM06lLUs .