Monday, October 20, 2008

Ain't No Smilin' Faces -- Lyin' To The Races

The Staples Singers on the Flip Wilson Show.

America is a wonderful place. Glittering things are just lying around everywhere. Our ancestors would hear that in America the streets were paved with gold, and ride in the holds of the rusty bucket steamships to leave musty Europe while history was giving it Extreme Unction. But the streets were not paved in gold here. That would have been a step down for America.

I went to the store to buy a little food the other day and we found almost 2% of the money we needed in the parking lot. Everyone walked right by it, for they've forgotten the value of it. I had to point it out to my own son. Pick it up, son, that's money.

The Staples Singers are found money.

You're supposed to feel better after you listen to it. You don't clap because it's over. You clap because you wish it weren't.

Make sure that's the general mood at your funeral, people. Better start now, it's hard to catch up once you're behind.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I could listen to that again and again. I wish we had something like that nowadays. Only crap crap and more crap.