Saturday, September 01, 2012

Oy Gevalt, Dept.

The Osmonds, “Fiddler on the Roof medley”

To quote from Gold Diggers of 1933, “Remember my forgotten man…”  So very absent from the RNC Tampa clusterfuck were the standard bearers for unthreatening Mormon masculinity: The Osmonds.

This video clip leans toward the mindblowing, as it’s basically five young Mormon American men singing songs associated with an aged Russian Jew while executing Motown-ish choreography.  Are we a fucking melting pot or what?

But once you get past the polyester and 1,000-watt grins, there are some cool vocal harmonies in there.  They occasionally sound like the Hi-Lo’s doing a Fiddler medley.  To the screams of tween girls.

So, why is Mitt Romney turning his back on these avatars of Mormon culture?  Is he a self-loathing Mormon?  What next, airbrush the King Sisters out of American cultural history?  I would hope not, especially given performances like this one: four wholesome Mormon girls applying some close harmonies to a song extolling the delights of coffee.  “Whoops, Mister Moto” indeed.

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