Monday, October 16, 2023

Mondays Amirite?

November 20, 1976
It'd be really great if Americana wasn't so rooted in slavery and racism. For some reason, in the original lyrics, 500 Black people are electrocuted while on a boat and apparently this song is sung through the eyes of a Black man trying to find a lost love. Why? Why did Stephen Foster think that was a good idea? And don't give me that "Well, it was 1848" excuse. That only works so many times.

I know I've complained before about us living in a 24/7/365 global economy but a majority of work still operates on a 9 to 5 schedule. Why can't Brutus sell tea cozies in the afternoon? What's the benefit of selling tea cozies in the morning? And why can't he sell tea cozies from home?