It’s a Pink FlyDay

I’m a big fan of Pink, and the latest story makes me like her even more. At the Superbowl half-time show, Lady Gaga apparently did some acrobatics on a wire, which is something Pink also does at her shows, and some people seemed to think that she “owns” that kind of routine (which is obviously absurd, but I guess they just wanted to stir up a fight). Pink shut them down hard, and shut them down beautifully.

Then this morning, while I was at the gym doing my little work out with my iPhone drowning out the horrible Sirius XM background noise there, Pink came up by chance on my playlist. This song:

It’s a nice song, but recent events have made it seem remarkably quaint, I think. We’ve gone from the dithering, privileged, incompetent boob of a president the song was written for to one that is a malignant narcissist, and the song just seems well-intentioned but inadequate now. This is a time for angry songs.

She has a few of those, too. It’s FlyDay for me, which means I’m about to spend an hour or two scrubbing maggots out of fly bottles. I’m planning on bopping to Pink while I do it, at least.


  1. mike47 says

    Nothing to do with Pink (much as I admire her) but I do believe I caught your image on Rachel Maddow’s show last night. Nice looking group you have there.

  2. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    Thanks for sharing that song. 1st time for me. *sob* poignant. applicable, speaks directly AT 45, yet naively assumes 45 is a person with emotions. Our 45 is none-of-the-above and lacks all emotions that are not his egotism. The song is heart wrenching which 45 lacks.
    let me share my new haiku:
    Trump is a snowflake
    snowflakes melt in hot water
    let’s crank up the fire,

  3. DonDueed says

    When it comes to wire-based acrobatics, I’d say Mary Martin predates both Pink and Gaga. For that matter I doubt Ms Pan was the first either.

  4. eamick says

    DonDueed @3: The ancient Greeks flew characters on ropes. The phrase deus ex machina alludes to that and other machinery used in plays.

  5. robro says

    Worked for me. Frankly, doesn’t really matter which president she was singing about, not to mention most of the MoCs, many state politicians, and the various political hanger ons.

  6. jimfoley says

    We’ve gone from the dithering, privileged, incompetent boob of a president the song was written for

    This is a insult to boobs, which are the pinnacle of creation.

  7. qwints says

    Krsone, you must learn to comment on the right post if you want to be the teacher. You also seem to be building a huge tower on a foundation of a jokey tweet mocking conspiracy theories about sharia.

  8. says

    DonDueed@3: “When it comes to wire-based acrobatics, I’d say Mary Martin predates both Pink and Gaga.”

    Not only that, but Pink acknowledged that in her statement: “Cirque and Peter Pan been in the air for years!”

  9. wzrd1 says

    I worked with Pink’s mother when I was working at Temple University Hospital. She was quite dedicated to both her daughter and to the transplant team she was coordinator for.
    I never got to meet Pink, but from what her mother’s coworkers told me, she was every bit as nice a person as her mother is.

    @krsone, I have to side with qwints.
    You also seem have some misapprehensions of Islam. Islamic marriage is a matter of Sharia law by definition, as Islamic marriage is marriage by contract, which is governed by Sharia law. Sharia law also varies by jurisdiction and sect, with some jurisdictions prohibiting marital rape, which is punished quite harshly.
    Usury is prohibited in Islam, but charging a fee for a loan is not.
    Perhaps you should speak with people who have lived in Islamic nations and have direct experience in the matters that seem to worry you so. My wife and I quite liked living in Qatar and Kuwait, although I preferred Qatar, largely because I had an alcohol license and a pork ration from the base (now, the state store system also sells pork to non-Muslims).
    Overall, most Muslims are like “Good Catholics”, go to the right services, celebrate the right holidays and smoke up and drink as much as we infidels do.
    Because, at the end of the day, people are people, wherever you find them.