At Least She Didn’t Grab Her Crotch

“Beyonce Knowles’ flawless performance of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at the inauguration was entirely lip-synched, Page Six has confirmed. A rep for the United States Marine Band revealed that she decided to perform to a pre-recorded track at the last minute.” [NY Post]


And she pulled her earpiece/speaker out of her ear during the lipsynched song because . . .?

@Dodgerblue: Because diva. Remember, we’re talking about a woman who wore a skin-tight, see-through evening gown for the occasion.

That’s as absurd as the auto pilot car. If you can’t sing or can’t remember the words, then don’t show up. MC Slick Willie coulda arranged for some dancing girls and then hit play on the cd player or whatever whenever it was time for the national anthem no one can remember all the words to. Who joins the Marines to play in the band anyway and why do they need a rep? When FDR said tell it to the Marines, I’m sure he wasn’t talking about the band rep. Cut defense now.
The same goes for auto pilot cars. If you can’t or don’t want to drive, take a cab, bus, or train. The main problem with cars is not the driver but the fuel. Auto engineers are wasting time, effort, technology and money on silly gadgets like auto pilot and cameras for those too dumb to turn around or look in a mirror while we keep burning gasoline in engines with ancient combustion and coolant technology.

@jwmcsame: I test drove a car recently with a back-up video camera. It spooked me.

@Dodgerblue: I see dead people in my back-up camera!

@Dodgerblue: i better wartch my mouth. i’m getting almost too fat to turn around when backing out. plus i just priced a vw jetta hybrid and a chevy volt. might as well buy a beamer. brand new with every option. how much were they selling hydrogen cars for in california? $100k? if we’re not all dead from frack-polluted water by the time natural gas cars come out, we can probably finance one for 7 years with another house payment. instead of moving my parents into assisted housing, i might have them assist my living by driving me back and forth to work again in dad’s old caddy.

@jwmcsame: I have a 7 year old Subaru that I’m going to drive into the ground. Maybe by then we’ll have teleportation.

@jwmcsame: the gearhead in me suggests you try a Dodge Dart – well priced, and based on an Alfa Romeo chassis. Get the high end one, of course.

@Dodgerblue: and it will last – just oil change every 5k, and if something breaks, fix it. As the Car Guys would say, that prevents the start of the slide into heapdom. And tires – invest in good tires, keep them balanced and the car aligned – it will be more fun to drive and you won’t start to hate it.

@jwmcsame: I recently bought a new Prius and I thought I got a lot of car for the money. The hatchback is great for living in the country as I do. Plus the moon-roof is very cool.

Re the Beyonce thing: I find it a disgrace. There was a very good singer with the choir with a lovely soprano, let her sing the damn thing. I detest the mechanization of music and am further appalled that Ms Knowles must have heard that ghastly performance and liked it. The performance turns out to be as fake as the emotion. I was also interested that Battle Hymn was softened from the splendid march that it is into a pop opera anthem.

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