Tuesday, February 4, 2014

"Anything Goes!"

I have pointed out before there is nothing new in the Manosphere. Here is an example, from the Cole Porter song, "Anything Goes," written in 1934.

You also might also watch The Great Gatsby. The current one with Leonardo DiCaprio is faithful to the novel.

For that matter, hedonism is nothing new. It's a philosophy first named by the Greeks (and I 'm sure it was practiced for several thousands years before them) and is described thusly: "Hedonism is a school of thought that argues that pleasure is the only intrinsic good. In very simple terms, a hedonist strives to maximize net pleasure (pleasure minus pain)."

"Anything Goes."

Times have changed
And we've often rewound the clock,
Since the Puritans got a shock,
When they landed on Plymouth Rock.
If today,
Any shock they should try to stem,
'Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock,
Plymouth Rock would land on them.

In olden days a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking, But now, God knows,
Anything Goes.

Good authors too who once knew better words,
Now only use four letter words
Writing prose, Anything Goes.

The world has gone mad today
And good's bad today,
And black's white today,
And day's night today,

When most guys today
That women prize today
Are just silly gigolos
And though I'm not a great romancer
I know that I'm bound to answer
When you propose,
Anything goes

When grandmama whose age is eighty
In night clubs is getting matey with gigolo's,
Anything Goes.

When mothers pack and leave poor father
Because they decide they'd rather be tennis pros,
Anything Goes.

If driving fast cars you like,
If low bars you like,
If old hymns you like,
If bare limbs you like,
If Mae West you like
Or me undressed you like,
Why, nobody will oppose!
When every night,
The set that's smart
Is intruding in nudist parties in studios,
Anything Goes.

The world has gone mad today
And good's bad today,
And black's white today,
And day's night today,
When most guys today
That women prize today
Are just silly gigolos
And though I'm not a great romancer
I know that I'm bound to answer
When you propose,
Anything goes

If saying your prayers you like,
If green pears you like
If old chairs you like,
If back stairs you like,
If love affairs you like
With young bears you like,
Why nobody will oppose!

And though I'm not a great romancer
And though I'm not a great romancer
I know that I'm bound to answer
When you propose,
Anything goes...
Anything goes

2 comments:

Keoni Galt said...

I have pointed out before there is nothing new in the Manosphere.

Agreed. What's new about the Manosphere is that it's the only place where a multitude of people have come together to discuss all these old ideas that have been forgotten thanks to modern culture and mass media programming.

Bob Wallace said...

I will say this: the Internet is new. The ideas are not. The Internet allows like-minded people to come together and attempt to find common ground in creating a workable culture.