Friday, December 24, 2010

How the Jews Invented Christmas

[Weekend Listomania remains on hiatus until the New Year. -Ed.]

Hey, we invented everything else in Show Business. Including rock 'n' roll.

But seriously, people often say to me "Steve -- you're incredibly old and you've seen everything. Who do you think, pound for pound, is the greatest singer in the history of popular music? Sinatra? Vanilla Ice? That Lady Gaga kid?"

And to those people I always answer the same thing.

This guy. Obviously.

Show me a rose,
And I'll show you a girl named Sam.
Show me a rose,
Or leave me alone
Yeah, yeah, I know it's not a Christmas song, but -- for the reasons implied above -- what the hell does that have to do with the price of beans?

Oh, and by the way, I also think he's the greatest dancer who ever lived. And don't give me any of that Michael Jackson shit, 'cause I don't want to hear it.


Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary said...

Hello, I must be going.....

Dirk Gently said...

don't know about that, but his brother chico was the greatest pianist who ever lived.

Billy B said...

Groucho as a song and dance man?

Who knew????????????

Gummo said...

Billy B, Groucho started his career as a "boy singer" in vaudeville.

Comedy came later.

Billy B said...

G-man - I was being facetious. The 'who knew' thing was a feeble attempt at humor from Atrois' place.

DJWildBill said...

Now that was a nice Christmas present! You gave me a song from Groucho that I wasn't familiar with and had no idea existed. I'm also certain that "show me a rose" was a sexual metaphor of sorts... Groucho could outwit the censors every time!

Steven said...

Hmmmm, might be time to put on the Duck Soup DVD...