Saturday, December 24, 2005
A note in the Guardian (UK) on the plight of the USO. Apparently talent is lacking, and they’re depending on Christian hip-hop groups. Well, this is the impression you would get from the headline, though this isn’t discussed at all in the article, so I have no idea what they’re talking about. The article may be entirely correct, I don’t doubt it, I just distrust the editors’ sense of taste. To wit:
The tradition of beautiful women thrilling the troops has continued - although while Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell showed up in Korea and Vietnam could boast Raquel Welch, in Iraq they have had to make do with sometime pop singer and reality TV star Jessica Simpson.
Yeah, I’m sure the troops are pissed about that. And in fairness, though I am generally not a fan, Jessica Simpson is much better than a “sometime pop singer”, she really can sing, though she hasn’t lately, and her Nancy Sinatra cover was nothing short of dreadful.
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