More then versus now

Today: “In place of the swimsuit portion of the competition, Miss America contestants will now take part in a live interactive session with the judges.” As Spock might say: fascinating. They’re “aiming to evolve in this cultural revolution.” Meanwhile, TCM is showing 42nd Street, with Shuffle off to Buffalo of course, the meaning of which is very unclear (ahem). For further fun, the next TCM film was Gold Diggers of 1933, with its memorable theme song, applicable to very few in that year. Much more longevity and wealth today of course. But as for the messaging of now versus then, take your pick.

2 Responses to “More then versus now”

  1. Neil Says:

    Hey, “Shuffle” was pretty racy stuff, nudge-nudge wink-wink, know what I mean?

  2. feeblemind Says:

    I believe the Miss America contest has outlived its time.

    How many people will watch or care without the swimsuit competition?

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