Carol Channing Wipes Floor With Britney's Lurid Lurex Ass.

I don't know why I think I need to "keep up" with current "culture." I had such a lovely meditative media-free weekend in the desert then had to return to the outside world and this. Thank goodness I stopped watching Britney Spears' VMA performance half-way through or I'd have that gimme/gimme/gimme hook embedded in my brain for days rather than just hours. (The more inane the hook, the more it sticks in yer craw.) I offer this video sorbet to help cleanse the psychic palate.

Britney could learn a few things from Carol Channing about putting on a show. And about dieting. Hey baby, THIS is the way to age gracefully! The video above comes from an appearance Miss Channing made on Dean Martin's TV show which ran between 1965 and 1974 (those were the days!) The tall, lanky lead hippie is the legendary dancer/choreographer Tommy Tune (try as he may to feign a Riot-on-the-Sunset-Strip accent, Mr. Tune can't disguise that lil' ole Texas accent!) The dancers are from the cast of Seesaw, then a big hit on Broadway. Fantabulous! And old Dino appears at the end. Too much, man! Call me old-fashioned (or just old), but that's entertainment!

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