Sunday, June 10, 2018

"How Are Things Going, Joe?"

“You go up to a man, and you say, “How are things going, Joe?” and he says, “Oh fine, fine... couldn’t be better.” And you look into his eyes, and you see things really couldn’t be much worse. When you get right down to it, everybody’s having a perfectly lousy time of it, and I mean everybody. And the hell of it is, nothing seems to help much.”
- Kurt Vonnegut

Past is prologue...
Bing Crosby, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"
 Lyrics by Yip Harburg, music by Jay Gorney (1931)

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