The cable local government access channel in Des Moines alternates between cheesy city govenrment videos, interminable city council and planning meetings, and programming that shows assorted videos of art--theater, musical performance, movies, and so forth. This morning, one of the clips was of a song that turns out to be from a 1929 musical, New Moon. The song is "Stout-Hearted Men," and one line struck me as bizarre:
"Start me with ten who are stout-hearted men, and I'll soon give you ten thousand more..."I thought, "What? Do they reproduce like amoebas?"