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Retrospect Caption Contest (just like the New Yorker):

Please write a caption for this picture of Donald Fagen, age 71, who is the co-founder and lead singer of the band Steely Dan. You may recall one of their biggest songs, Hey Nineteen. Here is an excerpt from the lyrics:

Hey, nineteen
That’s ‘Retha Franklin
She don’t remember the Queen of Soul
It’s hard times befallen
The sole survivors
She thinks I’m crazy
But I’m just growin’ old
.
Hey, nineteen
No, we got nothin’ common
No, we can’t dance together
No, we can’t talk at all
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Comments

  1. John Shutkin says:

    How about “Sorry not sorry.” That is a millennial phrase (I think it was also a Demi Lovato song title) that I hear a fair amount these days as a dismissive non-apology:

    https://www.dictionary.com/e/slang/sorry-not-sorry/

    It just seems like a nicely passive-aggressive retort from us Boomers.

    You don’t like it? Sorry not sorry.

  2. “I may be old but I got to hear all the cool bands.”

  3. Marian says:

    “Anyone seen what I did with the Cuervo Gold and the fine Colombian?”

  4. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and all I got was this lousy t-shirt?

  5. No, Bernard Purdie was not my drummer; I was Purdie’s band.

  6. Betsy Pfau says:

    My hair may be shorn, but I still put asses in the seats.

  7. Ta f**kin da. Any questions?

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