This is the way we were, or at least wanted to be.
Shallow? Inane? Unrealistic?
But also a helluva lotta good, clean fun.
Entertainment was once designed to provide ESCAPE from the grim, gray aspects of life. As the USO Tours with Bob Hope and many glamour girls during World War Two proved, healthy doses of light-hearted nonsense did much to boost our troops' morale, and strengthen the War Effort.
Imagine how our soldiers would have responded if Eminem had regaled them with repeated choruses of Shit On You?