Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
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Twitchy Twitchy Twitchy Tail

Lady Gaga apparently recently did a performance where she came out in a mermaid tail and riding in a wheelchair.

This, in turn, set off Bette Midler.  She tweeted, "I've been doing singing mermaid in a wheelchair since 1980-You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker tits - mermaid's mine."

Actually, Miss Midler, the mermaid in a wheelchair shtick started with Lori Lemaris in the Superman comics of the 1950's.  She was a student at the same college as Clark Kent who had her tail/legs wrapped in a blanket in her wheelchair.  Supes never guessed she was a mermaid because he's too much of a gentleman to use his X-ray vision and see what was inside that blanket.  (There's an upcoming issue of Sound Waves where Rhapsody and Melody have a girls' day out on land together.  Melody gets around by wrapping her tail in a blanket and cruising around on a Rascal.  Rhapsody gets the idea from the Superman comic, and I point this out.  Besides, if Rhapsody is going to cite a musical inspiration, I'd rather have her cite Lady Gaga than the Walmart version of Cher).

So, no, Midler, mermaid in a wheelchair is not yours and never was.  You may go back to being irrelevant now.
Tags: art, did not do the research, fandom wank, i'm such a bitch, just play music, lord hear our prayer, sound waves, stupidity
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