4 June 2015, No. 99, Heatwave, ‘Beat Your Booty’

I don’t agree with the parenting strategies this song advocates, but I don’t intend to parent anyone, so it doesn’t matter much what I think. Plus, if standup comedians are good indicators of cultural norms, answers to the question of whether or not parents should beat their children seem to divide along racial lines, and white people are all like, “Don’t do it,” so maybe that’s what’s at work here. At any rate (and at No. 99), Heatwave will “Beat Your Booty” if you ain’t been doin’ your duty. So act right.