They can’t all be gems

They can’t all be gems, but one would hope that they could at least be spit-shined to opaqueness.  In the decades not long enough past, there was a modestly spread phenomenon known as the family band.  Usually, they came into being as  a sub-sect of a branch of North American organized religion.  On one extreme, you’d find the Partridge Family.  On the other,  this…..

You are perfectly within your right to run screaming into the streets.