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The Captain And Tennille Breakup Unleashes The Puns Of Twitter

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 11:44 AM

After 39 years together, the pop duo The Captain & Tennille are getting divorced.	After 39 years together, the pop duo The Captain & Tennille are getting divorced.

For a certain type of person who grew up in 1970's, today's been a difficult day of truth: The Captain & Tenille -- the kitschy pop duo best known for hits like "Muskrat Love" and "Love Will Keep Us Together" -- are getting divorced.

 

 

As the soul-rattling news shakes Twitter to the bone, many seem unable to cope with the idea that Toni Tennille (who's real name is Cathryn Antoinette Tenille) and the Captain (Daryl Dragon) couldn't resolve their troubled marriage after 39 years together. (Really, if they can't make it work, what hope do the rest of us have?) Others, paralyzed with sadness, seem to only find solace and peace of mind in the healing power of laughter, simply jumping on some iteration on the same exact tired joke -- "I guess love won't keep them together" -- reading like an echo chamber of clever-by-half puns.

Here's just a sampling:

 

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