Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rain, rain, rain....

Seems' all of Virginia is flooding...  So today we just kicked back and did nothing but watch it rain.
In the mean time, If we're still here, we may take a run to D.C.
This should be interesting... All our Right Wings Friends will probably not see it the same way. Of course, they don't see much as we do.
That's alright... Tolerance is a good thing.

This guy cracks us up —

We've all heard of John Stewart... the guy the kids like so much... the guy that lots of folks actually watch in order to better understand what is going on in the world today...  the guy that some trust more than they do the conventional/unconventional purveyors of world news... isn't that crazy?
Not so much—
More inside...

Not that anyone remembers, or cares, but this particular variety of satire has been around for decades, probably has changed our world, politically, many times...

Cut from Wikipedia.

Dada or Dadaism is a cultural movement that began in Zürich, Switzerland, during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1922.[1] The movement primarily involved visual arts, literaturepoetry, art manifestoes, art theorytheatre, and graphic design, and concentrated its anti-war politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in art through anti-art cultural works. Its purpose was to ridicule what its participants considered to be the meaninglessness of the modern world. In addition to being anti-war, dada was also anti-bourgeois and anarchistic in nature.
Dada activities included public gatherings, demonstrations, and publication of art/literary journals; passionate coverage of art, politics, and culture were topics often discussed in a variety of media. The movement influenced later styles like the avant-garde and downtown music movements, and groups including surrealism, Nouveau réalisme, pop art, Fluxus and punk rock.

Sound familiar?

Another good example...


  1. Yes Folks. Switzerland has some interesting history !
    Ticino, South of the Alps claims Herman Hesse as a former resident. Where he composed and wrote Steppenwolf. Ascona, Lake Magiorre had an Art/hippy Colony in the 1920's. Safe travels folks.

  2. Hey Tim,
    See if you can find one of those Dada dudes in Switzerland... Like to hear their take on the whole mess.
    Hope life is good.
    Take care,

    Ps; How's Timmy and Sophie?