Friday Ephemera
Vacuity and Consensus

Premature Detonation

The recent article on Carolyn Guertin and her postmodern ‘scholarship’ continues to attract some interesting comments, and the broader subject may be worth revisiting. Thanks to all those who’ve made contributions towards the upkeep of this site. Much appreciated. With luck, I’ll soon be penning this from a bejewelled armchair, in a castle made of gold. Meanwhile, a little more grim absurdity seems in order. Via Jawa, I stumbled across this clip of Jeff Dunham and Achmed. It made me laugh, quite a lot. I think it’s the eyebrows that did it. I do hope finding this funny doesn’t make me a bad person. Answers on a postcard, please.

And, for not dissimilar reasons, this may also amuse. 



If it makes you a bad person, then I'm one too. I never heard of this guy before, so thank you.

As you say, the eyebrows are a beautiful touch, but so are the lidless staring eyes; the corkscrewing twitch when he says "I kill you!", and the increasingly strangulated way he says it. It starts out as the full phrase, but he is forced to use it so often it becomes devalued and ends up little more than a shriek of anger and frustration. Perfect.

This is the way to defeat the 'cult of death'. Laugh at them.

The madly staring eyes remind me of the artwork from BIG TRAIN's ' World Stare-out Championship'.

David Thompson

I think it was Martin Luther who said, “The devil, that proud sprite, cannot abide being mocked.” Which sort of relates to this article:

Humourless puritans please take note.

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