Wednesday, December 03, 2008

midwest life

collage by me

I am not one who was born,


in possession of knowledge;

I am one who is fond of antiquity,

and earnest in seeking it there.

Confucious



14 comments:

tut-tut said...

Lots to think about . . . The video reminds me of The Prisoner tv series, but outside, in.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

That’s a fabulous video. I wish I had paid more attention when I studied French; however, visually, for some reason the video reminds me of the Existentialism of Albert Camus.

Squirrel said...

Love the colllage --been meaning to get back to doing them... working on an Obama one.

didn't get the vid to come up--which is odd --yours always come up. I'll try back in the morning.



I've been crappy flu feverish sick lately (during which I fell and hurt myself -d'oh) so all I do is play on the computer and read.

I ordered Ben hecht on kindle last nite and am reading "A Thousand Afternoons in Chicago" --very good stories... He kind of reminds me of John McNulty, who I love, but not really... John is more... street smarty & quick.

R.L. Bourges said...

cool collage (love the little kid playing in the sand, reminds me of Jules Vernes, for some reason.)

the vid must have been fun to make, I bet.

And Confucius. Ah, Confucius (would Confucius do vids nowadays? sing the hexagrams in rap? hm...let me think about that...)

best

Megan said...

Love the ball rolling over and picking up sand.

Le collage est très intéressant.

Can't believe how much French I've lost since I stopped studying it. Must re-apply!

Coffee Messiah said...

t & t: I am not a number, I am a free man ; (

nick: I know, no french or any other language but a few bits and pieces of espanol, but I truly enjoy all types of music.

squirrel: I'm just starting again and plan to make more again.

Hope UR feeling better.

Ben Hecht also wrote for hollywood. I bet the Chicago stories are quite good. George Ade wrote some interesting and funny stories about Chicago "Stories Of Streets and Town" which were taken from articles he wrote for one of the Chicago papers at the time.

I'll have to check out JM ; )

rlb: It did look like fun and was so like the Prisoner as T & T mentioned, hence my liking it.
Cheers back!

megan: If you haven't seen the Prisoner series from the 60-70s, you need to check it out.

Kurt said...

Ah, French pop music.

Great quote.

Squirrel said...

I want a bubble! I thought he'd get wedged between trees though...

mouse (aka kimy) said...

couldn't get the vid to play yesterday, no problem today (can never figure out if it's a blogger prob or youtube prob when that happens)

anyhow loved the tune - although I wish it had subtitles (even if they were in french - my reading skills are much better than my auditory skills in terms of understanding)

along with triggering thoughts of the prisoner, it also reminds me of how w has often been referred to as bubble boy!

counting down to jan 20th!!! do you think can we indict him and cheney after jan 20th for war crimes?

simstone said...

I like that collage.

I didn't mean to scare you away with my recent posts ... just something I needed to write.

Mark said...

Very good, thanks for sharing.

Coffee Messiah said...

kurt: Hi ya!

squirrel: Looks like they've come a long ways from the Prisoner days....

kimy: As to gw, that he purchased a $3M home and we're i the condition we are in , in this country just goes to show. If nobody bothered doing anything with all that pack of thieves, I'm sure their tracks are covered down the road ; (

simstone: Thanks and no need to apologize for what you write about. That makes it worth the read to do what motivates you, right? ! ; )

mark: Thank You for coming by!

Squirrel said...

You could write a book of essays about various people you've met and interviewed???


George Ade doesn't ring a bell--I'll check him out today.

My fave McNulty is "This place on Third Ave" if you can't find it --I will send you a copy.

Coffee Messiah said...

squirrel: George Ade was famous for his Fables In Slang and where once his books went for plenty, now they can be found for a song and dance. My great-grandfather came on a boat from England with him, hence my finding out about him. His home is a few hours from here in indy-anna. When we moved we made an attempt to see it, but it was closed at the time. I need to try again.

I googled and saw something about a wall in NYC with Thurber drawings and others that was attempted to be saved in 2004. Wonder if it was?