7th July 2012
Link reblogged from Talking of Michelangelo with 1 note
And yet they forgot my personal favorite:
“‘Don’t tell me art is dying!’
‘Art who?’ said Paul.”
Oh! But let us not forget that it is America’s -air quote- *Birthday*, so without further ado I give you this:
“A lot of the nonsense was the innocent result of playfulness on the
part of the founding fathers of the nation of Dwayne Hoover and
Kilgore Trout. The founders were aristocrats, and they wished to show
off their useless education, which consisted of the study of hocuspocus from ancient times. They were bum poets as well.
But some of the nonsense was evil, since it concealed great crimes.
For example, teachers of children in the United States of America
wrote this date on blackboards again and again, and asked the
children to memorize it with pride and joy: 1492
The teachers told the children that this was when their continent was
discovered by human beings. Actually, millions of human beings were
already living full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492. That
was simply the year in which sea pirates began to cheat and rob and
So it goes America?