Wednesday, April 15, 2009

OK, This is All Really Just a Brilliant Dada Satire, Right?


A father and son dressed in patriotic costumes join in a "tea party" demonstration in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, DC. Coast-to-coast demonstrations against US President Barack Obama's big-spending economic stimulus package are promised for the day that is also the deadline for filing federal income tax returns. (AFP/Karen Bleier)


So completely and utterly nonsensical, and such a tangled weave of disconnected metaphors and half-grasped concepts! I mean... honestly... I'm totally impressed. Hats off to the radical performance artists who pulled off this ingenious nationwide hoax, because there's no way these people are serious.

UPDATE: OK, so I'm looking at this picture again this morning (Thursday), and I'm still all totally WTF? Look around at other photos of these moronic "protests," and you'll see a lot of signs that don't really make sense, but at least you can kinda tell what these people think they're saying. But the above? Total and complete non-sequitur.

13 comments:

FranIAm said...

I was sort of waiting for Karen Finley and some tea bags going into or out of one of her orifices.

smapdi said...

They got rained on without Pat Robertson praying for it.

HarrySTruman2 said...

My they are a clever bunch of sh*theads aren't they?

Jim said...

Fluxus look like pikers next to these teabaggers!

FranIAm said...

Where are the punctuation police when you need them?

Join, or die?

Now there is an imperative for you. The pause refreshes, I suppose.

Madduane said...

I feel weird saying this, but I kind of get what these guys are saying. One of 'em is being all secessionist/ 10th amendment-y, a la Rick Perry's press conference yesterday (or was it the day before), and the other one is worried about us trying to pay for the economic stimulus by printing fake money.

Not saying I agree, but weird as they are, I know what they're trying to say.

Matty Boy said...

I'm with madduane on this one. I'm not in love with huge deficits and increasing the money supply, either, but I didn't see these people in the streets for the huge deficits Bush ran up or when he decided the executive branch could rescue AIG without the legislative branch getting involved.

This might be the start of a movement, but I doubt it. From what I've seen from my students, white people today are lazy and easily distracted. Also, they are going to find out what the countless millions of protesters around the world found out in 2003 when they marched in the streets before the U.S. invaded Iraq. Governments aren't listening.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Matt and Matt: I believe you are correct. But, again: so unclear!

dguzman said...

I haz a cornfusion.

Karen Zipdrive said...

I'm with FranIAm-
That guy needs to be put on a comma diet.

Anonymous said...

I like the comma. It's non-modern, that's all. A semi-colon would have been even better: JOIN; or DIE.

Karen Zipdrive said...

How about:

"Join...or; die!!!!!!!"

I think there should be a punctuation exam to anyone who tries to buy poster board and markers at the same time.

Fran said...

These people are mad as hell over the failed Bush policies & are not going to take it anymore.

Just running a wee bit late......

My fav was a 76 year old lady who fears Obama's socialist programs.

She probably goes home, gets her Social Security check, medicare prescriptions, and free lunch at the Senior center. Damned Socialists!!!