Archive for November 3rd, 2012

by lizard

Inspired by bad lip reading this morning, I’ve been thinking about the absurd. More specifically, I’ve been wondering if the absurd helps keep language agile, healthy even. Much of our language is diseased. Can the absurd provide insight into our national spectacle?

Below the fold, I offer my poetic riff on the above clip, and a poem by Michael Robbins, a very weird poet who successfully pulls off using pop culture in his book of poems, ALIEN VS PREDATOR.

This last weekend before AMERICA CHOOSES! let the absurd make a little bunker for your heart. Enjoy!

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