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Now that’s what I call culture

Two delightfully silly things, no doubt with strangely profound cultural over- or do I mean undertones attached to them if only I could think of them, are to be found linked to and exhibited at 2Blowhards today. There are singing horses (be sure, as Michael says, to click on the various horses), and there is the Americanised Mona Lisa.

Alice agrees. (And while you’re there check out her libertarian defence of the Stone Age – press “HOME” on the left if you are doing this so soon that the Blogger archiving idiocy blots it out because it’s the newest posting – google are you listening? I’m bored with libertarian arguing, so I haven’t commented on this, but all those still excited by libertarian arguing should comment away.) Alice and I also seem to agree that the LOTRhymes rappers aren’t so good. Personally I dislike rapping and am also Bored of the Rings, as the pun goes, never having been that excited by them in the first place, so I think it’s a LOT of cRap.

But the horses are great, as is the ML’s new cleavage.

7 comments to Now that’s what I call culture

  • Brian: the singing horses are superb! Couldn’t stop laughing… it’s been a long and busy day and this was perfect.

  • Antoine Clarke

    your lack of taste in literature (LOTR and Rand) is as shocking as your taste in rugby teams and haute cuisine.
    I will look at the horses though…

  • Elizabeth

    The horses are so much fun! My kids wouldn’t let me close it!
    I’m thrilled to have linked through a link to a Rational Parenting blog!
    Occasionally I find rap comical, but usually boring. I heard the number 1 song in Germany is making fun of Americans “Whatever” – but can’t find a link to it anywhere.
    Lord of the Rings is FANTASTIC and so is Rand! hehe
    … and sometimes it’s good to take a break from politics. Below is a funny not made up by me…
    Jim and Mary were both patients in a Mental Hospital. One day, while they were walking past the hospital’s swimming pool, Jim suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank like a stone to the bottom and stayed there. Mary promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled Jim out.

    When the medical director became aware of Mary’s heroic act, he immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as he now considered her to be mentally stable.

    When he went to tell her the news, he said, “Mary, I have some good news & bad news. The good news is you’re being discharged because since you were able to jump in and save the life of another patient, I think you’ve regained your senses.”

    “The bad news is that Jim, the patient you saved, hung himself in the bathroom with the belt of his robe. I am so sorry, but he’s dead.”

    Mary replied, “He didn’t hang himself, I put him there to dry.”

  • Elizabeth

    After painfully searching… It might be old to you all already.
    How ever interestingly this guy is trying to portray Americans – this is TOO funny!

  • O'Brian

    Dean’s argument that the rebelliousness of youth culture has diminished with the implementation of the 60s agenda is a powerful stimulus to the perceived conformity of today.

    In addition one can add: the demographic bust has diminished the power of youth culture and is combined with a wholesale corporate commercialisation of music that has squeezed out the marketing of independents; the decline in educational standards that leaves the ‘youth of today’ less inclined to rebel; the rise of new forms of entertainment that are off the media radar but nevertheless attract the attention of today’s youngsters, whether it be dance music or the internet; the Ugly Rumour that Blair was a guitarist and that as we become Europeanised, our tastes conform to the standards set for the Eurovision song contest.

    Take your pick!

  • O'Brian

    Oops, sorry!. Meant for the David Carr post above. At least it’s about culture!