Archive for June, 2005

Concrete Donkey for sale!

Advert cut from newspaper: Concrete donkey for garden, 3ft high, painted brown and white, cost £70, sell £30
It is a mark of my utterly skewed priorities that, on reading my local freesheet, I considered buying this concrete donkey, until it occurred to me that it’d be a bugger to get in and out of the car.

Nevertheless, a three foot brown and white concrete donkey would look pretty cool.

The best things about “The Yes Men”

I thoroughly enjoyed my DVD of “The Yes Men” yesterday, because:

  • It is a perfect example of detournement in situationist thinking: exposing the society of the spectacle via an even greater, more ridiculous spectacle
  • It did so using poo and willy gags
  • The activists could only have met, worked together and set up their pranks because of the Internet
  • It reminded me that most Americans are not bible-thumping money-worshipping solipsistic buffoons (it’s been three years and the re-election of George Dubya since I’ve been to the U.S., so I needed reminding)
  • Much of what they were saying is absolutely correct.