The Futility Artist

Cause & Effect for Dummies.

“I always wanted you to admire my fasting,” said the hunger artist.

“We do admire it,” said the overseer, affably.

“But you shouldn’t admire it,” said the hunger artist.

“Well then we don’t admire it,” said the overseer, “but why shouldn’t we admire it?”

“Because I have to fast, I can’t help it,” said the hunger artist.

Small crowd joins Cindy Sheehan-led Bush protest in Dallas [WFAA, via Think Progress]

Dueling protests square off near Bush’s Dallas home [Fort Worth Star-Telegram, via TP]


Nice literary sourcing there, Nojo. A random passage from Beckett’s Godot would have been my go-to existentialist choice.

I am heavily in favor of anything that shames George W. Bush. On the other hand, he has no shame, so this is windmill tilting of the silliest sort.

“this is going to be the protest event of the summer”…yeah, right. Just like Altamont was going to be the free rock concert of the year in 1969.

Check your sell-by date, Cindy.

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