Wednesday Open Thread: It's International Girls Day
It's Day 318 of the Year 2018 CE
So, November 14, 2018 - for my reference if nothing else.
With Girls Day for a theme or topic, I got nuthin. I was taught to respect females, and have tried to always do so. Nonetheless, I'm a guy, a male raised in the US. I am really not one to speak on such matters or to speak to such matters. I have never been there. I have known many brilliant, talented an fantastic women, and that is all the more reason that I feel unqualified to address anything relating to women beyond that we're all humans and by rights, should be equals in all things. So, there is a real need for International Girls Day, and a real duty to headline it, but I'm going elsewhere with this.
It is also Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day That's something I can handle, though it can get to be a chore at times. At some early age I developed a sense or irony instead of a sense of humor. My favorite comedians were Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl and Dick Gregory, not a particularly jolly crew. I liked nonsense as much as the next person, but it was the sombre nonsense of Genet, Ionesco and that crew. All the same, I know that silliness is to be valued, because Wittgenstein said so, really:
Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.
Heh, Wittgenstein, such a clown.
So, apropos of nothing, except that I turned to my stash of massively miscellaneous whatever for inspirational help with this and found The Jolly Boys, and what could be more conducive to lightening up and loosening up than a group named The Jolly Boys?
So, always remember:
You are a fluke of the Universe.
You have no right to be here, and whether you can hear it or not,
The Universe is laughing behind your back.
-- Deteriorata --
Kick back, relax, laugh at yourself and be kind to each other.
(Image: author's photo of David's Renaissance, 2011, by Giuseppe Veneziano )
OK, it's an open thread, so go for it ...
Speaking of kicking back -- I will be kicked back in a grove of trees by the big water down along the coast and won't be here when this posts.