Saturday, August 22, 2009

Easy Questions

How many kids can identify a Komogator before it chews their asses off the way Hive kids can? Do they know what you call that arch between a woman's legs when she stands with her legs apart and why all women don't have it? Have they seen houses that look like music and heard jazz sung in Washington, D.C., clubs in the small hours of the morning? Can they see the space between animation and the real world? Can they run a river, pick a metal tray out of a tub of scalding water, speak five languages at once? Do they know what a credit default swap is? Can they find Iraq and Afghanistan on a map, even if the countries aren't labeled? Do they know the difference between a Palouse and an archeologist? Where the best museums in the world are? How to ride big bikes in the rain? What the flu formerly known as swine virus looks like? What impulses are and why they matter? And can they freeze for one split second when they dance to let the world glide by?

4 comments:

Tom Manoff said...

The Dark Ages.

Come inside as the monks once did. Bring the manuscripts, the minstrels and the gypsies (half the minstrels right there.) Let the masses dance like barbarians, but inside the monastery, keep the axis mundi from no more than it's circular tilt.

Tom Manoff said...

Bring the actors, please. Not that you all aren't in the show.

GirlfromtheBronx said...

And will they know that a woman under the influence can steal your white bread? Or that Fast Eddie and Bubbles are kissing cousins? And how to salsa like there's no tomorrow?

Decidere said...

No fair stealing episodes from "What's My Line".