Celestial Weasel (celestialweasel) wrote,
Celestial Weasel

Quantitative Weaselling

Quantitative weaselling means that I shall posting entries 27% more fatuous than hitherto.
Listening to excerpts from the sound track to Koyaanisqatsi from my 10 CD boxed set of the works of Philip Glass which I got for Christmas, I was struck again by the thought of the irony of a film, made no doubt using many of the facilities of our high-tech civilisation, implicitly criticising that civilisation. Also, I am always dubious of people quoting / using the Hopi - see this fine article

"Although manufacturers of ear candles often refer to them as "Hopi" ear candles, there is no such treatment within traditional Hopi healing practices. Vanessa Charles, public relations officer for the Hopi Tribal Council, has stated that ear candling "is not and has never been a practice conducted by the Hopi tribe or the Hopi people"."

Anyway, it struck me that instead of Hopi prophesies, the sound track could use fine traditional English expressions. 'Ooh, ee by gum lad' would fit in place of 'Koyaanisquatsi'. Or better still all the chants could come from well known British TV sitcom catch phrases, with Corporal Jones's well known phrase being used instead... 'Don't like it up 'em, don't like it up 'em'.

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