Sunday, August 12, 2007

Tuakau

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty bourgeois.

10:28 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hasn't anyone got anything better to say than everything is "bourgeois"! it seems to be the standard comment on this blog!

12:11 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's coz its bourgeois

2:55 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thing is, the sign on the right doesn't say 'Don't drink here', it says 'No drinking here'. That's a different kettle of fish, isn't it? It's not enough to be somewhere else, and hence not drinking in the carpark - one must be in the carpark, 'twenty four hours', 'day and night', *actively* not drinking. 'No drinking' - that's an activity, like not looking. Right?

3:22 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or is it the case that the sign is an advertisement, that it is saying that the activity of 'No drinking' takes place here, day and night, and that one come and observe, or even - if I'm not going too far - join in the activity of 'no drinking'?

3:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the secret is surely
in
th
dialectic
be
tween
th
two
signs

- David Mitchell, 'Horses'

3:29 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'the sign on the right doesn't say 'Don't drink here', it says 'No drinking here'

In fact, it deosn't say either.
Although I suppose you could carry on about how not consuming liquor was an activity if you really wanted to...

JK

3:34 pm  
Blogger Richard Taylor said...

Yes - there is an explicit command there - on the wall to BE THERE - NOT drinking (or at least NOT consuming) alcohol - 24 HOURS A DAY.

This is rather a dire and draconian injunction and is typical of working class pubs.

Useless because most people there wouldn't be able to read it. Or pissing against the pub wall, or entering or exiting the pub or their cars, drunk or other, they would not bother to read it.

But most of these fascist injunctions are directed at people who cannot understand them - or wont bother to read them - so that if they violate them - they have no excuse - as ignorance is no excuse - nor should it be.

The guiltiest are those uncountable millions who DO understand this injunction - have never and probably will NEVER read it - but have chosen for whatever obscure and illicit reasons - NOT to be there NOT consuming alcohol - these are indeed worthy of Dante's innermost rings of Hell and all its cold or burning torments.

3:38 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

monkeys eat nuts, but only marxists eat the leaves. Keith.

4:56 pm  

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