Tuesday, January 08, 2008

'Read a book and resurrect yourself'

This reminds me of some of the stunts that the self-styled 'cultural terrorist' Hamish 'Panama Hat' Dewe used to pull - or talk about pulling.

Comrade Dewe would never diddle a kiddy out of her Xmas present, of course, but 'Read a book and resurrect yourself' is a very Hamish slogan (I suppose the book would have to be one by Ezra Pound or Louis Althusser or some other inscrutable modernist, rather than the latest Harry Potter).

I remember a Hamish plan to scatter thousands of $0 notes - each identical to a $100 note, except that the first two digits had been removed - in Queen St, and also a plot to write a long and rambling letter about being lost at sea on a crumpled, sweaty piece of paper, insert it in an aged bottle, and leave it floating in the swimming pool of the Epsom squire who lived over the fence from our block of flats. 'It's about warping reality', Hamish used to say from under that panama hat, in between sips of Ouzo...

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Comrade Dewe would ever diddle a kiddy out of her Xmas present, of course'

he would and he did.

4:35 pm  
Anonymous Atniga said...

Nice blog dude. :)

11:54 pm  
Blogger Richard Taylor said...

Do you think Dewe -of the Panama hat - send the letter in question! The conceptual devil!

It might have been a bit of a sad story - except that it was reported by Fox News.

PS Required reading for a Fox News reporter: "Garbage/ more garbage/ Hitler's works/ rubbish/ drivel/ more drivel/ and anything by Billy Graham, the Klu Klux Klan or Goebbels..."

12:00 am  

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