Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Correspondence Continued

I got another one of those emails from a new reader who is confused about how I write about supposedly high brow topics, but then swear or post about object sex or pirates.

Listen, I don't consider this blog particularly high brow, nor intellectual. I remember hearing that the Monty Python guys, or at least one of them, were asked why they make poop and fart jokes when they also do high brow jokes about, you know, for example, Nietzsche or Latin verb conjugation.

The response was something like "Our only criteria is whether it's funny. High or low brow isn't important. Poop jokes have been, are, and always will be funny."

Something similar applies in this space, except it's not about funny. It's about what fascinates, intrigues, or upsets me. Sometimes that's Plato. Sometimes it's transvestites having sex with dogs in a castle moat. Buy the ticket, take the ride.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The middle brow. THAT's what you are missing. dave.s.

Anonymous said...

Gee all this time I was certain you were Unabrow.

Mrs. P

The Ancient said...

FLG --

You have an unwarranted inferiority complex. (Or perhaps you don't and it's all shtick.)

In any event, best, etc.

 
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