Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Dada, evoking the spirits


D.K. Raed said...

so ... if history has any lessons, it's save those old 60's t-shirts for when the great cosmic wheel turns back 'round? Reminds me of "Everything Old is New Again" :

"Get out your white suit, your tap shoes and tails.
Let's go backwards when all else fails.
Movie stars you thought long dead
are now framed beside your bed.

Don't throw the past away.
You just might need it some rainy day.
Dreams can come true again
When everything old is new again!"

ps, looking askance at that article & raising my fist for Huey Newton, I'm wondering: is teaching a class on activism about how THEY did it (the panthers), or how it could be done today? ~~ D.K.

dada said...

--not sure what works today, D.K., but I take inspiration from whomever has the ganos to serve it up. Like these guys, whom I suspect may be responsible for putting J.Edgar in Depends for the remainder of his days.

We desperately need SOMEONE capable of stirring the imaginations of the masses. (Of course, I'm working on the assumption here that the masses HAVE imaginations, which I'm not sure is valid. Actually, that's not true--I'm sure--but they're burying so frickin' deep, it may take steamshovels working 24/7 more years than I have to uncover/inspire 'em.)

D.K. Raed said...

Hah! (wiping my eyes) ... well, MY imagination is now working overtime ... the image of J. Edgar wearing Depends underneath his best little black dress & feather boa -- priceless!

And may I say the fact that one could still even FIT into an old college t-shirt is impressive. If I were to pull out my 60's favorite (America--Change It or Burn It), if it even made down over my shoulders, I could probably go scuba-diving in it. One thing for sure, I'd need a pair of scissors to get it off. But not a bad item to have to wear til the end of days. Just have to hose it down every so often. (feh, these metaphors can bend one's head) ~~ D.K.

azgoddess said...

love the t-shirt!!

and dk -- if we can pull our youth away from the million channels on the bube-tube or the most popular video games

we might be able to see them involved in anything besides themselves...

i know even with my own children - i gently prod them to move away from the flickering screens...

D.K. Raed said...

agree, az. another welcome benefit of reduced tv time is reduction in ass size! except of course for those unfortunate ones whose ass is located on top of their heads. but they're mostly watching fox & so are safe in their little cocoons of non-reality. ~~ D.K.

dada said...

First of all--thanks az and D.K. Glad you like the shirt. But I have a confession to make. It's not an old college's a Black Panthers, circa 2005!

So instead of a "Small" or "Medium" like back in the college days, it's an X-Large. But then that's not so much because of increased girth with time (ahem) as it has to do with learning to dress more comfortably.

D.K. Raed said...

now dada, don't go spoiling the illusion! ~~ D.K.

meldonna said...

Hey Dada!

Just be glad it's only a single X and not a double or triple like some of us momos! But I suppose there are worst things than being a Full Figure Gal.