Dr. Joan Bushwell's Chimpanzee Refuge

Humor as a Dada Concept

An ancient National Lampoon once intoned “Fun is where you find it.” I have found this to be a useful rule to live by. The intersection of humor, Dada, and a vacationer armed with a digital camera can bring entertaining results.

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Clearly, these folks are fans of the Austin Powers movies, but it’s nice to see a little environmental responsibility and civic pride mixed in with your basic amorous dalliances.

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OK, the video tapes I can understand, but do you really need special shoes?

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“Do you get wafers with it?”

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And those associates would be Billy Joe, Earl, and Lerleen?

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“Right this way, we have the perfect seats for you and your wife, Mr. Gumby.”

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And the best waffles this side of Venice.

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“Business has improved considerably since we capitalized the ‘F’.”

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The town’s main attraction: World’s largest shower curtain.

And an extra spicy Mediterranean dish for anyone who gets the link between items 3 and 6 (a bit obscure indeed).

Comments

  1. #1 Saint Gasoline
    March 20, 2007

    Is the link supposed to be Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner? Could be a stretch. But the pancake sign resembles a sea-faring ship of some sort, the kind on which an ancient mariner would hang an albatross around his neck.

    Yes, I realize the bit about the extra spicy dish is probably a clue, but I like my link better!

  2. #2 RPM
    March 20, 2007

    About the “BarFlys” sign. Is the bar owned by a guy named BarFly? In which case, the sign should read “BarFly’s”. Or is it a place for bar flies? In which case, it should read “BarFlies”. Or is it a case when the plural form does not take the usual spelling adjustment because it’s a proper name? I’m confused.

  3. #3 Jim
    March 20, 2007

    You mean as confused as to why a gondola would be used as an emblem for a pancake house?

    The “ies” versus “ly’s” endings is probably what triggered my brain into seeing the F as lower case. One good mutation deserves another. And let’s face it, it would take a certain amount of guts to name your watering hole “Barfly’s”.

    Then again, Zappa did name his merchandising company Barfko-Swill.

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