Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Walter Benjamin Cooks it Up

If you found The Arcades Projecta laugh riot, and if you regard "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" as sublime comedy, then you should check out the stuff Walter Benjamin came up with while blasted on hashish:

"When someone has done something good, then perhaps that good deed becomes the eye of a bird."

"I'd like to be transformed into a mouse mountain: Parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus."

"All colors take their rise from the snow--you must have regard for the colors."
Potheads are funny. Stoned intellectuals are sublimely funny. I can see WB and Hannah Arendt passing the bowl, imagining the invention of Doritos.

[quoted passages from the May 2006 issue of Harper's]

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