The Postmodern Vision – Burning Down The House We Live In

    Melati Suryodarmo (b. in 1969 in Surakarta, Indonesia, lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany) performes EXERGIE- Butter dance, an older piece but shown for the first time at Lilith. 20 blocks of butter in a square on the black dance carpet. Suryodarmo enters the space, dressed in a black tight dress and red high heels. She steps on the pieces of butter. She starts to dance to the sound of indonesian shamanistic drums. She dances and falls, hitting the floor hard, rising, and continuously being on the verge of standing, slipping and falling in the butter. After twenty minutes Suryodarmo rises one last time, covered in butter, and leaves the space.

    You Tube Description of “Butter Dance”.

    When Physicist Alan Sokal had finally heard enough of the postmodern intellectual twaddle such as the YouTube video above, he opted to detonate a stupidity bomb that would wipe out the intellectual respect accorded to Postmodern Thought. He wrote a hoax academic paperHe wrote an article entitled “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity.”

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    “Letting the Days Go By” [Special Bart Stupak (D, MI-01) Edition]

    This was picked in honor of Representative Stupak’s fierce crusading hearing against the evils of… bottled water*. My wife mocked this one, and she doesn’t do politics. Anyway: Talking Heads-Once in a Lifetime Once In A Lifetime, Talking Heads Moe Lane *Seriously. Although I should note that Stupak’s fellow-Democrats weren’t taking this as such, themselves, given that he was pretty much the only one there | Read More »