WEBSITE OF THE WEEK: Nietzsche Family Circus
I don’t know if this is taking place in any other part of the world, but here in the U.S. of A. virtually every newspaper has featured a daily cartoon entitled “the Family Circus.” Here is an example:
I hate this cartoon strip. Please note that I am using the word “hate” in reference to the Family Circus cartoon series. First, it isn’t funny. At most, it is merely cute, and cuteness doesn’t sustain any meaningful interest. Second, and more importantly, the Family Circus cartoon series represents – and works to reinforce and therefore perpetuate – just about every evil that slowly works to subvert American greatness. The cartoon strip champions mediocrity. It laughs at – and accepts – idiocy in thought, attitude and behavior.
The Nietzsche Family Circus pairs randomized Family Circus cartoons with randomized Friedrich Nietzsche quotes, and by doing so, not only is wonderful parody but brilliant and piercing satire, e.g. –
And, from my very limited and idiosyncratic viewpoint, the random parings are also very dada, which, for me, provides added value and elevates the Nietzche Family Circus to art.
And, as a bonus for my mate, Flinthart, here is a Family Circus cartoon quoting H.P. Lovecraft:
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