Sunday, March 11, 2007

Blue Notebook №10

Don't believe people who liken the mind to a microprocessor. The mind is associative in nature, not computational. For whatever reason, I find the writing style of certain bloggers to be reminiscent of Daniil Kharms, the (somewhat) well know Russian surrealist and absurdist writer.

One of my favorites, titled same as my post, translated by me:
There was a certain red-haired man, who didn't have eyes and ears. He didn't have hair either, so he was called red-haired hypothetically.
He could not speak since he had no mouth. He didn't have a nose either.
He didn't even have arms and legs. And he didn't have a stomach, and he didn't have a back, and he didn't have a spine, and no innards. There was nothing there. So it's not clear about whom we're speaking.
Perhaps we better not speak about it any more.


Blogger Tobie said...

I love it!

March 12, 2007 1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dream is to be an absurdist writer.

March 12, 2007 6:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my blog?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
It's based on the fact that I'm bored at work,
But I hate my job, I would rather be an absurdist writer,
An absurdist writer!

It's the sad sad story of an angst ridden man
And his sheitel wearing wife doesn't understand.
He spends his days working for XXX,
It's a steady job but he wants to be an absurdist writer,
An absurdist writer!

It's a thousand posts, give or take a few,
I'll be writing more in an hour or two.
I can make it longer if you like the style,
I can change it round but I would rather be an absurdist writer,
An absurdist writer!

If you really like it you can have the rights,
You could get a million hits overnight.
But you must be careful it may give you doubts
I need a break, I would rather be an absurdist writer,
An absurdist writer!

March 12, 2007 7:46 AM  
Blogger e-kvetcher said...


Damn, you're good! Please post this on your blog. It deserves a much broader audience.

March 12, 2007 8:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, if you insist!

March 12, 2007 8:12 AM  
Blogger Miri said...

I totally agree. that almost rivals Tobie's Raven parody.

hee that's awesome!

March 12, 2007 3:47 PM  

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