Friday, April 29, 2005

welcome to the sock puppet manifesto

after thirty minutes of searching for an adequite - and not already taken - blog name, i too have scumed to the world of blogging. And what a wonderous thing it is! Bits of life, reports and reviews, jokes, pics, political encounters, reflections and laments. who could ask for more?

Why the sock puppet manifesto? In an age of seriously stupid politics, we need to be stupidly serious. This is my attempt to let my inner sock puppet out. After all there is a little sock puppet in us all, and possibly even two.

why start blogging? in part due to the large number of friends already blogged on, and in part to the home internet connection - which makes it easier to do stuff like this. Oh and the proverbial 'spark' is due to thé FIONA MCGREGOR responding to my latest zine (moral terrorist) with quite a congratulatory remark, without the slightest mention of the grammar and spelling mistakes littered across the pages - good huh?!

ciao

4 comments:

gaylourdes said...

brilliant! but dave i love your spelling, and i anticipate that your creative spelling will only increase with every post. reading your writing without a spellcheck is like being alice in wonderland, where meaning is turned on its head, stretched laterally and every prefix and suffix extended into other realms of possibilities on the strength of a memory of a chesire cat smile... a fleeting glimpse -a wink- transmogrified into manifesto, a perfect genre for your ends, since it is at the limit at which we speak, it can no more represent than imitate or demonstrate our desires, and yet there is something there, something in the bits of life, reflections and laments that signals another thread, another end-not-ending that is in the business of keeping these ideas in currency...

lou said...

hmm. name reminds me of the dizzy days of the (imaginary) ASS WAR organisation, and our protest spokesperson, The Counter Hegemonic Sock. as in 'talk to the hand'. The sock had a name too, but i can't remember it.

puppet said...

you sexy fox liz, with those words i my face burns red. (though i thought the spelling was perfect)

Justin said...

i can in no way comment with the depth of literary allusion evident in liz's.
but, i appreciated the spelling mistakes in that zine because they were indicative of you. (make of that what you will, LOL)

I also really liked your academic style of writing, even with some grammatical mistakes you write with a reasonable amount of clarity, which heaps of people don't.

I can do a proper discourse analysis of it if you want...