Tuesday, April 01, 2008

An April Fool's Gift

I have to thank NPR's ATC for writing my post tonight. It's an April Fool's spoof piece that is painfully apt:

How perfect that the set up is a composer who's genre is subminimalism. Where have we seen subminimalism before? (Reporters who can't count to a million? Or who can't remember history?)
I love that the fictional composer's latest masterpiece is composed of one note. Puts me in mind of news that has one note.) And finally, how perfect that no matter the instrument (Simon, Inskeep, Siegel, etc.) it's always the same note, and a flat one at that!

5 comments:

Porter Melmoth said...

NPR even fails in the parody department. This supposedly harmless joshing actually sounds like a fascist tract against an avantgarde artist, in the form of a 'joke', but akin to how the mediocre-minded Nazis classified certain composers in the 1930s, branding their music as 'entartete' or 'degenerate'.

Oh, but surely that isn't what they had in mind. Right? We intellectuals were supposed to be chuckling with superior-minded authority, what with our ability to recognize all the innuendos and subtleties in this gentle satire.

Me? Well, I know of hogs who spew cleaner vomit.

big!pink!fuzzy!bunny! said...

Every day's April Fool's Day at NoPR McNews! honk! honk!

Jonathan Sibley said...

//Well, I know of hogs who spew cleaner vomit.//

You are such a pretentious little ass that pretentious-ass people look at you and say, "God Damn! That guy is a pretentious little ass."

Jonathan Sibley said...

//Well, I know of hogs who spew cleaner vomit.//

You are such a pretentious little ass that pretentious-ass people look at you and say, "God Damn! That guy is a pretentious little ass."

Jonathan Sibley said...

//Well, I know of hogs who spew cleaner vomit.//

You are such a pretentious little ass that pretentious-ass people look at you and say, "God Damn! That guy is a pretentious little ass."