Boneless and Economical Notes and Illustrations

Firenze - 19/01/2019 : 19/02/2019

Mostra collettiva degli artisti Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen, Steinar Haga Kristensen, Marius Engh.

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arje Eikanger Gullaksen, Steinar Haga Kristensen and Marius Engh


BONELESS AND ECONOMICAL
NOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS


Islands in the stream

That is what we are

No one in-between

How can we be wrong

Sail away with me to another world

And we rely on each other, HA-HA

From one lover to another, HA-HA



- Barry Gibb, Maurice Ernest Gibb and Robin Hugh Gibb, Islands in the Stream, 1983





One day Nasruddin’s neighbor, a notorious miser, came by to announce he was throwing a party for some friends. Could he borrow some of Nasruddin’s pots? Nasruddin didn’t have many but said he was happy to lend whatever he had. The next day the miser returned, carrying Nasruddin’s three pots, and one tiny additional one. “What’s that?” asked Nasrudddin. “Oh, that’s the offspring of the pots. They reproduced during the time they were with me.” Nasruddin shrugged and accepted them, and the miser left happy that he had established a principle of interest. A month later Nasruddin was throwing a party, and he went over to borrow a dozen pieces of his neighbor’s much more luxurious crockery. The miser complied. Then he waited a day. And then another … On the third day, the miser came by and asked what had happened to his pots. “Oh, them?” Nasruddin said sadly. “It was a terrible tragedy. They died.



- David Graeber, "Debt: The First 5,000 Years”, 2011





THE LOBSTER AND THE CAN OF CORNED BEEF

WHICH DOCTOR FAUSTROLL WORE ROUND HIS NECK

Fable



To A.-F. Hérold



A can of corned beef, chained like a lorgnette,

Saw a lobster pass by which resembled her fraternally.

He was armoured with a hard shell

On which was written that inside, like herself, he was free of bones,

(Boneless and economical);

And beneath his curved tail

He was probably hiding a key with which to open her.

Lovestricken, the sedentary corned beef

Declared to the little automobile can of living potted meat

That if he would deign to become acclimatised,

By her side, in the world’s shop-windows,

He should be decorated with several gold medals.



- Alfred Jarry, Exploits and Opinions of Dr. Faustroll, Pataphysician, 1898