Thursday, November 19, 2009

a nihilist at heart


everything is irrelevant
except for really cute animals
the nihilist people's party

i think because notes from underground is my go-to book when i want to wallow in darkness with an overtone of mania, i've got a soft spot for nihilism. tho' i do realize that notes from underground is a cautionary tale against nihilism. this soft spot for nihilism meant that on tuesday, when it came time to vote in my municipality and regional election, which i get to do, despite not being a citizen of denmark, i ticked off the nihilistic people's party, just for fun. and because they had the best campaign posters.

6 comments:

Polly said...

cute animals do matter. there may be some other relevant things in the world but for now cute animals win

I love your ode to common things (which I missed because I was still in the jet-lag trans) it made me feel a little better about loving things myself

Suecae Sounds said...

Excellent. I love these kinds of humorous campaigns. Takes the breath out of the more stupefying political campaigns out there.

smith kaich jones said...

"i ticked off the nihilistic people's party, just for fun. and because they had the best campaign posters." ~

I think that's how Obama got elected over here. Definitely nothing to do with experience or good ideas, as we are reminded every day.

:) Debi

Char said...

i'm glad to hear the nilist have reformed enough not to club baby seals. that's a long way.

good thing the other party didn't put clive owens on their poster or i would be voting for them.

The Fragrant Muse said...

I haven't read notes from underground and I don't know what nihilism is.

But I do have a soft spot for baby seals and pink is a great color against my fair skin so I, too, would have voted for them. I'm just that political.

Bee said...

That poster is SO funny.
One year in Texas we had Kinky Friedman (the Jewish singing cowboy and all-around hilarious and irreverent person) running for Governor. His campaign material was great; although, frankly, I would have voted for him anyway.