Marie sent me this characteristically droll and precious book of fragile Japanese ephemera. Inside a delicate wrapping which looks like a catechism or a primer, is a comic book for which Marie has supplied helpful translations.

There's a lot of this going around.

There's always someone with a ready diagnosis and it usually involves cortical conditioning...

Deeper and deeper into the psyche we go...

Ah, yes, the old culprit Incontinent Nostalgia, a failure of the sphincter which controls the memory bladder. In four short panels Marie has delineated the symptoms and probable cause of the spiritual crisis of our age. Her next book presumably deals with the cure. Thank you, Marie....

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 1, 2011 at 3:17pm
At first I thought David's Jackie Onassis comment was complete Staffordian satire. But you know what? It actually works for me mostly. A found Japanese text with found English dialog added. Marie, you truly never cease to amaze me.
Comment by Bifidus Jones on August 1, 2011 at 2:54pm
Incontinent nostalgia--love it. great work Marie. thanks for posting, David
Comment by Marie Wintzer on August 1, 2011 at 10:35am

your DVS trap worked ;-))

 

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 1, 2011 at 5:49am
I would also refer you to ARISTOTLE Onassis, which might solve the Neo-Platonic quagmire you didn't completely resolve, David. But seriously - great post and another conceptual masterpiece from MW.
Comment by David Stafford on August 1, 2011 at 5:33am
For the moment we are....Entertaining Mr. Sloane
Comment by David Stafford on August 1, 2011 at 5:33am
I have a feeling our friend DeVillo will be weighing in soon on this one....
Comment by David Stafford on August 1, 2011 at 5:31am

Oh, you have made a grave mistake in assuming the texts to be different. This a Brion Gysin moment of synchronous intermingling in which two truths go out walking in separate hemispheres but fall in love with the same cloud because it resembles Jackie Onassis.

 

Comment by Marie Wintzer on August 1, 2011 at 5:23am

Thanks for blogging this, David! The text is of course from a completely different book, I have no idea what it is they are actually talking about.

From hypochondriac to hypochondriac ;-))

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