Twenty-five hundred years ago, two thousand years before Shakespeare, Western theatre was born in Athens, Greece. Between 600 and 200 BC, the ancient Athenians created a theatre. The two masks are the symbols for THEATRE. They are the comedy and tragedy masks that were worn in ancient Greece during the golden age, around 500 – 300 BC.
I was watching the classic Marx Brothers movie A Day at the Races last night for some desperately needed comic relief. Please somebody tell me this is all just an elaborately zany Marx Brothers movie we’re living in where everyone is marching and singing (in tune) and smiling to upbeat parade music…off to happy ever after land. Or, is it more like Greek Ground Hog Day…without Bill Murray!
I heard that a smart German Cuckoo Clock Manufacturer designed a clock where Angela Merkel comes out every hour on the hour to croon the same old song;
Es gibt kein Geld, non ci sono soldi, il n’y a pas d’argent, no hay dinero, THERE’S NO MONEY!
…and Barack Obama comes out every half hour wearing a burglar mask crooning back;
Dann rufen Sie uns Ihren Schmuck!, dateci i vostri gioielli!, ensuite nous donner vos bijoux!, que nos den sus joyas!, THEN GIVE US YOUR JEWELRY!
And we’re all sitting in the theatre laughing hysterically…as the brown shirts come parading in to strip us of all our watches, chains, trinkets and bobbles…and we just sit and stare at each other, unsure of which Janus Mask to wear.
We keep telling ourselves that we’re gonna pull through this and it will all be over soon, but it’s like a never ending train wreck. And it’s just you and me! The rest of the world pulled a Brave Heart Back Stab on us! (That’s the gut-wrenching scene where Mel pulls the helmet off the bad guy to find the good guy who screwed him!). Nothing worse my friends…nothing worse in the whole wide world then to think you have a friend, only to find she sold you out!
We had just such a friend here in the Hudson Valley. She came to us in her Constitution Dress…speaking Founder-Speak fluently; almost musically I’d say. I swear she spoke Jefferson as good as Jefferson…So we let her into our homes and welcomed her into our hearts. Do you know how fast a Neutrino travels? Faster than light…yup! That’s how fast our girl ripped her clothes off and jumped into the sack with the entire Ruling Class Football Team! Hell, she didn’t even have time to get her pictures out on her desk…that’s our Congresswoman!
How many times can they hold us up? WE should just keep our freakin hands in the air. They’ve even got our kids yellin’ “Give us your money!” now! Print the money, get some in our pocket, hold us all up! Print the money, get some in our pocket, hold us all up! We put the lime in the coconut…