except of course that these poets and artists are hardly celebrated by
those in the armed forces. it would be the uss Bono. but your sentiment
On Jul 2, 2006, at 11:15 PM, Eric Dymond wrote:
> Pall Thayer wrote:
>> I like it. Make it happen.
>> On 2.7.2006, at 21:03, Eric Dymond wrote:
>>> Now this is a small proposal.
>>> What would happen if the American Armed forces renamed their ships,
>>> tanks and missles after poets and artists that they celebrate. The
>>> same rule would have to apply to the other world powers.
>>> What was the USS Enterprise becomes the USS Georgia O'Keefe.
>>> Let's substitute the USS Saratoga for the USS William Carlos
>>> And the USS Yorktown becomes the USS John Cage.
>>> The UK would have to sunbsitute the HMS Bath for the HMS Samuel
>>> The HMS Caldwell would become the HMS Damien Hirst.
>>> The HMS Brighton becomes the HMS Lucien Freud.
>>> The French Navy of course would have to follow with:
>>> The Cassard becomes the Blaise Cendrars
>>> And the Jean Bart becomes the Roland Barthes.
>>> Now imagine them meeting on the open seas and instead of exchanging
>>> gunfire and hostility they engage in poetic analysis, the meaning
>>> of time and chronology in a world imploded by technology.
>>> Then we'd have some reason to celebrate our investment in the
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>> Pall Thayer
> and imagine a Sherman/Patton tank renamed the Andy Whorol Tank coming
> against an enemy. Andy says " I like your flank " and the respondent
> is left speechless but happy with their own body. Or a Hercules
> Helicopter renamed a Rauschenberg Helicopter " can we just take the
> mess we've made and build something lasting?"
> hopefully, but it is really a semiotoc thing, and I just don't get it,
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