Tuesday, January 17, 2006

what's the matter with kansas?

First, Kansas approves the Intelligent Design curriculum and then Boog Highberger, mayor of Lawrence, declares a month dedicated to International Dadaism.

As part of the proclamation, Highberger will utter the “zimzim” phrase, from a poem by Dada founder Hugo Ball, the late German author and poet. The words have no meaning, which Highberger said is the point.

“I just think it is good to acknowledge that there is a place for chance and nonsense in every healthy lifestyle,” Highberger said.

Maybe there's some kind of balance there.