Monday, July 19, 2010

How cultured are you?

When you hear the beginning of "Also Sprach Zarathustra", do you:

a.  Get ready for Elvis to take the stage and start playing "See See Rider"?
b.  Yell "Watch out, Dave!"
c.  Bemoan the abuse of Strauss for disco dance tracks.
d.  Contemplate the glories of classical music.
e.  Contemplate how Strauss saw himself as the super-man.
f.  Bemoan how latter day Supermen got hundreds of millions of people killed?
g. All of the above.
h.  Ask "what on earth is the prelude to Also Sprach Zarathustra?"


a, b.  Not very cultured.  Buy some yogurt.
c, d, e.  Moderately cultured.
f, g.  Very cultured.
h.  Get yourself to LA, you'll fit in there.

Q.   What's the difference between LA and yogurt?
A.  Yogurt has culture.


  1. You haven't heard "Also Sprach Zarathustra" until you've heard it played on power tools.

  2. I was going to help Palm Boy with this:

  3. Bike, that is much better.
    Although it persistently reminds me of 2001: A Space Odessey.