Home     Writers     Op/Ed     Book Reviews     News     Bookstore     Photoshops     Submit     Search     Contact Us     Advertise  
  You are here: 

Fri

29

May

2009

Channeling...
Friday, 29 May 2009 05:18
by Jayne Lyn Stahl

Ever wonder what the great poets, philosophers, thinkers, and statesmen might have to say if we could interrupt their slumber, and ask them what they'd be doing were they to find themselves living anywhere on the planet today?

Here's a go at it:

James Joyce: "I'd be making independent films."

William Blake: "I'd learn how to play electric guitar, and write songs like Bob Dylan."

Walt Whitman: "I'd start my own Huffington Post, and blog constantly."

Arthur Rimbaud: "I'd be a pirate."

Fyodor Dostoyevsky: "I'd work for the LAPD."

Franz Kafka "I'd work for the State Department."

Marcel Proust: "I'd hide under a rock."

Bonaparte Napoleon: "I'd keep Proust company."

Friedrich Nietzsche: "I'd use condoms."

Benito Mussolini "I'd work for Amtrak."

John F. Kennedy: "I'd be a retired college English professor, and finishing my seventh novel."

Karl Marx: "I'd join Proust and Mussolini under that rock."

Garcia Lorca: "I'd probably be in a Cuban jail."

Allen Ginsberg: "I'd be in Obama's underwear singing no more nukes."

Peter the Great: "I'd be in Dick Cheney's pants."

Sigmund Freud: "I'd be searching for the Clinton cigar."

Mata Hari: "I'd be working Wall Street."

William Butler Yeats: "I'd still be getting rejection letters from The New Yorker."
More from this author:
Following in the Footsteps... (6135 Hits)
by Jayne Lyn Stahl The manic warriors, in Washington, are at it again, only now they've found someone who can manage more than one syllable at...
Worldwide Open Season on the Press (8709 Hits)
by Jayne Lyn Stahl On an otherwise quiet street in Istanbul, this morning, a 53 year old Turkish citizen of Armenian descent was gunned down...
On Hillary's announcement... (5215 Hits)
by Jayne Lyn Stahl You may have read the transcript of a speech given by George McGovern in The Nation last week in which he rightly...
An Open Letter to "The Decider" (5633 Hits)
by Jayne Lyn Stahl While the odds are probably better of getting a response from Santa, there are a few things I'd like to say if you can...
"Notes from the Undergrown: State of the Oilman Address" (5596 Hits)
by Jayne Lyn Stahl The president's speech last night was more important for what it didn't say than for what it did. In an address that could...


Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Trackback(0)
Comments (1)add comment

James said:

0
Great item
This is a great item, Jayne.
 
May 29, 2009
Votes: +0

Write comment
smaller | bigger

busy
 

adsense

Top