giovedì, maggio 09, 2002

TIPS FOR PERFORMERS-Playing cards have the top half upside-down to help cheaters. There are a finite number of jokes in the universe.Singing is a trick to get people to listen to music for longer than they would ordinarily. There is no music in space. People will pay to watch people make sounds. Everything on stage should be larger than in real life.

LIFE ON EARTH-Men like pastries, women like custards. Scientists have invented a love drug, but it only works on bugs. Animals like earthquakes, tornadoes and volcanic activity. Nuclear weapons can wipe out life on Earth, if used properly. Dolphins find people amusing, but they don't want to talk with them. People look ridicuolus when they are in ecstasy. Schools are for training people how to listen to other people. Body odor is the window to the soul. Sound is worth money.

LIVING WITH OTHER PEOPLE-Violence on television only affects children whose parents act like television personalities. Table manners are for people who have nothing left to do. Civilization is a religion. Civilized people walk funny. There is always a party going on somewhere. People will remember you better if you always wear the same outfit.

THE SPACE PEOPLE-Space People read our mail. The Space People think that TV news programs are comedies, and that soap operas are news. The Space People will contact us when they can make money by doing so. The Space People think factories are musical instruments. They sing along with them. Each song lasts from 8 am to 5 pm. No music on weekends.

MONEY-People will do odd things if you give them money. When everything is worth money, then money is worth nothing. If you keep your moeny in your shoe, then people will know which bills are yours. If you crumple your money into little balls, it will never stick together. The best way to touch money is by the edges. U.S. money is the worst looking money in the world.

WORLD TRAVEL-Passport pictures are what people really look like. Rich people will travel great distances to look at poor people. Toast is the national dish of Australia. People never travel to look at flat landscapes. People would rather watch things than eat. Looking at postcards is better than looking at the real thing. Looking up is as scary as looking down.

IN THE FUTURE-In the future, women will have breasts all over. In the future, it will be a relief to find a place without culture. In the future, plates of food will have names and titles. In the future, we will all drive standing up. In the future, love will be taught on television and by listening to pop songs.

WORK-Crime is a job. Sex is a job. Growing up is a job. School is a job. Going to parties is a job. Religion is a job. Being creative is a job.

GROWING UP-Drugs affect children the opposite way they affect adults. Adults think with their mouths open.

Dal booklet di 'Stop making sense'-Talking heads, 1984

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