Saturday, April 03, 2010

Speaking of profound

... scribbled on a Tübingen University library wall is the following sentence:

'It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profundly sick society'

A little research reveals that this originates from somewhere in the sizeable works of Jiddu Krishnamurti, who of course didn't write exactly these letters.

Yes, the delinquents didn't quite cite Krishy correctly, and did indeed write 'profundly'. Evidently these German students thought it would look 'cooler', or perhaps 'profunder', written in English.

What is it with University students and writing platitudes on building walls? Most of them will all be back home now, over Easter, parents washing underwear etc. Sure, perhaps we all need to go through some kind of quasi-intellectual rebel stage. Some don't leave that phase, of course, which is why there are extreme Marxists and other politically charged loons still stalking our land.

Yea, consider this my Easter meditation. Your take-away from my little reflection? Next time you see a student vandalising a wall with spray paint, pelt them with Easter eggs and call the police.

5 Comments:

At 4/04/2010 10:22 AM, Blogger Pstyle said...

Best student wall graffiti is one I saw just this week in Beirut, on a much sprayed wall near AUB campus. It simply says "befire this, it was just a wall".

I like that.

 
At 4/04/2010 10:22 AM, Blogger Pstyle said...

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At 4/06/2010 4:55 PM, Anonymous scott said...

my favorite Tuebingen graffiti were some obscenities carefully written in (misspelled) English. Oh, yes-- and the old call to a Demo in Wiessbaden on a certain date: I always wondered how many people showed up each year only to be disappointed . . . .

 
At 4/06/2010 6:15 PM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...

:-)

Lets face it, Scott, it doesn't look clever, huh?!

Pstyle, did it really say "befire this"?!

 
At 4/07/2010 3:46 AM, Blogger Edward T. Babinski said...

THIS GRAFFITI WAS DICTATED BUT NOT SIGNED, JUST LIKE THE UNIVERSE

ERASE THIS GRAFFITI AT YOUR OWN PERIL! ALLAH AKBAR! HALLELUJAH JESUS! HARI KRISHNA! OM! NAMASTE! AND, HAIL SATAN, DID I LEAVE ANYONE OUT?

I LOVE GRILS.

DON'T YOU MEAN GIRLS?

HEY, WHAT ABOUT US GRILS?

 

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