Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Did you know that today is......

National Absurdity Day?

An absurdity is something that is illogical, senseless, and unreasonable. The word comes from the Latin word "absurdum," which means irrational or out of tune. On National Absurdity Day, people accept the absurdities of life and engage in a few as well.

The day should be celebrated by accepting the world's absurdities and working to bring even more absurdity into it. Spend the day being absurd in your dress, speech, and actions. Have you had some pretty crazy ideas of pranks to pull to really confuse people? Today is the day to do them. You could also read some works by absurdist authors and playwrights, such as Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, or Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has some elements of the absurd, and may also be fitting to read. You could also watch an absurdist film such as El Topo, an acid western by Alejandro Jodorowsky.

I'm not going to be reading or watching any of those suggested delights, instead I've sorted out a few absurd cartoons to honour the day.

And, because, in 2018 it wouldn't be right, when speaking of absurdities, to omit mention of....well, you know:


Twilight said...

Received by e-mail from JD in the UK

You want examples of the absurd? How about Vic and Bob showing us how Facebook worked in the 70s-

I think your US audience would be completely baffled by most of what Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have produced over the years. It is a very British style of humour which follows on from the Goons or Python. Look on Youtube for Spike's Eurojoke which is gloriously daft!


Twilight said...

JD ~ Thanks for the laughs and absurdities, JD! :D

Wisewebwoman said...

I'm stealing some of these, T. Brilliant!


Twilight said...

Wisewebwoman ~ :-D