One of the few parodies I did in Dee, not a bad choice to play with, but perhaps somewhat of an unusual choice. “Seabiscuit” did pretty well at the box office and had come out a couple years earlier.
I think this gag hangs on the fact that Vachel points out that despite the gag, you the reader are still bored by it. Hopefully it hangs it well and not by the gallows.
I’m in Albuquerque! Stop by! I’ll have Little Dee Books as well as my smiling personality. :)
I tried to avoid making pop references in Little Dee, but Duchamp’s “Fountain” has been around long enough and is important enough in art history that I thought it okay (in his case, though, despite titling it “fountain,” it was a urinal).
I’ll be in Albuquerque this weekend! Stop by! I’ll have Little Dee Books as well as my smiling personality. :)
An English teacher of mine from high school once told the class that the point of education is largely so we could appreciate life. And there is something to be said for knowing a lot about a subject, because you can truly appreciate it more, you can see and enjoy the nuances. As john Crowley said in “Little, Big”: the further in you go, the bigger it gets.
Snobbery occurs when you forget that things can be enjoyed also on their simple intrinsic level.