Saturday, June 5, 2010

I enjoy being a different time zone person.

I enjoyed being a different time zone person when I wrote the title to this post. Still do really. Though the funny thing about slipping between different time zones is that you are always offered new perspectives. I was reading a post on Akish The Philistine's post and it got me thinking about how art works differently to science and technology. It got me thinking about what sort of art the ancient Philistines had, so I slipped in for a look.
One of the first things I saw was this chair.

Not very practical really, sort of like sitting on other people. Then I discovered that the locals do in fact like sitting on each other. Fair enough, all cultures have their quirky little customs. Philistine pottery looks a bit like it originally came from the Greek Isles. Here are some examples.

I guess the question must be asked - why do Philistines get such a bad rap art wise?
Goethe evidently said,
""The Philistine not only ignores all conditions of life which are not his own but also demands that the rest of mankind should fashion its mode of existence after his own."
Time to visit this Goethe guy.
I've just slipped into 1828.
Johann is German and writes plays.

He speaks German, so I'm having a difficult time understanding what he is saying. There are not internet translation sites available in 1828.
Maybe the Philistines just weren't very respectful of German culture? In the film Gladiator Germany was called Germania. Maybe the name Germania was some sort of in joke or, a German put down? Anyway, time for me to return to the future (your present) to write this.


  1. Did you know that the Philistines descended from Ham?
    I wonder if Ham's wifes's name was Cheese? Or Tomato?
    When they had sex it could have been called a Ham and Cheese roll (of Tomato).

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