Friday, January 04, 2008

Bearded Men, Lost Scribes and Sacred Clowns



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This is just a little Thank You to David Letterman, because he came back this week, and his show was wonderful,not only because he was back, but because he really acknowledged the Strike and WHAT it was about. It is a funny thing, but the Scribes of our time are what keep us sane, and with humor and satire they help keep it all in perspective. Conan and Dave had both grown Strike Beards. If we can not laugh, how can we look at this insanity around us ? We can't.

Both Conan and Dave are back and have been very respectful of the Writers Strike and also in a way helped us remember why we need These Writers in these Dark Times. Two monthes can indeed feel like an Eternity.

There is an old Native American Tradition called Heyoehkah, The tradition of the "Sacred Clowns", they were the people of the Tribe that made people look at things differently, and they presented a shock factor in how they presented their message whether it be story telling or dance or humor. The were viewed as "Contraries", because they were not ordinary, they were Extraordinary and gifted in how they provoked Thought.It takes Satire and humor to look at Hell and be able to still see the Light. The Scribes of Our Times, that provoke Thought, and Insight, are the writers on these Shows, Dave Letterman, Conan,Jimmy KImmel, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Bill Maher....and even to a degree Keith Olbermann.

If you have time write Dave at CBS and say Thank You. ( I will post the best address today in the Comments). On another Note I thought I would do my first Poll here, WHICH Beard do you like better ?

A. Kris Kringle Conan Beard ?
B. Dave Cattle Drive Cook Beard ?

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8 comments:

enigma4ever said...

okay I will go first...
6-6 thinks that Conan's has "dignity"....hmmm..not sure....

Me- I Love Dave's...it does make him loveable...although It makes me want to knit him mittens and make him soup....if the strike doesn't end soon he could play with ZZTopp....hmm, maybe I will write to him to have ZZ on....

Fran said...

Dave looks like Abe Lincoln & Conan looks like Hermie the Elf.
Maybe they had a pact to grow beards while the writers are on strike.

Hollywood is bitchin' about how much they have lost by the strike.... but the writers should get a piece of the pie if their creative work is resold as DVD's or other formats.

Oy!

enigma4ever said...

Dave said he was going to go on Conan's to shave it off....whenever that happens...

The writers are their bread and butter...and until they figure that out....whelp...

( we suffer...but I still support the Writers...)

D.K. Raed said...

hmmm, I guess Dave's, you're right it does make him look a bit more loveable. Now this will sound weird, but I don't like Conan's because I'm prejudiced against red beards. There's a famous anthropologist, Ashley Montagu, who explains why redheads are not generally attracted to other redheads. End result: redheads are becoming rarer with ea generation. But actually, I think the idea of growing beards to support the writer's strike is cool. I still think Al Gore looked great in his post-2000 beard, very professorial. If Colbert grows one, he may look a bit like Clint Eastwood. Jay Leno might resemble a Mississippi Gambler. Craig Ferguson could be Abe Lincoln. OK I'll stop now.

enigma4ever said...

I think you are right...about the red beards too....I think Cartledge was the one that wrote we are dying off...I have decided we should support their efforts...that is is ...No More Shaving..hehe

Lydia Cornell said...

Love this post. I love what you wrote about the Sacred Clowns.
(I like Dave's beard.)

enigma4ever said...

Hey there Lydia...
me 2, I love Dave's..I think it is coming off this week...darn...

I am glad that you appreciated the Clown part of the title- I thought about it later that it might sound offensive to call writers "clowns".....

I am so glad that they are back writing on Dave's...

enigma4ever said...

11:44Pm Monday 1.7.07 Oh Noooooo Lydia....Dave is getting rid of the Beard...sniff sniff....so ssssssooooo sad....