Farty's Fortunes

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Whenever I Hear The Word "Culture"...

...I think of Agar-Agar jelly. However, I've been tagged by Misssy Martin to come up with answers to these three questions, so here goes.

  1. What am I reading at the moment?

  2. Thus Spake Zarathustra by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Although written in the late nineteenth century, this work had a major impact on twentieth-century thinking and even today inpires numerous books, movies and television documentaries.

    Nietzsche posits that God is dead, and that mankind must learn to reach within itself to find the strength of spirit formerly provided by the crutch of religion. Only by pitting his own indomitable will against the weaknesses of the flesh can man strive to transform himself into the Übermensch or Superman.

    Adolf Hitler misinterpreted this to mean that mankind would eventually be replaced, through an evolutionary process, by homo superior, the Master Race, and consequently he set in motion a program to breed such a race of Aryans, whilst simultaneously attempting to eradicate the "racially inferior" Jews in Nazi Germany's notorious concentration camps.

    Jor-elMeanwhile, across the Atlantic, the Merkans took a slightly different tack.

    "No, Kal-el, I am your father."

  3. What am I listening to at the moment?

  4. Put Yourself In My Place by the late-twentieth century artist Kylie Minogue.
    According to the blurb, the video for this song "recreates the opening sequence of the classic Jane Fonda movie, 'Barbarella'". Mm-hm. Whatever.

  5. What am I watching at the moment?

  6. Well, I was planning to watch the new series of Primeval, about a team of dinosaur hunters, but Mr and Mrs Dishwater rather outstayed their welcome yesterday and I forgot all about it.

    I'll be sure to record the rest of the series, so that I can play it back at my leisure. When Mrs Farty is out. With the sound muted. And a box of tissues. Say what you like about Hannah Spearritt, at least she has the professional integrity to keep her kit on unless it's absolutely essential to the ratings.

    Hannah Spearritt in Primeval

So I like SF and women. You already knew that from my profile. Meh.

Consider yourself tagged.


Manuel said...

when did kylie die?

Sewmouse said...

"Silverlock" - John Myers Myers. A reworking of a number of books, in an amusing format.

"Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" - WA Mozart.

Birds on the grass outside. I don't do TV.

BOSSY said...

Bossy isn't reading or watching, and certainly never listening.

Cat said...

I did this over at Misssy's. I'm more interested in the fortune cookie. I think fruit and nut DOES count towards your five a day, and anyone who says otherwise is a liar.

Mr Farty said...

Brad - I heard she died in a blogging accident. Apparently there's a lot of it about.

Sew - Ah, good ol' Wolfie.

Sorry, I thought you wrote that you DON'T DO TV. Must get my eyes tested.

BOSSY - Lemme guess. BOSSY is busy planning her world tour. And checking bandages.

Cat - What about Bramley apple pies? *munch*

Jahooni said...

i want a tummy like hers.

okay now let me read the post! ;-)