Friday, December 4, 2009

"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. "

Frank Zappa was a walking, breathing contradiction, a Rhodes Scholar as well as an avaunt garde musician. And he drove "The Establishment" crazy. He and Ambrose Bierce would have been fast friends. In fact, they're probably together right now comparing notes and having the last laugh on all of us, more serious citizens of the world.

Bierce once called Politics, "A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage."  While Zappa thought of Politics as "the entertainment branch of industry." I have no doubt that American society today, gives these two inexhaustible fodder for friendly debate.

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