Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November 24


Andy Warhol's video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ejr9KBQzQPM

4 comments:

  1. Burger in New York
    (video of Andy Warhol)

    As I watch
    Like I am
    looking into a mirror

    I see myself
    sitting and eating
    a fast food hamburger

    One bite and another
    how big the whopper is
    A true American staple

    And the food
    making us able
    to call ourselves

    Obese
    To call our lives
    at least

    Where Rodney Allen Rippy
    Can say he is cute as is
    Andy Warhol when we all

    Salute the
    American
    Dream

    it seems eats one of these a day
    But at a closer examination
    I see the scene and say

    Do I really need to eat
    What we are fed in the
    Media?

    When lentil soup can
    feed two thousand people
    compared to a dozen whoppers

    How obscene it is to watch
    Warhol eat it and know we grew up
    on the counting of the hamburgers

    of the local McDonald's golden arches
    and the freshness of the In and Out burger
    We murder with mad cow in the grinder

    Why do we need
    ketchup when the
    dry fries are fixed

    With saturated oil
    and don't forget
    the soda

    The liquid sugar
    that I am sure
    you are chugging

    as we finally get to the end
    of the delightful burger
    unfinished

    And wrapped up in the
    paper only to be thrown
    away as garbage

    A mess we refuse
    To see without
    recycling

    Just a bit too much
    Andy
    My sweet Andy

    We might just
    be out of touch!

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    1. Wonderful. Andy would have loved the larger implications you've discussed here!

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  2. Circumscribed by packaged paper
    Alone
    Tomatoes transformed
    Entombed in glass
    Thin wafer of
    Manufactured protein
    Bunned.

    Its thanksgiving dinner
    Alone
    Grateful to escape
    Supermarket lines
    The diced
    And soufflé-ed
    Drama.

    Hamburger now eaten
    Napkin folded to digest
    As gastric juices
    Regurgitate
    Plead
    For life.

    Still
    In monotone sync
    The mealtime bell
    Rings
    And the robot
    Refuels.

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    1. Love it. He really was going for that robot look!

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