Friday, February 4, 2011

Not as weird

Editor's Note -- The Huffington Post claims International Dadism month is the weirdest holidays the Editor has ever heard of, but the Editor thinks International Tuba Day on May 6th is weirder.

... Today marks the beginning of one of the weirdest holidays you'll ever hear of: International Dadaism Month.
The declaration was made on December 27, 2005 in Lawrence, Kansas by then Mayor Dennis Highberger. In true Dada fashion, International Dadaism Month isn't a specific calendar month but instead a series of dates, chosen at random by rolling dice and pulling numbers out of a hat.

Hugo Ball reading the poem "Karawane," 1916.

Hugo Ball co-founded Cabaret Voltaire, the birthplace of Dada in Zurich in 1916. In this photograph Ball is reciting "Karawane," one of his "sound poems." The entire text of the poem is below. For the record, Ball is German. But don't worry, even if you are fluent in German, it still won't make any sense.


jolifanto bambla ô falli bambla
großiga m'pfa habla horem
égiga goramen
higo bloiko russula huju
hollaka hollala
anlogo bung
blago bung
blago bung
bosso fataka
ü üü ü
schampa wulla wussa ólobo
hej tatta gôrem
eschige zunbada
wulubu ssubudu uluwu ssubudu
tumba ba-umf
kusa gauma
ba - umf

 HuffPost Arts 
 by KarenAGardner
Nonsense holiday: today begins International Dadaism Month 



  1. Well, that was certainly...unique. It makes my stuff look almost normal.

  2. Eschige zunbada WULUBU ssubudu uluwu ssubudu !!

  3. Perhaps analog, but a frumious Bandersnatch nonetheless.

  4. I do think that Beavis and Butthead would like that poem, Dahling. It contains a lot of bung.

  5. D'ahling! Speaking of bung and Buttheads, how's PANSI!!!! doing with her WATTER HEETER?

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