Friday, June 29, 2007

Don't go killing all the bees

In a hotel room near Asheville, NC last night I watched two episodes of one of the weirdest TV series I've ever seen, John from Cincinnati, on HBO. It's disjointed and bizarre, I think, for the sake of being disjointed and bizarre. But not altogether unwatchable. The theme music is Joe Strummer's great Johnny Appleseed. Upon hearing it, I realized the lyrics were very apropos considering the disappearance of honeybees in this country:

If you're after getting honey, then
Don't go killing all the bees.

Life, unfortunately, imitating art.

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