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Monday, 26 April 2010

Situation Vacant


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Wanted: therapy subject.

Person who
Sits on walls, falls off repeatedly.
Multiple ego fractures.
Superglue required.

Apply within.


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Humpty Dumpty: shown as riddle with answer, Mother Goose story illustration, William Wallace Denslow, 1902: image by Tagishsimon, 2006
Humpty Dumpty: from Punch and Judy Comics, Vol. I, No. 1, 1944: image by Atomicsteve, 2008
Fang mask used in the ngil ceremony, an inquisitorial search for sorcerers: Gabon, 19th c. (Musée du Louvre, on loan from Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris: image by Jastrow, 2006


Curtis Roberts said...

I’m laughing (on the outside and inside), which is good. I know what Humpty means about feeling like a scrambled egg. It makes me a little sad to think that someday soon, no one will understand what Situation Vacant means. Therapy, ego and superglue will persist, however.

TC said...


Yes, the scrambled egg feeling.

Isn't that what the Situationists were all about?

Robb said...


Mariana Soffer said...

I loved your words about what is wanted, an adjourned version of the classic H.D. problematic. Greatly added to the different context, Neat.

TC said...

Thanks Mariana.

I've come to the conclusion that the long-faced person in the lower image is the therapist.

Perhaps he is saying, "So tell me more about this scrambled-egg feeling..."

TC said...


So why are we laughing?

Therapy is meant to be serious business, isn't it?

BEHRLE said...

Hey Tom Clark. Sorry to use your comment fields for a message. I am wondering if Jim Brodey ever mentioned to you burying a manuscript in someone's yard in Bolinas. I am on a treasure hunt. Hope all is well.


TC said...

Sorry not to be of help Jim, haven't set foot on Bolinas ground in a long while and have no clue what may lie under it.

Jim Behrle said...

good enough. cheers

~otto~ said...

I think Robb is laughing because the job description might apply to every human being alive ;-)

TC said...


And this is why therapy is a growth industry.