23 June 2008

Well, bust my stash

... and call me Meema.

Just look at all that yarn! It's probably a lot of acrylic, but very impressive. And what does one do with a flag that large when the festival goes away? I want to know all the crazy details (yardage used, who has to take it home, etc.), so if you read anything about it, let me know.

On a sadder note, George Carlin died yesterday. He's one of the comedians my dad really likes and draws from often; in a strange way George was my sense of humor's great-uncle-in-law, or something. I dunno. The followng is an excerpt from one of Carlin's "social commentary" monologues:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life, not life to years.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


ikkinlala said...

Definitely an impressive flag! I have no idea what it would be good for after the festival, though, unless they cut it into pieces.

Knitting Linguist said...

What a lovely quote from George Carlin -- and, unfortunately, so true for so many people. That flag, though, shows that some people haven't succumbed! :)

Cate said...

I love the 'Stuff' bit GC does. I haven't grown up with him but love the bits I do know of his.