Monday, August 30, 2010

Once In a Life Time: With God’s Will and Your Votes-updated

This is so-ooo embarrassing. Here I am, thinking that the strange dress that looks like it’s already been caught in the rain was my biggest problem. So naturally, that’s where I focused all my circuits. I failed to take in the whole frame. Because if there’s one thing Big Guy is really good at, as a rule, it’s the visuals.

So I totally was not ready for this:

obama-umbrella “I was told there would be no geometry”

Van der Leun even gave it a musical reference, in case you missed the point:

You may ask yourself
How do I work this?
You may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile?
You may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!
You may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!


— Talking Heads, Once in a Lifetime 1984

Inspired by Van der Leun’s insight, here’s the illustrated long version, set to music. In case you still don’t get it:

Once In A Lifetime

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack

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And you may find yourself in another part of the world

KENYA US SENATOR BARACK OBAMA
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile

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And you may find yourself in a beautiful house,

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with a beautiful wife

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And you may ask yourself-Well...
How did I get here?

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Letting the days go by/let the water hold me down

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Letting the days go by/water flowing underground

Into the blue again/after the money's gone


Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.

And you may ask yourself
How do I work this?

 obama-phone-photo-opp-upside-down
And you may ask yourself
Where is that large automobile?

 ObamaMobile
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful house!

george obama copy  
And you may tell yourself
This is not my beautiful wife!

shorts 

And you may ask yourself
What is that beautiful house?

Underwater%20Mortgage 
And you may ask yourself
Where does that highway go to?

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And you may ask yourself
Am I right?...Am I wrong?

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And you may tell yourself
MY GOD!...WHAT HAVE I DONE?

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Letting the days go by/water flowing underground
Into the blue again/after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime/water flowing underground.


Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...Same as it ever was...
Same as it ever was...

Same as it ever was...

Like I said: with Big Guy, it’s all about visuals.

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