October 10th, 2011 / 10:33 am

Marie Osmond Performs Hugo Ball’s “Karawane” on Ripley’s Believe It Or Not


  1. John Sakkis

      and we have Jed Rasula to thank for it…

      “Now, all this may strike you as anecdotally evasive. But, truthfully, Imagining Language wouldn’t have happened without Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
      “Imagining Language” was the name I used for one of my project file
      folders (to give you a sense of scale, at any given time I had about
      fifty such file folders going). In the context of commercial television,
      the topic was the longest of long shots. I tried in vain to interest
      the producers in a segment on Finnegans Wake, for instance. But they did bite on the phenomenon of Boontling, an argot local to Booneville in northern California (see Imagining Language
      p. 50). They also did a segment on Benjamin Franklin’s spelling reform
      proposals, unlikely as that seems. What really went over well, though,
      was sound poetry.”

  2. Eric A

      I love you for this link.

  3. mimi
  4. R Mutt

      Of course there are cooler things than this in the universe right now…but fucked if I can think of any.

  5. EC

      I really thought I’d woken up and started my day and all that but it turns out I am still dreaming.