In response to Terry Teachout’s “In The Bag”
[Y]ou can put any five works of art into your bag before departing for a desert island, but you have to choose right now. No stalling or dithering-the armies of the night are pounding on your front door. No posturing-you have to say the first five things that pop into your head, no matter how uncool they may sound. What do you stuff in the bag?
Steven Riddle of Flos Carmeli, Don of Mixolydian Mode, and Erik of Erik’s Rants and Recipes gave their enlightened responses. Since I am an intellectual troglodyte when it comes to art and I appreciate those blogs for helping me to see a little bit into the world that I am missing; I thought that I would also give it a shot.
So what art would I take? Well here goes:
Art Garfunkel, if the desert island is not too far we could build a bridge over troubled waters.
Art Carney, hearing him do Norton would make the time go by.
Art Linkletter who could regale me with the darnedest things kids say and we could play the board game Life.
Art Buchwald could tell me how he managed to succesfully sue Eddie Murphy for stealing a script and I could thank him for introducing me to political comedy while in high school.
Arte Johnson because he would be veeery interrrresting.
After growing tired of these five arts, we could then build a raft to get off that island. Okay so it might be hard to fit them all in a bag, but you didn’t expect a serious post from me anyway.