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The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

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September 2, 2019

Arthurian Legend: Why So Serious?-)

I was drinking out of my Mr. Funny cup this morning and saw a trailer for the upcoming 'Joker' movie and couldn't help thinking that this movie sums up the current zeitgeist this not so funny anymore modern western world is in where people don't seem to have a sense of humour anymore.
When I was growing up laughter was said to be the best medicine, but these days it seems laughter is being placed on the banned substances list ... and what is it with clowns named Arthur anyway?  

"An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it's a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale."
In the 1930s, the Order of the Fellowship of the Knights of the Round Table was formed in Britain to promote Christian ideals and Arthurian notions of medieval chivalry.
In the United States, hundreds of thousands of boys and girls joined Arthurian youth groups, such as the Knights of King Arthur, in which Arthur and his legends were promoted as wholesome exemplars.
However, Arthur's diffusion within modern culture goes beyond such obviously Arthurian endeavours, with Arthurian names being regularly attached to objects, buildings, and places.
As Norris J. Lacy has observed, "The popular notion of Arthur appears to be limited, not surprisingly, to a few motifs and names, but there can be no doubt of the extent to which a legend born many centuries ago is profoundly embedded in modern culture at every level.""

Without a sense of humour we tend to face many a Dark (K)night in our lives, which can make us go a little batty I think;-)
Apocalypse Pharmaka and #137?
Smile and have a nice day:-)

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