Brevity by Dan Thompson

Brevity

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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 3 years ago

    Oh, sure, it’s easy for Dan to draw the rite of spring, but what is his rendition of the wrong of spring? Hmmmmm…?.

  2. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Time for a slinky commercial

  3. Odd Dog

    Odd Dog GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Stonehenge’s lesser know’n cousin Springhenge.

  4. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 years ago

    @Odd Dog

    Soon to be Spinal Tap’s next release.

  5. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    “Right,” said Fred.

  6. jreckard

    jreckard said, about 3 years ago

    by Igor Fyodorovich Stravslinky.

  7. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    It’s performed when they shuffle off this mortal coil…

  8. purpledog39

    purpledog39 said, about 3 years ago

    Remember me, my darling, when spring is in the air
    And bald headed birds are whispering everywhere
    They’ll soon be walking southward in their dirty underwear
    That’s Tennessee Birdwalk.

  9. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Actually, this is also where they invented the sport of curling.

  10. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    In summer they come for the hot springs.

  11. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Nice, jreckard.

    Couple of you others beat me to good puns too…. so of course I had nothing left to say……
    …..


    Radish… one of my all time favorite songs.
    Right Said Fred

  12. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Wow, so this work — so revolutionary and controversial, so strange and exciting — has seeped into our culture enough to reach the comics! But then, it already appeared in Disney’s “Fantasia” in 1940; if you have ever seen it you may remember the episode of the battle of the tyrannosaur and the stegosaurus.


    The famous riot at the 1913 premiere was as much for Vaslav Nijinsky’s choreography as for Stravinsky’s powerful music. Some years ago the original performance was reconstructed by Millicent Hodson and performed by the Joffrey Ballet for a PBS “Dance in America” special titled “In Search of Nijinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’”.


    You can find poor-quality off-air extracts of the show on YouTube and get a taste of how off-putting it was for the Parisian audience that expected dainty ballerinas in tutus but got shaggy prehistoric Russians stomping to Stravinsky’s fractured rhythms. And when I first saw the TV special I was as horrified as those Parisians must have been to see that the Chosen One is selected for her sacrificial dance by the other girls of the tribe. Powerful stuff.


    For fans of this sort of thing, I highly recommend the DVD “Stravinsky and the Ballets Russes” which includes (along with a reconstructed “Firebird”) the Nijinsky/Hodson version of “Rite” performed by the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and Ballet, conducted by Valery (in Russia that’s a man’s name) Gergiev. A must for any other “Rite” fanatics out there.

  13. emjaycee

    emjaycee said, about 3 years ago

    @pschearer

    Thank you for the DVD suggestion. Although I liked the animation in this section of Fantasia (the bursting mud bubbles were traced over bubbling coffee grounds), two things bothered me even at a young age: 1) Disney moved the musical sections of TROS around to fit the action (When Stravinsky protested, Disney pointed out he had failed to secure copyright in the US, and he [Disney] was gonna do what he pleased with the music), and 2) [CAPS ON] STEGOSAURUS AND T-REX DID NOT EXIST IN THE SAME ERA!! (Steggy was Late Jurassic, whilst Rexy was very Late Cretaceous). Okay, I’m good for now. Passing the soapbox to someone else.

  14. neckback

    neckback said, about 3 years ago

    This may very well rebound, stretch and unwind. But could be a water supply

  15. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @emjaycee

    Thanks for the dino info. Didn’t know that. As for Disney and Stravinsky, Igor did object, but there is a publicity photo of him accepting a $5000 check from Walt despite the lack of copyright.

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