July 4, 2012

Don't Do It!





The "Do It!" image came via Meade who saw it at Magnificent Ruin and IM'd it to me, where it appeared in my iChat window right under the Saul Steinberg "Don't," which I'd IM'd to him after he IM'd me this Saul Steinberg "No!," which he'd IM'd to me because of my first post of the day, quoting Bob Dylan, asking about that carried-in-arms daughter who always told her father "no," which I blogged about because Meade had started singing "Tears of Rage," a song that mentions Independence Day, which it is, and which — fittingly — embodies the spirit embodied in "Do It!"

"DO IT!: Scenarios of the Revolution," is a book by Jerry Rubin — Introduction by Eldridge Cleaver — which you can buy at that Amazon link. That's the Simon & Schuster publication, but in the poster image above, we see the tiny logo — in the lower right-hand corner — for a different publisher: Erectile Press. Erectile Press?! Maybe that was the hard-cover edition.

44 comments:

Ann Althouse said...

Is the "i" on "It" in the Rubin poster supposed to represent a Molotov cocktail?

m stone said...

I get it. "Hard cover" edition.

edutcher said...

Should have executed the lot for treason - which it was.

Chip S. said...

Looks like Erectile Press was a one-shot affair.

m stone said...
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America's Politico said...

If you love your country, then do not support the GOP ticket. Vote for the re-election of the greatest POTUS of our times. He will be on Mt. Rushmore one day. Schools, airports, hospitals, libraries, etc. will be named after him. You want to have memories, don't you.

The fact is, he is the winner. Always has been. Always will be.

Thus, you should vote for him. And, don't do it for the GOP.

Michael McNeil said...

Re: DON'T

Doesn't whether the guy should take that step depend on just what is holding up that apostrophe? Depending on the power source, it might be a very safe step.

m stone said...

I heard Jerry Rubin speak at my NY college in 1968, a powerful speaker, driven, the scariest man I'd ever encountered. His main pitch was to take over the educational system, the very young being the recruits to anarchy.

He later became an "entrepreneur and businessman" but died after jaywalking in LA and being hit, probably by a republican.

Chip S. said...

The odds of being hit by a Republican in LA are minimal.

Donald Douglas said...

That first paragraph is a doozy!

Ann Althouse said...

"That first paragraph is a doozy!"

Diagram it. It looks really cool diagrammed.

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Lem said...

In that first paragraph the M's are wild.

The N used to be an M.. a dome where where you could DO IT from one end to the other.. from eanywhere you could go up and adown again.. but then someone changed and the connection was severed and a sinkhole opened up..

Roberts first sin..

EDH said...

"If you... are thinking... of..."

DON'T!

EMD said...

Frankie Say Relax.

David said...

Is that the fiscal cliff he's stepping off? See how steep it is and how far down you can fall.

David said...

I spent the better part of two days with Rubin and Kuntsler when I was trying to become a radical. I was the leader (or a leader or something) of a student group that they were trying to ride on an issue of some notoriety. Rubin was a stitch, given to self deprecation. He seemed actually interested in the people around him. He seemed capable of doubt. Kuntsler was a self centered narcissistic asshole of the first rank. Doubt was not part of his universe.

God said...

Dammit! EDH beat me to it!

But I still can offer up the live version!

I think there's something sexual about that... but I'm not sure.

I didn't even get the sexual connotation of Happiness is a Warm Gun from the Beatles' White Album.

Incidentally, today I am getting drunk to Russian Vodka (Русский Стандарт!) and listening to the White Album and Vincent Bugliosi's audiobook... oh, that and downloading porn from FacialAbuse.com...

Almost at the end of Bugliosi... while the porn is still downloading...

R. Chatt said...

How cute! IM'ing each other as you stand at your computer stations. Models of a 21st century hyper-linked multidimensional and transpersonal relationship.

Happy 4th!

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AllieOop said...

Porn?! Good Lord God, whatsa matta, you lose your touch or something? Why can't you just create a woman out of someone's rib or jaw bone maybe.

Chip Ahoy said...

I suddenly understand the top cartoon now. It hit me like a bolt.

A really little bolt, like zzzzt electricity, not a big ass lightening bolt, no, nothing that big. Okay maybe bolt wasn't a good word, more like a little bitty zzzt.

Applied to social change. It is up to the little man stepping to assure all the 'don't' sayers that the apostrophe will hold, that all is well. It is fixed there and the chasm is nothing when you skip right over, come'on, I'lk lead the way, he mus say, skip skippity skip, right over the T and onto solid ground. boink Follow! It's fun over here.

mtrobertsattorney said...

Second assigment for today: diagram Chief Justice Robert's "penalty is a tax" argument.

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Palladian said...

So who is that woman in the picture with Rubin?

Rabel said...

Who's that girl?

I think that's Nancy Kurshan. Rubin's girlfriend.

Darrell said...

Why can't you just create a woman out of someone's rib or jaw bone maybe.

Yeah, the jawbone of an ass--like Ms Oops.

And why does Ms. Althouse let that delusional Lefty scum keep commenting using the name of God? Would she let someone use Bob Dylan or Steve Jobs? Or her own name? It does inspire me to make a better chipper/shreader but still. . .

AllieOop said...

Now Darrell, is that nice, what are you a mean drunk? You expect Althouse to censor God himself?!

So you expect God to take a bone out of you to make a woman?

Darrell said...

Give up the crack, Oop.
He is the god of the Left, so not God at all. If he's like to come see me, we can settle it once and for all. And if you feel your bush burning Allie, it's probably just another STD you've picked up.

God said...

@Darrell -

Indeed, I have been censored by Althouse + Meade already in the past... I think it had something to do with me repeating, at at inopportune point in the comments, something or another.

But, you see, I support Althouse. I am a BIG FAN, whether she believes it or not... I think she is the most interesting blogger in the blogosphere. The best way for me to show my appreciation is by putting forth the opposing opinion...

Which entails commenting under the name of "God", for instance...

Would you really ask that Althouse censor someone simply because of the name they choose? Seems a silly, trivial reason... doesn't it?

If so, you would seem to be a freedom-of-speech weakling... and un-American too, even on this most American of days...

AllieOop said...

God, can't ya please send Darrell some scabies or something? You never do as I ask.

Ann Althouse said...

Fixed the book link.

Sorry.

Funny if anyone reads it!

AllieOop said...

I'm beginning to doubt you. But at least you're funny as hell, unlike Darrell.

Darrell said...

"Funny as Hell" is an apt exemplar of the distortion of Leftist thought. Maybe you can tell us how funny it is when you get there.

Belive or don't believe. But respect the sacred nature of God for those who do. It worthy of a ban. You think that you're the first smug Lefty that has used that tag? Think again. At least be an original asshole.

doofus said...

Of course, speaking of radicals, one of the funny things about Eldridge Cleaver is he was a member of the LDS Church (and a Republican, but I repeat myself) when he died...

AllieOop said...

Darrell, you are a bore, that's an original sin here in the Garden of Althouse.

Yawn.

Darrell said...

Yet you keep on responding, Oop.
There are a dozen Althouse Lefties saying the same thing you are, so I don't really see you as anything special either.

Now cut and paste another comment telling God to choose a new name.
Yeah I thought so.

AllieOop said...

I respond because you are making it fun for me to taunt you. Is the pole stuck up your ass uncomfortable?

Darrell said...

Projection, Oop. That pole is up your ass. For the rest of us it's one way--out only. You should have read the instruction book.

AllieOop said...

Oh God, would you please help poor Darrell remove the pole from his ass? I think it's making him cranky.

Darrell said...

Insanity is repeating a joke that just bombed and expecting it to work. Do you work at Comedy Network?

God, An Original A-hole said...

Oh God, would you please help poor Darrell remove the pole from his ass?

NO!

And, incidentally, do you realize how often this request is made...

it's like every fucking two minutes...

"It was a million to one shot, I swear. If I wasn't there, I woulddn't had'da believed it..."

Yeah, yeah... sure, sure...

Cato Renasci said...

I spent the better part of two days with Rubin and Kuntsler when I was trying to become a radical. I was the leader (or a leader or something) of a student group that they were trying to ride on an issue of some notoriety. Rubin was a stitch, given to self deprecation. He seemed actually interested in the people around him. He seemed capable of doubt. Kuntsler was a self centered narcissistic asshole of the first rank. Doubt was not part of his universe.

I, too, spent a day or so with Rubin in 1969, as a reporter for a campus radio station (tapes of interview long since lost, I'm afraid). Still have my autographed copy of Do It! as a souvenir - always good for shock value with Republican friends. Kunstler wasn't there (though I met him on a couple of other occasions), but a number of key radicals were.

From sitting around smoking dope and drinking with with the bunch, I agree completely with your assessment of both Rubin and Kunstler.