December 26, 2014

The Bob Dylan Christmas quotation.

Somebody commented on the usefulness of all the gifts exchanged at Christmas when there are no children around. And somebody else said this book is not useful. The giver of the book said, "What's more useful than knowledge?" The Dylan-quoter said — in a Dylan cadence — "useless and pointless knowledge." Which led the 2 oldest people in the room to recite an entire verse of "Tombstone Blues":
Now I wish I could write you a melody so plain
That could hold you dear lady from going insane
That could ease you and cool you and cease the pain
Of your useless and pointless knowledge

11 comments:

traditionalguy said...

Knowledge puffeth up, saith the strutting peacock. ( Bob Dylan, The lost Lyrics)

JAORE said...

Useless for thee, but not for me.

Who is to decide?

Don't think I'd leave it to Dylan.

Steve said...

Don't forget to listen to his Christmas album. The music video of "Here Comes Santa Claus" is fun.

harrogate said...

Is there anything more Christmasy than Christmas?

KK Kraska said...

“People disagreeing everywhere you look makes you wanna stop and read a book. ”

Jason said...

It seems the book might be "useful" to someone who wants to learn about the history of the Jews.

gerry said...

Womyns' Studies?

BudBrown said...

Dylan cadence?

mikee said...

Are these pics of peacocks coming from the Austin Zoo?

Just asking, because I have seen those peacocks strut their stuff in a place that looks a lot like these pictures' backgrounds.

Left Bank of the Charles said...

A History of the Jews would be a perfect gift for a Yankee Swap.

Conserve Liberty said...

I do not know of a proper use of the words Dylan and useless in an English language sentence.