Thursday, December 23, 2010
Called Out over Zappadan
I have been called out over my affinity for the psuedo holiday "Zappadan." A friend of mine read my earlier posts on the matter and mentioned that I sounded like one of those pathetic far far leftists that actually celebrate Zappadan in a serious manner. Nothing could be further from the truth. The ability to understand "tongue in cheek" is not my friend's strong suit. Now with that being said, there is a ring of truth to his statement. There are those, usually on the far far left, who will try anything to soothe the sense of emptiness that they must feel in their soul. Zappadan, Kwanzaa, Festivus, etc. are mere symptoms. They will argue that Christianity is a fraud, the Christmas Tree is derived from paganism (it is), and anything else to deny to themselves that there just may be a God. In my case, I celebrate the life of a great modern composer and extraordinarily intelligent man who took on the likes of Tipper and Al and made them look like the fools they are. That is Zappadan to me. May Frank Zappa rest in peace.