Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Wit of Tom Robbins


I was thinking how I was struggling to describe my current surroundings and remembered this quote.
“Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef” - Tom Robbins.

Lots more of Tom's wit here. I love the guy and have been wanting to start a Jo'burg chapter of the C.R.A.F.T Club for ages (after leaving one behind in Cape Town).

 It's not magic that I'm trying to describe, but rather awe. I think the sentiment applies to both.

6 comments:

VallyP said...

Whats a C.R.A.F.T club? The only translation of CRAFT I know is about CRAFT moments...Can't remember a f***ing thing moments...;-) They happen with increasing frequency as you get older.

But that's not the point of course. My question remains...

ATW said...

“Completing the ensemble was a T-shirt, solid black except for what at first glance appeared to be a tiny green shamrock above the left breast, but which on scrutiny proved to be the spiderlike emblem of the C.R.A.F.T. Club, a secretive society with branches in Hong Kong and Bangkok, whose members met periodically to imbibe strange beverages and discuss Finnegans Wake. When asked about it later, members would answer, “C.R.A.F.T.” – Can’t Remember a F***ing Thing - and for the most part they wouldn’t be lying. Switters also wore black sneakers and chomped on a skinny black cigar that somewhat resembled an iguana turd. He liked the way he looked but knew better than to pretend it mattered.”
-Tom Robbins (Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates)

Liz said...

I am reading that now, it is simply amazing. Tom Robbins is hilarious and witty. I just hope that he isn't suffering too much! ;)

Morris said...

loved the book, its been hard getting a group in los angeles together. however i have put a small link for fans of the C.R.A.F.T club idea on my website http://www.benbuschel.com.

thanks for the memories

Aculifter said...

ATW, you just saved my ass

Aculifter said...

You just saved my ass and 2 hours of looking. Apparently, I'm a member of CRAFT and didn't know it. Much obliged.