Junior Ganymede
We endeavor to give satisfaction

His Majesty is a notable patron of the arts

August 13th, 2014 by Vader

Although his tastes run towards highly abstract art. Symbolic art he tends to dismiss with a snort of disgust, rather as J.R.R. Tolkien was dismissive of literary allegory.

(And I can’t believe I just compared His Majesty to J.R.R. Tolkien. I feel like I need to go scrub my mouth out.)

This morning, over breakfast, he had this to say: “Rather rude of those German artists to preempt the Obama administration.”

It seems His Majesty is as contemptuous of symbolic politics as he is of symbolic art and allegorical literature. Which, come to think of it, sometimes seem like they’re all the same thing.

I don’t recall ever hearing him express an opinion on religious symbolism. He is not a believer, naturally, and I’m not sure I want to broach the topic.

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August 13th, 2014 09:19:37
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Pecos Bill
August 13, 2014

Beggin’ yore pardon, Mr. Professor Doctor Vader, but I reckon ‘taint just symbolic polytics yore master is contemptibly inclined agin’.

I may be a simple country boy, but it seems mighty clear that it’s spercifically Mr. Obama he’s liking to think is a couple sizes too small for his boots.

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