May 14, 2008

Little More Than Two Minutes of Alan Watts Talking As Animated By Those Guys From South Park

I suppose the animation is meant to make the words spoken by Alan Watts more convincing by reducing them, as Watts was always wont to do, to their simplest elements. In that sense the South Park guys are the perfectly appropriate illustrators for his talk.

N.B. It is inconceivable that Alan Watts ever talked for only two minutes at a stretch, so this video must certainly be considered to have been taken out of context, which context was assuredly some marvelous spoken riff of Coltranean discursiveness that Watts was so capable of delivering, which riff may have as likely as not, for Watts's own impish reasons, turned back upon what he says here and made happy nonsense of it.

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