"Fire is motion / Work is repetition / This is my document / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all we've done / We are all all defenses."

- Cap'N Jazz, "Oh Messy Life," Analphabetapolothology

Sunday, September 17, 2006

horace fletcher, the inventor of fletcherism

[a touching story, courtesy of u b u w e b]

soundtrack: "Gekaut!! (Bis es von alleine herunterlaeuft)"

horace fletcher was a german man who suffered from such terrible indigestion that he became morbidly obese and immobilized. to remedy his situation, he invented fletcherism, which aided in the proper mastication of food, an invention that helped belgium soldiers during WWI to get the most nourishment from their meager meals.

from u b u:

Fletcher was reported to be one of the best natured and least fanatical of reformers; he enjoyed the good things of life and was publicly seen taking second helpings of turkey.

"Gekaut!! (Bis es von alleine herunterlaeuft)" tells the story of Fletcher in a lost lingo called "Kauderwelsch" which has some resemblances to the tongue of "The Katzenjammer Kids" in their early days, some teeth chattering and a rising up inbetween forming nice little paragraphs.


i can hear the pleasant sound of chewing... the pleasant sounds of fletcherism in axn.

chew before swallowing munch munch munch

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