November 29, 2004

Bauhaus is in the house

This morning, waiting on the subway platform, I saw an ad for the Bose SoundDock (an iPod speaker system) that had been defaced with black magic marker. The graffiti read, in large capital letters, "WEIMAR AESTHETIC". Was the anonymous commenter trying to draw a parallel to the liberal German government that was supplanted by the Nazis thanks to a fear of Communism? Never have I quite felt that a scrawled comment so called out for a footnote.

Posted by Francis at 08:09 PM