Cable and country
Last night, on channel 27, on my cable TV, I watched part one of a six part series called "How to Start Your Own Country." It was such a bold, refreshing, silly delight that I was completely hooked.
It’s a show created by Danny Wallace who thought about starting his own country after spending a year living by his manifesto…
‘I, Danny Wallace, being of sound mind and body, do hereby write this manifesto for my life. I swear I will be more open to opportunity. I swear I will live my life taking every available chance. I swear I will say Yes to every favour, request, suggestion and invitation. I SWEAR I WILL SAY YES WHERE ONCE I WOULD HAVE SAID NO.’
I have been inspired and will attempt to ‘Say yes more’.
Image from here
February 21st, 2006 at 10:47 pm
That’s the best manifesto I’ve ever seen!
February 22nd, 2006 at 5:22 am
It is good isn’t it!
It’s particularly good for a King- which is of course what Danny has named himself.
King Danny I,
to be precise. 🙂
February 22nd, 2006 at 1:34 pm
Can you give me $100?
February 22nd, 2006 at 6:02 pm
um yes, no, oops didn’t think that through.
Danny only told his best mate of his manifesto so that he wouldn’t be inundated with requests for money and such.
February 23rd, 2006 at 10:08 am
It probably all balances out. Yes I’ll give you 100 bucks. Yes, I will take the loan of your car and …
February 24th, 2006 at 7:22 pm
Nationhood is SO constraining.
I prefer Hakim Bey’s concepts of temporary autonomous zones. No need for infrastructure or armies. Just roll up your country, stick it in your pocket and walk away.
February 25th, 2006 at 11:03 pm
I think our BlogNation is a country.
Internet Sans Frontieres.
Easter is a good time to stage a coup.
Canberra is empty of pollies.
February 25th, 2006 at 11:28 pm
You can be our queen Brownie 🙂