October 22, 2011

The winter of our discontent

I considered making an actual bumper sticker of this, until I decided that the people I'd most often end up explaining it to would be the people I'd least often want to talk to.


Lisa Hirsch said...

Oh hahahahaha.

Must confess that I had to look it up: I know plenty of opus and K. and a few D. numbers off the top of my head, but NOT THAT ONE.

Elaine Fine said...

I get the D. 911, but I don't understand the "inside job" part.

Elaine Fine said...

I mean, I get the joke, but not what it has to do with the song cycle.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Take a look at the text of "Gute Nacht."

The protagonist of the song cycle is an outsider (foreigner) and he is outside in the weather.

The people who rejected him are insiders, inside the house.

Gavin Plumley said...

This is fabulous.

Merisi said...

Absolutely marvelous!
I'd buy the bumper sticker, let me know when and where, please.