Saturday, January 26, 2008

Looking For Syphilis: Can She Be Found?

I cruise the Library of Congress online Prints and Photographs Reading Room on a regular basis. I find some amazing images that inspire me to ponder the great mysteries of mankind.

This one tickled me fancy. Here are two well-dressed gentlemen doing the tango together. Before I saw it, I didn't know that I was supposed to be looking for Syphilis. I didn't know that she was lost and needed to be found. I didn't know that dancing the Tango had anything to do with Syphilis.

Well, now I know. If finding Syphilis makes men dance together, then I need to find her, and fast. Because there are entirely too many men out there killing each other. It would be much better if they all learned to do the Tango.

To get you into the mood, let's take a look at two fine examples of some lovely Tango (the pictures of Syphilis were, well, kind of a buzz kill).

Tango (men dancing) video courtesy of Sony Classic Pictures. Tango (concept car) video courtesy of Commuter Cars.


E said...

I have yet to find syphillis. It's one of the last ones I need. Kind of like Pokemon, I've just "gotta catch 'em all".

I was enjoying your links, but then one of them directed me to a 404 error, and apparently my mother has been telling people I need to get out more.

Guess I have to go for now. /sigh/

Lisa Wines said...

When you get out more often, make sure you get one of those groovy cars. I think with one of those in your back pocket, you might be able to find Syphilis, after a while, but you won't be able to catch her.