Johanna Faust, a mixed race Jew, prefers to publish pseudonymously. She is committed: to preventing war, ecological disaster, and nuclear apocalypse; to keeping information available and free; and to not only fighting for personal privacy, but, by representing herself as a soldier in that fight, to exhorting others to do the same. All these efforts find representation on her blog "ah, Mephistophelis," so named after the last line of Chirstopher Marlowe's in his famous Dr. Faustus, which, as some would have it, successfully flouted the censor for a time. A female Faust, she is a poet, always.

Music What Kicketh Political Arse | Tim Minchin (NSFW) (MUST SEE)

This installment of M.W.K.P.A., if it is lucky, gets to introduce you to one of the brightest bulbs in the twenty-first century's collective chandelier, Mr. Tim Minchin.  He is the only luminary to date for whom it appears more appropriate for the transcribed lyrics to follow, rather than precede, the audio-visual presentation.

Almost everything I have heard by him to date qualifies for this honor, but today, in belated observance of the October 4th anniversary of the day Sinead O'Connor tried to tell us what was up, I offer my Gentle Readers this fine and fitting bit of song:

Sit down, pay attention, and enjoy.






Be seeing you.

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