My friend DJ Algonquin just clued me into this amazing site, wherein are listed hundreds of manifestos, many of them accessible via various links. Of course, me, I’ve got a lot of art manifestos in book form at home, but not so many political or religious ones. This site has everything, from Rayonism to Luigi Russolo to Valerie Solanas to Pat Buchanan’s Core Values manifesto.
There’s so much to delve into here, but today I’m having a lot of fun with Tristan Tzara’s how i became charming, likeable and delightful:
I sleep very late. I commit suicide at 65%. My life is very cheap, it’s only 30% of life for me. My life has 30% of life. It lacks arms, strings and a few buttons. 5% is devoted to a state of semi-lucid stupor accompanied by anaemic crackling. This 5% is called DADA. So life is cheap. Death is a bit more expensive. But life is charming and death is equally charming.