Continuing with the animal theme, here are images of jungle animals found in the streets of Berkeley. Remember – all the lions are elsewhere. No lions here. Here, though, are non-lion jungle beasts. For the musical background, I turned, as I often do, to my friend Gabby.
And as a jungle-themed bonus, how about a piece of quirky material culture celebrating the most well-known Swahili phrase in the United States:
Akuna matata indeed!
When showed these photos to my friend, he was by happenstance reading David Noebel, the high priest of rock and roll as satanic and communist. Noebel accuses the Soviets of employing “an elaborate calculated scientific technique aimed at rendering a generation of American youth neurotic through nerve-jamming, mental deterioration, and retardation”. The method relies on music with a steady, primitive beat synchronized with the body’s natural rhythms literally hypnotizing the unsuspecting listener. Rock ‘n’ roll, with a voodoo inspired “jungle beat“, fits the bill.
Okay – I get the tie-in. Jungle beat. But what about these lovely jungle beast photos?