Kreon: here are Kreon’s verbs for today
Heres are Kreon’s nouns
Ship of State
Chorus: “mine” isn’t a noun
Kreon: it is if you capitalize it
— ‘Antigonick’ – Anne Carson
The game, the name, DONKEY KONG is an origin-story of mis-repeated, mis-translated language:
SILLY → FOOL → ASS → DONKEY
MONKEY → KING KONG → KONG
He is MUNKEY KING CREON, an across-the-ages glomming together of imperial aggro, stupid-ass autocrat, out-for-the-count, tossed his last barrel, shat himself oblivious. With no subjects left to give a monkey’s arse, he is left to the flies.
But the legacy of macho language still oozes wet from his bodyheap. The material sub-lingo of tyranny, brutality, the state, has outlasted its 2500 year old progenitor. After so many generations – endless chains of appropriation and transfer – the bilious goop even turns a profit, yields a gold (sub)standard.
[enter TWO FLUNKY STOOGES]
MKC’s guard maybe, amoral agents of the expired sovereign. They are recovering the black ink. Like toenails growing after death they capitalize posthumously on his pooey excretion, gathering the beshitten treasure and re-iterating his image into a trash picto-language of corrupt idolatry: a preposterous, graphic Ode To (the failure of) Man.
– Olivia Mole