Friday, 13 May 2022

The King of Rock 'n Roll

Friday the 13th with all its bad luck vibes
seems an appropriate day to celebrate
Sisyphus, the Greek king punished
by the Gods for all eternity by having
to push a huge boulder up a hill every day,
only to have it roll back down every night.


 
But you know, things
can always be WORSE!





And it's not like
he NEVER gets a vacay --


How about some
variations on the theme?



And the Greek Gods
have kindly updated his punishment
and modernized it for our times.





Can meaning and purpose be
found in Sisyphus' eternal suffering?
The philosophy of Absurdism believes so.


So let's leave the last word
to Albert Camus, shall we?


38 comments:

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Hahahaha
These are great! The modern day Sisyphus hits too close to home!
And I totally forgot today is Friday the 13th. Maybe I should watch the movie again.

XOXO

Moving with Mitchell said...

So Sisyphean, which I always wish could be Sisyphusian. The worst nightmares of the bunch for me, the cubicle and the smiley face. Just before I started university, I had nightmares about those smiley faces. Odd. Then, my first day of classes, I approached the glass and concrete fine arts building with it’s yellow dots on the glass to warn off birds (and errant students) and someone had drawn smiley faces on all the dots!

yellowdoggranny said...

that's sorta how I feel...every fucking morning.

Boud said...

I like the wfh version.

Frank said...

The myth of Sisyphus is one of my go-to references for so much of life (second to Heraclitus's observation that one cannot step into the same river twice) Ah, and yes, Albert Camus' take on Sisyphus, a great existential commentary.

Mistress Maddie said...

Sisyphus and the dung beetle! Bwahahahahahahahaha

Linda said...

LOL!!! I didn't realise there are so many memes about this unfortunate soul! Extreme Sisyphus and the update to a more modern punishment... ha! Have a lovely weekend dear Debra!

Old Lurker said...

And yet people go to the gym to push around slabs of metal every single day.

DVArtist said...

Very funny and a great way to start my day. You have a good one.

The Happy Whisk said...

Works from home. lolololol.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my gosh. Too many giggles over such a tragic story!
Works from home? 😳

JM said...

Been there! Have a good weekend!

Bob said...

I'm feeling Old Age Sisyphus!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Poor Sisyphus! Ancient tales still continue to entertain us today!

Marie Smith said...

Sisyphus in the chair lift going up the incline…lol.

Deedles said...

Funny stuff, Debra. I now also realize that today is Friday, it's mid-morning here, and I thought it was Saturday. Do I need to start the day over? Nah!

BootsandBraids said...

Oh Nooooo. I hadn't realized today was the Friday the 13th. Senior Moment strikes again.

Tundra Bunny said...

I bet Sisyphus slept like a rock every night.

Travel said...

Give me a minute to come up with something profound, At times we reakuze that out purpose in life is to push endlessly.

Guillaume said...

I am glad you brought up Camus.

Adam said...

I always find this day to be lucky

Mike said...

Updating from Greek Mythology to Geek Mythology.

I scream NOOOOOO also if I had to wear a tie for eternity.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Tundra Bunny -- GROAN!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Mike -- GROAN!

Joanne Noragon said...

I find the chair life extremely relatable.

Kirk said...

Another variation: Laurel and Hardy's The Music Box.

This N That said...

What a tragic way to spend ones life..

Richard said...

These were funny! I am looking forward to seeing the lunar eclipse. I will be able to see a good part of it from my bedroom window. Poor Sisyphus, i understand him in many ways.

The Liberty Belle said...

I really did laugh out loud at some of these! Thanks!

peppylady (Dora) said...

All amazing.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Ur-spo said...

I loved them all!

Here is one in return:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsaFUEq5UEo

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Ur-spo -- Hey, thanks for the link to that terrific video! I didn't know those aspects of the Sisyphus myth. He was a real clever asshole -- no wonder the Gods punished him for all of eternity, eh?

Martha said...

BAHAHAHA! These were fabulous. I especially liked the elevator and the work from home!

Anonymous said...

These were funny! Narcissyphus made me Lol!
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baili said...

hahahaha i say you rock each time because you know how to create a funny post dear Debra :)))

i love the way you try to put things even bitter ones coated in sugar lol

i so enjoyed this one either specially the way you ended it is my favorite way :)
hugs and blessings

DB Stewart said...

My favourite is Narcissyphus, haha.

Laura Morrigan said...

The elevator one made me laugh so hard!

Rommy said...

I mean... if the boulder is as bad as it gets, its not so bad. No Covid. No crazy despots trying to take over.