Kiko and Pogo   4 comments


One of my Facebook friends (Bill W.) make an entry today with the classic Pogo cartoon — we have met the enemy, and he is us — “. . . in the words of the immortal Pogo. I know, the original cartoon concerning pollution, but the author (Walt Kelly) even agreed that it is much broader.” I commented on his entry since this is one of my favorite cartoons and one I have referenced many times over the years. As I have said so often, life is all about relationships and creating a matrix of connections, this being one, which crossed the path of a blog titled, “Kiko’s House.” As most of you know, our cat of eighteen years was Kiko, who passed away last December — we still miss him much. Kiko’s House is the blog site of Shaun Mullen, and he made this entry July 13, 2009 — “We have met the enemy, and he is us” How cool! Just another dimension of Kiko. Not surprisingly, Kiko’s House is a great blog, which I have now placed as a link on this site. Yes, life is all about “matrixing.”

Keep on bending the lines of life’s matrix!

— kenne

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Posted August 23, 2009 by kenneturner in Commentary, Information, Life

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4 responses to “Kiko and Pogo

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  1. Sorry to read about your loss. Here is a little more on my blog’s namesake:


  2. Thanks for the reply. Like your cat, our Kiko was named after the Los Lobos song, “Kiko and the Lavender Moon.” This “roots-rock” tune from the early 1990’s, reflected a somewhat childish charm in a surreal world. To my surprise, over the years when I would tell people how Kiko got his name, people would acknowledge never having heard the tune. In the lyrics, Kiko is said to make “…faces at a big black cat,” but Kiko is not a cat, rather a demon-like creature.

    Often when I think of Kiko now, I picture him sitting on our deck rail, gazing into the air — it’s as if he
    is watching the dancing demon. May the demon keep on dancing and Kiko keep on watching.

    By the way, I love your blog.


  3. Yeah. It’s hard to believe but Los Lobos is at heart a cult band despite having a hit or three. We’ve seen them live several times and they never fail to blow our socks off.


  4. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    When Walt Kelly first published this cartoon was concerning pollution. After what happened on January 6th, again we have met the enemy and the enemy is us, not some external force. — kenne


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