"SURREALISM . . . AS BEAUTIFUL AS THE CHANCE ENCOUNTER OF A SEWING MACHINE AND AN UMBRELLA ON A DISSECTING TABLE!" Andre Breton, "Le Surrealisme un service do la revolution", Paris 1933.Over the past couple of weeks I've intentionally moved from immersion within the social stream to observation from the shore. One of the most striking aspects I've noticed from my expatriate point of view is the seamless juxtaposition of unrelated ideas, topics and images that relentlessly transmit an around-the-clock surreal montage from the collective unconscious to our personal ADD-addled minds. I wonder what havoc this is playing beneath the surface with our mental models of self, others and the world.