I heard two art jokes last night and I wanted to share. If you don't get them, just look really thoughtful and distant for a long time and then smile knowingly.
How many Dadaists does it take to change a lightbulb?
Now the other is even more fun (to me), so you have to guess.
How many Surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb?
The answer - Three. Two to screw in the lightbulb and one to put out the flaming giraffe.
So it's random, but I thought it was funny. (Maybe I like flaming giraffes.) Thanks for humoring me.
If you don't care about art history, stop reading now. To respond to what you said, Susan (assuming you're still reading), one theory on the name "dada" is that it is a (French?) word for little toy, a stuffed dog or something. There are many theories, though. The point of the movement (and name, I believe) was largely to be nonsensical and attack the war (wwI, I think), which became attack anything establishmentarian. It's funny because I just read all of this last night while I was working on my art history. Strange movement.