say, pardon the ignorance but who's the bloke in your profile pic?
haha he's an actor adam brody I think. it's a stupid facebook thing find the celebrity that looks most like you and have that be your profile pic
they called it doppelganger month or week idk
oh yeah. mine was Debussy
i'm back to normal now
ya i saw that he did look a lot like you if i say so myself
i liked my last profile pic i had, it was me in my vest looking like im thinking hard
"i'm thinking hard and it hurts my brain!"
lol more like what video game should i play....???
or "how best to slice this zombie"
before he EATS YOUR FRICKIN HEAD!
haha i did a speech last semester on the zombie apocalypse
it was persuasive getting people to be prepared
they need to be
and what is all this about zombies these days???
zombies zombies zombies
I think it's an indicator of the common zeitgeist
idk but the media has been all over zombies of late
yeah. I know
my theory is that pop culture always reflects our common vision
right now that vision is about faceless mindless hordes coming after the individual us
fear of the mob
fear of conformity?
something beyond our control
the fear that this whole mob rule thing is getting out of hand
not just a fear of conforming
but a real fear that other people are mindless and savage
there is great cause for such fear, i think
for instance, what if the infrastructure collapsed tomorrow
could you trust your neighbors to not steal your shit?
to not beat you up and take your girl?
of course not
that's the sort of fear I think infects us
rather than optimism and a vision of the goodness of our neighbor
it's fear and paranoia
fed by hollywood
but also reflecting a real sense that things are out of control
we don't, after all, have a plethora of supermen after all
but if we did would there be any sort of fear of such a thing?
of a thing that ought to be a natural fear?
idk what im saying
our fear of heros is misplaced
fed by such travesties as "Watchmen"
fear of heros?
they are too powerful and too good and too dangerous
they use their powers to dominate us
they are flawed and flimsy and dark characters
and we'd be powerless against them
in the popular inmagination
and it seems a recreation for us to bring them down
that's what I mean
or the grossness
or the darkness surrounding heroes
is part of that
didn't use to exist
recent as the 1960s
one final thing
i see in the recent popularity of family guy, simpsons, south park
all of which I find funny
a tearing down of the visions of greatness
a leveling of heroism with the common man
which is funny and fine, but only if we have a simultaneous exalting of the heroic and noble
and a knowledge of the forms of greatness
and that is distressing to me
consequently we see other people as dangerous and vicious
well but isn't heroism supposed to show that anyone could be heroic?
anyone can be heroic, but only if heroism is extolled rather than constantly lampooned
but the level them out in a different way that is more humiliating?
what we have now is more a
"everyone can be a slob and that's okay"
heroism consists of a knowledge of the heroic to which we aspire
mainly found in the stories of yore now lost to our general populace
boys used to be brought up with Stevenson, and Batman, and Dick Tracy, and ARabian nights
now it's all "Sally has two mommies" and that kind of bullshit
it's demeaning and emasculating
anyway, gotta go.
sorry for the brevity
can I post this quick exchange?
no that's fine
ya go for it
on your blog?
probably best place for it
though i'm trying to stick to poetry
i never could keep my big yap shut
i've been reading
dont worry its fine
I dont seem to talk enough
thanks for helping me out
not gonna lie i almost said peace be with you lol
and why not?
life is too short not to say such things
God by ye