Tag Archives: art

Immortality, Immorality with a Spot of Tea

In a thousand years who is going to know who you were? If you’re from Iceland they might all know. They’re good at keeping track of things like that. What was going on a 1000 years ago? Not the Magna Carta, not the Battle of Hastings {almost though}, the Icelandic Sagas?, Yes! They were going on.

Who gets remembered and how? Usually the despots and tyrants get remembered more than the furniture makers, stone masons, or bureaucrats. Tales of immorality get passed on. The young are taught from lots of sources, “See, that’s why you don’t do that!” What really amazes me are those people who try to convince their kids that they were angels. If you tell the kid, “I never did that. I was a good kid.” do you really think that will be more convincing than “Boy I really fucked up when I did that.”

The age of innocence was not a time for society. It was and is a time when the individual doesn’t know any better. Personality types really haven’t changed in a very long time. I really hated the show “Welcome Back Kotter”, but the theme song had a line, “Well the names have all changed since you hung around,
But those dreams have remained and they’re turned around.

source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/tvthemes/welcomebackkotterlyrics.html

Okay, that was weird. I guess even referencing it can be annoying. I’ll let it be annoying.

Perspective changes things. Art often reflects life.

Pay attention to those lyrics! Cigarette trees! Bums don’t need money! Cops have wooden legs! Is that their idea of role models!!!

What is this song about? Euphemisms and allegory might as well be another language in this racially sensitive and PC environment.

It wasn’t just the Depression era. Some real good lessons here too. Remember when nobody locked their doors? He mentions that. Of course he is willing to work for his rent and smoke the stogies he finds.

Thing is, young whippersnappers today don’t know how nice they have it. And they’ve lost all sense of decency. The even had hearings on it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents_Music_Resource_Center

Well, they had one hearing. You ever wonder why slang changes? Maybe it’s to slip a few naughty references past the old fogies. Some slang doesn’t change much, and it’s meaning is usually pretty clear.

You ever had the hots for someone that’s been dead for a couple of hundred years? Kinda gross, they’d be all rotted away and mostly just bones. It’s just not very enticing to me. Time travel would be a different matter. Would you go back in time and fuck yourself? Would that be masturbation?

I’d better end this before I write something that might have a point.

Wild

Are You Fat?

Post apocalyptic pick up line from the movie “Dead Within”. They were talking over a radio. Her reply was {approx.} “Are you kidding? I haven’t had an actual meal in six months.” I’ve been watching more movies of late. Some good some bad, I prefer the bad if they’re bad enough. It’s October now. Halloween flicks should be starting. You do hear some entertaining lines once in a while. In “Autopsy” the crash victim with the large chunk of glass sticking out his side is being wheeled down the hall by a doc in scrubs. He says, “Doc, am I going to be okay?” The doc replies, “No”. No antagonism, no real emotion conveyed at all, just total indifference.

Love is an emotional investment. Hate is an emotional investment. Indifference is an emotional hedge fund trading on inside information. Beware the sociopath selling short and buying long. Find out if your portfolio is load or no load before the pages get stuck together. And remember, pages are like interns, YOUNG.

Money is a very dirty business.

Wild