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Art is Either a Complaint or Do Something Else [Dec. 31st, 2012|03:14 am]

When One Stops The Inner Dialogue One Is Left With The Inner Monologue
"So, what do we do to entertain ourselves around here?"
"Entertain? You mean like attain, detain, retain, obtain, contain, abstain, attain, detain, retain, obtain, contain?"
"Whatever would pertain, I guess..."
"That would be sustain."
"Okayfine, how do we sustain ourseves around here?"
"With entertainment, of course."
"And how is that done?"
"With great restraint, we simply refrain from boring ourselves to death."
"Oh, live it up for once. Let yourself go..."
"Wait! I know! We could put on a show!"
"Who'll we get to produce it?"
"You can be the producer!"
"Okayfine, I'm the producer. First thing I'm gonna do is fire you."
"Don't you have to hire me first?"
"You're hired. You're the scenery director. Go get us some scenery. Do you know how to do that?"
"Let me guess. Attain it?"
"You're a quick study."
"I have to be. I'm the understudy."
"What we need now is an overstudy..."
"We can let the audience handle that."
"I thought we were the audience."
"Oh no, you're the producer."
"I thought you were the producer?"
"I was but I fired myself. Then I hired you."
"Just what we need, a hired audience..."
"Well sure, how else would we have one?"
"Voluntarily, one would hope."
"Any volunteers?"
"I volunteer! Do I clap now?"
"Oh no, not yet. The show must first go on..."
"So what can I do now?"
"But that's boring..."
"So is the alternative."
"The alternative is another audience..."
"...Wanna see what's on TV?"

[User Picture]From: pigshitpoet
2012-12-31 09:20 am (UTC)

the last straw


if you do facebook, you are really reliving reality tv

have you been reading graphic (or writing) novels again...?

; P

i too have become random theory since the mayan calendar ended
[User Picture]From: zuma
2012-12-31 09:36 am (UTC)

Facebook?? Moi?? Heavens, No!



alas, my drawingtable is in storage for the moment, as is my tablet, scanner, and computator. truly a reduced state of affairs. i am sadly reduced to using unused titles as it is, which may be just as well.
    ...or so i tell myself.

what i am reading at the moment -for 9th time at that -is 'Shibumi', by Trevanian.

Edited at 2012-12-31 09:40 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
2012-12-31 11:18 am (UTC)


[User Picture]From: zuma
2012-12-31 04:47 pm (UTC)



you got a Lubuntu download url, Earl?

okay, i found this just now. i'm guessing it's the one:

[User Picture]From: zuma
2013-01-04 11:51 am (UTC)

in the beginning was the commandline (by neal stephenson)


[User Picture]From: zuma
2013-01-08 10:08 pm (UTC)

Re: in the beginning was the commandline (by neal stephenson)


thanks for this link, xtian... the analogy made in the movie, that of group collaboration on the software to revisions to folk songs, was great. it made me think of this page on the mushroom's mindset:

"Linux - The Code"

...annnnd that there url of yours held this on the sidebar:
internet Rising: documentary film { edu-info-tainment }
which was most excellent.
the collective consciousness made explicit indeed...


Edited at 2013-01-09 12:55 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: pigshitpoet
2013-01-04 02:21 am (UTC)

Re: Facebook?? Moi?? Heavens, No!


all those fascists are bound to lose. i like my happy little livejournal
; )