The meme that always steals my heart, is a meme about the Dude. The Dude abides.
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I was tempted to title this post, ‘Enter the Void.’ While the execution of this video is nearly flawless, I was especially fond of the dark, ominous Stones track playing behind it. I think the video leaves it as an open question as to whether it was a good thing that this particular life was lived out completely reliant on a virtual social network.
Kudos to Frequency for picking up on this first.
Every once in a while, I’m reminded of why I love literature…and why, just maybe, the future isn’t as bleak as everyone seems to be fond of predicting these days.
Headlines Grate While Storey Updates, Bedbugs are Bed (Uh, Bad), Some People Call it a Unabomber…Russ Calls it a Beard (mmmhmm), Slide Whistles are Better Than Suicide, The Final Days of DAOC, The Second Coming (and Leaving) of Greg, Then Everyone Was a Jedi, and the Forecast is Partly Cloudy With a Chance of Apocalypse.
This ad was run a few weeks ago by a non-profit called Citizens Against Government Waste.
Those of us who live in the phony-baloney, ocean-adjacent America know little of John Boehner. Of course, we’ve heard the tales of his 27-hour workdays whittling American Jobs out of plain fir wood in his Ohio-based Opportunity Laboratory. We’ve heard of his quest to bio-engineer a giant human ear that is to be staked to his chest cavity so he may finally Listen to America in the way that we never could. And perhaps, it is because of our inferior listening skills that we’ve never before heard his suffering.