Archive for February 11th, 2003

tv is my (anti)drug

Tuesday, February 11th, 2003 at about 9:16 pm

tv is my (anti)drug

Today’s random quote I got off of T.V. - “Just remember, my father may try to rule the world, but yours will inherit the earth.” (smallville)

I bring this topic back up again, because I’m not done with it: Television is a drug. And, in all practical respects, it’s ideal - perfectly legal, minimal physical side effects (bad eyesight notwithstanding), and it makes you feel just how you want to feel. Brave New World’s soma, except not for some far-future distopia. It’s for here and now. Who needs a trip when you’ve got 500 channels to make you forget? Who needs reality when it is so, so much easier to disappear back into the fanciful world of the tv? Reality TV suddenly has a whole new ironic, self-parody of a meaning. We are a nation of addicts, escaping nightly into the flickering images of a world with no boundaries. 60 hertz dreams.

So here is my drug of choice: television. Fuck heroin, it’ll kill you. TV just turns you into a vegetable. You don’t need a mind, all you need is the remote control. The lifeless shell of a human can still be entertained easily enough.

Background noise: “Aurora Borealis” Astral Projection

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bad rap video

Tuesday, February 11th, 2003 at about 7:05 pm

bad rap video

Agora days! Better than the lazy days of summer, and less productive. I like just about all of my classes. I must admit, Mr. Butler’s hour-long lecture on the Iliad did get a bit tiring. Enough so that Mark fell asleep (although of course this doesn’t take much). I was particularly amused by the puddle of drool that made its way onto his desk over the course of the period. The rest of my classes are just bundles of fun, though. We took the bus (sort of) over to Zoe’s house during free periods and chilled in the hot tub. Ben didn’t bother to take off his normal clothes, so he wound up completely soaking wet walking back in 20 degree weather. Oh well, he survived.

Tomorrow I will go to the girl’s basketball game, I think. Mark/Anna/others will go to, so it should be a good time.

I have a rant about parental self-superiority, but I’m not going to go into it. This new tactic of just swallowing all my anger sorta works, but I’m mildly worried it’ll give me an ulcer. You know, like on Malcolm in the Middle.

Background noise: “Boombox Generation” Motion City Soundtrack

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that’s, like, 10 times 100

Tuesday, February 11th, 2003 at about 5:49 pm

that’s, like, 10 times 100

1,000 hits! Hip-hip-who cares?

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yea whatever dude

Tuesday, February 11th, 2003 at about 5:47 pm

yea whatever dude

I was just looking at the lyrics for green day’s “Brain Stew,” and on the web page there are some comments posted by people. Among them,

Yo, this song fuckin rules
and Im stoned ya ya I know
you want some…..Email me

This entertains me.

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