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Thursday, June 19, 2008

waking life

(originally posted february 13, 2006)

i am a huge fan of pretention...i really look for it in other people, it is one of the qualities i am most attracted to, for some reason....perhaps because i believe that the people of my generation (post nam'mers) are the biggest poser bastards that have ever walked the face of the earth, i would even say above these new juggalo kids that wear studs and halloween makeup to look tough...because the people of my generation try to use four and five and six and eight syllable words to justify their philosophies...

case in point...the boyfriend rented waking life...i had made it this far in my life without being exposed to it, but since he is an art school alumnus he thought i would be mesmerized by its entertainment value...and because i assume (and rightly so) that he thinks that i am the most intelligent person he has ever met in person, he probably thought that i would be wowed by the eight syllable pontifications....
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ouldn't've been more wrong....he should've learned when he forced me to watch the matrix last spring after i had managed to avoid it for THAT long....i hated the matrix with a passion that i still haven't been able to put words to...i sat there and thought the whole time "ok, i knew all this in third grade...where is the smart thought provoking stuff?"...i am also a big hater of computer graphic stuff in movies...i am an old school actors' actor....but i suffered through the thing and swallowed it all down and liked the black lady in the kitchen part rather well i remember...
then this waking life crap...i have had less than 24 hours to think about this movie and i think that is 23 1/2 hours too long...but i just have one comment to make about it at the moment...
there is the part where i would imagine its the anthropologist is talking about evolution and is talking about "telescopic evolution" and how it took so many billion and then million and then hundred thousand and then hundred fifty years and that evolution would continue to speed up like that...

i woke up this morning and the song "old time rock n roll" by bob seger was on the oldies station when i was in the shower... that's all that guy would've had to say and i would've bought it hook line and sinker...that someday evolution would advance so quickly that a thirty year old woman would hear the song "old time rock and roll" on the oldies channel...simple and no word more than 4 syllables, that word being evolution...

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