August 14, 2006 @ 7:56 pm by sean
Can someone tell me why Andy Warhol is good at art?
I went to a guest-curated show by David Cronenberg at the Art Gallery of Ontario over the weekend, and the narration just sounded like a guy saying nice things about his friends’ art.
At the end of it, I was not more convinced that Andy Warhol is good.
But influential and good are not synonyms.
So for a while I was bothered by Ben Gibbard’s line, ‘like a goalie tending the net in the third quarter of the tied game rivalry.’ because I was sure there were no goalie sports with quarters.
Just halfs and periods.
I am wrong.
At work today I was thinking about evolution, and I thought, It could be proved somewhat if we selectively bred people with certain deformaties, such as people born with three arms. Eventually they would be superior, because they can do more with more arms. And survival of the fittest would prevail. Then I thought, What if the government is already trying to breed superior humans (like Hitler’s Aryan race) and they are doing it through online dating sites. On the surface it appears that these people have simple compatabilites. But below the surface they would really be paired because they have certain qualities the government wants passed on, either to make a superior thinking class, or a superior working class.
In the dentist chair the other day, I realized how ignorant I am about what they are doing when my mouth is open and I lay obediently on the chair. I do what ever she says. She could be doing whatever she wanted.
I then considered how all the ways I am ignorant the government could exploit. They know I will do what ever the dentist says, because I do not know any better. Who know what they are really doing in there.
Sometimes when I am on a train or in an establishment or watching a program that speaks another language, I wonder if they are saying a lot of nasty things about American’s. And conspiring against us while we have no idea, because we are ignorant of their language. And those who are not ignorant are just in on the plan.
On the train to Toronto over the weekend I was flipping through the magazine of the rail company, and all the articles were printed in both English and French. I hardly know French, but I knew enough to see that they were not always saying the same thing.
Maybe that is just how it translates.
Or maybe they are conspiring.
And all the train announcements would be given in both languages, and sometimes it seemed like she spoke just a little bit longer in French.
Maybe to say the same thing in French takes more words.
Or maybe she is warning only the French speakers to get off at the next stop, because she is and she is just pushing the gas and letting the train crash.
Do you ever think that the government just tells us they catch all these terrorist suspects so we think they are keeping us safe and to renew our trust in them, when really the ‘terrorists’ are just some guys whose pictures they just pulled out of old police files?
Or maybe they do it to distract us from the fighting between Hezbollah/Israel/Palestine.
To distract us from the war in Iraq.
To distract us from continuing problems in Afganistan.
To distract us from the New Aryan Race through online dating services, and putting implants in our mouths at the dentist office and foreign language speakers plotting to eliminate American’s while saying all kinds of unkind words about us while in our midst. Without us knowing.
I met an 80 year old virgin yesterday.
She was not really my type though.
The Tiger’s can have the best record all they want, but if they cannot beat teams like the White Sox, it means nothing.
I am not an evolutionist.
I was just thinking about evolution.