Saturday, June 03, 2006
Signs of a dysfunctional culture
CNN.com - Computer techs turn to fisticuffs for fun - May 29, 2006
Why doesn't this surprise me at all? Consumatons rebelling against the inherent banality and meaninglessness of their existence turn against their new masters - the objects of consumption - and themselves : it'll be fascinating to see what this would morph into and how far it would go. Thoreau was pre-scient in his characterization of people living lives of quiet desperation.
I must also mention that despite my utter disdain for the usual crapola spewed out by Hollywood, I think Fight Club was one of the few remarkable works of art to come out of Hollywood, and it has fascinated me for a very long time.
Fight Clubs are the stories we tell ourselves, excerpt:
"The best part of the article is when one of the interviewees parrots part of Fight Club to the interviewer: '"You get to be a superhero for a night," Klimanis said. "We have to go to work every day. We're constantly told to buy things we don't need, and just for a couple hours we have the freedom to do what we want to do."'
I know I'm beating a deadened horse here, it makes me think again of how important the stories we tell ourselves or let ourselves be told are to the way we make sense of the world. They are the foundation. Our myths make our reality."
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