Thursday, May 27, 2010

reality and what not

I find myself wondering too much about things that don't really matter. I wonder if that is the nature of being human, to get lost in mental loops of disassociated reality.

A few days ago, I rode around Tokyo with a camera strapped to my neck like a reckless necklace made of string and ducktape. It wasn't the most stylish, but I was curious to capture the biker's perspective. It had been awhile since I road a bike, and I had expected the streets of downtown Tokyo to be unfriendly to bicycles. I was happily surprised that it was quite easy to glide along the streets, pavement sliding under me like a treadmill. Me and the companion that accompanied me on this adventure, must have snaked all over downtown. Pushed by pedal power.

Text messages blasting in bursts. Silence. Views. Thoughts. Disconnected.

In pop culture thoughts: I ended up seeing the final episode of the American TV show LOST. Being millions of miles away from America, I do not see most American TV. I think I saw the first episode, and maybe parts of other episodes since then. So it surprised me that I felt like I basically understood the finale. Does that mean that fans wasted 6 years of their lives? I doubt it, it probably speaks instead to the clarity of the authors of the show. Or maybe I just dig entertainment enough I could postulate on things I didn't know based on the language of drama. Who knows.

I somehow stumbled on someone describing an interesting meme they were trying to start. (Don't you love the chaos of the internet?) As you can see by the link it was a way to generate "your own" album cover. Click here to see the final result. I followed the instructions on that site in order to come up with my own "band" (named honestly and ironically "Gelotophilia" -- the pleasure of liking people to laugh at you) and "album" (which was the last part of the quote "Don't discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved."). The cover shot was acquired from this random user. Oh the internet, it is pure randomness fed into the brain in bursts.
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