Sunday, March 7, 2010

I once QUEENED OUT so hard I HURT MYSELF!

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This has no bearing on anything but once in sixth grade I was at the school dance and VENUS by BANANARAMA came on and I QUEENED OUT so hard I started RUNNING, not even dancing, just started RUNNING AROUND, think BABY GIRAFFE on SPEED, and I was just OUT OF CONTROL and I CRASHED into the back of DAVID DIDIOs' HEAD, who was a baby straight so during VENUS he was just STANDING STILL and waiting for Bon Jovi to come on, I ran into him so hard I got a BLACK EYE... At least the purple and teal EYE matched the PURPLE AND TEAL BENNETON cardigan I was wearing that my sister got me for x mas...
This also has no bearing on anything but its just a random thought that came into my head while watching VENUS.... there is something strange about the fact that the PAST is SO ACCESSIBLE now. Like seemingly any media from my childhood on and even far before has now been recorded FOREVER. This concept is VERY DIFFERENT then anyone who came before us. Like my mothers history is GONE its not like she could just type stuff in youtube and there it is. For her to have to find stuff from her childhood she had to look for it in an ANTIQUE SHOP, now we have EBAY, and anything you want is out there. I dont know what it means but I know that it puts us all in a VERY VERY different kind of state of mind then our parents per say or at least our grandparents. They got older and the past was gone forever and done with and so they aged at the same rate as their history, but for us we can just never leave, or move ahead still carrying all of it, its all shared now its not like youre a baby boomer and im from the Depression etc etc, its like everyone is in the same boat now because we can all see everyones media. Not ever losing the past put us in a wildly different state of mind then people who didnt have this. I honestly dont know which is better but on a totally different side note I can see how its makes people so looks obsessed because in this weird way we dont mentally experience aging as much but our physical body does so its much harder for us to comprehend and deal with the process of aging physically because our past isnt "unsourceable history", and thus were way more interested in controlling our physical aging because our history is fully accessible and thus "frozen" and able to be sourced in seconds unlike our physical body which AGES...
I dunno people have been self obsessed since the beginning of time but I think not ever having "the past" anymore is very new, I think it will change culture tremendously and be something they talk about as a significant moment in history in the future much like the industrial revolution etc etc etc...... Just a thought that came to me as I watched Venus... why not share it.

5 comments:

fang said...

i'm not worried about aging - i've got a Cylon goo bath in a Resurrection tub awaiting me.

they had the right idea :)

ᒣ ᒪ said...

That first paragraph...I don't think I've ever laughed at the internet like that before. Thank you, that was SO GOOD!

David Mason said...

Im so glad you liked it :) Thats why I brought it up because I thought it was funny.

Ron Pieket said...

Did you ever see/hear the original from 1969? That is from MY past. Why don't you watch it while go round and around in a maelstrom of nostalgia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2DBcbZc3ck

God, that was a good song. And it has aged well, too.

-Ron.

brando said...

Great assessment Dave- I would agree with you to an extent as far as not aging due to access to memories and media of our youth.

The thing is though, viewing all of that media is also a reminder of our old age. When I look at videos from my youth on YouTube, the technological advancements we have now makes it all look soo ancient that I'm actually jarred from my youth instead of feeling like a kid again.

I end of feeling melancholic because it's a reminder of my mortality... seeing actors, styles and products that aren't around anymore just reinforces that I won't- so you're left feeling happy to experience these things once again but it's like communicating with a ghost. One that we'll soon join.

Ughh! Sorry girl, that blog entry was good but it took me there too, haha!