Thursday, July 03, 2008

This Ain't No Disco

You can be assure the reasons for this, are random and not deliberate.

This is not an advertising space, as far as no one pays me, so you can be assured of my honest opinion, untainted by the sleaziness of money or commercial imperatives. I only really mention things I found really interesting, thought provoking or just damn good! In saying that much of the time I am promoting some sort of cultural document or artwork. Whether it be a new Album, movie or in this case a comic book/graphic novel:

I just read this recently after finding it on a friends coffee table. Took me a while to get through it the first time, so I then re-read the whole thing again quickly. Which is really how these things should be enjoyed. Burn out, not fade away.

An exploration of American culture thought the eyes of a corporate executive who has just gone through some personal crisis of his own. This takes place right around the time of the most publicised event in modern history. So permanent in the collective memory of the West it has been given it's own three digit code: 9-11.

Is America broken or being fixed?

1 comment:

Yossarian said...

1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me alone.
2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tyre.
3. It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal your neighbour's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
5. Always remember that you're unique. just like everyone else.
6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
7. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.
9. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
11. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
12. If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
13. Some days you're the bug; some days you're the windshield.
14. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
15. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it back in your pocket.
16. A closed mouth gathers no foot.
17. Generally speaking, you aren't learning much when your lips are moving.
18. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
19. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
20. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.