Wednesday, January 30, 2008

David Lynch says so much more about what's wrong in our industrialized world in this little snippet than many do in an entire essay:



Get real, indeed!

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3 Comments:

Blogger Trevor said...

Reminds me of an essay (by Neal Stephenson I believe) about simulacra (a favorite topic of all those wacky cyber-punks) and culture. In the essay, he related how he observed a parent observing/documenting his child interacting with an entirely fabricated environment (log cabins built out of fake wood, etc.), and the author realized just how much of our lives is filtered through various lenses keeping us from the actual thing-itself. Yet good ol' Lynch was able to get right to the heart of this with a well chosen example that I was able to watch on a very small screen provided by YouTube. :)

January 30, 2008 at 11:36:00 PM PST  
Blogger saudade said...

"Lynch was able to get right to the heart of this with a well chosen example that I was able to watch on a very small screen provided by YouTube." Haha, brilliant!

I'm also reminded of David Sedaris' Santaland Diaries (he's coming to Oakland in June -- whee!) where he realizes while working as an elf at Macy's how important it is for parents to have a perfect holiday picture of their kids with Santa at Christmas -- even if they have to scream at them to stop crying and smile for the camera or they won't get anything but coal.

January 31, 2008 at 12:12:00 AM PST  
Blogger Trevor said...

just like fashion, baby; it's not how anything feels, it's how it looks.

January 31, 2008 at 4:13:00 PM PST  

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