Wednesday, February 25, 2009

In your own backyard

Wednesday, February 25, 2009
It's so fucking dystopian, this modern life shit. You cannot turn your head without looking at an ad. Even as we slip into dust bowly depression, they want not only all of the threadbare cash in our pockets, but all of the space in our minds too. We scurry about like ants, our annetenae buried in our iPhones, or our laptops, doing every fucking thing online. Me and Common Law were attempting something banal last night, finding directions or some shit. 'The internet is deadly, huh?' I said, not for the first time. Deadly meaning really good, Yanks. But of course it's deadly too. I'm dying inside as I type. Dying from a need for stuff I don't need.

And yes, Big Brother is watching and we don't give a fuck and if we do give a fuck, Big Brother doesn't give a fuck that we give a fuck, because there's fuck all we can do. Or so it would seem.

I call for revolution. Revolution, I call!

Put down the mouse. Step away from the screen. Look around you. You're going to need something heavy. You might want to grab that kitchen knife too. March, now. March on whatever comes to mind. Folks, we're going to do us a little revolutioning. Well, you are. I'm going to nod off listening to some deadly science fiction on BBC iPlayer.

15 Johns and Janes for the comment whore:

Radge said...

And there I was, just about to bring out my looting stick, now with extra lootability.

You're nothing but a teasing lootabollix.

Conan Drumm said...

Me, I'm going to grow some spuds. I just decided.

Manuel said...

I tried to throw the computer out the window the other day.....but it was still plugged in and I couldn't quite be arse going behind the desk to have to move boxes and all that shite.....so it never made it out the window.......obviously.....

Medbh said...

I have papers to grade.
Good time for a revolution.

Red Leeroy said...

Buy a lot of stuff, you're a good citizen. But if you don't buy a lot of stuff, you know what? You're mentally ill! That's a fact! If you don't buy things...toilet paper, new cars, computerized blenders, electrically operated sexual devices...SCREWDRIVERS WITH MINIATURE BUILT-IN RADAR DEVICES, STEREO SYSTEMS WITH BRAIN IMPLANTED HEADPHONES, VOICE- ACTIVATED COMPUTERS, AND....revolution?

Rosie said...

no googlechat today then?

PRyin said...

I'm MAD as Hell and I'm NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!

emordino said...

+1 biscuit point to Leeroy for the hot Jeffrey Goines action.

gimme a minute said...

Conan, I think they just made that illegal too. You may as well just do the lootin'.

Sassy Sundry said...

I have been trying to figure out how to take a break from this stupid laptop and figure out what I want to do with my life. It shouldn't be so hard, should it?

savannah said...

i think i'll just go back to only using the desktop...the battery is dead on the ipod...my mobile is a piece of junk and i am so not buying another...my car is 10 years old...and i pay my mortgage on time. i think i'm doing enough revolution for me, sugar. xoxox

Conan Drumm said...

You've been looking at the bike porn again, haven't you? And I suppose you heard Lance is coming here to race in August.

problemchildbride said...

The recession's going to cause our formerly orthodontised straight and gleaming teeth to revert to their wild and snaggly ways. That's one of the first things that happens in a dust bowly recession. Then we won't feel like going out anywhere anyway, so we'll need something to do. Then will the bloggers inherit the earth.

Sniffle said...

As opposed to anti-utopian ?

gimme a minute said...

Yes.

 
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