Thursday, October 7, 2010

More Games, Less Games

Game 1. Remember the game blog, and play again. Think of the 2%-by-decade decline in mental facility that occurs in your twenties and thirties, and say good riddance.

Game 2. Call in sick for work. Dream about how much you love work, wrapped in a blanket.

Game 3. Browse through the muslim conservative blog and consider posting a link on my facebook. But don't you dare do that, cause what if I don't believe it.

Game 4. Consider making this blog public. Who will play these games? These games are my liiifffeeeee

Game 5. Try to beatbox, or at least think about it.

Game 6. Browse through Stuff White People Like because I remember reading how white people love children's games as adults and I always think about this with my game-playing white and non-white friends. Yes, yes I do like those things that white people like... From the LA Times...

"By "white people," Lander doesn't actually mean the more than 221 million Americans who check that box on the decennial census. But that's part of the fun. Lander is doing to whites what scores of journalists and politicians do to non-white minorities every day, "essentializing" complex identities -- that is, stripping away all variety and reducing them to their presumed authentic essences.

One irony-deficient reader complained that the blog was less about white people than it was about yuppies. And without knowing it, she was cutting to the heart of the joke. Lander is gently making fun of the many progressive, educated, upper-middle-class whites who think they are beyond ethnicity or collectively shared tastes, styles or outlook. He's essentially reminding them that they too are part of a group.

Game 7. Vaguely remember my connection to the avant-garde and remember tonight's meeting of the Absurdist Ladies League of Long Beach meeting. Is there an avant-garde anymore?


  1. oh and of course wish i could articulate my argument as to why avant-garde no longer exists... has something to do with that la times article about stuff white people like...

  2. ...but i can try. what is the mainstream against which to revolt? information is everywhere. nothing is mysterious. nothing is strange. Nothing. Is. Strange. Attracted to avant-garde and dada in high school, in Dali's eccentric pretentiousness, his worldview, ants and crutches, seeing through reality to something more, "insanity..." there is still what is socially acceptable, and what is "strange" on the streets... counterculture. What's the difference between counterculture and avant-garde. I'm thinking specifically of absurdism. Manifestos of Surrealism time. As a guide for life vs as a practice for a specific art form. "Guide for life" as in tenets, values, the value of nonsense, and of course here again we get to fundamental philosophies, your essence, your sense of right and wrong, the foundation by which you live your life, and this is why my soul is sick and I am spending all day in bed reading Sartre and Nietzche and Strange Loop and Kierkegaard. Somehow these thoughts will coalesce, and I will be able to press on into the next moment without hurting myself too much... to be of use to this world. To Be Of Service.


  4. The Next Level Club, bitch! The avant garde exists online now and still in the "real world" to some degree. It's all what we make of it; that's why i'm doing what i do. I'm essentially building a "fortress" to hide behind; so i can create and nothing can touch me.