You’ll never know what I meant because even I don’t know.
I have been dragging you on though since you posted the troll face though.
Of course you did, Ben.
Speculate about it.
I will readily accept to a mistake.
But I will also readily admit to stringing things along, much like the memesplosion the other day.
stop fighting you buried my touching birthday tribute
j/k moz, i would cry :’(
Rock: Haven’t seen Notorious in forever, which makes me all the more angry that the disc in my collection is (Raspberry,) but I’d say it’s probably one of my very favorite Hitchcocks as well.
“you’ve made a happy man very old” – morrissey
Happy Birthday Alex!
it’s not my birthday but thank you, i’ll take it anyway
I’m not fighting.
One of my favorite Morrissey songs…
and this video is kind of appropriate for our present circumstances.
Saw Morissey huddled in a car on what used to be the parking lot of Tower Records on Sunset, years ago.
We were tempted to kick the tires just to make him appear even more agitated.
I mean so what, we recognized him — what did he think we were going to do, rape him?
BTW, LOL — top of the page and ending your comments with your favorite word, Ben? HA HA HAHA HAAHAAHHHAAAAA
To counteract Morissey, I must post a picture of this lady:
ouuu odi i can’t believe that you were ready to bully poor gentle morrissey!
Thou shalt not freak out Morrissey, Odi.
I just found out that on the last track of the Velvet Underground’s White Light / White Heat, “Reed tells a tale of debauchery, while the band plays an improvised 17 minute jam around three chords.” And it’s only $5.99 on Amazon!
Well he was so weird and timid for no reason, Alex! LOL
Here’s a contentious article, of the gender variety.
^ Ugh – I dislike that article. When are people gonna stop blaming technology for all of society’s ills?
Still, though, I wonder what I’m gonna do when / if I have boys… I don’t think porn in and of itself is bad, but I think that it does more harm than good, and I don’t think it’s healthy for young boys.
And people can be addicted to anything – this is nothing new.
I had just began reading White Noise, perhaps less than a half hour ago, and wondered if going through five chapters already was going too fast. Am I understanding this? There was some construction going on next door. Still, I was admiring the prose style. The detached categorization which defines American life. Phrases like, “CANNED PEACHES.” I decided to stop reading and became hungry. A sandwich with Hellmann’s; Oscar Meyer bologna [there were no real cold cuts;] and perhaps some neon orange American cheese on spongry, whole grain white bread. What broken fragments were left of the pretzel bag and some lemonade-ice tea. Not ice tea with lemon, but mixed in with the lemonade itself but ended up tasting like neither. The mailman came and dropped off my NetFlix DVD of Jeeves and Wooster.
Did you write that? that’s depressing… :(
At least there was a happy ending. :P
I think DFFOO that it’s just pointing out that technology can be an addiction like everything else, and that it is addictive in a certain way, and that young men are susceptible to it, for whatever reason.
The thing is not really about porn, but porn on the internet. Games on the internet. The addiction to things that must change constantly to sustain a kind of hunger.
Perhaps in the past this would have resulted in someone becoming an adventurer. Going to war. Traveling in a tiny boat on dangerous seas. Having relationship after relationship.
The problem is really how to channel the energy of a personality who needs that kind of thing into something that satisfies those needs, but doesn’t kill them in the process. I.e., how to not only cope with an addictive personality, but use that quality in a way that is not destructive to its owner or anyone else.
Those young men should really be taking martial arts or something. They lack Discipline! Seriously though, discipline is what is needed, in an field which is good for them.
^ I see what you’re saying, but every generation has its deadbeats. I don’t deny that kids these days face their share of challenges, and those challenges are different from what previous generations faced, but all generations have their own set of challenges. And most people overcome them. The internet can certainly be a problem, but so can everything else!
I just really don’t like the suggestion that things are fundamentally different now than they ever have been.
Black Irish – lol!!
DFFOO, they ARE fundamentally different. I know because I’ve lived through a time when none of this existed. And people were different then. They really were.
The point is that every generation has its challenges, and while they may have a relationship to other challenges, their characteristics are unique.
Anyone who lived before this technology took over the world can tell you how it has changed it. And it definitely HAS.
I agree that things have changed, but not that they’ve changed fundamentally. We might just be disagreeing on what fundamentally means. But I really don’t buy into any of these arguments that claim that technology is ruining a generation or that the world is just rapidly deteriorating into the Matrix.
Yeah, I agree with that too. But I think that this generation will overcome the challenges. They always do. Of course, some people won’t, but that always happens, too.
Generally, I agree with the idea that each generation faces it’s own challenges, but I believe what Odilon is talking about [and correct me if I’m wrong,] doesn’t have to do with the generation itself but how the media has changed along side it. That we live in an era where it’s much more present than in the past, for both young and old, but since the younger generations have grown up with it and not into it, it plays a larger role and thus affects their development and psychology to a greater degree than the older generations.
To sum up what I want to say, it’s how we interact with these media [games, porn, social apps, etc. etc.] and not simply us or it that is the problem.