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It has been said that it's a fine line between genius and insanity. Psychosis is a phenomenon that mankind may never understand. What is it that turns a viable mind into an irrational array of madness?
We talk about the difference of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. Who was a genius, and who was an evil genius? The lines are hard to determine.
After the quiz, I discussed the genius of Andy Warhol. Not that he was an incredible artist, but his mind was wired in a way that allowed him to exploit the popular culture with something so seemingly grotesque to the world of art, yet aesthetically wonderful in an unusual way.
Our modern life seems less filled with people like Tesla or Warhol, now we have Mr. Brainwash, Mike Huckabee, and PSY...
At first glance, you have to wonder if this Korean fad is more William Hung or Leslie Hall. Leslie Hall obviously is an evil mastermind akin to Warhol who knows how to be so outrageous that people pay attention. Hung, was an unfortunate outcome of our sick sense of voyeurism which delights in watching the pain and humiliation of others.
PSY falls somewhere within this spectrum. Is Gangnam Style something created by a beautiful mind of manipulative powers, or perhaps the arrogance of money in the hands of someone whose self-esteem perhaps needs a notch or two picked off? (cough-- Rebecca Black)
Frankly, I don't give a shit. Just food for useless conversation. Which is the one true thing out of this. Why don't we spend more time actually thinking about things and conversing, rather than sharing the latest "YouTube sensation" or internet meme? Why are all our political discussions repetitive conspiracy theories of big government, and what illusions of liberty we think we are attempting to save.
If for nothing else, I'm glad a little Gangnam Style showed up in people's minds if only temporarily. Let's learn from the lesson of this pasty-overweight man and dance for no reason. Live in the moment, and speculate on something that doesn't involve a loud-mouthed "newsperson" spewing hate and vile across cable television and public radiowaves.
Let's play a fucking pub quiz!
Big kudos to Green Pig outcasts for getting a win. I think these crazy kids went on a marathon and played our game somewhere in town 4 times in 8 days. They were able to pull consistent scores on each round, and took Insert Romney Joke Here by a single point.