Thursday, August 26, 2010

what is real?

There's a lot of talk these days about authenticity. At least in my circle of friends.
It's an idea I've been meditating on for some time. What does it mean? It's something that I certainly can't cover in one post, so expect to be hearing more from me on the topic.

We live in a world where it's difficult to detect what is real and what isn't. Vocalists are auto-tuned so that can't tell what their real voices sound like. Even I could sound good with that technology!
Photos are manipulated to show any variety of things. Some are obvious, but others are quite deceptive. I could whittle myself down to a size 5 and erase every sign of aging if I had the right computer program.
These days, you can't even believe your own eyes or ears.

And in the midst of this there is a desire for authenticity. People want to know that what they see is what they get. People are tired of hypocrisy, (I suppose they always have been, I mean, who likes a hypocrite?) and games, and facades.

But do we even know what that looks like anymore? Authenticity, I mean. Do we know what it means to be real?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

i'd like a side of dexatrim, please

My husband shared this article with me this morning. I laughed. I choked. I snorted, I got a tummy ache. I cried.
I'm not sure why it struck me so funny apart from the pure lunacy of it. The fact that anyone would even suggest such a thing and actually be taken seriously. Then put it in the American Journal of Cardiology?! It is utterly ridiculous. Asinine. Ludicrous. *Add your own synonym here.*

My favorite part:"These companies already have an infrastructure for providing a variety of condiments... A generic statin could be added to the panoply of items in the self-service tray at little additional cost."

Soon, we will have no need for any personal responsibility. I think they should include diet pills, and Glucophage in the little packets. Cover all the possibilities, you know?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

scary movie

I already shared this on Facebook, but it tickles me, so I'm sharing it here, too.
Angie Hunt shared this site on her blog. You type in a script and the computer turns it into a movie. You can also choose characters, voices, camera angles, background noise, etc. It's fun.
This is my first movie. I spent a lot of time making a second one that came out much better, but then I was informed that I had to spend money in order to publish any more.
So, if you make one make it your best effort! LOL