Posts Tagged ‘Californication’


Posted: August 27, 2008 in Uncategorized
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One of my failures is that I just can’t develop a systematic blogging habit. What the hell’s wrong with me? I should be exited about sharing my innermost thoughts about every trivial thing that happens to ME! Yes, me, because it IS all about me, isn’t it?

Have been enjoying Showtime’s Californication, a show about a writer (Hank Moody, played by David Duchovny) living the most writerly of pursuits: fucking and getting fucked up. And, mostly, not writing.

Given my current attitude toward the bloggiverse, or whatever it’s called, this bit of dialog from a radio inteview made me laugh my ass off:

Radio host: What’s your latest obsession?

Hank Moody:
Just the fact that people seem to be getting dumber and dumber. You
know, I mean we have all this amazing technology and yet computers have
turned into basically four figure wank machines. The internet was
supposed to set us free, democratize us, but all it’s really given us
is Howard Dean’s aborted candidacy and 24 hour a day access to kiddie
porn. People… they don’t write anymore, they blog. Instead of
talking, they text, no punctuation, no grammar: LOL this and LMFAO
that. You know, it just seems to me it’s just a bunch of stupid people
pseudo-communicating with a bunch of other stupid people at a
proto-language that resembles more what cavemen used to speak than the
King’s English.

Radio Host:
Yet you’re part of the problem, I mean you’re out there blogging with the best of them.

Hank Moody: Hence my self-loathing.