I’ve always been annoyed about claims and pinning for somebodies’ “golden generation”, when everything was perfect and much different from today’s crappy world. Those that lived through the 60s complained about Generation X. Those that fought through WWII, the so called Greatest Generation, complained about the Baby Boomers. Those that lived through the depression complained about kids that would become the Greatest Generation. Those that lived through World War I complained about the spoiled youth that would live through the depression and it goes on and on. The reality is things were just as sh*t or good as they always were. In that vein I whipped up this graphic:
Inspired after I saw this Louis CK clip (Read: 7 Hilarious and totally Offensive Stand up bits) and an image I came across from Nixon’s campaign:
If you like this try these:
|Japanese Donut Heads||Cute vs Sexy||The best Star Wars behind the scenes yet||Making Friends in Japan||The architectural greatness of Watanabe-San|
Well I pine to be a samurai in the samurai days drinking sake and waiting to figure out who is about my level of swordsmanship. Then when I have a good target in mind saying to him, “hey I think I drank a little too much could you help me to my quarters” and totally drawing on him the second we are on an empty street and having one hell of an adrenaline rush (Win or lose). Yeah I really liked the evil kill everyone type character from “When the Last Sword is Drawn”.
But, then I remember some key things. Zatoichi is a modern cinema series I wouldn’t want to miss for almost anything (the almost is a very specific obscure situation). Nothing beats watching a good zatoichi movie on a rainy weekend with a bowl of ramen and a bottle of hot sake (warms okay too but cold is just barbaric). Also, watching “Big Trouble in Little China”, or “A Snake of June” on a rainy day.
Other things that are great about the times I live in are: My pen pal, fishing at wexford, the house on the rock, chanbara samurai style movies, watching a trout stream as the sun comes up on enough alcohol and pills to kill a horse, camping (below zero weather is the best), the ocean, snow, rain, adrenaline fueled crazy activities that one can’t write about without admitting to various crimes, “Gozu”, pine forests, the photography of Joel-Peter Witkin (not the son who just does nudes), canoeing, the acent of a Japanese woman, and some other things I am probably forgetting.
Point is…Damn good article man.
Amnesia is the ‘secret’ key to success in many marriages.
Sorry, I’m off topic. And still married, though can’t remember why.
Will catch up on your posts over the next few days.