Wednesday, August 13, 2008

U2, Bush?

16 comments:

Christopher said...

Even better than the End of the World video--which was just disturbing and painful.

Morgan said...

This was the only one I'd seen so I did a search for the one you mentioned. That WAS disturbing. And painful. Kind of like the entire Bush presidency.

laughingwolf said...

monsta rappa? :P lol

thimscool said...

That was bad enough... I'll avoid the end of the world video.

Morgan said...

Well, I thought it was brilliantly done. I mean, really. How much time did it have to take to go through footage of W to put that thing together. I'm always pleased when I find someone who wastes more time on video editing than I do. It makes me feel somehow less dysfunctional.

Andrea said...

It was pretty clever...although it hurts to see the lyrics to one of the greatest songs ever coming out of his mouth.

Christopher said...

Morgan, I once found an extremely funny series of videos done by a guy who put weird things in a microwave (Christmas lights, an hourglass, glow sticks). On one of the videos someone posted the comment, "u have no life". And I wanted to say, "Hey, buddy, you took the time to watch the video then post a completely stupid, pointless comment. Who's the one with no life?"

Morgan said...

Chistopher, I ran into a woman I know recently. She paints murals. She knows I write erotica and I've always had a strong feeling that she disapproves. I asked her how work was going and she looked down her nose at me (I'm short) and said, "Well, I'm taking a break from it. I'm not sure if my murals were making the world a better place and I can't see doing work that doesn't make the world a better place."
Being blunt I said, "Well, I write pornographic stories. I don't know if they make the world a better place, but they're selling so they're making someone happy - probably making them happy all over. Do the stories make the world a better place? I don't know. But the money I earn makes my life better for my family and benefits local businesses, the farmer who sells me hay, my riding instructor. Sitting around on my butt pondering whether porn will Save the Whales seems a lot more useless."
I think she got the point because she dropped it.
Sometimes I do wonder about how I spend my time, but ultimately if I'm enjoying myself or contributing to someone else's happiness - no matter how small the contribution then that's a good thing. People make these YouTube videos to be SEEN. I know I'm thrilled when people watch and comment on mine. So there you go. Too many busybodies out there are wasting their time wondering about how everyone else spends theirs.
Thanks for the reminder. :-)
Your contributions here always make me smile.

Christopher said...

I wish I could have been there to hear that reply in person so I could applaud. Honestly, no artist knows whether his or her work is going to make the world a better place, and we really have to ask ourselves, is the world a better place because of Beethoven's 9th Symphony? For people who like that sort of thing it makes the world a little more pleasant for about forty-five minutes, but has it ended famine, cured disease, prevented war?
If your books make you and a lot of others happy, that's doing a lot more to make the world a better place than you would looking down your nose at other people and worrying about whether what you do is "relevant". And for those who don't like it, well, if you'll pardon my bluntness, joke them if they can't take a fuck.

Micky-T said...

I can't imagine how long something like that would take to do.
Fun to watch though.

How's the jumping coming?

Morgan said...

Chistopher, I think what irked me more than anything about the woman's comment was her elitist attitude. I've known single mothers who worked double shifts at crappy jobs to take care of their kids. I'm sure flipping burgers or scrubbing toilets wouldn't seem like the kind of effort that makes the world a better place to my mural painting acquaintance, but to a child who knows Mommy can make the rent and buy food that menial work is very important.
Creative people can be opinionated. But creative, sheltered people are often just plain obnoxious. Most people can't afford to sit around pondering the "importance" of their work.
Now, I feel really, really lucky to get paid for what I do. And not a day goes by that I don't remind myself that I could be stuck doing something I hate. So I don't judge the work of others or look down on what they may have to do to pay their way.
Your point about Beethoven was so well taken, and about what should be said to people who take themselves too seriously.

Morgan said...

Micky-t, it must have taken hours. But I'm glad he did it!
Jumping is going so-so. We had to skip lessons last week due to our instructor's move. She was supposed to take the lesson horses to a new stable and even gave us all her jumps two weeks ago to use with Oliver, the show pony we're training for Alex.
But she wasn't able to get moved and we had to take lessons at the old location on Tuesday with some pathetic homemade jumps.
I did do a short video of the lesson - set to music of course. ;-)
If you or anyone else cares to watch it's on the top right-hand side of the blog. It's the first video on the list. As usual, Duchess acted like a ninny. I'll be kind of glad to ride Tyson again. He's huge but has a lot more sense.

Bobbb - Citizen of Earth said...

That rocked!

As for this admin...

"If you are not completely appalled
You haven’t been paying attention"

thimscool said...

Now I'm in Sundance, Utah, with a bunch of family for a funeral. Went on a hike up to Timpanogos Cave National Monument, and toured the cave. I've decided that apsen trees are my favorite non-edible plants. Just ate a fabulous mom-cooked meal, and now I'm gonna crash 'cause I only got an hour of sleep last night (four days work were compressed into two prior to my 5AM flight this morning). Nicole and the bambini are still at the beach, living it up. I miss them.

This report brought to you by globe trotter and blog tease, Lucas Pookas, Sr.

thimscool said...

Crazy cat.

Morgan said...

I'm sorry you had to go to a funeral, Luke, but I'm glad you're getting to see some of the sights. I love Aspens, too. Aspens and river birches. Too many pines in N.C.
Now see, if you had a blog you could post pictures of the aspen trees. But that's how you are...tease, tease, tease...
The cat video was hysterical. We watched it about five times. Why that cat felt the need to haul that feather duster across that window I'll never know, but I'm glad it did. If it were my cat, I couldn't have filmed it without dropping the camera because I was laughing so hard.