Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Eternal Return

Thankful to be home and back in reality. The clients have tubes with suction cups on one end and funnels on the other which they use to drain the life from me. Now I am back, relieved to be in the normal carnival of ridicule and fecklessness that is my snuggly blanket. Must prepare for wizard visit on Thursday, not the rotund one, no, another lither, more delightful wizard. A wizard of hope for tomorrow.

As for irony, I have been thinking about it, based on Corny's and FB's posts. It is difficult to put into words what it means in images and probably everyone interprets it or misinterprets it differently. The dictionary says, among other definitions, that irony is the use of words to express something other than and especially opposite than the literal meaning. So translating that into images, into the recent history of painting is a problem kind of, no? I guess you can begin to narrow it down to work that self-consciously utilizes an image or a style to say - this is not what it seems, it has two readings, one is literal, the other is "knowing" of its context, perhaps the opposite meaning. I don't know. I am trying to understand it better myself.

That's my 2 cents.

I must use the hose of reality to clean the filmy scum of possibly wasted efforts and useless self-lacerations off me. Come here, hose.

12 comments:

mountain man said...

The hose is working.

sloth said...

Yay for the new wizard, ems! A ritual sacrifice will be made for lucks.

krixfort said...

I would like to borrow your hose when you are through please. Thank you.

fairy butler said...

please hose! come bathe me in the waters of life.

postmoderndebunker said...

Good luck with the wizard!!! Hope it goes swell.

Evilbot said...

Grrrr.

wizard charmer said...

I am loaning you my special powers of charmingness, MM.

hammy said...

the magical hose washes away intestinal polyps and smooths the lines of the colon. peace is coming in hose form!

Corny said...

I see sme of my clients use it (irony) and don't even know they're using it... it's sometimes default mode, very natural way to be. Is it so bad though? I think there was some Irony backlash and it became a dirty word.
The wizard sounds like a very powerful force for the good.

Mountain Man said...

Irony doesn't have to be bad, does it? Certain words become taboo like expressionism was for a while. I say no. If it seems off limits it's a good idea to re-visit. I guess irony can be tiresome, if you're so knowing all the time it seems that you have no feelings...feelings are special. Feelings are for puppets and real people. And kitties. Better get some bedrest, my eyes are going googly again. Soon they will be x's.

Corny, do you have any special punishment devices for your clients? Thumbscrews? Electrocution collars? Let me know.

Rusty said...

I don't get no respect...

Mountain Man said...

Rusty, I respect you. Definitely. Sight unseen. You got it, my man.