Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Turn your brain off sometimes, you'll have more fun!

Can you turn your brain off and watch or listen to something and find good in it even if it is not your taste? Some may find this a fault, but I take pride in the fact that I can do this.

Following a conversation with Pat Casey the other night, during which he commented on my massively varied taste in almost everything, I started thinking about personal taste. Those of you who know me know that I am obsessed with anything retro, b-grade, funky or kitschy...most things that the majority of the population would find "bad taste". I enjoy such things because they make me laugh, remind me of my childhood or the general "uniqueness" of it will make me NEED it. On the other end of the "taste spectrum", I have a huge respect for classic things (art, music, furniture, movies). But because these things are so readily available or common, I don't feel the need to surround myself them...I can see them almost everywhere.

The other day I was driving to work and the new Kelly Clarkson (sp?) song came on the radio and I found myself grooving to the tune. At first I felt guilty...then I stopped and said to myself, "Self, you have every right to groove to this tune...it's pretty damn catchy!"...guilt be gone!

I often turn my brain off when watching movies...if I don't, I'll be full hate and spite, much like "Milk and Cheese", right Ms. Goodwin? There is, however, one "film" out there that I am utterly UNABLE to like...that movie would be John Water's "Pecker"...I've tried and I just can't.

I have no idea what my point is in all this...I just felt the need to write something in my BLOG...but my advice to y'all is;
"Turn your brain off once in a while...life becomes more entertaining when you do."

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

i too hate Pecker... it made me sooo irritated that i could have killed your dog... but i hate far more often than you... it's the Randy Quaid of movies....

patti

Bar Belle said...

does it really take THAT much for you to want to kill my dog?...I hate Pecker so much, I think it is worse than Randy Quaid...he is monsterous, but he at least made me laugh in the "Vacation" movies...

Anonymous said...

you're right... just about anything is an excuse to kill your dog... stubbed my toe for example... bad hair day...hole in my sock irritating...it's raining...got salt in my eye...Ricky oH told me to....so i guess Pecker more likely makes me wanna punch god himself in the throat...
...Randy Quaid isn't that bad... he's just hard to look at... he got the short end of the stick... ACCROSS HIS FACE!!!!... amusing in Kingpin too...

patti

Anonymous said...

Patti = Devil

RK

Anonymous said...

Roy seeing UFO's = lust for anal probe.

PG

Anonymous said...

Lust for anal probe = Drooling

RK

Slackhopper said...

slackhopper blog = chat room for crazy friends

Anonymous said...

dang Roy... I think donna thinks we are misusing her blog... looks like we'll have to resort to Plan 9.... YES...PLAN 9!.... ALERT CRISWALL...

pg

Slackhopper said...

"..stupid, STUPID humans!..."