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This is Ponderous
This is Ponderous
I admit I am lazy this week but it’s allowed right? Plus I’ve been doing some deep thinking on the subject of Shakespeare in the modern world and here's why if he were alive today all his plays would suck.
With our societies love of better living through chemistry all his really powerful characters would be on heavy HEAVY medication. , for example….
Hamlet would be on Zoloft or Prozac thus causing his angst ridden ass to be happy and mellow which would kill the story.
Puck would doubtlessly be on Ridilen killing his amusement value.
Romeo and Juliet would be forced into counseling by their parents thus causing them to end up hating each other.
Lady Macbeth would undoubtedly be stuck in an asylum for her own good.
Katherine (aka the shrew) would have embraced her lesbianism or sent to one of those religious “retreats” where they try to deprogram homosexual impulses.
And don’t even let me get started on King Lear.
Mind you we have to thank Freud for all this happy chemically induced bullshit, but if you think about it Freud had some serious problems too. Ok let me clarify….
It has been found that people tend to deal with their shortcomings in a few different ways; denial, projection, justification, repression and self abuse to name a few. Think about it now Freud basically said everyone is fucked up beyond belief (all men want to sleep with their mothers, fixations with different orifices, hysteria being cause by a woman’s reproductive organs, a clitoral orgasm not being real and so on). Who’s to say that he didn’t just make this shit up to justify his own problems?
Interesting thing to think about isn’t it? Of course it’s thoughts like this that really amused my psychology and English teachers and professors throughout my education. Then again I at one time debated going into psychology but then I figured I would have to be even more fucked up than I am already to major in that.
So last night was Tuesday night and those of you who read my blog know that Tuesdays are my night to hang out with fellow affers and get drunk. Last night the mod from one of the boards I’m on was there and told me point blank she hates me so I am debating quitting that board, I mean if people hate me why the fuck should I stay and amuse them with my inane banter?
Then again as the Lit once sang
“Can we forget about the things
I said when I was drunk
I didn’t mean to call you that
I can’t remember what was said or what you threw at me”
4/5/2006 6:18 pm
East...I am on my own self-imposed "sabbatical" if you will.....from both major local groups. I have my reasons. I couldn't tell you one way or another what to do because I was not there.|
All I can say is....do what your heart AND your head tell you to do. Not one or the other.