All I can handle  

tekweezel 62M
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3/5/2006 6:17 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

All I can handle

I have a friend who enjoys watching this "ultimate fighting" business on TV. He made the statement during some sort of championship telecast that "if they'd pay me real money I'd go three rounds with either one of those guys."

I looked at the two people in the cage thingy, looked at him, and pointed out. "No, you'd show up, in some pretty trunks, the big mother honker in the middle would say, "fight", and ten seconds later you'd be on your way to the emergency room."

People like that hit things all day. They hit other people, and get hit by other people, and when they aren't doing it they are thinking about doing it. I'm not sure, but I'd guess that's the nature of being committed to what you do regardless of what it is. I have been around long enough to know that most things are more difficult than they appear on TV. If a person is a real expert on anything it is because they put in the time and effort, and made the sacrifices.

I am alway irritated by TV shows where a bunch of C list sissies poke fun at what Madonna was wearing, or Cher's last platinum album. I'd love to be able to say "Butthead, that lady can fill a stadium whenever she get's ready. Who the fuck are you?" Of course I saw them both when they were relative unknowns, and I promise you they worked for everything they got.

Me, I make machines. It's what I do, it's what I think about. I don't even claim to be an expert at that. I am not a philosopher, or a guru, or a poet. I know squat about metaphysics, or the nature of reality, and have no desire for celebrity or a cult following. I don't want the pressure.

When I get an e mail that says "Machine arrived last night, wife is on the couch waiting for her knees to stop shaking. I don't seem to be able to make a fist. Thank you" that's as cool as I ever need to be.

I'm not a superstar, just a guy in a trailer making machines. If I can learn to do that well. then I am satisfied. It may not be much, but it's all the coolness I can handle.

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