isolation, longing, and man as unsuccessful octopus

Because no one else on the internet was going to see the beauty of it and connect these two things in a post, I felt as though I had to. I suspect some won’t share my fascination, but I find them, when looked at together, to be quite beautiful and poetic… I’m imaging the two films playing endlessly on a split screen in a modern art museum… I should have been an artist.

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7 Comments

  1. mark
    Posted March 31, 2008 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    I fully expect to wake up with an offer from a modern art gallery in my in box.

    Seriously. I’m not kidding. I think, if I could get the tape of the man trying to force himself through the umbrella hole in his table, I’d have a piece worthy of the Whitney Biennial.

  2. mark
    Posted March 31, 2008 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    And, yes, I do think that the Ohio man was trying to force himself through the hole to escape his meaningless existence.

  3. MCNB
    Posted March 31, 2008 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Ever hear the old (1968) Woody Allen stand-up album?

    “Are you the man who beat the television?”

  4. Ol' E Cross
    Posted March 31, 2008 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    So, what you’re saying is, I perhaps should be a little more discreet about what goes on between me and my chiminea?

  5. Clay Pidgeon
    Posted April 1, 2008 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Great footage of a chiminea being made.

  6. Paw
    Posted April 1, 2008 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    As a completely unrelated aside, I do find the Sidetrack’s outdoor tables to be quite fetching.

  7. Anonymatt
    Posted April 1, 2008 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    I’m puzzled by your comment “I should have been an artist.” since you actually were an artist.

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