October 19, 2012 § Leave a comment
Today my HBO Go brought me a film about a man who is so much like me. Alan Berliner.
He made a movie called Wide Awake. It’s about him and his insomnia.
It’s more like an artistic vlog-like story about an author-character than like a documentary. But it’s worth watching. You can follow him in his journey through doctors’ offices, arguments with tired but still understanding wife and mother, who, due to some theories, is partially responsible for his adult son’s insomnia. It’s about destruction of social life caused by this disease (?), about collecting obsession and imaginary ways of cheating Death.
It inspired me to make a couple of resolutions. Starting tommorow with a walk in the morning.
October 19, 2012 § 2 Comments
It’s 2:19 AM here and I am crawling the Web. And I found this.
Some things make you wonder why they have never been done before. This is one of those cases.
Greek pot paintings look just like platformers. It’s so straightforward and accurate at the same time.
But God, PC-only?
October 15, 2012 § Leave a comment
October 14, 2012 § Leave a comment
I should’ve already gone to sleep, of course, but I haven’t yet.
I finished reading Rant by Chuck Palahniuk about two hours ago and it doesn’t want to get out of my head.
It’s a strange story about a boy nicknamed Rant who lets animals bite him so that he feels anything different from the ordinary. He gets rabies which mutates inside his organism and later becomes epidemic.
When he gets older, he runs to „the City”, where he becomes on of the party crashers – people taking part in a weird car-game.
Once Rant leaves Middleton for “the city,” already infected with rabies, he gets involved with the Party Crashers. Bored with life and looking to meet people (!), the Crashers play bumper cars with their real cars, smashing into each other in an elaborate game that’s part prank, part performance art, part bonding ritual. Sometimes the players even dress up and pretend to be part of wedding parties: Picture both men and women dressed as brides “throwing white rice to hurt.” [Popmatters]
What is the most disturbing after having read Rant a few weeks after Survivor is this thought: many of these peculiar, dark events that Palahniuk writes about could be happening right outside my window.