Vantage point

Tuesday, November 05, 2002


My midterms start tomorrow and so you probably may not see to much of me on the blogsphere for the coming week. There are so many blogs I love that if I start reading one, I slowly branch off to others and before I know it, BAM, 2 hours gone. So this is a self enforced week long sabbatical from this wonderful world.

Before I go though, here are some very interesting lines from "Almost Famous" which I saw yesterday. Mull over them.

LESTER BANGS: Aw, man. You made friends with them! See, friendship is the booze they feed you. They want you to get drunk on feeling like you belong.
WILLIAM: (ruefully) Well, it was fun.
LESTER BANGS: They make you feel cool. And hey. I met you. You are not "cool."
WILLIAM: I know. Even when I though I was, I knew I wasn't.
LESTER BANGS: That's because we are uncool! And while women will always be a problem for guys like us, most of the great art in the world is about that very problem. Good-looking people have no spine! Their art never lasts! They get the girls, but we're smarter.
WILLIAM: I can really see that now.
LESTER BANGS: Yeah, great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex, and sex disguised as love... and let's face it, you got a big head start.
WILLIAM: I'm glad you were home.
LESTER BANGS: I'm always home! I'm uncool!
WILLIAM: Me too!
LESTER BANGS: (leveling) The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what we share with someone else when we're uncool.
WILLIAM: (distraught) I feel better.

Back to Management Accounting 102 then. Adios.