1) TUNE-UP THAT THEORY
The culture is awash in two primary types of Conspiracy Theory: A) that which is socially unacceptable because it challenges our cherished sense of the Norm and B) the Physically Impossible. My analytical method involves ruling out the latter (B) from the very beginning. Ruling out the Physically Impossible saves time. Relating to which…
Class-Conscious commentator Dave Chappelle knocked me out with this humane and astute and perfectly-delivered bit:
Chappelle famously had a “meltdown” (c. 2004?) and “walked away from Hollywood” for seven years. When he came back, he had grown a bit older (he started performing at 14 and was rail-thin before his disappearance) and larger. The persistent populist Conspiracy Theory about Chappelle is that he was “replaced by a clone” when he quit.
Were that true, Chappelle’s clone would be just about 15-years-old today.
2) Pockets of Quantum Leap Amidst the Precipitous Decline
Pop music these days is, as we know (using our very own relentlessly-assaulted senses) worse than ever and clearly far from bottoming out: wait until it’s only pedo-dream holograms “singing” computer-generated songs; I give it another ten years at most… yet, the Popular Song is here and there reaching staggering heights of composition and production. Example: these cinematic, witty and very strange lyrics to a Retro-Futuro tune, about a resort on the Moon, by unrecognized literary talent Alex Turner:
3) Root Cause of Depression (for people with actual jobs) = DUH
Go right to @3:39
4) Paradigm Shift: Pablo Picasso Was Friend-Zoned: This changes EVERYTHING
5) You Are So Very Welcome
6) BECAUSE THE VAST MAJORITY OF THINGS NEVER HAPPENED