Ah! This is so genius, Dorthy! Boredom rises to haunt us again… You rock AND roll (no or about it)!
The tapping of a nail on the glass of a smart phone is like the heart beneath the floorboards of my mind. It will drive me mad, I promise!
Whither is boredom? I will tell you. We have killed him — you and I. All of us are his murderers. But how did we do this? How could we drink up the sea? Do we not feel the breath of empty space? Has it not become colder? Is not night continually closing in on us? Do we hear nothing as yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying boredom? Boredom is dead. Boredom remains dead. And we have killed him.
The paradoxical state of boredom, which is neither being nor non-being.
We must accept that boredom was not a part of the past, but that its origins were always spectral. Our world is one of long held grudges where society is history given form. the past is our present and the present is saturated with the past.
This is what make the spectres of boredom and nostalgia such crucial beasts. They give lie to both linear history and a permanent postmodernism. We must no longer remember the past. We must haunt it, on the same terms it does to us if we are ever to unfold its layers of mystery.
Great, hilarious strip.
There’s always this weird, present notion that boredom and ennui and other “existential” problems didn’t exist to the average person in the distant past cause they were too busy, like, working themselves to death and beating their kids, or worshiping God and trying to get to heaven, or worrying about some totally other thing like disease or spiders or dictators or giant murderous soccer games.
But I feel no certainty what the middle or working class really felt or thought, and how temporary our current states or concerns are, because none of them had blogs back then.
Also, because I’ve done no research….too busy reading blogs.
Okay, I’m bored now. When’s the next C&G coming?
And the moral of the story is.. That boredom was never really dead, it was inside of you all along.
Just like everything else… *shudder*
Boredom was bored to death… which brought it back to life. It’s truly immortal.
Life In A First World Country Part II: Boredoms Revenge.
Zumthor extolls Zombie Joesph Bueys in Sunday’s NYT Magazine!!!!! (I just had to tell you)
so you DID see my website!
Boredom is a minor form of arrogance. It’s the attitude that nothing is worth your attention.
I’ve never had patience for bored people, it’s a sign of a total lack of imagination combined with egotism, a lazy mind demanding others entertain it.
It was never dead, too many protest it by resurrecting it.