cat and girl should guest star on jersey shore
Woah, creepy. I bought an ukulele last week.
as a youtube enthusiast who entirely agrees, and as someone who has been playing the ukulele and posting videos of me playing it,
i love it.
you mean that Balloon Boys dad ISN’T interesting?
christopher lasch/ susan sontag/ guy debord refernce?
I… bought a ukulele too : (
But months ago !
A movie of someone standing still… what a sophisticated comment on the visual arts of today. I wouldn’t have thought Cat was so avant-garde.
Cat is the David Lynch of his world.
aw hell, I thought he was commenting on how people always seem to stand still and wave when the video camera comes out.
It’s really bad on the old home movies from the ’60s.
I know I’ve said this before, but this comic only confirms it: Your comic is the closest thing (in terms of finding something so instantly endearing and wonderful that I want to read all of it at once) I’ve come to finding something I like as much as Calvin and Hobbes. And twice as relevant.
Damn, why did you remind me? I had my ukulele ripped off out of my house on Wednesday.
I… bought a ukulele too : (
But years ago !
fat men falling in chairs NEVER GETS OLD!
@julia: i think you inspired me to play guitar again. your awesome. i was gonna buy a ukelele but i already had the guitar and im broke. if your not julia nunes than nevermind.
Yeah, Cat’s awesome, but then Girl messes it all up by moving… she FROWNED! How dare she ruin his epic art-ness.
also, Moving Pictures by The Cribs is great tunes. that is all.
wait. no its not.
ok, it is.
definitely some sort of Guy Debord reference. whenever Dorothy writes about images in modern society it strikes me heavily of Debord, which speaks of how relevant Society of the Spectacle still is, if not more so, as when it was written.
The internet has created a new sort of Spectacle. Previously, the spectacle was mostly created and distributed by burgeoning mass media, with messages and ideas aimed at creating a populace at once comfortable with modern capitalism.
Now we have self-actualized spectacles. We create our own “hyper reality,” by defining who we are through the lens. “We all know how to behave in front of the camera.” We all know how to act. We all know how to hold up the lens to get the picture we want, instead of the stark, disappointing, and bland reality.
I committed social networking suicide over contemplating such ideas.
I don’t think everyone knows how to behave in front of the camera. Just have a look at http://antiduckface.com
I wanted to buy a ukulele, but knew I would never practise enough to be satisfied with the results.
Ukulele’s are everywhere these days, I go to a school where I acually expect to see 2 – 3 Ukulele’s daily(like 100-200 dollar ones.) It’s sort of this poppular instrument that you can’t go wrong with because it makes everything sound pretty and high.
I want a banjo
I have a banjo ukulele.
CAN’T … RESIST … CLICKING … PRETEND … PLAY … BUTTON!
i didnt even notice the youtube framing
my husband used to teach ukulele to aspiring elementary teachers when i was in teachers college. a room full of little guys on ukes is WAY easier on the ears than a room full of recorders.
this interest in ukes is how we found performance artist/uke fiend carmaig de forest, who led us to accordion wizard geoff berner, who makes my like so much better with his filthy drunken klezmer.
all of which is to say that i also need to hit the fake play button. a lot.
oops. life better, not like better. that’s, like, better.
yeah, but the spectacle is still an illusion even when its our own construction. we conform to hegemonic norms even if we hypothetically have the freedom to create our on-line personality. subversion is no more (if it ever were?).
oh i agree entirely. its all still illusion. that’s why its simply a facade of hyper-reality masking the boring reality of sitting at home on the internet posting photos to facebook.
subversion truly is no more. as Debord might say, “boredom is counter-revolutionary.”
hahaha that debord quote was my forum quote for a long time XD it looked like this – > http://i102.photobucket.com/albums/m102/chinche_chinche/boredomopy.jpg
talk about end of subversion… that pic was my visual for procrastination. i woudl say it was autoironic if irony didn’t became so mainstream :p
it’s kind of like selective breeding in animals. you always go for the traits you want to see most, until you’ve bred some kind of super-aggressive, disease-ridden- hey, it’s like the royal family line superimposed on television! two of the world’s greatest things, combined!
augh! girl totally called me on my banjo-lele playing. authenticity points?
And the moral of the story is… if you want some reality TV, look in the mirror!