um…(shuffle shuffle)…how y’all doing…(cough)

So, I haven’t had much to say here lately. There isn’t much to say, really. Just been working at the job and dissertation. I haven’t had any Brilliant Thoughts to share with you lately, but don’t worry, I’ll rush right to my keyboard just as soon as one comes along.
I’ve been reading Seinfeld and Philosophy. It is pretty amusing, and makes me feel happy because I am familiar with the pop culture in question. Since about the turn of the millennium, I’ve become old, and no longer have any idea what’s going on. American Idol? I have no clue, other than vague memories of who Paula Abdul is.

4 Responses to “um…(shuffle shuffle)…how y’all doing…(cough)”

  1. Jeff says:

    You’re not old or out of touch with what’s going on. It’s just that there is NOTHING going on. We may very well be in the midst of an anti-Renaissance. I think all those glory years of television and movies, from the Mary Tyler Moores to the Friends and every Tom Hanks/Meg Ryan movie, have created a creative vacuum, effectively sucking the juice out of good, clean American culture for a few years. We’ll have to get by with our dvd’s and the occasional Happy Days reunion show until the next MASH comes along. See, we are not old. We are just better. 🙂
    Hope the job is going well.

  2. michele says:

    Hi, Jeff! Thanks for the vote of confidence, but I fear that’s what all the old people say. Things were better when we were young. Well, not when we were real young. That was the 70s, which still doesn’t have much to recommend it as a decade. Still, for the most part, being old is better, even if I don’t understand the kids these days.

  3. Jeff says:

    I am having flashbacks of Dana Carvey’s “Grumpy Old Man” bit. 🙂 “In my day….” I don’t understand the kids today either. That, in itself is ok, as long as they understand each other. Maybe I haven’t been exposed to large enough cross-sections of American and German kids, but I have to say I am a little worried about America’s standing in the world in the near future. I’m afraid what some people pass off as “colorful” or “creative” behavior in regards to American kids could very well be something less harmless. I can sometimes imagine a future where many Americn workers are answering to their better educated European bosses. I shouldn’t be so pessimistic. But, as Will Farrell (as Harry Carey) says “I guess I’m just a worrier.”

  4. michele says:

    Hm, I’m not sure what you’re referring to with the colorful behavior…I probably don’t want to know. You could be right, though. Wacky youth of America.

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