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Month: February 2007

Shiroi Koibito

Oh, holy hell do I have a lot to cover. Unfortunately, due to a lot of the strenuous events listed below, I’ve come down with a 100.5 fever and the flu. I’m being confined to my room for the next couple days. Oh well. Plenty of time to blog.

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God, grant me the gasoline to set everyone on fire

Dance like you’re stamping on a human face forever, love like you’ve been in a serious car crash that minced the front of your brain, stab like no one can arrest you, and live like there’s no such thing as God.

(thank you, Warren Ellis)

Eating cake

So I saw Marie Antoinette, which was long, drawn-out, and ultimately pointless — which was exactly the point.

What?

So pretty much everyone in the movie was a vacuous bint, obsessed with

  • cute dogs
  • shopping
  • partying
  • snack food
  • gossip
  • sex

The characters did not have much depth, much in the way of interpersonal connections, or much substance to them. They lived a carefree existence, blithely ignoring all around them, until there were people with pitchforks at their doors, bringing them to the guillotine.

Now, how many insubstantial, gossipy, fashion-, partying-, and pet-obsessed people do you know, who live well beyond their means, ignoring all the bad news in the world in favor of keeping an ignorantly blissful life? As I watched the movie, I kept thinking of every pair of ridiculous shoes I’d seen on some woman’s feet, every cutesy Hello Kitty-esque mascot I’d seen on someone’s overpriced handbag, and every sweater-wearing dog I’d ever seen out for a walk.

Have to wonder when the head-chopping’s going to start. When do tickets go on sale?

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