Buster Keaton

19 05 2012

Why is Buster Keaton so sad? He lives in a world of mishap. And why is it so funny to see him so sad. He is one of the most peculiar creations in the 20th century. Because he is an enigma. And because he addresses the real identity of humanity. Pathetic perhaps. But loveable. Not mean-spirited. But crafty. Almost sly. Later in his life he would talk. And he sounded hollow.

If there was a challenger to T. S. Eliot’s vision of the Hollow Men, it was Buster Keaton. And I think that Keaton’s is more honest. And more profound.

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Paul Roget

19 05 2012

One thing about the future is that it appears to be filled with… sexual taunting. A kind of S&M. There must be a lot of workout studios in the future because everyone is in such great shape. Paul Roget’s work and there is a lot of it, is part of this tradition. Of the future. (Something odd about that.)

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