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I found the thinking man wearing a dunce cap. The image shows me in class exactly. Well maybe not exact, I’m not a man, but I think really hard and yet it just leads to the dunce cap which means I end up feeling stupid no matter how hard I think out the problem.
I might fail out actually….because ultimately the thinking man can think as long as he wants, but if he never comes up with something interesting or good it doesn’t matter. In advertising if its not a sellable idea then what’s the point? Its a brutal business.
Sorry for the low res. My cell’s camera is not always so reliable, but it gets the job down. So ever feel like the thinking man in a dunce cap?
This is a review on Kanye’s album, not my own beautiful dark twisted fantasy. That would more than likely interest you, but thats not something I would put on a blog. Maybe Kanye would. Actually I know he would. No need to discuss that.
So the album is amazing and everyone else is talking about it, so why would I? No one wants a blog that says what everyone else says cuz that would be instant death.
So here goes: the album is amazing because it combines the old school with the things of today. And the craftmanship in the production is astounding. Its got the old skool hip hop feel, but with autotune and plenty of rap (of course). This album reminds me of Curtis Mayfield actually. Not when he was with the Impressions, but afterward when he started doing Funk.
And if you haven’t seen the Runaway video watch it. Its what Kanye shows that he believes to be beautiful, well at least while making this album. I can’t say he thinks or feels the same way for long, its just that this vid shows for at least a moment what he feels to be beautiful. It is not a waste of your 35 minutes. This vid is Kanye’s version of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker and it’s got a tribute to him in it. Its very minimalistic, has Selita Ebanks, and a lot of ballerinas. Its definitely at least a little twisted, but it goes well with his Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
In part three and the end of the series of why I should have my own show. In part 1, I mentioned that I had the Fame and would explain it more so here I go. Seriously how many non-famous people find people they don’t know waving at them, have stalkers, and find that they must constantly escape from people? Not anyone I know of except me. If you share this probably please share it with me.
I figure I must look like someone famous at the rate that people wave at me and I have no idea who the heck they are. I’ve been told I look like Beyonce’s younger sister Solange, but really how famous is she? And I’ve been told I look like Alicia Keys, but I think thats mostly for hair style. And as for stalkers? I have at least one. Unfortunately one has my number…so he keeps calling…and you know I want nothing to do with that. Last time I spoke to him he was like he didn’t care if I kept hanging up on him as long as he could hear my voice…for some reason he thinks I’m the only person that understands him. I would consider changing my number if he called more often…
As for escaping from people. I sometimes wish I had a bodyguard. I could be with a group of people, yet crazy people just tend to walk towards me…or people -really ugly, old dudes- keep trying to talk to me. I want nothing to do with that and its not even like I’m walking by myself. Literally my friends and I have more than once had to pile into a car and take off before we were actually in our seats because someone was walking towards me and saying something…ends up looking like this.
Or if I wear something a bit different things can get interesting… If it looks really nice girls decided they MUST go shopping right then or just say really awkward things. If its a bit weird everyone feels like they must comment on it. For example once I went on in my softball shirt which features a flaming unicorn. One person went absolutely nuts raving how awesome it was, while another kept saying thats really weird, why would you wear that and this was just a trip to the grocery store.
I find that my life is not normal as it is, but if I do actually become famous it will probably be like this times 10 which would pretty much suck. Although at the moment I feel like I’m famous without the benefits of being famous, well maybe I have some. What are the benefits anyways? That everyone knows who you are? Is that really a benefit?
So do you want to become famous?
Hell Week is over. I guess I wasn’t one of the 300 Spartans who went to their death, because I survived. Even though I survived Hell Week I went into it with everything I had and before I could tell you any of this I had to sleep the sleep of the dead. I was absolutely exhausted. I’m still tired so I’ve wrapped myself in mindlessness which is basically all the things I haven’t had time to do for like the past month. I went back to read manga, watch Glee…really anthing just to relax.
During Hell Week, an ipod Touch that I’m in the process of buying really saved me. I was able to check my email without turning on my computer and it allowed me to not have to print. I could just walk around with the script for each presentation and study it at whatever time of night or day I was able to. Without that I would have gotten even less sleep than I already did. And at the point I was at I was already blacking out. My body was just ready to collapse…no one should ever let themself get that tired. I know I just sounded like an ipod ad…the kind for which people volunteer to talk about a product…its probably the effect of hearing so many advertisements…It would be really neat to get free products when you talk about them, but for that I would really need higher viewership on my blog. As it is now I highly doubt Apple would care that I’m writing about their products.
But if they do care or if you know a lot about the mac and like them, I’m planning on buying a mac and its so freakin’ expensive I keep having doubts as to whether I really do want one. Does the laptop have as much life improving functions as the Touch? Cuz that Touch is really helpful. Keynote would be really nice and so would the touchpad. What else does it have?
I know, I know everyone wants their own show. They think it’ll make them famous, but you probably already have to be famous to get your own show for the most part. I don’t want a show in order to be famous. Hell I don’t care if I’m actually in it. I just believe that the things that happen to me are so weird and funny that my life should be a show. A reality show would be the last thing that would give it justice really, but my life could easily be a sitcom or a cartoon. A comic would work too. Really it would be like one of those Nickelodeon or Disney shows like icarly, Even Stevens or something.
I said a few posts ago that my life’s like the Apprentice, which it is, but when you combine that with The Fame hilarity ensues and that hilarity is y life. If you’ve been reading my posts you know I’m obsessed with Lady Gaga so when I say the Fame I say it with what her definition. Everyone can have the Fame whether you’re actually famous or not.
So what happened this past week?
1. I was kidnapped
2. I had to basically run from people…I think people think I’m famous or something. It keeps leading to really awkward situations which I’ll get to another time…I feel like I need a body-guard quite often…
3. A lady tried buying Dane Cook tix from me that I don’t have. Not to mention Dane Cook was in Richmond several weeks ago…and I don’t even like Dane Cook.
4. Saw a Segway Tour. They always make me laugh. It’s a shame the Segway creator drove off a cliff on a Segway…
5. I went back to the Martin Agency so I thought I was on Mad Men. I wasn’t doing any advertising while I was there though…but I did see the Geico Gecko.
What happened wasn’t as bad as I’m gonna make it sound so don’t worry about my safety, but recently I was kidnapped by a mustached fiend. You know the guy that always ties the girl to the railroad tracks. It was all thanks to four loko. Yes, the energy alcoholic drink can turn someone into a kidnapper such as Dick Dastardly. Really I kind of wish the mustached guy had a pencilstache, then I could’ve said I’d been kidnapped by Dick Dastardly. But who would believe that? Is it wrong that I think that would’ve been awesome? He had more of a 70s porn mustauche to celebrate Movember. Too bad huh?
Four Loko and Staches don’t mix. Don’t do it.
Four Loko has been known to make people do some crazy shit. Think it should be banned?
As soon as Halloween was over it was like screw Thanksgiving, lets do Christmas. Usually its after Thanksgiving they worry about Christmas, but Christmas is the big money maker. I guess our economy’s not doing great and they say the recession’s over…
I don’t know why the atheists are against Christmas still, because honestly its all about consumerism now. Maybe they had one too many Christmas cards with the Nativity scene or God blessing them.
The earlier I hear about Christmas, the more watered down the season feels for me. Especially if I’m hearing about it in ads. I don’t mind talking about Christmas in fact I like to and I’m eager to celebrate the holiday, but not because I want stuff and that’s all the commercials focus on. And I like Thanksgiving so lets not skip it for the eagerness of money and gifts that Christmas is going to bring.
What do you think? Fine with Christmas season starting right after Halloween? Or want it after Thanksgiving?
Many people have a fear of speaking in front of a crowd. It completely understandable. I’ve gotten more used to it thanks to having to speak in front of people often, but I’m still not completely comfortable. How many people are?
So I had to sing in front of class today. I’m a terrible singer. I’ve known this since I was 7. I was sure I was not good at anything musical. It just wasn’t my talent. I’ve gotten better now. I can somewhat play the guitar and I can hear what makes a song good, but sadly my singing hasn’t really improved. Beyonce’s voice won’t be coming out of me anytime soon. So of course I was horrified with even the idea of singing in front of others. But I got through it. Maybe it’ll help me be more comfortable in front of others. I don’t know, but there’s not much worse I could do in front of a large group than sing when you can’t sing.
For class, we had to write a song with our own melody about something we love. Knowing I can’t sing I wanted it to be funny so I sang about Sesame Street. I even got to mention Katy Perry in a line of the song. Sadly most people in my class didn’t know about Katy Perry singing hot and cold while chasing Elmo or that this video was banned from the show, but not from You Tube. People complained that she had shown too much cleavage for a children’s show.
What do you think about Katy Perry’s attempt to be on Sesame Street?
I wonder what Elmo would think of this shirt….think she’ll ever be back on the show?
Saying my life is like the Apprentice and Shark Tank, I’m sure you know I’m somehow into business. True, but not quite. I’m in school for advertising and it does not feel like school. It feels like a straight up reality show. In fact it would be interesting to watch too.
Every week we have to come up with entire campaigns and other assignments that if it was for undergrad would’ve taken weeks all at the same time. And then we have any number of presentations in one week. Not to mention we have people drop out, and fail out… All we need is Donald Trump saying “You’re Fired.” After this program I’m sure I could win the Apprentice and get my business through the Shark Tank. Of course I would need a business….I’m working on it. I plan to launch this winter. I have the domain name. I just have to figure out how to make a site…but that would be for another post.
It can’t be a reality show without rumors of “snake handlers” and “seas of venomous snakes” which we have in plenty.
A successful end to this show will be a good job that makes enough money so I can pay off these loans. Its an indirect win. I wish we were in it for straight cash or maybe not…those snake handlers might get out of control then. But then I wouldn’t be so infernally broke. But as they say “Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” Its better to actually learn skills instead of just go after the cash. But better is not easier.
Anybody else living a reality show?