Wednesday, June 06, 2007

30 Under 30 #12: Closing Time

Says Travis Bickle:
I don't believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention, I believe that one should become a person like other people.

Says Jon Ronson:
[T]he internet gives us the illusion that we're wonderfully gregarious people. When we type away on discussion boards and post comments on one another's blogs, it feels as if we're sitting outside a pub in the evening sunshine with our attractive, cool friends. But we aren't. That's what we did before we got addicted to the internet. Instead we perform some empty, unsatisfying facsimile of that. We sit alone in our rooms, becoming more and more isolated from society. And, inevitably, this turns us into mad, yelling, wild-eyed loons.

And that, more or less, is what happened.

MP3: Diary of a Taxi Driver (album version) - Bernard Herrmann


Lee said...

Does that explain why you are not on facebook and myspace anymore? I'm not so good at subtle. But I might be better at irony so I will steal the Bickle quote for my fb profile. Haha.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't take much to satisfy me. And hanging out at pubs certainly doesn't.