Saturday, February 8, 2014

I Can't Seem to Find.... Molly

Well this should be an interesting post.  Have you ever heard the song Molly by Tyga?

 Vevo Official Music Video "Molly" by Tyga, Cedric Gervais, W.

I've been searching everywhere, but I can't seem to find Molly.  

The rest of the words in this song are pretty shitty.  "Got a whip so fast that I caught a ticket speedin', got a bitch so bad that I'm never ever cheating"  Deep.  

Since Tyga and Cedric Gervais can't seem to form anything thoughtful from their drug habit, I'll give it a shot.  With my nine.  Sorry, couldn't resist.  I literally have been searching everywhere for Molly (myself) but I can't seem to find her anywhere.  Like a drug, there are a lot of highs and lows, I never know what to expect (am I laced with something?  am I in my pure state?  am I getting screwed over on the price?  is this going to turn into cardiac arrest?  you know, the normal questions one asks about themselves/the drugs they're about to ingest)   I don't want you to think from the tone of this post that I'm down and out about this, I think everyone goes through this at some point in their life, and I'm having fun so its all good, but I really am looking for Molly!  

Now, since you've politely read my mini-self inflection piece, go to this website and read about the actual drug from CNN's perspective.  If you think about me (or someone else you know who has this name) instead of the drug every time the name is mentioned, its a lot more entertaining.  At least it was for me.

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Future Past Present

I've just finished reading A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.  It somehow managed to weave time back and forth without ever actually confirming "20 years later..." or however long or short the time between chapters was.  Great book- super odd, but really enjoyable.  I've always enjoyed plot lines that manage to bring many seemingly unrelated things together (one of the many reasons why I love Seinfeld, especially the last few seasons)

This book goes into the future without any forewarnings, which threw me off guard a bit.  I don't like reading other people's ideas or forecasts about what the future will hold.  Yes, it is fascinating to think of the possibilities, but it is also terrifying.  The only thing that anchors me to real life when I go down the metaphorical rabbit hole is thinking about books from the past that predicted futures in far-off times, like 2001 *gasp* imagining floating cars and mind-reading kitchen appliances (so basically The Jetsons).  We are well past 2001 and my refrigerator definitely doesn't read my mind- if it did, I would be morbidly obese.  These past ideas of the future are not happening, so I can hope that the futures I read today will not come to pass.  But maybe these ideas aren't so far-fetched and are happening today or will happen soon, maybe not word-for-word, but metaphorically.  Take for instance, The Handmaid's Tale, because when the government gets involved in these stories, things start getting a little fuzzy and start to sound like events that are happening right now.  Its eerie sometimes.  Which is why I don't like to get sucked into that thinking very often.  The view of the future in Good Squad was not nearly as dark as some other novels and probably much more likely to happen, specifically the future language.  Egan describes an instant messaging device and writes out what is written and the written word is changed in a way that I can see happening as we speak.  "if thr r childrn, thr mst b a fUtr, rt?"