I would enjoy going to watch bill burr perform, as I don’t know how stand-up comedians can actually work today? comedy can do two things for humanity. first, it is a way for the worst of mankind’s behaviors, ideas, beliefs and has us look at the subject and laugh at something that really is terrible…but at least it gets the dark subject into the light. also, after watching stand-up, I think it also is a safe outlet for many people to get on a stage and save money on therapy, and not be out wandering the streets. there is a fine line between a genius comic and a someone doing therapy.
bill burr came onto my radar when I saw a video of him on a show talking about Lance Armstrong. I laughed because the comedian took something very sad and made me laugh about the lunacy of sports and the entertainment business. last night i was mindlessly flipping through American tv channels, bill bur was on Conan and he hit on a subject of overhyping, and diluting life with people anymore. it goes with the past few posts about “overhyping” and the “brand and image b*llshit” I see being thrown out.
where is the reality in life anymore? imagine when the robots get ahold of controlling the messages
rather than me blab, enjoy a short clip about the issue from bill burr’s perspective (he says is far more succinctly and with humorous analogies.”
the rest of the story is that I worked in the industry of merchandising and the reality with live entertainment you have something called “opportunity cost,” which means that all you have to make money is in that one space of time where you almost had a monopoly on what people could and could not purchase (that was before the debt loads and greed of modern entertainment house of cards – I hear the spice girls are having another reunion?)
I digress. I have no qualms about an old act making money, nor do I find it odd that bands on tour today like Metallica, the rolling stones, or U2 can go out and sill a stadium. this fact actually amazes me.
what I do not understand is why people spend ridiculous amounts of money, want to buy access to some idea or ideal to experience or be something they aren’t – and then think they are.
maybe I just answered the question. when technology gave everyone access, I think perhaps everyone thought they were in some way special and/or society created a monster we are in with today, that being “everyone is a hero” yet few do actual heroic things.
maybe being in nature, away from any human, teaches one some humility that there is something far greater than an opinion or like on some lame social media outlet?
I am going for a walk in the woods. it is snowing, and there is a distinct frequency of nature and reality versus that of what humans create and amplify, hype, and overhype. I have to confess that the most peaceful and amazing hour in a while was spent walking through an untouched forest in a snowstorm. it reaffirmed that all the things we are doing with technology to help people with a virtual or augmented experience – simply brings me back to a place where, “you really don’t need this technology” the real experience is there and is free, but humans are “too busy” or “self-important” to just be in a moment of life.
funny how that gerbil mill can catch up to you and you don’t even realize you are on it.