|what does meaning mean?|
the magical balloon ride of mister brooks
Since time immemorial or at least since the Coolidge Administration (perhaps the zenith of American culture but let's hope not because there is still a chance we can pull off this dream I like to call 'America') (that's what it says on the map anyways, and I'm going to assume for now that the map is correct)....Anyhooz, since that vague, unspecified era long ago wherein everyone who lived through it is dead and therefore unable to contradict me, philosophers have debated the question of meaning. So ask yourself? What does 'meaning' mean? It sounds pretty damn confusing, doesn't it? How does one precisely define an inherently abstract concept? We give meaning but we are not really sure how we do it.
So I'm going to skip the hard stuff and go back to my usual bullshit: Chin up, fly right, obedience to the old virtues, not the new ones (I will let you know what those are), and all that other crap I poop out into print on a regular basis.
For example, here's a speech I found by a famous actor who played heroes in movies and therefore can set an example for us all: John Wayne Gacy. He had some very inspiring words:
When you drug and handcuff a guy and then forcibly sodomize him as he's bent over a pool table, some people are not going to like you. When you slowly suffocate him to death, some people are not going to like you. But you have to live the life that you were meant to live. When the police find the corpses and you're sitting on death row, some people are not going to like you. But that is no reason to change who you are. We mean what we do.
Inspiring words from a great man.
Thank you, John Wayne Gacy, but most of all, thanks for HONDO. I love that movie.
Surely now you can see that a life with 'meaning' is much better than a life with 'happiness'. Celebrate every 16-hour day you spend fighting traffic and drudgery, and I will celebrate it with you! (From my summer house in Maine or perhaps my condo in gay Paris.) It is meaning, which trust me is so much better than the cash in my pockets given to me by whoring myself out to elite whom I truly despise. I just take their money and say whatever they tell me to say.
Vive le meaning!