Friday, July 29, 2011

I'm so Postmodern...or am I?

Today I was thinking about the ever amorphous term "postmodern." Most people use the word to describe something that is new, cool, or hip..and they generally use the word already realizing how ridiculous it sounds; it's a joke to them, as it is to most sane individuals (I'll explain later).

When intellectuals define postmodernism they generally use a bunch of big fancy words and lengthy paragraphs to say something that could easily be said in a few sentences (they do what I classify as "word dropping" -- it's essentially diction's equivalent of the concept of name dropping). To sum up, Post-modernism as a theory can be best described as the denial of universal truth and the inherent subjectivity of reality, morality, and experience. It denies religion as a universal means to truth. It denies science as a universal means to truth. Come to think of it, I can see why it's so hard to define. I guess in a world ruled by postmodern thought, postmodern could mean whatever you wanted it to mean. It could also mean whatever I wanted it to mean. The best part is, we'd both be right.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Blogosphere appears to be a lonely place...

I've got one follower.

Perhaps it really doesn't much matter what I write here as no one will probably read it.

Sarah Palin is Xenu.

Gumby rules.

Logical syllogism:

Major Premise: No male listens to Taylor Swift.
Minor Premise: Austin is a male (well sort of, I'm more conclusively male post-op).
Conclusion: Austin doesn't listen to Taylor Swift.

I'm bored.

Monday, July 18, 2011

It Begins...

I'm having a hard time understanding why typing this first post is so awkward. Maybe it's because I'm forcing it...


So, the other day I decided to start a blog. I'm doing it mostly because I see it as my duty to the internet. I utterly failed to find any enjoyment whatsoever out of twitter, and still don't really enjoy facebook. I guess you could say I'm at my social media "wits end." If blogging sucks too, I think I'm going to give up on social media. It just isn't doing it for me. Take twitter for example. It just seems like a stripped down version of facebook cluttered up with symbols like @, # and really visually unappealing links. Am I wrong in my evaluation? I digress... I guess the point of this blog is for me to either review, vent, muse, ramble, or comment on pretty much anything I want to.

Let's see how this goes.