Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Chris Port Blog #85. Apathy Maddens, Caring Kills. From ‘Not Giving A F**k’ To ‘Away With The Fairies’...

“In many ways the world is nothing but a pile of shit. But it can also be very beautiful...”

~ Mafia hitman Richie “The Hammer” Ginelli in Thinner by Stephen King (written under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman), 1984.

All the great artists, philosophers and scientists have said much the same thing. If it’s good enough for the greatest human beings who ever lived, I’m sure it’s good enough for the likes of you and I. But beauty is giving a f**k...

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'Not Giving a F**k!’  by Jon Lajoie

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“Are you stressed because of work, family, or relationship problems? Are you tired of focusing your time and energy on projects and activities without seeing any positive results? Do you feel like you have the weight of the world crashing down on your shoulders?

Well, we have just the solution for you. Try not giving a f**k! Not giving a f**k improves your quality of life significantly by drastically reducing your capabilities of giving a f**k. Scientists have proven that the average human being gives 60 percent too much of a f**k about most daily activities.

Why worry about your finances, your health, your reputation, and the well-being of your friends and family when you can simply not give a f**k about those things!

You’ll be able to do things that you never thought possible such as:

  • growing a mustache
  • wearing sweatpants in public
  • peeing on children, then yelling at their parents for trying to stop you
  • having hookers for lunch everyday
  • masturbating with stolen cheese

and much much more…

Why give a f**k when you can NOT give a fuck? Just listen to these testimonies…

Cliff Baconcock (chair builder): I used to like chinese food, but now I don’t give a f**k.

Jon Lajoie (internet loser): Last night I drank two pints of gasoline and swallowed a box of birth control pills. For a couple hours I actually thought that I was Patrick Swayze. Not giving a f**k is awwwesome.

Steve (badass motha f**k a): You want some of this bitch?

Jon Lajoie: No, no… you don’t give a f**k.

Steve (badass motha f**k a): You want some of this bitch?

Jon Lajoie: No, you don’t give a f**k.

Steve (badass motha f**k a): You want some of this bitch?

Jon Lajoie: Just, just say “you don’t give a f**k.”

Steve (badass motha f**k a): Ah, you don’t give a fuck.

Jon Lajoie: Okay, never mind.

Beware of imitators such as not giving a shit, not giving a c**t suck, and Nick Nolte. Call now and get a free picture of this guy who clearly does not give a f**k. Start not giving a f**k today because seriously, who gives a f**k?

Side effects may include daily wake and bakes, chronic masturbation, lack of masturbation, lack of motivation, and Marlon Brando.”

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A good joke :D But a way to live your life? Ill advised. I’ve met people who genuinely didn’t give a f**k. They were all unpleasant, boring or insane (often all three). The only people who truly don’t give a f**k are psychopaths, the beaten, and martyrs ;)

“Ego et glácies, male lunae occurrit.
Cor conatur evacuare aqua contra operationem mare.
Tragoedia? Suus tantum aqua.”
~ Marty Gull

“Ego and ice, ill met by moonlight.
Oh the heart is a pump working against an ocean.
Tragedy? It’s just water."
~ Marty Gull

“O Cor homine figentes 
Mare est salsa aqua
Lacrimis ne.”
~ Marty Gull

“Oh, heart of a man in danger of drowning
The water of the sea is salty
Not with tears.”
~ Marty Gull

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The Stolen Child
by W. B. Yeats (1886)

[Faeries beguile a child to come away with them...]

'... Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand...'

'... For he comes, the human child,
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than he can understand...'

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The word ‘fairy’ is ultimately derived from the latin ‘fata’, the personified ‘fates’, known as the Parcae. There were three of them: Nona, Decima and Morta. Nona spun the thread of life. Decima measured it. Morta cut it, choosing the time and manner of death. Even the Gods feared them...

[Marty doesn't].

The word ‘fey’ is completely unrelated and comes from a different root language. It originally meant ‘fated to die’ or ‘having forebodings of death’.

[Marty chooses his fate of his own free will].

The sense of being enchanted and taken to a supernatural dimension also gives the word ‘fey’ other meanings of ‘visionary’ or ‘mad’. 

[Marty sees the 'real' world (i.e. the dominant ideology) as being the real madness].

The different meanings continuously intertwine around each other. Hence the phrase ‘Away with the fairies’, meaning not facing reality, living in a dreamworld.  

[Marty is considered to be 'away with the fairies' by those who don't speak the same language 'game'].

The phrase ‘Away with the fairies’ only came into modern parlance in the late 20th century and is now used as a kind of gentle mocking of idealism as unrealistic naivete, similar to madness. So really, it’s just a political rhetorical device used to belittle opponents.

e.g. “Still away with the fairies, the fey and gentle Incredible String Band epitomised the hippie ideals of the Sixties”.

[The Washington Post, June 1987].

The word 'fairy' can also of course be applied [disparagingly] to homosexuals. Not one of the themes of the play. But Marty is adaptable (the play, that is) so I've no problem with people taking the language game down that path as well :)

[ No, I'm not ;) ]

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