Monday, May 19, 2008
Yes Doug Can
Of course, he's Canadian, so he doesn't even get a vote. (Would that I were so lucky! Instead, I have to have a 30 minute conversation with people on why I don't vote (because I'm an agnostic anarchist) and perhaps why they shouldn't vote either (because they're most likely misguided, uninformed and irrational). But I digress. Twice.)
Politics aside, what's not to love about sans serif chalkboard rhetoric? Especially when the message is...has Obama slapped a copyright on this?....dum dum dum: hope.
The nugget Coupland elaborates on--that it is uniquely human to have a sense of time--impressed me when he first broached the thought in the best novel I've ever read involving office humor, start-ups, Microsoft, two dimensional food, emoticons, obsolescence and Legos. (Microserfs, you'll laugh and laugh. I promise.)
His character, Karla, makes an interesting point on this: how would we know we've grown at all if the past has been forgotten?