Tuesday, April 14, 2009

value/worth = hyperreality

In this capitalistic society we live in, isn't worth and value hyperrealistic? Who determines the price of these clothes on our backs, the shoes on our feet, the food on our plates? How does a simple little dashed ticket like a coupon decrease the value of these items, but increase the worth for us (consumers). Nothing is real, its all hyperreal.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Skater Boy

why are they hot? now you know.....

i would drive to the dublin skate park pretending to watch my "cousin" skate when i really was watching all those cuties waiting for someone to ask me out on a date. guess i should have worn more roxy, thanks tjmaxx.

Monday, April 6, 2009


people think im lying when i tell them this magical tale of a surge alarm clock my brother recieved after drinking probably about 5 boxes of this overly sugarized, overly caffinated, and a bit too green drink that was really popular in the 90s when everything just had to be, strike that, WAS X-TREME!!!!!!!!!!!

my older brother and i shared a room until he graduated highschool (poop guy, having nysyc and spice girl posters line the walls because i wouldnt let him put anything up) being 7 years older then me, he was a teenager of the 90s and as stated above my brother drank A LOT of pop. before my parents realized how bad it was for us, they would get my brother and me a bag of sugar to pour in our pop for all they cared. one of the promotions SURGE had was sending in box tops to receive prizes with the SURGE logo on whatever the item was. my brother finally drank enough liquid crack to finally get this stupid alarm clock. when it came in the mail, he immediately set the alarm for the next morning of highschool. like most alarm clocks, the clock offers a small variety of ways to wake you up. The typical annoying beeping noise and the radio, but this alarm clock came with something very unique.........a man yelling the word SURGE to scare the living shit out of you, and woke you up from your slumber at the same time. as i mention before i shared a room with my brother and he woke up before me so the next day when that alarm clock went off it yelled SUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEE over and over again. it scared me so bad that i started crying, my brother laughed at me and continued to use it the rest of the week. every morning i would start crying until my mom came in the room ripped the cord out of the wall and hid the awful alarm clock that has been engraved in my memory.

so all of you who never believed such an alarm clock existed, the wonderful world of youtube has helped once again, and always brought back some insane memories