Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Why do writers wear black?

Why do writers wear black?

Why do designers wear black? And musicians? Metal heads seem dependably guilty of this. Maybe there's a link.

Many metal heads are musicians, and musicians are technically writers. So therefore many metals heads could be writers. So then, why black?

Is it reflective of their tortured existence? Or an attempt to veil their pampered existence? Perhaps because it is slimming? Or maybe having extra wavelengths of light bounced around them distracts the creative part of their mind so they create their own black-hole of wavelengths?

I'm not very good at the things I do, so I make up for it by doing many things. I am a designer, I am a musician, I am a metal head, and therefore I am a writer. So why do I wear black? The answer is far less esoteric than you may expect.

I can spill water on the crotch of my pants and it won't look like I've pissed myself.

Monday, 13 February 2012

Valentine's Day

To those getting engaged today,

The idea of an engagement ring with a large diamond was heavily marketed by De Beers diamonds. This was when it was more common to lose your virginity during an engagement or after the wedding, as opposed to after 4 or 5 Smirnoff Blacks.

The larger diamond obviously equates to more money spent, which would supposedly prove the mans desire to stay with her and not just blow and go.
In effect, it was a bid on her virginity.

I hope you enjoy all the symbolisms embodied in this gesture. Not least the fact you are acknowledging that a woman's vagina has a price tag, a man's worth is judged by his credit rating and that taking out a $10k+ loan on something that can be accidentally swallowed is a sensible financial decision.

It makes all the children who died digging up that rock worth it for the pawnshop who will end up with the ring in 2-8 years.

♥ Oscar