Louis C.K. on Why We All Need to Drop Our Cell Phones and Feel Things

I don’t have a very unique perspective on cell phones, I just know that I weep a little inside every time I write something down on an actual piece of paper and realize that my notes could only be deciphered by other serial killers, NSA and children because I’ve forgotten how to grip a pen.

I can’t even brag that I waited 27 years to get a cell phone and didn’t grow up with television, because I substituted with an iPod Touch that made me ignore just as many people and walk into just as many walls.

Insightful funnyman Louis C.K. is hurt by the fact that we are less imaginative, more impatient and increasingly slow-minded as a human race because of technology, believing that the addiction is caused by our inability to acknowledge our gaping black souls. (Shut up, Beavis.)

Here are some of his thoughts on the matter, from last week’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien:

You need to build an ability to just be yourself and not be doing something. That’s what the phones are taking away, is the ability to just sit there. That’s being a person. Because underneath everything in your life there is that thing, that empty—forever empty. That knowledge that it’s all for nothing and that you’re alone. It’s down there.  Continue reading “Louis C.K. on Why We All Need to Drop Our Cell Phones and Feel Things”

“The Mindy Project” – Mindy Kaling’s On Screen Self-Masturbatory Fantasy

Mindy Kaling might have picked the right time to leave “the Office,” but her new show “the Mindy Project” is definitely a step in the wrong direction.

I am a raving fan of “the Office;” so much so that I am blinded by the most recent season’s absence of Steve Carell and I am willingly following the show into its ultimate death (I am thinking sometime in Spring 2013).

After last season wrapped, it was announced that even more long time collaborators would be leaving, including Mindy Kaling and Paul Lieberstein.  Kaling has gone off to Fox to do her own thing, which is apparently just one large self-masturbatory fantasy setting after another.  Continue reading ““The Mindy Project” – Mindy Kaling’s On Screen Self-Masturbatory Fantasy”