Saturday, 9 August 2008

Lampy: I remember the first time my bulb burned out. I thought, "That's it! I'm burnt out!.." And then the master gave me a new bulb... and I glowed.

cleared up shitloads of random paper id collected...free magazines, movie tickets, bills etc. skimmed thru the mags and noted down interesting info [mostly music mags, so many bands to go chek out :D] tickets and the like [senti stuf] go into my scrap book [i have delusions of grandeur and imagine that ppl will be interested someday]..hee i keep bills too...neatly labelled in envelopes. do not ask for what joy, i just do it. delusions of grandeur i say. i can see scientists and archaeologists of the future analysing the paper and the inks and carbon dating and doing 'bones' like things to solve the mystery of whatever...the one thing that pains me is that movie tickets tend to fade and nothing i do seems to help...so am left with scraps of paper which look like movie tickets buuut the place that fades first is the name of the movie for some reason known only to murphy and the irony fairies of the universe. hence i hope that people will be able to use special chemicals or uv light or something to decipher what movie it was...

then i stapled together many bits of things id cut out to keep for the future. cool illustrations and designs and articles, pictures of jason lee, bands i like...didnt feel to collage and put on wall. didnt want to bin either. which brings me to the second part of this post. let us celebrate and take time to remember the humble stapler and the genius that it is. the simple genius of stabbing bits of metal and folding them to keep sheets of paper together. preventing loss of vital scraps: phone numbers, scrawled messages, letters, cuttings...but more genius than that is the staple remover that is built into the back which lets one unfold the metal arms and yank the pin out. which i tend to do a lot [for purposes of paper recycling, pin free paper in the bin]. seems hard to find one person to credit with the invention of the stapler. it dates back to the time of louis XV.

this reminds me of a really good animated movie about objects: the brave little toaster. pfft cartoons today suck. too many special effects, not enuf actual plot...go back to 2D people!!!

2 comments:

rachellle said...

I love The Brave Little Toaster! I thought I was the only one who understood the greatness of that film. ^^

Divya said...

hehe, just you wait till you have to empty my room! i dread the day! i have mag cut outs in this huge ass cover and haven't collaged yet! and omg, the tickets and the bills... what to do i say... can't bring myself to throw it away! :D