Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Badly in need of title ideas


This will hopefully be the last of the sudden series of short pointless postings that has attained new levels of lousiness.
Someone started using the word ‘metaphor’ as a metaphor for everything that could have been described as anything under the sun except as a metaphor. Others saw it, and decided it was a clever idea and lifted it, more people saw that and repeated it, and this went on. Now everything is a metaphor - life, love, people, sex, paint brushes, politicians, telephones, recession, monsoon, typhoid, shit, movies blah, blah and more blah.
Every second blog including mine has a ‘metaphor’ used somewhere in some context which the writer thinks is spectacularly different and tremendous significant. Sometime back it was ‘paradigm’ before that ‘irony‘, ‘insecurity‘, ‘rocking’ and once upon a time ‘cool’ (there‘s more but I don’t remember).
Yet another example of how a word can be used, over and over and over by so many people in so many varied suitable and unsuitable contexts that now when I hear the word 'metaphor' it reminds me of a yellowish-brown, crumpled and re-smoothened, almost fossilised, slightly soggy toilet paper.


Above picture: Collage attempt with bits of an old atlas. Douglas Adams' quotes.

7 comments:

DPhatsez said...
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Quicksilver said...

these new posts are demented, twisted and absolutely entertaining. !!!! am glad there are writers like u :)

mikimbizi said...

hey arun, nah I am not, though I try to achieve that enviable state. I'm painfully ordinary :(

Quicksilver: you are my inspiration :D

DPhatsez said...
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Vikas Chandra said...

me too!
your posts keep me ticking.

it acts as a drainage to my life which is full of shit.
:)

mikimbizi said...

I'm glad it does that to you :D

Folks I apologize for the deleted comments, it is yet another proof of how I always say the wrong things at the wrong time.. blah.

Zlaek said...

I couldn't have put it more aptly than Vikas has..


We need you. The new levels of lousiness... and all of that