Saturday, August 27, 2005

Continued p.94

Acute readers (AMToNW) will have noticed that there has been a dearth of new postings on this and other web journals these few days. The possibility has been mooted that the leading literary legends have been offline at a secret conference, to share inspiration and bodily fluids. While decorum prevents me from commenting on this conjecture (Broomhilda, please stop doing that, we may need to eat that for breakfast later, and Mark, I know that Caroline said she didn’t have any objections to what you are doing, but please, not in front of the window), I feel obliged to reveal the real reason for the current hiatus.
The fact is that the unleashing of the power of the internet onto the world has meant that everything that has ever been written, or could be written has now been published. The limits of human invention and art have been exhausted, and there is nothing more to say. In a freaky parallel with the monkeys and typewriters story, we have arrived at the end of creativity and must now scratch our heads about what is left to do.
Personally, I am going to force a spot of breakfast down, watch the tri-nations game, the Trent Bridge test match while coming to terms with the endless dull hours that await me until the great sub-editor in the void applies the final full stop.

12 comments:

Mark Gamon said...

Can I be the gibbon?

Mark Gamon said...

You're right. They've all gone very quiet. Must be the cricket season. I'll ask around...

"Alice" said...

Have trouble coming up with something to write about? Happens to me alot.

CarolineM said...

I'm unsure as to why Alice is "Alice". Is she from A Town Named Alice? And obviously embarrassed about the frightful coincidence.
Is this "Alice-I-eat-snakes-Cooper"? “Alice-wish-I-was-in-Wonderland-not-on-Vicki’s-blog”?

Whichever I have been very busy attending to TOM's 50th birthday celebrations (on-going) and what with the physio – his back has just gone - the raffia weaving and the bulk order for incontinence pads (not needed yet but better to be safe than sorry) I've been just run into the ground.

Oh, and I DID tell Mark about the window. He comes over all nicey-smiley and PC but he won't be told you know.

"Alice" said...

"Alice" is "Alice" because her real name is obviously not Alice. She is a figment of (mumbling my name)'s imagination.

"CarolineM" said...

Oh. Okay then.

"CarolineM" said...

Oh for Goodness Sake, I posted a comment here about 10 hours ago and I can't even remember what it was now.

"CarolineM" said...

Oh. Right. That was worth waiting for.

Mark Gamon said...

Window?

That's a WINDOW???

God. I'm so embarrassed. But it was worth it.

broomhilda said...

Stop what???

Mark, I saw what you did.

Simon Holledge said...

Given the intimate nature of the comments here, I'm going to another topic. But you can rely on my discretion.

Adam said...

The end of creativity? Hmm, that WOULD explain the lack of good, totally original movies this past summer.