Ok, so I’m going to drink a beer while I’m writing this because I was already drinking tonight, and I vowed that because I didn’t have time to write tomorrow, I’d just write while I was drunk tonight. I’ll regret this who cares.
I’m not going to write anything stupid like “who cares.”
So an editor tonight said that I always excuse myself from writing or something. I think excuse myself from an argument? Or back out of it. I adore this editor and think he’s very smart. But the truth is, he edits the art reviews I write, and I really no longer give a shit about art. I really don’t. I guess I like art because it’s beautiful, sometimes, but beyond that, it says nothing. It’s decorative. No one buys art for any other reason unless they’re a moron, come on. Like, ok, so I wrote a review about a filmmaker who made a video installation about video games. He was like, “look at this strange world where humans can’t tread.” and i’m like, “Seriously, do you think video gamers even care or give a shit about that. I DON’T PLAY VIDEO GAMES AND EVEN I KNOW THAT. This says nothing about the world. Nothing says anything about the world. I’m not making sense but I’m going to keep on writing. UGH I AM NOT SAYING WHAT I MEAN. I asked my friend tonight, my best friend, also an art critic, I said, “Do you ever go see art of your own voilition?” And he said of course not. I just made a spelling and grammatical error. I used to be like, “ooh, if I write bad things about art on my blog, no one will ever hire me to write.” But the truth is, I don’t go to see art ever because no art I see validates anything beyond what I learned in graduate school. My editor asked me, “Why do you do this?” I said, “Because I want people to like me. But the truth is terrible. Is it terrible to say that I’m too smart to even think or write about contemporary art? The not terrible thing about that is that I can say that, and it still won’t make any difference in whether or not I survive financially.
The same friend said that, on a Saturday, he would not choose to go see art, he would choose to watch television. Which is why, right now, I am going to write about television shows I’ve watched but you probably have not seen.
Seriously, this beer is fucking disgusting.
I’ve seen a few shows in my life. I’ve seen many shows. I watch many television programs because I love them. Here are some you should watch.
The Honorable Woman
This show is fucking excellent. Why are you not watching it? It stars Maggie Gylennhall. I don’t care about how her name is spelled. Anyway, I generally think that Maggie Gylennahall is not attractive, but in this show, she looks great and I love her. She plays the CEO of an arms company that is trying to make peace between Israel and Palestine. It is seriously a very great show. I didn’t understand at least 40% of it because everyone spoke in rarefied accents. But I would recommend it. I really would. I cannot remember what happens but it told me a lot about conditions of life in Gaza.