- If I had myself videoed on a busy day I might look like this too, minus the car, best friend, and lover: http://www.adbusters.org/media/flash/slow_down_week/
- Tom Hodgkinson expounds the evils of Facebook: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jan/14/facebook
- He says: “Doesn’t it rather disconnect us, since instead of doing something enjoyable such as talking and eating and dancing and drinking with my friends, I am merely sending them little ungrammatical notes and amusing photos in cyberspace, while chained to my desk?”
- And “Facebook appeals to a kind of vanity and self-importance in us, too. If I put up a flattering picture of myself with a list of my favourite things, I can construct an artificial representation of who I am in order to get sex or approval.”
- Slightly sorry that I’m still using it. Am too exhibitionistic and bored.
- Heard of Benrik yet? Found it yesterday when I was supposed to be doing sodding assignment. http://www.benrik.co.uk/content/
- “Benrik’s mission is to introduce a welcome element of branded anarchy into our predictable lives. Benrik’s books are thus instruction manuals for warped living.”
- And “This Diary Will Change Your Life is a recipe for permanent revolution in people’s imaginations, encouraging them to reinvent themselves every day of their lives. It has spawned a worldwide cult and is now in its fifth year.
- They’re the epitome of inanity and promote careless abandon for the world and its stifling rules. LOVE IT.
- Activities it encourages its followers to do include “Befriend A Customer Care Person”, “Watch Someone Sleep” or “Discipline Other People’s Children”. A group of lunatics follow these tasks religiously and blog about them here. Horribly distracting. I’ve just added its Facebook application.
在读英国作家 Tom Hodgkinson 的 How to Be Free ，很有趣。 很幽默，却不失真实性。 很多点子（把电视机丢掉、把手表丢掉）如果真的有勇气实践的话，说不定真的会带来自由。
对我这个天下第一大懒人来说，这本书似乎肯定了我的懒，终于有人写出我的心境，真是欣慰非常。。。作者认为，要自由， 就要与世无争，就不要被金钱束缚，就要选择自己的生活方式，不向这个世界妥协。他坚信，在现代社会里，得到自由，还是有可能的，只是在于你选择的生存+ 生活方式。 hmm…
Tom 的网上杂志 The Idler 宗旨: The intention of the magazine is to return dignity to the art of loafing, to make idling into something to aspire towards rather than reject.