Tuesday, December 21, 2010

medium prejudice

books are taken seriously, films are taken seriously, but the medium which exists exactly between the two, with expressive and narrative possibilities unique to its format -- adding the visual dimension to text, and allowing more imaginative freedom than film -- is still considered by so many to be childish and unworthy of attention.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

commonly accepted bullshit

1. "cooked food is easier to digest and generally better for you than raw", this everyone my generation and above knows, and is complete false.

2. "third world" people who move to another country are called "immigrants", but "first world" people who do the same are called "expats". so i guess i was a Chinese immigrant, but now i'm an American expat. i'm going to exchange the 2 terms during usage starting now. i wonder if people will actually correct me after i say "Swedish immigrants" or "Nigerian expats". (or as someone cleverly said on Facebook: "Mexican Expats living in America with non-Mexicans")

3. coming soon