Hey there! Brian Dys here — I’m a visual and visceral person at heart. Ever since my mom lent me her old film camera, I fell in love with photography. All of my creative musings were exemplified by my second brain, the computer. This journey is a topsy-turvy ride of creative pursuits — from electronic music to UX design.
I enjoy every dull and wild moments of it — yes, this life of mine that I share with a woman named Jaycelle and a boy named Bryce. Take a peek into my kaleidoscope!
Technician (T): Mr. Whipple, have you looked around this place lately?
Mr. Whipple (W): Looked around?
T: The cafeteria, for example. It’s like a cave. Not a soul in there. Just a few vending machines and music coming thru a loud speaker. You walked around the parking lot? It’s a dessert. No cars, no people.
W: How very enlightening!
T: This place has every thing now in the way of efficiency. But do you know what it lacks?
W: Don’t tell me.
T: Voices. Laughter. Just whatever it is that makes people feel for people. That’s what it lacks! This is a lousy place to work in, Mr. Whipple.
(Excerpt from the dialogue of Mr. Whipple and the Technician.)
There are many bromides applicable here. Too much of a good thing, tiger by the tail, as you sow so shall you reap.
The point is that too often, man becomes clever instead of becoming wise. He becomes inventive but not thoughtful. And sometimes, as in the case of Mr. Whipple, he can create himself right out of existence.
Tonight’s tale of oddness and obsolescence from the Twilight Zone.