Thursday, January 1, 2009
Who is THE FUTURIST! ?
The following entries in this blog are about THE FUTURIST! This will include (possibly) his environs, his thoughts on life and death, his eating habits, his acquaintances, the weather, film viewings, Chinese food, art, books, indigestion, and general despair regarding the meaning of his existence. Many people have asked, "Who is THE FUTURIST! ? ... Why does he spell his name in capital letters with an unnecessary exclamation mark as an add-on? ... Why does he refer to himself in the third person? ... Can he foretell the Future?" These questions are understandable, but irrelevant to THE FUTURIST! It all means nothing. What does it matter? THE FUTURIST!'s transcriptions could be by him, of course, which would indicate an inflated ego; the third person reference and the punctuation mark of attention being an indication. The transcriptions could be another who is chronicling the life of THE FUTURIST!. In this case, it could be THE FUTURIST!'s faithful friend and factotum, named haiku, who is taking notes and is the author of this blog. Perhaps. Does his title indicate he is a seer of sorts? Hmmm ... maybe. A follower of the Futurism Art Movement that appeared in Italy in the early 20th century? Well, possibly not ... But, as stated it does not matter. What matters is that you are reading the blog of THE FUTURIST! and that makes him very happy. He is not usually happy, so thank you for casting your eyes on these writings. Things are not always sunny where THE FUTURIST! resides in Utter Despair, N.J. and as he has been quoted, "The Future is not bright." So, if you can shine a little light his way, he'll be able to see where it is he's going and not feel so alone.