Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Whatever Pretend Means

That’s Professor Brian O’Blivion.

Since television has replaced real life,
Professor O’Blivion will only
appear to people on television.

So when he appears on television,
he appears on a television set.

There’s a battle going on, he believes.

It’s fought in the video areana.

The professor calls it Videodrome.

But that’s pretend—whatever pretend means.

Two weeks back I drew a pretend cartoon
about a woman seeing a dead whale
killed by the dying Gulf of Mexico.

Dead whales were rumors, never photographed.

A few days back that pretend became real.

Local Gulf media ran a photo
of a fish kill that included a whale.

A work crew took away the whale’s body
and disposed of it for real in real life
in images so horrific I wish
they didn’t exist even in cartoons.

Hell, when I designed my pretend cartoon
I designed it with the dead whale off-stage
and just showed a woman looking at it.

This is pretend Max and pretend Nikki
who are guests on that same pretend talk show
along with Professor O’Blivion.

Max doesn’t believe in Videodrome.

Nikki thinks Videodrome is sexy.

Max believes Nikki is sexy and smart.

Videodrome uses what Max believes
about Nikki to assassinate him.

But that’s pretend—whatever pretend means.

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"Videodrome" at Wikipedia

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