It’s early as I write this and while the hotel is quiet – though certainly not for long – my mind is a whirling torrent of random thoughts, unrealized dreams, useless pop culture trivia and the occasional streak of quickly forgotten brilliance.
But mostly useless pop culture trivia.
I love pop culture. You can learn a lot about a society by examining their obsessions with celebrities. I can only imagine what future generations will say about a culture that gave Kim Kardashian’s progenitor her own talk show solely on the basis of the fact her vagina produced some of the most useless human beings to ever make sex tapes or operate motorized vehicles while intoxicated.
Or what about a society that celebrates the mental deterioration of a young actress whose meltdown plays out in the social media universe?
And let’s not forget the Canadian twerp with the lesbian haircut who appears to be driven to derail his career with one ridiculous stunt after another, including abandoning a poor monkey to the Germans. Does Bieber have any idea how fat that monkey is going to get on a steady diet of strudel and bratwurst?
Let’s talk about something a little closer to home; the elevator strike is finally over, friends! I’ve tried to articulate my feelings about this particular crisis for a while now and wouldn’t you know it? As soon as I finished writing, the strike ended!
Nevertheless, you can read all about my musings on this mess on The NiagaraHub by clicking the link below:
The Ups and Downs of an Elevator Strike
Well, I’ve got to go, friends, duty calls. I have a bus of fiesty tourists waiting to have their “luggages” picked up, and those bags aren’t going to move themselves through the No Man’s Land that the front of the hotel has become since our renovations began lo those many months ago.
Be well and enjoy your Tuesday.
I for one would love to hear more about your musings on pop culture/celebritydom, it really is fascinating, but for now, could you help me with my bag please?
Absolutely, pretty lady!
I’d rather have a mind full of pop culture references than the Disney songs that I have, instead.
Yeah, Disney songs can be tough to shake. They’re like tapeworms for your soul.
Glad to hear the elevator strike is over.
Someone was listening to my prayers, dear lady.
Do you think other civilizations mused over their (what can you call it?) “situation/issues/irrational fascination with destructive social trends”. Did not enough wonder about it – do something about it?
Oh, here’s the elevator and you’ve got to get back on…at least it’s going up
Wait! In moments of calm, do you wonder if there are ghosts or visitors’ emotions lingering floating looking for recognition and understanding?
Oh, the door shut and you’re off handling the baggage of others.
At least there’s a good man doing that.
Funny you should mention ghosts; I’ve been pondering writing a post about the ghosts that may be walking the very halls I travel every day….
Pop culture does have its usefulness. I don’t know about you but the Kardashians, the Lindsey Lohans and the Beibers of the world actually make me feel good about being poor and untalented. You can have everything in the world you could possibly want at your fingertips and still be a complete moron.
I’m glad the strike is over if for no other reason than it will make your life a little less stressful. I also believe in the principle upon which unions were originally founded. I don’t believe that is true today. This was a terrible way to start the summer season for the hotel industry. Hopefully, things will only improve from here.
I hope so, but our numbers are waaay down this week, so we’ll see….
That’s too bad. The construction can’t be helping either. I saw some photos of the crowds on Clifton Hill over the weekend and we were all commenting about how good it was to see it so busy again. I guess that didn’t transfer into overnights.
Sometimes I feel all my knowledge is useless pop culture trivia. And then I enter a trivia contest, and suddenly it doesn’t seem so bad.
I love your comments, my friend. Thanks.
You enjoy your Tuesday too, Hook. Go see Les Miz!
The film? My daughter owns it.
The play? I’m broke!
The film, of course!
Glad the strike is over..hope the summer goes smoothly (and busily) from here on……….
Sounds like fun….
There’s no broken elevators or crazy-ass parties on your floor or some shithead that parks too close to your car and you have to climb over, under and through… But hotels are also nice for baths, A/C, beds, food…
Woohoo! The strike is over. And I’m a little ashamed, I know about Justin Bieber and his latest antics. Does that mean I’m an officially an old, cranky broad?
Naw, you’re perfect!
I totally agree about the Bieb! Sheesh dude! And I love what you have to say about pop culture, keep it flowing my friend!
Will do. Thanks!
Lol “luggages”. Yeah, pop culture scares me, I stick to video game culture. Much safer 🙂
I hear you, buddy! Thanks.
Good that the elevator strike is over…hope the touristy season that is upon you isn’t too dire. My trivia knowledge is scary, however, very handy when at drunken parties with peeps who know nothing. THEN, I rock. As a team, we could rule the drunken-party circuit…just sayin’….
I think we’d make a kick-ass team!
That poor monkey. Did the Biebs not have any sense? He should have left him at Ikea!
Hmm, pop culture now vs the future version. I’m thinking it might get worse before it gets better. Or not change at all that much.
And did I see it was Canada Day recently? Hope it was a good one 🙂
It rocked! Thanks, Jennifer.
I think for the very idiosyncratic reasons you point to here, I have long time ago stop following today’s useless pop culture and more so the brain damaged celebrity culture. Good luck with fiesta tourists and their truckload.
Thanks, old friend. And by the way, you are quite wise to avoid all things pop culture.
I completely agree when it comes to this pop culture fix our society is in constant need of. My biggest fear is that it becomes to invasive as to lead to the eventuality of ……President Kardashian. Hopefully not.
i sure hope not! What a chilling possibility…
Pop culture from the 90’s is my specialty. I’m just waiting for the Kardashians to go away like Paris Hilton eventually did.
I can’t wait for that day to finally arrive.
It will come! Trust me 🙂
I do – totally!
How exactly does an elevator go on strike? Or negotiate?
The process is a bitch, trust me, Princess.
What happened to the monkey?
I probably have the worst kind of the pop culture reference knowledge: I get the references about Bieber, Kardashian and Lohan, but not about any good stuff – Seinfeld, Star Trek… and… and it’s hard for me even to complete the list. But in my defense, I only think of the LoKarBie when I’m trying to make a joke about something.
what keeps the world entertained and preoccupied…pop culture. it’s better than dealing with our own demons. ☺
Great first sentence, Hook (well, the rest was fine also, of course). “The occasional streak of quickly forgotten brilliance”–we should all carry tape recorders around with us to write down those flashes of thought which sound like a great insight or great writing at least, because they fly away like, um, something flying away in a strong wind, and may come back days or years later, or maybe never.
I wouldn’t worry about future generations, aren’t they going to be mostly Kardashians and cockroaches anyway?