Friday, May 30, 2008
Caffeine Withdrawl/Civilization Withdrawl
Here is an article about a remote Brazilian tribe recently discovered. Face painted and ready to fight, these indigenous people are aiming at the planes with their weapons to ward off evil. Or perhaps nosiness. Kind of like George Clooney with the paparazzi.
I feel this weird fascination and repulsion by this discovery, as reported by the BBC. On one hand, how intriguing it is to know that people actually do exist without cell phones! And computers! And supermarkets!
At the same time, how annoying that they are being disturbed.
Regarding my Diet Coke abstinence, I can only emphathize with the dude in red, shaking his stick at the shiny metal object above him. "You are a threat. You are mean. You are ruining my peace. Go away!"
On civilization notes, it leads me to wonder what would happen if Rex ever gave up his love for the computer game, Civilization? How would he ever express his emotions?
And on withdrawl notes, which also refer to Rex, what if he had practiced that method with our love life. How would we ever have our beautiful children? How would he ever express his emotions?
Life is complicated. Perhaps that poor tribe is better off in isolation. Ignorance is bliss, right?
Take it easy and happy weekend!
* Picture from the BBC link above
5 days without Diet Coke. But I still drink 4 cups of coffee/day. Baby steps.
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