A Bit of the Old Ultraviolence.
This cannot be good. I had this going through my head when I woke up this morning:
“This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.”
(Check here for original sound bite http://www.hark.com/clips/hpnzwyblll-a-bit-of-the-old-ultra-violence)
Now granted this is my own fault for watching “A Clockwork Orange” recently. But of all the things to get stuck in one’s Gulliver, as Alex would say.
Hopefully it doesn’t mean someone is in store for a bit of the old ultraviolence. That would be awful. I will say in my own defense that I did try to rinse the clockwork from my system with a good viewing of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” I was hoping maybe a thoughtful examination of the mental health system would bring some healthful vibes to my mind. But the DVD was too scratched to perform that service.
So now I am stuck with an ultraviolent earworm, which I suppose is less aggravating than having earwigs.
They say one way to get rid of annoying earworm is to replace it with another. I could try the radio. The danger there is that the radio is so often so bad that I might exhibit a bit of the old ultraviolence towards it before I discovered a new earworm.
Another supposed solution is to engage oneself in some moderate (almost said mild) cognitive thinking. The idea is to not leave any space for the earworm to play around in. Meh, that sounds too much like work.
You know, they should label stuff that does this to you. Just like nutritional labels, or GMO labeling.
“May cause an earworm” would be useful to know. Or for more dangerous things like reality TV: “May cause loss of IQ.”
But the government label makers would screw it all up because they would be afraid to say “May cause loss of IQ” and would modify it to say “Side effects may include cerebral disadvantages, absence of sustained memories and heightened belief in one’s own capacities not based on sufficient documented evidence.”
Maybe I should create a site like Rotten Tomatoes but instead of ranking the quality of entertainment I would provide psychological labeling so you know what your psyche is actually being bombarded with.
Of course it may be easiest simply to provide warnings to various media devices, i.e. Commercial television stations aim to ensure sameness of the population, cable networks may leave you with a heightened sense of fear of made-up stuff, internet sites will prove or disprove anything that exists and most of what doesn’t …..