faq (after blink 182)is it cool if i hold your hand?
So, I, um, this piece will be about my favorite Seinfeld episode.. I don't know, maybe you're all, maybe you're not all familiar with that, maybe some of you are, I'm going to be talking about this episode from uh, I don't know what season it was but this um, episode called The Marine Biologist, I don't know..
..yeah, season five, the award winning, best ever, season or something.. and, it's like, well, I don't know about you but like, my favorite Seinfeld character is George..
..because, it's like, I mean, I wish it could be someone else, but it's just..
..I mean, yeah, and I think in this um, particular season there's so many great George episodes, like The Opposite.. you know, and all these, like you really start to get into his world somehow..
and um, I mean like The Marine Biologist.. it's, when I was thinking about this installation that I did in the small room there, um, that uh, is called Marine Biology.. I just, how do you say, I was thinking about what is typically George.. um, I don't know I would just tell the story, maybe you've all seen it, but I would anyway […],
so there is um, I think Jerry is going out with some cash […] and he runs into this girl who is, who he's been studying with back in the day, at like a college or something.. and um, the girl is um, a very well-to-do, very stylish woman.. and she goes to Jerry and she asks Jerry "So what is George doing these days?" and um, for some reason Jerry doesn't want to tell what George is doing these days so he says that well, he's a marine biologist and the girl is very impressed, obviously, about this,
and then later Jerry goes to the diner where they always go with George and Elaine and Kramer and um, he's telling George that he met this girl from college and she was asking about what does George do, and George is like, I mean, his whole being just lights up like whoa, she was asking about me! and he goes like yeah, yeah yeah yeah yeah, but um, the thing is that um, I um.. I kinda told her that you're a marine biologist and then George is like, what? I didn't even know that's a field or.. that's fascinating to me..
..and um, yeah, so I think first George wants to be like, why couldn't you lie that I was an architect, I've always wanted to be an architect, and, and Jerry's like ugh.. so then, I think George like, starts to like this idea so they end up on a date with this girl and obviously.. there is this whole thing […] where they're walking on the beach, and there's like a.. just happily strolling, George telling like facts about the ocean life, y'know..
..and um, and there's a crowd over there.. and somebody yells out like.. something going wrong there and George and this girl go there and somebody shouts out "Is anyone here a marine biologist?!"
..because there's like a dying whale over there that's badly hurt..
…and all these people are like, gathered around the whale.. yeah, so, I mean, you know George Costanza maybe.. at that point he would do everything to take back his words and reveal the lie.. that he's not actually.. but it is like, I don't know, there is like, there is some kinda like […] and after this it's like my favorite part, George is at the diner, back at the diner and he's like telling the story and it's like, it's like Moby Dick.. I mean I haven't even read Moby Dick, but..
..it's a wonderful story he tells, um, maybe I wrote it down.. yeah, it's like, he says this: "So I started to walk into the water and I won't lie to you boys, I was terrified.. but as I pressed on and I made my way past the breakers, a strange calm came over me… I don't know if it was the divine intervention or the kinship between all living things, but I tell you Jerry, at that moment I was a marine biologist!"
..and I think to me that says everything about like, being an artist.. I mean like, I don't know, it's like this, I don't know, maybe it's the same feeling.. and um, actually I just read this in Wikipedia today, that.. um, the production crew actually created a very lifelike CGI whale to be inserted into the scenes on the beach.. however, it was ultimately decided that the scene worked better if the whale remained unseen, and the CGI whale was not used in the episode.
There's something unpleasant about the city. The straight coupling, empty streets followed by more streets. I sit in the kitchen of their new home and think that they've accomplished something. I think about my room, a suitcase open and unpacked on the floor.
I'm just passing through. Taking notes: photographs, video and written documents. I try to be exact, get the details right.
21.10.2010, 1:02 pmSometimes when I am alone it is like a black hole