Monday, February 4, 2008

Publisiti Murahan

People (not just kids and teens,mind you) have a weird perception on what is ‘cool’ nowadays.

Emo becomes a trend.

Alcohol, promiscuity and drugs. The three tools every famous person needs in order to gain cheap publicity. Rehab is IN, y’all.

You’re a trapped soul. You’re troubled. You rebel against the society. You rebel against God.

Yeah yeah, I get it. You’re miserable.

I say it’s cheap publicity because when you’re famous, you are bound to evoke some sort of response from people. There are mainly two types of responses:


  1. The ones who condemn you. Reasons: You indulge in the forbidden/ you’re setting a bad example for the youth.
  2. The ones who feel sorry for you and feel a compulsion to change you. Especially if you’re a guy. Girls always feel like guys will change after being in a relationship with them. From my cynical perspective: Girls, they never change. They just became better at lying and became better hypocrites.


It doesn’t take a genius to open a bottle of beer and chug it down. Or to light a cigarette and inhale. Or to get laid.


It’s really hard to find someone famous due to their talent nowadays, it really is. That’s why it’s always refreshing to find someone like the Pancake Man. Someone original with dedication and perseverance. For those who understands what a Stop Motion Video is, you’ll know how much work it took to make this video:

Too bad after this there’ll be so many amateur photographers who’ll try to copy his work. But I know not many will come close. James Provan not only filmed and edited the video himself, he also created the background music for most of his videos using his keyboard. So if you feel inspired to do the same just because you own a DSLR but don’t even know what the meaning of a Stop Motion Vid is, please don’t. Let me just warn you for a beginner this might be a job that’ll require more than a month if you’re anything less than a genius and have no knowledge of the subject. That’s assuming you don’t do anything else.


To alcohol, drugs and hookers consumers – what you do or don’t do is totally up to you. What goes on in a locked space or room is between you, your conscience and God. But when you publicize your activities, and then complain about the lack of freedom to indulge in what you want or expect people to leave you alone, you’re fighting a battle you’ll never win.


In the words of Chris Martin:

You can take a picture of something you see
In the future where will I be?
You can climb a ladder up to the sun
Or a write a song nobody has sung
Or do something that's never been done


Simple words. Opt for originality and talent.


2 comments:

chi chi the extinct panda said...

pancake man is my favourite

47 said...

"To alcohol, drugs and hookers consumers – what you do or don’t do is totally up to you. What goes on in a locked space or room is between you, your conscience and God"

-Very true! :)

"But when you publicize your activities, and then complain about the lack of freedom to indulge in what you want or expect people to leave you alone, you’re fighting a battle you’ll never win"

-From my point of view, I think they're not really expecting people to leave them be. They may be whining, saying "leave me alone, leave me alone" but the exact opposite is what they're looking for.

Macam malu malu kucing. Buat-buat tak mahu tapi sebenarnya mahu ;)