Entropy


My editing computer bit the big circuit breaker, or some metaphor that’d be meaningful to cybernetic life forms. I pulled everything I thought worth salvaging out of it, including a CD-ROM drive that I’ll PROBABLY never need. Then again, it’s better to need and not have, etc.

The TV in the bedroom is dying. Well, dyingish.

My car went the way of all flesh months ago.

What is this depressing listing in honor of? Entropy. The tendency for ordered systems to become disordered, or the tendency of matter to change over time to widespread uniformity. So, that started me thinking. What if when things break down, they’re NOT breaking down as much as moving toward some other purpose, that we don’t either recognize or understand? After Atkinson launched his car off the curb and landed it on Dad’s, both cars stopped being cars, but what were they AFTER? That’s either something to ponder or the basis for a story,

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~ by Sean on May 16, 2013.

8 Responses to “Entropy”

  1. “So, that started me thinking. What if when things break down, they’re NOT breaking down as much as moving toward some other purpose, that we don’t either recognize or understand?”

    TV = Paperweight

    Cars = Metal Sculpture Art/Kids Playhouse

    Computer = Two-Year-Old’s Computer to “Work” on Next to Mommy & Daddy

    Various Body Parts = Doctor’s Retirement Funds

  2. Oh, the good one…

    Car’s Tire’s = Loop Targets to Shoot Arrows Through & Industrial Strength Punching Bags

  3. I like the body parts one. Might tie into Perception. Replaced the computer with one slightly more advanced, gonna transfer all my stuff in the morning.

  4. By the way, Best Buy takes old electronics and recycles them free.

  5. Ironically, my current car’s front bumper has also been subjected to the entropic forces. Got hjt pulling out of Stace’s office by someone driving in the middle of the road. She has no insurance. ALWAYS an adventure!

  6. Just saw a Dark Skies spot, and thought about all the shows in the subgenre, Walking Dead, Dark Skies, Revolution, Monday Night Football. There’s always The Others, the ones taking over, sucking up resources and making life generally miserable. So, what if instead WE were The Others, and there was a force trying to reclaim its territory from us?

  7. Why take it to Best Buy? Baby Girl has her “work computer” and she can’t do it any damage or click the wrong button and download weird shit.

  8. But I don’t have a baby girl unless you and Stace aren’t telling me something.

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