June 13, 2021

For every thing that lives is holy, life delights in life;
Because the soul of sweet delight can never be defil'd.
William Blake

Melissa and I watched Bo Burnham's "Inside" a few days ago.

"White Woman's Instagram"... dunno if it's punching down a little besides potentially yukking someone's yum, but damn he did such an amazing job making authentic looking versions of some of the tropes... it really made one think about the style of femininity the form represents.


31 details and references you might have missed in Bo Burnham's new Netflix special 'Inside' pointed out a further redeeming nuance; most of the video is square-cropped ala instagram, but the part that's emotionally opening up is reflected with the cropping widening as well.

The whole thing was kind of astounding insight into wrestling with depression and uncertainty and grinding out something artistically productive; like the odd cutaways of him making himself eat breakfast while reviewing the previous day's work.


Interesting piece on trauma, the thread leads to talking about autism spectrum issues as well.