Friday, August 10, 2012

New Beginnings


As far as I'm concerned, a surfboard should have a sense of humor.  This statement may contradict how very concerned I am, but I'm willing to go with the double bind here.  Wifey is always telling me to only buy things that are well made.  If you're going to spend money and buy something, make it something that you'll own forever, she's always saying.  So when she sees our depleted bank account, turns around with those Bill Cosby veins in that Bill Cosby conniption fit, I'll just remind her of the quality, the craftsmanship, and sheer aesthetic brilliance that went into making this board.  The eggs are in the cake, I'll say. For me, there is enough there doing all the right things.  Dora had a certain sort of serious sense of humor.  A black, realistic sense of humor that wasn't quite a sense of humor at all, just a way of not taking conventions so seriously, then taking them so seriously he had to subvert them.  And he was serious about that.  That whole thing.  Real serious.  A real serious sense of humor.  I have been accused myself of not having the greatest sense of humor.  I don't know if that's true, I always grumble quietly inside in retort.  But then I think of Dora and what a dick he was and how that in itself is a sense of humor.  Keep things light.  Don't take things so seriously.  But don't let anyone take you less seriously than you should be taken.  How rad is Ida?

4 comments:

Kris Chatterson said...

Wise purchase. I had my eye on this one too but could not get my act together. Please post a ride report!

Anonymous said...

I agree - ride report required...
Also, is that/this all you - new board and a house near the beach in Mastic all in 1 week?
If so, good on you and best of luck.

Thank you for throwing a peace sign and not a shaka. You're teaching your daughter not to be a kook...

EditorialBoard said...

Ha! That's Bubbies little girl. And try as she might I don't think she'd ever successfully learn how to be a kook.
It's funny though. I've tossed out a couple shakas in the last year and every time it has felt weird. I should not be throwing shakas. It's just not in me. I know what you mean about that, sometimes it just doesn't go...

New house, new board. New lease on life.

wheelsontoast said...

Yeah new board day, looks a fine vessel, a pointy pig.