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3.27.2017

The Parent Trap(s)

If you have a perfectly normal, healthy family without any dysfunction, without a single sprained or fractured relationship, then I probably don't know you, and we are very definitely not friends. I'm pretty sure that the only reason we have parents, at least beyond the stage we are capable of fending for ourselves, is in order to incubate the neuroses, hangups, self-doubts, and emotional difficulties that shape our adulthood and ultimately cripple our attempts at normalcy and hamper the pursuit of intimacy. Am I right? And please let us put aside the whole notion that this shapes who we are as creative people, because that's really just part of your luggage set.

I think that it's not so much that we love people despite this baggage, but because of it. I would argue that, when it comes to finding happiness with a partner, it is not that we are looking for a person with a matching set of baggage, but one whose particular pieces of luggage finish the set. If I've already got a great carry-on, then I might have fun with someone who also has a great carry-on for a while, but ultimately, you're fucked because you've got two great carry-ons, but nothing to check thatfs sturdy enough to make it through anything more stressful than a two day hop, let alone being manhandled through connecting flights and an unforgiving baggage claim on a cross-country or international flight. I may be taking this analogy too far, but the point is, you're looking for someone who fills your gaps rather than mirrors them, because otherwise you find yourselves falling down the same rabbit hole, and there is nooooo fucking bottom to that let me tell you. Alright, I think I've thoroughly mixed my metaphors now.

On this week's show, I talk to artist Jordan-Alexander Thomas. Jordan makes really cool retro-style robots that you may have seen at Practical Art, MADE, Treehouse Bakery, and even Phoenix Comicon. I had fun talking to him, he's an interesting guy. Be sure to check out his work on the Space Boy Robot website.

Cheers,

Jared

Links: Listen to LE 31 - Jordan-Thomas Alexander || The Limited Engagement YouTube Channel


3.27.2017

The Parent Trap(s)

If you have a perfectly normal, healthy family without any dysfunction, without a single sprained or fractured relationship, then I probably don't know you, and we are very definitely not friends. I'm pretty sure that the only reason we have parents, at least beyond the stage we are capable of fending for ourselves, is in order to incubate the neuroses, hangups, self-doubts, and emotional difficulties that shape our adulthood and ultimately cripple our attempts at normalcy and hamper the pursuit of intimacy. Am I right? And please let us put aside the whole notion that this shapes who we are as creative people, because that's really just part of your luggage set.

I think that it's not so much that we love people despite this baggage, but because of it. I would argue that, when it comes to finding happiness with a partner, it is not that we are looking for a person with a matching set of baggage, but one whose particular pieces of luggage finish the set. If I've already got a great carry-on, then I might have fun with someone who also has a great carry-on for a while, but ultimately, you're fucked because you've got two great carry-ons, but nothing to check thatfs sturdy enough to make it through anything more stressful than a two day hop, let alone being manhandled through connecting flights and an unforgiving baggage claim on a cross-country or international flight. I may be taking this analogy too far, but the point is, you're looking for someone who fills your gaps rather than mirrors them, because otherwise you find yourselves falling down the same rabbit hole, and there is nooooo fucking bottom to that let me tell you. Alright, I think I've thoroughly mixed my metaphors now.

On this week's show, I talk to artist Jordan-Alexander Thomas. Jordan makes really cool retro-style robots that you may have seen at Practical Art, MADE, Treehouse Bakery, and even Phoenix Comicon. I had fun talking to him, he's an interesting guy. Be sure to check out his work on the Space Boy Robot website.

Cheers,

Jared

Links: Listen to LE 31 - Jordan-Alexander Thomas || The Limited Engagement YouTube Channel