a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Doesn't this kind of post belong to 'chit-chat' or something?
The Twilight Zone could never hold a candle to The Outer Limits (IMHO).
Way to shoot down your credibility with one sentence. Unless this is a mental typo and you, _OF_COURSE_ meant it the OTHER WAY AROUND, I can't trust
anything you write after this display of lack of ... well, let's just say I can't believe anyone would think this, when the opposite is SO obvious.
Sure, there were a couple of good-ish episodes, but come on. Have you ever seen The Twilight Zone?
It's hard to explain my shock about your statement, and how much disdain it accumulated in me instantly, but let me try to draw a comparison.
Let's say there's a culinarist that has a great taste, and knows because of his sensitive tongue and culinary skill exactly what's good food, what's
bad food, what's exquisite culinary experience, what's a mediocre, but passable meal, what's just trash food (even if it technically (but
artificially) 'tastes good', like junk food would). He can immediately know if a food was made with love, or with routine, even if the exact same
portions and ingredients are used. He can detect if food has 'soul' or 'excitement', and other very refined things normal people would never even
This culinarist could be called Ben.
Then there's Tom, who doesn't understand anything, except 'good grub'. He'll eat trash if it's not -too- bad-tasting, and he can't detect difference
between a big mac and a 240 dollar gourmét meal in a fanciest restaurant on the planet. To him, it's just grub, and it's either good, or not good.
Very rarely it's 'pretty good, but not your best'.
It would be a waste to offer him anything 'sophisticated and sentsitive', when he would experience it only as "grub, but not as good as a big mac". It
would be such a waste to try to titillate his sensitive parts with attractive visuals, amazing smells and finally, exquisite, deliciously prepAAHHTHAT
WAS GOOD, what's for dessert?
Now, if Tom says big mac is better than some painstakingly prepared gourmét meal, Ben would certainly be shocked, knowing not only superficially, but
with EVERY FIBER OF HIS BODY AND EVERY SPARKLE IN HIS SOUL that Ben couldn't be MORE WRONG. Big mac is robot-built trash junk fastfood crap and it
only 'tastes good', because it's carefully CALCULATED to do so. There's no soul, there's no finésse, there's no layers of deliciousness that form
umami that just melts your tastebuds carefully from back to front in a very specific way that grants an experienced man with sensitive (or cat, as
they say in Japan) tongue a climactic, almost psychedelic, downright órgasmic super experience.
To Tom, it's just 'grub', and 'big mac is better'.
Can you imagine Ben's reaction, if he saw Tom say this after eating a 240 dollar gourmét meal that the cook masterfully crafted, and then RATHER
wanting a robot-built soulless junk crap to eat?
This mirrors my experience when it comes to your, maybe slightly thoughtless sentiment, as well as I can put to words. I am still almost shivering
I think one of the great things about The Outer Limits was how they had both scientific, current events and sociological issues
So, -one- thing.. becomes -both- things.. then you list THREE things!
You can't do that.
BOTH this AND that.
Not "Both this, this and that".
You can't list THREE things under "BOTH", because the word 'both' implies ONLY TWO THINGS ARE INCLUDED.
You are breaking the rules of english language, no wonder you also break the rules of good taste (sorry, can't hold it in any longer).
Never before in my life have I so deeply understood what the word 'philistine' really means.