Culture 7

Watched Porfirio Jimenez paint a Pink-Floyd-themed spray-paint painting. I love taking the time to watch one of his videos every so often. He’s a Mexican Bob Ross. In that he makes it look so easy. He’s like a Mexican spray-painting Bob Ross who routinely uses a flame thrower to cure the paint. His obvious, childlike enthusiasm for what he is doing really comes through in the videos. Just like Bob Ross. Makes for really therapeutic viewing. Here’s the video I watched. Fifteen minutes.

Culture 3

Hello, I love you
Won’t you tell me your name?

— The Doors, “Hello, I Love You” (1968)

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I don’t know your fucking name
So what? Let’s fuck!

— Korn, “A.D.I.D.A.S.” (1996)

Culture 2

In a seedy karaoke bar
By the banks of the mighty Bosphorus
Is a Japanese man in a business suit
Singing ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’
And the muscular cyborg German dudes
Dance with sexy French Canadians
While the overweight Americans
Wear their patriotic jumpsuits

— Cake, “Wheels”