The Hoffstume

November 14, 2008

hoffstume_08hoffstume_06 When I read “The Stranger” at age 17 it  confirmed my suspicions that everything didn’t happen for a reason. Things don’t even out in the end. Karma is bullshit. Morality is a matter of choice. Chance conquers all.

While this discovery felt momentous at first, I was soon disappointed to find that a great number of hack artists were inspired by the very same epiphany. Nothing is more boring, more jejune, more insufferable, than a crappy artist whose work aspires to be “absurd,” “surreal,” “avant garde,” etc.

Brandon Bird is an exception to the rule. For evidence, look at this. And this.

Without humor or pathos, absurdity is boring, don’t you think?hoffstume_031