The shortened versions of the iPhone rant I rewrote for my Solo Performance class.
Evolution. The full length version of the rants below is in a post further down the blog. I cut that down and changed the tone of it, and it became the bottom iteration on this page. I then tried to cut it again and again changed the tone. It became a different piece, but was still 3 minutes, so that is the middle piece.
Finally, the top piece here is what this has evolved into. Lots of the jokes cut out, this is the “essence” of what I was driving at I suppose. I hope it is the funniest and clearest rant of the 4 (although, I have dropped many jokes that I like – slaughtering one’s babies!). This has been a good exercise in working out what I am talking about, about honing and evolving my work, and basic editing.
Each version has a slightly different game. The very first game was Machines the Work vs Machines that Don’t. In the final version, immediately beneath here, the game is Manliness.
Manliness and The iPhone
Banging rocks together is manly, and a rock is a manly tool. Most modern man tools don’t survive it but, when one of them is my iPhone, I feel like doing just that; then reinventing fire just to throw the bastard device onto it, and then, reinventing the spear, just to poke the fucker.
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