When I saw that one of today’s words was fore, I couldn’t help but think about this scene from Caddyshack.
Four is the number of people who asked for a sign with the words from the other day’s one-liner. How’s this?
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On Thursday, I talked about a couple of YouTube channels that I’ve been watching. I’ve been spending a lot of time the last couple of days watching episodes from Dan Bell’s “Dead Mall” series. As I watch as these magnificent shopping centers that just a few years ago were bustling with activity slowly edge their way to their death, I find myself thinking about all the people involved in the building of them, the people who ran the electrical lines and the plumbing, the people who laid the carpet and tile, the people who put up the drywall and lighting for the individual stores, all the things that went into making them the great places they were, and I find myself asking “what for?” Why did they do all that, if it was just going to be torn down anyway? I know the reasons why the malls have ended up being dead zones (the Internet, Amazon, Walmart etc.), but even so, there were people who put their lives and their work into building them, and people who worked the stores, and cleaned the public areas, and patroled the premises. And now it’s gone, or sitting there empty, rotting and molding, wating for the wrecking ball to destroy it once and tear down all that work and care that went into creating the place.
Roger von Oech, who wrote the book A Whack On The Side Of The Head, said that to get creative ideas, go and look at garbage dumps and demolition sites, because that’s what happens to everything eventually. I have a better understanding of what that means now.
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