I like those beer commercials that were airing a couple years ago about how it was only weird if it didn’t work.
If that isn’t one of the most true and profound beer commercials in the history of beer commercials then I don’t know what is…
I mean, if we do something strange or have a less than normal personality, then we are automatically labeled as weird. But have someone rich and/or famous exhibit the same behavior then it immediately goes from not working and being weird to working and being, you guessed it, eccentric.
Eccentric… What every weirdo strives to become.
Imagine an average joe* walking down, not the red carpet, but the average city street in a dress made of meat… I doubt the eccentric defense will work well with the average city cop.
Yet another example of the long, hard, enduring struggle between the classes…
But if you think about it, weird ain’t easy to do. It’s hard to go against the grain, against convention. Normal is so easy, welcoming. We’ve been doing normal for most of our lives and it now is hard not to do it.
Don’t get me wrong, normal is cool. Whoever invented it was a genius – and I suspect female – for how else to get us stupid men from bashing in each other’s stupid heads with clubs and rocks and whatever else we could get our hands on than to create a system where such behavior is strange, odd – not normal.
So I’m all in for normal, while knowing very well that weird is where the action is.
So, for today’s Weird Wednesday prompt…
Put together something – a poem, an essay, flash fiction, a drawing, whatever – stream of consciousness perhaps, whatever – something less than normal, something against convention, but something that, at least in your mind, is normal and as conventional – and preferable, enlightening to all – as can be.
My guess is, it won’t be easy…
And I suspect Josh Wrenn, the author of yesterday’s Tanka Tuesday selection, just may be tapping into some of that brandy he waxed so poetically about for some weird inspiration.
This may explain things a bit.
Submissions close at 7PMish.
Selection posted some time after…