rich menga books search contact

***Secret FSR Fender guitars? Yes, they exist, and they're right here

Amazon links are affiliated. Learn more.

and in case i don't see you, good afternoon, good evening and good night

I just finished watching The Truman Show. I haven't seen this flick in.. a while. Probably a few years. The title of this entry is a line from that movie.

This movie is just as incredible as when I saw it in the past. It has lost absolutely nothing in its power of delivery and style.

Since I now own the DVD special edition of it, I've learned two things which to be honest are a bit frightful.

Ready?

1. Seahaven does exist - except it's not called Seahaven.

The vast majority of the in-town shots for this movie were shot in a real "town" called Seaside Florida. The homes you see are not a set. This type of place is what I call "manufactured bliss". Another one that's shockingly similar is Connerton. Want another? Try Southern Hills Plantation. Want yet another? Long Leaf. The list goes on and on.

Even if I had the money (and trust me, you need a ton of it), I would never ever live in one of these places. "Towns" like these are so polished and perfect that they are completely devoid of personality. What they're attempting to sell is the image of perfection. Believe me, it isn't perfect. Far from it.

Put it this way - if you dared put a tacky pink flamingo on your front lawn, you'd probably get "spoken to" about it. And no, I'm not kidding.

And you thought I was a xenophobe? Ha! People who live in those places put me to shame.

Think I'm kidding? These places are set in such a way where you never have to leave. They've got car dealerships, supermarkets and everything else. Once again, I'm not kidding.

2. Nine years later.. and what's on tv?

The film was released in 1998. It depicts a man whose whole life is secretly broadcasted to the world via television. Events in his life are television episodes - literally.

Today's reality shows come very close to that.

Think about it.

-------------------------

Anyway.. the movie was great. I still love it. I highly recommend it to anyone. No, it is not a Jim Carrey funny-flick. Not at all. And that's the best part.

070212

image
Best ZOOM R8 tutorial book
highly rated, get recording quick!

Learn how to save gas now using the car or truck you already have with hypermiling driving techniques

⭐ Recent Posts

NUX Duotime Stereo Delay Pedal3 solid reasons to use digital delay instead of analog
Switch to digital and you'll enjoy using the delay effect for guitar a whole lot more.

Boss RC-5 Loop Station Guitar Looper PedalWill looper drums ever not suck?
It is amazing that this problem still exists.

The best looking Dean Z I've ever seen
This is an example of when Dean does the Z right.

Black Sabbath - Black SabbathMy favorite Black Sabbath track from their first album
It's not what you think it is.

Epiphone Prophecy Les PaulA secret of the Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul hiding in plain sight
It's right in front of your face and you probably didn't even notice it

🔥 Popular Posts 🔥

Casio F-91WCasio F-91W cheat sheet
A quick guide on how to set the time, date and a few other tips and tricks.

NUX Duotime Stereo Delay Pedal3 solid reasons to use digital delay instead of analog
Switch to digital and you'll enjoy using the delay effect for guitar a whole lot more.

Playing a Squier Bullet TelecasterPlaying guitar in E flat does more than just save your wrists
Everything you ever wanted to know about E flat electric guitar tuning and whether you should use it or not

Fender EsquireThe 5 types of guitars you should never buy
Some guitars that exist where the day after you buy them, you know you've made a mistake.

DigiTech Nexus LibrarianDoes the DigiTech Nexus software for the RP360 really work?
Information on DigiTech Nexus software for the RP360

Vintage guitar of the week #4 - 1974 Fender Stratocaster Natural
What Fender did to save a buck in the '70s ended up with a Strat that has a unique look to it.

NetworkHow to make an animated GIF from a movie clip the free and easy way
GIFs are cool. I pronounce it with a hard 'g'.