Sprezzatura pt. 2: the first brief estrangement of buttercup mcgillicuddy and lk shaw
Prezi is ridiculous. Usually business people use Prezi when they want to seem ‘artsy’. Wonder why Buttercup chose such an ‘out-of-control’ version of Powerpoint. For that is all Prezi really is: Powerpoint gone illogical. None of it corresponds to reality. This is the most business-like alt lit has ever been. Indeed after this I wonder: will alt lit become acceptable in the boardrooms of America? Can I finally reveal my alt lit pseudonym among the business people I work with each and every day? I long for the day when Beach Sloth will be in the boardrooms of America, right along there with ‘synergy’ and ‘Pizzazz’. Goddamn I love Pizzazz.
Lucy states every Sprezzatura starts out with her being unable to understand the technology. That’s okay. Nobody understands Prezi. Most of its appeal lies with its complete inability to be figured out. Yeah Prezi is like love in that sense, if love could be offered as a proposal on some projector in an anonymous office park. Pleas for help are met with ridicule from Buttercup. He calls her a ‘Luddite’. I’m a Luddite actually. Despite my online presence I have a pre-paid phone that people find humorous. Those people who laugh generally use their phones for checking Yahoo news or some other nonsense. Yahoo News is the Entertainment tonight of news.
Glad Lucy fights against the Prezi machine. Prezi is what ‘Rage against the Machine’ rages against, besides its number one fan Paul Ryan. Buttercup compares it to a milkshake. I love milkshakes. Every time I drink a milkshake I think to myself ‘Wish I had enough money to get delicious food all the time’. Later on I eat dried food in my cupboard. Yes right now I live a dried-fried diet. Also whatever snacks I manage to take from work or ‘free events’. I am the Post-Modern gather.
A video comes up of Lucy singing a song to Buttercup. Now Buttercup feels bad. Here he was telling her what a Luddite she was and here’s this: a testament to their true internet. She writes songs for everybody apparently. I am amazed. Who will ever write a song about me? Will it be Lucy or is she in a committed sing-writing relationship with Buttercup? It is hard to tell.
Buttercup waits on the internet for people. At times the internet is a giant airport. People wait all over the place to depart, to wait for new arrivals. It is a confusing place. Glad that Lucy and Buttercup work through their issues. Hope their online relationship continues to blossom in whatever format they choose.