October 31st, 2007


I'm Part of a Paisley Mythic Drama

As an FYI, this post is about a country music song. But even if you dislike country music, you might find this amusing.

There's a song out by a guy named Brad Paisley. It's about a pizza delivery guy who is balding and fat, yet has an online presence that is simply amazing.

When I first heard the song, I immediately shouted (to no one in particular, as I was in my car at the time), "Hey! That's me!" (For those just joining us, it's been established in previous entries that I am, indeed, fat, and we all know that my job is the source of all unhappiness in my life.)

The song really spoke to me on a lot of levels, not the least of which is that I have an interesting set of online perceptions that are often very different than "real life" is. I may not pretend to be who I am in profiles (e.g. those pictures are actually me; I can claim some modeling experience, but it's obvious that it's me in the photos; and I even live where I say I live), but there is a definite perception of me in online communities that I'm "so much cooler" than I really am that is simply not borne out in reality.

Really, I'm mostly a socially awkward flake. Of course, I'll admit that. :)

Anyway, I love the song, and it could very well be about me, if a few key details were changed. And I spent a few more hours each day online.

And the video has William Shatner in it, so you can't go wrong with it!

Brad Paisley - "Online" video

Trust me, it's worth a watch.

(Thanks to starrchilde for posting a link to the vid.)