Chris is a scammer. He spends all his time drinking and lying. He has no time for any thoughts other than how to sustain his scams. He never has time to think a true thought or say a true thing because his world is a constant construction of one lie in support of the others. For those with a sense of the absurd and a sense of humor and a degree of aesthetic sense he's enjoyable to watch. He really doesn't exist as a person. He is a world-class phoney. I like to call him the Invisible Man.
Chris is typical of our whole sham culture: a lie in maintenace of other lies. Below is another look at what is rapidly becoming my faviorite book: Faking It: The Sentimentalisation of Modern Society.
Tsunami 2004: A Service of Remembrance - The Sentimentalisation of Compassion
On Wednesday 11th May 2005 a national service of remembrance for the Indian Ocean Tsunami was held at St Paul's Cathedral. Rev'd Dr Peter Mullen examines its order of service - and finds it wanting: true compassion has been replaced with cheap sentimentality.
On the front of the service order, it says TSUNAMI 2004 and you think to yourself, "What's this?" Is it a product of the everlastingly industrious General Synod, a new form of liturgy, as in Matins, Evensong Holy Communion – and Tsunami? No, TSUNAMI 2004 – it is another borrowing from the world of advertising as in WIMBLEDON 2000 or PROMS 2005. It is subtitled A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE and it was held in memory of the victims of the Indian Ocean disaster.