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    By Hasselhoff
    Aug 20, '06 11:06 AM EST

    So yeah. I don't think I really give two shits about "architectural discourse." The MIT and Yale guy were down in the cafeteria talking about real, actual architecture. Not weird theory or swarms or something. I listened for like 5 minutes, realized I could contribute nothing and didn't really care, so I left. I don't think that is a very good sign. Stick a fork in me, I'm done. Is it too late to become a keytar player in an 80's band?


    • broccolijet

      i think A Flock of Seagulls in touring again.

      Aug 20, 06 11:42 am  · 

      seriously though...sorry to hear you're having doubts. just from reading your blogs/comments you're obviously a sharp cat, so i'm sure you'll do well with whatever gig you take, be it form guru or keytar maestro.

      Aug 20, 06 12:35 pm  · 

      if you stick with it, i'm sure your sense of criticism will serve you well one day...

      Aug 20, 06 2:05 pm  · 

      Theory, shmeory. Who cares? Honestly, there are tons of great architects out there who like to DESIGN, and not talk. Two sides to the spectrum. Both are fine. Don't worry if you're on one end and not the other. As long as you enjoy doing what you do, there's plenty of room for you in the "field" of architecture.

      Aug 20, 06 5:06 pm  · 
      vado retro

      she dint like theory either

      Aug 20, 06 6:12 pm  · 
      Smokety Mc Smoke Smoke

      On the other hand, your ability to extricate yourself as quickly as possible from that conversation is admirable.

      Aug 20, 06 7:34 pm  · 

      vado, i think that was the sexiest thing i have ever seen.

      Aug 20, 06 8:55 pm  · 
      liberty bell

      Oh my god, I finally take the time to actually watch (some of) one of vado's videos and this is what I see?!?

      That's actually far more disturbing than your Macho Man party pictures, Hasselhoff!

      (And I agree with what broccolijet said above: YOU are going to do well no matter what area of architecture or any other field you end up in - just don't burn yourself out by doing things like feigning interest and sitting through conversations about stuff you feel is bullshit! I get bored to tears discussing "theory" but could spend the entire day figuring out how to design a vanity cabinet that most efficiently uses one and only one entire piece of wenge veneer plywood. Architecture has room for all types.)

      Aug 20, 06 9:53 pm  · 
      vado retro

      go study yer signifiers boyo!!!

      Aug 20, 06 10:15 pm  · 

      so that's what Zaha did in her early dayze?!

      Aug 21, 06 4:32 am  · 

      damn, vado.

      i watched nearly half a minet of that keyboardin lady. i mean, damn!

      no worries hasselhoff. all will be well.

      how you enjoying takenaka? a friend is currently working as pm for client and hired takenaka here in tokyo to do a project. seems your company is very demanding and treats friend like THEY are in charge. ie they are served, not the servants. friend is very stressed by asshole architects.

      Aug 21, 06 9:02 am  · 

      Didn't the post say that Mr. Yale sweater wearing guy and Mr. MIT pocket protector guy weren't talking theory. I assume they were talking architecture like I talk with my friends....

      "So that new condo is going up on the river."

      "Design doesn't really reflect the surroundings."

      "That's because it's designed by that self serving bitch."

      "I hear contractors f*ckin' hate working with her."

      "Speaking of, went out for beers with the sup on my downtown job."

      "How was that?"

      "Got drunk and trash talked architects."

      Now that is architecture talk.

      Aug 23, 06 2:03 pm  · 

      Oh shit, I totally missed that. Oh well. I revise my comment to be: Most architects are boring and/or full of shit. Just don't hang out with those ones.

      (This reminds me of the time I found out that there were architects, and lots of them, who love SUVs and mcmansion living and keeping immigrants out of America. Who knew such idiots could be harbored in our ranks?! Turns out architects are boring and boorish, too, just like everyone else.) (Present company excepted, of course. Of course!)

      Aug 23, 06 7:34 pm  · 
      vado retro

      newsflash most architects are quite conservative...

      Aug 23, 06 9:17 pm  · 

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