Day 96

5.02: Impromptu day off in celebration of Peru’s independence. And it was celebrated with gusto.

In any case, Stuart wouldn’t have been up to it after a strenuous day pottering, staring nostalgically, and wondering why his wee is green.

But we’re back at the skunk works, which is apparently where companies put creative types so that they don’t disrupt the daily business.

“Secure, secret laboratories,” the BBC calls them – or prisons for wankers.

Nothing gets done in those places except expressive dance and fondling in the shower. Some brave souls combine the two.

What am I going on about?

Something I read before Stuart came into my life, like a caped crusader with a buspass and prostate trouble.

Apparently “creativity is akin to insanity,” medically speaking.

Some Swedish scientists scanned some brains and discovered “striking similarities in the thought pathways of highly creative people and those with schizophrenia.”

It’s all to do with your dopamine receptors. “Fewer D2 receptors in the thalamus probably means a lower degree of signal filtering, and thus a higher flow of information from the thalamus,” says a man.

He reckons, the BBC paraphrases, that “this barrage of uncensored information that ignites the creative spark.”

Which is presumably why I’m always thinking about gun-toting animals, shops that sound like people (Chris Dry Cleaning, Glen Insurance), ways to pull off a bank heist, and possible names for children’s TV shows.

Break out the Chlorpromazine.

6.58: Gosh. I’m starting to realise how near the end of all this is. It came up
suddenly, but it’s definitely in sight. Then I’ll have to do something useful with this thing I’ve made. Stuart permitting.

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~ by David Thorley on July 30, 2010.

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