Saturday, December 31, 2011
WORD OF THE DAY! 12/31/11
time-space compression [tahym-speys-kuhm-presh-uhn]
1. also known as space-time convergence, is a term used to describe a process or processes that seemingly accelerate the experience of time and reduce the significance of distance during a given historical moment.
EX. Thanks to the empty-headedness of kid's television, Ash Ketchum hasn't aged in over a decade.
The use of time-space compression, in this case the conduit, as opposed to some mind shattering technology, has been the minds of the producers, writers and the bright box we call television, to keep Ash Ketchum from aging in a way that is more creepy than when Michael Jackson became white.
Despite saving the world, even the universe, on about a dozen occasions, Ash Ketchum is trapped in the body and mindset of a pre-pubescent boy. Perhaps someday, a brilliant Japanese writer will get it into his head to have Ash mature, and release him from his hellish existence where he, like Sisyphus, is forced to push the same stupid boulder up the same godd*** hill for all eternity.
P.S. A new protagonist and a different tone might make the show tolerable, again.