Thomas never succeeds at introspection, only flame-throwing. He takes as his hero an astronaut who did everything right in a dedicated and purposeful life until NASA decided it wasn’t economically feasible to keep sending humans into space. Thomas cannot cope with a universe in which a life dedicated to a worthy ambition isn’t fulfilled. Naturally, Thomas kidnaps the astronaut too, and asks him how he dealt with this grave injustice. That’s life, you madman, says the astronaut.
Imagine, if you will, a world in which Kurt Cobain sits alone in his home on an April afternoon in 1994. The incessant spiral of despair that has tormented him for so long threatens to finally claim his soul once and for all. The shotgun is loaded. Yet before Kurt reaches the point of no return, he checks the internet and sees a humble list titled “7 Sloths That Will Get You Through The Day.” “Thank God,” he thinks, “this is exactly what I need.”
Well some people try to pick up girls
And get called assholes
This never happened to Pablo Picasso