You think alcohol’s a depressant? Try life
Hi and Lois, 11/14/14
This starts out looking like it’s going to be about a good kid resisting peer pressure, moves quickly through recognizing the false promises of advertising, then settles on some profoundly depressing existential ennui. “What’s the point of trying new things? Nothing ever really changes. We’ll just be sitting here on this couch, fundamentally, no matter what superficial things we try to add to our lives. Those fleeting, flickering images on the screen, the sense of excitement and novelty they convey — those aren’t real, or at least can’t ever be real for us. We’ll just be sitting here on this couch, forever.”
It turns out that if you really want to keep Momma away from your door, you need to call in the most powerful practitioners of ancient magick that you can find.