Sunday, October 29, 2017

Context

Context is important. Without context, things would not make any sense.

Without context, golf would sound fucking insane. Men in weird clothes driving around in motorized carts, occasionally stopping to dismount and unsheathe a metal rod after careful deliberation of the exact circumstances that have brought them to this moment. The rod they eventually choose has been designed specifically for the terrain considerations.

One at a time, they place a tiny white ball onto a funnel and hit the ball with the stick. If they are lucky, the ball will not land in water or sand but will come to rest in a patch of grass that is darker than the other grass surrounding it. The ultimate goal is to make the ball go inside a hole in the ground and then pull it back out.

The men who golf have their own language. Birds do not fly, they are unit of measurement of how many times you hit a ball with a stick. A foursome is not a sex orgy. Instead, it is much less interesting.

Why do people do this? Whose idea was it? What do they get out of it? Don't they have better things to do?

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