I was coming home late from work and had to take the last train out of the underground. I was waiting at the stop and couldn’t help but notice how empty it was. I was the only one there. It was unsettlingly quiet. And of course there was a flickering light. It made the whole situation more eerie. A flickering light adds tension and a sense of foreboding. That’s why you see flickering lights in practically every horror movie ever made. There’s a never-ending battle between light and darkness and that’s what flickering is. Well, it’s either supernatural or a sign that you need to change the light bulb. I suppose it depends on how you look at the world.
Critically Rated at 11/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young
Sometimes it gets dark when I’m hanging out at home, so I’ll respond by turning on the lights. It’s really nice to be able to see your surroundings and what you’re doing. It’s easy to take indoor lighting for granted, but all things must come to an end, and eventually your light bulbs will dim and you have to change them. It’s kind of sad. It’s like the end of an era. Especially with these new fluorescent bulbs that last longer than Ron Jeremy. I never have spare bulbs either, so if one burns out I get a new one from the store. I don’t pay attention to wattage, I just get the cheapest one so all my lights are mismatched. I’m always a little nervous about getting electrocuted screwing in the new bulb. Technology scares me.
Critically Rated at 9/17