Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Put On A Little Dylan

Ol' Bob isn't quite the cultural figure he was 40 years ago, or so it seems.

Two police officers in their 20s asked Mr. Dylan, 68, to provide identification as he took a stroll through Long Branch, N.J., last month,The Associated Press reported.

“I’ve seen pictures of Bob Dylan from a long time ago, and he didn’t look like Bob Dylan to me at all,” Officer Kristie Buble told ABC News. “We see a lot of people on our beat, and I wasn’t sure if he came from one of our hospitals or something. He was acting very suspicious. Not delusional, just suspicious.”

This highlights something I've taught our students at church, namely that culture's definitions change. People, things, sounds, styles of dress, etc. that are popular at this moment in time will probably not be popular in the very near future. Like, by three o'clock today. Stuff changes.

Bob "the 60s icon" Dylan has been replaced. Is that thing that weighs you down everyday really worth it? Will it be relevant a year from now?

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