I’m still catching up on posts I want to write based on some of the TV, eh? Blogtalkradio interviews – good thing I’m not doing a show for the upcoming long weekend – and yet here’s one based on the non-interview with Josh Freed, who tested my ability to fill time in the last one. It’s a fun documentary, though, and they went to the effort of sending me the screener and attempting to call in from Italy, so I wanted to at least write a review:
- My Messy Life Vindicates The Neat-Impaired
“All hail Josh Freed, patron saint of the organizationally challenged. The filmmaker and Montreal Gazette columnist exposes his messy life in My Messy Life, a hilarious documentary airing on CTV this Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m. (see CTV.ca for local listings). It makes the case that some people are successful because of – not in spite of – their disorganization.” Read more.
Netherlands (apparently the clean capital of the world),
Well, he clearly skipped my desk – too bad I can’t see it on TV. I’ve always said that as long as I know where everything it’s, it’s not really that messy.
I put that line in for you 😉
I just saw this show as a re-run. While I can appreciate it in a “tongue-in-cheek” way, there are parts of it that bothered me… first of all, there is no distinction between “mess” and “dirty mess”, or “cluttered” and “hoarding”. In addition, I take exception to his so-called “Mess Expert” who says that being chaotic/messy makes you smarter and more creative. IMHO, I’m both of those things – it’s my profession as a matter of fact – and yet I’m obsessively neat. The chaos is in my head, not on my desk (and floor, and sofa, and…). I say “to each his/her own”. If you want to defend messiness or that works for you, great. Don’t bash us “neat-freaks” either.