Tuesday, September 28, 2004

People, Mcluhan is Dead

Marshall Macluhan has now managed to infiltrate culture to an absolutely annoying degree. Of course, I'm talking about the fact that almost every single one of my favorite blogs(and there are 20 of them) has devoted at least one lengthy post to the significance of blogs and blogging. ARE YOU EFFIN' KIDDING ME?

Can I just point out that it wasn't the fact that "Common Sense" was a pamphlet that made it revolutionary? Imagine how far the Constitution would have gotten if they'd stopped to take the time to contemplate what it all meant that they were, you know, writing it down with quills and ink instead of carving it in stone. And was it just me that thinks the Situationists got REALLY BORING when they started arguing about the medium and not the message? Christ, it's why Baudrilard was so dull.

I mean, really people, to complain about co-option in yet another media form is just irritating. We live in a society where nothing thrives without either mad love or profit motive(and sometimes a combination of both). So pick which one you care about, quit with the talmudic meta-responses about what it all means and just get back to the ranting.