Wednesday, March 03, 2010


Here's the problem with trying to do what I'm kind of trying to do here -- basically, trying to shine a light through a glass darkly.

The problem is
the medium is the message. The medium affects our behavior. And some media just demand that we sit there and worship . . . them. (Surely you're not watching NBC prime time because you really, really, really like staring at morbidly obese people in sports bras and muscle shirts.)

And the problem of trying to point out the absurdities of life through an utterly absurd medium -- utterly absurd media -- is kind of like a Catholic priest going to the savages, dressing up in his clerical finest . . . then presiding over a human sacrifice, all the while explaining to the primitives how in this sacrifice of the virgin Ubonga lies a shadow of Jesus' Paschal sacrifice which takes away the sins of the world.

Just so you know.

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