Monday, February 6, 2012

The SuperBowl XLVI Edition

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“Television has become, so to speak, the background radiation of the social and intellectual universe, the all-but-imperceptible residue of the electronic big bang of a century past, so familiar and so thoroughly integrated with American culture that we no longer hear its faint hissing in the background or see the flickering grey light. . . .

“[T]he peek-a-boo world it has constructed around us no longer seems even strange. There is no more disturbing consequence of the electronic and graphic revolution than this: that the world as given to us through television seems natural, not bizarre. . . .”

“Our culture’s adjustment to the epistemology of television is by now almost complete; we have so thoroughly accepted its definitions of truth, knowledge and reality that irrelevance seems to us to be filled with import, and incoherence seems eminently sane.”

—Neil Postman (1931-2003), media professor, scholar and author, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business (1985)
Image: “Inertia,” by Jason deCaires Taylor, who does amazing underwater sculpture.

• Editorial Comment: When couch potatoes meet global warming....

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