I love Community. We all know the bottle episode features Annie’s boobs stealing the pen in plain sight, as well as the sublime Beetlejuice gag, but … I can’t believe I didn’t see this before and I’ve seen the entire show three times over. I bow before thee, Dan Harmon.
It’s expensive to be a core user of online media. It’s expensive to develop the skills to become one. To those for whom it is already second nature, that is something usually born of privilege. I’m wondering if this foreshadows the new “digital divide.” As mobile and broadband costs fall, the issue of “access” to the internet diminishes (both globally and locally). Yet access to the digital world is not sufficient to bridge the divide. It is digital literacy that may produce the real separation between the haves and the have-nots. I’m not talking about knowing how to use a computer or a phone. I’m talking about being able to navigate the bullshit and misinformation that dominates these social networks and news platforms.
Unless I write “and then his Galaxy 4′s battery died” no one can ever get lost, forget an important fact, meet a partner outside of a dating site, or do anything that doesn’t eventually have them picking up a phone. So I’m stuck writing about an era where Ethan Hawke was considered the pinnacle of manliness.
In the fall of 1940, over a year before Pearl Harbor, [Stevw Rogers/Captain America] first volunteers to join the army to fight the Nazis specifically. This isn’t an apolitical patriotism forged out of a sense that the U.S has been attacked; rather, Steve Rogers had come to believe that Nazism posed an existential threat to the America he believed in. New Deal America.
In the 70s, Paul McCartney was slagged by critics for writing “silly love songs” – so he responded by recording a mega-hit called, yes, “Silly Love Songs”. That’s about 0 fucks given, which I understand is pretty punk rock.
Spring flowers, Autumn moons, Water lilies still carry Away my heart like a lost Boat.
As long as I am flesh
And bone I will never find
Rest. There will never come a
Time when I will be able
To resist my emotions.