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Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 01:16 am
(Don't want to live in a) hub and spoke world

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(Anonymous)
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 08:55 am (UTC)
American Pollution Machine

One reason I dislike the internet is that it's just yet another way to allow more Americans into my living room.

I look at the internet for about 10 minutes every day and I never watch TV.

It's not a question of me being a cultural protectionist, it's just that I don't want that shit in my life and I'm under no obligation to have it.


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imomus
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imomus
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 09:03 am (UTC)
Re: American Pollution Machine

I wonder if there's such a thing as "saturation point" in an individual consumer? By which I mean, a point at which a consumer in a market in which one's own national product was stacked on the World Cinema shelf would just stand up and say "You know, I love America, but I think I've now seen all the American films I need to see. I know how they feel about life and the world and the individual. I know what their CGI effects look like, I know how their plots work, and I know the look of sunshine in California. It's time to find out about something different."

I suppose it's analagous to "Just how many Stereolab albums do I really need?" or "I think I can pretty much predict what Click Opera is going to be about even before I go there!"


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imomus
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imomus
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 09:05 am (UTC)
Re: American Pollution Machine

(Except that it's not, because Stereolab and Click Opera are not about full-spectrum dominance.)


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(Anonymous)
Mon, Mar. 26th, 2007 12:45 pm (UTC)
Re: American Pollution Machine

I KNEW you would add that comment on.


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