Category Archives: Entertainment

LA police pursuits as entertainment

What would Neil Postman say? The entertainment media aspect of police pursuits, in Los Angeles (as recognized in the video from The New Yorker below) is worth taking note of…

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President Trump: New Yorker Donald Trump rides Duck Dynasty train all the way to the White House.

I’m really surprised Donald Trump won the election. I’m not unhappy about it, just surprised. I didn’t vote, so I’m not happy, angry, or sad about a Trump presidency. Actually I think it’s hysterical. And much more interesting (and entertaining!) … Continue reading

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Presidential “debates”

“For the message of television as metaphor is not only that all the world is a stage but that the stage is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.” ~ Neil Postman Trump is a professional television producer and actor. The debates … Continue reading

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The World Star Effect

The World Star Effect  “A Delaware teen died during a fight at her high school Thursday and according to many on Twitter, this all happened as her friends were recording the incident on their phones. According to police though, this … Continue reading

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“We have a population that becomes pacified…”

“When a culture disdains literacy for the important functions of public discourse and replaces that with a medium that focuses on format and style — and therefore entertainment — then you begin to get… you have a situation comparable to … Continue reading

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Beyoncé’s adopted the whiteness standard of beauty

Beyoncé’s adopted the whiteness standard of beauty Every time I see a photo or video of Beyoncé I think the same thought: “She’s pretty… because she looks white.” Beyoncé is currently taking some heat for putting on a pro-black (read= Pro … Continue reading

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Living in a universe of violent artificial images

Living in a universe of violent artificial images “Images of extreme violence produce either exact reproduction (which is short-lived) or else overall behavior of generalized brutality accompanied by impoverished language.) We must certainly beware of the fact that these images … Continue reading

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