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catastrophe, in syndication

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Funny thing. Not so long ago, it looked like the future when this sort of stuff was shown on TV. Now, just a few years later, it has the look of a made-for-tv period movie, set circa 2003.

The age of media-anticipated catastophe, of the mass-marketed dystopia, seems to have come and gone. Would be interesting to think ever so carefully about it, it’s relationship to where we are now. “Carefully” meaning without the backpocket mysticism of Jameson’s lesser advisees, mining the cover of Underworld for far more than it was worth.

Unfortunately, can’t do that tonight as I’ve gotta read a book for an overdue review, and it’ll really piss someone off if this looks like it took more than five or six minutes.

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April 26, 2009 at 9:05 pm

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  1. As one of Jameson’s lesser advisees, I can’t help but feel interpellated here.

    G C

    April 27, 2009 at 1:36 am

  2. Hahahaha. No I’m sure you won’t end up like that. I’m talking about something of the irksome cases that came out of Theory Inc. at Duke back in the day. I’m sure things have sorted themselves out by now! And obviously some very very talented people came out of that place at that time too!

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    April 27, 2009 at 7:22 am


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