Battle of Communications

"The battle for the survival of man as a responsible being in the Communications Era is not to be won where the communication originates, but where it arrives." -Umberto Eco, Travels in Hyperreality, Towards a Semiological Guerrilla Warfare But seriously. If/when the communication arrives at the #Americant in the comfort of his credit card, never-paid-for …

The Red Pill Or The Blue Pill? Either Way Your Inner Fascist Drank The Kool-Aid Milkshake Galore So Keep Smiling

For posterity's sake, and to deal with the humungous crowds of imbicile-lites out there, I feel compelled to post Umberto Eco's fourteen point definition of Fascism. Seriously, people (imbeciles). It's not that complicated. More worst-posts on fascism here and here. If you've never read this before, be warned. It might be just like looking into a mirror--or …

A Photograph

"This vicissitudes of our century have been summed up in a few exemplary photographs that have proved epoch-making: the unruly crowd pouring into the square during the "ten days that shook the world"; Robert Capa's dying miliciano; the marines planting the flag on Iwo Jima; the Vietnamese prisoner being executed with a shot in the …

Hyper Stuff

Travels In Hyperreality by Umberto Eco "Travels in Hyperreality" is a collection of essays by Umberto Eco. I don't know exactly when I first read this book and that's starting to bother me - even though it doesn't matter. Over the years I keep pulling this book from different book shelves where I instinctively know …