A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan continues. If he had lived Marshall would have been 100 on July 21, 2011. Join me in the countdown to his centennial, and an exploration of more of his observations on the way media work in the electric age in which we live.

Beware the toothy smile!

Marshall McLuhan (1970, age 59).  So many questions.

“This ad raises a multitude of structural questions.  The mouth is the all aggressive organ.  Teeth are the most menacing of all human appointments because of their lineal order.”

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Me (June, 2011, age 58).  Don’t like that idea?

No matter, as McLuhan would say, he has others.  But a smile can be a very powerful weapon …

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Cordially, Marshall and Me

Reading:

Marshall McLuhan, Culture Is Our Business, 1970, p. 220.

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Michael Hinton Friday, June 3rd, 2011
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