A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan.Â Five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday,Â I present one of McLuhanâ€™s observations and talk about its relevance today.Â 300 ideas. 300 days.Â 300 posts.
Marshall McLuhan (August 2010, age 99).Â Is this funny?
Joke titles for new chapters for Understanding Media?Â Swift said, â€śsatire is a glass in which we see every countenance but our own.â€ťÂ But really I fail to see the humor in this exercise.
Me (September, 2010, age 58)Â You tell me.
Here are some more tongue-in-cheek suggestions (See The Understanding Media Pun Contest) for new chapter topics and titles for Understanding Media:
Automatic Pencil: Getting the Lead Out
Pit Bull: Manâ€™s Best Fiend
Microscope: Little Wonder
Smoke Signals: The Message is Blowing in the Wind
Quack-Quack: Fowl Language
Boring Conversation: Medium Tedium
Capital Punishment: A Live Issue?
Swedish Massage: The Masseuse is the Massage
Push-Up Bra: The Cleavage is the Message
Gypsy Fortune Teller:Â The Medium is the Message
George Hamilton:Â Narcissus as Narcosis
Cordially, Marshall and Me
Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, 1964, pp. xi – xiii.