A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan.  Five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, I present one of McLuhan’s observations and talk about its relevance today.  300 ideas. 300 days.  300 posts.

More suggestions for new Chapters for Understanding Media

Marshall McLuhan (August 2010, age 99).  Is this funny?

Joke titles for new chapters for Understanding Media?  Swift said, “satire is a glass in which we see every countenance but our own.”  But really I fail to see the humor in this exercise.

Me (September, 2010, age 58)  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: Man’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:  The Medium is the Message

George Hamilton:  Narcissus as Narcosis

Cordially, Marshall and Me


Marshall McLuhan, Understanding Media, 1964, pp. xi – xiii.

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Michael Hinton Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
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