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 (December 14, 1960, age 49).Â No joking around.
I was just remarking to Claude Bissell that the â€ścurrent recession seems have had a bad effect on the flow of jokes.â€ťÂ The joke must be an exception to the universal rule that in the electronic age everything becomes substitutable for everything else.
Me (September, 2010, age 58).Â Ohioâ€™s Phil Davison to the rescue.
In our own current recession which lingers on the jokes also seem to be drying up.Â Here for your amusement is some found humour.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMgyi57s-A4&feature=player_embedded
With thanks to Writing Boots.
Cordially, Marshall and Me
Letters of Marshall McLuhan, 1987, pp. 274.