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.

One of the downsides of the current recession?

Marshall McLuhan (December 14, 1960, age 49).  No joking around.

I was just remarking to Claude Bissell that the “current recession seems have had a bad effect on the flow of jokes.”  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).  Ohio’s Phil Davison to the rescue.

In our own current recession which lingers on the jokes also seem to be drying up.  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

Reading

Letters of Marshall McLuhan, 1987, pp. 274.

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Michael Hinton Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
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