This is such a blast from the past! I have not heard anyone discuss Roland Barthes since I finished my Minor in Art History in 1995. “Roland Barthes has been dead for 35 years, but he may be onto something.” Indeed. So if Barthes is correct, then what would happen if Donald Trump runs with Jesse Ventura as a running mate? Will the US officially turn into the WWF?!
Two days ago while I was setting up power for the house next door, the confirmation rep tried to get me to sign up for cable, too. I explained that I wasn’t sure if I’d use DSL or cable for phone and internet over there. “So you’re just going to keep your TV at your home?” “No, we don’t have a television.” “What?!!!!? Really?” “Yeah. And we won’t be getting cable for TV.” She was so stunned that she actually stopped talking for a moment. Who in their right mind would willingly miss this spectacle? The Fall of the Roman Empire had gladiators, and we’ve got … pro wrestlers?
No wonder I garden and talk with faeries … methinks the so-called “real world” has gotten punch drunk.