Monday, September 15, 2008

'Mass culture is unadorned make-up'

"What TV is extremely good at - and realize that this is "all it does" - is discerning what large numbers of people think they want, and supplying it." - David Foster Wallace

I might prefer 'determining' over 'discerning,' having a different sense of the subject/object relationship in play.

Nevertheless, his obit runs in the entertainment section of the Culture Industry's daily.

And so it goes.