reviewing 12 Monkeys, 24, Big Little Lies, Bloodline, Bosch, Colony, Designated Survivor, Fauda, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards, Humans, Peaky Blinders, Outlander, Ray Donovan, Sense8, Stranger Things, The: Affair, Americans, Girlfriend Experience, Man in the High Castle, Missing, OA, Walking Dead; Timeless, Travelers, Twin Peaks, Vikings, Westworld +movies, music, politics
George Santayana had irrational faith in reason - I have irrational faith in TV.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Voicemail from Marshall McLuhan, 1978
Here is a voicemail from Marshall McLuhan to me, left on what we then called our "answering machine," from August 1978. I had just completed my doctoral dissertation at NYU - but hadn't yet even handed it in to my advisers, Neil Postman and Christine Nystrom. Instead, I decided to mail it up to Marshall McLuhan in Toronto - we had met after I wrote the Preface to his "Laws of the Media" published in June 1977 in et cetera, and the "Tetrad Conference" I had organized with him, Eric McLuhan, Bob Blechman, and other notables at Fairleigh Dickinson University (where I then was an Assistant Professor) in March 1978. Tina and I went on vacation right after I sent up the dissertation, and this is the message from Marshall we found on our return...