Thursday, July 7, 2011
If Geordie Shore Is The Future Then We Are Doomed
I think I've mentioned Neil Postman on this blog before. In the 70s and 80s he was considered to be an alarmist, but I think his classic work Amusing Ourselves To Death is more relevant today than it was when it was written. Yes I know the counter argument: everyone said writing would be the death of oral stortelling, plays would be the death of books, radio would be the death of literature, cinema...TV...the internet etc. and all those media are still alive today; but something has changed in recent decades, the djinn is out of the bottle and if Geordie Shore represents the future then we are probably doomed.