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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Quote of the Day | June 5, 2008: Somehow Vaguely Pathetic?

From Chuck Klosterman's "low culture manifesto," Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, 2003:

I realize there is a whole generation of adults born in the seventies who currently play Sega and Ninetendo as much as they banged away on their Atari 5200 and their George Plimpton-endorsed Intellivision in 1982. I am not one of them. I agree with Media Virus author Douglas Rushkoff's theory that home video game consoles were the reason kids raised in the 1980s so naturally embraced the virtual mentality -- we never thought it seemed strange to be able to manually manipulate what we saw on a video screen -- but I'll never accept pixels killing other pixels as an art form (or a sport, or even a pastime).

A homeless man once told me that dancing to rap music is the cultural equivalent of masturbating, and I'd sort of feel the same way about playing John Madden Football immediately after filing my income tax: It's fun, but -- somehow -- vaguely pathetic.

Tags: Chuck Klosterman, Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs

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