Sep 28, 2011

Jacko death bed … Australia Network decision … Assange’s book fail …

In today's Media Briefs: Michael Jackson death pic ... Kwark still saving the old world ... Australia Network contract decision imminent ... Assange misses chart and more ...

Kwark still saving the old world. Gather round children while we tell you a tale. A long time ago in a far away place called Australia, in a time called “postmodernism” there was a wizar-academic called McKenzie Wark. “Ken”, “Kwark” variously described, railed furiously against all “left conservatism”, any notion that the disappearance of the old world — work, neighbourhoods, cities, nature — was something to organise over. When people spoke of people’s lives being turned upside down, Kwark responded “we don’t have roots, we have aerials!”.

Fast forward 15 years, and Kwark has found a superposition, as professor in New York, postmodern hog heaven, from whence comesĀ this tweet:

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  1. Tom McLoughlin

    the 3 million figure is more like the reduction in population, being 1.5 diaspora and 1.5 deaths from the famine, and also English criminal neglect, given Ireland was a net export of food in the form of the landlord’s crops.

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