Maroon5 moves like Jagger at the Victoria's Secret fashion show. Flashy, loud, hypnotizing. This is the modern form of ye good ol' spectacle, constructing and sustaining an absolute monologue of selfindulgent and rather clueless entertainers fueling the status quo. Showing off their trinkets & skin while most of the world is in tears. Serving the global ouroboros of jealous and greedy narcissism. WATCH PEONS, and let your feelings of inadequacy grow.
Well whatever. I guess our best option is to not give a f___:P
Maroon 5 + World of high fashion = Egoistical celebration of superficiality
"Its hard to think of a real precedent for this. A certain tension emerges when the products of a massive cultural apparatus like Hollywood offer implicit critiques of their own operation. Think of the Wachowskis Speed Racer: a $120 million studio-financed movie advocating for mom-and-pop values. Or Fight Club: a film built around a domestic terrorist attack against credit-card companies that peddled a new form of hyperactive adolescent machismo. Vladimir Lenin famously wrote an opinion on capitalism thats been popularly rendered as, `The capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.' That pared-down version of his statement is an apt observation about the sheer voraciousness of the profit motive. Films like these, which disseminate ideas and attitudes that seem to contradict the bottom-line-driven systems that create them, speak to what Lenin was talking about. Its like a commercial for a restaurant that tells you not to eat there." - John Semley
"Whether youre a corner boy in West Baltimore, or a cop who knows his beat, or an Eastern European brought here for sex, your life is worth less. Its the triumph of capitalism over human value. This country has embraced the idea that this is a viable domestic policy. It is. Its viable for the few. But I dont live in Westwood, L.A., or on the Upper West Side of New York. I live in Baltimore." - David Simon
"Computer power eliminates doubt. All doubt rises from past experience. But the past is disappearing. We used to know the past but not the future. This is changing...Time is a corporate asset now. It belongs to the free market system." - Vija Kinski
"Art is not a recreation, a consolation, a pastime, a business (though it is all these things); it is the stone on which your knife is sharpened." - David Thomson
So yeah. Better not to think too much about these things. Bought myself a SNES usb gamepad the other day ^^
Intriguing talk about go, poker and game design. Must watch!
Lastly, a truly awesome read: In Search Of Mystery In Videogames. This article is pure gold. Seriously, read it.