Monday, February 25, 2008

Vulgar And Prurient And Dumb

TV is not vulgar and prurient and dumb because the people who compose the audience are vulgar and dumb. Television is the way it is simply because people tend to be extremely similar in their vulgar and prurient and dumb interests and wildly different in their refined and aesthetic and noble

-- David Foster Wallace, from his essay "E Pluribus Unum", cited in Ubiquity, "End Laptop Serfdom", Espen Andersen, 5 Feb 2008

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