Time marches on. I've got no use for nostalgia. Check that. I've got the proper use for nostalgia, I hope. But I get tired of old thinkers. I like to acknowledge what was good in the framework of what was possible at the time. And when you look at what's going on, right now, it's much harder to determine what's Good and what's Bad and what just comes under the heading of What's Possible. That's why everybody's always Monday morning quarterbacking people like George Washington or Thomas Jefferson. It's easier when you're in the stands and not on the field. "That's not the way I would have founded the most successful political entity ever to exist on the face of the earth, by beating the then current greatest political entity on the face of the earth. You're doing it all wrong, George and Tommy. My mother's basement or my rent controlled apartment gives me the perspective you two so obviously sorely lacked."
I'm not buying.
These new technologies are a fact, and must be dealt with. If you haven't picked up on it by my endless fascination with YouTube here, I'll tell you straight out: I'm fascinated with YouTube. It's the most democratic of mediums. There's lots of chaff, but what the hell, the things it competes with, in my humble opinion, are getting to be all chaff. I've seen plenty of YouTube. I haven't seen television since the Superbowl.
Look what you can find on YouTube. You can find...jaysus! That's my nephew!:
And look what you can find on MySpace. You can find... jaysus! That's my friend Steve's son and his friends, who might as well be my nephew. And look, he's stolen my little story of his first paying gig and posted it on MySpace without asking. Why, I'd sue, if I wasn't dumb enough to be flattered by their interest in it. Make sure and click on D'yer Mak'er. It's better than the original. And yes, that's them playing the Fox Sports Theme when you open the page. They're really good
Our children. Better than the... ahem... Originals. Yeah baby! Yeah!