A postscript:

The standard lifespan for a blog clocks in at about two years, and that puts me as falling just below average, which is where I am most comfortable. When I started Gloss in late 2006 it was with the intention of meditating on two conflicting pet theories:

1. Media can only be descriptive of culture, not prescriptive.

2. Television is here to prepare us for the experience of death. Recent depictions of the afterlife in movies and elsewhere show our posthumous consciousness as an extended channel surfing. So what TV resembles most closely is ancient religion. Its function is closer to the pyramids than it is to film, which is oneiric.

Both theories were almost always brushed aside for short-lived buzz memes and political minutiae. I apologize.


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