Goodbye Borders 7/22/11
Liquidation!!! As the EMPIRE crumbles yet another bookstore/music store/media store gone! The subtle corporate-fascist censorship continues at an alarming rate! Yes, Borders was an "evil" corporation but they sold Howard Zinn and Chris Hedges and Chomsky along with the right wing dregs. At the bookstore
open a book see what it's like. See if it's readable or interesting. Never pay full price with coupons and Borders Bux. Get the latest from David Weber; the damn library would never give me enough time to finish reading it. Browse the art magazines and the UK music magazines. In their hey-day get obscure prog rock albums, especially after Tower closed (another tragedy!)
Borders, Teacher Appreciation Week, back in the day, was always a treat! 20% off of everything! Osprey weapons books and obscure WWII books on aircraft and weapons and Blitzkrieg. Railroad books and beautiful photography books. Bargain priced Science books about mammals and reptiles and amphibians and minerals. The idiot pundits all say; good riddance
it's about time: E-Books and E-Readers and INTERNETS are the thing of the new! It's a post-post modern world of Amazon.com and streaming literature into your I-PAD. I don't give a shit! I don't need more elecktricity to read a goddamn book! Bite my shiny metal APPS!!!
A beautiful book, creamy bound paper about the history of "Civilization" or critique of such
gorgeous pictures and the art of mankind at your fingertips. What happens when our so-called culture collapses and we can't access our cheap energy, and elecktrcity becomes luxury for the 1%-ers in their gated fortress burb-claves?
Censorship, I hate it in its many forms. But our era of liquid modernity and false gods makes it so much easier. In 1986 Compact Discs another (now) obsolete technology was starting to come into common use
goodbye vinyl LPs (I realize that there is a devoted indie following of this format (myself included), but this is not the norm)
how many albums never made it to CD or are out of print on CD today? I can think off-hand of the first three Journey Albums; they were mostly instrumental guitar and keyboard driven jazz rock fusion (very un-cool!) but they were awesome! The jammed! They had energy! They had instrumental integrity! Journey before Steve Perry moved in and they became the million-selling hit AOR sensations of wimpy ballads and high energy generic stadium rock songs (some better than others, I admit).
Censorship, how much artistic content on CDs, LPs, Videos (remember those), DVDS, and now Blu-Rays will be lost because the EVIL free-Market doesn't deem it profitable enough? Download your Justin Beaver, Molly and the Robot, and Kandyey West into your I-Poop
Stream your Action-Romantic-Chick-Flick-Superhero-Komedy right of a Red-Box-Net-Flix and into your HD monstrosity. Watch the Football and the Baseball and the Hoop Ball and the Hockey Ball because you don't need a stupid old bookstore/music store/media store anymore.
Bread and Circuses as the Empire Crumbles
Literacy need not apply.