"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Steampunk Palin

This exists. Our first reaction was, "Say what?" While our second reaction was, "Of course!" The Internet is a great seething cauldron of complex meme-molecules combining, re-combining, splitting, morphing. Some mutations are fatal, while others form sub-species, like Hitler Rants or Rickrolling, that show signs of immortality. In our view, steampunk reached its height as a science fiction sub-genre with The Difference Engine, by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. But on the Internet, no popular culture DNA is ever truly lost.


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