Media/Materialism

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    This is a media-philosophy mosaic inspired by Videodrome.

    Can we coordinate folk religion with media mechanics and pedestrian prose?

    Ever notice how media grids have inspired all kinds of networking-paranoia themed stories such as The Matrix? Why isn't that considered heresy or censorship-worthy material? Is democracy winning the fight?

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    Krishna (Hindu god of negotiation), Shiva (Hindu god of destruction), and Vishnu (Hindu god of protection) were discussing the metaphysical symbolism of the Yale University men's cross-country team, which was considered very excellent over the period of 10 years (2020-2030). Krishna, Shiva, and Vishnu all loved watching sports on TV and were fans of the Harvard-Yale 'rivalry' in football and rowing. In that time, the Yale cross-country team was considered a beacon of hope for the social prestige in collegiate athletics in the era of reputation-destroying illegal performance-enhancing steroids.

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    KRISHNA: Competitive sports are always cerebral.
    SHIVA: We have to think about steroids...
    VISHNU: I don't think the media is interested in 'politics.'

    KRISHNA: Are you kidding? The media loves government rumors.
    SHIVA: Rumors are one thing, but what about 'strength-enhancements'?
    VISHNU: Kids today love comic books (e.g., Iron Man).

    KRISHNA: Yale is a symbol of intellectual excellence.
    SHIVA: Americans will always appreciate achievement (e.g., Apple Computers).
    VISHNU: Maybe the Yale cross-country team will become representative of purism.

    KRISHNA: There's nothing wrong with clannish behaviors in a media-culture.
    SHIVA: Facebook is impacting how we think about public exposure.
    VISHNU: I love films like Celebrity, Minority Report, and Robots.

    KRISHNA: The Yale cross-country team will become a beacon for American pride.
    SHIVA: America has the best schools (in the world!)...
    VISHNU: Yes, Oxford is nice, but the Ivy League is supreme(!).

    KRISHNA: There is also evil --- e.g., Casino.
    SHIVA: Capitalism fosters gambling, but sports promotes youthfulness.
    VISHNU: What are youth-oriented 'aesthetics' in the Age of Facebook?

    KRISHNA: I like science-fiction stories about human fitness (e.g., The Bionic Man).
    SHIVA: The Yale cross-country team might fail, but we'll want them to pray.
    VISHNU: That's because a network-driven culture creates 'team-oriented' metaphysics.

    KRISHNA: The Wolf of Wall Street (DiCaprio) would suggest the Ivy League is vain!
    SHIVA: There's nothing vain about school-uniforms...
    VISHNU: What about Nazi Germany uniforms?

    KRISHNA: Let's all teach at Yale!
    SHIVA: I want my son to study at Yale (and evade the dragon).
    VISHNU: Kids like watching cross-country and America's Cup races on TV.

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    Krishna, Shiva, and Vishnu concluded that media and traffic-culture promoted a special socio-mental focus on the metaphysical value of team-spirit, school logos/missions, and that's why everyone was so fascinated by the Yale University men's cross-country team at that time. Even American celebrities (e.g., Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks) and social-critics (e.g., Dinesh D'Souza) were interested in using the media 'pulpit' to talk about the battle between vanity and diligence in this age of 'political pornography.' It was a battle between the forces of creativity and piracy. Napster, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Wal-Mart, Amazon.com, and WikiLeaks were signposts of intellectual restlessness. Shiva kept a special collection of blue toy water-pistols in honor of the Yale cross-country team. He called his guns the Admission Diamonds.

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    Was it an academic arena worth fighting for or merely a commerce-and-media hypnotized global world of mindless consumers? Would eco-pollution destroy Earth's carrying-capacity, or would scholars and Idealists create 'pockets' of objective industrialization evaluation? Since censorship is naturally the biggest issue in a media-centric culture, ideas about civilization imploding were becoming intriguing 'vanguard' pedestrian pulp-comic topics/subjects/themes for new age storytellers (e.g., Alex Proyas).

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    Anyways, Krishna, Shiva, and Vishnu cared greatly now about their divine offspring being admitted into Yale University and them taking on human disguise-forms to visit Yale as guest-lecturers. Krishna gave a lecture titled Capitalism: Cinema. Shiva gave a lecture titled Censorship: Calvinism. Vishnu gave a lecture titled Media: Witchcraft. This was the real new word --- a world of gossip. Was it legal?

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