07 August 2010

Dregs of an Epoch

Or: Misc. abysmal & annoying stuff from the 1990s (a partial inventory)

  • "the End of History"
  • "The Contract With America"
  • Camille Paglia
  • globalism & its cheerleaders
  • the Kate Moss paradigm shift
  • cyber theory
  • pretty much every stripe of academic crit theory, really
  • anything having to do with O.J. Simpson
  • font fetishist illegibility (e.g. Raygun magazine & co.)
  • judgement-free pomo art criticism
  • The publishing explosion of Management Lit. (e.g. Who Moved My Cheese?)
  • "[insert name of city] is the next Seattle"
  • candyman doctors putting everyone I knew on prozac
  • Starbuck's ascendant
  • "happy hardcore"
  • dial-up internet
  • "Lewinskygate"
  • Dennis Rodman
  • Matthew Barney
  • the stfu over-ratedness of Quentin Tarantino
  • the Telecom Act
  • "Friends"
  • identity politics
  • anything "jiggy"

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