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Jul 4, 2006

Because I worry that Haloscan may implode before blogger does, I feel compelled to preserve SteveG‘s comment on Patrick’s ode to his HDTV for digital posterity:

It may be a non-standard interpretation, but there are some scholars who consider “alienation from oneself as a species being” to be a mistranslation of “not getting decent reception on channel sechs oder acht.” Of course, Marx was writing back in the times when they had rabbit ears…

Happy independence day!

(I watched the fireworks via rabbit-ear powered NTSC)

(For five minutes)

(Then I played Katamari Damarcy)

(A Japanese game)

(About rolling everything in sight into a ball)

(There’s an ironic metaphor in their somewhere….)

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.