“They saw their injured country's woe;
The flaming town, the wasted field;
Then rushed to meet the insulting foe;
They took the spear, - but left the shield.”
Interesting and amusing to see how a brilliant mind completely detached from the "soul" and "essence" of American popular "culture" strives manfully with a straight face to attach profound significance to manifestations that are in fact trivial and profoundly inane. Rather reminiscent of France's bizarre reverence for the work of comedian Jerry Lewis –– a fellow whose slapstick antics I have always found both tedious and singularly unrewarding.
rivial and profoundly inane....and yet which captures the quintessence of post-modernism.
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