Thursday, May 07, 2009


Hal Niedzviecki, a Toronto-based author of the book "The Peep Diariesspins the Facebook status update craze. Hilarious.

"There's a certain charm to status updates of 'I'm making soup.' These things have a beauty to them because they're little domestic details of our lives, once upon a time we lived in villages and everybody knew that someone was making soup. Now we live in isolation. If you look at it positively, you say, 'These are ways to alleviate the loneliness and return to a more communal time.' In certain ways you could say that these are anti-narcissistic gestures, they're gestures of community that bring us together."
Ward Sutton's cartoon in the May 11, 09' issue of the New Yorker magazine. More of his work here.

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