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Quick Hits — May 25, 2007

Pre-holiday catching-up-with-the-blogs edition, carefully selected for easy beach reading.

Have a good weekend, kids. And stay off my damn lawn!

cpd

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In Search of Futures Past

“We live in an age of anxiety, a time of stress, and with all our sophistication, we are the victims of our own technological strength. We are the victims of shock…of future shock.”

Start with: a base of early ’70s technological/apocalyptic thought. Season with: wacky synth tracks. Drop in: a healthy funk bassline and a sense of dread. Serve with: a side order of social disruption and ennui. What do you get? Future Shock!

Yes, this little cultural nugget gathers all our favorites into one earth-toned package: Social anxiety! Creepy talking dolls! Orson Welles! ROBOTS! Sheer genius! Check out the first ten minutes:

Via Reel Pop.

cpd

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