Monday, 25 January 2010

'To pick a card that shows your heart and your pride'

Can anything more directly sum up the Noughties cultural stagnation than this? 'Earnest' mewling, U2 ubiquity and all the post-Live Aid paradigm. Guitars in hand, preaching a false togetherness. Today is the first time I've seen this, and it is a sickening - and grimly amusing - spectacle. This symbolises, on so many levels, the void that we have inhabited (and continue to).

Who on earth was this pawn employee who decided to do this; the delusions of Capitalist Realism writ large.

And who can guess what happened to this merged company two years down the line?

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