Wow. Time really does fly. If I didn't know better, I'd personally swear that it was still 1997 if I didn't vaguely remember celebrating a new millennium popping up at some point in the not so distant past. So, maybe it's 2002?
Anyway, enough about my inability to keep track of what year it is. What can we expect to see in the years ahead? Do we expect Obama to be re-elected? Do we expect actual progress, whether in regards to the current healthcare bill actually changing things for the better, or in terms of greater acceptance of different sexualities? Do we expect the economy to finally become stable again? And do we expect more one-man terrorist attacks like the Fort Hood shooter and this recent failed attempt by a Nigerian man on an airplane? And do we expect the internet to take an even greater role in our current society, while popular culture at large becomes ever more banal and inane?
I don't know what I personally think about any of that. Except for popular culture. I know in my hear tof hearts that popular culture will never become more banal or inane than it is right now. This is because it is simply not possible, as there is no conceivable way to churn out more prettied-up, unoriginal and essentially meaningless drivel than we are currently being subjected to. And you better goddamn hope that I am right about that one, because I simply cannot imagine the horrors that will need to be unleashed to make things worse.
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