Taking an Arrow to the Knee: The True Story of How our Lives Revolve Around the Social MediaSunday, January 15, 2012 By Kevin Roberts
Isn’t it sad that some children associate TV show characters as “friends” rather than real children on the playground? Why is it that most people remember first rule of Fight Club but not their first amendment? Can our lives really be too involved into what the social media promotes? Since the times of bobby socks and leather jackets mainstream society has always deemed what is acceptable from what was perceived on the boob tube. We portray the role of a human guppies waiting for whatever is sociably acceptable so we can become a part in the asinine gang of usual idiots. This gang is a multi-million dollar industry known as the American entertainment. The natural world we physically reside in is revolved around quirky cinematic and television catch phrases as well as violent comedic horse play. It seems like a day doesn’t go by that someone utters the phrases from The Terminator or Party Rock Anthem for all to hear. But why, I ask? Why must Americans mindlessly be controlled by media forces? Are our padawans to weak? Is Lady Gaga’s meat boot on the other foot? More and more each day some person or persons is introduced to a Captain Price, a Howard Cosell or Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”. An over use of all that was deemed funny and catchy in the eighties is now more out dated than Joan Rivers’ use of Botox. Sketches on Saturday Night Live! has become as funny as the Benny Hill Show. Everything in media was fine until recent years. Then it took an arrow to the knee.