Sunday, July 10, 2005

The Stupidest Thing I've Heard in a Documentary Lately... least since the anthropmorphic opening line of "March of the Penguins", which in preview was enough to make me want to never go see it... In the movie "Punk:Attitude", one of the wheezing middle-aged punkers saying "the internet was a very punk idea," by way of ridiculously trying to justify the whole punk thing as having made some sort of difference in society. (The jury is out on that, for sure.) Speaking as a guy who was peripherally involved with both scenes in their middle-early days...the Internet is the opposite if the DIY attitude -- protocols are developed by consensus, detailed implementation, and massive deployment, not alone in your room with a microphone and a Sears silvertone guitar.

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