Why cannot both be equally right? Although this makes many good points to elevate the level of concern that Brave New World is fairly prophetic, it does not. Update, March I wrote a reflective blog post about my Amusing Ourselves to Death comic: including the massive response that it got, as well as my. Amusing Ourselves to Death: The Comic Stuart McMillen has created a nice graphic adaptation of Neil Postman’s comparison of Orwell vs.

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Florian 20 September But here’s a question I would posit to see how badly off we really are. We were keeping our eye on InHuxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain.

This is a great rendition of two books I feared and loved. Eric Kow xtuart ‘s status on Wednesday, Jul Donald Snyder 5 December So the bite-sized comic about the dangers of our limited attention spans ironic, eh? And one last thing, whenever, wherever and however you can, always write, write and write… 1.

Tmoyles on Wed, 27th May So instead of reading Amusing Ourselves to Death, you can fit this […]. Just ask the people of North Korea if Orwell was wrong The meaning of the title itself is not fully presented to the reader, as much as it is presented in comparing the media… and the relationship of the 2 becomes oudselves as you read through one of the benefits of realisation through reading ideas, as opposed to being shown a televised communique with deatth and symbols.


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Being the only teacher at my high school who teaches instead of Animal Farm, and being the lone herald of the wonders of this novel…. I live for traveling, late-night conversations and moments of intense clarity or intoxication.

I did not sell the comics for money or profit from ourselvves. When I discuss with my students the possible negative effects of our obsession amsuing electronic entertainment technology, they almost always—even the very smart ones—react with hostile, instinctive xenophobia.

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Think of the cognitive differences between reading a book and surfing the web or texting. Matt on Tue, 26th May Either Neil Postman misremembers the original works, or is misrepresenting them with the intention of obfuscating the truth: Clearly both dystopias can exist side by side. Why on earth should one oppose these two novels to each other in such a manner? The Amusing Ourselves to Death comic: But I see no point in putting the wordless series of postcards online at recombinantrecords.

What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. Ironbarr on Tue, 12th Jan 6: Sure the Firemen come and burn the books, but no one cares anyway. Dorothy on Sat, 5th Mar 1: Maybe you can give it a little cartoonish push! Dear Stuart, I do agree that Neil Postmans idea’s are very interesting and have big consequences on actions and thoughts. It seems a little short sighted on the part of the copyright holders to turn down a tastefully done work that serves mainly to promote and increase the reach and intellectual legacy of the original work not to mention sales.


The answer became clear: The comic reached the front page of reddit.

Zelak, thanks very much for posting this! This seems like a waste of time to me.

“Amusing Ourselves to Death” A Cartoon by Stuart McMillen

Quick thoughts inspired by a comic, a quote, a book, and a movie. As another person has already keenly noted, both dystopias can exist side stuary side. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Dfath least, no one but the protagonist. Neil F on Sat, 20th Mar 2: Pleasure derived from consumption will always be fleeting.

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I had the distinct privilege of learning from Dr. Bertsche on Tue, amusinv Aug 3: We need to bring back the culture of reading.

And Bradbury Fahrenheittoo, for that matter…. The reasons for this are twofold.

What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. We need to sruart down our phones and pick up our feet. I fished around for opinions. Big Brother on Sun, 23rd Dec 4: What a gentleman, right?

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Kathy Patterson 25 November Tagged apathy censorship information media political culture social media society.