For Buffy Neophytes and Fans

Paul Henry Rosenberg rad at
Thu Feb 25 14:00:28 PST 1999

Doug Henwood wrote:

> I don't remember the exact numbers, but the average American watches 4-8
> hours of TV a day, and something like 98% of U.S. households (including
> around 90% of poor households) have TVs. It's the way most people get their
> news. It's a major way fashion and popular culture are disseminated.
> Phrases from ads enter the language, and ads themselves do a lot to
> fetishize the commodity. As the old man said, when an ideology grips the
> mind of the masses it becomes a material force, and TV has a lot to do with
> the process. This all seems painfully obvious to me - am I missing
> something?

Your Adorno chip, perhaps?

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