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Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs : A Low Culture Manifesto by Chuck Klosterman

By Chuck Klosterman

From the child who introduced you Fargo Rock City -- the 1st booklet in historical past to garner the compliment of Stephen King, David Byrne, Donna Gaines, Sebastian Bach, Jonathan Lethem, and Rivers Cuomo -- comes Sex, medications, and Cocoa Puffs -- the 1st publication in historical past to ascertain breakfast cereal, truth tv, tribute bands, net porn, serial killers, and the Dixie Chicks.
numerous writers and artists have spoken for a iteration, yet not anyone has performed it particularly like Chuck Klosterman -- with an exhaustive wisdom of pop culture and a probably easy skill to spin wonderful prose out of not going material. no matter if deconstructing Saved via the Bell episodes or the inventive legacy of Billy Joel, the symbolic value of The Empire moves Back or the Celtics/Lakers contention of the Eighties, Chuck will make you're thinking that, he'll make you snort, and he'll force you insane -- frequently by surprise.
Sex, medications, and Cocoa Puffs is ostensibly approximately video clips, activities, tv, song, books, games, and kittens...but, relatively, it's approximately us. we all. As Klosterman realizes overdue at evening, within the second ahead of he falls asleep, "In and of itself, not anything quite issues. What issues is that not anything is ever 'in and of itself.'"

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For instance, we often think that it's good that evildoers suffer. We think that it's good that people get what they deserve, and vicious people deserve pain (or suffering). Because virtuous persons love good things, they may love to see a vicious per­ son in pain-a virtuous person can actually want a vicious one to suffer, and be pleased when he does suffer. And if wanting someone to suffer or being pleased that someone is suffering is the same thing as hating him, virtuous people can hate. Batman is just such a case.

Twenty-five thousand people waited over five days to be rescued from the Superdome; National Guard troops turned people away from refuges in those later days; hotels turned people out onto the streets; and the sheriff of Jefferson Parish closed the greater New Orleans Bridge to refugees, emphasizing that the suburbs would not fall into the chaos. 7 It is also noteworthy that one of the first institutions to be restored in the first week was a makeshift jail. Hobbes's "state of nature" seemed to be alive and well.

It is a long road to the city's healing, to a restoration of the law and order that existed before the earthquake. Batman's ultimate goal is this reestablishment of order; thus, it is extremely important that he reconcile with Jim Gordon, who previously distanced himself from Batman, feeling betrayed by the Batman's absence those first months. Batman's ongoing relationship with Jim Gordon emphasizes that he is not an isolated vigilante, a law unto himself. He seeks to uphold social justice, and to that end he works closely with Jim Gordon and is also more in tune with the GCPD than at odds with it.

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