Understanding our escape into “Reality”

Gaming and entertainment TV are two media juggernauts that are traditionally seen as forms of escapism – ways we get to “take a break” from the real world.  So with the demand for “authenticity” in all its gritty glory, the question seems to be – why are audiences using what has traditionally been the greatest means of escapism, to go back to… reality? What’s that about? … Continue reading Understanding our escape into “Reality”

The joys of dealing with shaved monkeys

I just experienced the joy that is the post office. It’s a different dimension which never fails to disappoint. You can’t make this up – but they were out of letters and stamps. Perhaps it was just a red-painted building for homeless people who like to sit behind glass and stare at us like broiled vegetables. I had to mail my license and frankly I … Continue reading The joys of dealing with shaved monkeys