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October 13, 2010

Bart, Banksy, the Cultural Industrial Complex

Fox/Simpsons

Two questions:

1. Why is it that cartoonists, artists, and comedians are offering more insightful commentary on the American condition than cable and network news?

2. Although Banksy’s self-parodying Simpsons opening is targeted at outsourcing U.S. production to Asia, how much is this dark sequence a reflection on the American psyche?

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