On one hand Centers’ 24 yards per game average and 1 touchdown in the playoffs is well under his regular season statistical output. On the other hand, he has a Super Bowl ring and his performance and timely play was crucial to the New England Patriots success. I feel like Centers’ post season career is more positive than negative, but there are certainly gaps and no big time statistics..
It’s a thrilling year to watch. The United States Winter Olympics delegation will have the greatest number of out LGBTQ athletes since it first started competing in 1896. While Pyeongchang isn’t expected to have as many out athletes as Rio in 2016, which had the highest number on record, there are still so many LGBTQ heartthrobs sorry, um, talented athletes worth celebrating.
I was about 14 years old and cutting the grass with a push lawnmower. We were frugal people so when the automatic shut off safety release bar broke on the mower, my dad jimmied it up to work as an on/off suicide switch directly on the engine. That worked great until I was cutting grass alone and walked on top of what we now know is the old well on the property.
Recently, a great deal of excitement has been generated by the after thought decision of the BRIC countries to allow South Africa to join this new association. After peeling the propaganda of our politicians off, an ugly core remains: that, other than the smiles of President Zuma when pictures are taken, there is little that South Africa will gain. Instead, our tax payers will have to pay for government officials globe trotting to attend jamborees..
In decided contrast to such perspectives, I wish to propose in this paper that media theory might be conceptualized instead as an antidote to this incessant becoming, reframing its congenital incapacity to keep speed with its objects of study as a virtue rather than a fault. At a time when media architectures are driven primarily by a ceaseless process of accumulation and recycling of information that breaks down any barrier between the past and the present, dynamically generating new content on the basis of its ever expanding archives, I will argue that an important alternative model for considering the historical concerns of media is proffered in the discrete past qua past afforded to us through the measured (but not at all stagnant) pace of theoretical cogitation. The media theorist, I propose, might be understood as Nietzsche once understood the philosopher: as a ‘brakeshoe on the wheel of time’..