Literary/Aesthetic Cliché-Probes

On America’s Bicentennial, July 4 ’76, I was standing on the top floor of one of the towers of New York City’s World Trade Center viewing the Tall Ships’ Armada sailing up the Hudson River. Over the loudspeaker broadcasting the ebullient ceremonies I heard the interviewer addressMarshall McLuhan with a question about his thoughts on the future of America as it entered its third centennial.

with a question about his thoughts on the future of America as it entered its third centennial.

With no hesitation McLuhan answered:

“In one word, apocalypse.”

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1972-7-2 Paris, France

Meets with Jean Baudrillard, discuss Roman Jacobson Detail

1964-8-31 Paris, France

Rene blows Bob’s mind Detail

1962-7-7 Paris, France

Rene tells Bob to work with McLuhan and use him Detail

1961-5-31 Paris, France

Rene assigns Connie to ECHELON (global surveillance) Detail

1960-12-25 Paris, France

Rene tells Bob he’s maneuvering him on to the Secret Council of Ten Detail

1956-2-8 Paris, France

Rene and Bob discuss Russia’s imminent space venture (Sputnik) Detail

1955-1-4 Paris, France

Rene tells Bob he’s been downsized to Nova Scotia Detail

1953-11-19 Paris, France

Rene has to punish Bob and sends him to New York, NY City Detail

1953-1-2 Paris, France

Rene and Bob discuss support of Herbert W. Armstrong Detail

1953-1-1 Paris, France

Rene and Bob discuss Stalin and Albert Hofmann Detail

1952-5-18 Paris, France

Rene and Bob discuss the drama of cognition, regarding the television camera Detail

1950-12-6 Paris, France

Meets with Prince Anton Turkul Detail

1949-9-1 Paris, France

Rene and Bob discuss the effects of television Detail

1947-4-22 Paris, France

Rene and Bob discuss the effects of the Atomic Bomb Detail

1944-12-19 Ardennes Forest, France

Bob and Connie cross an American military checkpoint Detail

1944-11-28 Paris, France

Bob and Connie discuss their respective lineages Detail

1944-9-8 Paris, France

Rene and Bob discuss meeting Connie (Constance) and Fritz Kraemer Detail

1942-6-3 Paris, France

Rene tells Bob about the drama of cognition, regarding the movie camera Detail

1939-11-22 Paris, France

Meets James Joyce to discuss Finnegans Wake Detail

1939-6-4 Paris, France

Bob’s father, Rene Dobbs, tells Bob that Finnegans Wake is completed Detail

1938-7-10 Paris, France

Meets with Aleister Crowley and flashes on 90’s work environment Detail

1938-2-2 Paris, France

Attends James Joyce’s 56th birthday party Detail

1937-12-26 Paris, France

Dinner with Peggy Guggenheim and meets Samuel Beckett Detail

1936-12-23 Paris, France

Meets W. B. Yeats and flashes on Ralph Duby/David Worcester channeling Cosmic Awareness Detail