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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2008-6-22 Maui, HI, U.S.A.

BuzzCoastin posts his first video featuring Bob titled “McLuhan & Dobbs, et al – All Directions @ Once” YouTube

2008-3-23 New York, NY, U.S.A.

Exegesis of Bob Dobbs’ “Tiny Note” chart with Scott Norris: McLuhan Quadrant

2007-12-28 Venice, CA, U.S.A.

Bob reviews the film “McLuhan Way: In Search of Truth” with Scott Norris and Gerry Fialka at the Fialka residence

2005-3-8 New York, NY, U.S.A.

Phones Walter Bowart, discuss Marshal McLuhan and UFOs

2004-10-25 New York, NY, U.S.A.

Bob writes “McLuhan and Holeopathic Quadrophrenia”

2004-10-12 Toronto, ON, Canada

Bob presents “McLuhan and the Future of ESP” at the Drake Hotel as part of the first “McLuhan International Festival of the Future”

2004-10-10 Toronto, ON, Canada

Bob Dobbs, Bob Marshall, and BonEcho meet Steve Reimer (who created the timeline you are looking at now) at a gallery during the first “McLuhan International Festival of the Future”

2003-11-24 Toronto, ON, Canada

Presentation at The McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, hosted by Michael Edmunds, at the University of Toronto

1998-3-28 New York, NY, U.S.A.

Bob explains McLuhan at the “Legacy of McLuhan Symposium” in the Lincoln Center, Manhattan, sponsored by Fordham University MP3

1996-7-28 Venice, CA, U.S.A.

Gerry Fialka Video: Bob’s morning routine and some discussion before a car ride

1995-8-1-1 Venice, CA, U.S.A.

Gerry Fialka Video: Bob on McLuhan and a jam at the Fialka residence Video (MP4): Bob_13_95–McLuhan/Jam at Gerry’s

1984-11-19 Toronto, ON, Canada

Bob Marshall presents a special program on Marshall McLuhan with Nelson Thall on “Word of Mouth” hosted by Chris Twomey MP3

1975-5-20 Toronto, ON, Canada

Steve meets with Marshall McLuhan Detail

1974-7-31 Toronto, ON, Canada

Meets with Marshall McLuhan Detail

1974-3-8 Dartmouth, NS, Canada

Meets with Steve, discuss Marshall McLuhan Detail

1969-12-21 Seattle, WA, U.S.A.

Meets with David Worcester, asks Cosmic Awareness about Frank Zappa, Marshall McLuhan, and Buckminster Fuller Detail

1968-9-22 Toronto, ON, Canada

Meets with Marshall McLuhan Detail

1967-6-18 New York, NY, U.S.A.

Marshall McLuhan, Frank Zappa, Mae Brussell, Garrett Deane, Herbert W. Armstrong, Lyndon Larouche, Dr. Peter Beter, and Bob and Connie Dobbs discuss the talk by Jiddu Krishnamurti Detail

1967-6-18 New York, NY, U.S.A.

Marshall McLuhan, Frank Zappa, Mae Brussell, Garrett Deane, Herbert W. Armstrong, Lyndon Larouche, Dr. Peter Beter, and Bob and Connie Dobbs attend a talk by Jiddu Krishnamurti Detail

1967-5-2 Toronto, ON, Canada

Meets with Marshall McLuhan Detail

1965-2-18 Toronto, ON, Canada

Meets with Marshall McLuhan Detail

1962-7-21 Toronto, ON, Canada

Meets with Marshall McLuhan Detail

1962-7-7 Paris, France

Rene tells Bob to work with McLuhan and use him Detail

1960-6-29 Toronto, ON, U.S.A.

Meets with Marshall McLuhan, discuss Sputnik and J.C. Carothers Detail