Monday, April 14th, 2014
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Oh, Great, Sincerity's Back

"David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture"

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KarenUhOh (#19)

It's not irony's fault that it sells; that it was, is, and will remain, deployed wisely, a vital rhetorical weapon; and that, with such understanding, it became co-opted and marketed until it became a tiresome device. Commerce will do that to anything that works.

Ironically, when it retreats into the background, we'll long for its return, even as we wink at its flaws.

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