Thursday, January 26, 2006

Maggot Rave

Attendants wiggle festively within the rotted-out disco carcass. Writhing to the dying beat of Relational Dialectics while throbbing walls of carrion ironically frame a new paradigm of Symbolic Interaction. A veritable “birth of death,” if you will.

How has it come to this?

Theories abound, and people grasp at them like straws at a coke party. Sure, sure -- all the dancing, rocking and other artistic hedonizing has always been a means to an end, in the Meat Market of Social Penetration Theory.

But when the very “means” themselves are a devalued form of cultural capital in the red, the charade of creativity as segue-into-your-pants is stripped bone-clean.

And what next?

Burning Man, anyone?