“The second American Revolution is under way and Kalle Lasn is one of its Tom .. Think of Culture Jam: The Uncooling of America™ as a rebranding strategy. Summary. According to Kalle Lasn, publisher of Adbusters magazine, culture jamming will become to our era what civil rights was to the ’60s, what feminism was. America is no longer a country but a multimillion-dollar brand, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow “culture jammers”. The founder of Adbusters magazine, Lasn aims .

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They hover in “the gap. On it goes, until our minds become a theater of the absurd, and we become shockproof.

Summaries and Excerpts: Culture jam : the uncooling of America / Kalle Lasn.

Two, perhaps three generations have already become stimulation addicted. The motivational speakers you watched on late-night TV preached that even the most sorry schleppers can achieve their goals if they visualize daily and stay committed. But surely there’s more to the story than that. It’s why we’re bored so much of the time and become compulsive shoppers.

Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Much later I realized I had stumbled on one of the great secrets of modern urban existence: Network executives get very nervous about comedies without the sign- posting of a computer-generated laugh track, which is why such shows are rare.


Nothing is more or less important than anything else. Twenty years later these figures have doubled. The Millennial Moment of Truth.

Culture jam : the uncooling of America

Day and night she jumped in and out of conversations with strangers on one topic or another. Life in this stricken, alien world has incooling so much been silenced as reengineered.

Mood Disorders 7 Yet, most of us remain strangers to “beautiful acts.

Lack of diversity leads to inefficiency and failure. Mass media and the environment.

After graduating you begin to make a little money, and it’s quite seductive. Young reporters who cut their teeth on small-town newspapers invariably swap stories about how they ran into a wall the moment they tried to do real investigative work.

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The laptop computer you picked up last year. One day it dawns on you that, as a family, you’re failing. I still vividly remember their “aw shucks” smiles and the fhe way they pulled chewing gum and Hershey bars from their pockets and handed them out to all us kids.

To “ecopsychologist” Theodore Roszak, our uncoling, oblivious consumption at the expense of the planet is, simply, a sickness — one no less harmful than the disorders catalogued in the Diagnostic and Statis- tical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM IVthe encyclopedia of mod- ern psychiatric complaint.

Its elected officials bow before corporate power as a condition of their survival in office. Then a strange blight crept over the area and everything began to change. The French philosophical movement that inspired the Paris riots predicted what might happen to a society driven by consumer capitalism.


Please enter the message. The atmosphere is quite un-Moonielike. But year after year the big three networks have refused to sell us airtime for our “Buy Nothing Day” announcement. You don’t know how to uncoolinf between the story narrative and the corporate-cultural narrative.

In her book Life on the Screen, American psychoanalyst Sherry Turkle describes one young man, an inveterate webcrawler, who’s a character in six MUDs at the same time.

Didn’t Forrest Gump drink that stuff? The old political battles that have consumed humankind during most uncoling the twentieth century — black versus white, Left versus Right, male versus female — will fade into the background.

We produced the “Autosaurus” TV campaign a takedown of the auto industry involving a rampaging dinosaur made of scrap cars”Obsession Fetish” a critique of the fashion industry featuring a bulimic Kate Moss look-alike”TV Turnoff Week” a yearly campaign 32 Culture Jam encouraging TV abstinence and “Buy Nothing Day” — and all of them were systematically, repeatedly rejected by not only the CBC but by all the North American TV networks, including the big three: