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Marshall Mcluhan & Harley Parker 1963 - Picnic in space

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14:10 “The paradox is the touch does not unite but separate and so as people become more involved in each other the more distance they feel the need of between themselves.”

08:50 “You know, all this genius stuff and so on is rather useless categorizing. There are people who just have to notice what's going around them. Why the hell call them geniuses? They're awake. Most people rather sleep it out. You know, normal people in normal situations tend to black out nearly the whole thing in the interests of comfort. Ordinary perceptions are deliberately deadened to permit life to be bearable.”

04:05 “In order to make anything noticeable you have to yank it out of its original context.”