The Complete History Of Art References In The Simpsons

The Complete History Of Art References In The Simpsons

"I’m really scared for my generation, you know. The thing that scares me most is Tumblr. I hate what Tumblr has become. Because it like, it reminds me of those clique-y girls in high school that used to make fun of everyone else and define what was cool, but in five years, when you all graduate, that shit doesn’t matter. No one gives a fuck about that shit. Instead of kids going out and making their own moments, they’re just taking these images and living vicariously through other people’s moments. It just kills me. Then you’ll meet them and they’re just the biggest turkey in the world. They don’t actually embody any of those things. They just emulate. It’s scary man, simulation life that we’re living. It scares me."

-Drake Graham

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the effect of social networking, and I think Drake gets it exactly right. I think so much of our culture, for those of us under 30, is defined or influenced by the internet. For instance, this new crop of fashion bloggers landing deals and massive popularity off of their daddy’s credit cards is quite interesting isn’t it? It’s because of an audience Tumblr has allowed these people to tap into. I’ve seen it too many times, people trying to create a persona based on the images they reblog. A pair of wingtips here, and pic of Nick Wooster here, and fascination with those who actually embody the lifestyle of their facade.  Too bad the one’s who end up embodying it, are no different than their little followers. They just have access to more funds.

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