The Peak of Postmodernism?

Good news! This video, posted eight months ago, may represent the peak of postmodernism. It’s a full hour of repetition of a few seconds of a cars.com commercial that is a pastiche, or parody of ’70s funk falsetto. Do you dare listen to the entire hour? It might be necessary to get the whole postmodern thing out of your system.

Here’s what Frederic Jameson said in 1984 (yes, 1984) in his essay “Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism”: “Pastiche is, like parody, the imitation of a peculiar or unique, idiosyncratic style, the wearing of a linguistic mask, speech in a dead language.”

So it’s like, postmodernism, it’s all downhill from here! You’re done!

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  1. Postmodern Period ends December 21st, Mayan Time.
    Posthumanism begins. Set your clocks accordingly.

    To prepare for the restoration of the Universe study Sanskrit.
    This information will not be televised.

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