Friday, June 06, 2008
Strangely disturbing this. Removing Garfield from the trips turns them into potent documents of contemporary anomie. Possibilities proliferate. Remove Bart from The Simpsons and you have Homer strangling air. Take Jon Snow out of Channel 4 News and the show keeps cutting back to the bleak spectacle of an empty desk. Metaphors made by removal - it feels like a breakthrough.
Posted by Bryan Appleyard at 5:15 am