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posted by LaminatorX on Tuesday March 25 2014, @06:44PM   Printer-friendly
from the Ches-ko-ba-tuta-creesta-crenko-ya-kolska! dept.

mechanicjay writes:

While a bit pop-culture and light hearted, it's an indelible part of every geek's soul, so perhaps it's worthy of a front page discussion:

Over at Movie Pilot, Alex Rosenhiem puts forth a compelling argument for preservation of art and of shared cultural experience and why that matters. He couches it in the context of revisionism as applied to the Han/Greedo Cantina scene, long a source of nerd rage, countless arguments and is even it's own meme. The moment is a pivotal one for the development of the Han Solo character, but more importantly Rosenhiem argues that Art, Star Wars included, gives us access to the past and where we were at a certain point in time when we first experienced it.

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  • (Score: 1) by Hawkwind on Tuesday March 25 2014, @11:46PM

    by Hawkwind (3531) on Tuesday March 25 2014, @11:46PM (#21245)

    Your point resonates with me as I was listening to the current cartoon editor of the New Yorker [] yesterday talk about how humor in the New Yorker has changed. A couple years ago I flipped through a New Yorker cartoon book broken out by decades. It was an interesting way to see how humor has changed, and to think about how I reacted to the humor of the various decades.