Youtube, Video, Madonna, Second Life, Google, Myspace, Lost and Ipod. Are you fucking kidding me? Second Life takes the cake of course... people so tuned out of reality and so tuned into their virtual world that they actually need to receive news from the virtual side while ignoring the crumbling world around them. All of these things share a similar trait and that is escapism. The world around you is so utterly terrible that you need to blot it out by whatever means possible. Well guess what? As long as you ignore the problem, it's not going to get any better. Nobody is going to do it for you. Turn off the TV, put down the remote, ignore that bag of fungions, get the fuck up and go out and DO something. Change your world and realize that the hollow surfiet of distraction is not enough. It can be better, if you make it so.