Glued to the Set

Mortality meets technology: Caught a few minutes Wed. night of the emergency landing of the JetBlue airliner with twisted landing gear. Discovered this morning that those nifty TV screens in the back of every JetBlue seat came in extra-handy for the passengers, as a means to watch their own imminent deaths on live TV. Glued to the set for the stunning conclusion of TV’s ultimate reality suspense drama. Trying to imagine whether I would have watched if I had been on the plane. It would be hard not to, but like to hope I’d put my mind somewhere more introspective in such a moment. Can only imagine that the spectacle contributed to on-board emotional frenzy.

Music: Brian Eno :: Compact Forest Proposal, Condition 4

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