O Brave New World

In 1854, Henry David Thoreau said that most people “lead lives of quiet desperation”.

Today that is no longer true. Thanks to blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and reality television, our desperation just keeps getting louder.


  1. What??!? I can’t hear you, I have facebook open.

  2. now im weeping

  3. Arrggghhh I hate “reality tv.” This is where celebrity status comes from! Do we really care about Jon and Kate? Not me. I have to admit I’m a facebook fan, because it’s connected me with people I otherwise wouldn’t get to communicate with.

  4. Speaking of quiet desperation, people over at Infinite Summer are going crazy waiting for news of what’s happening with Dracula long-since concluded! I’m scared that if we don’t hear soon I may end up doing something homicidal…

  5. What happened to NAMOBLOPO?

  6. Then “Henry David Thoreau (born David Henry Thoreau; July 12, 1817– May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, philosopher, and leading transcendentalist.”

    and now “Henry David Thoreau is an active blogger.”

  7. the WiFi at Walden Pond is very spotty….

  8. I just wanted to echo everyone else who said it on other posts that it was nice to have you back in the “blogosphere” for a little while. You’ve definitely been missed.

  9. Also the irony of the above comment being on this post was rather unintentional, but probably fitting nonetheless.

    Everyone loves witnessing the desperation of others.

  10. That’s pretty profound an observation, and on a blog, no less! Have you been eating fish heads lately? (allegedly rich in http://google.com/search?q=phosphorus).

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