That's what they used to call it, the more up to date term is the Pre-Gus Blogosphere, not to be confused with the Post-Gus Blogosphere. (Sometimes shortened to B.G.E, A.G.E for Before Gus and After Gus Era)he used to be a famous blogger in the heronbone era as historians have taken to calling it
I suppose this was always a danger given his fixation on mythical pasts and futures.
The position that an epoch occupies in the historical process, can be determined more strikingly from an analysis of its inconspicuous surface-level expressions than from that epoch’s judgements about itself … The surface-level expressions … by virtue of their unconscious nature, provide unmediated access to the fundamental substance of the state of things.
Was he doing it more in the spirit of sifting through popular content to find insights into the zeitgeist, as that quote in @dilbert1 's post suggests, or was he doing as a way to make his theories somewhat more accessible/relatable?Did k-punk ever have any doubts about his filtering things through pop culture? I'm assuming he did, but I don't think I've come across any writing where he directly addresses it.