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August 27, 2007

Some New Pleasures

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

I've been enjoying exploring the websites of some recent visitors to 2Blowhards: Matt Thorn, a cultural anthropologist living in Japan with an interest in manga (Matt certainly deserves an award for "best job title" -- he's an "Associate Professor in the School of Manga Production at Kyoto Seika University"); Rod McKie, an accomplished and very funny cartoonist who has had work in Punch, Playboy, and the Nation Lampoon; and Jonathan Schnapp, a student with a gifted eye and a lively mind who's studying art at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Jonathan's blog led me to something I should have known about before, given my interest (however amateurish) in neuroaesthetics, namely Jon Bardin's fascinating The Third Culture, a blog devoted to neuroscience and the arts.



posted by Michael at August 27, 2007


I suspect that manga and anime are Pearl Harbor II. The Japanese are using them as a sneaky method
of world conquest by taking over our brains..

"Brains.. brains.." the zombie muttered....

Posted by: Adriana on August 27, 2007 5:47 PM


I'm honored to get mentioned in a post here. Thank you so much for the kind words and the kind page views.

(Wait... can page views even be mean?)

Posted by: Jon on August 27, 2007 6:48 PM

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