Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Kitsch in the Blogosphere

I've been meaning to write something related to this Kundera quote pulled by Matthew Duss.

Kitsch causes two tears to flow in quick succession. The first tear says: How nice to see children running on the grass. The second tear says: How nice to be moved, together with all mankind, by children running on the grass! The second tear makes kitsch kitsch.

Every now and then there's an eruption of kitsch pressure in the blogosphere. Something's happening and we must all blog about it and gaze at ourselves blogging about it! It's more of a right wing thing - the right wing blogosphere is largely kitsch - but our side does it too at times.