7/16/2006
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Thinking about market society as depicted by the Acme Corporation. None of the products can ever capture the Road Runner. But her only option is escape. Why doesn't the Road Runner go right to the source, a direct attack on the supplier of goods, etc? Wile E. Coyote as disenchanted consumer who still comes back for more.

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Blogger Anne Boyer said ... (7:02 AM) : 

yes, good point.

 

Blogger tmorange said ... (10:01 AM) : 

kap,

if acme's products worked then it would no longer have a reason to stay in business. wile e coyote is the consummate capitalist dupe. roadrunner is the autonmous individualist who exists on some level outside this system of exchange. (lines of flight indeed!) like the hitchcock mcguffin for zizek or poe's purloined letter for lacan, roadrunner is a distraction designed to draw your attention away from where the action really is, namely coyote's fruitless perpetual struggle.

t.

 

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