from a pitchfork "poptimist" column that i don't care to link to:
"Consumerism makes Miltons of us all."
this from a writer who actually BOASTS about having forgotten all but a single line of Paradise Lost.
listen, Tom Ewing (hopefully he's got a google alert on his own name), consumerism makes us many things: petty, forgetful, arrogant, judgmental, blind to the suffering of others, alienated, furious, etc. but not, i repeat NOT, divinely inspired poets.
by the by, work and this one pretty dame have prevented me from blogging recently. also weed. fortunately nobody cares.
anyway, how's your biblical epic coming along? mine's okay, i guess.